Equal Power Amp Design w Discrete Circuitry: The Denon AVR-1513 is equipped with a
5 channel power amplifier rated at 75-watts (into 8-ohms, at 20-20kHz, with
0.08% THD, driving 2 channels) that reproduces high-fidelity sound in surround mode
with equal quality and power for all channels, true to the original sound. The
power amplifier circuit adopts a discrete-circuit configuration that achieves
high-quality surround sound reproduction. To faithfully reproduce the
original surround sound, each of the Denon AVR-1513's five channels are equipped
with its own high-current power amp of equal power. Since these power
amps also use discrete circuits configured with parts strictly selected for
their contribution to high sound quality, rather than with low-cost integrated
circuits (ICs), the surround sound playback is of impeccably high quality.
High-Quality Construction: The Denon AVR-1513 offers a
minimum signal path design and direct mechanical ground construction, with
independent power supplies for high-quality sound.
- Minimum Signal Path Design: The simple & straight design
concept has been thoroughly implemented in the signal paths to contribute to clean
audio and video playback. Signal paths are as short as possible to keep signal
degradation in the audio and video circuitry to a minimum.
- Direct Mechanical Ground Construction: Vibration-resistant
construction has been used to suppress the adverse influences of vibration on
sound quality. The power transformers, a source of vibration, have been securely
mounted on the high rigid bottom chassis. Direct mounting of cast-iron feet to
the radiator in near proximity to each other serves to suppress mutual vibration
with the power transformers and other sources of vibration.
- Independent Power Supplies: The Denon AVR-1513 employs
independent stable power supplies
for high-quality sound and picture playback.
24-bit/192-kHz DACs: This receiver is equipped with AKM
Semiconductor 24-bit/192-kHz (AK4358VQ) DACs to decode and playback
high-resolution recordings with less jitter and clearer sound.
32-Bit Processing DSP: The Denon AVR1513 is equipped with a
Crystal Logic 32-bit DSP (CS497024) for powerful and highly accurate surround
Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Denon AVR-3313CI AV
receiver supports the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro
Logic) decoding formats.
- Dolby Digital:
Dolby, Digital EX,
Dolby Digital Plus,
DTS-HD Master Audio,
DTS-HD High Resolution,
DTS Neo: 6
- Dolby Pro Logic:
Dolby Pro Logic II
Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be
selected if your audio source is connected to the AV receiver via a digital
audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). Even though the AV receiver
will decode 7.1channel surround sound (via HDMI), it will only output 5.1ch
surround, because it lacks Surround Back channel speaker outputs.
Surround Parameters: You can adjust the following surround
- Dolby Pro Logic II Music Settings: While listening in
the Dolby Pro Logic II Music format, there are three further enhancements
you can adjust:
- Panorama: Broadens the front stereo image to the
surround speakers to provide a wraparound effect, especially effective
when there is limited output from the surround channels, panorama can be
turned on/off in the menu.
- Dimension: Allows you to move the sound field
forward or backward.
- Center Width: Allows you to adjust the width of the
- Center Image: In the Neo:6 Music mode, the Center Image
feature adjusts the output of the left and right channels relative to the
center channel, allowing you to make the center channel more or less
dominant as needed. This improves the image of the center channel,
especially when the listener is off-center. Adjustment varies from 5
(nothing subtracted from the L/R channels) to 0 (L/R channel output is cut
Denon Original Listening Modes: Denon's Original Listening
Modes, combined with Dolby Digital/DTS/Dolby Pro Logic processing, produce more
realistic, powerful sound effects for your movie and music sound tracks based on
the type of content and your home theater setup. You can choose from the
- Rock Arena: For rock and popular music sources, this
mode surrounds you with reflected sound of the kind you would hear at a live
- Jazz Club: This mode recreates the atmosphere of a live
house where the ceiling is low and you are enveloped with rich doses of
- Matrix: With this mode, you can add rich reflected
sound to 2-channel stereo music sources where reflected sound is normally
- Video Game: This mode is suited for achieving surround
sound with video games..
- Mono Movie: This mode is used when you listen to
recorded monaural sound sources such as AM radio broadcasts or news programs
from the center speaker.
- Virtual: Enjoy surround effects using only the front
speakers or set of headphones.
- Multichannel Stereo: Left and right stereo channels are
distributed to all the speakers so that stereo sound can be heard from all
directions at any listening position.
Direct Listening Modes: The Denon AVR-3313CI offers two
Direct Listening Modes which bypass the receiver's tone & DSP processing for
higher sound quality performance. Direct Mode provides playback of 2ch or
Multichannel audio in its original form, without any surround or tone
processing. Pure Direct Mode goes a step further by turning off the receiver's
display and analog video circuitry to minimize the possibility of any noised
being added to the audio signal.
Speaker Setup: You can setup your speaker system manually using
the receiver's on-screen menu.
- Speaker Configuration:
Select speaker configuration and size (large/small/none), as well as
- Bass Setting: Set
subwoofer and LFE signal range playback (LFE/LFE+Main).
- Distance: Set distance (0-60') from
listening position to speakers.
- Channel Level: Set the volume (+/-12dB) of the
test tone to be the same when it is output from each speaker.
- Crossover Frequency: Set the maximum frequency
(40/60/80/90/100/110/120/150/200/250Hz) of the bass signal output from each
channel to the subwoofer.
Tone Settings: You can independently adjust the system's
overall Bass and Treble settings from -6 to +6 dB. You can also fade the sound
from front to rear, or vice-versa.
Restorer: Compressed audio formats such as MP3, WMA (Windows Media Audio), and MPEG-4 AAC
reduce the amount of data by eliminating signal components that are hard for the
human ear to hear. The Restorer function generates the signals eliminated upon
compression, restoring the sound to conditions near those of the original sound
before compression. It also corrects the sense of volume of the bass to obtain
richer sound with compressed audio signals.
Dynamic Range Compression (DRC): Motion picture soundtracks
have tremendous dynamic range (the contrast between very soft and very loud
sounds). For listening late at night, or whenever the maximum sound level is
lower than usual, Compressing the dynamic range allows you to hear all of the
sounds in the soundtrack with reduced dynamic range. DRC works when playing
program sources recorded in Dolby Digital or DTS.
Night Mode: The Night Mode optimizes sound for late night listening.
This function can be set to Low, Mid, High, or Off.
Source Level: This function adjusts the playback level of
the currently selected input source's audio input. Use this feature if there are
differences in the input volume levels between different sources. You can correct
the playback level of the audio input from -12 to +12dB.
- Volume Scale: You can
choose to display an Absolute volume scale (0-98) or Relative volume scale
(-79.5 to 18dB).
- Volume Limit: You can set a
maximum volume level of 0, -10, or -20 dB to limit the receiver's total volume
- Turn-On Volume: You can define the volume setting that is active
when the power is turned on (0, 1-98, -79 to +18dB, or Last)
- Mute Level: You can set the amount of attenuation for the audio muting circuit; -40dB
or -20dB below current volume, or full mute (sound turned off entirely).
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Denon AV receiver offers a variety
of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
- Assignable Digital Inputs: The AVR-1513 features an
optical digital (Toslink) input and a coaxial digital input. Each input
can be assigned to any of the different input sources except
- Speaker Terminals: The receiver has spring-clip terminals
for all speaker connections. The spring-clip terminals can accept bare wire and
pin connectors. The receiver will accept speaker impedances of 6 to 16-ohm.
- Headphones: When headphones are plugged into the full-size
1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically muted.
- Aux Input: The AVR-1513 is fitted with a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary
input to connect your external portable audio device, such as your MP3 player.
AM/FM Tuner: The Denon AV receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner
with 56 station auto-preset memory tuning. You can also set your presets
HDMI (v1.4): With four HDMI v1.4 inputs (3 rear/1 front),
the AVR-1513 allows you to route multiple high-definition devices, like game
consoles and Blu-ray players, to your TV. It also allows you to connect all of
your devices to your TV with a single HDMI cable (via its HDMI monitor output),
reducing cable clutter. The HDMI inputs are assignable to different input
sources. They support HDCP copyright protection and are compatible with 3D
signals, Deep Color, xvYCC technology, and LipSync.
3D Pass-Through: With the advent of 3D media, it is
important to own a receiver that recognizes 3D video signals. The AVR-1513 is
able to pass through 3D signals from your Blu-ray player, ensuring that the 3D
effect doesn't get lost in translation. It also recognizes signals from 3D
television broadcasts. By connecting a 3D-compliant Blu-ray disc player and 3D-compliant TV to the AVR-1513, you will
have a 3D home theater where you can enjoy high-definition sound and video on a
level you've never experienced before.
HDMI Standby Pass-Through: When enabling the HDMI Standby Pass-Through
function, regardless of whether the AV receiver is "On" or in "Standby" both
audio/video streams from an HDMI input will be output to your television, via
the receiver's HDMI monitor output. You can select between three HDMI through
- HDMI Input: Selects the HDMI Input (1-4) for which the
HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is enabled.
- Last: The HDMI Standby-Through function is activated on
the input source selected at the time of setting the AV receiver to the
- Off: The HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is disabled.
Deep Color & x.v.Color Support: The AVR-1513 also supports Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a
larger color range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more
lifelike, vibrant picture
LipSync: If needed, the audio signal can be manually delayed
to match the video signal; adjust from 0-200ms.
Analog Video Inputs: The receiver features two composite video
inputs and one composite video monitor output. You must connect the
receiver to your TV via composite video to view incoming video from the
receiver's composite inputs. There are no component video inputs or outputs.
Video Select Function: You can switch the video input source
on the receiver while listening to a different audio signal.
On-Screen Menu (via HDMI): The AV receiver's on-screen display
provides quick information about your system's settings. You can easily make settings for your home theater system while
viewing menus on the TV screen.
Simple settings are enabled with the setting menus displayed on the TV screen.
When you control the sound volume, the volume level is displayed on the screen,
and when you switch the input source, the name of the input source is displayed. These menu displays can be output to your TV via HDMI.
If you connect the receiver to your television via only composite video, you
will need to use the A/V receiver's front-panel display for menu and source
Front-Panel Display Dimmer: The receiver features 4
display settings for the front-panel LCD window; Bright, Dim, Dark, and Off.
Sleep Timer: This function allows you to automatically set the power
to standby after a predetermined amount of time has passed; set the sleep
timer up to 120 minutes in 10 minute increments.
Personal Memory Plus: For each input, the receiver automatically
memorizes the settings for input mode, surround mode, HDMI output mode, audio delay, etc. When the input source is switched,
the settings last used for that source are automatically recalled. The surround
parameters, tone control settings, and playback levels for the different output
channels are memorized for each surround mode.
iPod/iPhone Connectivity (optional): Using an optional iPod dock
sold separately) you can integrate your iPod/iPhone with the AVR-1513.
You will continue to use your iPod/iPhone to navigate your stored music. The
dock features an S-video output, if you television is equipped with an S-video
input (the receiver has no S-video input/output).
Auto Standby: The unit enters standby mode automatically when no
commands are sent to the unit for the set time (2, 4, or 8 hours). Before it
enters the standby mode, "Auto Standby" is displayed on the front-panel display
of this unit and the on-screen menu.
Protection Circuit: This is a function to prevent damage to components within the power supply when an
abnormality such as an overload, excess voltage, or over-heating occurs. In this
unit, the power indicator blinks and the unit enters standby mode when an
Wireless Remote Control: The AVR-1513 comes with an IR
control that can operate this receiver only. The remote control features
Glow keys so it can easily be used in the dark.
Quick Select: The front panel and main remote both have four
Quick Select buttons. Each button can be programmed with a specific input
source, surround mode, and volume setting for easy recall.