Optional Accessory Devices
5-Channel Equal Power Amplifier: The Denon AVR-1610
features a 5-channel equal power, discrete amplifier. Each channel is rated at
75 watts RMS. The receiver is also equipped with Surround Back/Front Height preamp outputs
for adding surround back or front height speakers to your system, using a separate power
amplifier, so you can enjoy 7.1ch surround or Pro Logic IIz surround. In addition, the AVR-1610 features a
set of "B" speakers, wired in parallel to the receiver's "A" speakers, for
listening to the same audio source in another room.
Robust Power Supply: To
produce a clear, stable power circuit that prevents unwanted noise from
affecting the sound, the Denon AVR-1610 has a dedicated CPU transformer that is
separate from the audio and video circuitry. The AVR-1610 features a powerful
rectifier circuit with 10,000 μF block
capacitors and a bridge diode of 8A capacity to supply stable current with
Digital Signal Processing (DSP):
The Denon AVR-1610 is equipped with a
high-resolution 32-bit floating point Digital Signal Processor (DSP). All
elements of the Surround Processor are optimized to the highest standards by the
use of selected high performance and discrete components, particularly the A/D
and D/A converters and the sophisticated DSP surround decoder.
Minimum Signal Path Design: The "simple & straight" design concept has
been thoroughly implemented in the signal paths to contribute to immaculately
clean audio and video playback. Signal paths are as short as possible to keep
signal degradation in the audio and video circuitry to an absolute minimum.
Direct Mechanical Ground Construction: Vibration-resistant
construction has been used to thoroughly 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
Audyssey: This receiver is equipped with an Auto Setup and MultiEQ function, to
achieve the most ideal sound field for your room.
The AVR-1610's Audyssey MultiEQ
function is designed to optimize the sound quality at each listening position in
the room. The included DM-A409 microphone is used to measure test tones at each
listening position. This measured data is then analyzed using a program to
improve acoustic characteristics in the listening area. For best results at
least 6 positions should be measured, including a main position. The main
position is given more weight in the calculations. The Audyssey EQ offers the
The MultiEQ function offers the following adjustments:
- Audyssey: optimizes the crossover point, output
level, delay time, and equalization of all speakers based on speaker
frequency response, speaker location, and room acoustics
- Audyssey Byp. L/R: optimizes
all speakers except front left and right
- Audyssey Flat: optimize frequency response of all speakers
- Manual: adjusts the tonal quality for each speaker
individually using the manual equalizer settings; adjust from -20 to +6
dB at 63 Hz, 125 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 khz, 4 kHz, 8 kHz, and 16
- Off: turns equalizer off
- Dynamic EQ: Audio engineers mix music and movie
soundtracks at reference levels much louder than typical home listening
levels. At lower volumes the human ear perceives sound differently; voices
change, bass dissipates, and the surround effect becomes less enveloping.
Dynamic EQ adjusts the frequency response curve based on volume to maintain
consistent bass output, octave-to-octave balance, and surround impact,
resulting in rich sound at any volume. You can set the Dynamic EQ to 0, 5,
10, or 15 dB.
- Dynamic Volume: Dynamic Volume addresses the issue of
commercials that are too loud and movie soundtracks with vast differences
between soft and loud passages; the results are more intelligible dialogue,
loud passages maintain impact, and soft whispers are clearly heard. When the
volume level changes, Dynamic EQ also adjusts the frequency response to
maintain sound quality. You can set the Dynamic Volume to Day (low), Evening
(middle), or Midnight (high).
Note: You can also setup your speaker system manually using the
receiver. You can adjust speaker configuration (large/small/none), bass
setting (LFE/LFE+Main), low-pass crossover
(80/90/100/110/120/150/200/250Hz), speaker distance (0-60'), channel level
(-12 to +12dB), and high-pass crossover frequency
Surround Modes: This receiver incorporates a wide variety of surround modes to bring you maximum
enjoyment from your audio and video software. The unit can be set to store the
most recently selected surround mode for each input, so it is automatically
activated each the particular input is chosen. The surround modes include:
- Dolby Digital: Dolby
Digital is a 5.1 multi-channel digital surround format.
- Dolby Digital EX: Dolby
Digital EX is a 6.1 multi-channel digital surround format.
- Dolby TrueHD: Dolby TrueHD is a lossless coding
technology that supports up to 8 channels of multi-channel surround sound
for the next generation optical discs. The reproduced sound is true to the
original source bit-for-bit.
- DTS Digital Surround: DTS Digital Surround is a 5.1
surround sound format used for both commercial/theatrical and consumer grade applications.
- DTS-HD High Resolution: DTS-HD High Resolution Audio is
an improved version of the conventional DTS, DTS-ES and DTS 96/24 signal
formats that is compatible with sampling frequencies of 48 or 96 kHz and up
to 7.1-channels of discrete digital sound. High data bit rate performance
provides high quality sound.
- DTS-HD Master Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio is a lossless
audio format compatible with up to 96 kHz and up to 7.1-channels. The
lossless audio coding technology faithfully reproduces the sound of the
- DTS-ES Extended Surround: DTS-ES features two 6.1 multi-channel formats.
- DTS-ES Discrete 6.1: DTS-ES Discrete 6.1-channel is a 6.1-channel discrete digital audio
format adding a surround back channel to the DTS digital surround sound.
- DTS-ES Matrix 6.1:
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1-channel is a discrete 5.1 channel digital audio format
inserting a surround back channel to the DTS surround sound through
- DTS 96/24: DTS 96/24 is a
digital audio format enabling high sound quality playback in 5.1-channels
with a sampling frequency of 96 kHz and 24 bit quantization of DVD-video.
- DTS Neo:6 Surround: DTS
Neo:6 is a matrix decoding technology for achieving 6.1-channel surround
playback with 2-channel sources. You can choose from two DTS Neo: 6 Surround
formats - Neo: 6 Cinema and Neo: 6 Music.
- Dolby Pro Logic: Center and mono surround information is matrixed
into two stereo channels. When reproduced, audio is decoded and output in 4
channel surround sound.
- Dolby Pro Logic II: Dolby Pro Logic II technology processes any high
quality stereo (two-channel) movie and music audio into five playback
channels of full-bandwidth surround sound. A matrix surround decoding
technology, Dolby Pro Logic II detects the directional cues that occur
naturally in stereo content and uses these elements to create a five-channel
surround sound playback experience. You can choose from Cinema, Music, or Game
formats. You can also choose Dolby Pro
Logic (the earlier 4-channel mode).
- Dolby Pro Logic IIx: Pro Logic IIx expands any existing
stereo- or 5.1-channel audio for a 6.1- or 7.1- channel playback, creating a
seamless, natural surround soundfield that immerses you in the entertainment
experience. You can choose from the following Dolby Pro Logic IIx formats -
Cinema, Music, or Game.
- Dolby Pro Logic IIz: Dolby Pro Logic IIz introduces a
new dimension to home entertainment through the addition of a pair of front
height channels. Compatible with stereo, 5.1ch, and 7.1ch content, Dolby Pro
Logic IIz provides enhances spaciousness, depth, and dimension to movies,
concert video, and videogame playback while maintaining full integrity of
the source mix.
- Combined Surround Modes: The receiver features
several combined modes using existing Dolby and DTS surround modes:
Dolby Digital (Plus) + Dolby Pro
Logic IIx Cinema/Music, Dolby Digital (Plus) + Dolby Pro Logic IIz,
Dolby True HD + Ex, Dolby TrueHD + Dolby Pro Logic IIx Cinema/Music, Dolby
TrueHD + Dolby Pro Logic IIz, DTS (HD) + Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Cinema/Music, DTS (HD) + Dolby Pro Logic IIz, or DTS (HD) + Neo:6.
- Denon Original Surround (DSP) Modes:
The desired surround mode according to the
program source and viewing situation can be selected from among 7 Denon
original surround modes.
- Rock Arena: this mode
is for enjoying the atmosphere of a live concert in an arena
- Jazz Club: this mode
is for enjoying the atmosphere of a live concert in a jazz club
- Mono Movie: this mode
is for playing monaural movie sources with surround sound
- Video Game: this mode
is suited for achieving surround sound with video games
- Matrix: this mode lets
you add a sense of expansion to stereo music sources
- Virtual: this mode is
for enjoying surround effects using only the front speakers or
- 5CH/7CH Stereo: this mode
is for enjoying stereo sound from all speakers
Note: This receiver does not feature Surround Back
and Front Height
speaker outputs; instead it features Surround Back/Front Height preamp outputs. To
listen to 7.1ch, you must connect an external power amplifier to the
receiver's Surround Back preamp outputs to drive your surround back
speakers. To listen to Pro Logic IIz, you must connect an external power
amplifier to the receiver' Front Height preamp outputs to drive your
front height speakers.
Surround Parameters: You can adjust the following surround
- CINEMA EQ (Cinema Equalizer):
The Cinema EQ function gently decreases the level of the extreme high
frequencies, compensating for overly-bright sounding motion picture soundtracks.
Select this function if the sound from the front speakers is too bright. This
function only works in the Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic (including PL II, PL IIx,
PL IIz), and DTS Neo:6 modes.
- Dynamic Range Compression: 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 formats other than DTS.
- LFE: This setting adjusts
the low-frequency effects level (LFE). You can adjust the LFE from -10 to 0
- Center Width: This function assigns the center channel signal to
the front left and right channels for wider sound; select from 0 to 7. This
function only works in the Dolby Pro Logic II and PL IIx modes.
- Center Image: This function assigns a center channel signal
to the front left and right channels for wider sound; adjust from 0.0 to
1.0. This function only works in the DTS Neo:6 mode.
- Panorama: This feature
assigns front left and right signals to surround channels for wider sound, you can turn this feature On or Off.
This function only works in the Dolby Pro Logic II and PL IIx modes.
- Dimension: This settings
shifts the sound image to the front or rear to adjust
playback balance; select from 0 to 6. This function only works in the Dolby
Pro Logic II and PL IIx modes.
- Delay Time: This feature
adjusts the delay time to control the sound stage size. In this menu the delay time is
only adjusted for the Matrix mode.
- Effect Level: This
function adjusts the effect signal level from 1 to 15 when using the Denon
Original Surround Modes.
- Room Size: This feature
allows you to set the size of your acoustic environment when using the Denon
Original Surround Modes; select Small,
Medium small, Medium, Medium large, or Large.
- SB CH Out: This setting selects the playback mode for the surround back
channels; there are separate settings for multi-channel and
Source Level: This function
adjusts the playback level of the currently select 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.
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: This function
restores compressed audio signals to pre-compression form,
correcting the sense of bass and treble volume to obtain a richer sounding playback; select
64, 96, or HQ based on the compression setting of the source material.
Direct Playback: In this mode, this audio signal bypass the tone
adjustment circuitry for higher quality sound.
Auto Lip Sync (Audio Delay):
This feature automatically compensates for the timing shift between the audio
and video of the receiver. If needed, the audio signal can be
manually delayed to match the video signal;
adjust from 0-200ms.
Volume Setting: You can set a
maximum volume level of 0, -10, or -20 dB to limit the receiver's total volume
output. You can also specify a turn-on volume, from -80 to +18dB or Last
(whatever the volume setting when the receiver was turned off).
Adjustment: 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).
Inputs: The AVR-1610 features 2 optical digital (Toslink)
inputs and 1 coaxial digital input. Each input can be assigned to any of
the different input sources except Tuner.
Binding Post Speaker Terminals: All of the receiver's speaker terminals are binding posts.
They are not 5-way binding posts because a plastic collar prevents their use
with spade lugs and they are positioned too far apart to be used with dual
Surround Back Pre-Outputs: The receiver is equipped
with Surround Back preamp outputs for adding surround back speakers to
your system, using a separate power amplifier, so you can enjoy 7.1ch
AM/FM Tuner: The Denon
AVR-1610 features a built-in AM/FM tuner which allows you to preset up to 8
AM/FM stations and 7 different banks (A-G), giving you a total of 56 AM/FM
Back-Up Memory: The unit is equipped with a back-up memory that provides
approximately one week of memory storage when the main unit's power switch is
off and the power cord is disconnected.
Sleep Timer: This function allows you to automatically set the power
to standby after a predetermined amount of time has passed. You can se the sleep
timer to 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
HDMI ver. 1.3a: This
unit has 3 HDMI inputs and 1 HDMI monitor output, version 1.3a. The
receiver's HDMI circuitry allows the receiver to output an HDMI audio
signal from its speaker outputs, headphone out, and HDMI out so you
don't have to run and additional analog or digital cable. The HDMI inputs are assignable to different
input sources. The HDMI jacks support HDCP copyright protection and are
compatible with 30 and 36 bit Deep Color and xvYCC color space technology
(currently no pre-recorded software supports Deep Color or xvYCC).
Analog-to-HDMI Up-Conversion: Analog video input signals (composite,
S-video, component) are converted to digital video signal and transmitted to the
HDMI output port. HDMI digital video signal can only be output through the
receiver's HDMI monitor output.
Component Video Outputs: The receiver features 2 component video
inputs and 1 component video monitor output.
Video Select Function: You can switch the video input source on the
receiver while listening to a different audio signal.
On-Screen Menu: The Denon receiver features an on-screen menu using
either its HDMI, component video, composite video or S-video monitor output.
Plus: For each input, the
receiver automatically memorizes the settings for input mode,
surround mode, HDMI output mode, MultEQ, Dynamic EQ, Dynamic Volume, 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.
Dimmer: The receiver features 4
display brightness settings; Bright, Dim, Dark and Off.
Remote Control (RC-1120): The remote control can operate the receiver as well as other remote
control capable Denon components. It is pre-programmed with
control codes for other brand products; including DVD players, Blu-ray Disc
players, VCRs, TVs, cable boxes, satellite receivers, and CD players.
Quick Select: The front
panel and main remote both have three Quick Select buttons. Each
button can be programmed with a specific input source, surround mode, volume,
and MultEQ, Dynamic EQ, and Dynamic volume settings for easy recall.
HDMI Control: The Denon AVR-1610 can control select external
audio/video components connected via HDMI which supports HDMI control. When you
make an HDMI connection with a TV or player compatible with the AVR-1610's HDMI
control function, you can perform the operations from the AVR-1610's remote
control - Power off, Switching of audio output devices, Switching of audio input
devices, Volume adjustment, and Playback functions.
Optional Accessory Devices
iPod Compatibility: Using an optional
ASD-11R iPod dock, or
ASD-51W iPod/Network adapter dock, you can integrate your iPod with
the AVR-1610. Song titles appear on the receiver's display panel and the iPod
can be controlled using the buttons on the main unit and the remote control.