Network + Tuner Functions
Equal Power Amp Design w Discrete Circuitry: The Denon AVR-1613 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-1613'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-1613 offers a
minimum signal path design and direct mechanical ground construction, with
independent power supplies for high-quality, audiophile-type sound; all in a
vibration resistant chassis.
- 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
- 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-1613 employs
independent stable power supplies for high-quality sound and picture
- Vibration Resistant Construction: Vibration-resistant construction
suppresses the negative influence of vibration on sound quality. Power
transformers are securely mounted on the receiver's solid bottom chassis to
24-bit/192-kHz DACs: This receiver is equipped with
AKM Semiconductor 24-bit/192-kHz (AK4358VQ) DACs on all channels to decode and playback
high-resolution recordings with less jitter and clearer sound.
32-Bit Processing DSP: The Denon AVR1613 is equipped with a
Floating Point 32-bit DSP (ADSP21487) for powerful and highly accurate surround
Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Denon AVR-1613 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 Surround Mode Settings: While listening
in one of the Denon Original Surround Modes, there are three further
enhancements you can adjust:
- Room Size: This feature allows you to set the size
of your desired acoustic environment when using specific Denon Original
Surround Modes; select Small, Medium small, Medium, Medium large, or
- Effect Level: This function adjusts the effect
signal level from 1 to 15 when using specific Denon Original Surround
- Delay Time: This feature adjusts the delay time
(0-300ms) to control the sound stage size.
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.
Audyssey Technology: The AVR-1613 features a full package of
Audyssey audio technologies for optimal sound quality. Audyssey Dynamic Volume
offers real-time volume adjustment, while Audyssey DynamicEQ improves your
system's surround effects during low volume levels. Audyssey MultEQ
automatically sets speakers to suit your room's listening environment and the
- Audyssey MultEQ: Audyssey MultEQ technology helps
create an optimal acoustic profile for your home theater. Using the included
setup microphone, Audyssey MultEQ measures sound levels and adjusts speaker
configuration accordingly, making setup fast and easy. This room acoustic
measuring and correction system analyzes (via the included microphone) the
audio characteristics of your speaker system and your listening environment
at up to 6 measurement points and automatically tailors the sound for top
audio fidelity. You can set the Audyssey MultEQ to one of the following
- 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 Bypass L/R: Optimizes all speakers except
front left and right.
- Audyssey Flat: Optimizes frequency response of all
speakers to flat.
- Manual: Adjusts the tonal quality for each speaker
individually using the manual equalizer settings; 63 Hz, 125 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz, 4 kHz, 8 kHz, and 16
kHz (-20dB to +6dB).
- 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.
- Audyssey Dynamic Volume: Audyssey Dynamic Volume solves
the problem of large variations in volume level between television programs,
commercials, and between the soft and loud passages of movies. 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 heard clearly. 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), Midnight (high), or off.
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
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. You can choose from 4 settings:
- Mode 1 (Restorer 64): Optimized mode for compressed
sources with very weak highs.
- Mode 2 (Restorer 96): Apply suitable bass & treble
boost for all compressed sources.
- Mode 3 (Restored HQ): Optimized mode for compressed
sources with normal highs.
- Off: Does not use Restored function.
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.
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.
Volume Settings: The AVR-1613 offers the following volume
- 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 output.
- 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
Level Adjustments: The AVR-1613 provides the following
- 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.
- Dialogue Level: You can adjust the output level
(+/-12dB) to clarify the dialogue output from the center channel.
- Subwoofer Level: You can set the receiver's subwoofer output
level (+/-12dB) independent from the other speaker levels and system's main
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Denon AV receiver offers a variety
of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
- Assignable Digital Inputs: The AVR-1613 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 binding-post terminals
for all speaker connections. The binding-post terminals can accept bare wire, pin connectors,
and banana plugs. 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.
HDMI (v1.4): With five HDMI v1.4 inputs (4 rear/1 front), the
AVR-1613 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, LipSync,
ARC, and HDMI
3D Pass-Through: With the advent of 3D media, it is
important to own a receiver that recognizes 3D video signals. The AVR-1613 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-1613, 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 function modes.
- 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
ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be
sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable
already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the
need for extra cables connected to your television.
Deep Color & x.v.Color Support: The AVR-1613 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/outputs.
Video Select Function: You can switch the video input source
on the receiver while listening to a different audio signal.
Network + Tuner Functions
Network Connection: The Denon AVR-1613 is equipped with an
Ethernet (RJ-45) port that lets you connect the receiver to your home network
(LAN) and your broadband internet provider. When connected to your home network,
the AVR-1613 lets you listen to Internet radio and a host of other online music
sources from your broadband internet provider, as well as play audio files &
display still images from your computer via its network connection (DLNA 1.5
certified). The AVR-1613 also supports AirPlay that lets you stream your music
library from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or iTunes.
Note: This unit's RJ-45 Ethernet port supports
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX and requires an Ethernet (LAN) category 5 or higher
cable, Router, Modem, and Internet connection.
DLNA 1.5 Certified: The AVR-1613 is DLNA (Digital Living Network
Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7 compliant for audio and photo networking. This means
it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music and still-images (JPEG) stored on
your Windows PC. You can use your PC to play high-bit rate music content through
the A/V receiver and view still-images on your connected TV, or use the
AVR-1613's remote control to browse music & photo files on your hard drive.
The receiver also supports ID3-Tag (ver.2) and META tag information; so song
title, artist name, and album name can be displayed the unit's front-panel
display or on-screen menu. In addition the unit will display Album Art on a
connected television. The Denon
AVR-1613 supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit
rates via its wired network connection.
Compatible Audio Formats
Lossless Audio Codec)
Note: Your computer must meet the following system
requirements - Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service or Windows Media
DRM10. Album Art is only displayed when using Windows Media Player (ver.11/12).
Online Services: The Denon AVR-1613 lets you access Internet
Radio, as well as other online music and photo services from your broadband Internet connection.
Currently the AVR-1613 supports Internet Radio from vTuner, Pandora, and
SiriusXM; as well as the Flickr online photo sharing site (as of
5/10/2012). The Denon receiver offers on-screen menu display and control over
these web services.
||The online vTuner service which
offers easy browsing of internet radio stations and podcasts. vTuner
enables access to web-based radio stations and podcasts via an
extremely reliable online database with a wide variety of content.
Internet Radio stations in MP3 (32-320kbps) and WMA (48-192kbps)
format are supported. You can browse content by Genre, Location,
Language, and Favorites. You can store up to 56 Internet Radio
stations as presets. The unit will automatically save up to 20 of
the most recently played stations.
|Once the network audio player is
registered with your Pandora account, you can listen to the
automated music recommendation and Internet Radio service. You can
create up to 100 personalized radio stations. You can sort tracks
within these radio stations. You can skip up to 6 tracks that are
being played back within 1 hour. You can also thumbs-up/thumbs-down
and bookmark tracks. In Pandora, you can search for the track name
or artist name using "keyword" searches. When the search is
complete, tracks that have a similar rhythm or sound are streamed.
||SiriusXM Internet Radio
lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free
music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more.
||Flickr is an online photograph
sharing service that started in 2004. You can use this unit to view
photographs on a connected TV that have been made public by Flickr
users. You will need to setup an Flickr account to download, upload,
and view photographs.
Favorites: You can add up to 100 items as "Favorites" from
vTuner, Pandora, SiriusXM, Flickr, and your media server for easier, quicker
FM Tuner: The Denon AV receiver features a built-in FM tuner
with 56 station auto-preset or manual memory tuning. You can create an
8-character name for each preset station. You can even directly enter a station
number using the receiver's on-screen menu and remote control. This receiver has
no AM tuner.
Software Updates: Using the receiver's network/internet
connection, you can check for and update the latest firmware from the online
Denon server. Visit
Denon's Support Site for more details. The tested Denon AVR-1613 needed an
immediate firmware update (as of 5/10/2012).
USB Port: A USB memory device can be connected to the USB
(type-A) port located on the front-panel, allowing you to play various music files
and JPEG still-image files
through the receiver. The USB memory device must be mass storage class (msc) or
media transfer protocol (mtp) compliant, and be formatted in FAT16 or FAT32.
The unit can recognize up to 5,000 files. In
addition to music and still-image playback, the A/V receiver supports basic playback control,
song/artist information display, and charging of your connected USB mass storage
class device. The Denon AVR-1613 supports the following audio formats, sampling
frequencies, and bit rates via its USB (type-A) connection.
Compatible Audio Formats
Lossless Audio Codec)