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Home entertainment has gone beyond listening to music and watching movies via traditional sources. The iPod® revolution, the Internet, and the spread of the smartphone have added dimensions to the home audio/video experience unheard of just a few years ago. Denon's AVR-1613 keeps you right with the times. Best of all, it's an easy and affordable way to make the leap forward without taking a deep plunge.

3D-ready HDMI audio/video switching

The AVR-1613's HDMI inputs let you connect up to five high-definition sources for convenient switching, like a gaming console, Blu-ray player, HD cable box and more. With 3D Blu-ray compatibility, you're all set to enjoy today's films in your own home.

AirPlay® taps into your iTunes® library

Apple's AirPlay technology lets you stream music from your iTunes® library directly to the receiver, either from computers on your home network or right from your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch®. Not only do you get a fast and convenient way to listen to your favorites, but anyone in your home can stream from their player to share their latest find.

Turn your iPad® or Android™ into a remote

You may already hold in your hands an LCD touchscreen wireless remote control with easy-to-view buttons, intuitive controls and fluid search functions. Thanks to Denon's free control app, your Apple® or Android device can double as a Wi-Fi® system remote. AirPlay and app control require a wireless home network and a wired connection between the receiver and network.

Denon remote app

Denon's free app lets you use a number of devices as convenient, Wi-Fi® remote controls (iPad® not included).

The world is your music library and photo album

The AVR-1613 offers plentiful music options when you connect it to your broadband home network. Surf thousands of Internet radio stations from all over the globe. Or explore Pandora® Internet radio and SiriusXM Internet radio — services that put millions of songs are at your fingertips (registration or subscription may be required). You can even view your favorite photos through the '1613 from compatible PCs on your home network or visit albums on Flickr using your HDTV.

Easy system and speaker setup

Audyssey microphone

Audyssey setup mic

The '1613 comes with a first-time setup wizard to help smooth occasional bumps in the path to getting your system up and running. Just connect the '1613 to your power source and TV, and you're off. Plus the '1613 features Audyssey's MultEQ® auto calibration technology, which uses an included microphone to analyze sound then automatically adjusts individual level, equalization, and delay settings for each of your speakers. You'll hear precise, uniform sound across a wide listening area instead of just a single "sweet spot," so everyone in the room can enjoy optimized home theater sound.

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    Power and Processing:
    • 5-channel amplifier
    • 75 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD™ Master Audio, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD™ High Resolution Audio and Dolby® Pro Logic II
    • Audyssey Laboratories' MultEQ® six-point auto setup and room calibration system (microphone included)
    • Audyssey Dynamic Volume mode to keep listening levels steady
    • Audyssey Dynamic EQ for fuller sound at lower listening levels
    Digital Music Options:
    • built-in Apple AirPlay® for ultra-convenient iTunes® music playback
    • Ethernet port for music and JPEG streaming from a wired PC network
    • DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certified to ensure optimal compatibility with other network-enabled equipment
    • optional streaming services include Pandora® Internet radio and SiriusXM Internet radio (registration and subscription may be required)
    • front-panel USB input gives you a direct digital connection for your iPod®
    Audio Performance Features:
    • high-current, low-impedance amp design
    • Compressed Audio Restorer for better sound with compressed music sources like MP3 files
    • dual 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters for each channel
    • 1080p-compatible HDMI digital audio/video switching; 5 in (including 1 front-panel input), 1 out
    • HDMI version 1.4a with support for 3D video, Audio Return Channel, Deep Color, x.v.Color, auto lip-sync, and HDMI-CEC
    • 2 rear-panel composite audio/video inputs
    • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
    • digital audio inputs: 1 optical, 1 coaxial
    • preamp output for a powered subwoofer
    General Features:
    • first-time setup wizard for easy operation
    • intuitive on-screen menu (via HDMI only)
    • Denon's free remote app lets you use your iPad, iPod touch, iPhone or Android device as a Wi-Fi remote
    • receiver remote
    • 17-1/8"W x 5-15/16"H x 13-3/8"D
    • weight: 18.1 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    Receivers: Your ticket to sensational sound

    Your receiver powers your speakers and lets you connect and select your entertainment sources. But a great receiver does a lot more — it ignites your emotions. From the passion of a favorite musical artist, to the crossfire of a super-charged movie soundtrack, to the intensity and immersion of a fast-paced video game, your receiver is the key to experiencing and enjoying it in full.

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    Denon AVR-1613

    Written By Denon AVR-1613, Detroit, MI on Saturday, August 30, 2014

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    I purchased the Denon AVR-1612 which stopped coming on. Crutchfield sent me the Denon AVR-1613 as an exchange since the Denon AVR-1612 was discontinued. I love this unit especially the Apple Air Play for my IPHONE, IPAD, APPLE MAC AIR. This feature was a blessing in disguise !!!!! It was not on the Denon AVR-1612

    Denon Customer Service Is TERRIBLE

    Written By Julie, SC on Thursday, March 27, 2014

    Purchased in August of 2012 and the Amp worked didnt work well from the start.. Tuner never worked well despite our extra outdoor antenna. Unit would also freeze up at various times. AM/FM tuner quit working in March of 2014, just shy of our warranty expiring. Called Crutchfield for help and they walked me through some troubleshooting but werent able to fix it, they referred me to Denon. After my experience with Denon customer service I'll never buy their product again. They're rude, vague in their answers and provided as little help as possible. Had to email our receipt to get them to open a work ticket, then a week later I get a voice mail telling me to ship it to one of their repair partners. So I call Denon for clarification and get a different rude customer service person, who tells me to include our receipt and that they have no idea how long it will take to repair - we need to talk to the repair partner about that. A day after shipping I get a call from the repair partner asking what is wrong with the Amp. REALLY??? Denon hasnt relayed this information to them??? So I go thru the spiel again and am told it'll probably take a week to fix.

    Pros: none

    Cons: doesnt last, customer service is terrible

    Denon AVR 1613

    Written By Terry S, St. matthews, SC on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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    This was an excellent purchase - great value for the price. The Denon was a breeze to connect and get running. It is connectted to my Klipsch bookshelf speakers. I enjoy classical music at low volume, and the clarity is great!

    DENON AVR-1613

    Written By as, Colorado on Saturday, November 02, 2013

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    Arrived quick, easy to get running with DISH. Great FM reception with my antenna on weak stations. Could not hook up my old DVD player with RCA or component inputs. Love the front USB input. Still have not tried the internet radio, I need to run a cable to it.

    Pros: Great sound, nice to be able to watch DISH on TV with unit off with pass thru.

    Cons: No RCA inputs, have to buy all new HDMI components, no AM, no digital FM radio.

    DENON AVR-1613

    Written By GARY S, HAZARD , KY on Thursday, October 24, 2013

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    Written By Well pleased, Birmingham, AL on Thursday, October 24, 2013

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    Very easy set up, logical remote and good features

    Pros: Love the receiver

    Cons: NONE

    Fantastic Product

    Written By Ken81, hamden,ct on Sunday, October 20, 2013

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    I am a person , who tends to research over market and product features before taking on a product . My budget to set up a Home theatre system was around $500-600 . I could have spent few 200 up to get to Bose speakers , But upon researching and listening to the set up of Denon and Polk audio speakers which I bought to hook up to Denon Receiver . I was justified in not going for Bose high end Home theater system .This receiver is one of the best in line entries to Receivers , It has all the great features to Rock your space in just about right bucks out of pocket . I am loving my Denon receiver with Polk audio 5.1 speakers. In all , I am very much happy with this buy from Crutchfield .

    Pros: Great Sound quality . Great connection devices. Reasonable price. 5 HDMI Ports.

    Cons: None

    Very good receiver

    Written By Ams, NY on Saturday, October 19, 2013

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    This receiver does everything you would want It has more than enough inputs and has all the features you should want. I did not hook it up to internet so can't comment on that. Setup was very easy I use banana plugs which makes connections even easier. A good purchase

    Pros: Easy setup, good sound quality

    Cons: Remote layout is just ok

    Great AVR!

    Written By Philly, FL on Sunday, October 13, 2013

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    This Denon is alot better than my previous Sony AVR...clean, powerful and warm sounding. It seems to power my speakers better too, despite its lower wattage rating than the Sony. The Audyssey auto-cal is a really nice feature:). Solid build quality. Way to go Denon!:)

    Denon 1613

    Written By LSE, Allen, Tx on Wednesday, October 09, 2013

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    I bought this AVR for my LCD TV. Was looking at sound bars and very happy I spent a couple hundred more on my system. I added Infinity Primus P163 bookshelf speakers. TV speakers are so weak and the sound bars are a little better but this system is very clear. Blu-Ray, TV, FM Stereo and Xbox all sound great!

    Pros: 4 HDMI standby pass-through Good clear sound for the price

    Cons: none

    Superior Customer Service

    Written By John O, Delray Beach, FL on Monday, October 07, 2013

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    Recently we made our first purchase with Crutchfield buying the aggressively priced Denon AVR-1613. We bought with confidence knowing Denon quality coupled with highly acclaimed Crutchfield customer service. Our Advisor Larry was very informative and assisted us prior to and throughout transaction. Item was delivered in a timely fashion and was well packaged for protection. Upon reconsideration, we decided to return the receiver in favor of multi zone unit enabling stereo speakers on back porch.The return process was painless with Crutchfield team who promptly issued UPS return shipping label and refund shortly thereafter. We will not hesitate to go with Crutchfield again as competitive pricing, superior service and lifetime technical support are a formidable combination. Crutchfield indeed sets the bar high for the competition.

    Pros: Knowledgeable Staff Prompt Courteous Service Competitive Pricing

    Cons: None

    Second Times the Charm

    Written By Mike, Lowell, IN on Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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    Needed to replace my old hk receiver. First one was bad on arrival. Second is working fine. Sounds good, but not as warm as my old hk.

    Pros: Solid unit for the cost. Like using airplay.

    Cons: IPod connectivity doesn't work. Tried several iPods.

    Great reciever for the price

    Written By pt, Baltimore on Monday, September 30, 2013

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    I found the Denon AVR-1613 to be a great receiver for the price. Easy setup and it automatically calibrates all speakers

    Pros: Good price, easy setup, good quality sound

    Cons: Just wish it was a little smaller to fit in my existing stand

    Denon AVR-1613

    Written By Felipe, Cidra, PR on Friday, September 27, 2013

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    My Yamaha v661 was having trouble with the 1.2a hdmi inputs, so I took a risk and purchased this reciever seeing that it had very good reviews. The yamha gave out 95w per channel so already I was expecting "weaker" sound but I was wrong, this thing has enough power to make my Polk tsi 200 scream. The auto setup was a breeze and the onscreen display though the hdmi is a huge plus. The suround sound is very in your face pure strong sound and the 3D hdmi pass though works great. I am still a yamaha fan but Denon has got my attention.

    Pros: Pure powerful sound with no distortion.

    Cons: No 7.1 surround sound but I really do not need it.

    Denon Avr-1613

    Written By John, georgia on Thursday, September 19, 2013

    Have had the receiver for about 3 weeks. Can not say enough good things. Easy setup, sound is great, and easy to operate. Only thing is in order to get Pandora to work must update firmware. Only took a few minutes. i would recommend this receiver to anyone looking for a quality mid price home theater receiver.

    Pros: Ease of setup Ease of use Sound and overall quality

    Cons: none that i can find

    Denon AVR-1613

    Written By Frank, Walnutport,PA on Monday, September 02, 2013

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    Had to update my previous Denon receiver because of new TV with HDMI connections. I was very pleased with the previous Denon plus I noticed not many other receivers had a connection for my powered subwoofer.

    Pros: Reduced my previous 10 connections to 2 connections. Like set up instructions and speaker set up with microphone.

    Cons: I know, save the trees but the last Denon had a printed manual. This model made in China (what isn't anymore). I hope it lasts as long as my previous unit (10 years).

    Denon AVR-1613

    Written By Temo, Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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    Great reciever for the price with lots of high end features. I replaced an older aging 5 year old Denon receiver with this one and it is amazing the advancements they made. The airplay works as advertised and i was able to tie my entire itune library into it. The onscreen set up feature made life much easier. However the best feature was the Audyssey auto calibration. It configures each speaker output to the sound of the room you're setting it up in. It has woke up my back channel speakers , and i finally realizes what I have been missing

    Pros: Easy set up, price, high end features

    Cons: None

    Great amp!

    Written By Shawn B, New Era Mi on Sunday, August 25, 2013

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    This amp replaced an old one and wow what a differnce! It took a grand total of 5 minutes to hook up my blue ray player, game systems, all to my tv from my new amp. Thanks for the great amp and easy to read set up!

    Pros: sounds great with regular tv and really comes to life watching a movie

    Cons: none

    Denon AVR-1613

    Written By Paul T, Grand Blanc MI on Sunday, August 25, 2013

    Can't beat the price, the surround sound is GREAT. The only reason I give 4 stars is because I had a very hard time connecting the speaker wire to the back of the unit.

    Pros: Sound

    Cons: connecting speakers to unit

    Very pleased

    Written By plus1handicap, TN on Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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    Very pleased. Replaced my aging Marantz SR-19 so that I could upgrade to HDMI ports. Although not quite as powerful as my Marantz it still makes my PSB surround pop! Would recommend - especially for the price.

    Denon AVR-1613

    Written By Pizzaman, Houston, TX on Thursday, August 08, 2013

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    Great Receiver, I use it simply to play music via Air Play in 2 zones in the house. Remote is basic and intuitive. I had some glitches connecting to internet and playing the zones properly, I am sure it was my ignorance versus the receiver being difficult but patience is required to figure things out.

    Pros: Great Looking, internet ready and Air Play for a decent price with App. to use for Apple device

    Cons: Internet set up possibly difficult and speaker zones. More than likely my ignorance however.

    Excellent product, great price

    Written By Randy, Lake City, FL on Monday, August 05, 2013

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    Simple and to the point. Very good product, very good price. Absolutely outstanding customer service.

    Pros: Easy to set up. No component inputs (I list this as a pro because that leaves less clutter on the back). Nice looking unit. Smaller than the AVR-590 it replaced, yet same power.

    Cons: I wish there was a way to listen to music in stereo mode with LFE channel working at the same time.

    Denon AVR-1613

    Written By J.P>, Tucson AZ on Thursday, August 01, 2013

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    Seems like a good unit. Took me awhile to figure out all the connections but that was just unfamiliarity with terminology of different component hook ups

    Pros: It does everything I want it to do.

    Cons: Also would prefer if there was a copy of instruction booklet to have beside me when I am connecting components. I suppose I could just print off pages that I needed, but I prefer the other way.

    great recevier

    Written By Nate, Pittsburgh, PA on Thursday, July 25, 2013

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    purchased for a home theatre - sound quality is better than expected and streamlined interface means the wife understands how to switch through the inputs easily! like it so much I am ordering a second one for the family room entertainment center

    Pros: easy set up / easy to use interface / quality picture and sound GREAT PRICE!

    Cons: would be nice if there were an optional wireless adapter for the network hook up

    Great Surround Sound

    Written By Madcow, Riverside, CA on Sunday, July 21, 2013

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    I bought this reciever because my much more expensive Pioneer receiver quit working for the second time in two years. It was less than five years old. This Denon sounds much better and is much easier to setup and use. Seamlessly installed into my home theatre network.

    Pros: Easy set up, excellent sound

    Cons: Although the specs mention that it is Apple AirPlay compatible, if you cannot physically link it to your computer you need to buy an adapter for a WiFi connection.

    Very pleased

    Written By KenM, Chattanooga, TN on Thursday, July 18, 2013

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    I replaced an older Denon surround sound receiver with the AVR1613 and so far I have been very well pleased. I was glad to get the addition of several hdmi inputs and the mobile app for my android works well for added convenience and control. In hindsight, I do wish I had stepped up to a higher model for the added second zone and ability to extend the audio to other areas but that was my own fault. Overall very pleased.

    Pros: Easy setup. Plugged right in to my home network and media server, as well as internet services such as Pandora.

    Cons: Havent really discovered any yet.

    Denon AVR-1613

    Written By Anonymous, St. John's, FL on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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    Great product, but lacking wifi connection capability is a negative.

    Denon AVR-1613

    Written By WillD, Windsor, CA on Monday, July 15, 2013

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    I have been using this receiver with my Onkyo speakers after my Onkyo receiver died. Crutchfield delivery was prompt and the initial setup was easy using the microphone that can with it. Crutchfield included sheets of labels which were a great addition. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that there was no paper manual to refer to, All the documentation is on a DVD (I'm old) so that takes a little getting used to. I'm still reading it and finding where various technical detail are discussed. The performance is outstanding for my equipment (Flat screen, Blu-ray player, cable w/ wifi and room size 15' x 12'. I would definitely recommend this unit but it is now discontinued (hence, the discounted price. I will definitely use Crutchfield again. Their website has some very informative and useful information.

    Pros: Great sound, Easy set up.

    Cons: Manual comes as a DVD rather than an instruction booklet.

    Denon tuner

    Written By Bob, Houston, Texas on Monday, July 08, 2013

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    Easy set up and easy to use. Not the top tuner but certainly not the bottom. Great quality at a great price.

    Pros: Easy hook up, user-friendly.

    Cons: None.

    Denon AVR-1613

    Written By DarylB, Waxhaw,NC on Friday, July 05, 2013

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    Plenty of good features, but difficult to get everything set up. Still don't have it set up the way I want. Terrible setup instructions. Build quality seems to be great.

    Pros: Well built, good intergration as a home theater.

    Cons: Poor setup instructions

    Denon AVR-1613

    Written By Jesse, Kentucky on Thursday, July 04, 2013

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    Awesome receiver. Without a doubt the best avr for those on a budget.

    Pros: Audessy setup is awesome and painless.

    Cons: Wish it had more inputs

    Love this receiver

    Written By PeterT, Windham, NH on Saturday, June 15, 2013

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    I bought this unit to drive outdoor movies, so I don't have to disassemble my home theater system every time. This is a no-nonsense, but feature packed receiver. The sound options are well-suited to the audio being played whether it's radio, music or movies. These are paired with two pairs of Klipsch AW-500s. I especially like the ability to switch to different HDMI inputs with the click of a button and then to match the sound with another click

    Pros: Good value Numerous HDMI inputs, easy-to-use remote

    Cons: None

    Denon 1613

    Written By Garth R, Union, NJ on Friday, June 14, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great receiver used primarily to play music on my deck. Sufficient power great clarity, stong lows via Polk sub and coupled with Bose 151's. Excellent purchase for the money.

    Pros: Great overall receiver, great clarity strong performer

    Cons: Grpahical User Interface (GUI) could be better, boot up time is a little slow and the Airplay can bew very spotty .

    Great sound

    Written By Djones, Salt Lake City, Utah on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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    Quality system that pumps clean sound! Great product! The network features are awesome and work well

    Pros: Everything, price, free shipping, Crutchfield is a pro

    Cons: None

    Denon 1613

    Written By RPK, Earlysville, VA on Monday, June 10, 2013

    Good sound quality. Nice integration with tv and blu-ray

    Pros: Sound quality

    Cons: Terrible internet connection. Unit cannot hold a signal.

    I love it...

    Written By prems28, Hamburg NJ on Monday, June 03, 2013

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    The AVR 1613 is a basic network receiver. If you need good sound quality and a decent set of features and not too many inputs, this should be on your list of products to consider. The set up is simple, the audio quality is impeccable. I have a PS3 which takes care of my video and audio needs. The networking features are a awesome. Love the vTuner radio and lot of international channels. Havent tried to make the airplay work yet. My only gripe was that the remote control is not multi branded. There are settings that a pro would like to get their hands on and their are simple settings for lazy bums like me.

    Pros: Simple interface Sound and sound effects Internet radio and flickr compatible (wife loves this) Controls for individual speakers.

    Cons: Remote is not multi brand. So you need to get another one to control everything. Like somebody else stated, it does not do the dishes.

    Denon AVR-1613

    Written By PWB, Southeast Texas on Thursday, May 16, 2013

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    This was a great choice for my needs, great features, easy set-up (if you follow the instructions). I would recommend this unit to anyone wanting just the basic receiver with excellent sound. I had to call tech support only once to help me set up the subwoofer, friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. (note: call to support would have been unnecessary had I followed the instructions first.

    Pros: I am not technical enough to rate the pros or cons, but I sounds really goods.

    Cons: See pros statement

    Great A/V Receiver

    Written By Steve, Long Island, NY on Monday, April 15, 2013

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    This is a great a/v receiver. Very easy to attach your equipment, well labeled on the back of the unit. The menu walks you through the wiring as well. I found the menu very simple and easy to understand. I love the auto speaker calibration. This unit measures 6 positions and for me worked spot on. I used 2 hdmi connections, 1 for Fios tv box and the other for a blue ray player. Everything works great. I have not used airplay yet. Thank you Crutchfield for all your help, you guys are great. At this price point and if it has all the correct connects for your equipment the 1613 will surprise you. It surprised me.

    Pros: Easy to install and use

    Cons: Non found yet

    Denon AVR-1613

    Written By Jack G, Clearwater on Monday, April 01, 2013

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    Fabulous sound and so many features. Once I connected this A/V to the internet I was in a whole new world! So much music to choose from and such great sound.

    Pros: Simplicity, especially when compared to my old Yamaha. It is easy to set up and easy to use.

    Cons: It would be nice to have a couple of inputs other than HDMI such as component video (as yet everyone's equipment is not totally out of the dark ages)

    Good Receiver for the price.

    Written By Tree, New York on Monday, April 01, 2013

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    I was looking for a receiver to replace my old one and this was perfect. Setup was fairly easy, yet lengthy. When setup was over and everything was done. It looked and sound like I wanted.

    Cons: AirPlay does not work with 1st generation iPads.

    Home theater upgrade.

    Written By Uncle Ike, Orlando on Sunday, March 24, 2013

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    You could not buy technology this good twenty years ago at any price. Very affordable home theater option. I upgraded my 5.1 primarily because it had no HDMI ports. I was surprised what a difference this Denon made with the same speakers. I used the Audyssey setup microphone and it told me two of the ceiling speakers where out of phase at the ceiling end of the wire, amazing. After I corrected that it ran the room tests and adjusted the system output. What a difference! I think in my case primarily because my center speaker is relatively large it had been underpowered before. Voices are clear and crisp and at just the right level, imaging is very good from several locations, not nearly as localized as before. I would buy it again today, it's a bargain.

    Pros: Audyssey system, clean power, multiple HDMI ports, USB, streaming etc, A lot of features for the money.

    Cons: It doesn't wash my dishes.

    Demon AVR-1613

    Written By Anonymous, Callahan, Fl 32011 on Saturday, March 23, 2013

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    For my needs this provided excellent features and was priced very affordable. A very good choice.

    Pros: The 'Odyssey' ( to balance sound from different listening areas of the room) was easy to set up and makes a big difference when watching movies or listening to music. No more trying to adjust so that everyone sitting close to speakers are as comfortable with the sound as others that aren't. It is balanced perfectly.

    Cons: Haven't found any.


    Written By David M, FL on Sunday, February 24, 2013

    I'd start off by saying that any modern receiver is a somewhat complicated device, and set-up requires a certain level of know-how. I have a couple of minor issues with this receiver, but nothing but accolades for Cruthfield. Do NOT try to save a couple of bucks and buy this elsewhere. I've utilized customer support several times, and they respond quickly and are extremely knowledgeable. You would be a fool to try to think you would get similar support from anybody else. I'm a loyal Crutchfield customer from here on out.

    Pros: Looks good, sounds great. Plenty of power. The minimalist back panel has all the inputs your should ever need.

    Cons: HDMI pass through is glitchy if the reciever power is not on. I wanted the option of not running the Tivo through the receiver audio sometimes for simple TV viewing, but the passthrough would occaisionally pixelate during pass-through. When the receiver was powered on, this was not an issue. I resolved this by running HDMI directly from the TIVO to the TV with an optical audio out to the receiver. Sometimes the receiver forgets my manual speaker settings.

    Very Satisfied!

    Written By jcp, Caguas, PR on Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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    I was looking for a Receiver with good stereo and surround specs and this baby does not disappoint. The installation was very easy. The interface looks bare but this is not important since the sound and features is what really matters. Wow, and that stereo sound, it is just fantastic! I have a pair of vintage Technics bookshelf speakers (yes Technics) and they just sing to my ears, specially the highs and mids are truly amazing. Don't bother looking other alternatives. At this price point, it is the best.

    Pros: Great Stereo and surround sound. Affordable price. Enough connections for your gear. Very easy to install and setup

    Cons: None so far

    Great receiver

    Written By Travis County Slim, Bee Cave , Texas on Thursday, January 10, 2013

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    I was looking at the model 1513 and then found this one. This could not be easier to set up and program. We have it hooked up to an apple TV and run a Samsung blu-ray through it. It is delightful with the Infinity 250 something center speaker and Klipsch speakers. A real winner.

    Absolutely can not beat the customer service. Products were shipped as if they were fine crystal and as such had no shipping damage. Will buy again from Crutchfield a good American company with great products.

    Can't Beat It

    Written By JayH, Frederick, MD on Thursday, January 03, 2013

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    Awesome receiver at this price level, you won't find one better.

    Pros: It doesn't get any easier to set up. It will even tell you if you mess up connecting the speaker wires. Apple Air Play is awesome and the iPhone app is a great addition. It even has great sound. This receiver will blow your mind on sound quality for a unit at this price point. As usual Crutchfield service and support are top notch. Don't bother to look anywhere else.

    Cons: For my taste, it could use just a touch more power, but it definitely gets the job done well for not spending $600+

    Nice receiver!

    Written By pojieps, St. Louis, MO on Tuesday, January 01, 2013

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    This receiver has exceeded my expectations as far as quality of sound.

    Step Up

    Written By Anonymous, Burlington NJ on Sunday, December 30, 2012

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    Step up from the Sony surround system I owned for about 7 years. Clean sound paired with a polk audio sub and energy surround speakers. Like the ability to stream windows media from my home pc. Easy setup with Audessy.

    Pros: Good sound, price, nice features.

    Cons: Even though the Audessy setup was easy, I did run into some issues where it told me some speakers were out of phase. Each time I ran it it would give me a different speaker as an issue. After double checking wires everything was in order and I just ignored the warning and continued the setup. It completed and everything seems to be fine.

    Nice receiver, but has one big problem- AirPlay

    Written By Chad, Plano, TX on Thursday, December 27, 2012

    I really love the sound of the Denon AVR-1613, but Airplay only worked for about three days and then suddenly the airplay icon disappeared from all of my OS products (two iPhones and an iPad. I've reset the receiver but still no Airplay. I can still Airplay to the Denon thru my Apple TV, but when the Airplay on the Denon was working properly, I could call up a song on my iPhone and the Denon would automatically turn on and start playing my selection. This feature is the primary reason I purchased the Denon AVR-1613, but it appears dead now. I may return the Denon to Crutchfield to exchange for a product that hasn't experienced this problem with Airplay. The folks at Crutchfield have been awesome, as always!!

    Pros: Great sound, easy set-up and everything works as advertised with the exception of Airplay. Good, clean look to the Denon AVR-1613. Initially, Pandora wouldn't work thru the Denon AVR-1613, but Denon sent out an update to fix this. Once downloaded, Pandora worked perfectly, but still no AirPlay.

    Cons: AirPlay stopped working after just a few days.

    Denon AVR-1613

    Written By John P., Woodbury, NJ on Tuesday, December 25, 2012

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    Denon AVR-1613 is just the recevier I was looking for, at the right price.

    Pros: Good price, adequate power,great features, easy setup.

    Cons: None

    Great Reciever

    Written By Chris P, Central Valley, California on Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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    After playing with a few other home theater products such as the Bose Solo, and the Sony package system I fiunally decided to go back to the basics since I was not happy with either of those systems. The Bose flat did not sound good for the price and the Sony Blue Ray portion quit working and the sound was scratchy. This Denon reciever is nice, has plenty of power and pushed the Polk Audio Blackstone speakers well. It does not have a lot of funtions but it doesn't appear to need them. Set up was easy.

    Pros: Priced well. Good performance.

    Cons: Not a lot of on command sound features.

    Excellent buy

    Written By Josh N., Mesa, AZ on Thursday, December 13, 2012

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    I'm certainly happy with this buy! It is sleek and simple with hdmi only as inputs. AirPlay has been a lifesaver and denon remote app is neat feature to have.

    Pros: AirPlay, remote app for iPhone, mic setup very convenient.

    Cons: Expected airplay video rather than just audio, kept receiving phase error in mic set up, wish there was a warning on computer hdmi out...a lot of computers aren't made to have the signal passed through the receiver so have to default back to component cable until I update my video card. This information isn't readily available for most video cards, I was only able to figure this out combing through several audio blogs and forums. Still happy with the performance though!

    Great Except Airplay Weirdness

    Written By Evan, Lebanon Twp, NJ on Thursday, December 13, 2012

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    Easy to setup, sounds great! The only issue I've had is that occasionally while using Airplay, it begins to skip every couple seconds. This IS addressed in the manual and the solution it cites is to quit the app on your iDevice and reopen it. That did NOT work for me. Additionally, it also happened when using Airplay from my computer, so it didn't seem to be related to the "sending" device...it was an issue with the receiver itself. What DID work was unplugging the receiver for a minute and plugging it back in. Since power-cycling it, it hasn't acted up again (knock on wood).

    Pros: Easy to setup, sounds good, Airplay when it behaves

    Cons: Airplay can be picky.

    Simple clean and easy to setup.

    Written By TroyR73, Saint Louis on Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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    Really like this receiver. Its simple and clean and easy to setup. Works great as a surround sound receiver for the living room. Sounds great with my in wall speakers. Network streaming and air play worked great. I did have a bit of an issue getting airplay to work but it suddenly showed up on my iOS devices and has worked ever since.

    Pros: Simple and clean. Streaming and airplay are really nice features.

    Cons: Wish it had at least one set of RCA audio outputs.

    Denon AVR-1613

    Written By oesman, Bound Brook, NJ on Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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    I was very pleased with this receiver. I was replacing an Onkyo SR-706 that had an HDMI switching problem. The sound of the Denon was superior to the Onkyo to my ear. The set up was also easier. The only thing that I missed was having additional connectors on the back, other then the HDMI inputs. I have no regrets about buying this unit.

    Pros: Easy set up. Good sound. Fast responce to remote control.

    Cons: More inputs would have been nice.

    Overall nice receiver

    Written By A/V Rookie, Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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    This is my first home theater purchase ever. The AVR1316 has way more features than I need but I have really enjoyed learning how to use it. Switching between sources is simple and set up is quite easy as well. The Audessey set up with microphone is ridiculously simple. With some tweaking, I have my 5.1 system pretty fine tuned to my liking. I really like the Sirius and Internet radio options. Watching movies is amazing! Can't seem to get AirPlay up and running but I'm sure i'll figure it out. Overall I'm very happy with the purchase.

    Pros: Tons of cool features for the price. Fairly easy to customize your settings. Sirius and internet radio are great! Fairly easy to set up and use.

    Cons: Some features can be a bit technical for a novice.

    Great, but has its flaws

    Written By Joseph, Minneapolis, MN on Sunday, December 09, 2012

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    I like it so far. The front panel looks a lot cleaner/simpler than what you typically see on other receivers.

    Overall - Good price, solid buy from a solid brand.

    Pros: +Calibration microphone makes for easy setup +Six HDMI, plus one on the front +Tons of selections with the built-in Internet radio +Remote is relatively easy to understand, compared to other receivers (aka Onkyo). +Denon iPhone app is nice

    Cons: -When playing video games, the TV screen can just black out for a few seconds which is very annoying. I've connected directly to the TV before and not had this issue, so I'm assuming it's coming from the receiver. This only seems to happen one time when you start a game, and not again after playing for a while. -Pandora is down, but according to the Denon website looks like there will be a patch for this on 12/17 -No built-in Wifi. A Powerline adapter seems to be a solid workaround.

    Awesome Receiver

    Written By Michael, Rockwall, TX on Saturday, December 08, 2012

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    I wanted a quality receiver for a reasonable price. This receiver is it and more! I was actually more impressed by the features than I even knew. I was not concerned with playing music through USB or Airplay but I am amazed how well it plays music. Also, the setup mic takes the guess work (for me anyway) out of tuning the speakers. I have no regrets about buying this receiver!

    Pros: Reasonable price for the features, Airplay, setup mic!

    Cons: None

    Denon AVR-1613

    Written By Anonymous, michigan on Sunday, December 02, 2012

    easy setup, onscreen directions were nice, shipping was very fast and the packaging was alot better than most online packages ive ordered

    Pros: sounds great easy setup

    Cons: dont like that i have to turn it up past 30 to hear movies and up to 75 to be loud contacting tech support to see why this is


    Written By Jackdtn, Knoxville TN on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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    Absolutely asotounding unit. My first Denon. I have a Nakamichi and a high-end Onkyo recievers on other TV's and bought this bargain Denon for a new Plasma tv. I can say that everything from the price to the shipping and packaging to the automated setup to the speaker calibration and sound quality is first rate and in a word - perfect. I am extremely pleased with this Denon unit and the impeccable service from Crutchfield - a superb combination. There are not a lot of bells and whistles and endless options and menus on this 1613, but that is what makes it so perfect. It is simply elegant in its design, setup and performance and for those with a 5.1 setup, it is a great choice. I had concerns with a large subwoofer and front tower speakers, but it drives them effortlessly and the with clear sound separation and even detected through the speaker calibration that I had the wiring reversed phase on one of my speakers - I am very impressed.

    Pros: Price, setup ease, performance and simplicity

    Cons: none at all

    Dummy proof!

    Written By Joe N, PA on Thursday, November 15, 2012

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    Completely AMAZING! This receiver is so easy to set up and sounds incredible. Worth every penny i paid for it. I use it in my theater room in my basement and it equalized everything that it sounds better then my Yamaha that cost $150 more.

    Pros: equalizes the speakers to the room that it is in for a better sound and more enjoyable theater experience.

    Cons: none yet

    Nice Receiver

    Written By EricD4UA, Dothan, AL on Tuesday, September 04, 2012

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    Overall a nice receiver. Denon does a good job of eliminating the stuff that out of date like Component Inputs; RCA inputs etc and only focusing on relevant features like HDMI. The setup assistance is pretty nice but when you want to change things it isn't that super intuitive but once you get it setup and tweaked its very nice. Changing the Music mode is difficult at least with mine anyway. Hard to explain but when I called Crutchfield it didn't work exactly as it is supposed by by cycling through the choices ie DTS; Stereo; PII etc.. but there is a way around it and you can change the modes after you play with it for a while.

    Pros: Nice sound and works as designed

    Cons: Setup is somewhat clunky but a minor issue in my opinion

    High Quality AVReceiver

    Written By Craig, Chapel Hill, NC on Monday, September 03, 2012

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    I recently replaced a failed Sony receiver with this Denon AVR 1613. The look of the unit is very slick and simple. Hooking up the unit to my simple set up (HDTV, DVD player, Roku) was pretty straightforward: the Setup procedure the unit runs you through is quite clear. I am still figuring out how various settings work and will soon be hooking up a Logitech Harmony 650 remote as well, so I am not yet at the point where it all ":just works." I wish the setup screen could be displayed at any time, but it only works with an HDMI connection so I have to change input to get a clear read out on the tv screen. A readout is available on the Denon unit, but only a short few words at a time; not so easy to follow. I really appreciate the AirPlay function. I had to buy a wireless Netgear accessory since I am not close to a cable hookup, but all is working very well.

    Pros: High quality. Can handle a variety of devices. Excellent sound quality.

    Cons: Complexity of options and choices. If you are a beginner, stick with the basic setup and then change gradually as your needs change. Although a PDF with links can be quick to use, it also means you have to have your laptop handy to figure out variations and options as you set up. The manual is not easy reading, but I'm not sure how they would make it simpler when the device is meant to fit a lot of options and situations.

    Denon AVR-1613

    Written By Anonymous, Bear , DE on Sunday, September 02, 2012

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    so far so good...fairly easy to setup...can not give 5 stars because it is brand new .... takes time to earn that last star

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