Denon AVR-1913

7.1-channel home theater receiver with Apple AirPlay®

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When you want versatility

Denon's AVR-1913 has a lot going for it. Yes, you get magnificent home theater sound, including built-in decoding for the high-resolution soundtracks on today's Blu-ray movie titles. And your iPod® gets a great place to come out and play, with your library available either via wireless AirPlay® streaming or the convenient power-charging front-panel USB port. Plus you can access Internet radio and other online music services. Best of all, with this 7.1-channel receiver you get choices.

What can you do with the extra channels?

Traditional 5.1-channel surround sound home theater receivers are great at delivering an immersive experience. So why purchase a 7.1-channel receiver that comes with an extra pair of "back surround" channels? Nothing like hearing footsteps behind you right before a "zombie surprise." Or you can set up "height" speakers, so when that chopper lands, you can almost feel the rush of wind from the rotors. But you can also use those extra two channels to feed compatible, bi-ampable speakers what they crave — more amplifier power to give you greater clarity, definition, and dynamics. Or you can use them to drive a pair of speakers in a second zone instead. Listen to music on your kitchen speakers, while the kids are watching a movie in 5.1 in the family room.

3D-ready HDMI audio/video switching

The AVR-1913's HDMI inputs let you connect up to six 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. Plus this receiver will upscale analog sources to 1080p. Analog-to-HDMI conversion gives you the convenience of sending the signal to your TV via HDMI, reducing cable clutter.

Give your iTunes® library a little AirPlay®

Apple's AirPlay technology lets you stream music from your iTunes® library directly to the receiver, either from a networked computer 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. AirPlay requires a wireless home network and a wired connection between the receiver and network.

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. Requires a wireless home network.

Denon remote app

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

Listen to music from all over the world

The AVR-1913 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 or Sirius/XM® Internet radio — services that put millions of songs at your fingertips (registration or subscription may be required). You can even view your favorite photos through the '1913 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 '1913 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 '1913 to your power source and TV, and you're off. It's even simpler than waving a magic wand. Plus the '1913 features Audyssey's MultEQ® auto setup technology to ensure that its settings are accurately calibrated to your specific room and speakers. Place the included microphone in up to 6 different listening positions throughout your room. The receiver analyzes test tones 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:
    • 7-channel amplifier
    • 90 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 Pro Logic® IIz
    • Audyssey MultEQ® 6-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
    • AirPlay requires a wireless home network. Receiver must be connected via Ethernet to your router.
    • 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®
    Multi-room Audio:
    • dual-room/dual-source output
      • powered stereo audio output for 2nd room (using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.1 home theater in main room)
      • no line-level output for 2nd room
      • only analog audio sources can be played in the 2nd room
    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
    • back surround speaker channels re-assignable for bi-amping front left and right speakers
    • 1080p-compatible HDMI digital audio/video switching; 6 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
    • analog-to-HDMI video conversion to 1080p
    • analog audio/video inputs, include:
      • front-panel composite video input
      • 3 rear-panel inputs (1 component, 2 composite video)
    • 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
    • App control requires a wireless home network. Receiver must be connected via Ethernet to your router.
    • receiver remote
    • 17-1/8"W x 6-3/8"H x 13-1/4"D
    • weight: 20.1 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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    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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    What's in the box?

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    • 7.1ch A/V Receiver
    • Wireless remote control (RC-1167)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • Audyssey setup microphone (ACM1HB)
    • FM wire antenna
    • Owner's Manual CD-ROM
    • Getting Started booklet(En/Fr/Sp)
    • Warranty information
    • Denon service network sheet
    • Important Safety Instructions
    • Extended Protection Plan brochure
    • Denon Control App notice

    Features and Specs

    Number Of Channels 7
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 90
    THD in Stereo 0.08 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    FM Sensitivity 12.8 dBf
    HD Radio Tuner No
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration Audyssey MultEQ
    HDMI Standby Pass-through Yes
    Composite Video Conversion From Composite to HDMI
    Component Video Conversion From Component Video to HDMI
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion Yes
    Internet-ready Yes
    Apple AirPlay Built in
    App Remote Control Yes
    Bluetooth-compatible ---
    USB port for iPod/iPhone Yes
    DLNA Certified Audio
    MHL-compatible ---
    Multibrand Remote Control No
    Learning Remote No
    LCD Remote No
    Width (inches) 17-1/8
    Height (inches) 6-3/8
    Depth (inches) 13-1/4
    Weight (pounds) 20.1
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    Multi-room Audio--Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output No
    Multi-room Video No
    Multi-room HDMI Output No
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, EX, TrueHD, DD+,
    Dolby Atmos N/A
    DTS DTS, ES, HD, HDMA, Neo6, 96/24
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input No
    Audio-Video Inputs 6
    Audio-only Inputs 1
    Component Video Inputs 1
    Component Video Monitor Outputs None
    Optical Digital Inputs 1
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 1
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    HDMI Inputs 6
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 1
    Subwoofer Outputs 1
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output No
    Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts
    Ethernet Port 1
    USB Connections 1 Front
    Removable Power Cord No

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    Video Features
    Network & Tuner Functions
    USB/iPod Integration
    Convenience Features
    Remote Control

    Audio Features

    High-Quality Construction: The Denon AVR-1913 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 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-1913 employs independent stable power supplies for high-quality sound and picture playback.
    • 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 minimize vibration

    Equal Power Amp Design w Discrete Circuitry: The Denon AVR-1913 is equipped with a 7 channel power amplifier rated at 90-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-1913'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.

    Amplifier Assignment: The AVR-1913 supports up to 7.1 channels (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, and SW) for surround playback defined by the Blu-ray disc format. The seven amplifier channels built into the receiver are typically used for 7.1 channel surround in the main room, but there are various amplifier configurations to accommodate your home theater setup:

    • Normal: The AVR-1913 is designed to be used as a 7.1ch surround sound receiver with front left/right, center-channel, surround left/right, and surround back left/right channels along with a preamp subwoofer output.
    • Bi-Amp: You can configure the amplifier for front bi-amp operation to achieve a higher-quality 2-channel sound by connecting the receiver's front and surround back channels to your main front speakers (if compatible). Receiver will be limited to 5.1ch surround.
    • Front B: A second set of front speakers can be powered by the surround back amplifier. Receiver will be limited to 5.1ch surround.
    • Front Height: To enjoy Dolby Pro Logic IIz you can reassign the power amp from the two surround back channels to the two front height channels for better front effects.
    • Zone2: The surround back channel amplifier can also be assigned to power stereo speakers in Zone2. Receiver will be limited to 5.1ch surround.

    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 AVR1913 is equipped with a Floating Point 32-bit DSP (ADSP21487) for powerful and highly accurate surround sound reproduction.

    Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Denon AVR-1913 AV receiver supports the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic) decoding formats.

    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). To enjoy true 7.1ch Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound, the receiver must be connected to your Blu-ray player via HDMI.

    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 following:

    • Rock Arena: For rock and popular music sources, this mode surrounds you with reflected sound of the kind you would hear at a live concert.
    • Jazz Club: This mode recreates the atmosphere of a live house where the ceiling is low and you are enveloped with rich doses of reflected sound.
    • Matrix: With this mode, you can add rich reflected sound to 2-channel stereo music sources where reflected sound is normally not audible.
    • 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.

    Surround Parameters: You can adjust the following surround mode parameters:

    • 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 channel.
    • 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 in half).
    • 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 Large.
      • Effect Level: This function adjusts the effect signal level from 1 to 15 when using specific Denon Original Surround Modes.
      • Delay Time: This feature adjusts the delay time (0-300ms) to control the sound stage size.
    • Height Gain: Adjust the volume (Low/Mid/High) of the Front Height channels in Dolby Pro Logic IIz.

    Direct Listening Modes: The Denon AVR-1913 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-1913 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 speakers' characteristics.

    • 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 modes.
      • 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 Neo:6 modes.

    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-1913 offers the following volume settings.

    • 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 entirely).

    Level Adjustments:  The AVR-1913 provides the following level adjustments.

    • 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 volume.

    Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Denon AV receiver offers a variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.

    • Assignable Digital Inputs: The AVR-1913 features an optical digital (Toslink) input and a coaxial digital input. Each input can be assigned to any of the different input sources except Tuner.
    • 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.

    Video Features

    HDMI (v1.4): With six HDMI v1.4 inputs (5 rear/1 front), the AVR-1913 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 control.

    Analog Video Inputs: The receiver features 3 composite video inputs (2 rear/1 front) and one composite video monitor output. There is also one component video input(60MHz). The composite video inputs can be output through the receiver's composite video or HDMI monitor outputs. the component video input can only be output through the receiver's HDMI monitor output.

    Analog-to-HDMI Conversion w/ Video Scaling (1080p): The AVR-1913is equipped with a flexible video switching system that converts incoming analog video signals to HDMI, so only one video connection is required from the receiver to the TV. The 480i/480p (SD-quality), 720p, and 1080i video signals input as component or composite video can be converted to HDMI and scaled as high as 1080p resolution (output resolution set in the menu).

    NSV (Noise Shaped Video): The NSV precision video feature works in the digital domain to reduce noise in the video signal frequency band in order to enhance video signal linearity, provide the most accurate signal representation, and enhance the picture quality. Noise shaping techniques can be combined with dynamic element matching techniques in order to reduce the matching requirements of DAC elements by converting the analog mismatch into out of band noise. This approach of dynamic element matching and noise shaping has been shown to allow the use of sigma delta modulation at video data rates. NSV is the only product on the market that can achieve ultimate precision with 12-bit fidelity in both digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital domains.

    3D Pass-Through: With the advent of 3D media, it is important to own a receiver that recognizes 3D video signals. The AVR-1913 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-1913, 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 "Standby" mode.
    • Off: The HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is disabled.

    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-1913 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.

    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-1913 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-1913 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-1913 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-1913 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-1913'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-1913 supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its wired network connection.

    Compatible Audio Formats Sampling Frequencies Bit rate Extension
    WMA (Windows Media Audio) 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-192 kbps .wma
    MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .mp3
    WAV 32/44.1/48 kHz 16-bit .wav
    MPEG-4 AAC 32/44.1/48 kHz 16-320 kbps .aac/.m4a/.mp4
    FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/96 kHz 16/20/24-bit .flac

    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-1913 lets you access Internet Radio, as well as other online music and photo services from your broadband Internet connection. Currently the AVR-1913 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.

    Online Services Description
    vTuner 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 SiriusXM Internet Radio lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more.
    Flickr 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 access.

    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.

    Web Control: You can control this A/V receiver from a web control screen on your Windows PC's web browser. The AVR-1913 and your PC must be connected to the same home network.

    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-1913 contained firmware version 1490-9006-0000-4190-8832 and needed an immediate firmware update (as of 5/10/2012).

    USB/iPod Integration

    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 500 folders and 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-1913 supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its USB (type-A) connection.

    Compatible Audio Formats Sampling Frequencies Bit rate Extension
    WMA (Windows Media Audio) 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-192 kbps .wma
    MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .mp3
    WAV 32/44.1/48 kHz 16-bit .wav
    MPEG-4 AAC 32/44.1/48 kHz 16-320 kbps .aac/.m4a/.mp4
    FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/96 kHz 16/20/24-bit .flac

    Note: USB memory device will not work via a Hub.

    iPod/iPhone Direct: With its front-panel USB (type-A) port, the AVR-1913 supports digital music playback from an iPod or iPhone. Using a USB-to-iPod Dock cable plugged into the front-panel USB port, music can be played directly from your iPod/iPhone, bypassing the iPod/iPhone's D/A converter. The iPod/iPhone can be controlled by the receiver's remote, or you can continue to use the iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. Song/artist information, Album Art, and elapsed playing time appear on the AVR-1913's on-screen display. Your iPod/iPhone's battery will also be charged while connected to the receiver. The AVR-1913 is "made for iPod/iPhone compatible" and supports the following iPod/iPhone models and functions via its front-panel USB port (as of 1/16/2013):

    iPod/iPhone Model Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type AirPlay Charge
    Audio Video Remote iPod/iPhone Album Art Artist/Song Text Track Info
    video 5th 1.3 Y O Y N Y Y Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y O Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y O Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y O Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y O Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y O Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y O Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    7th 1.01 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y O Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y O Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y O Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 6.0.1 Y O Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y O Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y O Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y O Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 6.0.1 Y O Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 6.0.1 Y O Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    2 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    3 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    4 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    mini 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the receiver and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    AirPlay Compatible: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs directly from your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad, or from your iTunes library on your PC or Mac to the Denon AVR-1913, over your home network connection. By downloading Apple's free "Remote" application onto your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad you don't even need to be in the same room as the components or your computer to play, pause, skip, and stop the songs in your iTunes music library. You will even see the iTunes music information, including your track titles and artist info via the Denon receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI).

    Note: To use the AirPlay feature you need a Mac or Windows-based PC running iTunes (10.1 or later) connected to your wireless home network. Your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad must have iOS 4.2 or later installed and connected to the same wireless home network.

    iPod/iPhone Video Dock (optional): Using an optional iPod/iPhone video dock (ASD-11R, sold separately), you can view your iPod/iPhone's video and photos through your connected TV. 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). You will continue to use your iPod/iPhone to navigate your stored music.

    Convenience Features

    On-Screen GUI (via HDMI): The AV receiver's on-screen display (GUI) provides quick information about your system's settings (with video overlay). 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 adjustments.

    Zone 2: Denon's Zone 2 function lets you select a different audio source for listening in a second location of your home (powered output only, there is no line-level Zone2 output). The AVR-1913 features a Main Zone (audio/video) and Zone2 (audio only). The Main Zone offers 7.1-channel playback of your audio/video gear in your main entertainment room. Zone 2 allows stereo audio playback of another source connected to the receiver in another room of your home via speaker level outputs. When using the AVR-1913 to power speakers in a second room of your home, the main zone is restricted to 5.1-channels.

    • Compatible Zone Sources: Only tuner, analog, USB, and Network sources can be played in Zone 2. You cannot select different AM/FM radio stations or different Network content for different zones. To hear AirPlay in Zone 2, you must first start playing Airplay in the Main Zone. Once you have selected AirPlay in Zone 2, you can then switch the source of the Main Zone.
    • Incompatible Zone Sources: It is not possible to play the digital audio signals from the HDMI, Coaxial, or Optical terminals in Zone 2. Video cannot be sent to Zone 2.

    Quick Select: The receiver's front-panel has four Quick Select buttons. Each button can be programmed with a specific input source, surround mode, and volume setting for easy recall.

    Source Rename/Delete: You can change the display name (up to 8 characters) of a selected input source. If an input isn't being used, you can delete it from the display so you don't have to scroll past it when you change sources.

    Slide Shows/Picture View: You can play back still image (JPEG) files stored on a USB memory device or media server and pictures on Flickr website as a slide show. The display time can also be set. You can also play back music and a favorite picture at the same time via USB, Internet Radio, or Media Server.

    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.

    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 abnormality occurs.

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The AVR-1913 comes with an IR wireless remote control that can operate this receiver only. The remote control features Glow keys so it can easily be used in the dark.

    HDMI Control: The Denon AVR-1913 can control select external audio/video components connected via HDMI which support HDMI control. When you make an HDMI connection with a TV or player compatible with the AVR-1913's HDMI control function, you can perform the operations from the AVR-1913's remote control; Power off, Switching of audio output devices, Switching of audio input devices, Volume adjustment, and Playback functions.

    Denon Remote App: The Denon Remote App lets you control the Denon Network A/V receiver using your Apple iOS (4.3 or later) or Android device. This free Remote App lets you control the Denon A/V receiver's basic functions (power, volume, input, surround modes) from your Apple iOS or Android device. The multi-zone control page of the Remote App lets you adjust power, volume and input selection for all zones from a single screen (when applicable). You can even navigate the A/V receiver's network and Internet content from your compatible Apple iOS or Android device. For added convenience, there are eight customizable home screen short cut buttons that allow you to tailor the look and function of the Denon Remote App to suit your needs.

    Note: Download the free Denon Remote App from the iTunes App Store for the iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad (iOS 4.3 or later). Or, download the free Denon Remote App from the Android Market for your compatible Android device (1.5-up). The AV receiver will need to be connected to the same network as your Apple iOS or Android device.

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    Very Good Sound, but Difficult

    Written By Eico, Richmond, VA on Sunday, January 12, 2014

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    The Audyssey on-screen quick set-up instructions were incomplete and resulted in terrible sound. Using the instructions in the owner's manual, I was able to get very good sound. The owner's manual is on a CD, not printed. It needs proof-reading by a native speaker of English. Most of the various sound modes appear to be useless and no description of them is provided. I simply used the default settings. The on-screen menus are complicated. Some do not indicate whether they are for video or audio. The video up-scaling feature is of no value. It even made VHS tapes worse.

    Pros: Very good sound.

    Cons: Complicated. Inadequate instructions.

    Options galore

    Written By Brad, WI on Monday, November 18, 2013

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    Fantastic sound with awesome eq settings


    Written By Anonymous, Texas on Sunday, August 11, 2013

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    I have always been an Onkyo fan but this amp switched me to Denon... Multiple powered zones that are easy to use, great app, flawless apple connectivity

    Great receiver!

    Written By CoreyK, Fort Worth, TX on Monday, July 01, 2013

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    This receiver has plenty of power, and it has tons of flexibility. I have this system connected to my media room speakers, as well as my patio speakers. The remote feature is very nice, and I love the auto speaker setup feature.

    Blows away my old Onkyo

    Written By Richard L, Tuckerton, NJ on Monday, June 24, 2013

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    My Onkyo TX-NR608 started to die on the HDMI ports, so I decided to replace it with this Denon from a scratch and dent sale. What an improvement with the surround sound. I am still using my Onkyo speakers, but I now hear more sounds then ever before. I love the Network connectivity and the ability to use with my iPhone. I will definitely buy a Denon product again from Crutchfield. I love their support.

    Pros: Network connectivity, Apple iPhone access,

    Cons: None found

    Denon AVR-1913

    Written By Anonymous, M on Monday, June 24, 2013

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    great sounding receiver.. much better than the onkyo I had which had bad hdmi out go bad.

    Great value!

    Written By ChanB, New Bern, NC on Friday, June 21, 2013

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    I finally have a receiver that complements my M&K Sound speakers.

    Pros: Great sound right out of the box!

    Cons: I wish it had WiFi built-in.

    Best receiver for the price

    Written By jjt6, Baton Rouge, La on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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    I wanted to upgrade from HTIB, to a real audio system and found all I wanted, including 7.1 channels, easy installation for a novice like me. Shipping was timely, and Crutchfield supplied and booklet of labels. At first I ingnored them but after 15 trips from back to front and plugging wrong HDMI cables in wrong spots I decided to label cords. A great Idea. It saved me so much time and will make it so much easier to add to system.

    Pros: Great receiver at best price, loved the free labels they sent, plenty of info on how to reach customer service. have used for auto componets and never thought of checking for home systems, Some reviews knocked the lack of wi-fi, I had no problem running ethernet connection from next room and Air Play is great

    Cons: None


    Written By asag, NJ on Saturday, June 08, 2013

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    Picked up this receiver for a friend who wanted to control two zones, SIRIUS, and an iPod via an app. This receiver was the perfect choice. Networking, internet radio, Sirius, iPod interface, surround sound, second zone... What more could you want as a consumer?

    denon avr-1913 review

    Written By Tip W, Hickory NC on Saturday, June 01, 2013

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    I am used to an amp with more power, but all other functions are great. Easy to use. I also love the 2nd room function for my outdoor speakers.I know it will last, I had a Denon amp for 15 years that is still going strong.

    Pros: Easy set up, functionality.

    Cons: Not the strongest amp power wise.Still efficient.

    Denon AVR-1913

    Written By MaddogMike, North Augusta, SC on Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    I have read the 20 reviews since May 1, 2013, and I pretty much agree with everything everyone else has said. This is an awesome sounding AVR. I think some of the credit should go to the Audyssey speaker setup, which really does enhance the overall audio sound to the highest potential. You can actually enhance and more fully understand your overall audio output by visiting the Audyssey website, as I was clueless until reading the blog titled Large vs Small (or Small vs Large). It was a blog that answered so many of the ongoing questions I had concerning overall sound with an AVR that has the Audyssey setup. This is a good looking receiver, has 6 hdmi inputs (5 on the back and 1 on the front), and also has iTunes Airplay, which is a real plus to be able to use your iTunes wirelessly. I do have one significant concern and that is this receiver has already been discontinued, when, as I mentioned at the beginning, there had been 20 very positive reviews of this unit just within the past 30 days. By Denon discontinuing the AVR-1913, it could lead someone to believe there were issues with it causing them to replace it with a newer model when it is not very old to begin with. It concerns me having just purchased this unit within the past 6 months. With that being said, this unit has performed in an awesome manner for me.

    Pros: Audyssey audio setup, iTunes Airplay, 6 hdmi inputs, network capability, easy to use remote, overall performance, very simple setup, 150 page manual available for download and printing.

    Cons: A bit pricey, and the model being discontinued a little prematurely (in my opinion).

    Seriously Impressive

    Written By Anonymous, Royal Oak, MI on Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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    What a fantastic receiver!! I purchased this to replace a Marantz I bought in the late 90s, so I am used to having great sound; this machine far exceeded my expectations. With a full and crystal clear sound and great volume at a good price, you truly can't go wrong here. I am using this receiver with a Polk center speaker, and 4 PSB bookshelf speakers and subwoofer, and 12 gauge cable.

    Pros: Sound quality and ease of setup.

    Cons: NONE!!

    Denon beats pioneer

    Written By Mike, Denver, co on Sunday, May 26, 2013

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    Great sound, easy setup and calibration, UI is far superior to Pioneer 1123, which I recently returned. App is solid and perfect for second zone control. No complaints.

    So Far So Good

    Written By ChrisD, San Jose, CA on Thursday, May 23, 2013

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    I have yet to take full advantage of the receiver's features, but so far I can't complain. The Audyssey on-screen set up requires an HDMI connection to your TV. If you don't have that you need to suffer through with the unit's screen and it doesn't necessarily provide you with enough info to troubleshoot. For instance, I ran into an error in the set up. If I had the on-screen menu I might know what the error was - I suspect it is a speaker polarity issue and if so, the on-screen would tell me which one - but without it I just had to exit the setup and leave it with factory settings. Haven't set up the network yet either, but looking forward to Airplay

    Pros: Clean, simple design and interface

    Cons: Need HDMI TV and Ethernet to take full advantage.

    Denon AVR 1913

    Written By Anonymous, Haverford, PA on Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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    The receiver is great and the help I received from Crutchfield was very good.

    Easy to install and operate

    Written By Sheila, Houston TX on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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    Owned a Denon AV previously and we were so impressed we bought another. This one is by far so much simpler to install and use and used in conjunction with Polk speakers, the sound is fantastic. Having the option to use as 2 zone gives flexibility for future use.

    Crutchfield is an amazing team. They are so helpful. I called a couple of times and each time the team were responsive, friendly and extremely helpful.

    Denim Avr 1913

    Written By Rjones1953, San Bernardino, CA on Sunday, May 19, 2013

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    I am running a 7 year old Sony Bravia, directv, new Samsung 3 D blue ray, and an old jbl 5.1 with a klipch subwoofer. This is the best home theater set up. This is perfect

    Pros: Home theater has never sound so good. Pandora..iCloud, redbox wow

    Cons: I now want to upgrade my tv and speakers.


    Written By Gary T, St. George. UT on Saturday, May 18, 2013

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    This was my first Denon, and my expectations were high. Problem 1: the right channel on the headphone jack is dead Problem 2:the TV speakers are off when the Denon is on. I couldn't find a way to activate the TV speakers. I use the TV speakers sometimes for the simplicity of using my Directv remote to change channels, and adjust the sound at the same time. I NEVER use TV speakers with my 7.1 Polk speaker system. This will cause some sarcastic comments from some experts, but I like the convenience of this option.

    Pros: Auddessey makes setting up your speakers easy.

    Cons: Even though I knew it had 5 HDMI inputs, the next receiver I buy will have at least 8.

    Big Step Up

    Written By JayR, West Warwick, RI on Thursday, May 16, 2013

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    This thing is amazing, love the ability to be able to control the receiver from my iPhone with the Denon app. The setup is super easy, and love how you can setup the sound from multiple points of listening. The duel zone is awesome as well, I've always wanted a sonos system and this acts like it. You can listen to the game in the house and listen to Alt Nation outside (very cool).

    Pros: This thing can be your center for any awesome home network system, you can stream any sorts of tunes to it from your iPhone, iPad or your network server. Sound quality is amazing, makes my regular speakers sound like a $500 system.

    Cons: Was a little too tall for where I wanted to put it, but that's the only con I can come up with.

    Great deal on a quality product

    Written By Elloyd, Baltimore, MD on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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    This Denon 1913 has 7.1 capabilities, and was very easy to install. I loved the microphone hook up to optimize the sound for the room my speakers are in, and i love the fact that it is very easy to set up with all of my devices. The video upconversion from component to HDMI is very nice for playing my XBOX on the plasma screen.

    I gave it only 4 stars because every once in a while, the sound cuts to a low volume, then gradually increases back to where it was before. I'm sure this is a minor fix, as it has nothing to do with sound quality, but i havent figured it out yet.

    I loved how quickly crutchfield shipped it, and for free also!

    Pros: Easy to install, sleek and attractive looking, doesnt overheat in my small cabinet. The mobile remote app is really cool. having a front usb port is very convenient

    Cons: Sound volume issue every once in a while

    Great receiver, great price

    Written By shmurray, west chester, pa on Monday, May 13, 2013

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    Receiver works great. Easy setup, especially with mic and on screen instructions. Immediately worked with TV and Airplay. Am having issues getting logged into Pandora through receiver.

    Pros: Great price and value. Easily hooks up to your network and to Airplay. Great sound. Plenty of HDMI input ports

    Cons: Pandora doesn't seem to be connecting

    GREAT RECIEVER - Denon 1913

    Written By PA, Miami, FL on Monday, May 13, 2013

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    Crutchfield representatuive was very helpful and pointed me in the direction of Denon. Later through friends I confirmed that Denon's quality is up there. Shipping was quick. System easy to set up and sounds way better than the Sony receiver it replaced.

    Great receiver

    Written By Rogo, Chesterfield, MO on Saturday, May 11, 2013

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    Bought this receiver on sale, at a good price, and free shipping. This receiver was easy to setup and has simple controls. Sound is very good and no problems so far. On running the setup with the microphone, I found that some of my speakers had been cross-wired. Connected it to my home network and installed an app on my android phone which can now control the receiver. Works great and love the sound.

    Pros: Network access to all my media files, internet radio, and remote access. Microphone setup does a great job on balancing the speakers (all 7).

    Cons: You have to connect to the internet to down load a firmware update. No wireless access to connect receiver to network. Had to run a network cable to connect to home network and internet. in my case it took 50 feet of cable. When I installed my receiver on the network there was a conflict with the IP address and I had to change the IP address manually. For some reason it replaced my internet router on the network, and would allow access to the internet from my other wireless devices.

    Denon avr-1913

    Written By Jeff S, Auburn In on Thursday, May 09, 2013

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    Works great and Crutchfield price and service were great.

    The backbone for a great theater system

    Written By John R, Youngstown, OH on Thursday, May 09, 2013

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    A very powerful and surprisingly economical theater receiver. More than enough inputs and many streaming options available to use and allows rear surround channels to be configured to either front height or zone2 use.

    Pros: Vert nice receiver !! Too many to list.

    Cons: A little hard to configure zone2 for airplay use with iPod loaded tunes.

    Receiver review

    Written By northfoot, Allentown, PA on Wednesday, May 08, 2013

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    Easy to set up, easy to calibrate sound, and the number of HDMI ports make it easy to connect to the television, DVD, Apple TV, etc. Great sound from the unit, whether for movies or iPod. A great purchase.

    Pros: Great sound quality, easy set up.

    Cons: none

    Denon AVR-1913

    Written By Paul H., Chevy Chase MD on Monday, May 06, 2013

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    Sound is crisp and clean, set up was very intuitive. Since my last receiver was an Onkyo TX 575 from the last century (just barely, but still from the last century) I can't say how much of the improvement in sound quality was the Denon versus improvement in receivers generally. However, I was (very pleasantly) surprised at the increased clarity in dialogue (for an aging boomer with hearing blasted by too many Who and Rolling Stones concerts 30 years ago).

    Denon AVR-1913

    Written By Ron, Saco, me on Monday, May 06, 2013

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    Great product as advertised

    Nice Receiver

    Written By JimM, Greenville, NC on Monday, May 06, 2013

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    I just changed out from a Harman Kardon AVR-445. The Denon and the HK are worlds apart. For sound quality I have to give the nod to the HK. It is better with more option and choices for surround sound. The problem with that unit is it is prone to heat problems and is difficult to set up. You need a master degree to use many of the features. The Denon is a breeze and with separate inputs for all of the HDMI devices it makes setting up your entertainment system as easy as pushing a button.

    Pros: Easy set up. Good sound. System runs cool inside of an enclosure

    Cons: Wish it had more surround modes and options. When using FM I could not find a way to select a surround mode on the speakers in Music mode. Had to use Movie which distorts the sound somewhat.

    Denon AVR-1913

    Written By Doug, Batavia, NY on Friday, May 03, 2013

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    Much here for a receiver that does the job in a medium sized room. 14X16. The sound was spacious and very clean. I prefer a detailed sound as I experienced with the Denon (as long as it's not too bright like some, ie: Harmon Kardon). Also this detailed sound from the Denon with more openness, is also preferred by me over a subdued warmer sounding unit such as the Yamaha. (I'll stay away from calling the Yamaha mushy however, I can't come up with a better word to describe it). All in all if your driving a fairly efficient 5.1 system the Denon will do the trick.. My experience with Crutchfield has been nothing but all good. The techs are there to help you and will take the time with you on the phone. I worked with Brian who was a joy to talk with and extremely knowledgeable. Thank You Crutchfield for being there.

    Pros: Very easy to install and on screen user friendly instructions. Audessey sound mic/set up wonderful addition.

    Cons: Instruction manual on DVD ..... but understandable ..... it is 154 pages long.

    Great Receiver

    Written By PeterZ, Chicago, IL on Thursday, May 02, 2013

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    I have been a long time Denon user, this actually upgraded my AVR-1910. I wanted the iPhone app and AirPlay which my 1910 did not support. This recevier has a great new look, very streamlined. Setup is much easier and the onscreen UI is very easy to use.

    Pros: Great setup, great UI, excellent sound

    Cons: They changed the volume display with the new 3 series. So if you have any older models they will be different.


    Written By Blake P, Raleigh, NC on Wednesday, May 01, 2013

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    Picked the Denon AVR-1913 for use in a 600 sq ft great room. Powering a pair of Polk RTi A1 bookshelf speakers, pair of in-ceiling Polk MC60s, subwoofer, and utilizing a second zone with a pair of outdoor Polk Atrium 4s. Went with the Denon over a couple Yamaha receivers on the advice of the Crutchfield team because we couldn't justify the price jump for similar product attributes. VERY happy with the decision. Delivering great video and sound for normal TV watching, movies, Blu-Ray, Pandora, and iTunes AirPlay. No problems to speak of and no complaints regarding the on-screen GUI mentioned in other reviews. Using the Denon remote app on an iPad Mini and Android Galaxy Nexus when in Zone 2 outside...simple and efficient. The 1913 definitely gets my stamp of approval and provides superior value for the price.

    Pros: All of it

    Cons: None

    Good Product

    Written By John N, New Jersey on Sunday, April 28, 2013

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    Had an HDMI issue with the first receiver that shipped. Getting the RGA and the new receiver couldn't have been easier, the tech I spoke with Lloyd did a great job and I will definitely buy from Crutchfield again. The unit itself sounds great with the polk speakers that I have and makes watching movies and TV better. Setup was relatively easy and was done quickly. Upgrading from an old 5.1 Sony ES receiver and the sound is better than expected.

    Pros: Airplay, 2nd zone operation price.

    Cons: HDMI issue with pass through and static on video.

    Outstanding Value

    Written By Anonymous, Guaynabo P.R. on Friday, April 26, 2013

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    Using this AVR with a pair of Monitor Audio BX5's. upgrading from Yamaha RX-473. The sound it produces is richer and warmer than the Yamaha. Perfect for my speakers. The Spotify app is a bonus. Highly recommended.

    Pros: Rich,warm yet detailed sound.

    Cons: None

    Great receiver, allows for improving home theater components over time

    Written By Randy, Camarillo, CA on Friday, April 26, 2013

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    I own the AVR-1911 and just purchased this AVR-1913 for my father-in-law. The Denon 1900-series receiver is great for anyone that wants to be a step beyond the entry level in home theater entertainment and may want to upgrade speakers and components over time. This has everything you'll need including 3D, 7.1, Apple AirPlay, plenty of power, and super easy setup. Can't beat the quality and built-in features for the price! (Bought both the 1911 and 1913 after holiday season rush for $399 through Crutchfield's blowout sale)

    The big advantages the 1913 has over the 1911: -Apple AirPlay (very convenient for iPhone and iPad users), though the remote controller app isn't quite as good as I had hoped -HDMI input on the front of the receiver, additional HDMI input on back -improved interface when viewing display on TV -improved online and networking features including Pandora

    Pros: -Audyssey auto setup with included microphone is super easy and produces a fantastic result, even for the most discriminating ears -Set up once and never have to touch it again (great for the in-law situation where they just want it to work) -Plenty of power -7.1 allows for lots of configuration options (e.g., 5.1 + Zone 2 Stereo, 5.1 + Height L/R, full 7.1, 5.1 + bi-amp L/R)

    Cons: -No option for manual adjustment of bass or treble (comparable Yamaha receivers allow you to adjust bass and treble for the system as a whole or down to each individual speaker) -Interface for Apple products not as smooth as I would prefer, but a definite improvement over the 1911 (best way to get around this is to have music organized into playlists so you don't have to browse using slow interface) -No option to duplicate stereo sound through all 7 speakers AND the sub at the same time -No W

    Denon AVR-1913: Great Value and Performance

    Written By MikeD, Grosse Pointe, Mi. on Friday, April 26, 2013

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    Key features that led me to this AVR over a comparable Yamaha and Onkyo were: 1. the front side USB/iPod, HDMI, and RCA connections, 2.Video Up-conversion to HDMI, 3.'Soft' Capabilities. The Soft capabilities I mentioned include the ability to control this device from my phone over my home WiFi, the ability to rename and reconfigure different inputs, and speaker outputs, zones, and the on-screen menu operability. This device, for the price has the sound you expect from the Denon line, however because of the improved setup on this unit, the true sound I am getting is much better - the device configured itself for my room and did a much better job than I did on my previous receiver. Sound quality and really nice capabilities make this a great value at even market price. I definitely recommend it.

    Pros: Sound, capabilities, and price. The banana/screw type connections for speakers are solid and nice. Also, the remote control is improved and very easy to use.

    Cons: none so far.

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    Written By Tony M, Aurora, IL on Thursday, April 25, 2013

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    Excellent receiver to replace an older non-HDMI compatible receiver. Installation was simple with the microphone and further adjustments were extremely easy to make with a little help from the manual.

    Pros: -Easy Set Up -Great Functionality -Plenty of Inputs -Multi-Room Capability -Apple AirPlay -Built-in stations/satellite radio

    Denon AVR-1913

    Written By Anonymous, Louisiana on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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    A solid basic beginner home theater surround receiver

    A Plesant Surprise

    Written By Mr K, Clearwater, FL on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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    Excellent video switching through HDMI, easy setup and the automated sound set up gave good sounding results.

    Cons: Nothing yet

    Awesome sound lacking some features

    Written By AVpro, Atlanta, GA on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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    Love denon products all around, fantastic sound quality and fairly reliable. This receiver is great except it lacks wifi connectivity.

    Pros: Sound quality, reliability

    Cons: No wifi connectivity. Needs an Ethernet connection

    Denon AVR-1913

    Written By VinnyP, Longview, Tx on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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    This receiver is a huge step up from the old 5.1 receiver that I had. I really like the on screen options menu, where you can control all aspects of the receiver. The network capabilities are really awesome! This reciever also makes me small JBL speakers sound like grizzly bears. The sound this thing pumps out is wicked, its crisp, clear, and smooth.

    Pros: Great Sound, Great Price, Network Features, On Screen Guide, App, Plenty of Ports.

    Cons: Not as intuitive as my Yamaha was, but you pick it up pretty quick.

    Amazing Value

    Written By Crosse deStreit, Ashland, MA on Monday, April 22, 2013

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    I've had this about a week now; it replaced a five-year-old Onkyo TX-SR706. The Onkyo was pretty dicey with 1080p, and in general was complex to configure. The Denon is a piece of cake - simple, straightforward, easy to use, and both picture and sound are excellent. I've yet to try the iPhone-based remote and AirPlay, but these aren't really important to me - it's all about the audio and video, and ease-of-use, and, in all these respects, you can't go wrong here! And, of course, as always, great service and value from Crutchfield!

    Pros: Excellent video and audio; easy to use

    Cons: None.

    Pretty good

    Written By RealB, Los Angeles, CA on Monday, April 22, 2013

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    Only giving this a 4-star because I sometimes get a black screen on my TV but still hear sound. This lasts for about 3-4 seconds while I am watching something, it is quite frustrating. Thinking of sending the unit back, but that is also a PITA for me. Going to check my connections and use the unit a little bit longer before I decide to send it back. Apart from that its a pretty awesome unit, love the sound, the easy setup process, the simple sound options. Cool that I can control it from my iPhone. Some things I didn't like about it: - Big click when it goes on or off. - Some picture noise during it's black screen setup steps. - Takes too long between input types. - When changing channels on TV, volume goes low and then high. Real PITA.

    Its better than what I had previously, but my old Yamaha unit also never did the things mentioned above.

    The Denon AVR-1913 is good, just not perfect.

    Pros: - Looks cool - Decent remote - iPhone app (although app kind of sucks, it still works) - Setup is awesome - Simple options for sound - Auto detects type of sound needed for each input.

    Cons: - Big click when it goes on or off. - Some picture noise during it's black screen setup steps. - Takes too long between input types. - When changing channels on TV, volume goes low and then high. Real PITA.

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    Written By Don, Minocqua, Wi on Sunday, April 21, 2013

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    This unit is great and has become the control center for my audio visual life

    Pros: Exceeded my expectations

    Cons: None

    Denon AVR 1913

    Written By Elaine, New Jersey on Sunday, April 21, 2013

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    Great receiver for the price. Easy set up and only called Crutchfirld tech support once to confirm a connection. Worth buying it here just for the great tech support! Previously had a 15 year old Denon receiver that originally cost $2000....this is so much easier to set up with HDMI cable. Remote is simple to use and great sound from my speakers. Can't go wrong with this. Receiver. Also..stunning 3D through the receiver.

    Pros: Great price & delivers great sound.

    Cons: Haven't found any

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    Written By Nelson P, Bellport, NY on Saturday, April 20, 2013

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    Better than expected. Easy set up, even done manually with Mythos SSA-50 Soundbar. AirPlay is fantastic. NO issues at all.

    Pros: Looks great, performs better.

    Cons: none


    Written By Bob, Amherst, NY on Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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    Disappointed. Nice receiver but had issues. Picture would freeze for 10-15 seconds, occasional pixelation, in CBL/SAT mode. Audio would also go quiet. Video issues seem to be a common complaint with Denon receivers. Hard to find a solid a/v receiver.

    Pros: Nice features.

    Cons: Problems with video. Could really use a printed manual.

    Denon 1913

    Written By Sound100JLA, Aurora, Colorado on Monday, April 15, 2013

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    Great product from Denon. Love the air play. Quick set up and sounds great no problems.

    Pros: AirPlay, Sound, Set up, Display.

    Cons: None.

    Denon AVR-1913

    Written By Danny, Boone, NC on Monday, April 15, 2013

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    I up-graded from the Onkyo 5.1 for two reasons. I wanted 7.1 surround and the HDMI capabilities. The Crutchfiled team advised me to try the Denon and I'm very impressed so far. It was very easy to set up with the on screen instructions. And, it was very easy to hook everything up and actually it surprised me how easy it was compaired to the old Onkyo. I was pleased with the Onkyo reciever, but it was dated and complicated. I purchased some Polk-Audio in-wall speakers to complete my surround system and it really rocks! This Denon offers a lot of bang for the price.

    Pros: Free shipping and 2nd day delivery.

    Cons: None

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    Written By faj, Naples, FL on Saturday, April 13, 2013

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    Great value, sounds great better than some much more expensive receivers I own. Looks ok. It was very easy to setup and connect all my components and speakers. I recommend it if you like a very good receiver at a reasonable price.

    Pros: Sounds good, simple to operate and setup.

    Cons: None