Denon AVR-1913

7.1-channel home theater receiver with Apple AirPlay®

Item #: 033AV1913

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Original Price: $399.99

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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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    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

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    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?

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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).

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

    Denon AVR 1913

    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

    Review of AVR 1913

    Written By Jim S, Traabuco Canyon CA on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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    The Installation was simple and straight forward. The Auto calibration is impressive and connecting the various input is simple. I am also connecting to my Pandora account via the network input.

    Pros: Great features and simple installation

    Cons: None thus far

    Great Upgrade to my Onkyo SR605

    Written By Chicodecali, Philadelphia, PA on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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    I only upgraded from my Onkyo because I wanted 3D. I thought there wouldn't be any appreciable improvement in sound quality since it seems I only got the Onkyo a couple years ago and it was highly rated. Wow, was I wrong! Everything about the sound with this receiver is better. Overall the sound is much tighter and cleaner. I can play everything louder without it getting muddy. Channel separation is MUCH better. I am hearing things I never heard before. Bass response is also much improved. I am FEELING it now as well as hearing it. Setup was easy. My only hiccup was not doing a firmware upgrade before setting up everything and having a little bit of trouble getting the Denon to recognize my Blu-Ray player after. A couple restarts and cable swaps did the trick though. I did a lot of research and this unit looks like it was the best deal for the money, especially for an airplay capable receiver. I thought that a lack of wifi was a minus but I got a powerline adapter and had it connected to my network in less than 5 minutes. My setup is Polk RTi70 mains, CSI 40 center, RC65i (4) surrounds, and SVS 20-39 sub.

    Pros: great clean sound, easy setup, excellent value

    Cons: none at this price point

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    Written By Anthony, Stormville, NY on Tuesday, April 09, 2013

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    The home theatre unit is excellent and so much much better than the prosaic stereo receiver with a DVD player hook up to it. The low frequencies make the floor shake and a few times, the "surround sound" like quality had me looking behind me to see if someone was there!


    Cons: Nothing I can say against this unit.

    Great product for the money

    Written By Sean L, Austin, TX on Tuesday, April 09, 2013

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    Great for the money. You would be hard pressed to find a 7.1 airplay enabled receiver that also has a smartphone app for this price.

    Cons: None

    Good mid level receiver

    Written By d, KC on Monday, April 08, 2013

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    This is a quality mid level receiver. It doesn't have many bells and whistles, but gets the job done. I was replacing a burnt out Onkyo receiver. This receiver doesn't have near the power that I got out of my Onkyo receiver, but with great speakers (Klipsch RF 62 fronts, RC62 center, and RS52 surrounds) the sound this receiver puts out is better than I expected. Overall, a very nice receiver for a very good price.

    Pros: Airplay, adequate power to crank the volume up pretty good, clean sound

    Cons: If you have an older TV you may have issues with the HDMI ports. Sometimes I have to turn off my TV and turn it back on to get a picture. I have a 3 or 4 year old Samsung LCD so while not new I didn't anticipate this being an issue. If not for this issue I would have rated 5 stars. Would be nice if WIFI was built in, but at least it connects via LAN to the network. Negligible issue unless you have tons of electronics needing ports.

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    Written By jb, NY on Sunday, April 07, 2013

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    This is a really nice receiver! Great sound

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Sometimes Slightly laggy on the internet radio.

    Nice product

    Written By jc, Exton, PA on Sunday, April 07, 2013

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    Purchased this to replace an older home theatre receiver that didn't support HDMI. I was using an HDMI switch. I've since moved everything over and couldn't be happier. The HDMI switching works great, The embedded Airplay and Network Stations work great, and has opened up a whole new world of music for me to enjoy. I have it in 5.1 surround, and even though the Audyssey that's included doesn't get very good reviews, it setup my speakers way better than I was able to do previously. I really enjoy watching movies now with the surround sound and center channels setup properly.

    Pros: Audyssey setup, HDMI switch, embedded Airplay, embedded network radio stations

    Cons: none so far

    Denon avr 1913

    Written By Brian, Austin on Saturday, April 06, 2013

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    Functionality is fantastic. Zone 2 was a must for my outdoor speakers. Being able to watch a movie indoors and listen to music outdoors is a big plus up from my old Pioneer (which served me well). Love the Apple Airplay features and Pandora. Easy control of the receiver with the Denon remote app. Really enjoying this new setup!

    Pros: Zone two and AirPlay features. Denon remote app. Sound is awesome. Multiple hdmi connections.

    Cons: Must have Ethernet/ network hardwire connection for AirPlay and zone 2 features.


    Written By Anonymous, Devils lake ND on Friday, April 05, 2013

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    Xlant receiver. Replaced a sony. Great sound. Thank you

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None

    Great Receiver

    Written By MikeA, Texas Panhandle on Thursday, April 04, 2013

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    Great receiver, easy to hook up, sounds like I expected it to. Used the Audyssey test to balance speakers and it worked great. The Denon worked just fine with a combination of speakers: Boston Acoustic front, homemade rear, Polk Audio TSi CS10 center and Infinity PS38 powered sub that I had to buy to replace the old Boston Acoustic. Only using 5.1 and it is all that is needed for my 15' x 23' room.

    Pros: True theater surround sound, plenty of power, easy hookup.

    Cons: None

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    Written By Anonymous, Bolton,CT on Thursday, April 04, 2013

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    Awesome receiver. Not complicated and great sound. Just replaced an Onkyo that had every pos