Optional Add-On Devices
7-Channel Equal Power Amplifier: The Denon AVR-2310CI
features a 7-channel equal power, discrete amplifier. Each channel is rated at
90 watts RMS. The amp can power a 7.1-channel surround system in the main room;
or it can power a 5.1-channel system and the surround back channels can be
reassigned. The surround back channels can be used to power Zone 2 speakers in
another room, while you listen to 5.1-channel surround in your main room. To
enjoy Dolby Pro Logic IIz, you can reassign the power amp from the two surround
back channels to the two front high channels. You can also 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. In addition, the AVR-2310CI features a set of "B" speakers, wired in
parallel to the receiver's "A" speakers, for listening to the same audio source
in another room.
Robust Power Supply: To produce a clear, stable power
circuit that prevents unwanted noise from affecting the sound, the Denon
AVR-2310cI has a dedicated CPU transformer that is separate from the audio and
video circuitry. The AVR-2310CI features a powerful rectifier circuit to supply
stable current with negligible noise.
Minimum Signal Path Design: The "simple & straight" design
concept has been thoroughly implemented in the signal paths to contribute to
immaculately clean audio and video playback. Signal paths are as short as
possible to keep signal degradation in the audio and video circuitry to an
Direct Mechanical Ground Construction: Vibration-resistant
construction has been used to thoroughly suppress the adverse influences of
vibration on sound quality. The power transformers, a source of vibration, have
been securely mounted on the high rigid bottom chassis. Direct mounting of
cast-iron feet to the radiator in near proximity to each other serves to
suppress mutual vibration with the power transformers and other sources of
Digital Signal Processing (DSP):
The Denon AVR-2310CI is equipped with a
high-resolution 32-bit floating point Digital Signal Processor (DSP). All
elements of the Surround Processor are optimized to the highest standards by the
use of selected high performance and discrete components, particularly the A/D
and D/A converters and the sophisticated DSP surround decoder.
24-Bit, 192 kHz D/A
Converters: The AVR-2310CI uses Analog Devices 24-bit/192-kHz Digital-to-Analog
converters for all channels. The 192kHz sampling and
24-bit word length capabilities of the DACs allow you to play high-resolution
recordings and hear the increased clarity, detail and dynamic range of those
Audyssey: This receiver is equipped with an Auto Setup and
MultiEQ equalization function, to achieve the most ideal sound field for your
room. The AVR-2310's Audyssey MultiEQ function is designed to optimize the sound
quality at each listening position in the room. The included DM-A409 microphone
is used to measure test tones at each listening position. This measured data is
then analyzed using a program to improve acoustic characteristics in the
listening area. For best results at least 6 positions should be measured,
including a main position. The main position is given more weight in the
calculations. The Audyssey EQ offers the following settings.
- MultiEQ: The MultiEQ function offers the following
- Audyssey: optimizes the crossover point, output
level, delay time, and equalization of all speakers based on speaker
frequency response, speaker location, and room acoustics
- Audyssey Byp. L/R: optimizes all speakers except
front left and right
- Audyssey Flat: optimize frequency response of all
speakers to flat
- Manual: adjusts the tonal quality for each speaker
individually using the manual equalizer settings; adjust from -20 to +6
dB at 63 Hz, 125 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 khz, 4 kHz, 8 kHz, and 16
- Off: turns equalizer off
- Dynamic EQ: Audio engineers mix music and movie
soundtracks at reference levels much louder than typical home listening
levels. At lower volumes the human ear perceives sound differently; voices
change, bass dissipates, and the surround effect becomes less enveloping.
Dynamic EQ adjusts the frequency response curve based on volume to maintain
consistent bass output, octave-to-octave balance, and surround impact,
resulting in rich sound at any volume. You can set the Dynamic EQ to 0, 5,
10, or 15 dB.
- Dynamic Volume: Dynamic Volume addresses the issue of
commercials that are too loud and movie soundtracks with vast differences
between soft and loud passages; the results are more intelligible dialogue,
loud passages maintain impact, and soft whispers are clearly heard. When the
volume level changes, Dynamic EQ also adjusts the frequency response to
maintain sound quality. You can set the Dynamic Volume to Day (low), Evening
(middle), or Midnight (high).
Note: You can also setup your speaker system manually
using the receiver. You can adjust speaker configuration (large/small/none),
bass setting (LFE/LFE+Main), low-pass crossover
(80/90/100/110/120/150/200/250Hz), speaker distance (0-60'), channel level
(-12 to +12dB), and high-pass crossover frequency
Surround Modes: This receiver incorporates a wide variety of
surround modes to bring you maximum enjoyment from your audio and video
software. The unit can be set to store the most recently selected surround mode
for each input, so it is automatically activated each the particular input is
chosen. The surround modes include:
- Dolby Digital: Dolby Digital is a 5.1 multi-channel
digital surround format.
- Dolby Digital EX: Dolby Digital EX is a 6.1
multi-channel digital surround format.
- Dolby TrueHD: Dolby TrueHD is a lossless coding
technology that supports up to 8 channels of multi-channel surround sound
for the next generation optical discs. The reproduced sound is true to the
original source bit-for-bit.
- DTS Digital Surround: DTS Digital Surround is a 5.1
multi-channel digital surround sound format used for both
commercial/theatrical and consumer grade applications.
- DTS-HD High Resolution: DTS-HD High Resolution Audio is
an improved version of the conventional DTS, DTS-ES and DTS 96/24 signal
formats that is compatible with sampling frequencies of 48 or 96 kHz and up
to 7.1-channels of discrete digital sound. High data bit rate performance
provides high quality sound.
- DTS-HD Master Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio is a lossless
audio format compatible with up to 96 kHz and up to 7.1-channels. The
lossless audio coding technology faithfully reproduces the sound of the
- DTS-ES Extended Surround: DTS-ES features two 6.1
- DTS-ES Discrete 6.1: DTS-ES Discrete 6.1-channel is
a 6.1-channel discrete digital audio format adding a surround back
channel to the DTS digital surround sound.
- DTS-ES Matrix 6.1: DTS-ES Matrix 6.1-channel is a
discrete 5.1 channel digital audio format inserting a surround back
channel to the DTS surround sound through matrix encoding.
- DTS 96/24: DTS 96/24 is a digital audio format enabling
high sound quality playback in 5.1-channels with a sampling frequency of 96
kHz and 24 bit quantization of DVD-video.
- DTS Neo:6 Surround: DTS Neo:6 is a matrix decoding
technology for achieving 6.1-channel surround playback with 2-channel
sources. You can choose from two DTS Neo: 6 Surround formats - Neo: 6 Cinema
and Neo: 6 Music.
- Dolby Pro Logic: Center and mono surround information
is matrixed into two stereo channels. When reproduced, audio is decoded and
output in 4 channel surround sound.
- Dolby Pro Logic II: Dolby Pro Logic II technology
processes any high quality stereo (two-channel) movie and music audio into
five playback channels of full-bandwidth surround sound. A matrix surround
decoding technology, Dolby Pro Logic II detects the directional cues that
occur naturally in stereo content and uses these elements to create a
five-channel surround sound playback experience. You can choose from Cinema,
Music, or Game formats. You can also choose Dolby Pro Logic (the earlier
- Dolby Pro Logic IIx: Pro Logic IIx expands any existing
stereo- or 5.1-channel audio for a 6.1- or 7.1- channel playback, creating a
seamless, natural surround soundfield that immerses you in the entertainment
experience. You can choose from the following Dolby Pro Logic IIx formats -
Cinema, Music, or Game.
- Dolby Pro Logic IIz: Dolby Pro Logic IIz introduces a
new dimension to home entertainment through the addition of a pair of front
height channels. Compatible with stereo, 5.1ch, and 7.1ch content, Dolby Pro
Logic IIz provides enhances spaciousness, depth, and dimension to movies,
concert video, and videogame playback while maintaining full integrity of
the source mix.
- Combined Surround Modes: The receiver features several
combined modes using existing Dolby and DTS surround modes: Dolby Digital
(Plus) + Dolby Pro Logic IIx Cinema/Music, Dolby Digital (Plus) + Dolby Pro
Logic IIz, Dolby True HD + Ex, Dolby TrueHD + Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Cinema/Music, Dolby TrueHD + Dolby Pro Logic IIz, DTS (HD) + Dolby Pro Logic
IIx Cinema/Music, DTS (HD) + Dolby Pro Logic IIz, or DTS (HD) + Neo:6.
- Denon Original Surround (DSP) Modes: The desired
surround mode according to the program source and viewing situation can be
selected from among 7 Denon original surround modes.
- Rock Arena: this mode is for enjoying the
atmosphere of a live concert in an arena
- Jazz Club: this mode is for enjoying the atmosphere
of a live concert in a jazz club
- Mono Movie: this mode is for playing monaural movie
sources with surround sound
- Video Game: this mode is suited for achieving
surround sound with video games
- Matrix: this mode lets you add a sense of expansion
to stereo music sources
- Virtual: this mode is for enjoying surround effects
using only the front speakers or headphones
- 5CH/7CH Stereo: this mode is for enjoying stereo
sound from all speakers
- Stereo Playback: This is the mode for playing in
stereo. The tone can be adjusted. Sound is output from the front left and
right speakers, along with a connected subwoofer.
- Direct Playback: In this mode, this audio signal bypass
the tone adjustment circuitry for higher quality sound.
- Pure Direct: This mode recreates the original sound
most faithfully, providing extremely high quality sound.
Surround Parameters: You can adjust the following surround
- CINEMA EQ (Cinema Equalizer): The Cinema EQ function
gently decreases the level of the extreme high frequencies, compensating for
overly-bright sounding motion picture soundtracks. Select this function if
the sound from the front speakers is too bright. This function only works in
the Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic (including PL II, PL IIx, PL IIz),
and DTS Neo:6 modes.
- Dynamic Range Compression: Motion picture soundtracks
have tremendous dynamic range (the contrast between very soft and very loud
sounds). For listening late at night, or whenever the maximum sound level is
lower than usual, Compressing the dynamic range allows you to hear all of
the sounds in the soundtrack with reduced dynamic range. DRC works when
playing program sources recorded in formats other than DTS.
- LFE: This setting adjusts the low-frequency effects
level (LFE). You can adjust the LFE from -10 to 0 dB.
- Center Width: This function assigns the center channel
signal to the front left and right channels for wider sound; select from 0
to 7. This function only works in the Dolby Pro Logic II and PL IIx modes.
- Center Image: This function assigns a center channel
signal to the front left and right channels for wider sound; adjust from 0.0
to 1.0. This function only works in the DTS Neo:6 mode.
- Panorama: This feature assigns front left and right
signals to surround channels for wider sound, you can turn this feature On
or Off. This function only works in the Dolby Pro Logic II and PL IIx modes.
- Dimension: This settings shifts the sound image to the
front or rear to adjust playback balance; select from 0 to 6. This function
only works in the Dolby Pro Logic II and PL IIx modes.
- Delay Time: This feature adjusts the delay time to
control the sound stage size. In this menu the delay time is only adjusted
for the Matrix mode.
- Effect Level: This function adjusts the effect signal
level from 1 to 15 when using the Denon Original Surround Modes.
- Room Size: This feature allows you to set the size of
your acoustic environment when using the Denon Original Surround Modes;
select Small, Medium small, Medium, Medium large, or Large.
- SB CH Out: This setting selects the playback mode for
the surround back channels; there are separate settings for multi-channel
and 2-channel sources.
- AFDM: Detects the source's surround back channel signal and sets
the optimum surround mode automatically.
Source Level: This function adjusts the playback level of
the currently select input source's audio input. Use this feature if there are
differences in the input volume levels between different sources. You can
correct the playback level of the audio input from -12 to +12dB.
Tone Settings: You can
independently adjust the system's overall Bass and Treble settings from -6 to +6
dB. You can also fade the sound from front to rear or vice-versa.
Restorer: This function
restores compressed audio signals to pre-compression form,
correcting the sense of bass and treble volume to obtain a richer sounding playback; select
64, 96, or HQ based on the compression setting of the source material.
Auto Lip Sync (Audio Delay): This feature automatically
compensates for the timing shift between the audio and video of the receiver. If
needed, the audio signal can be manually delayed to match the video signal;
adjust from 0-200ms.
Volume Setting: You can set a
maximum volume level of 0, -10, or -20 dB to limit the receiver's total volume
output. You can also specify a turn-on volume, from -70 to +18dB or Last
(whatever the volume setting when the receiver was turned off).
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).
Plus: For each input, the
receiver automatically memorizes the settings for input mode,
surround mode, HDMI output mode, MultEQ, Dynamic EQ, Dynamic Volume, audio
delay, etc. When
the input source is switched, the settings last used for that source are automatically recalled. The surround parameters, tone control settings,
and playback levels for the different output channels are memorized for
each surround mode.
Dual Zone/Dual Source Operation: Denon's
Dual-Zone/Dual-Source function lets you select a different source for listening
in a different location of your home. The Zone 2 audio output has independent
source selection and can be output as a line-level or speaker-level signal,
depending on the amplifier assign setting.
- Line Out: By using the line-level outputs on the
AVR-2310CI, you can connect an external receiver or integrated amplifier in
a second room, allowing you to listen to 7.1 surround in the main room and
play a different audio source in another room of your home. The volume of
Zone 2 is controlled by your optional integrated amp.
- Speaker Out: By using the speaker-level outputs on the
AVR-2310CI you can directly connect a secondary pair of speakers in another
room of your home, allowing you to listen to 5.1 surround sound in your main
room and play a different audio source in the other room. The volume of Zone
2 is controlled by the AVR-2310CI receiver.
Inputs: The AVR-2310CI features 2 optical digital (Toslink) inputs
and 2 coaxial digital
inputs. Each input can be assigned to any of the different input sources except Phono and Tuner. Optical
2 also has a corresponding optical
digital output for use with a CD, MD, or other digital recording device.
Multi-Channel Input: The AVR-2310CI is equipped with an analog 7.1-channel
RCA input to accommodate present and future
Binding Post Speaker Terminals: All of the receiver's speaker terminals are binding posts.
They are not 5-way binding posts because a plastic collar prevents their use
with spade lugs and they are positioned too far apart to be used with dual
AM/FM Tuner: The Denon AVR-2310CI features a built-in AM/FM
tuner which allows you to preset up to 8 AM/FM stations in 7 different banks
(A-G), giving you a total of 56 AM/FM presets. You can assign an 8 character
name to each preset.
The unit is equipped with a back-up memory that provides
approximately one week of memory storage when the main unit's power switch is
off and the power cord is disconnected.
Sleep Timer: This function allows you to automatically set
the power to standby after a predetermined amount of time has passed. You can se
the sleep timer to 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
HDMI ver. 1.3a: This
unit has 5 HDMI inputs and 1 HDMI monitor output, version 1.3a. The HDMI inputs are assignable to different
input sources. The HDMI jacks support HDCP copyright protection and are
compatible with 30 and 36 bit Deep Color and xvYCC color space technology
(currently no pre-recorded software supports Deep Color or xvYCC).
Video Up-Conversion: Analog video input signals (composite,
S-video, component) can be converted to a digital video signal and transmitted
to through the receiver's HDMI output port; or can be up-or down-converted to
another analog video monitor output.
Note: HDMI digital video signal can only be output through the
receiver's HDMI monitor output. 480p, 576p, 1080i, 720p, and 1080p component
video input signals cannot be converted into S-video or composite video.
High-bit I/P Converter and Scaler up to 1080p (through HDMI monitor
output): The Denon AVR-2310CI features
state-of-the-art Anchor Bay Technologies ABT-2010 VRS precision 12-bit video
deinterlacing and upconversion that processes SD (standard definition) sources
such as DVD and converts them to HD (high definition) quality for improved
sharpness and clarity, so you can enjoy your DVD collection, VCR tapes, and
other standard definition sources (480i/480p) with great clarity and detail, up
to 1080p. The AVT VRS technology also includes both SD as well as HD video noise
reduction to minimize compression artifacts.
Component Video: The receiver features 2 component video inputs and 1
component video monitor output. The component video inputs are assignable to
different sources. (Note: If a 1080p signal is input via component
video, it is neither converted nor scaled; it is only output as 1080p
GUI (Graphic User Interface): A GUI menu can be
displayed on your television for easy system setup. The Graphic User Interface menu is sent through
receiver's HDMI monitor output. A screen
saver engages if a static menu is left on screen for more that 3 minutes.
Picture Quality Adjustment:
You can adjust the Contrast, Brightness, Chroma Level, Hue, DNR (Noise
Reduction), and Enhancer (Sharpness) of the receiver's monitor video outputs.
Video Select Function: You can switch the video input source
on the receiver while listening to a different audio signal.
Input Naming: You can
change the display name of each selected input source (up to 8 characters per
Source Delete: This feature
removes input sources that are not used from the receiver's display.
Dimmer: The receiver features 4
display brightness settings - Bright, Dim, Dark and Off.
Main Remote Control (RC-1117): The AVR-2310CI comes
with a main remote control that can operate the receiver as well as other remote
control capable Denon components. It is pre-programmed with
control signals for other brand products; including DVD players, Blu-ray Disc
players, VCRs, TVs, cable boxes, satellite receivers, and CD players.
Quick Select: The front panel and main remote both have
three Quick Select buttons. Each button can be programmed with a specific input
source, surround mode, volume, and MultEQ, Dynamic EQ, and Dynamic volume
settings for easy recall.
Sub/Zone 2 Remote Control (RC-1119): The receiver's sub
remote is designed to control the Zone 2 functions. You can use it from the other room with an optional IR repeater kit.
HDMI Control: The Denon AVR-2310CI can control select
external audio/video components connected via HDMI which supports HDMI control.
When you make an HDMI connection with a TV or player compatible with the
AVR-2310CI's HDMI control function, you can perform the operations from the
AVR-2310CI's remote control - Power off, Switching of audio output devices,
Switching of audio input devices, Volume adjustment, and Playback functions.
Custom Integration: The AVR-2310CI carries
the "CI" stamp, which is Denon's certification to custom installers that the
receiver has advanced connectivity and control features often required for
custom home integration and theater applications using premium control systems.
These features include a RS232C jack for use with whole house control systems,
remote in/out IR command control, and a +12-volt trigger.
- RS-232C Port: The AVR-2310CI includes an
RS-232C port for connection to external whole-house
control systems, from companies such as AMX, Crestron, and
others, and provides a software/firmware upgrade pathway.
- Room-to-Room Remote Jacks: The receiver has a mini-jack input
for use with an optional Denon RC-616, 617, or 618 IR
re-transmitter. The adjacent room-to-room output is for future use.
- 12V Trigger Output: The
AVR-2310CI has a mini-jack output to
send a 12-Volt DC turn-on signal to another component that accepts a 12V
trigger, such as a power amplifier.
Optional Add-On Devices
iPod Compatibility: Using an optional
ASD-11R iPod dock, or an
ASD-51W iPod/Network adapter dock, you can integrate your iPod with the
AVR-2310CI. Song titles appear on the receiver's display panel and the iPod can be
controlled using the buttons on the main unit and the remote control.
Sirius Satellite Radio Ready: The AVR-2310CI can be connected
to the optional SiriusConnect home tuner kit (item numbers
220SCH2P, sold separately), allowing you to receive Sirius Satellite Radio
through the receiver. The display shows channel name, number, category, artist,
or song title. Sirius channels are stored as presets and recalled in the same
way AM and FM stations are. A subscription to Sirius Satellite Radio is