Inputs and Outputs Notes
Digital Signal Processor: The AVR-1604
features a 32-bit "Melody 32" DSP processor from Analog Devices. This
high-quality DSP chip gives the receiver the ability to accurately decode and
reproduce the superior quality of DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, DTS
Neo:6, Dolby Digital EX and Dolby Pro Logic II.
24-bit, 96kHz D/A Converters:
The AVR-1604 uses highly accurate 24-bit, 96kHz D/A converters on all six
channels to handle digital to analog conversion, giving you superior sound
Modes: This receiver incorporates a wide
variety of surround modes to bring you maximum enjoyment from your audio and
video software. The surround modes include:
- Dolby Digital
- Dolby Digital EX
- Dolby Pro Logic II (Movie and
- DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
- DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
- DTS Neo:6 (Cinema
- Rock Arena
- Jazz Club
- Video Game
- Mono Movie
- 5CH/6CH Stereo
Multichannel Input: The AVR-1604 is equipped with a 5.1-channel
input to accommodate outboard decoders. It has a wide bandwidth of up to 100kHz
to accommodate high-resolution audio sources such as DVD-Audio and SACD.
Personal Memory Plus: The
Personal Memory Plus function automatically memorizes the surround mode, channel
volume, surround parameters, and other settings for each of the separate input
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 Pro Logic II, Dolby Digital, and DTS surround 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, the Dynamic Range Compression allows
you to hear all of the sounds in the soundtrack (but with reduced dynamic
range). This only works when playing program sources recorded in Dolby Digital.
You can select one of the four settings: "Off", "Low",
"Mid" (middle), or "Hi" (high).
Subwoofer Crossover: The cutoff
frequency of the subwoofer preamp output is selectable between 80, 100, 120, or
Last Function Memory: This unit
is equipped with a last function memory, which stores the input and output
setting conditions as they were immediately before the power was switched off.
The unit is also equipped with a back-up memory. This function provides
approximately one week of memory storage when the main unit's power switch is
off and with the power cord disconnected.
In addition to controlling the AVR-1604 and other Denon A/V components, the
supplied remote is pre-programmed to control many brands of A/V components,
including DVD players, Video Disc players, VCRs, TVs, cable boxes, DBS
(satellite) receivers, CD players, CD recorders, MiniDisc recorders, and tape
Room-to-Room Control: The
receiver has a minijack input and output for Room-to-Room Remote Control. These
jacks allow you to control other remote-controllable components with an optional
Denon IR remote control extender system (RC-16, 17 or 18).
and Outputs Notes
Connectors: The AVR-1604
is equipped with binding post connectors for the Left Front A, Right
Front A, Center, Left Surround, Right Surround, and Surround Back speakers. 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 banana
plugs. The Front B speakers have spring clip outputs.
Panel Inputs: The receiver has a set of
A/V inputs on the front panel behind a removable cover. It includes stereo audio
RCA jacks, an RCA composite video jack, and an optical digital jack.