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Denon AVR-1913

7.1-channel home theater receiver with Apple AirPlay®

107 Reviews

Item # 033AV1913

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Our take on the Denon AVR-1913

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.

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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

    What's in the Box:

    • 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

    Denon AVR-1913 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (107 Reviews)

    Very Good Sound, but Difficult

    Eico from Richmond, VA on 1/12/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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

    Brad from WI on 11/18/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Fantastic sound with awesome eq settings




    Anonymous from Texas on 8/11/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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!

    CoreyK from Fort Worth, TX on 7/1/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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

    Richard L from Tuckerton, NJ on 6/24/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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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    Anonymous from M on 6/24/2013

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



    Great value!

    ChanB from New Bern, NC on 6/21/2013

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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

    jjt6 from Baton Rouge, La on 6/11/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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


    asag from NJ on 6/8/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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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    Tip W from Hickory NC on 6/1/2013

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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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    MaddogMike from North Augusta, SC on 5/29/2013

    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

    Anonymous from Royal Oak, MI on 5/29/2013

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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

    Mike from Denver, co on 5/26/2013

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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

    ChrisD from San Jose, CA on 5/23/2013

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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

    Anonymous from Haverford, PA on 5/22/2013

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



    Easy to install and operate

    Sheila from Houston TX on 5/21/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.



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    Rjones1953 from San Bernardino, CA on 5/19/2013

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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.


    Gary T from St. George. UT on 5/18/2013

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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

    JayR from West Warwick, RI on 5/16/2013

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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

    Elloyd from Baltimore, MD on 5/14/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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

    shmurray from west chester, pa on 5/13/2013

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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

    PA from Miami, FL on 5/13/2013

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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

    Rogo from Chesterfield, MO on 5/11/2013

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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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    Jeff S from Auburn In on 5/9/2013

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    Works great and Crutchfield price and service were great.



    The backbone for a great theater system

    John R from Youngstown, OH on 5/9/2013

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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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    northfoot from Allentown, PA on 5/8/2013

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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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    Paul H. from Chevy Chase MD on 5/6/2013

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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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    Ron from Saco, me on 5/6/2013

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    Great product as advertised



    Nice Receiver

    JimM from Greenville, NC on 5/6/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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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    Doug from Batavia, NY on 5/3/2013

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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

    PeterZ from Chicago, IL on 5/2/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.


    Blake P from Raleigh, NC on 5/1/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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

    John N from New Jersey on 4/28/2013

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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

    Anonymous from Guaynabo P.R. on 4/26/2013

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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

    Randy from Camarillo, CA on 4/26/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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

    MikeD from Grosse Pointe, Mi. on 4/26/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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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    Tony M from Aurora, IL on 4/25/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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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    Anonymous from Louisiana on 4/24/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    A solid basic beginner home theater surround receiver



    A Plesant Surprise

    Mr K from Clearwater, FL on 4/24/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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

    AVpro from Atlanta, GA on 4/24/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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

    VinnyP from Longview, Tx on 4/23/2013

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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

    Crosse deStreit from Ashland, MA on 4/22/2013

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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

    RealB from Los Angeles, CA on 4/22/2013

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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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    Don from Minocqua, Wi on 4/21/2013

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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

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    Elaine from New Jersey on 4/21/2013

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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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    Nelson P from Bellport, NY on 4/20/2013

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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


    Bob from Amherst, NY on 4/17/2013

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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.

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    Sound100JLA from Aurora, Colorado on 4/15/2013

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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.

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    Danny from Boone, NC on 4/15/2013

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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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    faj from Naples, FL on 4/13/2013

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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

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    Jim S from Traabuco Canyon CA on 4/10/2013

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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

    Chicodecali from Philadelphia, PA on 4/10/2013

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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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    Anthony from Stormville, NY on 4/9/2013

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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

    Sean L from Austin, TX on 4/9/2013

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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

    d from KC on 4/8/2013

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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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    jb from NY on 4/7/2013

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    This is a really nice receiver! Great sound

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Sometimes Slightly laggy on the internet radio.

    Nice product

    jc from Exton, PA on 4/7/2013

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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

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    Brian from Austin on 4/6/2013

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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.


    Anonymous from Devils lake ND on 4/5/2013

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

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None

    Great Receiver

    MikeA from Texas Panhandle on 4/4/2013

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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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    Anonymous from Bolton,CT on 4/4/2013

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    Awesome receiver. Not complicated and great sound. Just replaced an Onkyo that had every possible setting and this thing blows it away,



    Performance + features + price = Great Value

    BenB from Jackson, Michigan on 4/3/2013

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    In my search for a new reciever, I quickly learned that a B channel is no longer a standard feature on recievers. I contacted a Crutchfield rep who recommended the Denon AVR-1913. I have had a couple of weeks to play around with the features and I am very happy with the results. My teenage and twentysomething boys both commented on the improved surround sound compared to my old reciever. I would definately recommend.

    Pros: Can be set up to run B channel for stereo speakers in another room. Looks great Great value on sale at $399

    Cons: B channel only works with analog signals so you it won't work with HDMI connections. Easy fix is to run a second RCA stereo cable for any devices you want to listen to in the second room.


    bw from Wausau WI on 4/3/2013

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    Very easy to set up and very nice quality, remote is straight forward.

    Pros: Set up, Price, Sound

    Cons: None

    Nice Receiver

    Anonymous from Albuquerque on 4/3/2013

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    Excellent product, hides everything I need and more. Easy to set up. Lots of features and lots of HDMI inputs that actually work. Generates only a fraction of the heat of my previous Onkyo receiver. The only problem is, now I need to spring for new speakers. Wonderful sound for a non audiophile like me.

    Pros: Great value Great sound Easy to set up Eat to calibrate speakers Lots of HDMI inputs

    Cons: None


    Mike A from Trenton NJ on 4/2/2013

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    IT's been several weeks and my 3rd unit is on the way. Have invested 10's of hours trying to get this setup and working. Still not working. Can't get a picture from any device to come from receiver. Changed all cables several times, changed all ports, reset receiver, reconfigured receiver, uploaded, downloaded and about 150 other things to get this to work. Nada. Should be a 5 min install, this has been a horrible experience with no end in sight.

    Pros: Music plays, the only thing that works

    Cons: everything else...

    Perfect timing for my AV needs

    Max in Little Rock, AR from Little Rock, AR on 4/2/2013

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    The fact that a good friend who does a lot of AV work suggested this receiver just at the time it went on sale was a bonus on top of the fact that is does everything I wanted. Upgraded from a older Yamaha that works fine but didn't have all of the capabilities I wanted. I did all of the set up myself. Just needed a little trial and error and one call to a Crutchfield advisor to answer a couple of questions and I'm set. Looking forward to enjoying my first Denon 7.1 receiver and taking full advantage of its many features. Plus I've got a quality backup for a second 5.1 room now with the Yamaha that still works fine.

    Pros: Plenty of power for my room size, as many features or more than I need at the great sale price, lifetime tech support and quick service from Crutchfield is always appreciated.

    Cons: None yet.

    great sound

    james from tucson, az on 4/2/2013

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    sound is great remote simple to use all and all is a great receiver

    Pros: sound

    Cons: ios app needs fixing can't get it to do anything

    Clean Sound easy setup

    Gary from Ashburn, Va. on 4/2/2013

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    Upgraded from an old Sony receiver and the sound with Blu-ray is much improved, not to mention the easy set-up. I would certainly recommend this receiver at the current price.

    Pros: Sound and ease of set up

    Cons: a little trouble setting up the airplay, but that could be user error. Will report back on that one.

    Very Nice

    Brent from Joplin, MO on 4/1/2013

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    This unit replaced an Onkyo receiver. My Onkyo would have noise in the video after turning it on and would eventually clear up 30 to 40 minutes later; as a result I ended up not using any of the 'video' related features. The Denon AVR-1913 however, has excellent video. HDMI video switching simplifies things greatly. On screen GUI is easy to use/navigate. The upscaling/conversion on analog works great. Of course it sounds great, especially after calibration with Audyssey. Dynamic volume helps to prevent you from getting audibly assaulted by large unexpected volume changes. Especially nice when changing inputs, the volume ramps up to level.

    Pros: Easy setup. Easy Menu driven operation. 7.1 channel OR flexible options for use of the extra channels. 3D 1080p HDMI switching. Internet connectivity. Audyssey calibration and Dynamic Volume.

    Cons: Very minor items- Had to look up how to access all the different sound modes - instead of just making them standard menu items, you have to press and hold the sound mode buttons until a scroll selection pops up. Not bad, just a little inconsistent with the rest of the interface. Pandora wouldn't accept my login, figured that a firmware update would fix it, and it did. Firmware update took a lot longer than other devices I own.

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    George, Placerville CA from Placerville CA on 3/31/2013

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    Im very happy with this tuner. Easy to hook up , with the step by step directions to follow on the T.V. Its perfect for me this recevier is the start to my surround sound system.

    Pros: 7.1 ready, Audyssey microphone setup, 6 HDMI inputs You can split the rear to get a 2nd zone

    Cons: None


    Anonymous from Midland, Tx on 3/31/2013

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    Awesome sound. Better buy a long Ethernet cord so you can use airplay and all the other cool options



    great sound great value

    Rich S from Bellevue, WA on 3/31/2013

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    Easy to install. Gave life to my psb speakers. Airplay is wonderful and I can listen to music from all over the world.

    Pros: Easy to set up. Easy to use

    Cons: Wish I had bought this months ago!

    Toast in Two (2 days)

    tom2sail from Middletown, RI on 3/31/2013

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    Turned the unit on for the second time to listen to the FM radio again and it stopped playing after a few minutes with a strong burnt smell emanating from the center of the grill. It does not work any longer. I've purchased a few Denon's over the past 15 years or so, and to have just one of them quit permanently I required a lightening strike and worthless surge protector. My daughter has the first one I purchased years ago that I gave her as a hand-me-down. Never lost one to burning circuits till now. I sure hope I enjoy the warranty service as much as I've liked their receivers. I'll post a negative experience should I encounter one, otherwise all went well with having this repaired or replaced.

    Pros: Enough HDMI inputs to go around. Simplified set-up.

    Cons: Died during second use. No phono input. More shipping to pay for.

    Amazing Product

    Sound Effects from Washington on 3/30/2013

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    Great 7.1 audio receiver for the price. Works wonders with my polk audio in wall rc80 and rc85 setup. Sounds crisp and detailed even hear sounds you normally wouldn't be able to hear on my old Yamaha receiver.

    Pros: Easy setup, sounds great

    Cons: Internet options are not wireless can only be connected through Ethernet.

    Receiver to be considered

    Mickey42 from Colorado Springs, CO on 3/30/2013

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    Set up was straight forward and fairly simple.The unit is loaded with inputs but I miss S-video as a couple of my components are fairly old. I loved the sound compared to my old Onkyo. I am a little surprised that it would be this much difference. My only disappointment with the 1913 is the power. It is a little weak for my environment and I am only using 5.1.

    Pros: Sound quality.

    Cons: Lack of power.

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    ChrisW from Royal Palm Beach, FL on 3/30/2013

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    Excellent receiver, replaced an older Pioneer pretty much so I could use the airplay function. After the set up which is very simple, I was mildly surprised by the improvement of the surround sound, but was unprepared for the improvement in picture quality on my Samsung LED. I have been on the verge of banishing the tv to a spare bedroom as I couldn't get the picture dialed in, no need to now. Sound wise I have it driving B&W 683's that i bi-amped for the mains and a PSB Imagine center channel, sound quality is excellent and the Denon drives them very well. Its a seven channel amp that allows 2 channels to be assigned as needed. I added Appletv to the set up and the sound music wise is very good as well. Got it on sale for $399, hard to beat at that price point. Highly recommend it.

    Pros: Ease of set up, sound quality is very good, picture quality is outstanding.

    Cons: None

    Excellent receiver

    Jack B. from Pittsburgh, PA on 3/29/2013

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    Like many others, I did the research on-line and came to the conclusion that Denon was considered one of the top manufacturers and the 1913 has proven it to me. I was going to get the AVR 1713, until Crutchfield put the 1913 on sale. The sound is outstanding and it is easy to use. I replaced an old Pioneer receiver that, I now realize, never produced the theater-like sound that the Denon does. Set up was easy and the instructions were clear. We love this receiver!

    Pros: Excellent sound, easy to set up.

    Cons: Nothing really.

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    Harold O from Buffalo City, WI on 3/27/2013

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    I am in my mid 50's and usually have some trouble with technology but found this to be flawless to set up and works so much better than I expected. I had a 5 month old Pioneer that fried itself. That was a $600 unit and I like this one much better.

    Pros: I found it to be easy to set up. Loved the microphone that comes with it to set up for the speakers.

    Cons: Absolutely none!

    Great Receiver

    JC from San Pedro Sula, Honduras. on 3/27/2013

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    I'm still going through the manual, learnig of all the features of this great receiver. A great match with my Energy Take Classic speakers. The Crutchfield support and service are the best in business!!

    Pros: Beautiful receiver design. Ease of installation. Excellent sound and video decoding.

    Cons: You can't control anything but the receiver with the remote!


    BK from River Falls, WI on 3/24/2013

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    I purchased this unit to replace a Yamaha unit I had bought 13 years ago that did not have HDMI inputs. After reading hundreds of reviews of multiple A/V receivers. When I first hooked up this receiver I was a little disappointed with the sound, I'm slowly replacing all of the components in my system so I knew what the speakers could sound like. So when all else fails READ THE MANUAL!!!!! I hooked up the Audyssey microphone and ran the speaker calibration. Once that was complete, I was amazed. The speakers I have had for 13 years never sounded so good.

    Pros: Great monitor interface Audyssey Set up Lots of HDMI inputs

    Cons: Remote does not run more than receiver, but maybe this is in the manual and I have not gotten there yet.

    Not impressed

    Dan from Raleigh, NC on 3/22/2013

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    Bought this to replace my Onkyo. Main reason was because my front HDMI port was broken and I wanted network audio. The sound is excellent. Too many clicks for some options in the user interface, others are nice and simple. Feeling let down a bit. Onkyo menus seemed to offer many more configuration options.

    Pros: Looks nice. Independent amps. Sounds great compared to Onkyo (didn't expect to hear a difference).

    Cons: User interface could use a lot of work. Not as nice as Onkyo, and the Onkyo interface is lacking. Would like more configuration options. Remote is terrible - does not control TV, and setting sound fields is a multi-step process with a big ugly interface if not using the 4 shortcuts.

    Good stuff!

    Mark from Milwaukee, WI on 3/21/2013

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    I haven't yet plumbed the depths of this device, but I can already tell it's great. I was amazed to listen to a CD I have heard many times before, and detect all sort of nuances hidden to me because of junky equipment. It's clean and just right for my 10'x18' living room.

    Pros: Easy to use and program; extremely clear/complex sound; affordable

    Cons: I'll let you know


    Warcry from Independence MO. on 3/21/2013

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    After a consult from a crutchfield advisor and I got it set up,Im sooooo satisfied with this reciever!!!!!! DENON needs to PRINT the manual.I could not pull p off he CD on my computer and I have Windows7!!!!

    Pros: Sounds great,I love the binding posts,great response from the high current amplifier

    Cons: The CD owners manual,I hope it isnt the wave of the future

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    Anonymous from Augusta, GA on 3/20/2013

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    Very easy to set-up. Sound is great, and unit stays very cool.

    Pros: Nice styling, Good sound, Unit stays very cool, easy to use, great remote control not cluttered

    Cons: No wireless internet connection option

    Upgrade to HDMI

    KGM from Milton NH on 3/19/2013

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    It was time to move up to an AVR with HDMI inputs. This unit replaces an old Yamaha 5.1 without video switching.

    Pros: Audyssey speaker set up, analog video up-convert.

    Cons: none

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    BruceG from Grand Marais, MN on 3/16/2013

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    Needed to replace an older Pioneer receiver along with downsizing to a smaller great room. Due to space considerations we installed Energy RC Micros. From the reviews and research, the Denon line seemed to be a good fit for this speaker setup. The setup was easy, calibration of the speakers went smoothly. The initial sound quality was dramatically increased. Very happy so far. Enjoy buying from Crutchfield.

    Pros: Sound quality. Set-up was easy. Two zone capability.

    Cons: Nothing yet.


    Matt G from Louisville, KY on 3/14/2013

    Good product from a gadget perspective. The networking capabilities are nice to have and I do appreciate the Internet features, though just about every product I have connecting to it does the same these days. I found a site that explains what is really lacking in the manual. There are a few things that are disconcerting at this stage, but I'm sure that reading more will enlighten me. Overall the sound quality is ok, nothing breathtaking compared to an older Yamaha that I'm moving to the man cave. Setup had trouble in the first stage with phase on a couple of speakers, yet they are wired correctly and reverse wiring still failed to pass the test. The video switching is slow. I'm likely going to order a Marantz and compare before calling this process done.

    Pros: Internet features

    Cons: Mediocre sound quality, lacking manual, slow video switching, long upgrade process

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    RickF from Tampa Fl on 3/14/2013

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    The receiver was easy to set up and sounds great with the Energy Take 5.1 speakers. Highly recommended.

    Pros: Excellent sound quality

    Cons: Nothing yet

    Does it all

    GAP from Boston,MA on 3/14/2013

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    Great sound and easy to install. The speaker callibration device worked as advertised. The AVR 1913 is simple to operate and produces the best sound that I have had out of my home system. Crutchfield service is the best.



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    barb from north carolina on 3/3/2013

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    So far, this is a fantastice piece of equipment. Shipping speed and handling of inquiries were awesome! Thanks.

    Pros: ease of set up


    Denon Scored Big!!!

    JasonInDenver from Duh on 2/20/2013

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    This is the fourth Denon receiver I have owned over the years and I must say that I have previously found the setup on Denon gear to be assininely complex and unintelligible on previous units. The 1913 setup could not have been easier thanks to the much needed and improved GUI. It took five minutes. Literally. Fifteen with running the Audessey. The features are great for a mixed home theater/audio setup. I imagine that this will have more than enough power for most users needs. The sound quality is typically Denon, that is accurate with a touch of warmth. I am using the Definitive Procinema 1000 speakers with this unit in my family room and it more than meets my needs for a mid-range setup. One piece of advice - be sure to upgrade the firmware immediately to get Pandora to work correctly.

    Pros: All around great mid-range performer.

    Cons: Nothing for its intended user group.

    As Advertised.

    ALW from PNW on 2/16/2013

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    We are very happy with this receiver. It is very easy to set up. The surround sound is awesome. I could hear all of the score board announcements during the NFL games. We really enjoy the Air Play. From anywhere in the house we just select a song off of the I pod and it turns the receiver on and starts playing it and you can control the volume remotely.

    Pros: Sounds and set up.

    Cons: You have to purchase a separate pre amp or turntable with a pre amp in order to use your turntable. (lame.) Crutchfield shipping was slow.


    Prince Stewart from Greensboro NC on 2/10/2013

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    Easy to set up and great sound. Need to come wireless. Have several HD connection.

    Pros: Sound great and easy to set up

    Cons: cost

    Great Amplifier

    Mike from OKC,OK on 2/4/2013

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    Purchased this for the mother-in-law, as I have a DENON AVR-2312ci in use at my home. This unit performs perfectly and is more than enough to accommodate her 5.1 system in the living room and her outdoor speakers near her hot tub.

    Pros: Performs Flawless, Good Options and Features, Second Zone Features

    Cons: None

    Good receiver for the money

    MICHIGANMIKE from SAGINAW, MI on 1/28/2013

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    Great receiver for the money spent and as always - Great Technical Support via the phone. Be sure to print off the owners manual when setting up because it comes in real handy when you are troubleshooting the setup and it helps to understand the lingo used when setting up especially zone 2 speakers. The IPOD feature is pretty cool and works great. Wish this one had wireless connection, but running a chunk of CAT5 cable was no big deal and probably will get better results being HARD Wired anyhow. Very happy with the POWER this baby has hooked up to my BOSE surround sound speaker system and my extra Polk Audio Center Channel speaker.

    Pros: -Great Sound for the price paid -Nice looking unit - pretty easy to hook up and install once I reviewed the owners manual .pdf file - GREAT Tech support help with the minor glitches I had with Alan. Walked me through the exact page I was on for future reference. - Price was good and as usual -- FAST -- FREE shipping to my doorstep.

    Cons: - wish it came with an owners manual already printed out... Gee, had to print about 40 pages and 3 hole punch to put in binder for future reference. - maybe a wireless process to hook up to my wireless internet instead of running CAT5 cable to router? Oh well, not a show stopper in my mind.

    DENNON 1913

    VICTOR K from LAKE WORTH, FL on 1/2/2013

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    Pros: Very easy to use and set up...

    Cons: NONE

    Drool Worth Sound

    SeanH from Toronto on 12/19/2012

    Initially I bought the Sony STR-DN1030 on CNET's suggestion, but was left a little underwhelmed with the sound. Not that it was BAD, but it didn't really beat my old Denon 5.1 system, and I realized that after messing around with blutooth and wifi for a bit, 99 percent of the time I'd NEVER use them. So I went with my gut and exchanged it for the Denon 1913. What a difference, again the Sony didn't have BAD sound, it's just that the 1913 sounds SO GOOD it blows everything else away. My living room has NEVER sounded so good, with rich lows and crisp high's for movies, games, and music ( By the way, the networking is superb for the Denon, and the GUI feels current and easy to use ) - If you need the extra Gizmo's fine, go with the Sony or the Onkyo with a cheep dongle, but if what you really want is performance for your media - BUY THIS RECEIVER!

    Pros: Unparalleled sound quality Easy to use and effective Audyssey speaker configuration Highly customizable audio options - right down to individual speaker crossover frequencies Great looking GUI Simple and effective remote control

    Cons: No built in Wi-fi or Blutooth, but assuming you don't need to use your smartphone to operate the receiver all the time, not a big deal.

    Great so far

    Jeff from Boulder, CO on 12/9/2012

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    So far this is doing great for us. We were replacing a 15 year old unit, so now we are taking advantage of the hdmi switching which has greatly improved our overall sound quality. We purchased for the 2nd room (outdoor speakers) and we are also happy with that especially with the separate volume control and ability to control via our home network and the Denon app (if you read reviews, the app isn't the greatest but it is better than nothing and we can change volume or source (it has to be analog though) by simply being outside on an android or iphone. The only flaw we have found so far is the in ability to accept our wii (component) as an input and send out to the TV as there is no component out. The iplay works great, but we had to install a newer version of itunes on one of of computers to get it work on it, but it worked fine on ipod and iphone immediately. (Side note, Pandora had changed some access restrictions so that has worked yet for us yet from the receiver, but a firmware upgrade is supposed to be available shortly to fix the problem.) Note if you use the 2nd room speakers you can't use 7.1 you will be using 5.1 instead in the main room.

    Pros: HDMI switching, great sound quality, support for 2nd room with separate volume control

    Cons: component support video in/out limited

    Denon AVR 1913

    Al from Elk Grove, Ca on 12/6/2012

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    So after about two weeks of playing with the receiver, I would give the product 5 stars. Great solid receiver with the ability to upgrade the firmware online. Pandora is a bit glitchy at first but Denon pushed a firmware update and resolved the issue. I chose this receiver over the Onkyo TX-NR 616 because of the quality issues with Onkyo. Be aware that this receiver needs to push a good set of speakers and sub. I paired this receiver with the Energy Classic 5.0 and it did not produce the sound that I've wanted. I then found out that it was my speakers that needed to go. Overall, Crutchfield did a great job on the return process and I purchased the Definitive Technology Promonitor 1000 5.1 package. I'll repost an update once I get the speakers.

    Pros: Build quality, pandora, sound.

    Cons: None

    Denon AVR-1913

    Dennis Mc from Rockville, Md on 10/13/2012

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    Very good receiver.

    Pros: Great sound

    Cons: Hard to move about in FM/AM radio

    Denon AVR-1913 just as advertised

    stevesaab from Fairport, NY on 9/21/2012

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    So far very pleased with this receiver. I had another Denon for about 5 years. It had a problem with the speaker protection circuit. Hopefully this one will not have that issue. I like the LAN connectivity and the resulting app operation. Also, I can address the menus with my iPad through Safari. AirPlay, Internet Radio and Pandora work very well. The video upscaling is excellent and makes all content look great on my Sony XBR.

    Pros: Solid sound quality, internet connectivity, very good GUI

    Cons: Would like have Netflix

    Denon AVR-1913

    Anonymous from Pennsylvania on 9/13/2012

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    great product does everything I could possibly need it to do




    Michael from Huntsville, AL on 9/8/2012

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    Replaced an Onkyo with the Denon AVR-1913. This receiver switches between inputs quickly, has good sound, and a great picture. Connected to a 3D TV - no issues with 3D video. Easy to set up as well. Connected to my home network, and able to do firmware updates. I am glad I got this receiver instead of the 1713. I would buy it again in a heartbeat !

    Pros: Easy setup, great sound, nice looking receiver

    Cons: If I said it had any, I would be lying.

    Perfect !

    Azhikerdude from Fountain Hills, AZ on 7/22/2012

    Moved into new home with built-in speakers throughout the house and outside, so a multi-zone receiver was a must have. Also required network access for Pandora, Internet Radio and media server. Next, wanted a unit that was easy for the wife to use. Lastly, an ipod and Android app for remote control. Wasn't concerned about wi-fi since router was nearby. Decision came down to the Marantz SR6006 and the Denon 1913. The Marantz was a bit more coin and there wasn't enough differentiation in the products to warrant its' purchase. Spent the last decade using Aragon Stage One & Acurus A125x5 separates for HT since sound quality is important to me. Moving to an AVR was going to be a step back but was prepared to give up some distinction in sound for the the benefits of features described above. After 2 weeks of nearly non-stop use, I'm quite satisfied with the Denon. Setup with easy using the OSD. I really like the absence of all of the legacy inputs / outputs on the back plane; more aesthetic and makes set up faster. Only problem i ran into was getting sound from the 2nd Zone. There is little help in the owner's manual. Needed to adjust the component input level from 0db to +7db. Crutchfield tech support was awesome as was the pre-sales support. Jason provided a customized comparison chart within minutes of me asking for one. Helped expedite the decision. Thanks again Crutchfield, I'll be coming back!

    Pros: Easy setup. Unit display is well laid out and intuitive. Uncomplicated remote control. Remote control buttons are larger than the typical AVR remote control. Audyssey volume control is awesome ! No issues with network setup and lastly, the sound quality is good.

    Cons: Android and ipod app need serious attention.

    As Adverstised, happy buyer

    GregR from Baltimore, MD on 7/17/2012

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    First off. I love Crutcfield. I began my search for home theater equipment elsewhere, but over time Crutchfield kept coming up in forums and web searches. I eventually decided to see what all the fuss was about. I told the Crutchfield advisors what sort of equipment I was looking for, the brand names I trusted and my price range. For AVR, an Advisor suggested the Denon 1913. (She didn't know it was already in my top 3 and one I was leaning toward.) In a receiver, I wanted a 5.1 with the ability to add another zone later, Mac and AirPlay friendly, Sirius/XM, ease of use, good sound and power, attractive face, and a few added extras. This receiver has all of these. Its back is easy to understand and connect components too. The front is simple but attractive. The remote is streamlined and simple to use. To be fair, I give this AVR 4.5 stars, but I already knew its drawbacks: poor and unattractive on-screen interface, no wireless and no HD FM digital receiver. But I was able to run my Cat5 wire to the back of the unit so it's connected now and the firmware updates. I recently watched Journey to the Center of the Earth on my new system (Panasonic GT50 55 inch, Def Tech Pro Cinema 600s, Sony PS4 and the Denon 1913). The sound was amazing and just the sort of experience I was after.

    Pros: Good value, sound, relative ease of use and connection, powerful, internet, computer-assisted setup,

    Cons: Poor and very dated on-screen user interface, Sirius/XM lacks several of my favorite stations (Z100, Michael Kay show, etc.), not wireless, no digital FM.AM,

    Great Sound for a Great Price!!!

    AP from Orange, CA on 7/11/2012

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    Took only 15 min to hook up and install.

    Pros: Airplay is phenomenal, denon iphone remote is convenient, and easy to hook up

    Cons: None yet, its only been hooked up for a week.

    Good choice

    BW from Texas on 6/2/2012

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    This unit replaced a 4 year old Onkyo that had lots of problems and out of warranty The main reason I chose the 1913 was AirPlay, network capability, 2nd zone options, remote control app, and size of unit (depth for shelf where it is placed). I was able to get rid of the iPod dock and apple TV (just relocated them to another room). Set up was really easy (from the speakers to the network), unit also doesn't run as hot as my Onkyo. Unexpected benefit is that you can turn the display completely off (rather than just dimming it) and also set a max volume. Both of these are good features to prevent toddlers from looking at the "pretty lights" and then cranking the volume way up. Had it about 3 weeks now and really happy. On screen user interface is a lot better then my Onkyo (some people on other sites complained it wasn't all that great) and easy to find items you need. Only minor complaint is that when you mute the unit it makes a rather loud "click" sound. But that's a really minor nit.

    Pros: AirPlay Internet features/options (various music sources) Size/dimensions Ease do set-up

    Cons: Video via AirPlay doesn't appear to be supported (have to connect iPhone directly via the USB port). Not a huge issue as you can access files via networked media server.


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    Features and Specs

    Number Of Channels 7
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 90
    THD in Stereo 0.08 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    Minimum Impedance L/R 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Center 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Surround 6 ohms
    General Features
    Internet-ready Yes
    Bluetooth No
    Apple AirPlay Built in
    App Remote Control Yes
    USB port for iPod/iPhone Yes
    FM Sensitivity 12.8 dBf
    HD Radio Tuner No
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration Audyssey MultEQ
    HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video No
    HDR-compatible No
    HDMI Standby Pass-through Yes
    4K Video Upscaling No
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion Yes
    DLNA Certified
    MHL-compatible ---
    Multibrand Remote Control No
    Learning Remote No
    LCD Remote
    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
    DTS:X No
    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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    Audio Features
    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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