Inputs and Outputs Notes
Signal Processing (DSP): The
Denon AVR-2106 is equipped with a new high-resolution Analog Devices Hammerhead
32-bit floating DSP processor. All elements of the Surround Processor are
optimized to the highest standards by the use of selected high performance and
discrete components, particularly the A/D and D/A converters and the
sophisticated DSP surround decoder.
XM Satellite Radio
Ready: With the XM CNP1000 XM Satellite Radio/Antenna (#220CNP1000, sold
separately), you can listen to XM satellite on the Denon AVR-2106. You will have
over 150 commercial-free channels of music, news, sports, comedy, talk, and
entertainment to choose from - all in digital quality. The plug on the back
of the receiver is a proprietary plug, so the only antenna that will work with
this unit is the CNP1000. You also have to subscribe for XM service by going to www.xmradio.com, or calling 1-800-967-2346.
Note: There is a 50' extension available for the CNP1000, which is item
number 220CNPEX50, priced at $24.99.
Modes: This receiver
incorporates a wide variety of surround modes to bring you maximum enjoyment
from your audio and video software. The surround modes include:
Digital Surround EX
Pro Logic II
- Dolby Pro
Pro Logic IIx
(2-channel sources only)
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
Original Surround Modes (DSP)
Memory Plus: The receiver has
a personal memorization function that automatically memorizes the surround modes
and input modes selected for the different input sources. When the input source
is switched, the modes set for that source last time it was used are
automatically recalled. The surround parameters, tone control settings, and
playback level balance for the different output channels are memorized for each
Audio Delay Setting: When
watching a DVD or other video source, the picture on the monitor may seem
delayed with respect to the sound, in this case the audio delay can be adjusted
to synchronize with the video.
Auto Setup/Room EQ:
The receiver is equipped with an Auto Setup and Room Equalization function, to
achieve the most ideal sound field for your room. With the DM-S205 microphone
(supplied) placed at the listening position, the 32-point DSP automatically and
accurately analyzes, adjusts and sets the speaker configurations, delay time,
and volume level of your system. The receiver also analyzes and adjusts the
frequency response of the speakers to the room with an 8-band parametric
equalizer. You can also manually adjust the 8-band equalizer from -6dB to +6dB
in 0.5dB steps at 63Hz, 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 4kHz
Select: From the remote, you can easily change the levels of the individual
channels during playback of any source. There is a channel input button on the
remote that you need to press multiple times to source through the individual
channels. You then use the left and right arrow keys to control the volume
Cinema EQ: The Cinema EQ
function gently decreases the level of the extreme high frequencies,
compensating for the overly bright sounding motion picture soundtracks. You can
select this function when the front speakers sound too bright. This function
only works in the Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Digital, DTS Surround, and DTS
D.Comp (Dynamic Range Compression):
For movies that a tremendous dynamic range (soft passages compared the loud
passages), this mode allows you to hear all of the sounds in the soundtrack, but
reducing the dynamic range. This feature only works in Dolby Digital or DTS
Two-channel Music Modes:
There are three 2-channel playback modes exclusively for music:
- Pure Direct: power to the video circuitry and the
front panel display is turned off, and during analog input, power to the
digital circuitry is also automatically turned off.
- Direct: audio signals bypass the tone control
circuits, and are transmitted directly, resulting in good quality sound.
allows you to adjust the tone to achieve the desired sound while watching
kHz D/A Converters: The
AVR-2106 uses highly accurate Analog Devices 24-bit, 192 kHz Digital-to-Analog
converters on all 8 channels. The 192kHz sampling and 24-bit word length
capabilities of the DACs allows you to play high-resolution recordings and hear
the increased clarity, detail and dynamic range of those recordings.
Certain loudspeakers are equipped with two sets of input terminals for
bi-amplification. The receiver's Power Amp Assign mode allows you to power
bi-amp capable speakers with two amplifier channels.
Subwoofer Settings: When
"Large" is set for the front speakers, and "Yes" is set for the subwoofer in the
speaker setup, you can choose the following settings for the subwoofer channel:
- Subwoofer Mode: You can
select one of two modes:
- LFE Normal: subwoofer
plays the LFE channel signals (during playback of Dolby Digital and DTS
signals) and the low frequency signal range of the channels set to
"Small" in the speaker setup. Low frequencies for channels set to
"Large" are played from those channels only.
- LFE + Main: subwoofer
simultaneously plays the low frequency signal range of the channels set
to "Large" and the LFE channel signals. In this playback mode, the low
frequency range expands more uniformly through the room.
- Crossover Frequency:
You can adjust the cutoff frequency of the subwoofer output from 40Hz, 60Hz,
80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 200Hz or 250Hz.
Manual EQ Setting: Allows you
to adjust the tone of the each speaker in the system, except the subwoofer,
while listening to music.
Zone Capability: The AVR-2106 allows you to enjoy one source in your main
listening room, while another source plays in a remote room. Depending on how
you configure the receiver, using the dual zone capability of this receiver will
require an amplifier and speakers, a set of powered speakers, or simply a set of
non-powered speakers located in a remote location. If the receiver is set up for
7.1 surround operation, the Zone 2 RCA outputs act as fixed-level line outputs,
and there are no Zone 2 amplified (speaker-level) outputs; in this
configuration, the RCA line outputs must be connected to an amplifier or powered
speakers equipped with a volume control. If the main room is configured for
5.1-channel surround, the Power Amp Assign function allows you to use the two
Surround Back speaker outputs to power speakers in your
remote listening room. When the Power Amp Assign function is active, the level
of the Zone 2 speaker and preamp outputs can be controlled with the Zone 2
volume buttons on the remote.
Up-Conversion: The receiver's
video transcoding technology converts composite and S-Video signals to component
video signals to output to the monitor. This allows you to enjoy the highest
picture quality from all video gear connected to the receiver. In addition,
composite video signals are up-converted to S-Video and S-Video signals are
down-converted to composite for connecting convenience.
Switching: The unit has three
assignable component video inputs and a high-performance relay that is used to
switch the signals. The switcher has an extended bandwidth range of up to 100
MHz, making it compatible with progressive DVD (480p) and HDTV formats (720p and
Rename Input Function: Allows
you to input the names or brands of each individual sources so that they appear
both on the display and on-screen.
Source Input Level Controls:
Allows you to adjust the playback level of each input so that all sources are at
the same level. This function will eliminate the need for adjusting the main
volume each time the input source is switched.
Recording One Source While Watching
Another: Using Zone 2/Rec Select button on this receiver, you can record a
second while you are watching or listening to another source. This only works
with analog signals; Digital audio signals will not be passed analog.
Remote Control: The AVR-2106
comes with a remote control that can operate the receiver as well as other
remote control capable Denon components. In addition, the remote is
pre-programmed with control signals for other brands of products, including DVD
players, DVD recorder, VCRs, TVs, cable boxes, DBS, CD players, CD recorders,
MiniDisc players/recorders, cassette decks, and Laserdisc players.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Digital Inputs: The AVR-2106
features 4 optical digital (Toslink) inputs and 2 coaxial digital inputs. Each
input can be assigned to any of the different input sources except Tuner, Phono, and V.Aux (front panel). There is also one Optical Digital output for use with a CD,
MD or other digital recording device.
Multi-Channel External Input: The AVR-2106 is equipped with a
5.1-channel input to accommodate present and future multi-channel formats. These
inputs are rated from 10Hz to 100kHz for high resolution audio sources such as SACD or DVD-Audio.
Multi-Channel Output: The AVR-2106 has
7.1-channel pre-amp outputs which can be used to add heftier amps to the system.
Terminals: All of the
receiver's speaker terminals are binding posts. They are not 5-way binding posts
because a plastic collar prevents their use with spade lugs and they are
positioned too far apart to be used with dual banana plugs.
The AVR-2106 includes an RS-232C port for connection to external whole-house
control systems, from companies such as AMX, Crestron, and others, and provides
a software/firmware upgrade pathway.
Outputs: Can be used to control other devices with compatible trigger
inputs, such as motorized screens, motorized screen masking, motorized drapes,
and other trigger-controlled devices.
Remote Jacks: The receiver has
a mini-jack input for use with an optional Denon RC-616 IR re-transmitter. The
adjacent room-to-room output is for future use.
Front Panel (V.Aux)
Inputs: This unit features
stereo audio, composite video and S-Video, and an optical digital input on the
front panel for conveniently connecting a game console or camcorder.
Jack: The receiver has a
standard 1/4" headphone jack on the front panel for private listening. When
headphones are plugged in, the receiver's speaker and preamp outputs are
automatically turned off.