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Denon AVR-3313CI

7.2-channel home theater receiver with Apple AirPlay®

69 Reviews

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Our take on the Denon AVR-3313CI

Surround sound isn't just something you hear, but something you feel. From those rumbling effects that seem to begin down deep, to the subtle sonic details that seem to come from all sides, a surround sound receiver needs a bedrock of good, clean power to really move you. Denon's AVR-3313CI boasts enough amplification to fill even a large room with precise-yet-punchy sound. . Cutting-edge surround processing lets you experience the best sound your favorite Blu-ray movies have to offer, and dual subwoofer outputs let you add a second sub for bass that's well-balanced throughout your home theater.

Home theater with real impact

Surround sound isn't just something you hear, but something you feel. From those rumbling effects that seem to begin down deep, to the subtle sonic details that seem to come from all sides, a surround sound receiver needs a bedrock of good, clean power to really move you. Denon's AVR-3313CI boasts enough amplification to fill even a large room with precise-yet-punchy sound. . Cutting-edge surround processing lets you experience the best sound your favorite Blu-ray movies have to offer, and dual subwoofer outputs let you add a second sub for bass that's well-balanced throughout your home theater.

Two or more rooms with a view

For videophiles whose setup might include a couple of flat-panel TVs and a projector, the '3313CI boasts three HDMI outputs supporting two separate video zones. So you can watch one HD source in one room and a different source in another. This receiver has seven HDMI inputs for all your hi-def video gear, including a convenient front-panel connection for a video camera or game console. So if the kids are pining for the movie but the guests want to watch the footage you captured on that trip to Machu Picchu, everyone can be satisfied.

iPod AirPlay

AirPlay lets you stream your iTunes® library wirelessly to your Denon receiver.

Apple AirPlay® — built-in convenience

AirPlay 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. Or if you prefer, simply plug in your favorite Apple handheld device through the front-panel USB port for a direct digital connection.

And thanks to a free Denon control app, your Apple® or Android™ device can double as a Wi-Fi® system remote. The app is intuitive and easy to read, and it offers control of your system from any spot in or around the house where you can access your wireless network. AirPlay and app control require a wireless home network and a wired connection between the receiver and network.

iPod AirPlay

Use your smartphone or tablet as a convenient wireless remote.

A wealth of music at your fingertips

Connect the AVR-3313CI to your broadband home network and you open the door to a world of entertainment selections. Begin with thousands of Internet radio stations and you'll find favorites, old and new. And if you'd like even more, explore Pandora® Internet radio or SiriusXM Internet radio where millions of songs and tons of entertainment selections are at your command (registration or subscription may be required). You can even access favorite photos stored on your networked PC through the '3313CI, or view picture albums on Flickr using your HDTV. And if you're a fan of the local airwaves the AVR-3313CI comes equipped with a built-in HD Radio® tuner.

Speaker calibration is just a click away

For the most accurate home theater sound possible in your room, Denon equipped this receiver with Audyssey MultEQ® XT, a sophisticated automatic speaker calibration system. The '3313 uses the included microphone to analyze sound then automatically adjusts individual level, equalization, and delay settings for each of your speakers.

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    Power and Processing:
    • 7-channel amplifier
    • 125 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.05% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD™ Master Audio, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD™ High Resolution Audio, Dolby® Digital EX, DTS-ES™ and DTS Neo:6 decoding
    • Audyssey DSX® and Dolby Pro Logic® IIz processing for enhanced surround sound effects using additional front height or width speakers
    • Audyssey Laboratories' MultEQ® XT eight-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 wireless iTunes® music playback
    • Ethernet port for music and JPEG streaming from a wired PC network, and control via a PC
    • DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certified to ensure optimal compatibility with other network-enabled equipment
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • optional streaming services include Pandora® Internet radio and SiriusXM Internet radio (registration and subscription may be required)
    • front-panel USB input for direct connection of iPod®
    Multi-room Audio/Video:
    • three-room/three-source output
      • two independent HDMI video zones
      • powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd or 3rd room (using powered 2nd or 3rd output allows 5.1 home theater in main room)
      • optical and coaxial digital audio sources are not output to Zones 2 and 3
    Audio Performance Features:
    • high-current, low-impedance amp design
    • Compressed Audio Restorer for better sound with compressed music sources like MP3 files
    • 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters for all channels
    • back surround speaker channels re-assignable for bi-amping front left and right speakers
    • 1080p-compatible HDMI digital audio/video switching: 7 in, 3 out (including 1 front-panel input)
    • HDMI version 1.4a with support for 4K, 3D video, Audio Return Channel, Deep Color, x.v.Color, auto lip-sync, and HDMI-CEC
    • analog audio/video inputs include:
      • 1 front-panel input with composite video
      • 3 rear-panel inputs (including 2 component, and 3 composite)
    • 2 audio-only inputs, including a phono input for direct connection of turntable
    • digital audio inputs: 2 optical, 2 coaxial
    • multi-channel line-level output enables connection of a separate amplifier
    • preamp outputs for 2 powered subwoofers
    General Features:
    • first-time setup assistant for easy operation
    • intuitive on-screen menu (via HDMI only)
    • Denon's free remote app lets you use your iPod touch, iPhone or Android device as a Wi-Fi remote
    • multibrand remote
    • 17-1/8"W x 6-5/8"H x 16-1/8"D
    • weight: 26.5 lbs.
    • warranty: 3 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    What's in the Box:

    • 7.1ch A/V Receiver
    • 6' AC power cord
    • Wireless remote control (RC-1166)
    • 2 "AA" batteries
    • Audyssey setup microphone (ACM1HB)
    • FM wire antenna
    • AM loop antenna
    • Owner's Manual CD-ROM
    • Getting Started booklet(En/Fr/Sp)
    • Warranty information
    • Denon service network sheet
    • Important Safety Instructions
    • Denon Control App notice

    Bought the receiver to replace an old Kenwood. The setup was easy and the number of HDMI inputs is excellent. Using older Bose speakers and the receiver made them come alive.

    Anonymous, Fort Howard, MD


    Denon AVR-3313CI Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (69 Reviews)

    Denon AVR-3313

    Tom G from Kenosha,WI on 8/10/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I used this to replace an aging Onkyo home theater. The install, and set up were a breeze. Very easy with the on screen menu. I am using it as a 7.1, but can expand it to 9.1 for Main Zone. I purchased a Niles amp to power my Zone 2. This way I did not loose the 7.1 in Main Zone, if both are in use. I power and sound for movie viewing is fantastic. The Air play is great too, no other wire/connections needed for my I Tunes and the free app from my apple phone no real need to use the remote. You won't be disappointed with Denon!

    Pros: Light weight compared to unit it replaced and plenty of power for watching movies. Quick, easy install and set up.

    Cons: None

    Home theater system

    Anonymous from Fort Howard, MD on 12/23/2013

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    Bought the receiver to replace an old Kenwood. The setup was easy and the number of HDMI inputs is excellent. Using older Bose speakers and the receiver made them come alive.

    Pros: Easy set up. Using the microphone to it just speakers worked perfect.

    Cons: Creates a lot of heat cannot be put in the small space.


    Mark L from Redding,Ca. on 12/8/2013

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    Love this reciever, it was everything I was looking for and more.You just can't go wrong with Denon and the sound quality and features.Plenty of power for my 7.1 surround sound and zone 2 with some outside speakers.Thank you Crutchfield-I have been a long time customer and your service and knowledge is awesome.

    Pros: Everything-Love it

    Cons: Nothing

    Good Receiver.

    Anonymous from Hillsdale, MI on 12/4/2013

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    There is everything to like about this receiver. It is easy to set up, powerful, functional and complete with all the necessary connectivity.



    Denon AVR 3313

    Couldn't be happier from North West on 12/2/2013

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    After spending a long time reading specs from more than a dozen receivers, I finally pulled the trigger on the Denon when the price dropped. Wow, what a deal. At this point, I have only had the unit for a couple of weeks, but it is doing everything I had hoped. I am pushing a pair of Def Tech studio monitor 450s in the bedroom on zone 2, and the main zone is running a pair of B&W 685s, an HTM61 center and an Infinity PS-212 sub. My main motivation for buying this unit was its ability to multi-zone with different inputs. Thus far, it is doing that wonderfully. I can be watching a movie at the same time my wife is cranking Pandora and the Denon doesn't miss a beat. We will see what the longevity of the unit is running it this way, but I am excited at this point.

    Pros: Quite user friendly, easy set up, multi zone with different inputs at the same time, home network connectivity,

    Cons: remote was designed for a 5th grader (no bells or whistles), droid app is just "OK", generates a lot of heat.

    Excellent Receiver

    DougH from Lexington, KY on 11/29/2013

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    Excellent AV Receiver for the price. Unfortunately, no longer available at Crutchfield. Wish the unit came with a hard copy of Owner's Manual because there's lots of information in the CD version that accompanies it and its difficult to keep flipping back and forth among the pages to learn the various tasks. Speaker set up and balancing greatly aided by the automation built into the unit. It literally walks you through each step of the initial set up. Liked this one so much, I bought a second one for use with system in basement family room.

    Pros: Guided initial setup Ample HDMI connections and other connections

    Cons: No hard copy owners manual No switched electric outlet(s)

    Denon ARV-3313CI

    Steve from Ontario, CA on 10/31/2013

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    A wonderful machine! I needed to replace an aging Bose LifeStyle system and,after many nights pouring over the specs of many of the AVRs out there, I had my choices narrowed down to 2 Denons (the X3000 and the 3313CI) and a Yamaha (RX-A1020). Sound is subjective.... we all hear things a little differently, and to me, when I pitted the Denon against the Yamaha using the same ML15s, the Denon easily won The 3313CI pushing out 125 watts ...and at this price, I couldn't let it go....!

    Pros: Crisp, clean sound Excellent video processing Excellent value

    Cons: lack of a secondary USB port (5W dc) on the back panel.. would have been perfect to power the cabinet fans

    Denton Avr

    StanG from Crestwood,KY on 10/26/2013

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    Decent receiver.

    Pros: Crisp sound, good sound, fair price

    Cons: Manual is WEAK, remote could be better

    The Jury Is Still Out

    StevenB from Southeastern PA on 10/20/2013

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    I've had the receiver hooked up for just a week now and I'm still trying to figure it all out. Either I need to spend more time with the owner's manual or my connections are not right because I can't seem to get all the features and components to work. This unit replaced a 12 year old Denon that still works and was easy to use, but when I upgraded to a new Smart 3D TV and Blu ray player, I decided to splurge on a new receiver as well. Connecting everything was not a problem, but figuring out how to get sound from my CD/DVD player to a second set of speakers (for example) is still a mystery. I'll keep working on it, I just didn't expect such a steep learning curve.

    Pros: Looks good as many of the controls, USB, earphone jack, etc. are under a drop-down cover. Has inputs for more than you have to connect, most likely.

    Cons: Controls are not logical or intuitive; hard to learn and it weighs a ton.

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    Pete P from cape coral, Florida on 10/14/2013

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    Pros: Great sound. Very simple to set up. I had a 10 year old Denon and it was much harder to set up. All you need to do is run a hdmi cable to your tv and any other components and attach your speakers. It will adjust the sound in setup mode.

    Cons: None yet.

    Easy Setup

    Mike W from Scarsdale, NY on 10/1/2013

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    Not really being a tech guy so I was very skeptical that I could to try and swap receivers when mine died. Since none of the local tech guys wouldn't respond I took a chance figuring Crutchfield support would bail me out. As it turns out, it was a breeze. Setup of my 7.1 surround was done by the receiver itself. Toughest part was making sure I transferred correctly.

    Pros: Easy Setup

    Cons: None so far

    Great AVR

    Jim from Charlottesville VA on 10/1/2013

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    Through the years I have used Sony and Onkyo to run my 7.2 home theatre and everything always sounded okay but I was never overly impressed. It was good and I liked it but it was never great. After reading a lot of positive reviews on AVR sound quality from companies like Denon and Marantz I decided to make a change. I was on the fence between the Denon 3313CI and the Marantz SR6007 but since the Denon gave me 125 wpc and the Marantz only had 110wpc I decided to go with the Denon. I have Polk RTI-a7 speakers for my front channels and they need lots of power, the more the better so the extra 15 watts that the 3313CI provided was important to me. I replaced my Onkyo with the Denon 3313CI. When I got the new Denon I ran Audyssey and WOW, the sound of my home theatre was immediately transformed for the better. It went from okay to fantastic! I am very happy with this purchase.

    Pros: Grat sound, great features, easy to set up and use. Transforms your home theatre.

    Cons: The remote leaves a lot to be desired.

    Denon AVR 3313CI

    Anonymous from Augusta, GA on 9/27/2013

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    This receiver is much easier to use than our previous Denon AVR 1910. It provides more power and clearer sound. The setup and remote are also much more user friendly - All of the setup is done on your tv screen and it is easy to identify sound problems during the setup process. Anyone who had the 2 sided Denon remote knows how awful it was; this is much better with a single on/off button instead of 2 buttons (allows for much easier universal remote programming). The only thing to note...If you want to run AppleTV (or any other digital audio output) in Zone 2, you will have to purchase a converter. It's not difficult, just a pain if you aren't expecting it.



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    JC from Cuyahoga Falls, OH on 9/25/2013

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    Great sound, excellent features, easy setup, couldn't be better unless it came with a blonde that owns a chrome shop and a liquor store.

    Pros: Too many to list

    Cons: Gets warm fast, make sure you have good air circulation to keep it cooler.

    Denon AVR-3313ci

    Troy from Longview, TX on 9/12/2013

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    This is one heck of a reciever. Setup is easy, the video & sound are SUPERB, and its feature set gives you plenty of options. This receiver is a pleasure to use.

    Pros: Awesome Sound Great Video Great Features Easy to Use

    Cons: a little heavy gets a little hot

    Denon 3313

    Brian B from Savannah, georgia on 9/10/2013

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    Great product.



    Denon AVR-3313CI just fair

    JoeG from Springfield, VA on 9/10/2013

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    Used with B&W 604-S2 Front speakers, Polk CSI-6A Center, and REL Q150E Sub. Listen to Music in 2.1 Stereo mode and TV/Movies with 3.1 Cinema mode, both with Audyssey active. Sound only decent with Audyssey active. Sound disappointing in Stereo Direct Mode. Dialog clear for movies, but voices can be a bit hollow sounding, as noted by another reviewer. Runs hot regardless of volume setting, limiting placement. Easy to get caught in firmware update loop, if Ethernet cable not "directly connected" to cable modem. Very confusing manual. Remote and front panel lack too many features. Denon Ipod/Iphone App clumsy too. FM/HD tuner is very good, main reason I bought this model. Audyssey setup very easy and good. Audyssey "saves" the system from being "poor" sounding. Like the sound of my old Denon AVR-2802 as much or better and it ran cooler. Mid to lower bass is weak in Stereo Pure/Direct mode. Not a good value for the money. Should have tried a Marantz as others noted. I do not send video thru the unit so I can't comment on video processing.

    Pros: Good HD/FM/AM Tuner. Audyssey setup was easy and its sound settings made for clear dialog. Nice spatial sound even in Stereo with Audyssey active. Good mid and upper frequency range without being harsh sounding. Audyssey enriches mid to lower bass frequencies too. So Audyssey processing was quite impressive

    Cons: Runs much too hot at all volume levels, limiting placement. Sound is only decent with Audyssey active, though voices can be a bit hollow sounding in Cinema Modes.Easy to get caught in firmware update loop, if Ethernet cable not "directly connected" to cable modem. Very confusing manual. Remote and front panel lack too many features. Denon Ipod/Iphone App clumsy too. Internet radio tuning/selection awkward and seems to drop stations. I use iPod for internet radio and connect via USB.

    Denon AVR

    Justin from Maryland on 8/21/2013

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    I bought this receiver to power three pairs of in ceiling speakers, 1 pair of outdoor speakers and my home theater; granted I also purchase a speaker selector. To my surprise the 125w per channel with two channels running to my selector switch where 4 pairs of speakers are powered, moves the speakers. This receiver seems to be a great buy for the price point.

    Pros: Multi zone, variable volume level with zone two and three pre outs, sharp looking, plenty of power, easy to integrate into home network, provides you with almost every possible option an intermidiate user would want.

    Cons: None at this time

    Denon AVR-3313CI

    Cranky_Frankie from Guilderland, NY on 8/15/2013

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    Here is my review of the Denon AV3313CI home theater receiver that I purchased from Crutchfield. First a little background: this is the first home theater receiver I've ever purchased, and is easily the most expensive and complicated piece of audio gear I've ever had. Though I've always considered myself an audiophile I'd never bothered to setup a good system because my wife and kids don't like me playing anything really loud or for long periods. But my daughter's boyfriend works for Bose and got me a really good deal on the Acoustimas 10 5.1 speaker system, so I had to buy something that would do justice to that. I'd done a lot of research and wanted very badly to buy a Yamaha home theater receiver because I like Yamaha products and their receivers have HD radio which I really wanted. When I started shopping I naturally looked at Crutchfield because I've been buying from them since the '70s. They are a great company and I love to buy from them whenever I can because they have fair prices and great customer service. In searching for home theater receivers with HD radio at Crutchfield the Denon AV3313CI was $400 less than the equivalent Yamaha, plus I was able get an "open box" one for $80 less. So figuring all of that in I wound up with the Denon. They tell me at Crutchfield that the AV3313CI is last year's model which is why it was being sold at a discount. Still, this model has so many great features I'm just blown away by it.

    Pros: - plenty of power at 150W/channel. - HD radio support. There are only three HD stations in my area of upstate NY but one of them is the oldies channel, which means I get oldies all day and all night with no commercials every day, which is great, plus they play tracks you never hear on the main station. I think HD radio is terrific and I don't know why there isn't more of it. - It connects to the Internet via Ethernet cable. Some folks may think that wireless Internet access should be inclu

    Cons: - the speaker connection terminals are very close together, making it hard to attach the wires. - It's Internet connected and lists Spotify as one of it's sources, but when I try to connect using my Spotify ID it tells me you need a premium Spotify account to connect. I've been using the free Spotify for a long time and love it. I don't see why you should be forced to get the premium account just to listen on the receiver. Spotify premium is only about $9/month, but as I don't have a smart ph

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    Anonymous from Dallas, TX on 8/13/2013

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    So far a great AVR, easy to connect and set up, sound is great and picture is improved from previous AVR. Remote so easy to use my wife can even figure it out.



    Too many issues

    JM from NV on 8/12/2013

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    I liked the sound of this receiver when it worked...the operative word is 'when'. It kept cutting out and video would break up. I worked with tech support but was never able to resolve the issue. I got so frustrated I returned it.

    Pros: nice sound when it works

    Cons: Too many problems; home theater shouldn't be this hard!

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    Anonymous from Ridgewood, NY on 8/11/2013

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    Cons: HD radio doesn't sound too good


    Anonymous from Texas on 8/11/2013

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    Great receiver, love the airplay feature and multiple zones. The denon app that works with this is great too lots of features and works flawlessly. USB is powered even when receiver is off so leave ur iPad or what not plugged in and you can control it from the remote or from your phone ... See all ur music on the tv or in the app

    Pros: Air play, app, zones


    Great sound and features, not perfect

    Chrismo from La Costa, CA on 8/11/2013

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    Yes, I probably want it all. Lots of reviews here that I agree with. I did get a buggy unit (picture cutting out and very loose power cord) that I ended up bricking after a failed firmware update. Exchanged easily with Crutchfield and was ready for round 2. Sound: so much fuller than my 10-year old Yamaha 5.1. My wife thought that I had replaced the speakers inside and outside to make it sound so good. Has plenty of power for my family room/great room and my outside Zone 2 speakers, but other reviewers are correct in the fact that you have to crank the volume to get enough sound and then room filling sound. I like the non echoey room sound modes like Dolby and DTS, but I miss having music modes that preserve the stereo by using all of the speakers except the center. I can always use the stereo modes if I'm irked by it. The sound restorer gives the music a nice full sound compared to direct mode. Features: good as expected, with pros and cons. All HDMI sources and the component Wii go through perfectly with no cutting and fast enough switching. The AirPlay from iPad and iPhone have a nice interface for music on the devices or our upstairs Windows 7 machine running iTunes. However, I REALLY wish I had the option to play AppleTV outside by itself or with the main zone, but it only has HDMI and I haven't bought a DAC to make that work: Denon should have that built in. When controlling the iPod Classic with remote, there was quite a lag in the response.

    Pros: Huge sound upgrade over 10-year old Yamaha, excellent picture and switching with HDMI, AirPlay works well, Pandora working now, Zone 2 control, free decent Apple Remote app for graphically choosing music on iPad or iPhone, updated Denon remote app does more and had good zone controls, easy set-up, two sub outs, simple remote, looks good and chassis fairly shallow for cabinet, can IPad in by Wi-Fi for full control, sound restorer for compressed music works well

    Cons: Had to return buggy first unit (but Crutchfield service is a pro), iPod Classic control very sluggish, No digital sources other than main zone even when Zone 2 is mirroring the main zone, no music modes that omit center speaker, loose power cord, USB only in front but don't want to clutter front with permanent iPod connection, may not have enough power to really fill a large room

    Great product and value

    Jose L from Florida on 8/10/2013

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    This product went beyond my expectations. The transaction with crutch field was easy and delivery was exactly when promised. Thank you



    Sonic Awesomeness

    Hardisk from Los Angeles on 8/6/2013

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    I've been a Denon fan for a LONG time. From my first cassette deck, to my first CD player, there has always been at least one Denon device in my home. So, when shopping for a new AV receiver for my Home Theater I didn't have to look very far. The latest crop of Denon In Command receivers really are awesome! I was looking for a model with all the bells and whistles including SiriusXM Satellite Radio and 4K video, so I settled on the AVR-3313ci. Surprisingly it's the ONLY higher end model that has HD Radio! Installation was fast and straight forward. The menus are easy to figure out and configure. The unit is powering my new Klipsch Reference Series speakers and let me to you, it sounds AMAZING! The only reason I gave my review 4 stars instead of 5 is because the weakest part of the receiver is it's GUI (Graphic User Interface). Overall it is simple and unimpressive. It looks like something out of the 1990's. Just awful. My Roku box blows it away with it's beautifully designed interface, graphics, and simplicity. If Denon can redesign that, the unit truly will be the best on the market. But don't let that stop you from buying it, because once you get it all set up and programmed properly you really don't even notice it. Overall, I'm sure there are fancier models out there, but this one is definitely worth every penny I paid and I'm sure it will be part of my home theater for years to come......

    Pros: 4K Video, Sirius XM, HD radio, iPhone control App

    Cons: Terrible GUI (Graphic User Interface)

    great product great service

    lss from pv, ks on 8/3/2013

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    this is a great product just what I was looking for for an upgrade and as always Crutchfield service made this setup fast easy and enjoyable. everything worked just as advertised and air play works great.

    Pros: Great sound and picture airplay works as easy as advertised

    Cons: Zone 2 uses surround back, but not a big deal in my opinion

    Denon receiver fits the bill

    Bill B from Mechanicsville va on 8/2/2013

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    This receiver has three zones for separate programs. So far I have connected two of them and they work as advertised. Surround sound with my smart tv is especially good. Telephone support was excellent

    Pros: Self balancing surround sound

    Cons: Complex. You have to think as you enable various components.

    Just what I needed

    Billy from Woodbridge, VA on 8/1/2013

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    Great receiver. The only issue that I have is with the AirPlay. I'm having to bridge my wireless connection to give the receiver a wired connection which sometimes causes issues. I know it's a bandwidth issue, but kinda sucks. I wish it were wireless. Aside from that, it works great and I am happy with my purchase.

    Pros: Lots of connections (inputs) and 3 zone outputs.

    Cons: Can't put all zones on for all speakers at once and isn't wireless. No dealbreakers though.

    the little things are so nice

    PhatPat from Austin, TX on 7/30/2013

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    Beyond just the well-marketed features (power, inputs, etc.), I really like the little things about this receiver. The fact that the Denon GUI overlays on top of whatever you are watching so you can actually see what volume you are at from across the room makes me very happy (my old Denon didn't do that). If you turn on AirPlay, the unit powers up if off. That makes it super-easy for my wife to play her tunes whenever she wants. A couple cons (which us why I gave it a 4): It is 3 zones, but if you want to use your extra channels to power another zone, it only works with an analog source. Who listens to analog sources any more? The nice thing is that if you use the Media Server option it will play through those other zones; you just have to set up your computer to do it. I have Zone 3 running to a in-wall speaker in my bathroom, and I can run it from my phone which is nice, when the Denon App works. I will also note that the Denon App is a little unstable, but still usable. I have Zone 2 set up to run a computer monitor, so I have Zone 2 always on, and even with only Zone 2 on, the unit is pretty hot. That has me a little concerned about long-term reliability, but I guess we will see...

    Pros: all the usual stuff (power, inputs, multi-zone); GUI overlay; Airplay automatically turns on the unit

    Cons: using built-in amp for multi-zone only works with analog sources; app is a bit unstable; gets pretty hot even when no speakers are being powered

    Good value with Dual HDMI Out

    HT from San Francisco on 7/25/2013

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    Really good product. I upgraded from the Denon AVR-3805 since I was using a separate HDMI splitter/amplifer. Trying to cut cords in my entertainment center I opted for the the AVR-3313Cl. So far it has been great. Setup and the interface were easy to use. The dual video output makes for a seamless transition between projector and tv that is usually found on much more expense AV/Receivers. For the price point and feature set I believe this unit is a good value.



    Super Receiver

    Dave G from Hernando Fl on 7/23/2013

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    Bought my first new receiver in almost 20 years for AV system in new retirement home. How technology has improved!!! I am very impressed with the capability. Can power a total of 9 speakers abd sub woofer at the same time including my 40 year old Pioneer CS A700 from my college days. I am overwhelmed with all this receiver can do.

    Pros: Great looks to start with, but behind the looks is SOOO much capability. Too many pros to list. Would highly recommend this receiver.

    Cons: None that I can see at this point

    Consistently Quirky and Underwhelming

    BillU from Charlotte, NC on 7/23/2013

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    In short, its' most consistent feature is its continued inconsistency. I bought this as a centerpiece to my Klipsch Left/Right, Polk Center, and Polk subwoofer. Besides being insanely non-intuitive to setup, with way too many options and menus, in the end, this unit is an expensive Duck. Like a duck that can do many things, such as swim, fly, walk, but yet do none of them well, this Denon unit is at best that and usually worse. So far, it: 1) does not do Airplay correctly for all of my iOS devices; with some seeing it and some not or in part; 2) does not consistently turn off or on the LSF subwoofer - so I wind up doing it manually most times; 3) does not consistently enable sound when on media or cable sat, etc...i wind up turning unit on and off to get it to recognize such fact; 4) cannot even keep a simple local FM radio station in-tune...even using a powered FM antennae externally, which has served well for years my $50 cheapie receiver this one is replacing; 5) in no way shape or form works as a single remote for my TV, Cable/Sat etc; even frustrating Crutchfield tech support; 6) Never acts consistently the same twice in a row - it's always new to find out what button-pushing sequence will make it wake up this time; 7) requires a full-on turn it up to 55+ on a scale of 0-80, before it even MAKES a sound...hence, it's underpowered even though it is a wattage monster 8) requires vampire-electric sucking on-standby to even do minimal remote functions. A complete $ hole

    Pros: - Honestly, none

    Cons: - Inconsistent behavior - large, bulky, weighty - apparently underpowered and/or inefficient - does nothing well - AirPlay will not work - Single remote control will not work - Terrible as a basic FM radio - Terrible non-intuitive menus and settings - Terrible documentation and as PDF, even worse - Too many fancy settings and cannot even do basic things first - Way too expensive for its alleged quality


    Andy from Atlanta, Georgia on 7/8/2013

    I want to say a comment Chris, by December 24, 2012, is very fair. I went from Onkyo TX-NR818 - Denon AVR-3313 - Marantz SR6007. And Marantz has stopped. Best Regards Andy



    Incredible Sound / Incredible Power - Love this Receiver

    GatorMan from Round Rock, TX on 7/2/2013

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    I used to love Onkyo until I had all kinds of problems with the video flickers via HDMI. I upgraded to the Denon series and the video and audio are crisp and clear. The modes create the right experience. Tuning the Speakers to your setup is easy. Onscreen Menus make it very nice. Again the power of this particular unit is incredible.

    Pros: Power / Crisp Picture via HDMI / Great Support if you need it from Denon.

    Cons: Make a WIFI network option built in at this price.

    Denon AVR-3313CI

    Don S from WA on 7/2/2013

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    Awesome system. I wish I had this years ago!



    Great product! Great price!

    J H from Houston, TX on 6/25/2013

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    Great product! setup easy but the setup menu MUST be used initially for it to function properly. This replaced an older 28** denon I had. Love the fact that pandora is built it and can stream music from my iPhone. The remote control app for phones and iPads will work all 3 zones. Awesome improvement! Love sitting in the backyard changing songs and volume on my phone while my son plays Xbox inside.

    Pros: Still has a phono input! Pandora built in 3 zone volume controls on your phone

    Cons: Not really any. Still would like to have a Dolby input name but no biggie. So many extra choices.

    Still working on it

    David from Columbus, ga on 6/18/2013

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    Too early to say but so far so good. The set up is meant for someone who knows more than I do about the variables. The hdmi ports are loose. Hopefully with good tech support we can get things running to their capabilities.

    Pros: Seems like a solid product

    Cons: Loose Hdmi ports. Set up.

    Good AVR

    ChuckN from Plano, TX on 6/16/2013

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    Powerful and easy to setup. Crisp sound and vibrant colors in the video department.

    Pros: Powerful amplifier. Good sound and video. Nice touch for the glowing ring on the nob. Very easy to set up. Also love the pre-out configuration. It is a great AVR at a great price.

    Cons: No multi-channel input for analog SACD signals.

    so good so far

    beachbum from manhattan beach on 6/16/2013

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    So good so far. No complaints. Dont have everything 100% set up but working well for what i do have.



    Great Home Theater

    BURG from LUMBERTON NJ on 6/14/2013

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    This receiver replaces a DENON AVR-2808CI. I needed a receiver that supports 4K,3D and ARC to compliment my new 65" 3D Plasma HDTV.Watching PROMETHEUS in 3D was stunning! This is the unit to buy if you are upgrading older technology. Audio and video quality are superb!

    Pros: The set-up assistant is very intuitive and easy to use.

    Cons: NONE

    Wow, Terrific AVR

    GeneA from North County San Diego, CA on 6/9/2013

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    Upgraded from an ancient Denon Receiver. I've been eyeballing this AVR for quite a while and the release of the new AVRs and price drop for this made it a go. I needed a receiver with at least three zones and this one fits the ticket perfectly. Setup took a bit but was largely painless with the on-screen/monitor step-by-steps. The sound is terrific and it is great to be able to finally port almost everything through HDMI (was running composite, optical, digital, and RCA on old system). The sound and video quality is fantastic in my space. I am using this to drive 5.1 surround and a second zone a the moment. Great buy.

    Pros: Great sound and video. 3 zones available. Denon Control App and airplay really brings this AVR to life in our home. Setup was easy enough for what you gain as a result...very good on-screen step-by-step.

    Cons: Frankly, None that I have found yet.


    SCOTT F from BAKERSFIELD, CA on 6/7/2013

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    I was replacing an earlier Denon AVR1082 which back in the day was a pretty stout reciever but did not have HDMI back then. so it was time to update the audio side of my audio/video theater system. the set up was fairly easy for me but when it came time to try the apple AIR PLAY it was new territory for me and i still havn't figured out the Denon Remote App yet. but thats not a big deal to me at this point. The system sounds great, more power than i expected to it to have. It made my Klipsch Reference series speakers come to life. the HI's are brighter than ever before. The osd was something to get used to and some of the settings for sub were a little confusing at first. if all else fails... read the manual... Right!!! once i read about some of the settings and was able to dial in the sub and now it plays on all modes.(at first it only workd on surround modes not stereo) all in all i love this new reciever and would recommend to anybody looking for a great upgrade.




    Paddy O'Furniture from Rhode Island on 6/6/2013

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    I consider myself to be a home theater enthusiast and have had high-end receivers from Yamaha and Nad in the past. I had my eye on the Marantz SR7007 for quite some time and compared it to the Denon AVR-3313CI. Both units have nearly identical specs and features but at $1,000 cheaper, I decided to give the Denon AVR-3313Ci a chance. And boy am I glad that I did! So far it has behaved flawlessly. It has been on almost non-stop since I hooked it up. I am rediscovering my music collection and taking full advantage of AirPlay streaming, built-in Pandora, Spotify and Internet Radio. Setup was a breeze. I will soon be adding multi-zone audio and video. This thing is packed with features and at 125 watts per channel, it has plenty of horsepower to fill the room with amazing sound. Every so often I make a smart purchase that I want to tell the world about and this receiver definitely fits into that category.

    Pros: Feature rich. AirPlay, Pandora, Spotify, Internet Radio. Great separation of multi-channel audio. 3 audio/video zones. 125 Watts per channel. Great value!

    Cons: None yet. Still amazed at how much product I received for the money.

    Love it

    Whidby from Draper, UT on 6/3/2013

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    I have had it several weeks and so far it rocks! I bought it as a replacement to and older Harmon Kardon. This receiver has brought out more of my system than I thought possible. I heard sound in Pirates of the Caribbean that I haven't heard since seeing it in the theater. The Oddesy works great for movies but we found it better to manually adjust for music. The app works great too. My main complaint is that iTunes runs off the Apple Remote app and not off the Denon app, but it could be that I haven't figured that part out yet. When you switch inputs to Network, the receiver's control capabilities seem to end. There are so many ways to adjust this it will take me several more weeks of playing with it to get it dialed in.

    Pros: Sound is awesome. Turntable input is great. Pandora and HD radio work great. LOVE being able to listen to my iTunes catalogue and control it from my phone.

    Cons: Wish it had a back-lit remote. Huge manual is a pdf, not printed and having a computer in one room and the receiver in another makes it hard to adjust quickly.

    Denon 3313CI

    Handyman from Duluth Mn. on 6/2/2013

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    This is an outstanding, feature packed AVR. I received it two days after I received it from Crutchfield and had it up and running in less than an hour. This is the 4th Denon AVR I've owned and unless something changes my mind in the future, it is the best value considering the price from Crutchfield.

    Pros: The great sound and picture I've always experienced from Denon. Ease of setup. The network system and Tuner.Plenty of power to drive my 7.2 speaker system in a 3800 cubic ft. room. You just can't find a better product for the price.

    Cons: maybe the remote. Also the build quality compared to the Japanese built Denons. Time will tell on that.

    Great mid-level receiver.

    Bart from Texas on 6/2/2013

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    Was waiting for this receiver to go on close out - needed to upgrade my 3310 for 3D support. The new X-4000 has some important features that would be nice. X-4000 vs 3313 full retail is a no brainer - X4000 all the way for the X32 Audyssey, true dual sub support, and more pre-outs. At the current pricing, the 3313 had everything I really need for nearly half the price.

    Pros: Solid upgrade from my older 3310 receiver. Missing minor features but the added features more than offset these.

    Cons: No X32 or true dual sub support in Audyssey. Doesn't have pre-outs for all channels, only the main 5.

    Love Airplay

    RobW from Wyoming, MI on 6/2/2013

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    Only had this receiver 3 weeks. This replaced a 75 w/ch Denon AVR-1609 which sounded great. Just wanted more power. This receiver delivers lots of clean power. I play music using itunes from my desktop. I used to use a 50 ft toslink optical cable to link the computer to the AVR. Now I can send the audio via airplay over my home network. Now, I can control the song selection from AVR remote. I'm a huge fan of Crutchfield's return policy. I tryed a Marantz 6007 receiver before this Denon and was not impressed. I returned it, it was easy, no fuss, only cost me shipping.

    Pros: Lots of clean power. Better defined center image. Airplay simplifies playing music. Audyssey can show me the frequecy response of the loudspeaker + listening room system. Crutchfield

    Cons: The audyssey setup is not as accurate (reproducable) as my older Denon AVR-1609. I'm trying to use the bi-amp feature, but still sounds better without bi-amp (so far).

    My first Denon receiver.

    TallEars from Hazard. KY on 5/30/2013

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    Looks good, very clean, easy to navigate and lots of watts and lots of features including D-link and phono-in.

    Pros: What else could you want from a receiver?

    Cons: Except maybe a mono switch.

    Very Pleased

    GJW from Melbourne, fl on 5/30/2013

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    Well worth the money. Fairly easy set-up- enhanced by great customer service from Crutchfield. Tech support answers quickly and has answers. Although the unit didn't drive my speakers much more than my previous receiver, the sound is warmer and infinitely more controllable. Remote is easy to use.

    Pros: I bought it from Crutchfield. They were helpful in the selection process and walked me through the operational questions I had. Much more helpful than you might expect, especially when compared to a few stores I visited where answers were few and far between.

    Cons: None that I can see

    Replaced Denon AVR-2803

    KGM from Milton, NH on 5/30/2013

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    My old Denon AVR did not have HDMI switching. This was the basis for upgrading. However, the new AVR is capable of decoding many more audio formats and solved a few audio decoding problems with some TV channels.

    Pros: Audysee speaker set up, Analog video up conversion, phono input, remote includes 4 favorite station buttons

    Cons: Universal remote doesn't work with INSIGNIA TV

    Loving My Denon

    Doug M from Batavia, NY on 5/28/2013

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    First of all I would like to Thank Crutchfield for their fine service. This is the place to buy equipment. No muss ... no fuss in the ordering/delivery process. 2 day delivery outstanding and FREE shipping. Couldn't ask for more in this department. Now on to my story .... I originally purchased a Denon AV-1913 and was extremely impressed with what I received for the dollars spent. However, the room I am filling is 38 X 30 and I knew (even though I'm using fairly efficient Polk speakers) I was using too much of the gain on the AV-1913 for that sized room, although it still sounded very clean. I called Crutchfield, after seeing the Denon AVR-3313ci on sale and upgraded to at the NEW SALE price, a real bargin. I shipped the AV-1913 back and they credited my account. Seamless and NO hassle whatsoever. Congrats's to Crutchfield .... this the way to run a business. Now, on with my story. I could not be happier, this AV receiver is a real powerhouse, does the job in that sized room. What was really noticeable was the added detail I got from this receiver. I could hear more depth and all the nuances in the music were more apparent .... outstanding clear, clean sound. Now, I'm prepared to order more speakers, a pair of Polk Floor Standers. This then will upgrade my 5.1 Polk system to a 7.1 positioning my Polk RTI4's I am currently using as Left and Right "Front' Speakers to Left and Right "Front" Height Speakers. I can't wait to experience the next step ...



    So far so good

    Happy from Tejas on 5/27/2013

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    No problems yet, all works as stated and like the receiver. Runs fine on network, app works good to!

    Pros: Features, ease of use and sound quality

    Cons: None yet

    I like it!!

    tpj1959 from Lemoore, CA on 5/21/2013

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    I purchased this as my Denon 3808CI will not pass 3D from my blu-ray player. First thing I noticed was it was quite a bit lighter than the old unit. I use the pre-outs so I'm not sure if the power out of the speaker connections would be affected. I currently have 4 Ohm speakers and need good clean power. I did the Audessy thing and was very pleased with the results. Our first movie was Top Gun in 3D. IT WAS GREAT!! Then watched Daryl Hall's House on Palladia...Couldn't be happier with the sound and video switching. If you're looking to play your iPhone through this device you will be disappointed..for some reason that function locks you out of EQ settings and the sound lacks bass. I have Apple TV and that works fine running my songs through that.

    Pros: Great Sound for music and movies.

    Cons: Apple Play (Air Play) is useless...does not allow any EQ so sound is very bad.

    Denon AVR 3313CI 5 star deal

    Gary from Stockton, CA on 5/21/2013

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    One of Denon's best at one of Crutchfield's best prices, a 5 star deal. Can't miss with this one if your looking for an amp in the 125watt range!

    Pros: Easy to set up and operate.

    Cons: Remote is too big and has too many buttons.

    Fantastic Receiver

    RM from Colorado Spgs, CO on 5/18/2013

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    This is a great receiver right out of the box. Denon made an all around quality product with this receiver. It's extremely simple in design, easy to set up, and powerful! I was looking for a quality receiver that could power all of my components, especially my turntable. The multi-zone feature has been great! I've been able to listen to music out on the patio, while the wife watches movies in the living room! Finally, you can't beat the price that Crutchfield was offering on this system during their Denon sale!

    Pros: Phono input, multiple HDMI, multi-zone capabilities, sleek features, easy to use, powerful.

    Cons: The old receiver I replaced offered up an equalizer, which made it easy to adjust the sound. I wish this receiver had more options to really adjust the sound.

    Great Upgrade

    ChrisS from Sacramento, CA on 4/25/2013

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    Replaced an 8 year old Denon 3805. The old unit didn't have HDMI but was a great receiver. I purchased this unit for the HDMI. Very easy to set up and sounds great. My plasma display looks better than it did going through an HDMI switch.

    Pros: Audyssey MultEQ XT Set up assistant

    Cons: None so far

    Excellent AVR, best one yet

    GregoryP from Caledonia, WI on 3/7/2013

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    I have owned several Denon AVRs in the past 8 years and this one is the best one I have ever owned so far. This model has the easiest setup, very good GUI and options I have seen. My last Denon, the AVR-3808CI, had great sound, but it was missing some of the things I wanted I now have in this AVR. What did I do with the other AVRs? I put them in other smaller HT rooms like my master bedroom or sell them to friends who know me and enjoy good HT setups. This model has HD radio, plenty of HDMI inputs and outputs, among others, including a turntable input, a great front panel display, an easy to use remote, excellent sound and video up-conversion, 2 outputs for my subs, among other things that are often optional in some other mfg. models in this price range. Although it has only 7.2 outputs for speakers, if you don't have or want to have 4 speaker surrounds, you can easily set it up for more front speaker action, either wide or height wise, a nice touch and then set the surround for Dolby PLllz instead of Dolby PLllx. The only thing I would have kept on this newest model is the front display showing my input signal AND the output in the speaker-box display as on older Denon models, just to make sure I am getting signal out and in at the same time, but I usually just set it to IN for now. Sony has its blue light, I prefer the boxes display. I would definitely buy this model again and am going to use this model as a reference for future purchases and recommended HT setups.

    Pros: Excellent sound and video up conversion, easiest setup ever, quick operation, good front panel display, good layout of back panel for connections, many useful features and options available for your use, including 4K and 3D pass through, HD radio and front speaker options if you don't use all back surrounds.

    Cons: Remote could be backlighted at this price point, the IN and OUT signals could be displayed at the same time as with previous Denon AVRs.

    Denon AVR-3313CI

    Anonymous from Albuquerque, NM on 2/19/2013

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    I was very excited about this receiver. This is my first home system, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I loved it at first. Now, I am frustrated with it. I had to download an upgrade to get Pandora to work. This receiver is buggy. For example, when I turn it on and hit the cab/sat button, it seems to work fine. Then within one minute or so, it turns to tv/audio. Sometimes, when playing Pandora, the screen to my TV will flash green and then the whole unit turns off. Tonight, as I was watching TV, it stopped and then went to some really odd Pandora station with a bunch of static. Not only did it switch, but as I was turning the volume down, the receiver was turning it up...and down, but mostly up. It was really loud. I had to shut off the power in order to get it under control. I am NOT happy with this receiver. Unfortunately, my 60 days has passed and I cannot return it to Crutchfield. I will be contacting Denon.

    Pros: Looks nice.

    Cons: Too buggy

    Far from thrilled

    Chris from SoCal on 12/24/2012

    Where to start...I compared the Denon line up to the Marantz line up for some time before making my decision to go with this unit. On paper it seemed like you where getting more for your money. And as both brands are essentially identical (chip sets for DAC, DSP, etc.) and the audio specs where almost identical, I figured why not go with the more loaded up Denon? Especially since the Denon in my opinion is a bit better looking, as it features a front cover....all in all, a terrible mistake. A mistake at least if you actually care about how your music sounds. The picture is terrific, and I have no complaints about the video ability at all. but unfortunately for me I am a bit of an audiophile, and the sound was just terrible, whether manually tuned, or via Audessey. First off, I always manually tune, as I feel I have yet to encounter an setup mic system that gets it even close to right, and this was the case here as well. But even after carefully tuning, it had lackluster bass response, unrealistic mids, and harsh highs that ran together. The soundstage was small, lacked any clarity and depth, and some instruments were just plain horribly reproduced. The build quality of the unit is very sad too, especially for an expensive Denon. The back panel flexes when inserting speaker plugs, and the power cable fits very loosely. I can go on and on, but am running out of review space. Got myself a sr6007 instead, slightly better build quality, and thankfully much better sound

    Pros: video quality, ease of use, good looks

    Cons: almost everything else, sound quality, build quality. Denon and Marantz need to step up the build quality, which has taken a huge turn for the worse since moving assembly to China.


    pappy from drums, pa on 12/21/2012

    purchased the 3311 in Mar 2011, have become completely disgusted and frustrated with 3311ci AVR, internet radio is unreliable (drop outs, gui response time is terrible) all video sources now have a series of red and/or blue horizontal lines displayed, picture quality has degraded, unit frequently 'locks up', need to unplug to 'reboot' unit, these issues have been a problem shortly after purchase, Denon support and service has been for all practical puposes nonexsistent, I decided on this unit for internet radio, optical digital input and output, and claimed exceptional video processing, I have been a Denon fan and had other products since the 1970's, no more, I suggest caution when purchasing a Denon product and at the first sign of troubles RETURN IT I do want to say Crutchfield has been and is a good company and will always be one of the first I consider doing business with, the issue is not with them but with one of the companies they represent and it's products

    Pros: none

    Cons: no customer support

    Getting used to it

    jllaclair from Towson, MD on 12/13/2012

    It has been almost 14 years since I purchased my last receiver. The technology that is in today's receivers is incredible. I've had issues when switching from one audio source to cable source and fiddeling with the remote for 15 minutes trying to get the sound back. Simple solution was to turn the receiver off and on again. Then it happened again, and after about anohter 30 min I found out that it kept switching from digital to Analog, and I finally found the setting for Auto. It's a lot to setup at first and learn all the functions of the receiver, but it does sound great! I do feel I am sometimes switching back and forth from Dobly and Neo 6 for theater and music, and I don;t know why under stereo I don't get sub, sub is only offered on Dolby or NEO. I do have a little bleed over from the tuner through the speakers when I switch to a CD or DVD, prior to turning on those systems, but when I turn them on the bleed over stops. Not sure if I will take it back or try to investigate further. overall I am impressed with all the offerings this system has and love the airplay... some of the HD stations don;t sound particulary great when broadcasting below 128Kbs. Jeff



    Versatile AVR

    Jamie from Ames, IA on 12/7/2012

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    This machine is fantastic for a multi room audio and video set up. The on screen user interface is easy to use and is intuitive. Switching ins and outs to the three different zones is easy. The machine does not run as hot as other receivers I have had.

    Pros: versatile multi room functions, easy to navigate on screen display, reasonable price

    Cons: no wi fi capabilities

    Denon 3313

    Steve from BHC, AZ on 11/5/2012

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    This is a very good receiver, if you do not plan on using the FM Tuner in the 96-101MHz area. I have tried two of these units and both will "cut-out", no sound output for a second, after about 10 minutes of playing. That ruins a lot of great music! None of the other modes have this problem, just the FM Tuner mode. This is unacceptable for the price! I won't put up with it, give me a Yamaha or (yuck) Onkyo. This Denon fails to deliver so only 2 stars.

    Pros: Terric sound, just do not use as an FM receiver, you will be disappointed..

    Cons: It's too bad Denon released this unit with defective FM circiutry. I will NEVER purchase another of their products.

    Denon AVR-3313CI

    hasp from Manassas, Va on 10/8/2012

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    Great package, well pleased with the available features, still learning what's available. Have not tried to run video (sat) through the amp yet, results to be determined for loss of picture clarity

    Pros: Sound is beyond crystal clear and well above what I expected. Easy hook up. Easy menu.

    Cons: Once connected to the net, took 2+ hours to update (may have been server). Does not have sufficient power to feed my tower speakers

    Excellent Receiver!

    Kevin D from St. Louis, MO on 9/4/2012

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    Long time Denon owner, they make solid products and well worth the price for the quality and features you pay for. This receiver is no exception. Upgraded from a 2808CI as I needed the HDMI 1.4 for 3D pass through. Product setup was simple, the onscreen setup and Audyssey speaker setup worked perfectly for my room, and the power and sound quality coupled with my speaker setup brought the whole system to a new life. The additional features, multiple-zones, internet access (SiriusXM, Pandora, etc.), firmware updates, Apple AirPlay, on-screen display for volume adjustment, setup, etc. made this well worth the money.

    Pros: Setup, power and output, on-screen display, multiple zones, internet connectivity, AirPlay, ports and connections.

    Cons: Not really a con, but a higher-end remote for the high-end receiver would've been a great compliment.

    Denon AVR3313CI

    Elliott from Jacksonville, FL on 8/27/2012

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    This is an excellent receiver. It replaces an older Denon and the IR codes are the same.

    Pros: Excellent quality of audio. Easy set up. Light weight. Does not get very hot. iPod/iPad app works very well.

    Cons: Internet connection is not WiFi. Zone 2 and 3 audio cannot be independent, unless the audio output to each is monaural.

    awesome upgrade

    mr roy from baton rouge la on 8/25/2012

    a bonus with the audessey which checks all your speaker placement can go wrong very strong power output with dual subs endless adjustments takes patience to set up but well worth the wait

    Pros: takes time to set up

    Cons: none at all no manual but includes a cd rom

    Awsome product

    DaveF from PA on 8/23/2012

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    I upgraded from the Denon 1916 model... This model is awsome and sound quality is noticibly better. Easy to use and setup... I use zone 2 in my sunroom to mimick sound of the main zone...

    Pros: Sirius on the internet, HD radio

    Cons: None


    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    Number Of Channels 7
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 125
    THD in Stereo 0.05 %
    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 14.8 dBf
    HD Radio Tuner Built-in
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration Audyssey MultEQ XT
    HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video No
    HDR-compatible No
    HDMI Standby Pass-through Yes
    4K Video Upscaling Yes
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion Yes
    DLNA Certified
    MHL-compatible No
    Multibrand Remote Control Yes
    Learning Remote No
    LCD Remote
    Width (inches) 17-1/8
    Height (inches) 6-5/8
    Depth (inches) 16-1/8
    Weight (pounds) 26.5
    Parts Warranty 3 Years
    Labor Warranty 3 Years
    Multi-room Audio--Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Multi-room Video Yes
    Multi-room HDMI Output Yes
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, EX, TrueHD, DD+
    Dolby Atmos No
    DTS DTS, ES, HD, HDMA, Neo6, 96/24
    DTS:X No
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input 1
    Audio-Video Inputs 7
    Audio-only Inputs 3
    Component Video Inputs 2
    Component Video Monitor Outputs 1
    Optical Digital Inputs 2
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 2
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    HDMI Inputs 7
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 2
    Subwoofer Outputs 2
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output Yes
    Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts
    Ethernet Port 1
    USB Connections 1 Front
    Removable Power Cord IEC 2-prong

    Product Research

    Audio Features
    Video Features
    Network + Tuner Functions
    USB/iPod Integration
    Convenience Features
    Remote Control

    Audio Features

    High-Quality Construction: The Denon AVR-3313CI 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-3313CI 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-3313CI is equipped with a 7 channel power amplifier rated at 125-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-3313CI'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-3313CI supports up to 7.2 channels (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, and Dual SW) for surround playback defined by the Blu-ray disc format. The seven amplifier channels built into the receiver are typically used for 7.2 channel surround in the main room, but there are various amplifier configurations to accommodate your home theater setup:

    • Main Only: The AVR-3313CI is designed to be used as a 7.2ch surround sound receiver with front left/right, center-channel, surround left/right, and surround back left/right (or front wide/height) channels along with dual preamp subwoofer outputs.
    • 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 5.2ch surround.
    • Front B: A second set of front speakers can be powered by the surround back amplifier. Receiver will be limited to 5.2ch surround.
    • Zone 2:The surround back channel amplifier can be assigned to power stereo speakers in Zone 2. The main zone is limited to 5.2ch.
    • Zone 3: The surround back channel amplifier can be assigned to power stereo speakers in Zone 2. The main zone is limited to 5.2ch.
    • Zone 2/3 (M): The surround back left channel can assigned to power a mono speaker in Zone2 and the surround back right channel can be assigned to power a mono speaker in Zone 3. The main zone is limited to 5.2ch.
    • 2CH: The surround back amplifier can be assigned as a dedicated pair of front speakers when Direct or Stereo mode is selected on the receiver. You can use either the surround back, front height, or front wide speaker terminals.

    Note: If you hookup Surround Back, Front Height, and Front Wide speakers, the receiver will automatically switch between the speakers in accordance with the surround mode. These speakers will not all play at the same time.

    Hybrid PLL Jitter Reducer: The AVR-3313CI is equipped with a "Hybrid PLL Jitter Reducer" that is capable of reducing jitter and phase noise that negatively affect sound quality. The "Hybrid PLL Jitter Reducer" provided with this unit improves the sound localization, reproducing a natural sound field that is closer to the original soundtrack.

    24-bit/192kHz DACs + AL24 Processing Plus Technology: This receiver is equipped with dual AKM Semiconductor 24-bit/192-kHz (AK4358VQ) DACs on all channels to decode and playback high-resolution recordings with less jitter and clearer sound. The AVR-3313CI also offers AL24 Processing Plus for all channels (including Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, and Sub). Denon's proprietary AL24 Processing, an analog waveform reproduction technology, expands the original 16-bit audio data to 24-bits; and can support up to 192kHz sampling frequency. AL24 Processing Plus thoroughly suppresses quantization noise (the difference between the actual analog signal and the quantized digital signal) associated with D/A conversion of LPCM signals to reproduce the low level signals with optimum clarity that will bring out all the delicate nuances of your movie & music soundtracks.

    Dynamic Discrete Surround Circuit (D.D.S.C.-HD): The AVR-3313CI is equipped Denon's Proprietary Dynamic Discrete Surround Circuit-HD, featuring a high-speed HammerHead SHARC 32-bit floating point DSP processor (ADSP21487) for high-quality surround audio performance. 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.

    Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Denon AVR-3313CI 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.

    Direct Listening Modes: The Denon AVR-3313CI 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-3313CI 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 XT automatically sets speakers to suit your room's listening environment and the speakers' characteristics. The AV receiver even offers Audyssey DSX which adds front speaker effects

    • Audyssey MultEQ XT: Audyssey MultEQ XT technology helps create an optimal acoustic profile for your home theater. Using the included setup microphone, Audyssey MultEQ XT 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 8 measurement points and automatically tailors the sound for top audio fidelity. You can set the Audyssey MultEQ XT 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; adjust from -20 to +6 dB at 63 Hz, 125 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz, 4 kHz, 8 kHz, and 16 kHz.
      • 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.
    • Audyssey Dynamic Surround Expansion (DSX): Audyssey DSX adds front effect speakers to improve spatial sound reproduction. Starting with a 5.1 channel system, DSX adds front Wide and/or front Height channels for better sound staging (although both wide and height speakers can be added, only one pair is used at a time). DSX also applies Surround Envelopment Processing to enhance the blend between the front and surround channels.

    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.
    • Audyssey DSX Settings: While listening in the Audyssey DSX audio format, there are two further enhancements you can adjust:
      • Stage Height: adjust sound stage height (+/-10) when using front height speakers
      • Stage Width: adjust sound stage width (+/-10) when using front wide speakers

    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-3313CI 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-3313CI 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-3313CI 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.
    • Multi-Channel Pre-Out: The A/V receiver features 7.2ch pre-amp outputs (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, and Dual Subs) for connection to external power amplifiers.
    • 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 (single only). The receiver will accept speaker impedances of 6 to 16-ohm.
    • Phono Input: The Denon AVR-3313CI is fitted with a Phono input (MM), so you can connect your turntable and listen to your vinyl records with high-quality sound.
    • 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 Triple Outputs: With seven HDMI ver.1.4 inputs (6 rear/1 front), the AVR-3313CI 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 three 3 HDMI outputs; two parallel and one discrete), reducing cable clutter. The two parallel HDMI outputs distribute the same video signal simultaneously to two separate displays. The discrete HDMI output allows you to play a different audio/video source in another zone. The HDMI inputs are assignable to different input sources. They support HDCP copyright protection and are compatible with 3D signals, ARC, Deep Color, xvYCC technology, Auto LipSync, and HDMI control.

    Analog Video Inputs: The receiver features four composite video inputs (3 rear/1 front) and one composite video monitor output. There is also two component video inputs and one component video output (60MHz).

    12-Bit I/P Converter & Scaler (4K): The AVR-3313CI is equipped with a 12-bit i/p converter & scaler that converts incoming analog video signals to HDMI and scales them to a higher resolution, so only one video connection is required from the receiver to the TV. HDMI input video signals can also be scaled to a higher resolution. The scaled output resolution is set in the receiver's menu.

    • Composite Video to HDMI: Composite video signals (480i only) can be scaled to 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, or 4K through the receiver's HDMI output.
    • Component Video to HDMI: Component video signals (480i/480p/720p/1080i/1080p) can be scaled to 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p or 4k through the receiver's HDMI output.
    • HDMI to HDMI: HDMI video signals (480i/480p/720p/1080i/108p/4K) can be scaled to 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, or 4k through the receiver's HDMI output.

    Note: The receiver's multi-zone HDMI output does not support analog-to-HDMI conversion.

    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-3313CI 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-3313CI, 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-3313CI 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

    Auto LipSync: This feature automatically compensates for the timing shift between the audio and video of the receiver. If needed, the audio signal can be manually delayed to match the video signal; adjust from 0-200ms.

    Picture Adjust: You can adjust the picture quality for each video source; Contrast (+/-6), Brightness (0-12), Chroma Level (+/-6), Hue (+/-6), DNR (Low/Middle/High/Off), Enhancer (0-12).

    Video Select Function: You can switch the video input source on the receiver while listening to a different audio signal. (HDMI video sources not available with this feature.)

    Network + Tuner Functions

    Network Connection: The Denon AVR-3313CI 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-3313CI 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-3313CI 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-3313CI 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-3313CI'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-3313CI 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-3313CI lets you access Internet Radio, as well as other online music and photo services from your broadband Internet connection. Currently the AVR-3313CI 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.

    HD Radio Tuner: In addition to receiving standard analog AM and FM broadcasts, the AVR-4520CI features a built-in HD Radio tuner. HD Radio technology brings digital radio to conventional analog AM and FM radio stations, with improved sound quality, better reception, and new data services. HD Radio technology provides CD-quality sound for FM stations, and FM-quality sound for AM stations. In addition, FM HD Radio station can transmit multiple programs on the same frequency by using multicast channels. Text data display includes station name, song title, artist name, etc. HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go to to check for HD Radio stations in your area.

    • Station Text: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles.
    • Multicasting: Many HD Radio stations also offer more than one channel of programming. This service is called multicasting.
    • Station Presets: You can store up to 56 radio stations presets (8 stations each in 7 separate banks) and name each preset with an 8 character ID.
    • Direct Frequency Tuning: You can enter the receiving frequency directly to tune in a station, using the supplied IR remote control.

    Web Control: You can control this A/V receiver from a web control screen on your Windows PC's web browser. The AVR-3313CI 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-3313CI contained firmware version 1490-0118-0000-9520-3295 and needed an immediate firmware update (as of 6/15/2012).

    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-3313CI 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-3313CI 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-3313CI's on-screen display. Your iPod/iPhone's battery will also be charged while connected to the receiver. The AVR-3313CI is "made for iPod/iPhone compatible" and supports the following iPod/iPhone models and functions via its front-panel USB port (as of 9/24/2013):

    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 7.0 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 7.0 Y O Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 7.0 Y O Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5C 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    2 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    3 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    4 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    mini 7.0 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-3313CI, 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 w/ Setup Wizard (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. The receiver's on-screen Setup Wizards provides easy-to-follow setup instructions. 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.

    Three Zone/Three-Source: Denon's Multi-Zone/Multi-Source function lets you select different audio/video sources for listening and viewing in different locations of your home. The AVR-3313CI features a Main Zone (audio/video), Audio/Video Zone (Zone 2), and Audio Only Zone (Zone 3). Furthermore, this unit is equipped with an HDMI Zone 2 output connector for transfer of audio/video from connected HDMI sources to Zone 2. The source can be the same for all zones, or you can enjoy 3 different sources in those zones if you prefer. You can rename each Zone with a 10 character title.

    • Main Zone (Zone 1): The Main Zone offers 7.2-channel playback of all your audio/video gear in your main entertainment room.
    • Audio/Video Zone 2 (with HDMI switching): The Audio/Video Zone 2 allows stereo audio/video playback of another analog A/V source connected to the receiver in another room of your home via left/right RCA audio or speaker terminal output connections and composite, component, or HDMI video. The AVR-3313CI incorporates true multi-zone HDMI audio/video distribution for Zone 2 with the inclusion of its HDMI matrix switching functionality. The receiver can send two different HDMI video feeds to two displays at the same time directly from the receiver. HDMI Zone 2 will also output audio signals (2ch only) for the HDMI input source selected. To enjoy a video source in Zone 2, you must connect the same video connection to your second display monitor as connected to your receiver for that particular source (there is no video-conversion for Zone 2). Zone 2 features either a preamp-output or speaker terminal output so you can use this amp or a separate amp to power speakers in another room. When using the AVR-3313CI to power speakers in a second room of your home, the main zone is restricted to 5.2-channel. When using the receiver's preamp output terminals for the second room you need an additional amplifier in that room to power those speakers; the main Zone of the receiver remains 7.2-channel. The volume of Zone 2 can be controlled by the Denon receiver using either configuration or from your add-on amplifier when using the line-output. The HDMI Zone 2 function is only compatible with the HDMI 1-6 input connectors. It is not compatible with the HDMI 7 input connector. HDMI Zone 2 does not offer the following setting adjustments - Picture Adjust, Auto Lip Sync, Video Mode, Video conversion, i/p Scaler, Progressive Mode, Aspect Ratio, or Setup Menu Display.
    • Audio Only Zone 3: Audio Only Zone 3 allows you to play a third analog stereo audio source connected to the receiver in a third room of your house via left/right RCA audio or speaker terminal output connections. Zone 3 features either a preamp-output or speaker terminal output so you can use this amp or a separate amp to power speakers in another room. When using the AVR-3312CI to power speakers in a second and third room of your home, the second and third zones are restricted to mono operation and the main zone is limited to 5.2 channels. When using the receiver's preamp output terminals for the 3rd Zone, you need an additional amplifier in that room to power those speakers; the main Zone of the receiver remains 7.2-channel. The volume of Zone 3 can be controlled by the Denon receiver using either configuration or from your add-on amplifier when using the line-output.

    Note: *Compatible Sources - Only tuner, analog, USB, and Network sources can be played in both Zone 2 & Zone 3. Zone 2 also supports output of HDMI 1-6 audio/video signals. To hear AirPlay in Zone 2/3, you must first start playing Airplay in the Main Zone. Once you have selected AirPlay in Zone 2/3, you can then switch the source of the Main Zone. *Incompatible Sources - You cannot select different AM/FM radio stations or different Network content for different zones. Digital audio from optical and coaxial inputs cannot be output to Zone 2 or Zone 3 (Zone 3 does not support HDMI audio). Zone 3 does not output any video sources (HDMI, composite, or component).

    Quick Select: The front panel and main remote both have 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

    Multibrand Remote Control: The AVR-3313CI comes with an IR wireless remote control that can operate the receiver as well as other remote control capable components. It is pre-programmed with control signals for other brand products; including DVD players, Blu-ray Disc players, VCRs, TVs, cable boxes, satellite receivers, and CD players. The remote control features Glow keys so it can easily be used in the dark.

    HDMI Control: The Denon AVR-3313CI 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-3313CI's HDMI control function, you can perform the operations from the AVR-3313CI's remote control; Power off, Switching of audio output devices, Switching of audio input devices, Volume adjustment, and Playback functions.

    Custom Integration: The AVR-3313CI carries the CI stamp, which is Denon's certification to custom installers that the receiver has advanced connectivity and control features often required for custom home integration and theater applications using premium control systems. These features include a RS232C jack for use with whole house control systems, remote in/out IR command control, as well as 12V trigger outputs.

    • RS-232C Port: The AVR-3313CI includes an RS-232C port for connection to external whole-house control systems, from companies such as AMX and Crestron.
    • Remote Jacks: The receiver has a minijack input and output for use with other compatible Denon components or an external IR repeater.
    • 12V Trigger Outputs: The AVR-3313CI has two minijack outputs to send a 12-Volt DC turn-on signal to another component that accepts a 12V trigger, such as a power amplifier. The conditions under which each trigger output activates is programmable.

    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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