Network & Tuner Functions
9-Channel Amplifier: The Denon AVR-4311CI features nine
discrete amplifier channels, supplying 140 watts RMS per channel (measured 20
Hz-20 kHz into 8Ω at 0.05% THD). The nine amplifier channels can be used
in several different configurations to accommodate your home theater setup:
- Normal: 7.2 or 9.2 channel output; the surround back,
front height, and front wide speakers are switched automatically based on
the surround mode or input signal
- Zone2: 7.2 channel surround plus stereo speakers are
powered in Zone2; the terminals used for the Zone2 speakers are assigned in
the menu; front height, front wide, or surround back
- Zone2/3: 5.1 channel surround plus stereo speakers are
powered in Zone2 and Zone3; Zone2 speakers are connected to the surround
back terminals and Zone3 speakers are connected to the front wide terminals
- Zone2/3-Mono: 7.1 channel surround plus single mono
speakers are powered in Zone2 and Zone3; the terminals used for the Zone2/3
speakers are assigned in the menu; front height, front wide, or surround
- Bi-Amp: 7.1 channel surround and four amplifier
channels are assigned to power the front left and right speakers (they must
have bi-amp terminals); the terminals used to bi-amp the front speakers are
assigned in the menu; front height, front wide, or surround back
- 2 CH: different speakers (other than the main surround
system) are powered when the Direct or Stereo mode is used; the terminals
used for the extra speakers is assigned in the menu; front height, front
wide, or surround back
- 2 CH Bi-Amp: different speakers (other than the main
surround system) are bi-amped when the Direct or Stereo mode is used; the
front height and front wide terminals are used for the extra speakers
- Front B: a second pair of front speakers can be powered
simultaneously with the A front speakers (A, B, or A+B); the terminals used
for the B speakers are assigned in the menu; front height, front wide, or
- 11 CH: 11.2 channels in the main room, nine powered by
the internal amplifiers; the speakers powered by the external amp assigned
in the menu; front or front height
- Pre Amp: all the speakers in the main room are powered
by external amplifiers; speakers in Zone2 and Zone3 can be powered by the
internal amplifiers in this setting
D/A Converters: The AVR-4311CI uses Analog Devices AKM
Semiconductor AK4358B 192 kHz/24-bit digital to analog converters. The 192
kHz sampling and 24-bit word length capabilities of the DACs allows you to
play high-resolution recordings and hear the increased clarity, detail and
AL24 Processing Plus: Denon's AL24 Processing Plus
technology improves information volume in the time axis region
using high-speed signal detection and processing technology. In addition to
expanding original 16-bit data to 24 bits, AL24 Processing Plus
uses data interpolation or upconverted sampling to achieve
natural interpolation without losing the original data. A digital filter is used
to further expand adaptability and perform optimum filtering calculations for
ringing-free pulse response, pulsive music data and attack sounds. The result is
reproduction of such spatial information as the delicate nuances in your music,
the positions of the performers, and the breadth, height, and depth of the
concert hall. AL24 Processing Plus is conducted for all channels and modes
other than the DSD Direct mode.
DDSC HD (Dynamic Discrete Surround Circuit): The Denon
AVR-4311CI is equipped with DDSC HD-Digital, featuring dual 32-bit floating
point DSP processors. All elements of the surround processor are optimized
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-4311CI AV
receiver supports the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro
Logic) decoding formats.
- Dolby Digital:
Dolby, Digital EX,
Dolby Digital Plus,
DTS-HD Master Audio,
DTS-HD High Resolution,
DTS Neo: 6
- Dolby Pro Logic:
Dolby Pro Logic II,
Dolby Pro Logic IIx,
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
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
- Classical Concert: This mode recreates the space of a
large concert hall where you are surrounded with reflected sound in a large
- Rock Arena: For rock and popular music sources, this
mode surrounds you with reflected sound of the kind you would hear at a live
- Jazz Club: This mode recreates the atmosphere of a live
house where the ceiling is low and you are enveloped with rich doses of
- Matrix: With this mode, you can add rich reflected
sound to 2-channel stereo music sources where reflected sound is normally
- Wide Screen: This mode is for enjoying the atmosphere
of viewing a movie on a large screen.
- Super Stadium: This mode reproduces the atmosphere of a
stadium when you enjoy program sources such as baseball, football, or other
- 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-4311CI 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-4311CI 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 XT32
automatically sets speakers and subs 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 XT32: Audyssey MultEQ XT32 technology
helps create an optimal acoustic profile for your home theater. Using the
included setup microphone, Audyssey MultEQ XT32 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 (63 Hz, 125 Hz, 250 Hz,
500 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz, 4 kHz, 8 kHz, and 16 kHz); from -20 to +6 dB .
- 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
Surround Parameters: You can adjust the following surround
- 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 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
- 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
- Effect Level: This function adjusts the effect
signal level from 1 to 15 when using specific Denon Original Surround
- 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
Restorer: This function restores compressed audio signals to
pre-compression form, correcting the sense of bass and treble volume to obtain
a richer sounding playback; select Off, 64, 96, or HQ based on the compression
setting of the source material.
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.
Denon Link (4th gen): This receiver features the Denon Link
(4th generation), an RJ-45 jack on the back panel, which allows a compatible Denon
Blu-ray player to share the receiver's master clock that operates the D/A
converter, resulting in playback with negligible jitter.
Tone Settings: You can
independently adjust the system's overall Bass and Treble settings from -6 to +6
dB. Bass and Treble are also independently adjustable (+/-10 dB) for Zone2 and
Volume Settings: The AVR-4311CI offers the following volume
- Volume Control: You can set a
maximum volume level of 0, -10, or -20 dB to limit the receiver's maximum volume
output. You can also specify a turn-on volume, from -80 to +18dB or Last
(whatever the volume setting when the receiver was turned off).
- Muting Level
Adjustment: 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).
- Source Level: This function adjusts the relative playback
an audio input, useful when 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.
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Denon AV receiver offers a variety
of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
- Assignable Digital Inputs: The AVR-4311CI features 2
optical digital (Toslink) inputs and 2 coaxial digital inputs. Each input
can be assigned to any of the different input sources except Phono and
Tuner. Optical Digital Input 2 also has a corresponding Optical
Digital output for use with a CD, MD or other digital recording device.
- 7.1 Multi-Channel Input: The AVR-4311CI is equipped
with a 7.1-channel input to accommodate present and future multi-channel
- Binding Post Speaker Terminals: All of the receiver's speaker
terminals are binding posts. They are not 5-way binding posts because a
plastic collar prevents their use with spade lugs and they are positioned
too far apart to be used with dual banana plugs.
- Multi-Channel Pre-Out: The receiver features 11.2-channel pre-amp outputs (standard 7.1 plus a second
subwoofer and front height and front wide channels) for connection to external power amplifiers.
Personal Memory Plus: For each input, the receiver automatically
memorizes the settings for input mode, surround mode, HDMI output mode, MultEQ, Dynamic
EQ, Dynamic Volume, audio delay, etc. When the input source is switched, the settings
last used for that source are automatically recalled. The surround parameters, tone
control settings, and playback levels for the different output channels are memorized
for each surround mode.
Sleep Timer: This function allows you to automatically set the
power to standby after a predetermined amount of time has passed. You can set the
sleep timer from 10 to 120 minutes in 10 minute increments.
Noise Shaped Video (NSV): 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 accurate signal representations,
and enhance the picture quality. Noise shaping techniques are combined with dynamic
element matching techniques in order to reduce the matching requirements of DAC
elements by converting the analog mismatch into and 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 can achieve ultimate
precision with 12-bit fidelity in both digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital
HDMI ver. 1.4a: This unit has 7 HDMI version 1.4a inputs and
2 HDMI version 1.4a outputs. The HDMI inputs are assignable to different input
sources. The 2 HDMI outputs are parallel so the same video signal is output through
both and both can be used simultaneously. The HDMI jacks support HDCP copyright
protection and are compatible with 30 and 36 bit Deep Color, xvYCC technology,
3D, and ARC.
3D: The AVR-4311CI will pass the 3D signal when connected to
a 3D source (3D Blu-ray player, 3D cable box, etc) and a 3D ready TV.
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.
Auto Lip Sync (Audio Delay): This feature automatically
compensates for the timing shift between the audio and video of the receiver.
If needed, the audio signal can be manually delayed to match the video signal;
adjust from 0-200ms.
Video Converter and Scaler: The AVR-4311CI is equipped with
a flexible video switching system that converts video signals in an effort to
require only one video connection from receiver to TV. The 480i/480p (SD-quality),
720p, and 1080i video signals input as component, composite, or S-video are
converted to HDMI and scaled as high as 1080p resolution (output resolution
set in the menu). Composite and S-video signals are also converted to component
video, and S-video and component (480i only) are converted to composite video.
Note: Video signals input as HDMI must be output via
HDMI, but can be scaled if they're not already 1080p.
Component Video Inputs/Outputs:
The receiver features 3
component video inputs and 1 component video output. The component video
inputs are assignable to different sources.
Picture Adjustments: The receiver allows you to make the
following picture adjustments to incoming video - Contrast, Brightness, Chroma
Level, Hue, DNR, and Enhancer.
On-Screen Display (OSD) With GUI Menus: An OSD with GUI
menus can be displayed on your television for easy system setup. The OSD and GUI
menus are sent through all monitor outputs (composite video, component
video, and HDMI).
Dimmer: The receiver features four
display brightness settings; Bright, Dim, Dark and Off.
Network & Tuner Functions
Home Network Function: The AVR-4311CI is equipped with an
Ethernet port that lets you connect the receiver to your home network (LAN) and
to your broadband internet modem via your LAN. Once connected you can take
advantage of these network functions:
- Media Player: The server function lets you stream audio
and still image files to the receiver from your PC or DLNA certified media
server or media controller.
- Internet Radio: Internet radio refers to radio
broadcasts distributed over the internet. Stations from around the world can
be received and up to 56 preset. The AVR-4311CI supports MP3 and WMA
Internet radio content and allows you to search for Internet radio stations
by genre or location. The list of stations that the AVR-4311CI uses comes
from the vTuner radio station database that has been customized for Denon.
You can register your favorite stations at radiodenon.com using a computer.
- Flickr: Flickr is an on-line photo sharing service; you
can create an account, upload your photos, and access them using the
AVR-4311CI. You can also view photos made public by other users.
- Pandora: Once the receiver is registered with your
Pandora account, you can listen to the automated music recommendation and
Internet radio service through the AVR-4311CI.
- Rhapsody: Rhapsody is another paid music broadcast
service accessible through the receiver.
- Web control: This function lets you set up and control
the A/V receiver over the network using a browser window.
- Network Party Mode: The same network audio (Internet
radio, Media Server, or iPod Direct) can be played on multiple Denon
products (up to 5) equipped with the Party Mode function and connected to
the same network.
HD Radio Tuner: In addition to receiving standard analog AM
and FM broadcasts, the AVR-4311CI features a built-in HD
Radio tuner. HD Radio stations offer higher sound quality than conventional
FM/AM broadcasts; typically FM HD Radio stations are CD quality while AM HD
Radio sound similar to analog FM stereo. It is also possible to receive data services and
select broadcasts from among up to eight multicast programs. 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.
Sirius Satellite Radio Ready:
The AVR-4311CI can be
connected to the optional SiriusConnect home tuner kit (item numbers
220SCH2P, sold separately), allowing you to receive Sirius Satellite Radio.
The display shows channel name, number, category, artist, or song title. Sirius
channels are stored as presets and recalled in the same way AM and FM stations
are. A subscription to Sirius Satellite Radio is required.
USB Terminal: A mass storage class or MTP (Media Transfer
Protocol) conforming USB memory device can be connected to the front or rear
panel USB port. WMA (48-192 kbps), MP3 (32-320kbps), WAV, AAC (16-320kbps), FLAC,
and JPEG files are compatible. When a music file includes
album art data, the album art can be displayed on your connected TV while
playing the file. You can also play JPEG still picture files in a slideshow.
Note: You cannot use the front USB port and rear USB
port at the same time; you must select which port you want to use.
iPod Compatibility: The AVR-4311CI is Made for iPod and iPhone
compliant; using a USB to iPod Dock cable plugged into the front panel or rear
panel USB port music can be played directly from an iPod/iPhone, bypassing the
iPod's D/A converter. The iPod is controlled by the receiver's remote and text,
album art, and elapsed time are displayed on the connected video monitor. Video
and still photos (as well as music) can be played from an iPod using an optional
ASD-11RK iPod dock. Using the USB/Dock cable to connect directly, iPod
compatibility is as follows (as of 9/27/2012):
| iPod/iPhone Model || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Remote || iPod/iPhone || Album Art || Artist/Song Text || Track Info |
| dock connector || 3rd || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| clickwheel |
| 4th || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
mini ||1st ||N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|2nd ||N/A ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || O || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 7th || 1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.0 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 6.0 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 6.0 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5 || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 2 || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 3 || 6.0 || Y || N || 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 head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is
Learning Remote Control: The receiver's main remote control
(RC-1145) features back-lit buttons and an LCD display. If your other audio/video
devices are of a brand other than Denon and they cannot be operated with the preset
memory function, the other device's remote control signals can be learned by the
RC-1145. The remote control is equipped with three Quick Select (macro) buttons,
allowing a series of remote control signals to be transmitted by pressing a single
button. Up to 18 sequential signals can be stored in each of the Quick Select
Sub/Multi-Zone Remote Control:
The receiver's sub remote control (RC-1148) unit is equipped with frequently
used buttons, so it can be used for simple remote control unit operations. The
sub remote will also control the Zone2 and Zone3 functions, so you can use it from other
rooms via an optional IR repeater kit.
HDMI Control: The Denon AVR-4311CI can control select external
HDMI control compatible audio/video components when connected via HDMI. Several operations
can be performed from the AVR-4311CI's remote
control - Power off, Switching of audio output devices, Switching of audio input
devices, and Volume adjustment.
Custom Integration: The AVR-4311CI carries the CI stamp,
which is Denon's certification to custom installers that the receiver has
advanced connectivity and control features often required for custom home
integration and theater applications using premium control systems. These
features include a RS232C jack for use with whole house control systems, remote
in/out IR command control, and assignable +12 volt triggers:
- RS-232C Port: The AVR-4311CI 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 mini-jack
input and output for use with other compatible Denon components or an
external IR repeater.
- 12V Trigger Outputs: The AVR-4311CI has 2 mini-jack
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.