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Denon AVR-1913 7.1 Channel 3D Pass Through and Networking Home Theater AV Receiver with AirPlay (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Fully discrete power amplifiers for all 7 channels (125 W x 7 ch, 6ohm 1kHz 0.7%). Delivers the legendary sound quality you've come to expect from Denon. (90W x 7 ch, 8ohm 20-20kHz 0.08%)
  • 3D pass-through technology Enjoy 3D video entertainment with dynamic surround sound.
  • 6 x HDMI in / 1 x HDMI out Lets you connect your HDMI-equipped devices with a single cable. Enjoy high definition audio and video.
  • Front Panel HDMI Input Provides an easy connection for quick hookup and playback of your HDMI-equipped portable devices. Front Panel USB Input Direct digital play for iPod, iPhone and USB drives.
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Technical Details

  • Fully discrete power amplifiers
  • 3D pass-through technology
  • USB Input Direct digital play
  • AirPlay Stream music

Product Description

Product Description

The AVR-1913 allows you to enjoy not only the powerful surround sound of the latest 3D videos in a 7.1-channel home theater but also a variety of advanced network functions such as listening to thousands of free Internet radio stations or playing music files stored on a PC. Since the AVR-1913 also supports AirPlay, you can listen to music content from the iTunes library in your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or PC/Mac via the network. In addition, the AVR-1913 supports the new Denon Remote App that lets you operate the receiver's main controls from your iPad, iPhone, or Android smartphone. The AVR-1913 further supports the multi-room audio function by letting you assign 2 of the amplifier's 7 channels for use with speakers in another room.

From the Manufacturer

Enjoy high-quality audio and video--as well as advanced network functions--with the AVR-1913 Integrated Network AV Receiver from Denon. Using this 7.1-channel home theater receiver, you can listen to Internet radio or play music from your iTunes library on your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, or computer. A built-in upscaler converts analog signals into 1080p HD video, while an intuitive graphical user interface makes the receiver easy to operate.

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AVR-1913 Networking Home Theater Receiver with AirPlay
At a Glance:
  • Network functions to play Internet radio or digital music files
  • Wireless steaming of your iTunes music with Apple's AirPlay technology
  • Power amps with discrete circuits for high-quality sound
  • Six HDMI inputs, including one on the front to connect mobile devices
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIz decoder provides rich spatial expression
  • Ability to reassign power amps for a variety of listening styles
  • Built-in Audyssey technologies tailor audio to environment
  • Front panel USB input offers direct digital play for iPod, iPhone, and USB drives
  • Intuitive GUI with large, legible characters and Setup Assistant
  • Two-year warranty
Made for iPod and iPhone
Internet Radio Icons
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Powerful, theater-quality surround sound for Blu-Ray, 3D, game consoles, internet radio, and more. View larger.

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Receiver operates as a music server and is compatible with SiriusXM Radio, Pandora, and Apple's AirPlay.
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Ethernet and six HDMI inputs for added connectivity. View larger.

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Compatible with Pandora and other internet-based services. View larger.

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Front panel USB port to connect an iPhone or other USB devices. View larger.

Advanced Functions to Play Streaming Media

The AVR-1913 Integrated Network AV Receiver allows you to enjoy not only powerful surround sound through a 7.1-channel home theater system, but also a variety of advanced network capabilities, like listening to Internet radio and playing music files stored on your PC.

The AVR-1913 supports services like SiriusXM Internet Radio, Pandora, and Flickr as well as Apple's AirPlay technology, allowing you to listen to music content from the iTunes library on your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, PC, or Mac. The receiver is DLNA 1.5 certified and compatible with PCs running Microsoft Windows 7.

Consistent Power for High-Quality Sound

Each of the AVR-1913's seven 90-watt channels is powered by its own discrete circuit. This allows the receiver to reproduce original sound more faithfully than conventional models, which use integrated circuits.

Create a 3D Home Theater System

The AVR-1913 features 3D pass-through technology. By connecting a 3D Blu-ray disc player and a 3D TV to the receiver, you can have a 3D home theater system with high-definition sound and video.

Audyssey Technology for Enhanced Audio

The AVR-1913 features a full package of Audyssey audio technologies for optimal sound quality. Audyssey Dynamic Volume offers real-time volume adjustment, while Audyssey DynamicEQ improves your system's surround effects during low volume levels. Audyssey MultEQ automatically sets speakers to suit your room's listening environment and the speakers' characteristics.

Richer Spatial Expression with Dolby Pro Logic IIz

With the option of two additional height channels, Dolby Prologic IIz adds a vertical dimension to the soundstage, providing more immersive surround sound.

Minimum Signal Path for Clear Audio and Video

This receiver features a simple and straight design concept implemented in the signal paths to contribute to optimal audio and video playback. The signal paths are as short as possible to keep degradation to a minimum.

Built-In Upscaler for Playing HD Video

The AVR-1913 is equipped with a video upscaler that converts standard-definition analog video into high-definition 1080p signals. As a result, you can enjoy standard-definition video sources in the detailed quality of high-definition.

Assign Power Amps for Different Audio Setups

The AVR-1913 supports up to 7.1 channels for surround playback. To enjoy Dolby Pro Logic IIz, you can reassign the power amp from the two surround back channels to the two front height channels. Or, for multi-room audio playback, reassign the surround back channels to Zone 2. Alternatively, to achieve higher-quality sound for 2-channel stereo playback, you can configure the AVR-1913 for front bi-amp operation.

Easy to Operate
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Setup Menu

Straightforward user interface.
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The AVR-1913 receiver offers an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) with large, easy-to-read characters. The new "Setup Assistant" prompts you through the initial setup, making it a breeze. Using any of four quick-select buttons, you can preset volume level and surround mode for the sources you most frequently use, so they're ready to play each time with the press of a button. The receiver comes with a simple remote control that runs on two AA batteries (included).

HDMI Ports to Connect Your Mobile Devices

The AVR-1913 features six HDMI inputs, including one on the front, to easily connect mobile devices like a camcorder or tablet, and immediately enjoy videos, photos, or music.

Front Panel USB Input

With a built-in USB port, the AVR-1913 supports digital music playback from an iPod, iPhone, iPad, or other USB devices.

Measurements and Warranty Information

The receiver measures 6-3/8 by 17-3/32 by 12-61/64 inches (H x W x D) and weighs 20 pounds, 12 ounces.

The AVR-1913 Integrated Network AV Receiver is backed by a two-year warranty.

What's in the Box

AVR-1913 Integrated Network AV Receiver, remote control, two AA batteries, setup microphone, FM indoor antenna, Quick Setup Guide, and CD-ROM owner's manual.

Denon Matrix
 AVR-1913 Networking Home Theater ReceiverAVR-1713 Networking Home Theater ReceiverAVR-1613 Networking Home Theater ReceiverAVR-1513 Home Theater Receiver
Denon AVR-1913
Denon AVR-1713
Denon AVR-1613
Denon AVR-1513

Watts per Channel

(8 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, THD 0.08 %)
(6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.7%)

95W / 125W

80W / 120W

75W / 120W

75W / 110W

Speaker Connections





Fully discrete power amplifiers for all Channels







3D Pass-Through Technology


Front HDMI input for Mobile Devices


Video Upconversion (Analog to HDMI)

Yes - - -

1080 Upscaling

Yes - - -

Advanced Audio Formats

Dolby TrueHD, Digital, Digital Plus, Pro Logic IIz, EX

Dolby TrueHD, Digital, Digital Plus

Dolby TrueHD, Digital, Digital Plus

Dolby TrueHD, Digital, Digital Plus

DTS HD Master Audio, HD High Resolution, EX, ES, Neo:6, 96/24

DTS HD Master Audio, HD High Resolution, Neo:6, 96/24

DTS HD Master Audio, HD High Resolution, Neo:6, 96/24

DTS HD Master Audio, HD High Resolution, Neo:6, 96/24

Audyssey Room Calibration

Audyssey MultEQ (6 points)

Audyssey MultEQ XT (8 points)

Audyssey MultEQ (6 points)


12,000 stations Internet Radio



AirPlay Wireless Music Streaming



PC Music Streaming (DLNA)



Denon Remote App Control iPhone / Android

Yes / YesYes / YesYes / Yes


Multi-Room Audio

Powered Zone 2

Zone 2 Line Out



HDMI Overlay GUI / Initial Setup Assistant

Yes(Advanced) / YesYes / YesYes / YesYes / -

Made for iPod iPhone Front USB Input

YesYesYes -

Auto Standby / Sleep Mode

Yes / YesYes / YesYes / YesYes / Yes

Standby HDMI Pass Through


Product Information

Product Dimensions 13 x 17.1 x 6.4 inches
Item Weight 20.1 pounds
Shipping Weight 24.9 pounds
Manufacturer Denon
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Item model number AVR-1913
Customer Reviews
3.6 out of 5 stars 134 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #242 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Home Theater Systems > Receivers & Amplifiers > Receivers
#296 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > AV Receivers & Amplifiers
#1,535 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Stereo System Components
Date first available at Amazon.com April 4, 2012

Warranty & Support

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By BBP TOP 500 REVIEWER on November 2, 2012
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This is my first Denon and boy, am I happy with this unit! It replaces an older Onkyo TX-SR606 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver (Black) that was my audio workhorse for the last 4 years. Because of its network capabilities, it does so much more than just provide a central hub for all your audio equipment. The first thing you'll want to do is update the firmware. Connect the Denon to your TV with an HDMI cable so you see what's going on. Then connect a network cable to the back to the unit. It takes about 30 minutes to finish, so go take a shower or talk to your cat until then.

The onscreen interface is fairly bland, but it's straightforward and will take you through all the setup, like network settings, speaker configuration, etc. A QSG (Quickstart Guide) is included, but a printed manual is not. It's on a CD or can be downloaded from Denon's website. I'm not one of those people that misses printed manuals. I appreciate having them in electronic format since they don't take up space. The manual is very detailed and comprehensive, totaling 150+ pages. You won't need it if you've set up an AVR before, however. All the ports are clearly labeled and probably the only thing you'll need to refer to is the Audyssey calibration setup and listening positions so you can get the best performance out of your speakers, as each user's room configuration is unique. The Audyssey calibration unit also works with the Onkyo and other AVR's. I do wish the terminal screws were color-coded though, but this is no big deal. My Onkyo, for example, has a different color for each speaker terminal, to match the wires so I don't have to keep looking back and forth to identify what's what.
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I have been a big fan of Denon products over the years. This company has always offered great sounding gear at affordable prices. I was torn between the AVR-1913 and the model down, the AVR-1713. In the end I decided on the 1913, due its integrated dual amplifier, multi-zone feature. I have my home theatre system in one room, and in-wall speakers in an adjacent room for audio from my Apple TV. The 1913 presented me with an opportunity to control both rooms independently, with one receiver -- or so I thought.

After hooking up my new receiver, I spent nearly two hours trying figure out why I couldn't hear Apple TV audio in my second zone. Eventually, after pouring over the owner's manual, I discovered a note indicating that the second zone supports ANALOG sources only -- so, anything connected to an HDMI or optical input source won't play in zone 2! Ugh!!

I was able to get around the roadblock by running the Apple TV into an HDMI input on my TV, then connecting an analog audio cable between my TV audio out, and the receiver's CD input (RCA) jacks. This does work, but it requires manually changing up the source settings on my TV and receiver, which is what I was trying to eliminate with the auto HDMI switching capabilities of this new receiver. My goal was to simplify settings and control, NOT to make them more complicated! My wife will NEVER be able to figure this out.

My disappointment is somewhat dampened by the fact that the 1913, as a surround receiver, sounds fantastic. The level of audio detail, and separation between the channels is amazing -- a major step up from the Yamaha unit I replaced.

I am hoping that Denon is able to address the zone 2 shortcoming with a firmware upgrade. The company definitely needs to be a bit more forthcoming about this limitation in its product description for the AVR-1913.
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After years of Sony, Pioneer and Onkyo receivers I decided to get a Denon. This is a great receiver, awesome sound and does everything it advertises. I have a 2nd zone on the back patio, I can control the receiver from the iPhone and the zones can have different sources. I have confirmed it also works with AirPlay and I am able to login to my XM account and stream it too!

I am a Denon convert!
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Was in the market for an AVR and tried the Denon 1713, Yamaha V671, along with Pioneer 1022-K. Long story short I found the Denon 1913 to give me the best overall sound, the Audessey setup was great and a must have. Better than Yamaha's YPAO and Pioneer's MCAA.

Yamaha - sound was not controlled meaning it was loud but highs and lows were all over the place.

Pioneer - sound was great, but no on screen setup..couldnt believe it.

Denon 1713 - great for a 5.1 setup, overall less power than 1913. For some reason Airplay didnt work well on 1713 but works great on 1913.
I would recommend this for small rooms like 12 x 12 rooms.
Overall was decent enough but the 1913 just sounded better

Denon 1913 - controlled sound, highs and lows are just right. room to expand with 7.1 or bi-amps. Has video upconvert to 1080p the 1713 does not. Does a good job in upconverting. Denon does great with movies and tv but it does lack a little punch with music, that goes for the other AVR's as well. Only the Bose Lifestyle systems had the best sounding music.

I tried all the receivers with
Bose Acoustimass Series IV speakers - Bose sounds great with their own receiver the Lifestyle V25 (which i tested) or V35. Incredible sound but price is high. When used with Denon, Yamaha or Pioneer did not have the same punch. V25 is a great system...many Bose haters out there. But the sound did sound amazing with the lifestyle AVR. However if your not directly in front of the center Bose speaker, you lose clarity. Bose sounds great if you sit righ in front of the center channel...try standing off to the side in the store demo and you will see what i mean.

Harmon Kardon HKTS-30 - poor dynamic range, actually missed some surround sounds.
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