- 3D-enabled HDMI pass-through technology
- Dolby TruHD, DTS-HD master audio
- Dolby Pro Logic IIz for front height effects channels
- All sources are up-converted to HDMI
- Remote control
Denon AVR-391 5.1 Channel AV Home Theater Receiver with HDMI 1.4a (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- 5.1-channel home theater receiver/amplifier with 375 watts of total power (5 x 75W)
- 3D-enabled HDMI pass-through technology (HDMI 1.4a); all sources are up-converted to HDMI
- High-definition audio support--Dolby TruHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, and Dolby Pro Logic IIz for front height effects channels
- Remote control can sync with other entertainment devices in your home theater
- Measures 17-3/16 x 6-1/2 x 15 inches (WxHxD); weighs 20 pounds, 4.5 ounces
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Packed with great features that assures a superb 5.1-channel surround sound experience, the Denon AVR-391 supports Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding and it includes the latest HDMI 1.4a technology, which provides for 3D pass-through capabilities to your HDTV (broadcast and Blu-ray). It also features Dolby Pro Logic IIz, a technology that adds a vertical dimension at the front for a more exciting surround sound experience.
With four HDMI inputs, the AVR-391 can easily accommodate a wide variety of HD sources, including cable or satellite set-top boxes, an HD game console, Blu-ray Disc player, and even an HD camcorder. The remote features discrete input selector buttons for quick source selection and includes dedicated buttons for iPod control with an optional Denon iPod dock.
- Fully discrete, identical quality and power for all 5 channels (75 W x 5)
- High-definition audio support--Dolby TruHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
- 3D-enabled HDMI pass-through technology (HDMI 1.4a)
- All sources are up-converted to HDMI (4 HDMI in/1 HDMI out)
- Stable power supply for high-quality sound and picture playback
- Minimum Signal Path for clear audio and video signal
- Compressed Audio Restorer to enhance digital music files
- Stereo mini jack on front panel lets you connect any portable audio player
- Measures 17-3/16 x 6-1/2 x 15 inches (WxHxD); weighs 20 pounds, 4.5 ounces
HDMI 1.4a Includes 3D Blu-ray Compatibility
Equipped with 4 HDMI inputs, the AVR-391 includes the latest HDMI 1.4a specification, which provides 3D pass-through (Broadcast and Blu-ray) capability.
High Resolution Surround Sound
For the ultimate surround sound experience, the AVR-391 features a wide array of high resolution audio decoders, including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, as well as Dolby Pro Logic IIx, which provides Music, Cinema and Game modes.
Quality Discrete Power Amplifier Section
The equal power amp design features 5 matched discrete power amp circuits, and each channel is rated at 75 watts (8 ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, .08% THD).
3.5mm Front Panel Audio Input Jack
To fully enjoy your favorite portable audio tracks, the AVR-391 features a convenient 3.5mm stereo audio jack on the front panel, allowing quick and easy connection to your portable audio device. And, the AVR-391 features Denon’s exclusive Compressed Audio Restorer function, which completely re-constructs the full audio frequency range, restoring lost high frequency detail for the most natural and believable tonal balance.
Ergonomic Design Promotes Easy Control
With its programmable functions and intuitive button layout, the AVR-391 is designed to maximize ease of use. The front panel is smartly organized, featuring clearly-labeled buttons and onboard controls for volume and source. The AVR-391's remote can sync with other entertainment devices in your home theater, eliminating the need for additional remote controls. It can also be easily programmed with macro functions, giving you more flexibility in controlling your home theater.
Dock Connectivity for iPod and Network Streaming
Network music can be enjoyed via the optional Denon Networked Control Dock.
5-Channel Equal Power
5-Channel Equal Power connects 5 speakers independently without requiring separate power amps for the pre-outs. It complements Dolby Digital EX and dts ES sound modes, allowing you to connect the 'surround back' speaker straight off the main amplifier without adding a power amplifier to support 5.1 surround formats. With built-in separate internal amplifiers to power each channel independently, this feature allows you to enjoy the same high power output capability per channel, giving a balanced and truly high-impact surround-sound environment.
What's in the Box
Denon receiver/amplifier; remote control with batteries; AM/FM antennas; operating instructions
Top Customer Reviews
My main pre-purchase concern was that a receiver at this price point, even from Denon, would sound underpowered and thin. This is definitely not the case. Its powering 5 Polk speakers (TSi200 fronts, Tsi100 surrounds, CS10 center along with a HSU sub) with no problem. The sound is strong and clear with room to spare. Having configured other Denon receivers in the past, manual setup was a breeze. The 391 has more than enough HDMI and other inputs to meet my current and future needs. The FM tuner seems to be especially strong.
Five years ago, I couldn't have imagined a receiver with these features and of this quality for $250.00. Denon has an entry level winner here; strongly recommended for those seeking excellent 5.1 audio at this price point.
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When I received the unit I had not yet completed the install on my speakers. I only had 3.1 setup but feel that this was a good gauge of sound quality regardless. My setup is as follows.
HDMI U-verse Box
HDMI Sony Blu-Ray
Optical Cable from TV for netflix and other streaming content(since there is no ARC)
First of all the sound quality was amazing. We watched the 2 extended fight scenes in Iron Man 2 on Blu-ray and it it was crystal clear and great. Sound was amazing and panned from left to right great and the dialog from the center channel was very clear and did not suffer from mumbling.
The downside was I couldn't tell if the unit was using TruHD or Master Audio HD. There was no clear display and though I thought the unit would be able to autoswitch inputs (like my tv and previous HDMI switch could) I had to manually switch to BD/DVD.
I also could not figure out how a $250 dollar unit didn't have a standby mode that allowed video and audio passthru... I had to turn the unit on each time I wanted to watch TV which in some cases is not the best option.
Another small (well "large") point to make is that the unit is almost 7 inches tall which means that you're going to need some specialized storage for it, or have something with adjustable shelves. This means it was almost 2 inches taller than my older Kenwood unit and I found myself having to put it on top of my media table. Of course a huge black brick is not the most attractive item, so having this on display was not a bonus.Read more ›
-fully discrete amps
-DTS-HD Master and Dolby True HD support
-Two Additional Preouts (Left & Right) for Surround Back channels support.
-four HDMI 1.4a support (with 3D Ready and Ethernet channel)
-Very Affordable, entry-level, sub $200 price point.
-Sound quality is almost at par with any mid-level Denon AVR.
-NonIntuitive remote controls (separate power on/off button, flimsy volume buttons are just a few things to start with. I wonder when Denon will learn how to make intuitive RCs from Yamaha, Samsung and Sony etc)
-Big and bulky body/design like a black brick. (I don't know, why they built such a huge AVR, it looks like that there is a truck's engine inside it's cover.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great home theater, I used it for 2 years without a problem, travelled to Africa and gave it to my brother who is now enjoying it. What powerful machine !!Published 16 months ago by Vital202
Before I learned about wireless hi-fi speakers & streaming music, this was a great little stereo component. Read morePublished on January 1, 2014 by BobN4deals
The receiver died in less than 3 years, It used to be that when you bought a name brand that there was some expectation that it might last. Read morePublished on December 2, 2013 by Bill Steinmetz
Have had this item long enough to give it a good test no problem. Easy to operate and does everything I want it to.Published on May 1, 2013 by chewy
I would not buy this Receiver again, I don't understand it and I dislike it so much I don't care to learn.Published on January 27, 2013 by Toto
Enjoyed if for one year before it started flashing a red light and going into protect mode.I expected it to last at least 10 years. Read morePublished on December 6, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I've had the unit about three years now - bought it as part of a "home theater" purchase at Best Buy. Read morePublished on October 31, 2012 by Barry Fuller
I bought a Denon AVR-391 for a friend's birthday in August 2010. It worked for a few months, but then, when resuming after pausing a DVD, the picture would return, but not the... Read morePublished on June 11, 2012 by anillini71