Denon AVR-1603, AVR-683 Operating Instruction

ENGLISH, 1 BEFORE USING, 2 CAUTIONS ON INSTALLATION, 3 CAUTIONS ON HANDLING, 4 FEATURES

ENGLISH, 1 BEFORE USING, 2 CAUTIONS ON INSTALLATION, 3 CAUTIONS ON HANDLING, 4 FEATURES

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ENGLISH

2 We greatly appreciate your purchase of the AVR-1603.
2 To be sure you take maximum advantage of all the features AVR-1603 has to offer, read these

instructions carefully and use the set properly. Be sure to keep this manual for future reference
should any questions or problems arise.

“SERIAL NO.

PLEASE RECORD UNIT SERIAL NUMBER ATTACHED TO THE REAR OF
THE CABINET FOR FUTURE REFERENCE”

2 INTRODUCTION

Thank you for choosing the DENON A/V Surround receiver. This remarkable component has been engineered to
provide superb surround sound listening with home theater sources such as DVD, as well as providing outstanding
high fidelity reproduction of your favorite music sources.
As this product is provided with an immense array of features, we recommend that before you begin hookup and
operation that you review the contents of this manual before proceeding.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

2 ACCESSORIES

Check that the following parts are included in addition to the main unit:

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Before Using .......................................................3

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Cautions on Installation .......................................3

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Cautions on Handling ..........................................3

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Features ..............................................................3

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Part Names and Functions ..................................4

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Read this First .....................................................5

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Setting up the Speaker Systems.........................5

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Connections..................................................5 ~ 8

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Using the Remote Control Unit...........................9

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Setting up the system ................................9 ~ 12

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Remote Control Unit.................................13 ~ 15

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Operation ..................................................15 ~ 18

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Surround ...................................................18 ~ 20

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DSP Surround Simulation .........................21 ~ 23

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Listening to the Radio...............................23 ~ 26

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Last Function Memory ......................................26

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Initialization of the Microprocessor ...................26

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Additional Information .................................27, 28

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Troubleshooting ................................................28

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Specifications ....................................................29

List of Preset Codes.....................................192 ~ 194

q Operating instructions……………………………1
w Service station list ………………………………1
e Remote control unit (RC-920) …………………1

r R6P/AA batteries

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t AM loop antenna …………………………………1
y FM indoor antenna ………………………………1

1 BEFORE USING

Pay attention to the following before using this unit:
• Moving the set

To prevent short circuits or damaged wires in the
connection cords, always unplug the power cord and
disconnect the connection cords between all other
audio components when moving the set.

• Before turning the power operation switch on

Check once again that all connections are proper and
that there are not problems with the connection cords.
Always set the power operation switch to the
standby position before connecting and disconnecting
connection cords.

• Store this instructions in a safe place.

After reading, store this instructions along with the
warranty in a safe place.

• Note that the illustrations in this instructions may

differ from the actual set for explanation purposes.

• V. AUX terminal

The AVR-1603's front
panel is equipped with a
V. AUX terminal. Remove
the cap covering the
terminal when you want
to use it.

Noise or disturbance of the picture may be generated
if this unit or any other electronic equipment using
microprocessors is used near a tuner or TV.
If this happens, take the following steps:
• Install this unit as far as possible from the tuner or

TV.

• Set the antenna wires from the tuner or TV away from

this unit’s power cord and input/output connection
cords.

• Noise or disturbance tends to occur particularly when

using indoor antennas or 300 

/ohms feeder wires.

We recommend using outdoor antennas and 75

/ohms coaxial cables.

For heat dispersal, leave at least 10 cm of space
between the top, back and sides of this unit and the
wall or other components.

Switching the input function when input jacks are
not connected
A clicking noise may be produced if the input function
is switched when nothing is connected to the input
jacks. If this happens, either turn down the MASTER
VOLUME control or connect components to the input
jacks.

• Muting of PRE OUT jack, HEADPHONE jack and

SPEAKER terminals
The PRE OUT jack, HEADPHONE jack and
SPEAKER terminals include a muting circuit.
Because of this, the output signals are greatly

reduced for several seconds after the power
operation switch is turned on or input function,
surround mode or any other set-up is changed.
If the volume is turned up during this time, the output
will be very high after the muting circuit stops
functioning. Always wait until the muting circuit turns
off before adjusting the volume.

• Whenever the power operation switch is in the

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OFF or STANDBY state, the apparatus is still

connected on some AC line voltages.
Please be sure to unplug the cord when you leave
home for, say, a vacation.

1. Dolby Pro Logic II decoder

Dolby Pro Logic II is a new format for playing
multichannel audio signals that offers
improvements over conventional Dolby Pro Logic.
It can be used to decode not only sources recorded
in Dolby Surround but also regular stereo sources
into five channels (front left/right, center and
surround left/right). In addition, various parameters
can be set according to the type of source and the
contents, so you can adjust the sound field with
greater precision.

2. Dolby Digital decoder

Dolby Digital, a digital discrete system in which the
different channels are completely independent,
recreates “three-dimensional” sound fields (sounds
with a sense of distance, movement and position)
with no crosstalk between channels for greater
reality. In addition, the 5 channels (excluding the 0.1
channel for low frequency effects) have a playback
range extending to 20 kHz, the same as the range
of CDs, thus resulting in clearer, more richly
expressive sound.

3. DTS (Digital Theater Systems) decoder

DTS provides up to 5.1 channels of wide-range, high
fidelity surround sound, from sources such as laser
disc, DVD and specially-encoded music discs.

4. High performance DSP simulates 7 sound fields

Playback is possible in 7 surround modes: 5-channel
Stereo, Mono Movie, Rock Arena, Jazz Club, Video
Game, Matrix and Virtual. You can enjoy a variety of
sound effects for different movie scenes and
program sources even with stereo sources not in
Dolby Surround.

5. Personal Memory Plus function

Personal Memory Plus is an advanced version of
Personal Memory. With Personal Memory Plus, the
set automatically memorizes the surround mode,
channel volume, surround parameters, etc., for each
of the separate input sources.

6. Remote control unit with pre-memory function

This unit comes with a remote control unit equipped
with a pre-memory function. The remote control
command codes for DENON remote controllable AV
components as well as for LD players, video decks,
TVs, etc., of other major manufacturers are prestored
in the memory.

7. EXT. IN jack

This unit is equipped with EXT. IN jacks for use with
audio formats of the future.

2 CAUTIONS ON INSTALLATION

3 CAUTIONS ON HANDLING

4 FEATURES

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