Denon AVR-1603, AVR-683 Operating Instruction

Step 3, Step 2, Step 1

Step 3, Step 2, Step 1

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Step 3

(page 9 to 12)

Finally, setting up the system.

Step 2

(page 9)

Next, insert the batteries into the remote control unit.

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2 Speaker system layout

Basic system layout
• The following is an example of the basic layout for a system consisting of six speaker systems and a television

monitor:

Subwoofer

Center speaker system

Front speaker systems
Set these at the sides of the TV or
screen with their front surfaces as
flush with the front of the screen as
possible.

Surround speaker systems

6 READ THIS FIRST

This A / V surround Receiver must be setup before use. Following these steps.

Step 1

(page 5 to 8)

Choose the location to setup the speakers and connecting the components.

7 SETTING UP THE SPEAKER SYSTEMS

• Do not plug in the power cord until all connections

have been completed.

• Be sure to connect the left and right channels

properly (left with left, right with right).

• Insert the plugs securely. Incomplete connections

will result in the generation of noise.

• Use the AC OUTLET for audio equipment only. Do

not use them for hair driers, etc.

• Note that binding pin plug cords together with power

cords or placing them near a power transformer
will result in generating hum or other noise.

• Noise or humming may be generated if a connected

audio equipment is used independently without
turning the power of this unit on. If this happens,
turn on the power of this unit.

Connecting the audio components (1)

Decoders with 6-channel 
analog outputs, etc.

Connecting a tape deck

Connections for recording:
Connect the tape deck’s recording input jacks (LINE IN or REC) to this unit’s tape
recording (OUT) jacks using pin plug cords.
Connections for playback:
Connect the tape deck’s playback output jacks (LINE OUT or PB) to this unit’s tape
playback (IN) jacks using pin plug cords.

8 CONNECTIONS

Tape deck or CD recorder

AC 230 V, 50 Hz

AC CORD

Connecting the AC OUTLET

AC OUTLET
• SWITCHED (capacity – 100 W) 

The power to these outlets is turned on and off in conjunction with the POWER
switch on the main unit, and when the power is switched between on and standby
from the remote control unit. 
No power is supplied from these outlets when this unit’s power is at standby. Never
connect equipment whose capacity is above 100 W.

NOTE:

Only use the AC OUTLET for audio equipment. Never use them for hair driers, TVs or
other electrical appliances.

• Analog recording of signals input to the AVR-1603 in digital format is not possible.  To record in analog, also

connect the analog signals of the player to the AVR-1603’s analog input terminals.

• The AVR-1603’s OPTICAL OUT terminal is an optical digital output terminal for connection of a CD

recorder, MD recorder or other digital recording device.  Use it for digital recording.

AUDIO IN

AUDIO OUT

FRONT

SUBWOOFER

CENTER

SURROUND

AUDIO OUT