Researched A/V receivers for months before settling on the Denon, this model has everything I was looking for. I have it matched with a set of Definitive Technology ProCinema 600 speakers, and the sound is awesome. I used to have a set of the large Polk SDA Signature reference speakers matched with an NAD amp/preamp set, and this little set up sounds just as good, if not better than those did. We were amazed at how much we were missing with standard TV speakers.
Enjoy high-quality audio and video -as well as advanced network functions - with the AVR-1613 Integrated Network AV Receiver from Denon. Using this 5.1-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 decoder supports Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD audio formats, while an intuitive graphical user interface makes the receiver easy to operate.