Denon every year manages to push out good sounding affordable receivers. The truth is, they have no choice. Stiff competition from companies like Onkyo, Yamaha and Pioneer have drastically increased consumer expectations. The Denon 1713 is an affordable a/v receiver with good power and nice feature set. Although it’s missing a few luxury items like 1080p upscaling, it still has tons of other features, like Airplay, that make the Denon 1713 worthy of consideration.


Features at a Glance

    • 80 Watts per channel
    • 5.1 Channels
    • 3D capable
    • Dolby TrueHD, Digital, Digital Plus, DTS HD Master Audio, HD High Resolution, Neo:6, 96/24
    • Ethernet Network Connection
    • AirPlay Support
    • Discrete amp configuration
    • Zone 2 Line Out
    • MultEQ-XT Room Calibration
    • 6 HDMI Ports

Denon 1713 Appearance

The Denon AVR 1713 is a nice looking receiver. The center console on the front has a glossy finish and houses the input selection buttons of the receiver as well as  front HDMI, USB, Setup Mic and Earphone ports. The center panel  of the Denon 1713 is flanked on either side by the a power button and volume control knob. The 1713 receiver has an attractive rounded smooth look and is less boxy than most a/v receivers. The Denon 1713 also has what Denon calls vibration resistant construction since vibration of the receiver chassis can negatively affect sound quality. The power transformers are secured to the bottom plate inside the chassis which should negate some of the negative effects caused by vibration problems. Overall the 1713 is a solidly built, attractive looking a/v receiver.


Denon AVR 1713 Connectivity

Denon 1713

The 1713 is a step up from the Denon 1613 which we reviewed here and like the 1613 it’s a 5.1 channel receiver. The Denon 1713 houses 6 HDMI ports (including 1 on the front), 1 ethernet, 1 USB, 1 each coaxial and optical digital, 2 analog audio, and 2 composite video in and 1 out. The 1713 has a fairly good amount of connection options. Like most a/v receivers in this price range your connection choices are a little limited. If you have a lot of older analog devices you need to connect, you may find that you don’t have enough connection options. However, if you have newer equipment which uses HDMI, then the 6 HDMI ports will most likely be enough.


Denon  1713 Features

The Denon 1713 is rated at a respectable 80 watts at 8 ohms, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.08 % and 120 watts at 6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.7%. Something that Denon incorporates on all their receivers is discrete amp circuitry. In theory this allows each channel to receive the same amount of amplification power. The Denon AVR 1713 is a network receiver and, as such, it gives you access to a wide variety of network options. For one, you can access a variety of internet radio stations, such as SiriusXM Internet Radio and Pandora. The 1713 is also AirPlay compatible which means you can listen to music content from the iTunes library on your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, PC, or Mac. Being the 1713 is also DLNA 1.5 compliant  it can also communicate with any computer on your network that is also DLNA compliant.


The front of the Denon 1713 has a conveniently placed USB port that allows you to connect your iPhone, iPad, iPod or other USB compatible device to the unit. The front HDMI port is great for connecting a camcorder and allows you to  watch your recorded content on your tv. The 1713 supports the major HD audio formats such as; Dolby TrueHD, Digital, Digital Plus, DTS HD Master Audio, HD High Resolution, and Neo:6, 96/24. Unlike some receivers on the market, the Denon AVR 1713 does not support 4K or 1080p upscaling however, it does allow 3D pass through for TVs that are capable of producing 3D content. If you enjoy listening to different music content in 2 separate rooms then you may like to know that the 1713 also has a zone 2 line out  however, it’s not powered. In order to fully utilize the zone 2 features you’ll need to set up a 2nd amp in the 2nd location.


The Denon 1713 has a relatively easy to use user interface. The on-screen graphical user interface will guide you through the initial setup of the receiver. Although it may not be as intuitive as the interface on the new Denon E-200 or Denon E-300, most people have felt it was a breeze to use. Speaking of setup, the Denon AVR 1713 also includes Audyssey MultEQ XT for setup, which is a pretty advanced calibration system for a receiver at this price point. Essentially you take 8 sound measurements in your room with the included microphone and the receiver calibrates your system to optimize your home theater based on your speaker capabilities and room acoustics.


Denon AVR 1713 Customer Negatives

The negatives are few and far between. A couple of unfortunate customers suffered from hardware failure, but other than that, most customers have been pleased with the 1713.


Denon AVR 1713 Customer Positives

The vast majority of people who’ve purchased the Denon 1713 have been very happy with the unit. Most customers felt that the Airplay and network functions work great and most felt the sound quality was excellent. The Audyssey room calibration system also garnered high praise from reviewers.



The Denon 1713 is a good entry level receiver. It lacks some of the features of a receiver like the Denon AVR 1913 but overall it’s a good performer in the a/v receiver department. It lacks a few analog inputs that some more expensive receivers have, but it gives you plenty of HDMI inputs for newer equipment. If you’re looking to upgrade to a new a/v receiver but don’t want to break the bank, the Denon AVR 1713 is a good place to start.

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Denon AVR 1713 Comparison

Denon AVR 1913Denon AVR 1713Denon AVR 1613
Denon AVR 1913Denon AVR 1713Denon AVR 1613
Per Channel Power Output (20Hz-20kHz, 0.08%[email protected])90 Watts80 Watts75Watts
Per Channel Power Output (1kHz, 0.7%[email protected])125 Watts120 Watts120 Watts
​High-Current/Discrete AmplifiersYes - 7 ChannelYes - 5 ChannelYes - 5 Channel
Warranty2 years2 years2 years
HDMI Inputs6 (3D/1080p)6 (3D/1080p)5 (3D/1080p)
HDMI Outputs111
Audio Return Channel (ARC)YesYesYes
Front Panel InputsHDMI / USB / A/VHDMI / USBHDMI / USB
Digital Optical Inputs111
Digital Coaxial Inputs111
Analog Inputs522
Composite Video Inputs322
Composite Video Outputs111
Component Video Inputs1--
Ethernet PortYesYesYes
Supported Surround FormatsDolby TrueHD, Digital, Digital Plus, Pro Logic IIz, EX, DTS HD Master Audio, HD High Resolution, EX, ES, Neo:6, 96/24Dolby TrueHD, Digital, Digital Plus, DTS HD Master Audio, HD High Resolution, Neo:6, 96/24Dolby TrueHD, Digital, Digital Plus, DTS HD Master Audio, HD High Resolution, Neo:6, 96/24
Room CalibrationAudyssey MultEQAudyssey MultEQ XTAudyssey MultEQ
Airplay CertifiedYesYesYes
Online Music Streaming ServicesPandora, Spotify, SiriusXM - Subscription RequiredPandora, SiriusXM - Subscription RequiredPandora, SiriusXM - Subscription Required
Mobile App ControlYesYesYes
Video ScalingYes (1080p)----
​Multi-Source/Multi-ZoneYes 2S/2ZYes 2S/2Z (Z2 = Preout)--
Assignable Amplifier Configuration of Surround Back ChannelsSurround Back, Zone 2, PLIIz, Biamp----
DLNA 1.5 CertifiedYesYes--

Manufacturers Contact Information

Onkyo (800) 229-1687  Denon (201) 762-6665  Yamaha (800) 4-YAMAHA

Pioneer (800) 421-1404 pioneerelectronics.comHarman Kardon (203) 328-3500 harmankardon.comSamsung 1-800-SAMSUNG

Seiki Digital 1 (855) 697-3454 www.seiki.comSony (877) 865-SONY sony.comSharp USA 1-800-237-4277


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