Denon AVR-1083 Amplifier
1. Digital Surround Sound Decoding
Featuring 32 bit high speed DSP, operating entirely in digital
domain, surround sound from digital sources such as DVD, LD,
DTV and satellite are faithfully re-created.
2. Dolby Pro Logic II decoder
Dolby Pro Logic II is a new format for playing multi-channel 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.
3. Dolby Digital
Using advanced digital processing algorithms, Dolby Digital
provides up to 5.1 channels of wide-range, high fidelity surround
sound. Dolby Digital is the default digital audio delivery system for
DVD and North American DTV.
4. DTS (Digital Theater Systems)
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.
5. DTS-ES Extended Surround and DTS Neo:6
/1083 can be decoded with DTS-ES Extended Surround,
a new multi-channel format developed by Digital Theater Systems Inc.
/1083 can be also decoded with DTS Neo:6, a surround
mode allowing 6.1-channel playback of regular stereo sources.
6. DTS 96/24 compatibility
/1083 can be decoded with sources recorded in DTS
96/24, a new multi-channel digital signal format developed by Digital
Theater Systems Inc.
DTS 96/24 sources can be played in the multi-channel mode on the
AVR-3803/1083 with high sound quality of 96 kHz/24 bits or 88.2
7. Wide screen mode for a 7.1-channel sound even with
has developed a wide screen mode with a new design
which recreates the effects of the multi surround speakers in
movie theaters. The result is 7.1-channel sound taking full
advantage of surround back speakers, even with Dolby Pro Logic
or Dolby Digital/DTS 5.1-channel signals.
8. Dual Surround TV
Provides for the first time the ability to optimize surround sound
reproduction using two different types of surround sound speakers
as well as two different surround TV
(1) Movie Surround
Motion picture soundtracks use the surround channel(s) to
provide the ambient elements of the acoustic environment they
want the audience to realize. This is best accomplished by the
use of specially-designed surround speakers that offer a wide
diffusion pattern (bipolar dispersion) or by using surround
speakers that provide broad dispersion with a minimum of onaxis
localization (dipolar dispersion). Side wall mounting (closer
to the ceiling) of the surround speakers provides the greatest
envelopment, minimizing localization of direct sound from the
(2) Music Surround
With full range discrete surround channels, as well as three
discrete full range front channels, digital formats such as Dolby
and DTS offer thrilling surround sound music listening.
Producers of multi-channel discrete digital music recordings
almost always favor the use of direct radiating (monopolar)
surround speakers, placed in the rear corners of the room,
since that is how they configure their studios during the
The Denon AVR-3803
/1083 provides the ability to connect two
different sets of surround speakers, and place them in the
appropriate locations in your AV theater room, so that you can
enjoy both movie soundtracks and music listening, with optimum
results and no compromise.
9. Multi Zone Music Entertainment System
Multi Source Function:
This unit’s Multi Source function lets you select different audio
sources for listening Different sources can thus be enjoyed in the
main room (MAIN) and the subroom (ZONE 2) simultaneously.
10.Component Video Switching
In addition to composite video and “S” video switching, the AVR-
3803/1083 provides 2 sets of component video (Y, PB/CB, PR/CR)
inputs, and one set of component video outputs to the television,
for superior picture quality.
11.Video Select Function
Allow you to watch one source (visual) while listening to another
12.Future Sound Format Upgrade Capability via Eight Channel
Inputs & Outputs
For future multi-channel audio format(s), the AVR-3803
provided with 7.1 channel (seven main channels, plus one low
frequency effects channel) inputs, along with a full set of 7.1
channel pre-amp outputs, controlled by the 8 channel master
volume control. This assures future upgrade possibilities for any
future multi-channel sound format.
13.Video Conversion Function
/1083 is equipped with a function for up-converting
Because of this, the AVR-3803
/1083’s MONITOR OUT jack can be
connected to the monitor (TV) with a set of cables offering a higher
quality connection, regardless of how the player and the AVR-
3803/1083’s video input jacks are connected.