Denon AVR-486 A/V Receiver

Denon AVR-486 A/V Receiver

Denon AVR-486 A/V Receiver

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Product Highlights

  • 75W per Channel
  • Dolby and DTS Decoding
  • Denon DSP Surround Modes
  • Cinema Equalizer
  • DVD-Audio and SACD
  • 3 Sets of Component Video Inputs
  • Adjustable Crossover Switching
  • Personal Memory Plus
  • Multi-Zone Playback
  • Power Transformer for High Power Driven
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Denon AVR-486S overview

  • 1Description

The Denon AVR-486 A/V Receiver is a 7 channel surround sound receiver that supports several Dolby and DTS audio formats to give you high fidelity playback for your movies and music. It features Denon's basic design for high quality sound reproduction as well as several DSP listening modes to enhance your sound, and also a Cinema Equalizer to smooth out higher frequencies and optimize sound for your movies. It also allows wide-range play capability for your DVD-Audio and SACD discs.

With Personal Memory Plus, you won't have to constantly readjust settings to your preferences. The AVR-486 offers 3 sets of component video inputs which maintain up to 100 MHz for sharp image quality. It also offers 4 composite video and 3 S-Video inputs so you can hook up additional components to enjoy CDs, tapes, stereo radio and stereo video sources. The AVR-486 offers several convenient features and premium A/V processing so you can create enveloping surround sound for an array of entertainment sources.

7 Channels of Surround Sound
For optimum Dolby Digital and DTS reproduction, the AVR-486 features high quality, wideband audio amplification, providing 75W power output for each of the 7 main channels. A large capacity power supply includes a high current power transformer along with discrete power output devices on all 7 amplifier channels for the highest dynamic range and clear sonic quality.
Power Transformer for High Power Driven
The chassis that supports the large transformer has been designed to absorb vibration, and the transformer is housed inside a highly rigid frame to secure it more solidly to the chassis. In addition, a cushioning material has been placed around the core of the transformer to minimize interference on the signal and enable more faithful reproduction of the original sound. The AVR-486 inherits its low-noise design from higher-end models not to mention the use of short ring.
Twin Drive Rectifier
Denon's Twin Drive Rectifier design uses two rectifying diodes in parallel to bring out the maximum potential of the large transformer. Since the rectifiers recharge the large block capacitors at low impedance, they are able to supply ample current to reproduce deep basses as well as sudden bursts of sound from percussion or other musical instruments.
Large Aluminum Extruded Heatsink
Denon uses large heatsink made of extruded aluminum. They have been placed in a design that ensures mostly uniform temperatures throughout the heatsink so that the output transistors for all channels can be driven under uniform conditions. This in turn ensures that all channels respond with equal performance to the demands of the audio signals.
DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD Playback
The power amp circuits of the AVR-486 have been meticulously designed to reproduce the exceptionally high sound quality with wide frequency response from 10 Hz to 100 kHz.
Dual Channel Surround Back Power Amp for 7.1 Surround
The AVR-486 is equipped with a total of 7 power amps including 2 for the surround back channel speaker to give you more clearly defined sound localization at the rear for 6.1-channel surround sources such as DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, Dolby Digital EX, and DTS-ES NEO:6.
Cinema Equalizer
The sound from movie sources recorded in Dolby Digital, DTS or other formats emphasizes high-frequency range due to a theater's front speakers being placed behind the movie screen. If this sound is reproduced in the home theater without correction, the high-frequency range is too strong. The AVR-486 features a Cinema Equalizer to correct these high-frequency components so that the sound is clearer and easier to listen to (For Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Digital EX and DTS surround modes).
Personal Memory Plus
The AVR-486 includes the Personal Memory Plus function that automatically remembers the surround mode you last used for each program source, so that there's no need to select the mode again for that program.
Customization Feature
As with all of Denon's high-grade A/V receivers, the AVR-486 lets you adjust delay times and other parameters so that you can customize the performance of the AVR- 486 to suit your own home theater and enhance operating ease. The adjustments are easy to make via a dialog format on the fluorescent display on the front panel. These customized features are then stored, for each source input and surround mode, in Personal Memory Plus so constant readjustments are not required.
5 Channel / 7 Channel Stereo Mode
Denon's popular 7 channel stereo mode transforms your favorite 2-channel sources such as CD, tape, stereo radio and stereo video sources into exciting surround sound, free of delay effects and unnatural artifacts, from all 7 speakers. This 7 channel stereo mode was originally developed.
Adjustable Crossover Switching
The AVR-486 supports subwoofer cross-over switching with a choice of 8 cross-over frequencies: 40/60/80/100/120/150/200/250Hz. This lets you more accurately match the performance characteristics of the subwoofer to the main speaker system.
DSP Surround Modes
Denon's DSP acoustic environment simulation modes allow you to put yourself in the middle of a concert hall other music environments. These DSP modes add spacious surround sound enhancements to your favorite music and video sources:
  • 5 / 7 Channel Stereo
  • Virtual Surround
  • Rock Arena
  • Jazz Club
  • Video Game
  • Matrix
  • Mono Movie
  • Other Features
    • Assignable surround back (L/R) amplifiers for multi-zone playback
    • Night mode for not disturbing others
    • Front panel inputs
    • Front A/B speaker terminals
    • High-grade speaker terminals (All ch)
    • Multi-function preset memory remote controller with Glo-keys
    • Frequency synthesis tuning:
    • 56-station AM/FM random preset memory tuning
    • Auto preset memory
    In the Box
    Denon AVR-486 A/V Receiver
  • Remote Control Unit (RC-1001)
  • 2 x R6P/AA Batteries
  • AM Loop Antenna
  • FM Indoor Antenna
  • Service Station List
  • Operating Instructions
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Denon AVR-486S specs

    Power Output Front:
    75W + 75W (8 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% THD)
    110W + 110W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7% THD)

    75W (8 ohms, 20 kHz - 20 kHz, 0.08% THD)
    110W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7% THD)

    75W + 75W (8 ohms, 20 kHz - 20 kHz, 0.08% THD)
    110W + 110W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7% THD)

    Surround Back:
    75W (8 ohms, 20 kHz - 20 kHz, 0.08% THD)
    110W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7% THD)

    No. of Channels 7.1
    Input Sensitivity 200 mV/47 kohms
    Output Level Subwoofer: 1.2V/10 kohms
    CDR/Tape/VCR: 200 mV/47 kohms
    Frequency Response 10 Hz - 100 kHz (+1, -3 dB) (Tone Defeat On)
    Tone Control Treble: +/-10 dB at 10 kHz
    Bass: +/-10 dB at 100 Hz
    Audio Processing
    Dolby Digital Yes
    Dolby Digital EX Yes
    Dolby Pro Logic IIx Yes
    DTS Yes
    DTS 96/24 Yes
    DTS ES Yes, Discrete 6.1/Matrix 6.1
    DTS Neo:6 Yes
    THX Surround EX No
    THX Certified No
    Speaker Selector No
    Multi Room/Source Yes
    AM/FM Tuner FM Tuning Frequency Range:
    87.5 - 107.9 MHz
    AM Tuning Frequency Range:
    520 - 1710 kHz
    Usable Sensitivity FM:
    1.0 uV (11.2 dBf)
    18 uV
    Remote Control IR Wireless
    Inputs Analog Inputs x 8
    Analog EXT. Inputs x 6
    Digital Optical Audio x 1
    Digital Coaxial Audio x 2
    Component Video (Y, Pb, Pr) Inputs x 3
    Composite Video Inputs x 4
    S-Video Inputs x 3
    Outputs Analog Pre-Out Terminal x 1
    Analog Rec Out Terminals x 2
    Component Video (Y, Pb, Pr) Output x 1
    Composite Video Output x 2
    S-Video Outputs x 2
    Other Ports None
    Video Input Conversion No
    Power Requirements AC 120V, 60 Hz
    Power Consumption 4.3 A
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 17.1 x 5.8 x 1.4" (434 x 147 x 417 mm)
    Weight 24.5 lb (11.1 kg)

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