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AVR-4520CI

9 Channel Networking Home Theater AV Receiver with AirPlay

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Distinguished by its impressive stature and comprehensive features, the Denon IN-Command AVR-4520CI A/V Receiver is a centerpiece addition to any home theater system and the flagship model in Denon's line of IN-Command A/V Receivers. It delivers 150 watts per channel--more than enough power for the largest of rooms and the most demanding of speakers. With seven HDMI inputs and three HDMI outputs, the receiver lets you enjoy high-definition audio and video from a range of devices in multiple rooms. The AVR-4520CI incorporates true multi-zone HDMI audio/video distribution with its HDMI matrix-switching functionality.

The graphical UI is intuitive to simplify the daily operation of your device, and a flip-down door on the front panel hides controls and connections when you're not using them.

IN-Command AVR-4520CI

A/V Receiver At a Glance:
  • Nine discrete 150-watt channels for dynamic sound

  • 3D and 4K pass-through technology

  • Advanced circuitry converts all video signals to 4K

  • Audyssey MultEQ XT32 creates an optimal acoustic profile for your home theater

  • Play separate audio and video in two areas at once with multi-room capability

  • Seven HDMI inputs and three HDMI outputs to connect a variety of devices

Audyssey Platinum

The AVR-4520CI features Audyssey Platinum, our most robust level of Audyssey support with Audyssey MultEQ XT32, Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey DSX, Audyssey Sub EQ HT, Audyssey LFC, and Audyssey Pro. Audyssey MultEQ XT32 harnesses the power of sophisticated DSP processing, measures the acoustic output of the speakers and subwoofers, and generates multiple digital EQ filters with 256 times the resolution of standard MultEQ. This provides the smoothest, most natural tonal balance in virtually any room.Audyssey DSX offers the option of front wide and front height speakers which are placed to the left and right or above the main front speakers to broaden the width and/or height of the soundstage, making the audio experience more impressive, engaging, and believable.Audyssey Dynamic Volume senses the impending arrival of very loud sounds and automatically reduces the difference between normal and extra-loud programming.Audyssey Dynamic EQ automatically adjusts subwoofer and surround speaker levels for maximum performance at any playback volume. Audyssey Sub EQ HTprovides individual tailoring for dual subwoofer setups. Audyssey LFC (Low Frequency Containment) provides a full range tonal balance for late-night listening that minimizes the intrusion of deep bass content intoadjacent rooms or spaces. The AVR-X4000 is also Audyssey Pro Installer ready

Optimum Sound

with Audyssey MultEQ XT32

The AVR-4520CI comes equipped with Audyssey MultEQ XT32 to create an immersive, balanced acoustic profile for your home theater system. Audyssey MultEQ XT32 to create an immersive, balanced acoustic profile for your home theater system. Audyssey MultEQ XT32 automatically customizes

your home theater to overcome acoustical problems specific to your room, resulting in exceptionally clear sound. MultEQ XT32 uses high-resolution equalization filters, making it ideal for large or odd-shaped rooms. The receiver also incorporates Audyssey Dynamic

EQ and Dynamic Volume for comfortable and optimal listening of any source at any volume.

Advanced Functions

to Play Streaming Media

The AVR-4520CI IN-Command A/V Receiver allows you to enjoy a variety of advanced network content, such as listening to Internet radio and playing media stored on your computer. The AVR-4520CI supports services like Sirius XM, vTuner Internet Radio, Pandora, Spotify, and Flickr as well as Apple's AirPlay technology, which allows you to listen to media from the iTunes library on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, PC, or Mac. The receiver is DLNA 1.5 certified and compatible with PCs running Microsoft Windows 7.

Superior Surround Sound

and 3D Pass-Through Technology

The AVR-4520CI receiver is a 9.2-channel A/V receiver that offers nine discrete 150-watt channels for dynamic surround sound along with dual subwoofer outputs for optimal bass performance throughout your room. You can view 3D movies through your home theater system using the receiver's pass-through technology.

Immersive Surround

Sound with Audyssey DSX Technology

The AVR-4520CI comes equipped with Audyssey DSX. Audyssey DSX expands surround sound beyond 5.1 with more speakers for an immersive and lifelike home theater experience.

4K Upscaling

for Pristine Picture Quality

This Denon receiver upscales all video signals to 4K (3,840 by 2,160 pixels), which provides four times the picture quality of 1080p. This enables you to use it with 4K monitors and video projectors.

Assign Power Amps

for Different Audio Setups

The AVR-4520CI supports up to 9.2 channels for surround playback. You can reassign the amplifiers from the two surround back channels to power a pair of front height speakers, or, to achieve higher-quality sound for two-channel stereo playback, you can configure the AVR-4520CI for front bi-amp operation.

Four-Source,

Four-Zone Capability

The AVR-4520CI can be the centerpiece of a whole home system, including the main room plus three additional playback areas, with independent sources available for each zone. It supports up to three different video sources and three different audio sources.

Offering nine discrete 150-watt channels along with a dual subwoofer, the AVR-4520CI receiver lets you experience superior surround sound. View larger

Enjoy Two Different

HDMI Sources Simultaneously

The AVR-4520CI incorporates true multi-zone HDMI audio/video distribution with the inclusion of its HDMI matrix switching functionality. Equipped with three HDMI outputs (two parallel and one discrete), the AVR-4520CI allows for the connection of up to three different HDMI-equipped displays. The receiver can send two different HDMI feeds to two displays at the same time directly from the receiver, eliminating the need for costly external switches or remote control complexity.

Connect Your HDMI-

Equipped Devices

The receiver is outfitted with seven HDMI inputs and three HDMI outputs (two parallel and one discrete) so you can enjoy high-definition audio and video from a variety of HDMI-compatible devices, such as set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, game systems, and media players like Roku and Apple TV. An HDMI input on the front of the receiver offers a quick, convenient connection for portable devices such as camcorders and HDMI-equipped smartphones and tablets. The front panel also has a USB port to directly connect your iPod, iPhone, or USB drive to the receiver. A flip-down door on the aluminum front panel neatly hides controls and connections when you're not using them.

Because it features seven HDMI inputs and three HDMI outputs, you can connect a variety of devices.

Connect Your HDMI-

Equipped Devices

The receiver is outfitted with seven HDMI inputs and three HDMI outputs (two parallel and one discrete) so you can enjoy high-definition audio and video from a variety of HDMI-compatible devices, such as set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, game systems, and media players like Roku and Apple TV. An HDMI input on the front of the receiver offers a quick, convenient connection for portable devices such as camcorders and HDMI-equipped smartphones and tablets. The front panel also has a USB port to directly connect your iPod, iPhone, or USB drive to the receiver. A flip-down door on the aluminum front panel neatly hides controls and connections when you're not using them.

Because it features seven HDMI inputs and three HDMI outputs, you can connect a variety of devices.

Intuitive Graphical

User Interface and Remote App

The AVR-4520CI features a Setup Assistant along with a graphical user interface that simplifies the initial setup and daily operation of the receiver. In addition, the receiver supports the free Denon Remote App, which lets you operate the receiver's main controls from your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Android smartphone.

Denon Link HD Jitter-

Free Audio Transmission Technology

The AVR-4520CI also incorporates Denon Link HD, Denon's proprietary jitter-free audio transmission technology, which is designed to work with Denon's DBT-3313CI Universal Blu-ray Player.

Built-In IP Control

Allows for Custom Integration

The receiver also features versatile custom integration-friendly features, such as RS-232 and IP Control for third-party controllers for seamless integration with home automation systems.

Product

and Warranty Information

Sporting a sleek black finish, the receiver measures 7.66 by 17.09 by 16.64 inches (H x W x D) and weighs 36.38 pounds.

The Denon AVR-4520CI IN-Command A/V Receiver is backed by a three-year warranty.

What's in the Box

AVR-4520CI IN-Command A/V Receiver, remote control with batteries, HD Radio antenna, power cable, Audyssey setup microphone quick setup guide, and owner's manual on CD.

Specs - AVR-4520CI

Multichannel Surround

DTS HD Master / DTS ES / DTS 96/24 o / o / o

Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Digital EX / ProLogic IIz o / o / o

Dolby Atmos -

Audyssey DSX o

DTS Neo:X o (11ch)

Multichannel Stereo o

max. number of processing (preamp) channels 11.2

Sound Enhancements

Mono Block Power Amp Construction o (L/R separated)

Discrete Power Amplifier o

D.D.S.C. HD Digital o (32 bit)

Pure Direct o

High Grade Audio Components o

Gold plated RCA terminals o

Clock Jitter Reducer o

Alpha Processing AL32 Processing Multichannel

Denon Link HD o

Audyssey MultEQ XT32 (PRO)

Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic Volume o / o

Audyssey LFC o

Compressed Audio Restorer o

Network

DLNA Certified o (v1.5)

Lossy formats: MP3 / WMA / AAC o / o / o

Lossless formats: FLAC / ALAC / WAV o / o / o

Lossless formats: FLAC HD 192/24 / ALAC 192/24 / WAV 96/24 o / o / o

DSD Audio Streaming -

FLAC HD 192/24 o

WAV 192/24 o

ALAC 96/24 o

AIFF 192/24 -

Gapless playback o (FLAC, WAV)

Photo streaming (JPEG) o

AirPlay audio streaming o

Windows PlayTo / Windows8 certified o / W7

Internet Radio (vTuner) o

Spotify* o

Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones Android / iOS

Compatible with Remote APP for Tablets Android / iOS / Kindle

Ethernet Ports 4

WiFi -

Bluetooth -

HDMI

HDMI inputs: back / front 6 / 1 (MHL)

HDMI outputs: main / zone 2 / 1

Video conversion Analog -> HDMI o

Analogue to HDMI scaling up to 4K

HDMI to HDMI scaling up to 4K

GUI Overlay on HDMI o

Instapreview o

HDMI: 3D / 4K / CEC / ARC / InstaPrevue o / o / o / o / o

3D signal pass-through o

4K signal pass-through / scaling / GUI overlay o / o / o

HDMI pass-though in standby mode o

Picture adjust / Noise reduction o / o

CEC o

DSD Audio capability o

Audio Return Channel o

Auto LipSync o

Multiroom / CI

Multiroom zones 4

Zone audio source: HDMI / opt, coax / Network, USB / analog - / - / o / o

Zone audio output: speaker / preout o / o

Zone HDMI output from HDMI source o

IP control / RS232 control / Web control / App control o / o / o / o

Remote In / Out o / o

DC Trigger output 2

Others

Auto speaker setup by microphone Audyssey MultEQ XT32 + PRO

FL Display 2 lines

Graphic User Interface - GUI Advanced

ISF Certification -

GUI languages 9

Setup Assistent o

Quick Select plus / Quick Select - / o

Firmware Update o / o

Variable cross over o

Optimized Bass Redirection o

Bass Sync o

ECO Mode -

Auto Power off o

Sleep Timer o

Inputs/Outputs

Composite In / Out 3+1 / 2

AM/FM Tuner o

Component In / Out 3 / 1

HDMI In / Out 6+1 / 3

Multi-Room Video Out: Video / HDMI o / o

Analogue In / Out 6+1 / 1

Phono (MM) In o

Digital in: optical / coaxial 2 / 2

Multi-Room Out: analog / digital 2 / -

Multichannel Pre Out o (11.2) / -

Subwoofer Out 2 (independant)

7.1 multichannel input o

Speaker Terminal: Gold plated screw / regular screw o / -

Number of speaker terminals 11

Speaker A/B / Bi-amp drive / Multi-Room Speaker assignable

Speaker A / B assignable

Bi-amp drive assignable

Multi-Room Speaker Terminal assignable

Front Inputs: Audio / Composite / Digital (Opt) / HDMI / USB o / o / - / o / o

USB Audio / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone o / o / o

Specifications

number of poweramps 9

Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive) -

Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.05% 2ch Drive) 150 W

Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive) 190 W

Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% 1ch Drive) 260 W

General

Metal Front Panel o

System Remote Control RC-1165

Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display o / o / o

Power Consumption in W 780

Power consumption No-Sound (ECO on / off) in W -

Standby Consumption in W 0.1

CEC Standby Consumption in W 0.5

Network Standby Consumption in W 5.1

Maximum Dimensions
Antenna:Horizontal:(W x D x H) in inches
Antenna:Vertical :(W x D x H) in inches)
w/o Antenna :(W x D x H) in inches
"17.1 x 16.7 x 7.7 "

Weight in LBS 36.4

Downloads - AVR-4520CI

pdf file
AVR-4520CI Protocol

0.65 MB
8/29/2013

pdf file
Owners Manual - English

46.73 MB
10/2/2012

pdf file
Getting Started Guide - English

2.03 MB
8/29/2012

pdf file
Owners Manual - Spanish

47.09 MB
10/2/2012

pdf file
Getting Started Guide - Spanish

2.05 MB
8/29/2012

pdf file
Getting Started Guide - French

2.05 MB
8/29/2012

pdf file
AVR4520CI Guide

1.38 MB
8/29/2012

pdf file
Denon Master

1.87 MB
8/29/2013

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Refurb HDMI not working

Reliability
product rating
2.00
Value For Money
product rating
4.00
Quality
product rating
3.00
Reviewer:
Alfred Harding
Location:
Lubbock, TX
Written on:
January 16, 2014
Refurb HDMI not working
I like the sound of my AVR-4520CI but am disappointed that the HDMI switcher in the refurbished unit does not work. I ended up purchasing a SC-77 after 6mo of troubleshooting without resolution. They should have just sent me a new one. Now it's just sitting in a box in the garage after spending $2k for it. I think the Denon sounds better than the Pioneer.
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Used for 11.2 HT system

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5.00
Value For Money
product rating
5.00
Quality
product rating
5.00
Reviewer:
Mike R, P.E.
Location:
Howell, Michigan
Written on:
January 08, 2014
Used for 11.2 HT system
I've had my Denon 4520CI for over 1 year now, Nov-2012. Bought it locally from brick-n-mortar store AVIO in Michigan. It is used in my basement dedicated HT - dedicated room with 2 rows of seating for 8 people, prior I was using a 4308CI since 2008. The full suite of features and ability to manage my HT is key, this AVR delivers! Rock solid, I've had zero issues with this AVR and highly recommend it to anyone looking for top tier AVR to handle their HT needs. I've attached pictures of my HT, and since it has 11.2 capability, I upgraded my HT from 7.1 to 11.2, here is a thread on AVS forum that documented that journey. Truly the 11.2 is enveloping experience, ya gotta hear it to truly grasp it. http://www.avsforum.com/t/1435778/moving-past-7-1-5-1-into-9-1-11-2-upgrade-your-ht-room-via-audysseydsx-dolbypl-iiz-dts-neo-x
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Missing a few things

Reliability
product rating
5.00
Value For Money
product rating
3.00
Quality
product rating
5.00
Reviewer:
Douglas Higgins Jr
Location:
New Orleans
Written on:
September 12, 2013
Missing a few things
I love the 4520!! The sound is superb, it just missing a few things that either older denon models had as well as lower denon models have. i.e..the ability to pause MP3's without having to completely stop and start over again. Also, the ability to rewind and fast forward streaming MP3's songs without going to the previous or next song. Another feature I could do on my old 4306 model was to pause streaming internet radio stations as well. The AVR-4000 at least lets you fast forward, rewind and pause MP3's. The last thing would be the ability to control other componets without changing to their imputs. Other those things the 4520 is great!! You would just think that the flagship would at least have the older and less expensive models would have. AW WELL...Maybe next go round.
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