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The Denon AVR-590 is a 5.1 channel home theater system and is the most affordable made available by Denon.

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Pros

7.1 pre-outs

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3 HDMI inputs

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5 channels x 75w

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fully assignable video input names

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affordable price point

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good enough for the vast majority of consumers who just need a basic A/V receiver

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Cons

now a little older - lacks new features such as HDMI 1.4 (3D pass-through)

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not 7.1 (limited to 5.1 fully amplified)

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no up-conversion for analog sources

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The Denon AVR-590 is a 5.1 channel home theater system and is the most affordable made available by Denon. It has 5 channels each with 75 watts of power and uses high quality 24-bit/96kHz A/D (analog/digital) converters for superior sound quality and is compatible with Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio and is one of the first receivers to include Dolby’s new Pro Logic IIz decoding, which provides front channel height effects, to dramatically increase the front soundstage for the ultimate surround sound experience. The Audyssey MultEQ room acoustic measurement and correction system uses up to six measurement positions to optimize the audio quality for your room and Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ ensure no annoying volume jumps during commercials. There are three HDMI inputs and dual component inputs for ample HD connectivity and features HD upconversion to the HDMI output for a simple setup with one cable to your HDTV. You can also easily connect an iPod or iPhone with an optional dock giving you on-screen control.

GENERAL FEATURES
  • Finish: Black
  • Power Output; Watts Per Channel: 75
  • All Channels Rated @ 0.08 THD 
  • Weight: In Pounds: 20.5
  • Width (inches): 17.1
  • Height (inches): 5.8
  • Depth (inches): 16.2
SOUND MODES
  • Processor(s) – Bit Depth and Type: 21367 x 1 32-bit Floating Point
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIx – with Cinema, Music, Game Modes
  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • Dolby Digital Surround EX Decoding
  • Dolby Digital Pro Logic II: Dolby PLIIz
  • dts ES Discrete 6.1 Decoding 
  • dts ES Matrix 6.1 Decoding 
  • dts Neo:6 Stereo-to-Surround Cinema and Music Modes 
  • dts 96/24 5.1 for DVD-Video Processing 
  • Audio Signal Delay (Sync. Audio with Video signal) – By source
  • 5-Channel Stereo Mode
  • 5-Channel Equal Power
  • Video Game Mode
  • Mono Movie Surround Mode
  • Rock Arena Surround Mode
  • Matrix Surround Mode 
  • Jazz Club Surround Mode
  • Virtual Surround Mode – For 2 Speakers/Headphones 
  • Multi-Channel Stereo Mode 
  • DSP Effect Modes: 7
  • Auto Surround Mode (Analog or Digital Input Type) 
  • Active Center Channel In All Surround Modes 
  • Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital+ 
  • dts-HD Master Audio
CONNECTIVITY
  • True 24-bit/96-kHz Digital Input Capability
  • Assignable Digital Inputs: 3
  • Digital Inputs; Coaxial: 2
  • Digital Inputs; Optical: 2
  • Analog Audio Inputs, Incl. Tuner: 6
  • Source Function Renaming 
  • Analog Record Outputs: 2
  • Front Panel A/V Inputs w/Cover, Composite and S-Video 
  • Video Conversion: S-Video to Composite
  • Video Conversion – Analog to HDMI 480i to 480p only
  • Composite Video Inputs: 4 Incl. Front
  • Composite Video Outputs: 2 Incl. Monitor
  • S-Video Inputs: 1 for iPod dock
  • Component Video Inputs x Bandwidth - Assignable: 2 x 60 MHz
  • Component Video Outputs: 1
  • Banana Plug Speaker Terminals, All Channels
  • Cinema EQ 
  • 56 Station Auto-Preset Memory Tuning
  • Direct Function (Tone Bypass)
  • Volume Control Un-muting 
  • Selectable Muting Levels (Full/-40/-20)
  • Video Select Control
  • Discrete Remote Power On/Off, Source Selection and Volume
  • Speaker Time-Delay and Level Controls: L/R, Sub, C, Surr. L/R, Surround Back 
  • Pre-Amp Outputs :Sub, SBR, SBL or PLIIz
  •  Dock Control Port (Using optional ASD-1R Denon iDock): ASD-1R/11R/3N/3W
  • Pre Labled Assignable Digital Inputs
  • Input Delete Function
  • HDMI 1.3a Inputs: 3
  • HDMI 1.3a Outputs: 1
  • HDMI Audio/Video Repeater Function 
  • HDMI Deep Color Support-36Bit 
  • HDMI xvYCC Color Space Support
COMPONENT TECHNOLOGY
  • Equal Power Amplifiers: Y/5 ch
  • Low Impedance Drive Capability 
  • High-Current/Discrete Amplifiers 
  • Independent Power Supplies 
  • 24-bit/192-kHz DACs - Analog Devices: 24-bit/192-kHz ADAU1328
  • Analog-to-Digital Conversion - Bit Depth/Sampling Rate: 24-bit/96-kHz
  • Variable High/Low Pass Crossover Points (12/24dB) 40/60/80/100/120/150/200/250 
  • Automatic Lip Sync
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
  • Front Panel A/B Speaker Selector
  • Auto Setup Calibration
  • Auto/Manual Room Equalization
  • Audyssey MultEQ
  • Audyssey Dynamic Volume
  • Auto Setup Microphone Included/Type: Y/Mold DM-A409
  • Icon-Based On-Screen Display
  • Front Panel System Setup Control
  • Personal Memory Plus 
  • System Setup/Surround Parameters Lockout
  • Relay-Controlled Protection Circuits 
  • Microprocessor User Re-set
  • Audyssey Mult EQ Room Correction Positions: 6
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