Denon AVR-4806 Operating Instruction

Getting Started

5

Getting Started

Cable indications ..........................................................................26
The video conversion function ....................................................27
On screen display for component video outputs and 
HDMI output..................................................................................27
Connecting equipment with HDMI (High-Definition 
Multimedia Interface) terminals [To convert analog video
signals to HDMI signals] ..............................................................28
Connecting a TV tuner .................................................................29
Connecting a DBS tuner ..............................................................29
Connecting the external inputs (EXT. IN) terminals .................30
Connecting a video camera component or video game
component ....................................................................................30
Connecting a DVD recorder .........................................................31
Connecting a VCR.........................................................................32
Connecting a CD player ...............................................................32
Connecting a turntable ................................................................33
Connecting a CD recorder or MD recorder ................................33
Connectiong a tape deck .............................................................34
DENON LINK connections............................................................34

Contents

Getting Started

Accessories

...................................................................................7

Before using

..................................................................................7

Cautions on installation

............................................................7

Cautions on handling

.................................................................8

Preparing the remote control unit

.........................................8

Inserting the batteries

...............................................................8

Operating range of the remote control unit

.......................9

Part names and functions

Front panel ...............................................................................9, 10
Display..........................................................................................11
Remote control unit .....................................................................12

Easy Setup and Operation

Easy to setup flow

....................................................................13

Speaker system layout

............................................................14

Speaker connections

.........................................................15, 16

Connecting a DVD player and monitor TV

.................17, 18

Auto Setup / Room EQ

...........................................................19

Connecting a microphone ............................................................20
Turning on the power ...................................................................21
Starting Auto Setup......................................................................21
Extra Setup...................................................................................22
Preliminary measurements ....................................................22, 23
Speaker system measurement ....................................................23
Check of the measurement result ...............................................24
About the error message .............................................................25

Playing a DVD with surround sound

..................................25

Connecting Other Sources

Basic Operation

Playback

Operating the remote control unit ...............................................42
Playing the input source...............................................................43
Playback using the external input (EXT. IN) terminals..................44
Turning the sound off temporarily (MUTING)...............................44
Listening over headphone............................................................44
Combining the currently playing sound with the desired 
image (VIDEO SELECT)................................................................44
Switching the surround speakers ................................................45
Checking the currently playing program source, etc. ..................45
Input mode.............................................................................45, 46
Room EQ function........................................................................47

Surround

Playing modes for different sources ............................................48
Playing audio sources (CDs and DVDs) 2-channel playback 
modes ..........................................................................................49
THX surround EX / Home THX cinema mode
• Playing sources recorded in Dolby Surround in 

the Home THX cinema surround mode ...................................50

• To play in the THX surround EX / Home THX cinema 

surround mode for sources recorded in Dolby Digital 
or DTS ......................................................................................51

Dolby Digital mode and DTS Surround ........................................53
Dolby Pro Logic 

II

x (Pro Logic 

II

) mode.................................55, 56

DTS NEO:6 mode.........................................................................57
The Dolby Headphone..................................................................58
Memory and call-out functions (USER MODE function)..............59

DENON original surround modes

Surround modes and their features .............................................60
DSP surround simulation..............................................................61
Tone control setting
• Adjusting the tone ....................................................................63
• Tone defeat mode ....................................................................63
Channel Level...............................................................................64
Fader function ........................................................................64, 65

Thank you for choosing the DENON AVR-4806 Digital Surround A / V receiver. This remarkable component has been engineered
to provide superb surround sound listening with home theater sources such as DVD, as well as providing outstanding high fidelity
reproduction of your favorite music sources.
As this product is provided with an immense array of features, we recommend that before you begin hookup and operation that
you review the contents of this manual before proceeding.

Connecting equipment with HDMI (High-Definition 
Multimedia Interface) terminals..................................................35
Connecting equipment with DVI (Digital Visual Interface)
terminals........................................................................................36
Connecting IEEE1394 devices......................................................37
Connecting the antenna terminals .............................................38
Connecting the CONTROL terminals ..........................................38
Connecting the TRIGGER OUT terminals...................................39
Connecting the MULTI ZONE terminals

ZONE2 (or ZONE3) pre-out connections......................................39
ZONE2 / ZONE3 speaker out connections ..................................40

Connecting the pre-out terminals...............................................41
Connecting the power supply cord ............................................41