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Denon AVR-1906

Denon AVR-1906
alaScore 81

29 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Denon AVR-1906. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

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Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (



Denon AVR-1906

7.1-channel A/V receiver; 85 watts per channel; component-video switching; component-video conversion; can be reconfigured to biamplify compatible front speakers; easy autosetup; lip-sync delay; A/B speaker switching; Zone 2 outputs.

Only three rear-panel A/V inputs; lacks HDMI connectivity; not XM-ready.

While the Denon AVR-1906 can't boast the ultimate features list in its midrange class, it does offer the company's typically impressive sound and build quality at an affordable price.

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (

Denon AVR-1906


While the Denon AVR-1906 can't boast the ultimate features list in its midrange class, it does offer the company's typically impressive sound and build quality at an affordable price.

7.1-channel A/V receiver ; 85 watts per channel ; Component-video switching ; Component-video conversion ; Can be reconfigured to biamplify compatible front speakers ; Easy autosetup ; Lip-sync delay ; A/B speaker switching ; Zone 2 outputs

Only three rear-panel A/V inputs ; Lacks HDMI connectivity

As direct competitors go, in our listening tests we found that the Harman Kardon AVR 140 sounded fairly similar to the AVR-1906, though we ultimately give the nod to the Harman for its wider stereo separation and better depth. On the other hand, the...

Feb, 2006

Product Specifications

The AVR-1906 is equipped with an Auto Setup function, to achieve the most ideal sound field for your room. With the microphone placed at your listening position, the powerful 32bit floating point DSP automatically and accurately analyzes, adjusts and sets the speaker configurations of your system. 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-1906 inherits these low-noise design from higher-end models not to mention the use of short ring. 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. DENON uses a large heatsink made of extruded aluminum. It is placed in a design that ensures mostly uniform temperatures throughout the heatsink. This will ensures that all channels respond with equal performance to the demands of the audio signals. For optimum Dolby Digital and dts reproduction, the AVR-1906 features high quality, wideband audio amplification, providing 85 watts power output for each of the seven 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 highest dynamic range and superb reproduction clarity. The power amp circuits of the AVR-1906 have been meticulously designed to reproduce the exceptionally high sound quality with wide frequency response from 10 Hz to 100 kHz. The AVR-1906 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. Amplifiers initially reserved for Surround back (L/R) channels can be assigned to biwire Front (L/R) channels to improve playback quality in the front for enhanced listening enjoyment. Or the amplifiers can be assigned to Zone 2 speakers (with multisource), in addition to PREOUT for Zone 2. 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-1906 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 IIx, Dolby Digital EX and DTS surround modes) The AVR-1906 includes the Personal Memory Plus function that automatically remembers the surround mode you last used for each program source, so that you do not need to select the mode again for that program.


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio output channels:7.1
Frequency range:10 - 100000
Power output per channel (1KHz@6 Ohm):120
Power output per channel (20-20KHz@8 Ohm):85
Receiver Type:Stereo
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):98

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / DTS 96/24 / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Effects:Cinema EQ
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround Sound Effects:Virtual Surround Mode
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:AV receiver


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Output: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Denon AVR


Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:3
Composite video in:4
Digital audio coaxial in:2
Digital audio optical in:3
S-Video in:3
S-Video inputs quantity:3


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No


Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:2
Digital audio optical out:1
S-Video out:2
S-Video outputs quantity:2


AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120


AM band range:520 - 1710
FM band:87.5 - 107.9
FM band range:87.5 - 107.9
Supported bands:AM, FM
Supported radio bands:AM,FM
Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Technical Details

Audio decoders:DTS 96/24,DTS Neo:6,DTS-ES (Discrete 6.1),DTS-ES (Matrix 6.1),Dolby Digital EX,Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Built-in audio decoders:DTS 96/24, DTS Neo:6, DTS-ES (Discrete 6.1), DTS-ES (Matrix 6.1), Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Color of product:Black
Digital Signal Processing (DSP): Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes


3D compatibility: No

Weight & Dimensions