Denon AVR 689

Denon 689

Denon 689

The AVR-689 is a powerful 7.1 channel receiver for an entry level home theater system. It includes the latest surround sound decoding technologies, along with sophisticated video signal handling and HDMI Switching that allows both HDMI v1.3a video inputs as well as providing component video output. The 689 will not upconvert your regular DVD movies to near HD quality.

  • The surround section features the same precision 32 bit floating point DSP technology found on the Denon top-line models, and includes Dolby Digital EX as well as DTS ES 6.1 discrete and matrix decoders for the most exciting home theater experience.
  • For improved acoustic accuracy, the AVR-689 features Audyssey MultEQ in-room acoustic measurement and correction that fine-tunes the listening space via the supplied microphone, with up to six measurement points to ensure even tonal balance.
  • You know how irritating it is when a movie go’s to commercial and the volume breaks your eardrums? The AVR-689 features Audyssey’s remarkable Dynamic Volume processing, which eliminates irritating jumps in volume between TV shows and commercials, as well as Audyssey Dynamic EQ to ensure rich bass and smooth tonal balance, even at low volume levels.
  • All seven amplifier channels feature equal power and lowest distortion, and the AVR-689 is equipped with dual zone multi-room capability that lets you run a 5.1 channel surround speaker system in the main room, while providing independent stereo audio to a pair of speakers in another room.

General Features

  • Power Output; Watts Per Channel    80 (That is more power than its predecessor the 688)
  • All Channels Rated @ 0.05 THD    –
  • All Channels Rated @ 0.08 THD
  • Weight: In Pounds    24.9
  • Width (inches)    17.1
  • Height (inches)    6.8
  • Depth (inches)    14.9

Sound Modes

  • Dolby Digital Surround EX Decoding
  • 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


  • True 24-bit/96-kHz Digital Input Capability
  • Assignable Digital Inputs    4
  • Digital Inputs: Coaxial    2
  • Digital Inputs: Optical    2
  • Analog Audio Inputs, Incl. Tuner    9 Incl. Sirius
  • Analog Record Outputs    2
  • Front Panel A/V Inputs w/Cover * Composite and S-Video
  • Video Conversion –Composite to S-Video to Component
  • Video Conversion – Analog to HDMI    – Not Available
  • DVI/HDMI Video Inputs – Compatible with 1.1 Spec. – Multi-Channel Audio *1080p HDMI    – Not available
  • HDMI Video Outputs *1080p    – Not available
  • HDMI 1.3a Inputs -3
  • HDMI 1.3a Outputs-1
  • HDMI Switching capabilities
  • Composite Video Inputs    4 Incl. Front
  • Composite Video Outputs    1 Plus Mon
  • S-Video Inputs    3
  • S-Video Outputs    2 Incl. Mon
  • Component Video Inputs x Bandwidth – *Assignable    *3 x 60MHz
  • Component Video Outputs    1 Main Zone
  • XM Satellite Radio ‘Connect and Play’ Ready – with optional antenna    – Not Available
  • iPod Dock Control Port (Using optional ASD-1R Denon iDock)    ASD-1R/3W/3N

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