AV Receiver Denon AVR-4311

If there is such a thing as a family-friendly luxury sedan under the AV receivers, Denon AVR-4311 undisputed held this role. Visually you can agree in case of doubt always on his discreet and elegant appearance.

  1. AV receiver Denon AVR-4311
  2. Data sheet

Feature-portfolio of the AVR-4311 is something for every Member of the family is guaranteed. The kids look forward to the 3D-Bilderspaß of your Blu-ray player and the favorite pieces and dramas by iPod and external memory stick (USB) or media servers (via network). By MP3 plays all the Denon up HD Flacs with 96/24 resolution.

The Lady of the House can revel in the paid shallows of the Napster offer or free research Internet radio stations from all over the world. And the highfidel-minded connoisseur mag may re-activate the SACD player, analog 5.1 input wire or direct the DSD stream directly via HDMI to the AVR-4311.

This happens be to a Denon Universal Player of recent design, even the in-house Denon link than ideal connection in question, which will at the same time synchronization commands from the receiver directly to the player and thus reduces the Jittergefahr when the conversion would be.

By the way, the mandatory setting up the receiver with Audyssey MultEQ XT32 a lot easier: the latest calibration and automatic Equalizer itself on finer acoustics corrections and is able to calibrate even two subwoofers for simultaneous operation.

Seven HDMI inputs of the latest generation with two parallel outputs image technically more than up-to-date is the AVR-4311. The Denon can make full use of the acoustic benefits of the digital universal phone: in addition to the HD sound formats of Blu-ray disc is the AVR-4311 the SP/DIF signal of an accordingly equipped flat-screen TV, the sound of the TV tuner without additional cabling to the Denon can route the audio return channel (ARC). There this is then reprocessed on request too large level jumps free (via Audyssey dynamic volume or optional Dolby volume) and reproduced via the plant boxes. By the way, these can be distributed in almost any imaginable configuration in the room; with its nine amplifiers, he manages 4311 also boldest installation dreams to fulfill.

Denon app

Extra: Apps + airplay

The Denon can iPod are fed via network directly from iTunes or the music. AirPlay is called license requiring communication with the Apple software, and is available via paid upgrade (50 euro). The Denon remote is, however, free app for iPod touch and iPhone. Standby source selection and listening mode is convenient to control everything about the app.


The AVR-4311 can with a stereo RMS power of 2 x 166/252W 8/4 ? and surround values of 124/160W for five channels and 105/122W for seven channels and technical performance the walls wobble. Also the measured frequency responses speak a unique broadband language. You should use rather short cable stripping by the PreOuts with 1244 ? resistance. Consumption standby/operating: 2.7/37.7 W.

Hearing test

The pickled Blu-ray disc by the police-with Dolby TrueHD-encoding – played entirely in the hands of the AVR-4311. The percussion game by drummer Stewart Copeland was filigree dissolved as well as incredibly powerful, the booth of Tom in “wrapped around your finger” vibrated with each beat somewhere deep in the stomach area. The opponents of Sony Marantz and anthem of the AVR-4311 occurs before leaving also in the stereo pass, which was much more precise and differentiated.

Denon AVR-4311

Manufacturer Denon
Price €2200.00
Rating 95.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Genus (REC / GM / input.) Receiver
Dimensions 43,4 x 17.1 x 41.4 cm
Weight 17.3 kg
Power amplifiers, number 9
Surround formats
Headphone surround
HDCD playback
Virtual surround
Decoder for HD formats Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD Master
Colors black and silver
Remote control Learning remote control
On-screen menu
Lip sync Lip sync / 0-300 ms à 30 ms
Equalizer manual Equalizer
Bands / channels 9 / 11
Video standards converter V(SV) < > 3 K > HDMI
Scaling Analog to HDMI + HDMI to HDMI
Video adjustment Video adjustment / 6 points
Switched network jacks 0
Autom. Calibration with Equalization
AV connectors
Digital inputs RCA / front 2 / 0
Optical digital inputs / front 2 / 0
Digital inputs HDMI / front 6 / 1
HDMI version number 1.4A
Digital output HDMI 2
Digital RCA outputs 0
Optical digital outputs 1
USB ports front / rear 1 / 1
i-pod connection Digital
Network connection Networking /.
Ethernet, back
Multi channel input 7.1
Outputs audio 1
Headphone Jack Headphone Jack
Preamp output 11.2
Laboratory data
True sine wave power stereo 8 ohm / 4 ohm 166,0 W / 252.0 W
Music power stereo 8 ohm / 4 ohm 177.0 W / 264.0 W
RMS power 5-channel 8 ohm / 4 ohm 124.0 W / 160.0 W
Music performance 5-Channel 4 ohm / 8 ohm 172.0 W / 135.0 W
RMS power 5-Channel 4 ohm 160.0 W
Music performance 7-Channel 4 ohm / 8 ohm 136.0 W / 114.0 W
HiFi output power 4 ohm
effective pulse power front 4 ohm
effective pulse power 4 ohm Center / surround 4 Ohms
maximum output voltage Z1 / Z2
maximum output voltage Z3
Number of appropriate channels
Surround RMS power 8 ohm / 4 ohm 105 W / 122 W
Surround RMS power 8 ohm / 4 ohm stp 114 W / 136 W
Noise line / multi channel input 105.0 dB /.
Noise phono MM / phono standard system 81.0 dB / 78.0 dB
Noise phono MC
Digital noise 104.0 dB
Front noise ProLogic 102.0 dB
Noise ProLogic Center 103.0 dB
Power consumption standby / operating 2.7 W / 38 W
Receiver with full facilities and extremely accurate, differentiated sound image.
Acts sometimes distant.
Sound stereo 88
Surround sound 93
Sound HD 105
Operation Very good
Facilities outstanding
Processing outstanding
Price / performance Very good
Sound judgment well over 95
tested in issue: 2 / 11


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