Denon has introduced the AVR-1912 7.1-channel Network 3D A/V receiver, their most competitively priced networking-capable receiver to date with the most comprehensive network feature set available in the market. It offers intelligent next-generation features while still focussing on superior sound quality with a fully discrete amplifier section. Six HDMI inputs (1.4a repeater function with 1080p and 3D pass-through), Dolby Pro Logic IIz featuring Front Height effects channels, as well as Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD Master audio support for decoding the multi-channel recordings. In addition the receiver includes Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Audyssey MultEQ XT for optimizing the acoustical characteristics of the users' individual listening room.
Denon emphasizes its “right out of the box” ease-of-use with a new onscreen Set-up Wizard, a simple and straightforward instruction feature that includes a speaker connection guide, speaker calibration, suggested Dynamic Volume/EQ settings, source set-up and much more. Adding to their simplicity, the systems feature an updated graphical user interface (GUI) that makes the steps of further system set-up, operation and displaying of other important information much easier for the user. Through the AVRs' network connection, the machines are capable of being controlled through a built-in web interface by a PC Internet browser and by the original Denon Remote App (available for free in the App Store). It also features built-in AirPlay music streaming.
Finally, the sleek new product design involves four quick select buttons, either on the front panel or on the ergonomic remote control, to let users instantly select frequently-used video/music sources and surround modes. Icon displays on the buttons make it easy to recognize the buttons' functions.
- Fully discrete, identical quality and power for all channels (125W x 7ch)
- Supports HDMI (1.4 with 3D and Audio Return Channel), Deep Color, “x.v.Color”
- 6x HDMI in / 1x HDMI out
- Internet Radio, IP control and network audio/photo streaming via Ethernet
- AirPlay support built-in
- Supports original Denon Remote App
- Front USB port with Digital Direct Play for iPod and iPhone
- High definition audio support + Dolby Pro Logic IIz
- Compressed Audio Restorer
- Audyssey MultEQ XT, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ
- Graphical User Interface (overlay on HDMI source) in English, German and French
- Four quick select buttons, for easy operation
- Setup Wizard, providing easy-to-follow setup instructions
- 2 source / 2 zone capability
- Low power consumption in stand-by 0.1W
Price and Availability
Denon AVR-1912 is available now for $529.99.
Rounding out Denon's budget receiver line-up for 2011 includes the following models:
- Denon AVR-1312 → $249.99
- Denon AVR-1612 → $349.99
- Denon AVR-1712 → $399.99 (scheduled for June availability)
Denon AVR-2112CI, AVR-2312CI, AVR-3312CI A/V Receivers announced (April 2011)