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  Denon AVR-2312CI home theatre receiver
Home theater receiver with 3D-ready HDMI switching and Apple AirPlay®

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Product Code: 033AV2312C

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Your home entertainment cornerstone

No question that the Denon AVR-2312 delivers lifelike surround sound with Blu-ray discs, DVDs, HDTV programs and video games. Its high-powered amplification, state-of-the-art surround sound processing, and dual subwoofer outputs let you experience the kind of sound once available only in the theatre. Now you can be drawn into the engulfing experience — the roaring blasts of action films, as well as the subtle dialogue of your favourite actors — but leave the high ticket prices behind. Best of all, that's only the beginning.

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Get ready for takeoff with Apple AirPlay®

AVR-2112 with iPod (iPod not included)

AirPlay lets you stream music from your iTunes® library directly to the receiver, either from a networked computer or right from your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch®. Not only do you get a fast and convenient way to listen to your favourites, but anyone in your home can stream from their player to share their latest find. And thanks to a free app, your device can double as a Wi-Fi® system remote. Requires a wireless home network. Receiver requires wired connection to the router.

The stream with countless sources

AVR-2112 with iPod (iPod not included)

The AVR-2312 offers a cornucopia of music choices when you connect it to your broadband home network. Thousands of Internet radio stations from all over the world appear at your fingertips. Whether you want your boogie from Britain or slow jams from Jersey, it's all here. Or explore PANDORA® Internet radio, Napster® and Rhapsody® where millions of songs are at your command (registration or subscription may be required). You can even view favourite photos through the '2312 from your home network or visit albums on Flickr using your HDTV.

Auto setup makes every spot a sweet spot

For the most accurate home theatre sound possible in your room, Denon equipped this receiver with Audyssey MultEQ® XT, a sophisticated automatic speaker calibration system. Watch a video on how Audyssey MultEQ improves sound in your room.

The '2312 uses the included microphone to analyze sound then automatically adjusts individual level, equalization, and delay settings for each of your speakers. You'll hear precise, uniform sound across a wide listening area instead of just a single "sweet spot," so everyone in the room can enjoy optimized home theatre sound.

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Power and Processing:
   » 105 watts x 7 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD
   » Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD™ Master Audio, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD™ High Resolution Audio, Dolby® Digital EX, DTS-ES™, Pro Logic® IIz, and DTS Neo:6 decoding
   » Audyssey Labouratories' MultEQ® XT eight-point auto setup and room calibration system (microphone included)
   » Audyssey Dynamic Volume mode to keep listening levels steady
   » Audyssey Dynamic EQ for fuller sound at lower listening levels

Digital Music Options:
   » built-in Apple AirPlay® for ultra-convenient iTunes® music playback
   » Ethernet port for music and JPEG streaming from a wired PC network, and control via a PC
   » DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certified to ensure optimal compatibility with other network-enabled equipment
   » optional streaming services include PANDORA® Internet radio and Rhapsody® (registration and subscription may be required)
   » front USB input for direct connection of iPod®
   » iPod® video integration (compatible with optional Denon ASD-11R, ASD-3N, ASD-51N, or ASD-51W)

Multi-room Audio:
   » dual-room/dual-source output
     • powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room (using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.1 home theatre in main room)
     • only analog sources can be played in the 2nd room

Audio Performance Features:
   » high-current, low-impedance amp design
   » Compressed Audio Restorer for better sound with compressed music sources like MP3 files
   » 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters for all channels

   » 1080p-compatible HDMI digital audio/video switching 7 in, 1 out (including 1 front-panel input)
   » HDMI version 1.4a with support for 3D video, Audio Return Channel, Deep Colour, x.v.Colour, auto lip-sync, and HDMI-CEC
   » analog-to-HDMI video conversion to 1080p
   » 5 audio/video inputs, including:
     • 1 front-panel input with composite video
     • 4 rear-panel inputs (2 compnent, 2 S-video)
   » 2 audio-only inputs
   » no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
   » digital audio inputs: 2 optical, 2 coaxial
   » dual output for powered subwoofers
   » back surround speaker channels re-assignable for bi-amping front left and right speakers

General Features:
   » first-time setup wizard for easy operation
   » intuitive on-screen menu via HDMI
   » free app download to use iPod touch®, iPhone® or iPad® as a Wi-Fi® remote
   » multibrand remote
   » 17-1/8"W x 6-9/16"H x 16-1/16"D
   » weight: 24.2 lbs.
   » warranty: 3 years

Denon AVR-2312CI Reviews

43 people say

Great A/V receiver December-13-12
Reviewer: DaveP from Toledo,OH  
I replace a 4 year old Denon AVR-888 because I needed HDMI 1.4a for 3D movies and also extra HDMI inputs, since I finally have a TV that accepts HDMI. This receiver fits my needs perfectly. The on-screen menu system is a lot nicer than my old receiver and this was relatively painless to set up. The network and internet capabilities of this receiver are a nice bonus feature. I can stream my FLAC music files from my network attached storage without problems.  Sound quality is great. It's nice to be able to distinguish well-recorded CDs from those that are only average. In short, this receiver does everything I thought it would and then some. I'd buy it again without hesitation.

Exceeded expectation December-11-12
Reviewer: Mike M from Albany NY  
This Denon receiver is great, I would highly recommend this for your home theater system.  That is not what inspired me to write this review however.  Crutchfield far exceeded my expectations.  I tend to buy big ticket items from local retailers. My 21 year old son encouraged me to use Crutchfield for their great pricing, but also for their superior customer service.  We he was right!  Order from Crutchfield and you will not be disappointed!

Love It! December-09-12
Reviewer: JulieR from Lewes, DE  
I bought this for my husband's birthday and he's installed it in our main living room, where we have HD TV and surround sound with Bose speakers.  The sound quality is amazing.  This replaced a 10-year old Onkyo receiver, and the sound clarity is remarkable.  We hear background sounds on movies and cable shows that were probably there all the time, but we never heard it before.  I would highly recommend this product to anyone who is looking to upgrade their home stereo system and wants great sound without breaking the bank.

Outstanding AVR December-08-12
Reviewer: BillyK from Orlando, FL  
This was an outstanding bargain and I'm really pleased with the AVR-2312CI. It replaced an old Onkyo TX-SR600 that I was very happy with but the AVR-2312 makes my equally old Polk Audio satellites spring to life in a way the Onkyo never did. In fairness, I think a lot of the perceived improvement is due to the use of the Audessy EQ system. I have non-optimal speaker placement but you wouldn't know it by listening now. I used the Audessy microphone at 6 locations in my den. The results are simply amazing. I'm now running all my HDMI connections (cable box, xbox, ps3 and apple tv) through the receiver instead of the TV and the switching is flawless. Since the AVR has a bi-amp capability I'm saving up for some new front speakers that I can bi-amp. CJ, my advisor, was a great help as well. I am completely satisfied with the product and Crutchfield.

A good quality and sounding receiver that is compl December-05-12
Reviewer: Si from Lebanon, NJ  
Overall, I'm happy with this purchase.  I have to admit, it was rather complicated to determine how to set it up at first.  I have a set up that includes only a Home Theater PC (HTPC) as the input through HDMI.  My speakers include a 5.1 home theater speaker system AND a two speaker system that I want to use exclusively for 2-channel stereo sound, but WITH the same subwoofer from the 5.1 system.  Actually, that's just temporary.  What I am going to change to soon is leaving the 5.1 in my TV room, and installing two new stereo speakers with a separate dedicated sub in the next room over.    

Before I bought this, I was trying to figure out how to make this happen, and what complicates things is that only ANALOG sources can be pumped to Zone 2.  But since I don't need the first and second room to play simultaneously (just one room or the other), setting this receiver up as a 5.1 system plus 2 Channel is working very well.  Once I move everything into the second room, I'll either use the second subwoofer output for the second sub in the second room, or I'll get a cheap RCA switch to turn off the sub in the TV room and turn on the one in the second room.  

Overall, I give it 4 starts not because of functionality or sound quality, but because the documentation wasn't nearly good enough for me to set it up for my individual needs without a bunch of trial and error.  Also, note that the Audessey system only calibrates for the 5.1 system, and NOT for the additional 2 speakers.

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Denon AVR-2312CI CAD $749.99