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Denon AVR-1912 7.1 Channel Network Streaming A/V Home Theater Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • 7.1ch Network Streaming A/V Receiver
  • HDMI 1.4a 6In/1Out 3D Ready
  • AirPlay Ready,Power Requirements 120 V AC 60 Hz
  • Discrete Power Amps rated at 90 watts each
  • 2-Year Warranty
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Technical Details

  • Fully discrete
  • 3D pass-through
  • Direct play for USB
  • Audyssey Dynamic Volume

Product Description

Product Description

Denon AVR-1912 A/V Receiver - 3D Ready - Multizone AVR-1912 Home Theater Receivers

From the Manufacturer

Transforming any ordinary home theater into an extraordinary one, the Denon AVR-1912 7.1 Home Theater Receiver offers a 3D experience with exceptional picture and dynamic sound quality. Equipped with the latest inputs and network functions, this robust receiver brings out the best in your Blu-ray/DVD players, game consoles, and other entertainment devices. The AVR-1912 boasts an equal amp power design and supports multiple high-resolution audio formats, providing for an absorbing listening experience in surround sound. It also supports HDMI v1.4a, allowing you to get the most out of 3D content. Enhanced by digital network audio/photo streaming capabilities, including support for AirPlay, mp3/WMA/WAV and FLAC HD audio, and Windows 7 compatibility, the AVR-1912 will satisfy even the most demanding home theater enthusiasts.

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AVR-1912 7.1
Home Theater Receiver
At a Glance:
  • Equal power amp design with seven discrete 90-watt* channels

  • HDMI v1.4a supports all 3D formats and Audio Return Channel

  • Ethernet, USB, and six HDMI inputs for added connectivity

  • Supports AirPlay for wireless music streaming from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or iTunes

  • Audyssey MultEQ, GUI overlay, and remote control make setup and operation easy

  • Backed by a two-year warranty
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Equal power amplifier design offers true reproduction of original sound. View larger.
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Features six 1.4a HDMI ports for vibrant 3D visuals. View larger.
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Play songs from your iPod via a USB cable. View larger.
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Quick Selection buttons let you select video and music sources effortlessly. View larger.
Premium Audio Technologies for Superb Surround Sound
Fully compatible with current HD audio formats, the Denon AVR-1912 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver provides powerful, theater-quality surround sound. It ensures maximum audio performance with multiple technologies:

  • Equal Power Amp Design: Each of the AVR-1912's seven 90-watt* channels is powered by its own discrete circuit. This allows the receiver to reproduce original sound more faithfully than conventional models, which use integrated circuits.
  • High-Definition Audio Support: The AVR-1912 features support for Blu-ray high-definition audio formats, including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. These formats play back sound with exceptional fidelity, providing a more realistic listening experience.
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIz: With the option of two additional height channels, this feature adds a vertical dimension to the soundstage, providing more immersive surround sound.
  • Audyssey MultEQ Support: Audyssey technology helps create an optimal acoustic profile for your home theater. Using the included calibration microphone, Audyssey MultEQ measures sound levels and adjusts speaker configuration accordingly, making setup fast and easy.
Full HD Support
With six HDMI inputs, the AVR-1912 allows you to route multiple high-definition devices--like game consoles and Blu-ray players--to your TV. It also allows you to connect all of your devices to your TV with a single HDMI cable, reducing cable clutter.

Vivid 3D Visuals with HDMI v1.4a
The AVR-1912 comes equipped with HDMI v1.4a, allowing you to make the most of several premium video features:

  • 3D Pass-Through: With the advent of 3D media, it is important to own a receiver that recognizes 3D video signals. The AVR-1912 is able to pass through 3D signals from your Blu-ray player, ensuring that the 3D effect doesn't get lost in translation. It also recognizes signals from 3D television broadcasts.
  • Audio Return Channel: HDMI v1.4a also features Audio Return Channel functionality, which allows for audio content from your display to be played back through the AVR-1912 via the single HDMI cable that goes from the receiver to the display. This eliminates the need for separate audio and video cables running from your TV to the receiver.
  • Deep Color and x.v.Color Support: The AVR-1912 also supports Deep Color and x.v.Color schemes, which can display a larger color range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture.
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Enhanced Network Capability and iPod Connectivity
When connected to a network, the AVR-1912 lets you listen to Internet radio, play audio files, and display images via an Ethernet connection. The receiver also supports AirPlay, which allows you to stream music wirelessly from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or iTunes. Or, connect an iPhone/iPod/iPad directly to the receiver with a USB cable.

With the Denon Remote App installed on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, you can perform basic operations, like turning the AVR-1912's power on or off, adjusting the volume, and switching sources.

For serious audio enthusiasts, FLAC HD decoding delivers uncompressed playback of your high-definition music files. A compressed audio restorer guarantees that playback of lower resolution audio files is crisp and clear.

The AVR-1912 is compatible with Windows 7 audio and photo streaming, as well as giving you convenient web control. This receiver provides online support for Pandora, Flickr, Napster, and Rhapsody, allowing you to enjoy a wide variety of online digital content at any time.

GUI Overlay and Remote Control for Simple Operation
With its programmable functions and intuitive button layout, the AVR-1912 is designed for ease of use. The front panel is smartly organized, featuring clearly labeled buttons and onboard controls for volume and source. In addition, its on-screen display provides quick information about your system's settings.

The AVR-1912's pre-memory remote control with Glo-Key and on-screen programming is easy to setup and use, thus giving you more flexibility in controlling your home theater.

Product and Warranty Information
The receiver measures 6-3/8 by 17-1/8 by 15-3/64 inches (H x W x D), and weighs 22-1/2 pounds.

The Denon AVR-1912 7.1 Channel A/V Home Theater Multi-Source/Multi-Zone Receiver is backed by a two-year warranty.

What's in the Box
AVR-1912 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver, remote control, AA batteries, setup microphone, AM loop antenna, FM indoor antenna, and owner's manual.

*90 watts per channel (20Hz-20kHz, 8 ohms, .08% THD), 150 watts per channel (1kHz, 6 ohms)

Product Information

Product Dimensions 15 x 17.1 x 6.4 inches
Item Weight 22.5 pounds
Shipping Weight 26.5 pounds
Manufacturer Denon
Item model number AVR1912
Batteries 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
Customer Reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars 99 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #279 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Home Theater Systems > Receivers & Amplifiers > Receivers
#311 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Home Theater Systems > Speakers > Surround Sound Systems
#1,724 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Stereo System Components
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes
Date first available at Amazon.com March 28, 2011

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After returning 2 failed (video problems) Onkyo TX NR609 receivers, I gave this Denon a try and am happy I did. It has gorgeous sound and was easy to set up and calibrate and has a wide array of features, including Apple Airplay.


1) Beautiful sound! Dolby ProLogic IIz; 7 discrete amps!
2) 6 HDMI ports
3) 2 year warranty
3) Ease of setup; Audyssey automatic calibration of speakers with included microphone
4) "Airplay" for use with Apple products--this is very cool.
5) No need to buy expensive Wifi adapater. This will use any wireless bridge to allow you to connect to internet (I bought one for $50).
6) Pandora, Rhapsody, and Napster!
7) Attractive looking with rounded corners and matte black finish
8) On-screen menus and volume control (Pioneer does not have this feature)
9) USB port on front of receiver for Iphone or Ipod connection (using the Apple USB cord)


1) Difficult to use remote control (note: You have to press the AMP button on the remote first THEN Menu button before you can access the Setup Wizard). Confusing instructions on setting up remote to work with other devices. I still cannot get the "Quick Select" buttons to work, and will have to contact technical support for advice. Will update this post with instructions when/if I obtain them.
2) No manual! Instead they give you a CD with PDF of the manual. I found this annoying since my PC is in a different room than the receiver and going back and forth to follow step-by-steps was frustrating. You can print pages out of course, but a hard copy of the manual would have been my preference. On the up side...
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This is a little long, but I urge you to take the time and enjoy the journey. I have owned the Denon AVR-1912 for two months now and these are my reactions to using it on a daily basis: combined with an Energy Take Classic surround-sound system, it produces a full and nuanced spectrum of sound that represents solid value for the quality level. I especially enjoy the ability to play music through the amp from my networked MacBook Pro or my iPhone (although it occasionally cuts off a tune mid-song, particularly when I'm playing classical and the song has a natural orchestral pause, and the Denon sometimes has difficulty recognizing the computer or cell at all).

That said, the equally priced competitor that I considered, a Pioneer rated its peer by CNET, dropped by $200 at Amazon three weeks after I bought the Denon, and I strongly considered going through the hassle of a return but didn't. And why not? Because the set-up of this product was mind-bogglingly confusing and I didn't expect the Pioneer's set-up to be any easier, so once was more than enough.

Some of the set-up was as simple as 1-2-3; pinging the surround-sound speakers was straightforward and intuitive, for example. But other aspects of the set-up left me wondering which alternative from the on-screen choices or the pdf user's manual to select. When I followed the guidance of the on-screen choices that Denon highlighted as the recommended setting in several instances, the amplifier was unable to produce sound from my HDTV; I was only able to resolve this through trial and error, because the user's manual is pathetically disorganized and unhelpful.

Here's what you can expect in the 129-page manual, starting with a seemingly simple, 1-page Setup Wizard.
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After 5yrs with my Onkyo TRS605, the HDMI output stopped working so I looked at Denon because Onkyo runs HOT and I wanted to watch movies without having to continually adjust the volume between dialog and sound affects. By the way, this is the 3rd receiver that I have owned since 2000 (2 Onkyos and now a Denon), so I thought the 139 page manual was great at describing ALL the features.

SUMMARY: While most reviewers look at the checkoff list of features, I'm going to tell you the SOUND QUALITY: Onkyo is not as clear and crisp or can hit high notes, nor is the movie dialog consistent like the Denon, period.


First, I got the Denon 1712 but then I returned it for the Denon 1912 because I wanted the iPod jack and networking so I can stream music from my PC/internet. I have the Denon hooked up to my 5-year old Mirage Nanostat speakers and 10-year old Onkyo Subwoofer (150watt 10 inch speaker in a wood enclosure).

- Wow! Clearer and louder dialog when watching movies and I don't have to continually adjust the volume button like the Onkyo.
- Bass rattles things hanging on my wall that my old Onkyo could not and this is not just because of loudness but how good the crossover is to the subwoofer to deliver the lows.
- 6 HDMI inputs
- runs warm but not hot like the Onkyo which means there's less fear of a fire when others in the household forget to turn it off
- I can control my iPod with the Denon remote
- My room doesn't get as hot because the Denon is warm while the Onkyo is soo HOT that you could fry an egg on it.
- "Discrete circuit of each channel" means I can REALLY tell the difference when I adjust each speaker compared to my old Onkyo.
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