Denon AVR-1912 AV-receiver

That makes it easy to play with music from iPhones iPods and iPads, but with DLNA-certified USB and streaming playback additionally on board the remainder of your apparatus have been in safe hands. Denon has not dubbed this AVR the 'Everyceiver'.

But, obviously, home cinema is Denon's butter, and for that goal it is a 7.1-station event offering a promised 90W of power per station. The AVR-1912 tries to bring you the famous sound quality of Denon in a wallet-friendly midrange machine, and at GBP450 it is the most affordable network of the brand -enabled receiver to date. But with stiff competition in this sector from Onkyo and Yamaha, it's an actual bunfight.

Denon definitely has not skimped on construct quality at this cost, with stiff, burly bodywork designed to quell shaking. The appearance goes for softly refined over drop dead gorgeous, having a clean fascia towards the very best as well as a sizable display window dominating the leading view that curves gradually. A lot of the clutter that is leading is combined while auxiliary input signals consist of a USB port that supports iPod connection that is direct as well as composite, analogue stereo.

Being a lower-midrange amp, you do not get the standard telephone exchange of outlets on the back. Sure, six HDMI v1.4 input signals and an ARC-compatible output signal are plentiful, but other amounts are comparatively low - two digital audio inputs, a few video interfaces with no multichannel analogue input signals or pre-outs.

With 4K upscaling being offered by competing products to futureproof against another generation of hi def TVs, it is surprising to find that the AVR-1912 attributes no HDMI upscaling in any way. As is, it will convert video and throw it out, but in case you would like to up-res SD content you are going to have to rely on TV or your source player.

The AVR-1912 does at least offer having a solid variety of characteristics that are networking, but they are just reachable over Ethernet - there is no WiFi support.

The Apple love-in continues together with the power to command the AVR-1912 using iPod touch an iPhone or iPad utilizing the program that is committed. Excellent news in case your coffee table creaking under the weight.

Loathe it or love it, this perpendicular environment technology may be an enjoyable attribute with all the stuff that is correct, although you'll have to give the environment backs to get that front height boost - and locate two additional loudspeakers, for that matter. Instead, the power amp that is assignable lets you drive another zone or bi-wire speakers.

I have never seen the point - if I'd like to listen to what 'Rock Arena' sounds like, I will purchase some Foo Fighters tickets. But in case you enjoy what, you will also locate Matrix, Jazz Club and Virtual ways for the delectation, in addition to Virtual and Mono for film use.

A lot more useful is the inclusion. My experience with it's been generally favorable, although it might not strike the nail on the head in every room. It batters on your lugholes with evaluation tones, taking readings from up to eight locations with the provided mic to guarantee the most effective equilibrium wherever you sit. But should you not enjoy the results, corrections may be produced in the loudspeaker set up menu that was in-depth.

Denon's Setup Wizard, which holds your hand while establishing essential alternatives like input signals and network farther greases the setup wheels. It is apparently aimed at fresh-faced beginners but even hardened audiophiles may value a small leg- up.

Onscreen menus' existence makes operation a cakewalk, even though the GUI feels like a cut 'n' closed occupation. In a few places, such as the media playback menus, the appearance is advanced and new, with jazzed-up fonts and adorable images; in others, specifically the set up menu, it is like going back to the '90s. This layout that is inconsistent is a tad awkward, but in truth it presents no difficulties as the arrangement is valid as well as the choices are clear.

The placement of core controls just like the multidirectional menu keys, input signal selection and volume allow it to be intuitive to work, although it is packaged from top to toe with buttons. The Quick Select keys are not useless, while the remote's brushed finish that is black is a touch that is fantastic.

After several efforts it just would not recognise my Windows 7 notebook. Subsequently slam, magically it seemed. Great, but it is barely the stopperandplay simplicity the DLNA guarantees.

AirPlay never seemed so appealing - here, Apple's system works wonderfully. Internet radio is steady and clear, and from USB I was awestruck.

As for pictures, the AVR-1912 is the kind of smooth operator. Using a Blu-ray disc the sound is composed and clear, projecting its clean, snappy effects right into a huge soundstage.

I fed it Inception on Bluray as well as the film emphasized the Denon's power to switch to full on action mode from silent, palpable anxiety.

Effects are directed with fluidity that was delightful, midrange frequencies are confidently and robustly presented and high frequency demonstration is just not ugly, leading to an open, airy sound with no straining. Dialogue duplication is masterful, showing a great comprehension for the nuances.

The sound is maybe overly refined, too limited, lacking potency and the additional drive needed to get the images on the wall. I am looking for one you can not live without, although it is definitely a sound you like.

I have begun to expect from Denon on the years that it is disappointing to not be blown away by the AVR-1912. Certainly the, mature sound that is easy is really a accomplishment and then finesse over firepower could function as receiver for you personally, in case you crave it.

But if it is pure unbridled delight you are after, then give a whirl to Pioneer VSX-2021, the Yamaha RX-V671 or Onkyo TX-NR609 - and in the event you do you are prone to get a smoother networking expertise into the bargain, connections as well as more attributes.

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