Released April, 2011
The Pros:Very fully featured for a lower-end offering. One of the cheapest receivers available with built-in Airplay support. Virtual surround for enhanced headphones use/2-speaker setups.
The Cons:Full iPod/iPhone integration requires a separate dock component.
The Denon AVR-1612 is a 5.1 channel AV receiver designed to support modern high-definition and 3D content. This expands on the Denon AVR-1312 with Audyssey MultiEQ support, automatically measuring the acoustics of the room and adjusting the speakers accordingly.
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Also new in this model is Dolby Pro Logic IIz support, which offers an additional vertical dimension to the audio with the use of an optional external amplifier. 24-bit encoding of analog audio to digital formats is also now handled at 192kHz, as it continues to be for the rest of the series. The model that follows, the 7.1 channel Denon AVR-1712, expands the capabilities with a Component video output and RS-232 port for third party remotes. Common features between all three include 3D video format support through the HDMI v1.4a inputs, and full 3D pass-through to ensure an undistorted image. Full HD audio content support is provided through Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio formats.
- 5 discrete 120-watt channels
- 3D video format support, with 3D Pass-Through
- Deep Color/x.v.Color content support
- 4 x HDMI v1.4a inputs
- Audio Return Channel
- GUI overlay
- HD audio format support including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
- Dolby Pro Logic IIz
- Audyssey MultEQ Support
- 2-year warranty
User Reviews (9)
Very fully featured for a lower-end offering.
One of the cheapest receivers available with built-in Airplay support.
Virtual surround for enhanced headphones use/2-speaker setups.
GUI overlay makes setup a breeze.
Audyssey MultEQ Support allows for optimal sound quality in most speaker configurations.
Detailed EQ and sound manipulation settings.
Full iPod/iPhone integration requires a separate dock component.
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