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Denon AVR-1912

Home theater receiver with 3D-ready HDMI switching and Apple AirPlay®

Item #: 033AV1912

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Original Price: $399.99

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Clearly home entertainment has seen a revolution in technology over the last several years. And you might think that keeping up is a difficult and expensive proposition. But with the Denon AVR-1912, it's easy and affordable to make the leap forward without taking a deep plunge.

Great sound and picture quality

This isn't Denon's first rodeo. With over 100 years of consumer electronics experience, they know how to saddle up a winner. The seven channel amplifier in the AVR-1912 can drive your 7.1 home theater speaker system. You can even use two channels to power a second zone, giving you 5.1 in your living room while you listen to the radio in another room. Cutting-edge surround sound decoding turns your Blu-ray soundtracks into clear dialogue, high-impact explosions and musical scores that immerse you in the unfolding story. Thanks to six HDMI inputs, you can connect all the latest high-def A/V components and enjoy easy switching. And if you have older analog video sources, the '1912's video circuitry will convert them to digital and pass them to your TV via a single convenient HDMI connection.

A breath of fresh AirPlay®

Apple's AirPlay technology 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 favorites, but anyone in your home can stream from their player to share their latest find.

Tons of remote possibilities

You may already hold in your hands an LCD touch-screen wireless remote control with easy to view buttons, intuitive controls, fluid search functions, that can also manage email. Thanks to Denon's free control app, your Apple® or Android™ device can double as a Wi-Fi® system remote. Requires a wireless home network. Receiver requires wired connection to the router.

Denon remote app

Denon's free app lets you use a number of devices as convenient, Wi-Fi® remote controls (iPad® not included).

The world is your music library and photo album

The AVR-1912 offers plentiful music options when you connect it to your broadband home network. Surf thousands of Internet radio stations from all over the globe. Whether you like your metal from Manhattan or your rock from Romania, you'll find plenty to listen to. 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 your favorite photos through the '1912 from compatible PCs on your home network or visit albums on Flickr using your HDTV.

Wizard included — no road trip required

Audyssey microphone

Audyssey setup mic

The '1912 comes with a first-time setup wizard to help smooth occasional bumps in the path to getting your system up and running. Just connect the '1912 to your power source and TV, and you're off. It's even simpler than clicking your heels together. Plus the '1912 uses an 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 theater sound.

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From the review Denon AVR-1912 Home Theater Receiver: A big world of entertainment possibilities

"I give the '1912 high marks for ease of installation, thanks to Denon's Setup Wizard, and its impressive versatility and connectivity. I also appreciate that Denon appears to have maintained the high level of construction and sound quality that has been a hallmark of their components for years. The '1912 looks and sounds fantastic, and should be able to easily handle all but the most bruiser speaker systems or cavernous rooms. Its surround sound decoding credentials are also impeccable."

— Dave B., Crutchfield Home A/V Writer

    Power and Processing:
    • 7-channel amplifier
    • 90 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • 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 Laboratories' MultEQ® six-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 (requires optional Denon ASD-11R dock)
    Multi-room Audio:
    • dual-room/dual-source output
      • powered stereo audio output for 2nd room
      • using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.1 home theater in main room
      • only analog audio 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
    • back surround speaker channels re-assignable for bi-amping front left and right speakers
    • 1080p-compatible HDMI digital audio/video switching (6 in, 1 out)
    • HDMI version 1.4a with support for 3D video, Audio Return Channel, Deep Color, x.v.Color, auto lip-sync, and HDMI-CEC
    • 5 audio/video inputs, including:
      • 1 front-panel input with composite video
      • 4 rear-panel inputs (2 composite, 1 component, 1 S-video for iPod® dock only)
    • 1 audio-only input
    • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
    • digital audio inputs: 1 optical, 1 coaxial
    General Features:
    • first-time setup wizard for easy operation
    • intuitive on-screen menu via HDMI
    • Denon's free remote app lets you use your iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone device as a Wi-Fi remote
    • multibrand remote
    • 17-1/8"W x 6-5/16"H x 15-1/16"D
    • weight: 22.5 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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    Denon AVR-1912

    Written By JeffL, Alum Bank, PA on Tuesday, March 26, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The sound is great. The manual is not so. Set up was not a problem.

    Pros: Sound quality, HDMI inputs. Value for the price.

    Cons: As above, the manual could be clearer.

    Demon avr-1912

    Written By DelC, Fond du Lac WI. on Tuesday, January 01, 2013

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    the Demon AVR -1912 does very thing i want and more

    Pros: work very will easy to use and set up

    Cons: none

    Denon AVR-1912

    Written By Scott, Meredith, NH on Monday, October 01, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent value, would buy it again.

    Pros: Set up wizard actually works well. I was suspect, but for creating my sound fields with the included microphone I couldn't be happier and it was quick and easy. Much better surround sound than I ever had before. Excellent quality of sound and I run many inputs to the amp (HDMI and others) and then just a single HDMI to my TV. Couldn't be easier(until the day wireless that actually sounds good exists).Very customizable for those who wish to, such as on screen displays. Updates via internet.

    Cons: Button labels on front panel small and hard to read without good light for my older eyes. However, I typically use the Logitech Harmony One remote and don't push any buttons. When a software update is available, it would be nice if it would alert you to which component is requesting the update. (Minor quibble, now used to the screen format of Samsung vs. Denon vs other, etc.)


    Written By Dave, Fort Washington, MD on Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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    The BEST receiver for the money. I would actually expect to have paid more for the features. Love Crutchfield for the prompt delivery, the stickers that came with the unit to label all the cables made the switch out very easy and straight forward. Get this receiver!!!

    Pros: Set-up, GUI interface on your TV, having a second zone (for whole house speakers), internet radio, Love everything about this receiver!

    Cons: Selecting and controlling the inputs/volume/etc for the second zone takes a bit to get used to but it makes sense with practice.

    Really Like this unit

    Written By Piezanno, Atlanta, GA on Thursday, July 05, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the pricve, this unit is great, I have it paired with Energy take classic 5.1 speakers in a very large 2 story room, and it puts out plenty of sound. The Airplay and the App are really great.

    Pros: Audessey set up was ez, sound is great, remote is not bad, although with all my devices, i bought a Logitech remote to eliminate the confusion.

    Cons: I WISH this thing allowed me to stream video over the network to it. It may do it somehow, I just havent figured out how to do it. I want to stream from a desktop pc in another room. Im thinking of doing it with HDMI over cat5.

    Outstanding Receiver.....

    Written By Brian in MD, Brunswick, MD on Sunday, June 17, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Last year I bought the Denon AVR-1911 as it was being closed out. This year, I did the same with the AVR-1912. Both are magnificent pieces of engineering. I absolutely love what they did with the 1912 with the networking ability. I have the 1911 in the living room and the 1912 in the theater/sportsbar. The audio quality of both is the best I've heard in any receiver....and I've had many, The 1912 replaces an 8 year old HK HT receiver which was nice. But the separation of the Denon units have made me a believer. The 1911 was the first Denon piece that I've ever purchased and obviously, I went back to the same well. As a side note, I've been a Video Engineer for many years. Although I work with commercial/professional gear when at work, I completely endorse Denon's engineering for the home - nothing short of amazing.

    Pros: Excellent quality and price as well as lighting fast delivery.

    Cons: That I hadn't purchased from Crutchfield or anything by Denon until last year!

    First Denon

    Written By Mark, Margate, FL. on Sunday, June 17, 2012

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    I was lucky to get this for $400 and was one of the last Crutchfield had. Well reviewed with very little negativity. This unit replaced an Onkyo TX-SR508 and matched with Klipsch HD500 speakers. WHAT A DIFFERENCE. Sound is crisper, unit runs cooler and features galor. This is my first Denon and at least for the last three weeks a true fan. Instructions are a challenge unless you've been down this rodeo a few times before. Still tweaking but now I think it's time to upgrade speakers. Don't we all hate cause and affect. :)

    Pros: Crisp sound, features abound

    Cons: Instructions

    Great receiver; terrible instruction manual

    Written By C.B., Fort Myers, FL. on Saturday, June 02, 2012

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    One of the reasons I purchased this model was because of its easy setup. I wouldn't actually classify the setup as easy, but it didn't take too many swear words to finally get it right. The real problem came with the instruction manual on how to use it. There isn't one in writing, it is on a CD. I had to print out number pages to carry to other section to house to try to figure it out. The instructions have you leaping back and forth to multiple sections to do one thing and I still couldn't figure out how to make some of the features work. Gave up for a week or two then tried again, I finally decided to simply call the tech support at Crutchfield to ask how to get some features to work and they walked me through it. The unit works and sounds beautiful, but the instructions shouldn't have to be so difficult to decipher.

    Pros: The unit sounds great and performs well.

    Cons: The instruction manual on how to work the unit is very difficult to use because it is not written, but rather a CD and is difficult to navigate and understand.

    DENON avr-1912

    Written By ERICM, BOYNTON BEACH, FL. on Saturday, June 02, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had done a great deal of research before purchasing this product. At this price point, it was the best choice. I decided to upgrade from my old Denon 1905 after purchasing a new TV (Samsung LED 3D 7000 series) and wanted to make use of HDMI compatibility. I am currently running Boston Acoustics A360 speakers through the system with and B&W CC6 S2 center channel and Boston Acoustics HD7s for my rears, with a Velodyne HS10 Sub. The GUI (graphical user inteface) was a big step up from my old unit, but was difficult to master. However, the audyssey system calibration was a breeze and I couldn't believe how great everything sounded when I was finished. The sub and front channel speakers meld perfectly, and movies are thunderous on the low end. The dynamic volume control is also great because we have a 7-month old and have to watch most of our movies at low volume while she is sleeping. Even low volumes produce nuanced 3-dimensional sound. The 3D pass through is also great. We watched "Hugo" last night in 3D and it was just fantastic in every way. My wife asked if we should ever bother going to the theater again because the picture and sound quality was so good. If you want to get in the game, this is a great way to start you can find one of these on the internet or buy the new 1913 which has slightly more power

    Pros: Audyssey system calibration Dynamic volume control Pure direct is great for 2-channel listening

    Cons: Don't like the user manual on CD in PDF Difficult to assign audio output with video input (can't get the sound for my Xbox 360 to work)

    Denon AVR-1912

    Written By MORDRED, Seminole, Florida on Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The receiver is functioning well at this moment, very happy with the product! Was going to return it because the instructional CD Rom is very hard to follow. Had to print it out just to jump around trying to get it to function properly. Crutchfield Tech Support to the rescue, THANKS EJ for your patience and much needed help!

    Pros: Works as intended, now if I can only get the AM/FM figured out so I listen to music.

    Cons: Worst instruction manual I have ever tried to comprehend. Have been building computers for 25 years, and this is Instruction manual is the hardest one to follow.

    Another Fine Denon Receiver

    Written By Bob Mc, Huntingdon, PA on Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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    Owned a Denon AV-810 for years and always thought it a great receiver but the new AVR-1912 is a real dream and it's wonderful to have the HDMI inputs for my Blu Ray, Roku player, etc. and general upgrade in all the technology that comes along with a very good price point. The sound quality for both movies and music is good and has a warmer feel than some digital processors.

    Pros: Very comprehensive feature set, great sound quality, love the built in Air Play feature

    Cons: The remote and setup is tedious and I hope I don't have to modify it too often. I also have ditched the remote for a Harmony One which works fine for the features I use most frequently. Slight lag with network initialization when starting Air Play


    Written By freddie, new market al. on Friday, May 25, 2012

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    great reciever

    Pros: easy to set up.

    Cons: remote set up a little tricky.

    Denton AVR-1912

    Written By Mike, Seattle, WA on Friday, May 25, 2012

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    Its early yet but so far this has been a great receiver. Easy set up, great features and am loving AirPlay from my IPad.

    Pros: Feature, connectivity with all my other stuff, ability to adjust and customize.

    Cons: None that I have found in our short time together.

    Denon AVR-1912

    Written By Anonymous, San Jose on Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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    The Denon AVR-1912 was easy to set up and the AirPlay was fantastic.

    Very good performance for a receiver at this price point

    Written By Global Citizen, Houston, TX on Sunday, May 20, 2012

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    easy to set up, easy to use; very musical.

    Pros: one is full and warm (not overly bright); very musical

    Cons: lack of one-button selection for surround modes (i.e. dolby digital, stereo), instead you have to cycle through all the different modes to arrive at your selection - this is cumbersome.


    Written By Kelly, Gordonsville, VA on Sunday, May 20, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It was fairly easy to set up using the on-screen wizard. Sound is fantastic--can't wait to get some outdoor speakers to set up the second zone.

    Pros: Plenty of inputs; easy to set up; works well with my old speakers.

    Cons: Having a hard time setting up the "universal remote" feature. On-screen directions hard to follow and owner's manual isn't helpful. However, I haven't really tried to figure out what I'm doing this might be a con all on me. Other than that, I haven't found any really big drawbacks to this unit.

    Nice machine

    Written By Andres, Wheat Ridge, CO on Thursday, May 17, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Denon delivers what makes for a great audio component. Simplicity with quality. This unit delivers great sound, easy setup, and very nice features. The Airplay feature, Network (via ethernet), along with compatibility with iOS devices goes above and beyond most other receivers in this price range. I don't yet have HDMI hookups rendering me unable to realize it's full potential as only reason I give it 4 stars versus 5.

    Pros: Bottom line for any receiver - great sound. Six HDMI inputs (which I look forward to utilizing soon). Airplay/network & iOS device compatibility. Free iPod/iPhone remote app available. Price!

    Cons: No HDMI on front/face. Display/GUI does not work for setup wizard and most others when not hooked up via HDMI. Supplied remote a bit clunky.

    90% perfect

    Written By Greg, Lafayette, LA on Wednesday, May 16, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very good value, really like the separate zone to listen to different source on outside speakers. Airplay is really nice. Remote Control apps for ipad and iphone work well, other than a slight lag. Volume control on the supplied remote is not very sensitive when holding the button a short time, and then very sensitive as you hold down the volume up or down longer. All in all, an excellent receiver and I would purchase again.

    Pros: Internet capabilities, using two sources in two zones, airplay

    Cons: Instruction manual is very poor...took a while to set up. volume control on remote

    Denon AVR 1912

    Written By bobobbski, Ellington,ct on Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The unit works very well in my 5:1 surround system

    Pros: Enough connections to do the job

    Cons: The manual could be better written,has you bouncing all over the place.At times this thing can be more confusing then setting up a smart phone. Main reason I could not give it 5 stars.


    Written By this4tony, Boston, MA on Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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    This Receiver is awesome, no doubt, it's CNET highly recommended and I wouldn't waste my time to repeat again. I give all 5 stars to Crutchfield's service - They did a great job! Free shipping, no tax, lowest price..and one other thing, it's small but important, their product is carefully packed in a proper way. Remember, there aren't so many stores care about this. Keep it up!

    Denon AVR 1912

    Written By Mike from Woodbury, Woodbury, MN on Monday, May 14, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a powerful, feature-filled receiver. It is easy to set up and really puts nice, clean power to my speakers. Air-play is a must-have. It's worth the extra couple of bucks over the cheaper models.

    Pros: Air Play

    Cons: Non

    Denon AVR 1912 Review

    Written By Howard, Highland Park, IL on Monday, May 14, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent receiver. Somewhat complex to set up, but once I did that, receiver worked flawlessly. I had to call Denon several times for further instructions, but I eventually got everything operating as advertised.

    Pros: Many great features. Sound is phenomenal. Works well in all modes.

    Cons: Somewhat difficult to set up.

    Top Of The Line

    Written By astewa62, Marrero La on Sunday, May 13, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I thank denon1912 is a dyanmic receiver I had a sony receiver for a number of years that sound good but I had to replace it because one of the channels blew out but when I replace it with the denon man the sound quality of this receiver blew me away and I love the apple air play it make so easy to play all my music from itunes.I would recommend this receiver to a friend.

    Pros: Quality product

    Cool features

    Written By Chris, Levelland, TX on Sunday, May 13, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am a fairly tech savvy person and the basic set-up was a breeze! My old receiver was from the early 90's so I also needed the huge amount of HDMI inputs this unit has at its disposal. Getting AirPlay to work consistently is my only negative so far but it's cool when it is working!

    Pros: Loads of great features for the price

    Cons: AirPlay needs to work all the time Having to refer to a CD Rom for instructions is awful

    AVR-1912 Review

    Written By Jean, Philadelphia, PA on Friday, May 11, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this open box for exceptional savings through Cruthfield, 1st one arrived defective (could not connect to internet), called tech support (Robert) tried to troubleshoot, decided to return the product for replacement. Replacement arrived the next day (super fast, excellent customer and tech service). Replacement so far worked flawlessly. You can' t go wrong with this receiver, worth every penny spent. Meets and exceeded all my expectations. Crutchfield is still the best when it comes to customer satisfaction and support.

    Pros: This receiver is perfect for all your media needs from watching movies, gaming, media sharing and listening to the music (not adivseable for professional musicians who wants to hear every details of the instruments).

    Cons: Initial set-up was flat using the automatic calibration (MultiEq & Audyssey), instead switched to manual adjustments in reference to my ear. I still believed that computer (automatic calibration) is not capable of predicting human preferences especially when it comes to listening to the music and watching movies in surround mode. Made in China (what do you expect?). Could have been better (in terms of quality) if still manufactured and assembled in Japan.

    Great Price even better Reciever

    Written By BPD, Tucson on Thursday, May 10, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    After doing hours of research for a new reciever, I found some reviews off the internet and also from youtube and cnet. I wanted to have a reciever that was easy to use and give good clean sound to my B&W's. The Airplay feature is a big plus, clean power and a easy to use menu is awesome. Setup was simple and quick. The usb in the front is a great feature, also the intial setup to configure the system is easy and takes 10min. The prompt to hook up the microphone which is included will pop up, after using the mic it made a world of difference in completing the system to give you the same sound in all seating postions.

    Pros: Easy to use. Great quality and sound. Airplay, and easy to use menu and remote.

    Cons: Slight lag when using the ipod controls. No WiFi have to use a network powerline to hook up to the internet if you dont have a etherent port near by.

    Denon AVR-1912

    Written By Michael, Chicago, IL on Wednesday, May 09, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great reciever and I am very happy with my purcahse and the deal I got from Crutchfield!!

    I would first reccomend you do not use the microphone for a auto setup. Auto set up adjusts all the levels to be very quiet, this takes away from the performance of the reciever. Although it did teach me how to set up manually (but was confused as to the lack of power initially)..

    Another issue I would change is if you are running this through a single HDMI cable you can't watch TV and listen to music at the same time as it uses the TV screen as a guide. I wish there was a work around using another HDMI as i like to listen to music and watch sports at the same time. You can however use RCA cables.

    Pros: Great reciever, great sound.

    Cons: Auto microphone setup. sucks Can't watch TV and listen to music at the same time using HDMI cables.

    So far so good!

    Written By Andy, Waltham, MA on Wednesday, May 09, 2012

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    Almost perfect...had the airplay been better. Airplay is spotty sometimes, it will take a long time to connect to the network and some other times it works flawlessly. Also you cannot seek a song (atleast from Android....I was using DoubleTwist ).

    Otherwise it's a very good reciever.


    Written By Jay, Santa Clara, CA on Tuesday, May 08, 2012

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    The receiver is awesome, but the iPhone app is kinda hard to get connected and if you change apps on your phone or get a phone call it loses connection and you have to manually reconnect. But the sound quality and the simple setup makes this a 5 star purchase. I am just hoping they update their app.

    Pros: Sound quality Easy Setup Easy controls with remote Apple airplay built-in Ability to turn the receiver on/off from your iPhone

    Cons: iPhone App needs a lot of improvement

    Better than Onkyo

    Written By Dan, Chicago, IL on Monday, May 07, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This receiver is awesome. I got this as a replacement to my Onkyo which I got rid of because it continually had resolution and audio problems. This receiver is fast, pics up and switches for audio streams very quickly, and I don't have issues when plugging in non-1080p devices. I think I'll be abandoning Onkyo for Denon from here on out.

    Pros: Easy setup. On screen display for volume and menus (Onkyo would only do this about half the time) No weird video processing crap (I think this is why Onkyo sucked so bad)

    sweet receiver. AirPlay is awesome.

    Written By El MuchoJoelo, Memphis on Friday, May 04, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great receiver. I bought it because my Harmon Kardon was getting out of date and there were picture delays when transferring inputs.

    This receiver has SIX hdmi ports which is awesome. I cannot wait to use the zone 2 function to play music in my pool table room/mancave. It looks pretty cool too. I have it set up with a 5.1 JBL surround sound system. I have noticed that the volume will change slightly when watching tv shows and movies. It's almost like the receiver is autocorrecting or something. It doesn't do it much since I've had it for a couple weeks.

    My computer doesn't have an HDMI port, only VGA for video and Coax for sound. The receiver has a coax input but for the life of my I can't get it to port in the darn audio!!! There are work arounds though, such as HDMI converters and such.

    Pros: Great sound, pretty easy to operate, AirPlay is sweet

    Cons: Coax is a little weird, no back power supply/outlet.

    Worth every penny

    Written By johnbiggs, Brooklyn on Friday, May 04, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Although some have complained about the onscreen prompts, setup of this system was dead simple and quite a pleasure. The audio is excellent (I'm using Orb speakers and a powered subwoofer) and the HDMI switching is a godsend. Very nice price and a very solid system.

    Great Value, a keeper

    Written By BruceM, Houston, TX on Friday, May 04, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought the 1912 to replace a 22-year Sony receiver which got fried by lightning. Bought at Crutchfield, a very good buy. You will see my cons below...I researched the unit carefully and knew it had no phono and monitor out, but regardless these features are very useful for me.

    Pros: Low THD, Auto setup and equalization, stereo conversion to surround, 7.1 or 5.1 + Zone 2, AirPlay, USB for iPod.

    Cons: No audio/digital monitor OUT jacks (for making CDR's), TV monitor can have amp OR TV sound, but cannot select both if you want, HDMI pass-through doesn't work with DirectV remote, no Phono in, hard to comprehend instruction manual in sections.

    Great value

    Written By SteveW, Manhattan Beach, CA on Thursday, May 03, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Price/quality combo very high. If you don't need features in the high-end Denon's, this is a deal. Manuals work nicely on an iPad. Make sure you download to a PDF app using exactly the same folder for the pop-ups so that the main manual can access them inline. And follow the setup to the letter.

    Pros: Value very high for modest AV needs. Like bi-amp feature if rear surround not needed.

    Cons: Remote external device bottom (Blu-Ray, TV etc) unnecessarily small. Sub-woofer/crossover settings a bit arcane, but available. Remote app navigation cumbersome.

    Denon AVR-1912

    Written By Anonymous, Montebello, CA on Thursday, May 03, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Purchased for listening music from computer and iphone works great as advertised lots of other nice features

    Cons: takes time to learn steps working features

    Use Denon manual download for better performance

    Written By Suggestion for iPad users, Houston TX on Wednesday, May 02, 2012

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    The Denon AV1912 delivers as promised but great performance often requires a great amount of setup. Want to use Zone 2 for extension speakers? Remember the old days when you simply plugged the wires in and selected "Speaker B" or "All" and you were done with it? Not now. Those wanting to use Zone 2 must first assign two of the speakers from the 7.1 setup to Zone 2, leaving the Main Zone as a 5.1 install but that is not a big deal for most. You aren't finished yet to spin up the extension speakers. Now you have to turn the Zone 2 on and assign it an input source. Still no sound? Read the note that HDMI audio cannot be shared between the zones. You have to connect audio cables to the intended source to get a signal. Finding this out required a bunch of page flipping as these steps are spread out over several sections. Since they don't give you a printed manual you must rely on a PDF reader of sorts. Crutchfield grouped all of the Denon documents and photos into one PDF with all of the pages rendered as images rather than text. iPad users typically flip through PDF documents as fast as they can flick the pages. Flipping through photo images is much slower than through text. The solution is to go to the Denon site and directly download the manuals and guides needed. Once installed on your iPad you'll be able to once again flip through the manuals quickly. Those doing more advanced setups definitely need fast user manual access.

    Pros: Does everything

    Cons: With great power comes great demands and a complicated setup. Crutchfield supplied docs are slow to render. See review for fix.

    Awesome for the money

    Written By Jeral F, Angleton,TX on Tuesday, May 01, 2012

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    Awesome sound for the money. A little difficult to set up but worth it. MAKE SURE you update the firmware before you set it all up because you will probably have to reset the unit after the update and this will reset your settings to the default. I haven't been able to get airplay from my iPhone to work yet but it does work from my PC.

    Pros: Sound

    Cons: Airplay, sometimes its hard to get Pandora to load up and start.

    denon avr1912

    Written By george k, ghent, ny on Tuesday, May 01, 2012

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    bought to replace ONKYO receiver that did not work with my projection screen tv with dvi hookup. Denon hooked up fine and is great.

    Pros: Lots of hdmi connections

    Cons: no composite inputs

    Great product; complex setup

    Written By Jon B, NY, NY on Monday, April 30, 2012

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    Overall, I have been very happy with the AVR-1912. Don't have anything to add that hasn't been said already. Crips sound, lots of bells and whistles. Setup is far too complicated, especially the universal remote and speaker setup. The good news is that the Crutchfield tech support is among the best I have ever ecountered. I paid a bit of a premium to buy it from Crutchfield but the customer service makes it totally worth it.

    Pros: Sound quality, lots of features, amazing tech support from Crutchfield.

    Cons: Setup is too complicated.

    Denon Receiver

    Written By ScottH, SW Michigan on Monday, April 30, 2012

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    My 2nd Denon receiver, the Denon AVR-1912 was purchased with a Toshiba 3D LED/LCD television. I've had good luck with Denon and the new receiver is everything I hoped it would be, and at a good price, though it does have a limited amount of inputs available. Paired with B&W speakers in a 7.1 arrangement, after using the Audyssey set-up program with the included mic, my surround sound has never sounded better. What's more, when making speaker connections at the speakers, I had inadvertently switched the polarity on a surround speaker and the Denon correctly identified the mistake for me. The Denon also gives me the option of using 2 of my speakers as a "height" channel but I prefer using them as a back surround channel. I have not yet looked into setting up an Internet connection for the receiver so I can't say what that entails, but it is an option to look into for streaming Netfilx, etc. I understand that connection has to be made with ethernet cable, which won't be easy, given the distance between tv and router - too bad it's not as easy as connecting my Toshiba was. One thing I love is the onscreen display of db level - my old Denon showed volume level in tiny numbers on the receiver display - hated that - great job with the new unit, Denon. Overall this is a decent receiver with plenty of power for my needs, at a really good price, with the usual great Crutchfield delivery.

    Pros: Good power for a 7.1 setup, really good results from the included Audyssey setup mic, sufficient inputs for my use, with Internet access possible thru the receiver for streaming audio and video.

    Cons: Denon has done away with some inputs, and connection to the Internet could be easier if it had built-in wireless, but otherwise it's a decent receiver.

    Denon AVR 1912

    Written By Chris, Westfield, IN on Monday, April 30, 2012

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    Great value for money. This is a powerful, easy to use receiver. Unbelievable video/sound for this price! Crutchfield was easy to work with.

    Pros: Easy set up and use

    Cons: None yet

    AVR 1912 Review

    Written By jw, wisconsin on Sunday, April 29, 2012

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    Excellent receiver in every way. The only reason it gets a 4 instead of 5 is the setup instructions. I figured out most stuff myself by trying different things, but manual left lots to be desired.

    Pros: Excellent sound, nice apple native connectivity, once I bought a trendnet ethernet to wireless router nice network connectivity

    Cons: instruction manual and wizard

    Denon AVR 1912

    Written By Brandon, Savannah, GA on Sunday, April 29, 2012

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    The sound quality, and all the potential input sources are excellent. I have not had a chance to upgrade my speakers yet to match this systems full potential but I am getting there. I was very disappointed by the archaeic menu and set up process.

    Pros: Great sound, lots of different audio inputs (Internet radio, media server, ipod, etc.)

    Cons: On Screen Display, Can be slow to switch between sources

    Denon AVR 1912 does it all

    Written By Swellchevelle, Orange Springs, FL on Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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    This reciever has done everything I wanted, replacing my 20 year old Pioneer unitGreat . Was going to buy similar Onkyo unit but when this unit went on sale for $150 off it seemed the better receiver. Currently is hooked up 3.1 and second zone on my patio. Waiting to buy in-ceiling speakers for surround. Front and center speakers are Axiom in/on wall and they sound great connected to the 1912. Apple Airplay is a great feature, but I had problems connecting it thru my Belkin router, suggest Linksys or other hi-end router. You can even view photos on your tv from pc or network through this reciever. Overall I don't think you beat for the price.

    Pros: Great value at $399.00 and free shipping. Crutchfield service is excellent. Sounds great and plenty of power. Apple Airplay and ethernet connection for remote control and playing Itunes. 7.1 or Second zone audio , 6 HDMI inputs, internet radio, on screen menu, 3D compatible, HDMI switching. Plenty of power

    Cons: Apple Airplay may not recognize remote speakers on some routers. Ethernet connection must be hard wired or use wireless adapter. Manual could be difficult to follow by some, setup is for tech friendly people. Needed software update to operate correctly. All the technology takes a while to master.

    Good value

    Written By Jeremy, Garden City, KS on Monday, April 23, 2012

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    This is my first Denon brand AVR & I have to say that I am impressed! The quality of the build, the ease of setup, the GUI & the sound are all very impressive! I would recommend this to a friend &/or buy this unit again.


    Written By Jhon, mi casa - my house on Saturday, April 21, 2012





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    Happy Camper w/ Denon 1912

    Written By CJ, New Mexico on Friday, April 20, 2012

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    There are a few "cons", but still 5-stars! I am not a refined audiophile but I do love movies and good music. Sound quality - great compared to my previous older Kenwood receiver with Bose speakers. My time researching and reading reviews paid off! This receiver sounds great and is packed with loads of cool features, such as the ability to stream iTunes via AirPlay. This is my first receiver with HDMI connections (6) for video and audio! However, there are only 1 each of the Optical (audio), SVid and composite type connections, which could be a limitation for some. Also, there is no Phono input, so I will need to buy a pre-amp to connect my old-school turn table. Setup wasn't too bad, but I'm guessing that English isn't the first language for whoever wrote the owner's manual. Some parts of the manual border on incomprehensible. The hardest part was setting up the remote to operate my TV, SAT Box and Blue Ray player. The manual had me about to pull my hair out! A couple of pictures would have saved some time in figuring this part out. I finally got it all working, but only after several hands full of hair! The sound calibration system kept telling me that one or more of my Bose speakers was out of phase, but I learned that these Bose speakers are notorious for causing false readings of being out of phase. My speakers were hooked up correctly - but I wasted a lot of time checking. I really feel I made a good choice with this receiver. No regrets.

    Pros: Great sound; Lots of HDMI connections; internet connectivity; Apple AirPlay; all-in-one remote controls everything (one you get it set