Denon AVR-2312CI

7.2-channel home theater receiver with Apple AirPlay®

Item #: 033AV2312C

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Original Price: $599.99

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Your home entertainment cornerstone

No question that the Denon AVR-2312CI 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 theater. Now you can be drawn into the engulfing experience — the roaring blasts of action films, as well as the subtle dialogue of your favorite actors — but leave the high ticket prices behind. Best of all, that's only the beginning.

Get ready for takeoff with Apple AirPlay®

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 favorites, but anyone in your home can stream from their player to share their latest find. And thanks to a free app, your Apple® or Android™ device can double as a Wi-Fi® system remote. AirPlay requires a wireless home network and a wired connection between the receiver and network.

AVR-2112 with iPod (iPod not included)

The stream with countless sources

AVR-2312CI 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 favorite 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 theater 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 theater sound.

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    Power and Processing:
    • 7-channel amplifier
    • 105 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® 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 (requires optional Denon ASD-11R dock)
    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 theater 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 Color, x.v.Color, 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
    • 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 6-9/16"H x 16-1/16"D
    • weight: 24.2 lbs.
    • warranty: 3 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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    Denon AVR-2312CI

    Written By Nino, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    Great Sound, great power!!!

    Pros: Good Features

    Cons: Complicated Manual

    Not so great

    Written By PD, Texas on Saturday, July 05, 2014

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    Love Denon products but this one didn't cut it. I don't know if there was a problem with the unit or if it just didn't do what I expected. Sent it back and got a Yamaha Aventage A730 on the recommendation of my product advisor and she was dead on. It was exactly what I was looking for. Flawless return as always with Crutchfield.

    Pros: Crutchfield is awesome when you have a problem.

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    Written By Ann, CA on Monday, June 02, 2014

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    Product was faulty and I have hardly used this receiver due to traveling. Now that I am using it, will produce audio to the speakers and internet radio is bad. Under warranty but that is a hassel

    Poor Build Quality. Failed in less than Two Years

    Written By Eldergeek, Kauai on Thursday, May 15, 2014

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    After having this Denon model for less than two years, the dreaded ( and much reported) HDMI port failure struck. Luckily, there is a repair depot in Honolulu, so the cost of freight out was less than $40, instead of $150 to a west coast repair facility. Overall impression: after having had several AV receivers over the past 15 years, I would be very hesitant to purchase another Denon product. While it seemed a good value at the time, I am regretful that I didn't go with a more reliable brand. I will not make the same error again! My advice: pass on this model, and scan the usual sources ( user groups) if you are considering the purchase of ANY Denon AV product. The installation was on an open shelf, not in an enclosed cabinet, with 6 inches minimum from an other component or object, so trapped heat was never a factor: just shoddy QA on Denon's part.

    Pros: Good Value for the money. Feature rich

    Cons: Feaures not much good if you must send a 30 pound plus AV receiver for repair. I was told by the depot tech that it may take 6-8 weeks or longer to receive replacement part.


    Written By David, Florida on Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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    Looks good and sounds good. Very versital. I bought scratch and dent for a big discount, and scratch is barely visible. I have been into audio for decades, but this is my first surround receiver. The setup was not as easy as I had hoped. The on screen menu is not designed to be helpful but it is designed to be flexible.


    Written By Ken, IL on Thursday, February 14, 2013

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    Overheats at 3/4 volume. Cuts power. If you like your music loud DO NOT buy this receiver

    Pros: Great features.

    Cons: Gets hot fast.

    Denon AVR-2312CI

    Written By C, Plymouth Meeting, PA on Saturday, February 02, 2013

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    Purchased this DENON AV receiver SEPT 2012. This is my first DENON product. I purchased to access music on my IPOD Touch and to have more options for my HD TV. Overall, I am pleased with my purchase. Hook up fairly straightforward, had to make some different connections since I watch football on TV while listening to music. The internet radio is a big plus. The receiver gets 4 stars because the GUI and the instruction manual are not easy to navigate.

    Pros: GREAT sound, lots of features.

    Cons: GUI not intuitive.

    Great receiver

    Written By Bob, Windsor on Monday, January 21, 2013

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    Great service - great receiver and good experience

    Pros: Easy installation - great quality

    Cons: None

    everything i wanted

    Written By jason m, rancho cucamonga, ca on Sunday, January 06, 2013

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    This receiver has all the features I was looking for, produces great sound, and the remote does a good job with my sony blu ray player. I upgraded from an older denon that was fine for DVDs, but I wanted to hear what the new blu ray formats sounded like. I noticed a difference with the same set of 5.1 speakers, more presence and better spatial effects.

    Ecellent unit

    Written By Paul K, Round Lake Beach, IL on Saturday, December 29, 2012

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    I had been looking for a home theater receiver for a few years. My Onkyo integrated amplifier unit right channel was intermittent and need to raise the volume up to get sound again. Plus it did not have any HDMI or component connections. When this Denon unit dropped in price I decided to look closely at it and read customer reviews about it. Unfortunately the unit became sold out and it appeared that I missed out on the deal. About a week past and an "open box" unit was available. I was able to snatch this unit. So far I like the unit. I gave it four stars since the manual is somewhat difficult to follow. It does have a lot of features that will take time to discover and try out. The clarity is much better than my old unit and sufficiently powers my 150 watt Infinity speakers. I was concerned that it would have trouble but that is not the case. I am glad that I got one of these units and would highly recommend it! Also the support from Crutchfield was outstanding once again!

    Pros: Excellent sound. Great clarity

    Cons: Manual difficult to follow plus the enclosed manual CD would not operate on my i-Mac.

    Denon AVR-2312CI

    Written By Bud Z., Hebron, Ky on Friday, December 21, 2012

    This receiver is awsome! This AVR-2312CI is a replacement for a 12 year old Denon AVR-1802 and it was more important to me to have a great receiver for music than for movies. This receiver makes my B&W P5 front speakers and a Polk 10" subwoofer absolutely sing. The sound is so much brighter and clear, with the bass and treble being about as good as it can get. This was the very last unit available and it was an open box which I never normally buy, but Crutchfield assured me it would carry a full warranty and I couldn't beat the price anywhere. It arrived in two days and seemed to be in perfect condition, not having a scratch on I couldn't wait to get it hooked up and it performs amazingly. Crutchfield was great to work with, so when it comes time for a new tv, center channel speaker, blu-ray player and Panamax surge protector Crutchfield will be sure to get my business. Where else can you go and get a great buy, and have it backed up with a very knowledgeable customer service? The big box stores don't even compare.

    Pros: Amazing sound for music along with very good 5.1 for movies and tv viewing. Very happy with this purchase and would recommend the Denon AVR-2312CI to anyone. My B&W speakers are a little power hungry and this receiver really delivers, which is one of the reasons I wanted it along with the HDMI inputs and the pure fact that I love Denon. Crutchfield will continue to get my future purchases without question.

    Cons: The Denon AVR_2312CI runs hotter than did my AVR-1802 but since I,m going to custom build an entertainment center it will have plenty of ventilation. I thought the setup procedure was a little difficult to get use to and that in some of the procedures they did not tell you what the adjustment does. A manual (hard copy) would be greatly appreciated.

    Denon AVR-2312CI

    Written By Gary d, Trinity, FL on Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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    Excellent support but needs better manuals

    Great A/V receiver

    Written By DaveP, Toledo,OH on Thursday, December 13, 2012

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    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.

    Pros: Great sound quality, lots of features.

    Cons: Internet/network capabilities are still a bit crude, but is saved me from having to use a home theater PC to access my FLAC files.

    Exceeded expectation

    Written By Mike M, Albany NY on Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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    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!

    Written By JulieR, Lewes, DE on Sunday, December 09, 2012

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    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.

    Pros: Crystal clear sound through our HD TV and cable system

    Cons: Voice Sync with cable has been a real pain to get set up properly. The voices move just a little before you actually hear the sound.

    Outstanding AVR

    Written By BillyK, Orlando, FL on Saturday, December 08, 2012

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    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 complicated to set up

    Written By Si, Lebanon, NJ on Wednesday, December 05, 2012

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    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.

    Pros: Nice sound quality and volume for both 5.1 sound and 2-channel stereo, lots of features

    Cons: Complicated to set up. Inadequate documentation.

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    Written By KAH, TAMPA FL on Tuesday, December 04, 2012

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    Super nice receiver, high quality. Microphone set up was easy and more accurate than my old Yamaha receiver. This is a winner.

    Pros: good looks and easy set up

    Cons: none

    Great Receiver

    Written By Wayne, Piney Flats, TN on Saturday, December 01, 2012

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    Really good sound but the remote and other controlls very difficult to navigate. Did not have a selection to sync with my projector remote so I have to use two. Other than that I love it. Airplay is a great feature but you have to be hard wireed to the internet for it to work unless you spring for and extra accessory.

    Pros: Great sound, Airplay

    Cons: Difficult to navigate controlls.

    exellent feature packed mid-tier receiver at a good price

    Written By PJ, NJ on Saturday, December 01, 2012

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    needed to replace a 10 year old Denon receiver; wanted HDMI switching and Network connectivty. Saw this receiver. It had HDMI switching and so much more. Got it when the price dropped. Highy recommended.

    Great quick service from Crutchfield. Came double boxed and well packaged with packing peanuts to protect the receiver in transit

    Pros: Will not repeat here all of the features, but it has exactly what one would need and expect from a mid-tier receiver. In fact, it has features one would find in the low end of a top-tier recever. Great price.

    Cons: I can't find a reason to justify buying a second one :)

    Great sound and great iOS integration

    Written By Ron V., San Jose, CA on Sunday, November 25, 2012

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    Keith and Buck recommended this system after listening to my requirements. I was upgrading from a Marantz AV receiver which I loved but it didn't have HDMI and Airplay support.

    The sound from the Denon is great after the calibration. The kids enjoy playing the Wii with the "game" sound effects on the Denon and we enjoy the "movie" setting for DVDs as well as the quality of the sound for music which is on a lot.

    I love the Airplay capability including the ability to wake the Denon up from standby just by selecting the Denon as the output device on the iOS device.

    Pros: * Sound quality * Automated sound calibration

    A powerful, cost-effective, full-featured receiver

    Written By DoctorG, McCormick, SC on Friday, November 16, 2012

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    Before purchasing the Denon AVR2312CI as the central control device for my home theater, I had considered a number of receivers and read numerous articles and reviews. Having been an avid and technically advanced audiophile for over 40 years, my tastes leaned toward full-featured receivers and pre-amplifiers. However, these were too expensive, so I sought a more cost-effective alternative, and wanted something in the $600 range or less. Cost was a major consideration. One feature that seemed desirable to me was Audyssey, which the Denon reveivers have. My first inclination was to get the Denon 2113, which was part of a newer series and included support for 4K video. Knowing that I would never get to 4K, and because I have a number of older devices with analog outputs, I decided to get the older 2312. This receiver was higher up in its series, featured more analog inputs, Audyssey MultiEQ XT, and slightly more power than the 2113. Also, Denon now requires dealers to sell their new models at full list price, so the $600 2113 was at the bottom rung of its series, where the 2312 was at a higher tier in its series, and I was getting product that retails for about $900. I am very happy with this receiver. It has all the features I need. Of course, this brings along a certain amount of complexity, and it takes some time to learn the Denon menu system to make adjustments. The remote is not lighted, but that is a minor inconvenience. It's a great receiver!

    Pros: Several types of analog inputs (at least 6 sets), 7 HDMI inputs.7 full-range powered channels, plus 2 sub-woofer outputs. (This lets me drive my normal subwoofer as well as one that powers chair vibrators.) My main speakers are custom designed with two complete 3-way systems in each enclosure, so I bi-amp these and use a 5-channel system. There are still line-level outs to Zone 2 which lets me send a separate analog signal to another system for background music elsewhere.

    Cons: Non-lighted remote. Speaker banana jacks do not have 3/4-inch spacing so standard dual plugs cannot be used. Product has been discontinued by Denon, so availability is limited.

    Denon AVR-2312CI: terrific unit for the price

    Written By SteveL, Kern, CA on Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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    For the price paid, definitely a 5-star unit. Easy enough to set up and use, with decently organized user menus. I was not at all satisfied with the speaker sound (all Polk) based on receiver's microphone test and self-adjustment, but speaker sound is excellent after individual speaker adjustments. Does not run hot. Well packaged for shipment - a good thing since UPS looks to have done their best to knock it around in transit, box even had a bootprint on it.

    Pros: Full-featured. Many input options. Built-in AirPlay. Individual amp per each channel.

    Denon AVR-2131Cl

    Written By DW, Naperville, IL on Monday, November 12, 2012

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    I was pleased with Crutchfield's service, as the item was well packaged and delivered in two days, as promised. I replaced a ten year old Sony receiver that was beginning to fail. The increase in sound quality was very impressive, even wired to my ten year old Bose Acoustimass Ten Series II speakers. The setup wizard was very useful and in fact the system would be confusing to set up without it. I did run into a few issues with the wizard that may be useful to know about. During speaker calibration it said that all the speakers were wired with reverse polarity. The manual states that some speakers may be incorrectly detected as reversed, so I ignored this error. I also found the on-screen instructions for setup of the remote for the other equipment to be confusing, however the manual had slightly different instructions that worked. After completing the automatic setup, I went back to review the speaker settings. Everything looked good, except it had set my center and surround speakers as small, while Bose says they should be set to big, which I did. So I would recommend reviewing settings after using the wizard to make sure everything makes sense. Also during the setup wizard it said it could not connect to the Internet, however later I was able to select Internet radio and connect without further setup. I had no problems setting up my Harmony One universal remote to operate this receiver.

    Pros: 1. Excellent sound quality with more power than I will ever use. 2. Many connection options. 3. Excellent features. 4. The setup wizard is helpful. 5. Works well with Harmony remote. 6. The current price is attractive for a high-quality receiver with so many features.

    Cons: 1. The manual supplied with the receiver is on disk. A printed manual is useful if you have any problems or want to dig deep into the settings. You will need a good printer, as it is 150 pages long. 2. You need to be an expert to understand some of the settings, if you go beyond the wizard. More explanation in the manual would be helpful for most of us.

    Denon AVR-2312CI

    Written By Anonymous, North Andover Ma on Sunday, November 04, 2012

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    Excellent product, easy to install. Terrific sound quality. Loved the rapid delivery from crutch field

    denon 2312ci

    Written By Steve C, cleveland ohio on Sunday, November 04, 2012

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    i replaced a 10 yr. old pioneer with the denon2312ci. i am not very tech savvy, the receiver took about 1 hour to set up. just follow on screen directions with the set up wizard. i have it paired with a polk 5.1 speaker system that i bought 7 yrs ago, i can't tell you how much more crisp and powerful the sound is, as well as how much louder. so glad i purchased the 2312, this is the type of receiver i have wanted all my adult life. the air play and internet radio are fantastic. more bells and whistles than you know what to do with, better to have them than not. Crutchfield tech support was great when i needed them. you can't go wrong for the price, this is a receiver that would have cost $2,500 10 yrs. ago.

    Pros: set up wizard with the auto speaker calibration, air play- internet radio, plenty of power and fantastic sound, easy set up with other components using hdmi cables.

    Cons: wish i would have had this years ago...


    Written By Alex K, Grand Rapids, Mi on Saturday, November 03, 2012

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    This is an amazing receiver. Paired with my polk RTi set-up it sounds amazing. This is the 3rd Denon receiver I have owned over the years and I am not and have never been let down or had any problems. Crystal clear audio at any volume.

    Pros: Bi-amping, high power, great quality all around

    Cons: need to study the manual to fully set-up and understand, pandora internet radio quality is not up to my standard (I think it was 128kbps, i get better quality through my computer)

    Excellent product

    Written By UC, Ann Arbor, MI on Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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    Great deal on the AVR-2312CI from Crutchfield and fast delivery. My first Denon receiver. The receiver is packed with more features than I know what to do with. The setup was super easy with the auto setup and the included microphone. The setup routine even diagnosed that one of my speakers was wired out of phase. All the HDMI inputs greatly simplified the wiring and I am enjoying the great 7.1 sound. Airplay and internet radio work very well and the standby function on the receiver lets my cable box signal pass thru the receiver to the TV even when the receiver is not on.

    Pros: Easy setup. Great sound. Airplay. Internet Radio

    Cons: On screen menu takes some getting used to.

    Good Receiver

    Written By CR, NJ on Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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    I have connect this receiver with my BOSE Acoustimass 10 speaker system. I love the system. It is really easy to setup. I need to learn about internet radio.

    Cons: No Printed manual

    Fantastic AV Receiver

    Written By ChadD, IL on Monday, October 08, 2012

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    The AVR-2312CI delivers clear, crisp sound for TV shows, movies and all types of music. I have always used Onkyo receivers until now. Denon makes a quality products and I'm very happy I switched.

    Pros: Great balanced power and clarity across all speakers. The clarity between voices and the mid ranges are incredible compared to my old Onkyo.

    Cons: As you might expect there are many options to consider in the setup process. The setup wizard is basic. More effort could be put into a more robust wizard the provides explanations for each option and even provide suggested combinations of options for particular user environments.

    amazing machine

    Written By Jon M, Big Lake, MN on Monday, October 01, 2012

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    first of all this was a great deal with Crutchfield! I love this receiver. It has replaced my trusty, old, beginner's receiver, a 10 year old Pioneer 5.1 unit. I checked out multiple receivers online and with Crutchfield. This one just seemed to have it all. If you are an i-tunes fan you will love the apple air-play, which lets you stream your itunes from the computer to the receiver, it works very well. This receiver has many, many options and functions, but set up is easy and straight-forward using its setup wizard. You can also make your own custom adjustments, including individual crossover settings for each speaker! The on screen menu is nice and easy to navigate once you get used to it, but is almost overwhelming at first. This is an advanced receiver and it acts the part, but is still easy to use. Shipping was quick. Heads-up, you will need banana plugs when connecting the speakers (other connectors may work, check with Crutchfield) The ethernet connectivity is also cool and mine connected automatically without a username/password. I'm still getting used to everything, like the 150 page manual, but i am very pleased with this unit so far!

    Pros: quick and easy to set-up, apple air play great for itunes, good power, nice and loud, great on-screen menus

    Cons: only the price (if you pay retail), buy now like i did!

    Great Surround Sound Receiver

    Written By Anonymous, Norfolk, VA on Saturday, September 29, 2012

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    For the price, the Denon AVR-2312CI provides great sound and more features than other similarly priced models from competitors.

    Pros: Great sound, lots of features (iPod, 3-D ready, network capable), plenty of HDMI inputs, and relatively simple install/setup.

    Denon AVR-2312CI

    Written By Jaime, Rio Grande P.R. on Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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    have to read full in details owners manual to understand the functions and how to activate them.this equipment need that you have been familiar with receivers world to understand it. once set up after 1 hour,first thing noted was the sound quality,very detailed and clean.the internet feature is very cool and the tuner very powerful. I paired to klipsch RF7 speakers and the MARANTZ CD CC4003 no doubt this receiver will do the job very well in both stereo and movie.since i am from the 80's , my main pattern is music rather than movies and this receiver from my judgement is better choice for movies than music. suggest if possible give it a try at the dealer store before ordering and make your conclusions based in your preferences.

    Pros: well build,sound,features & look.

    Cons: wish it had : turntable inputs,loudness switch,tape monitor inputs and sound meters displays.

    Denon AVR2312CI

    Written By Richard C, Lodi, CA on Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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    Very pleased with receiver. It is full of features and delivers excellent sound. I had some installation issues that I couldn't figure out for myself so I called Crutchfield tech support. I got ahold of a very capable person in less than a minute and he got everything resolved. Crutchfield is the only place that I buy my electronics.

    Pros: Very good value for its level of performance.

    Cons: None

    Denon AVR-2312CI

    Written By Laakefly, Oshkosh, WI on Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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    First Receiver in a long time, Denon was easy to set up and the sound to awesome. Apple Air play is nice, after doing the firmware update airplay did not show up in the options to select. Found out you had to a complete reset of receiver, then everything worked. Many options to play with, very satisfied so far.


    Written By ASI, East Windsor, CT on Monday, August 13, 2012

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    I had a Denon receiver many years ago that worked flawlessly this product is no different. The build quality is second to none. The sound is superb, my Klips come alive, and internet radio works great. The feature to restore or un-compress MP3s works great it comes close to the warm sound of vinyl. Glad I bought it.

    Pros: Easy to set up, sounds great and of course you always have Crutchfield as a back up!

    Cons: Inputs for a turntable would be nice.

    Powerful but locked down

    Written By Aaron, Indiana on Monday, August 06, 2012

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    I replaced an old Pioneer from my college days with this. I finally have a REAL receiver. I've had the Denon for about 3 weeks. This thing has plenty of power, and tons of cool features. The networking and internet radio features are cool. This receiver sounds nice with TV and movies. Sadly, I think I'm one of the few people that would prefer a stereo receiver, but the options are very limited for stereo receivers. I spend a lot of time listening to music, and it appears to be impossible to customize the EQ. I've only been able to select from the preset EQ's - of which there is only one in stereo. This frustrates me. In the end - it will play music much louder and more powerfully than the old Pioneer - so, I'm happy! One more frustration... it keeps trying to update "firmware", and it freezes EVERY time. Ultimately - I'd recommend.

    Pros: Power. Nice features. Easy to set up. Plenty of HDMI's.

    Cons: Lack of EQ adjustability. Firmware updates that keep freezing. Electronic manual... what is this world coming to?

    Crutchfield response on Tuesday, August 07, 2012 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Denon AVR-2312CI

    Written By Ram, Austin TX on Thursday, August 02, 2012

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    One of the reasons I got this was to be able to stream from my iPhone/iPad. Disappointed that I am only able to stream audio and not video. I misinterpreted the data sheets. The product literature claims support for "streaming music". I may end up buying an AppleTV receiver eventually. Like the Denon APP for my mobile devices. I would rate the app at a 3.

    Pros: Easy to setup.

    Cons: One thing I do not like is that if I turn on/off my TV while it is receiving HDMI from my BluRay player ( through this receiver), the playing (audio) stops and resumes. It can by annoying. The UI is a little tedious to get to a specific Video service if it is way down in the list of video services.

    DENON AVR 2312 CI

    Written By ANNBANNU, HOUSTON TX on Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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    Poor performance not satisfied at all had to buy the Marantz 7005

    Cons: Poor out put cheap product compare tp the price


    Written By Eric, Columbus, Ohio on Thursday, July 26, 2012

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    This receiver is incredible! After a talk with a crutchfield advisor, we decided that this was the best deal for the money. I thought my old receiver was good but once i got everything set up (took maybe 20 minutes) this thing blew my mind. Do not believe anyone who says this is impossible to set up, the on screen guide makes it so anyone who can read will be able to set this up. It guides you through every step of the way to make sure everything works perfectly.

    Pros: Beautiful sound and picture. Very snappy input changes that makes switching sources effortless and fast

    Cons: Only con is that AirPlay does not support video, it only does audio.

    Denon AVR-2312CI

    Written By Rick, Iowa on Thursday, July 26, 2012

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    This seems to be a very nice receiver I have only had it set up now for a week still in the learning process. Picture quality seems to be the best i've seen from a receiver to date. It does take some time to set up.

    Pros: Good quality picture while using my tv and blu ray.Sound is good but cant tell the difference from my old receiver. I do feel Crutchfield is one of the best electronics stores that give you top notch tech. support. This is one of the main reasons I purchased from them. Very customer oriented. Priced right

    Cons: Just come with a quick set up manual. Comes with a full manual on cd rom. I am more of a manual in hand guy while setting up and using a unit. The onscreen display is nice.

    Great product.

    Written By Obi-Beeg, Madison WI on Monday, July 23, 2012

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    Great product for the Price. Plenty of power for my monitor 50s and 30s. Using Dolby IIz 7.1 to fill my giant basement up with sound 24x30. People will try to say my set up could be bigger but i say come listen at -15 db, fantastic! I have everything hooked up to this bad boy including playstation, Satellite TV, even component video for my Wii which gets up converted. Reciever did run hot for first couple of hours but problem was resolved by firmware update.

    Pros: Lots of power. Lots of setup and surround options. Connectivity is a breeze.

    Cons: Can get lost in layers of menu

    Nice Reciever

    Written By bluethunder, Fort Collins, CO on Saturday, June 23, 2012

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    I've had the reciever almost two weeks. I have been very happy with it so far. The only complaint I have is that if I don't do a proper power on sequence with receiver, DVR, TV then I get a flashing screen with no picture. Not sure if it is a configuration issue or just a sequence thing. But other then that I have been very impressed. I love the on screen menu. Never have had that before.

    Pros: Good sound, Love the network interface and airplay.

    Cons: Flashing screen on TV with no picture if not powered on correctly

    Night and Day

    Written By Sean, Beltsville, MD on Friday, June 22, 2012

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    I have two KF-26 for front speakers, RW12D, and Ref center and surrounds, previously hooked to Pioneer vsx821k, All i can say is wow. Clarity is improved dramatically, There also is much more power behind the sound with out killing your ears on the highs. I can't express enough how big of a difference this made to the movie/music experience. The net app froze the first time i used it, Upgraded the firmware and now it works flawlessly. Remote app works great and haven't had an issue with it. Setup is super simple and intuitive. OSD can be turned off so it doesn't interrupt movies when changing parameters. display shows incoming encoding and how its being decoded so there is now question if your mode is correct, no HDMI signal drop ( pioneer had an issue with this) for the price this thing can't be touched. Allows full range to your towers while still utilizing the sub, I have not found anything that is does wrong or not well, as a previous AV installer I would highly recommend this product, again for the price, even a couple hundred more this is your best bet.

    Pros: everything

    Cons: none really, Remote is kind of ugly


    Written By Mike, CT on Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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    I have only had a few weeks but so far so good. Set up in a new room that is 16x16 and it sounds awesome. I have only used it for music but looking forwrd to hooking up the home theater.

    Pros: Has quite a few features, has plenty of power and priced right.

    Cons: When used without a tv/monitor, the front panel is difficult to sort through songs

    Good choice

    Written By PeterG, Longmeadow, MA on Sunday, June 17, 2012

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    The Denon AVR 2312CI is a good choice for a home theater receiver, especially at the new lower list price. I've looked briefly at the updated model 2313CI and don't see a reason to go with that unit and pay $300 more.

    Pros: Set up is a breeze. System updates are easy to apply. The sound is quite nice.

    Cons: The Denon Ipad app is so so. The third party created app entitled DeRemote is the one to get. It costs $7.99. Denon should acquire this app and scrap their current app.

    Excellent Receiver

    Written By MikeP, Texas on Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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    After my older 3310CI got fried by lightning I started looking for a new receiver. I found the 2312Ci by the recommendation of a person on AVS forums. I delved into the specs and found it fit what I was looking for. My only concern was the lower amp rating vs the 3310 I had. The different is negligible for my setup and the 2312 may sound a little better due to the upgraded Audacity setup from the 3310. I got a great deal on an open box buy. I would by this receiver again.

    Pros: Audacity XT, Networking built in, 7.1 or 5.1 + 2nd room, supports 3D, Tons of HDMI inputs

    Cons: Doesn't have wireless networking, limited optical inputs

    Awesome Denon product

    Written By rudcatt, Edcouch, Tx on Sunday, May 20, 2012

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    After shopping around for the right receiver I finally decided on this one. Heard it side by side with an Onkyo at a local retailer but this one brought out the natural sound and harmonics in my B&W speakers with better clarity even without tuning. After connecting it at home with my speaker setup I was blown away. I have heard more expensive receivers struggle with sonic detail in speakers at lower volumes but this one is clearly audiophile quality. Don't let the price fool you. The Airplay feature is a big plus if you tap into that source either directly from your iPhone or iPad. I recommend bi-amping if you're willing to stay on 5.2 channel surround. Especially if you have high end, power hungry speakers. Crutchfield and Denon customer forever. Thanks.

    Pros: Easy to set up, easy to calibrate easy to tweak. Stereo mode for music absolutely rocks!

    Cons: None

    Very satisfied

    Written By JackL, Columbus OH on Monday, March 26, 2012

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    Excellent piece of equipment. Packaged very well for delivery. Lots of setup options and inputs. This unit can handle 9.1. Worked great with my iPod touch. Connect iPod via USB port on the front. Playlist were shown on the screen, and I was able to control playlist selection and starting song using the remote control. Sound is great. Nice speaker configuration tool. Came with a small microphone on a long wire for calibrating speaker configuration. Would recommend this unit to others.

    Pros: Extensive menus for setting up audio speakers, HTML connections. Has pass-thru for video.

    Cons: Prefer a paper manual versus an electronic one (PDF), but that's just me. Options can be a bit much, but I'd rather have more options than less.

    great AVR with some bugs

    Written By Jon K, Minneapolis MN on Monday, November 14, 2011

    AVR sound great! had in old modle number 1610 but needed more power for my B&W speakers. takes a little learning curve to get used to the GUI but works well.I had lots of issues with network connection tell I reduced cable length now works great. Denon web site says it has Phono input this model doesn't the next model 3312 has it if you want to usa a phono just connect to any rca input and buy a phono Preamp. called Denon on firmware update and said the server is in Japan and recommended only doing it at night. a very poor idea to have a server in japan if firmware update failes to many times it may crash the AVR. in my opinon don't do a update unless you have issues with the AVR

    Pros: easy to use,GUI works great, video IP scaler,ability to use local web address set to set up system ..... love Pandora,plays FLAC,AAC,WMA,airplay

    Cons: constant connection drops. (fixed by reducing ethernet cable length) very poor firmware update reliability.

    Denon AVR-2312CI

    Written By Toby, Sonora CA on Monday, October 31, 2011

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    Love this new receiver, I replaced my Denon AVR-5800 that was ten years old just so I could have the HMDI connections. I was able to sell my old unit for a fair amount and didnt have to spend much out of pocket on this one.

    Pros: HDMI Ipod interface

    love it

    Written By dan, New York on Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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    This receiver replaced my Onkyo SR605. It is a fantastic upgrade. Setup was very simple, the on-screen menu is very easy to navigate.I love the Apple air play and the internet radio. The sound I now get from my speakers is far better then I ever had with my Onkyo, each channel is distinct and clear, it fills the room with sound. If you are looking for a receiver that delivers quality sound and has a lot of bells and whistles but don't want to brake the bank this is the one for you

    Denon AVR-2312CI

    Written By EricN, Eagan, MN on Sunday, August 28, 2011

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    I bought the 2312 about one month ago. The set up was a bit challenging using the online manual, but ultimately easier than the Onkyo it replaced. The set up microphone worked flawlessly, and the system is delivering impressive sound--much better than the 6-year old Onkoy I had. I like it so much I've ordered another for our family room. The AirPlay functionality is very cool and easy to work along with being able to use Pandora on our home theater system. Highly recommend this receiver.

    Denon 2312CI

    Written By Denon 2312CI, Long Island on Tuesday, August 09, 2011

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    So far so good. I purchased this receiver about three weeks ago and so far I am very pleased with the quality. The Crutchfield support team was excellent and the the receiver was shipped on the exact date the and time they commited to. In addition I must compliment the pre-sales team and the post sales support team at Crutchfield, answers came quickly and accuratley.

    Denon Technology

    Written By JamesH, Charleston, SC on Monday, June 27, 2011

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    I've been using a Denon receiver that was over 20 years old that still works, but is out of date with the new Home Theater technology. I decided to update it with a newer Denon receiver so I could enjoy some of the newer updates. I researched different receivers and sellers on the internet and based on my experience with Denon that was the brand I wanted to go with.

    I checked features and prices and I decided to go with the Denon AVR-2312CI and I couldn't be happier with my new receiver. The sound is so much cleaner and i'm now hearing things that just weren't there before with the same speakers. This unit has an automatic system to set the levels of my speakers and that was a big plus for me since my old unit had to be set manually and I had to guess about how to set the speakers with it.

    I can't say enough good things about this receiver. My components are set up with HDMI cables and it makes it so easy and uncluttered. There were many units priced less than the unit I bought, but i'm so glad I chose this one. I had a couple of questions about my set up and the Crutchfield advisors were there to help me. I couldn't be happier with my purchase from Crutchfield and the new Denon AVR-2312CI receiver.

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    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • 7.2ch A/V Receiver
    • 6' AC power cord
    • Wireless remote control (RC-1156)
    • 2 "AA" batteries
    • Audyssey setup microphone (DM-A409)
    • AM loop antenna
    • FM wire antenna
    • Owner's Manual CD-ROM
    • Getting Started (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • Warranty information
    • Denon service network sheet

    Features and Specs

    Number Of Channels 7
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 105
    THD in Stereo 0.08 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    FM Sensitivity 12.8 dBf
    HD Radio Tuner No
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration Audyssey Mult-EQ
    HDMI Standby Pass-through Yes
    Composite Video Conversion From Composite to HDMI
    Component Video Conversion From Component Video to HDMI
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion Yes
    Internet-ready Yes
    Apple AirPlay Built in
    App Remote Control No
    Bluetooth-compatible ---
    USB port for iPod/iPhone Yes
    DLNA Certified
    MHL-compatible ---
    Multibrand Remote Control Yes
    Learning Remote No
    LCD Remote
    Width (inches) 17-1/8
    Height (inches) 6-9/16
    Depth (inches) 16-1/16
    Weight (pounds) 24.2
    Parts Warranty 3 Years
    Labor Warranty 3 Years
    Multi-room Audio