High-Quality Construction: The Denon AVR-1712 offers a
minimum signal path design and direct mechanical ground construction, with
independent power supplies for high-quality, audiophile-type sound.
- Minimum Signal Path Design: The simple &
straight design concept has been thoroughly implemented in the signal
paths to contribute to clean audio and video playback. Signal paths
are as short as possible to keep signal degradation in the audio and
video circuitry to a minimum.
- Direct Mechanical Ground Construction: Vibration-resistant
construction has been used to suppress the adverse influences of vibration on
sound quality. The power transformers, a source of vibration, have been securely
mounted on the high rigid bottom chassis. Direct mounting of cast-iron feet to
the radiator in near proximity to each other serves to suppress mutual vibration
with the power transformers and other sources of vibration.
- Independent Power Supplies: The Denon AVR-1712 employs
independent stable power supplies for high-quality sound and picture playback.
Equal Power Amp Design: The Denon AVR-1712 is equipped with a
power amplifier (90W x 7Ch )that reproduces high-fidelity sound in surround mode
with equal quality and power for all channels, true to the original sound. The
power amplifier circuit adopts a discrete-circuit configuration that achieves
high-quality surround sound reproduction. To faithfully reproduce the
original surround sound, each of the Denon AVR-1712's seven channels are equipped
with its own high-current power amp of equal power (90-watts). Since these power
amps also use discrete circuits configured with parts strictly selected for
their contribution to high sound quality, rather than with low-cost integrated
circuits (ICs), the surround sound playback is of impeccably high quality.
Amplifier Assignment: The AVR-1712 supports up to 7.1
channels (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, and SW) for
surround playback defined by the Blu-ray disc format. The seven amplifier
channels built into the receiver are typically used for 7.1 channel surround in
the main room, but there are various amplifier configurations to accommodate
your home theater setup:
- Normal: The AVR-1712 is designed to be
used as a 7.1ch surround sound receiver with front left/right,
center-channel, surround left/right, and surround back
left/right channels along with a preamp subwoofer output.
- Bi-Amp: You can configure the amplifier for front
bi-amp operation to achieve a higher-quality 2-channel sound by connecting
the receiver's front and surround back channels to your main front speakers
(if compatible). Receiver will be limited to 5.1ch surround.
- Front B: A second set of front speakers can be
powered by the surround back amplifier. Receiver will be limited to 5.1ch
- Front Height: To enjoy Dolby Pro Logic IIz you can
reassign the power amp from the two surround back channels to the two
front height channels for better front effects.
- Zone2: The surround back channel amplifier can also be
assigned to power stereo speakers in Zone2. Receiver will be limited to
24-bit/192-kHz DACs: This receiver is equipped with
AKM Semiconductor 24-bit/192-kHz (AK5358B) DACs to decode and playback
high-resolution recordings with less jitter and clearer sound.
32-Bit Processing DSP: The Denon AVR1712 is equipped with a
HammerHead SHARC 32-bit DSP (ADSP21487) for powerful and highly accurate
surround sound reproduction.
High-Definition Audio Support: Fully compatible with current HD audio
formats, the Denon AVR-1712 A/V Receiver provides powerful, theater-quality
surround sound. The Denon AVR-1712 features support for Blu-ray high-resolution
audio formats, including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio for a dynamic
surround-sound listening experience. These formats play back sound with
exceptional fidelity, providing a more realistic listening experience.
Surround Formats: This receiver incorporates a wide variety of
surround modes to bring you maximum enjoyment from your audio and video software.
The unit can be set to store the most recently selected surround mode for each
input, so it is automatically activated each time the particular input is chosen.
The surround modes include:
is the mode for playing in 2-channel stereo; bass and treble can be
adjusted and sound is output from the front left and right speakers,
along with a connected subwoofer.
this mode the audio signal is played in its original form, without
any surround or tone processing.
Like in Direct Mode, the audio signal is played in
its original form, without any surround or tone processing. The
display and analog video circuitry are also turned off to minimize
the possibility of any noise being added to the signal.
Dolby Pro Logic Modes
Dolby Pro Logic
is a matrix
decoding technology developed by Dolby Laboratories. Dolby
Pro Logic processes any high-quality stereo (two-channel) movie and
music audio into four playback channels of surround sound - Front
Left, Front Right, Center, Mono-Surrounds.
Pro Logic II
Dolby Pro Logic
is a matrix
decoding technology developed by Dolby Laboratories. Regular music
such as that on CDs is encoded into 5 channels to achieve an
excellent surround effect. The surround channel signals are
converted into stereo and full band signals (with a frequency
response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz or greater) to create a
"three-dimensional" sound image offering a rich sense of presence
for all stereo. sources
Pro Logic IIx
Dolby Pro Logic
is a further improved version of the Dolby Pro Logic II
technology. Audio signals recorded in 2 channels are decoded to
achieve a natural sound with up to 7.1 channels. There are three
modes: "Music" suited for playing music, "Cinema" suited for playing
movies, and "Game" which is optimized for playing games.
Pro Logic IIz
Dolby Pro Logic IIz introduces a new
dimension to Home Entertainment through the addition of a pair of
front height channels. Compatible with stereo, 5.1-channel and
7.1-channel content, Dolby Pro Logic IIz provides enhanced
spaciousness, depth and dimension to movies, concert video and video
game playback while maintaining the full integrity of the source
Dolby Digital Modes
Digital is the multi-channel digital signal format developed by
Dolby Laboratories. Dolby Digital consists of up to 5.1 channels -
front left, front right, center, surround left, surround right, and
an additional channel exclusively reserved for additional deep bass
sound effects. Dolby Digitals main channels can all contain full
range sound information, from the lowest bass, up to the highest
frequencies - 22 kHz. The signals within each channel are distinct
from the others, allowing pinpoint sound imaging and tremendous
dynamic range from the most powerful sound effects to the quietest,
softest sounds, free from noise and distortion.
Dolby Digital EX
Dolby Digital EX is a 6.1-channel
surround format proposed by Dolby Laboratories that allows users to
enjoy in their homes the "DOLBY DIGITAL SURROUND EX" audio format
jointly developed by Dolby Laboratories and Lucas Films. The 6.1
channels of sound, including surround back channels, provide
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus is an improved
Dolby Digital signal format that is compatible with up to 7.1
channels of discrete digital sound and also improves sound quality
thanks to extra data bit rate performance. It is upwardly compatible
with conventional Dolby Digital, so it offers greater flexibility in
response to the source signal and the conditions of the playback
Dolby TrueHD is a high definition audio technology
developed by Dolby Laboratories, using lossless coding technology to
faithfully reproduce the sound of the studio master. This format
provides the facility to support up to 8 audio channels with a
sampling frequency of 96kHz/24bit resolution and up to 6 audio
channels with a sampling frequency of 192kHz/24bit resolution. Dolby
TrueHD is adopted for applications that put very high importance on
DTS Digital Surround is the standard
digital surround format of DTS, Inc., compatible with a sampling
frequency of 44.1 or 48 kHz and up to 5.1 channels of digital
discrete surround sound.
6.1 is a 6.1-channel discrete digital audio format adding a surround
back (SB) channel to the DTS digital surround sound. Decoding of
conventional 5.1-channel audio signals is also possible according to
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 is a 6.1-channel
discrete digital audio format inserting a surround back (SB) channel
to the DTS digital surround sound through matrix encoding. Decoding
of conventional 5.1-channel audio signals is also possible according
to the decoder.
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio is an
improved version of the
conventional DTS, DTS-ES and
DTS 96/24 signals formats,
compatible with sampling frequencies of 96 or 48 kHz and up
to 7.1 channels of
discrete digital sound. High data
bit rate performance
provides high quality sound.
This format is fully
compatible with conventional
conventional DTS digital surround 5.1-channel data.
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio is a lossless
audio format created by Digital Theater System (DTS). This format
provides the facility to support up to 8 audio channels with a
sampling frequency of 96kHz/24bit resolution and up to 6 audio
channels with a sampling frequency of 192kHz/24bit resolution. It is
fully compatible with conventional products, including conventional
DTS digital surround 5.1-channel data.
DTS Express is an audio format
supporting low bit rates (max. 5.1 channels, 24 to 256 kbps).
DTS 96/24 is a digital audio format
enabling high sound quality playback in 5.1 channels with a sampling
frequency of 96 kHz and 24 bit quantization on DVD-Video.
DTS NEO:6 is a matrix decoding
technology for achieving 6.1-channel surround playback with
2-channel sources. It includes "DTS NEO:6 Cinema" suited for playing
movies and "DTS NEO:6 Music" suited for playing music.
Denon Original Listening Modes
This mode is for enjoying stereo
sound from all speakers. The same sound as that from the front
speakers (L/R) is played back at the same level from the surround
speakers (L/R) and surround back speakers (L/R).
This mode is for
enjoying the atmosphere of a live concert in an arena.
This mode is for
enjoying the atmosphere of a live concert in a jazz club.
This mode is for playing monaural
movie sources with surround sound. When playing sources recorded in
monaural in the "MONO MOVIE" mode, the sound will be off balance
with a single channel (left or right), so input to both channels.
This mode is
suited for achieving surround sound with video games.
This mode lets
you add a spacious feel to stereo music sources.
This mode is for enjoying surround
effects using only the front speakers or headphones.
Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be
selected if your audio source is connected to the AV receiver via a digital
audio connection (HDMI, optical or coaxial).
Surround Parameters: You can adjust the following surround
- Dolby Pro Logic II Music Settings: While listening in the
Dolby Pro Logic II Music format, there are three further enhancements you can
- Panorama: Broadens the front stereo image to the
surround speakers to provide a wraparound effect, especially effective when
there is limited output from the surround channels, panorama can be turned
on/off in the menu.
- Dimension: Allows you to move the sound field forward
- Center Width: Allows you to adjust the width of the
- Center Image: In the Neo:6 Music mode, the Center Image
feature adjusts the output of the left and right channels relative to the center
channel, allowing you to make the center channel more or less dominant as
needed. This improves the image of the center channel, especially when the
listener is off-center. Adjustment varies from 5 (nothing subtracted from the
L/R channels) to 0 (L/R channel output is cut in half).
- Denon Original Surround Mode Settings: While listening in one of
the Denon Original Surround Modes, there are three further enhancements you can
- Room Size: This feature allows you to set the size
of your desired acoustic environment when using specific Denon Original
Surround Modes; select Small, Medium small, Medium, Medium large, or
- Effect Level: This function adjusts the effect
signal level from 1 to 15 when using specific Denon Original Surround
- Delay Time: This feature adjusts the delay time
(0-300ms) to control the sound stage size
- Height Gain: Adjust the volume (Low/Mid/High) of the
Front Height channels in Dolby Pro Logic IIz
Audyssey MultEQ XT: Audyssey MultEQ XT technology helps create an
optimal acoustic profile for your home theater. Using the included setup microphone,
Audyssey MultEQ XT measures sound levels and adjusts speaker configuration accordingly,
making setup fast and easy. This room acoustic measuring and correction system analyzes
(via the included microphone) the audio characteristics of your speaker system and your
listening environment at up to 8 measurement points and automatically tailors the sound
for top audio fidelity. You can set the Audyssey MultEQ XT to one of the following
- Audyssey: Optimizes the crossover point, output level,
delay time, and equalization of all speakers based on speaker frequency
response, speaker location, and room acoustics.
- Audyssey Bypass L/R: Optimizes all speakers except
front left and right.
- Audyssey Flat: Optimizes frequency response of all
speakers to flat.
- Manual: Adjusts the tonal quality for each speaker individually using the manual
equalizer settings; adjust from -20 to +6 dB at 63 Hz, 125 Hz, 250 Hz, 500
Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz, 4 kHz, 8 kHz, and 16 kHz.
- Off: Turns equalizer off.
Note: You can also setup your speaker system manually
using the receiver. You can select speaker configuration and size
(large/small/none), as well as subwoofer (yes/no). Set subwoofer and LFE
signal range playback (LFE/LFE+Main), as well as low-pass crossover
frequency (80/90/100/110/120/150/200/250Hz). Set distance (0-60') from
listening position to speakers. Set the volume (+/-12dB) of the test tone to
be the same when it is output from each speaker. And set the high-pass
crossover frequency (40/60/80/90/100/110/120/150/200/250Hz) for each
Dynamic EQ: Audio engineers mix music and movie soundtracks
at reference levels much louder than typical home listening levels. At lower
volumes the human ear perceives sound differently; voices change, bass
dissipates, and the surround effect becomes less enveloping. Dynamic EQ adjusts
the frequency response curve based on volume to maintain consistent bass output,
octave-to-octave balance, and surround impact, resulting in rich sound at any
volume. You can set the Dynamic EQ to 0, 5, 10, or 15 dB.
Audyssey Dynamic Volume: Audyssey Dynamic Volume solves the
problem of large variations in volume level between television programs,
commercials, and between the soft and loud passages of movies. Dynamic Volume
addresses the issue of commercials that are too loud and movie soundtracks with
vast differences between soft and loud passages; the results are more
intelligible dialogue, loud passages maintain impact, and soft whispers are
heard clearly. When the volume level changes, Dynamic EQ also adjusts the
frequency response to maintain sound quality. You can set the Dynamic Volume to
Day (low), Evening (middle), Midnight (high), or off.
CINEMA EQ (Cinema Equalizer): The Cinema EQ function gently
decreases the level of the extreme high frequencies, compensating for
overly-bright sounding motion picture soundtracks. Select this function if the
sound from the front speakers is too bright. This function only works in the
Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic (including PL II, PL IIx, PL IIz), and DTS
Restorer: Compressed audio formats such as MP3, WMA (Windows
Media Audio), and MPEG-4 AAC reduce the amount of data by eliminating signal
components that are hard for the human ear to hear. The Restorer function generates
the signals eliminated upon compression, restoring the sound to conditions near
those of the original sound before compression. It also corrects the sense of volume
of the bass to obtain richer sound with compressed audio signals. You can choose
from 4 settings:
- Mode 1 (Restorer 64): Optimized mode for compressed sources with
very weak highs.
- Mode 2 (Restorer 96): Apply suitable bass & treble boost for all
- Mode 3 (Restored HQ): Optimized mode for compressed sources with
- Off: Does not use Restored function.
Dynamic Range Compression (DRC): Motion picture soundtracks
have tremendous dynamic range (the contrast between very soft and very loud
sounds). For listening late at night, or whenever the maximum sound level is
lower than usual, Compressing the dynamic range allows you to hear all of the
sounds in the soundtrack with reduced dynamic range. DRC works when playing
program sources recorded in Dolby Digital or DTS.
Night Mode: The Night Mode optimizes sound for late night listening.
This function can be set to Low, Mid, High, or Off.
Source Level: This function adjusts the playback level of
the currently selected input source's audio input. Use this feature if there are
differences in the input volume levels between different sources. You can correct
the playback level of the audio input from -12 to +12dB.
Tone Settings: You can independently adjust the system's
overall Bass and Treble settings from -6 to +6 dB. You can also fade the sound
from front to rear or vice-versa.
Volume Setting: You can set a
maximum volume level of 0, -10, or -20 dB to limit the receiver's total volume
output. You can also specify a turn-on volume, from -80 to +18dB or Last
(whatever the volume setting when the receiver was turned off).
Adjustment: You can set the amount of attenuation for the audio muting circuit; -40dB
or -20dB below current volume, or full mute (sound turned off entirely).
Assignable Digital Inputs: The AVR-1712 features an
optical digital (Toslink) input and a coaxial digital input. Each input
can be assigned to any of the different input sources except
Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding post terminals
for all speaker outputs (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, & Surround Back
L/R). The binding posts can accept bare wire, pin connectors, and single banana
plugs. The terminals are spaced too far apart for dual banana plugs. The collar
surrounding the binding post terminals prevent the use of spade connectors.
Note: The receiver will accept speaker impedances of 6 to 16-ohm.
Headphones: When headphones are plugged into the full-size
1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically muted.
AM/FM Tuner: The Denon AV receiver features a built-in AM/FM
tuner with 56 station auto-preset memory tuning. You can also set your presets
manually. You can even label these presets. In addition, you can even directly
tune in a frequency using the receiver's remote control.
HDMI (v1.4): With six HDMI (v1.4) inputs, the AVR-1712 allows you
to route multiple high-definition devices, like game consoles and Blu-ray players, to
your TV. It also allows you to connect all of your devices to your TV with a single
HDMI cable (via its HDMI monitor output), reducing cable clutter. The HDMI inputs are
assignable to different input sources. They support HDCP copyright protection and are
compatible with 3D signals, ARC, Deep Color, xvYCC technology, Auto LipSync, and HDMI
3D Pass-Through: With the advent of 3D media, it is important
to own a receiver that recognizes 3D video signals. The AVR-1712 is able to pass
through 3D signals from your Blu-ray player, ensuring that the 3D effect doesn't
get lost in translation. It also recognizes signals from 3D television broadcasts.
By connecting a 3D-compliant Blu-ray disc player and 3D-compliant TV to the AVR-1712,
you will have a 3D home theater where you can enjoy high-definition sound and video
on a level you've never experienced before.
HDMI Standby-Through: When enabling the HDMI Standby-Through
function, regardless of whether the AV receiver is on or in standby, both audio
and video streams from an HDMI input will be output to your television, via the
receiver HDMI monitor output. You can select between 2 HDMI Through functions
- HDMI Input: Selects the HDMI Input (1-6) for
which the HDMI Standby-Through function is enabled.
- Last: The HDMI Standby-Through function is activated on
the input source selected at the time of setting the AV receiver to the
ARC (Audio Return Channel): HDMI (1.4a) also features an Audio Return
Channel, which allows both audio and video content to be sent through a single
HDMI cable. This eliminates the need for separate audio and video cables running
from your TV to the receiver.
Deep Color & x.v.Color Support: The AVR-1712 also supports
Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than
standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture.
Auto LipSync: This feature automatically compensates for the
timing shift between the audio and video of the receiver. If needed, the audio
signal can be manually delayed to match the video signal; adjust from 0-200ms.
Analog Video Inputs/Output: The receiver features 3 composite
video inputs (2 rear/1 front) and one composite video monitor output. There are also
two component video inputs (60MHz) and a single component video output. In addition,
there is one S-video input (dock-connector). The composite video and S-video inputs
must be out via the composite monitor output. Component video inputs must be output
via the component monitor output.
Video Select Function: You can switch the video input source
on the receiver while listening to a different audio signal.
Front Panel AV Input: The front panel's Video Aux input
features analog stereo RCA and composite video input.
Zone 2: Denon's Zone 2 function lets you select a different
audio source for listening in a second location of your home (powered output
only, there is no line-level Zone2 output). The AVR-1912 features a Main Zone
(audio/video) and Zone2 (audio only). The Main Zone offers 7.1-channel playback
of your audio/video gear in your main entertainment room. Zone 2 allows stereo
audio playback of another source connected to the receiver in another room of
your home via speaker level outputs. When using the AVR-1912 to power speakers
in a second room of your home, the main zone is restricted to 5.1-channels.
Compatible Zone Sources: Only tuner and analog sources can
be played in Zone 2 You cannot select different AM/FM radio stations for
Incompatible Zone Sources: It is not possible to play the
digital audio signals from the HDMI, Coaxial, or Optical terminals in Zone 2.
Video cannot be sent to Zone 2.
Simple Controls: With its intuitive button layout, the AVR-1712
is designed for ease of use. The front panel is smartly organized, featuring clearly
labeled buttons and onboard controls for volume and source. The AVR-1712 includes
one-touch Quick Selection buttons that let you instantly select frequently-used
video/music sources and surround modes. Icon displays on the buttons make it easy
to recognize the buttons' functions.
On-Screen GUI (Graphic User Interface): The AV receiver's on-screen
display (GUI) provides quick information about your system's settings (with video
overlay). You can easily make settings for your home theater system while viewing
menus on the TV screen. Simple settings are enabled with the setting menus displayed
on the TV screen. When you control the sound volume, the volume level is displayed
on the screen, and when you switch the input source, the name of the input source is
displayed These menu displays can be output to your TV via HDMI.
Note: The on-screen display's text can
be set to English or Spanish.
iPod/iPhone Connectivity (optional): Using an optional iPod
you can integrate your iPod/iPhone with the AVR-1312. Song titles and elapsed
time appear on the receiver's display panel, song titles, artist name, album
title, and elapsed time appear on the connected TV monitor. The iPod/iPhone is
controlled using the receiver's remote control or buttons on the main unit.
Video and still photos can also be displayed on the TV monitor.
Setup Wizard: The receiver's on-screen Setup Wizards provides
easy-to-follow setup instructions.
Rename: You can change the display name (up to 8 characters)
of a selected input source.
Source Delete: If an input isn't being used, you can delete
it from the display so you don't have to scroll past it when you change sources.
Screen Saver: The Screen Saver function is activated during menu
display, USB, iPod, or Tuner screen display - if no operation is performed for
an approximately 5-minute continuous period.
Dimmer: The receiver features 4 display settings; Bright, Dim,
Dark and Off.
Sleep Timer: This function allows you to automatically set the
power to standby after a predetermined amount of time has passed; set the sleep
timer up to 120 minutes in 10 minute increments.
Personal Memory Plus: For each input, the receiver automatically
memorizes the settings for input mode, surround mode, HDMI output mode, MultEQ,
Dynamic EQ, Dynamic Volume, audio delay, etc. When the input source is switched,
the settings last used for that source are automatically recalled. The surround
parameters, tone control settings, and playback levels for the different output
channels are memorized for each surround mode.
Protection Circuit: This is a function to prevent damage to
components within the power supply when an abnormality such as an overload, excess
voltage, or over-heating occurs. In this unit, the power indicator blinks and the
unit enters standby mode when an abnormality occurs.
Wireless Remote Control: The AVR-1712 comes with an IR wireless
remote control that can operate the receiver as well as other remote control capable
components. It is pre-programmed with control signals for other brand products;
including DVD players, Blu-ray Disc players, VCRs, TVs, cable boxes, satellite
receivers, and CD players. The remote control features Glow keys so it can easily
be used in the dark.
Quick Select: The front panel and main remote both have four
Quick Select buttons. Each button can be programmed with a specific input source,
surround mode, and volume setting for easy recall.
HDMI Control: The Denon AVR-1712 can control select external
audio/video components connected via HDMI which support HDMI control. When you
make an HDMI connection with a TV or player compatible with the AVR-1712's HDMI
control function, you can perform the operations from the AVR-1712's remote
control - Power off, Switching of audio output devices, Switching of audio input
devices, Volume adjustment, and Playback functions.