Equal Power Amp Design: The Denon AVR-1312 is equipped with a
5 channel power amplifier rated at 75-watts (into 8-ohms, at 20-20kHz, with
0.08% THD, driving 2 channels) 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-1312's five channels are equipped
with its own high-current power amp of equal power. 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.
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-1312 employs
independent stable power supplies
for high-quality sound and picture playback.
24-bit/192-kHz DACs: This receiver is equipped with
AKM Semiconductor 24-bit/192-kHz (AK4358VQ) DACs to decode and playback
high-resolution recordings with less jitter and clearer sound.
High-Definition Audio Support: Fully compatible with current HD audio
formats, the Denon AVR-1312 A/V Receiver provides powerful, theater-quality
surround sound. The Denon AVR-1312 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:
| Listening Mode || Description |
| Direct ||In
this mode the audio signal is played in its original form, without
any surround or tone processing. |
| Stereo ||This
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. |
| Multichannel Stereo ||This
mode lets you enjoy stereo sound from all speakers. |
| Virtual Surround ||Enjoy
surround effects using only the front speakers or headphones. |
| Dolby Pro Logic || 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. |
| Dolby Pro Logic II || |
Dolby Pro Logic
II 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
| Dolby Pro Logic IIx || |
Dolby Pro Logic
is a further improved version of the Dolby Pro Logic II matrix decoding
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.
| Dolby Digital ||Dolby
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 improved.
| 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 equipment.
| Dolby TrueHD || |
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 || |
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
| DTS-ES ||Discrete 6.1 || DTS-ES Discrete
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
the decoder. |
|Matrix 6.1 || |
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
| 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,
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 products, including
conventional DTS digital surround 5.1-channel data.
| 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
| DTS Express || |
DTS Express is an audio format supporting low bit
rates (max. 5.1 channels, 24 to 256 kbps).
| DTS 96/24 || |
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 || |
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.
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). Even though the AV receiver
will decode 7.1channel surround sound (via HDMI), it will only output 5.1ch
surround, because it lacks Surround Back channel speaker outputs (unless you
connect an addition Surround Back amplifier to the receiver's SB Pre-Outs).
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).
Speaker Setup: You can setup your speaker system manually using
the receiver's on-screen menu.
- Speaker Configuration:
Select speaker configuration and size (large/small/none), as well as
- Bass Setting: Set
subwoofer and LFE signal range playback (LFE/LFE+Main).
- Distance: Set distance (0-60') from
listening position to speakers.
- Channel Level: Set the volume (+/-12dB) of the
test tone to be the same when it is output from each speaker.
- Crossover Frequency: Set the maximum frequency
(40/60/80/90/100/110/120/150/200/250Hz) of the bass signal output from each
channel to the subwoofer.
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.
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.
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.
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-1312 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 the front speaker outputs and spring terminals for the center and surround
outputs. 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
Note: The receiver will accept speaker impedances of 6 to 16-ohm.
Surround Back Pre-Out: The AV receiver is equipped with a
pair of Surround Back Pre-Outs, so you can connect a secondary amplifier to
power a pair Surround Back speakers for 7.1ch surround.
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
HDMI (v1.4): With four HDMI (v1.4) inputs, the
AVR-1312 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, Deep Color, xvYCC technology, 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-1312 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-1312, you will
have a 3D home theater where you can enjoy high-definition sound and video on a
level you've never experienced before.
Deep Color & x.v.Color Support: The AVR-1312 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
LipSync: If needed, the audio signal can be manually delayed
to match the video signal; adjust from 0-200ms.
Analog Video Inputs: The receiver features 3 composite video
inputs (2 rear/1 front) and one composite video monitor output. There is also a single S-video input. You must connect the
receiver to your TV via composite video to view incoming video from the
receiver's composite or S-video inputs.
Note: There are no component video inputs or outputs.
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, composite video, and a 3.5mm stereo mini-plug.
Simple Controls: With its intuitive button layout, the AVR-1312 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-1312 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.
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.
iPod/iPhone Connectivity (optional): Using an optional iPod dock
sold separately) 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.
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
Wireless Remote Control: The AVR-1312 comes with an IR
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-1312 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-1312's HDMI
control function, you can perform the operations from the AVR-1312's remote
control - Power off, Switching of audio output devices, Switching of audio input
devices, Volume adjustment, and Playback functions.