High-Quality Construction: The Denon AVR-3312CI 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-3312CI employs
independent stable power supplies
for high-quality sound and picture playback.
- Vibration-Resistant Construction: The vibration-resistant
construction thoroughly suppresses the adverse influences of vibration on
sound quality, ensuring maximum audio performance.
Equal Power Amp Design: The Denon AVR-3312CI is equipped
with a 7 channel power amplifier rated at 125-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-3312CI's
seven 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
Amplifier Assignment: The AVR-3312CI supports up to 7.2 channels (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround
Back L/R, and Dual 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-3312CI is designed to be used as a 7.2ch
surround sound receiver with front left/right, center-channel, surround
left/right, and surround back left/right channels along with dual preamp
- 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
Receiver will be limited to 5.2ch surround.
- Front B: A second set of front speakers can be powered
by the surround back amplifier. Receiver will be limited to 5.2ch surround.
- 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.
- Front Wide: To enjoy Audyssey DSX you can reassign the
power amp from the two surround back channels to the two front wide channels
for better front effects.
- Multi-Zone: The surround back channel amplifier can be
assigned to power stereo speakers in Zone2 or Zone3; or the left channel can
power a mono speaker in Zone2 and the right channel can power a mono speaker
in Zone 3.
Note: If you hookup Surround Back, Front Height, and Front Wide
speakers, the receiver will automatically switch between the speakers in
accordance with the surround mode. These speakers will not all play
at the same time.
Dual Subwoofer Outputs: An additional subwoofer output proves
especially useful in large room settings where one subwoofer may not provide
adequate low-frequency output.
Dual 24-bit/192-kHz DACs: This receiver is equipped with
dual-differential AKM Semiconductor 24-bit/192-kHz (AK5358B) DACs per channel to decode and playback
high-resolution recordings with less jitter and clearer sound.
Clock Jitter Reducer: The Denon AVR-3312CI employs a Clock Jitter
Reducer to virtually eliminate jitter and produce a sound that is closer to the
AL24 Plus Processing Technology: Denon's AL24 Processing Plus technology
improves information volume in the time axis region using high-speed signal
detection and processing technology. In addition to expanding original 16-bit
data to 24 bits, AL24 Processing Plus uses data interpolation along the time
axis (or up-converted sampling) to achieve natural interpolation without losing
the original data. A digital filter is used to further expand adaptability and
perform optimum filtering calculations for ringing-free pulse response, pulsive
music data and attack sounds. The result is reproduction of such spatial
information as the delicate nuances in your music, the positions of the
performers, and the breadth, height, and depth of the concert hall.
Denon's proprietary Dynamic Discrete Surround Circuit-HD: The Denon
AVR-3312CI is equipped with the latest technology in surround audio performance,
DDSC HD, featuring a high-speed 32-bit floating point DSP processor. All
elements of the Surround Processor are optimized to the highest standards by the
use of selected high performance and discrete components, particularly the A/D
and D/A converters and the sophisticated DSP surround decoder.
High-Definition Audio Support: Fully compatible with current HD audio
formats, the Denon AVR-3312CI A/V Receiver provides powerful, theater-quality
surround sound. The Denon AVR-3312CI 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 Modes || Description |
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. |
| Direct ||In
this mode the audio signal is played in its original form, without
any surround or tone processing. |
| Pure Direct ||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. |
| Audyssey Dynamic Surround Expansion (DSX) || Audyssey DSX adds front effect speakers to improve
spatial sound reproduction. Starting with a 5.1 channel system, DSX
adds front Wide and/or front Height channels for better sound
staging (although both wide and height speakers can be added, only
one pair is used at a time). DSX also applies Surround Envelopment
Processing to enhance the blend between the front and surround
| Dolby Pro Logic Modes || 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.
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 mix.
| Dolby Digital Modes || 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 Modes || 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. |
|DTS-ES 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.
| 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
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.
| Denon Original Listening Modes ||Multichannel
Stereo || |
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).
|Rock Arena || This mode is for
enjoying the atmosphere of a live concert in an arena. |
|Jazz Club || This mode is for
enjoying the atmosphere of a live concert in a jazz club. |
|Mono Movie || |
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.
|Video Game || This mode is
suited for achieving surround sound with video games. |
|Matrix || This mode lets
you add a spacious feel to stereo music sources. |
|Virtual || |
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 DSX Settings: While listening in the Audyssey DSX audio
format, there are two further enhancements you can
- Stage Height: adjust sound stage height (+/-10) when using front height
- Stage Width: adjust sound stage width (+/-10) when using front
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 modes.
- 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 speaker.
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.
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.
Bi-Amping Front Speakers: The Surround-Back speaker
terminals can be reassigned and used along with the Front terminals to bi-amp
the front speakers, providing improved bass and treble performance. When bi-amping
the front speakers the receiver is limited to a 5.2ch speaker system in the main
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-3312CI features two
optical digital (Toslink) inputs and two coaxial digital inputs. Each input
can be assigned to any of the different input sources except
Phono Input: The Denon AVR-3312CI is fitted with a Phono input
(MM), so you
can connect your turntable and listen to your vinyl records with high-quality
Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding post terminals
for all speaker outputs (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R,
Front Wide L/R, and Front Height 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
Note: The receiver will accept speaker impedances of 6 to 16-ohm.
Multi-Channel Pre-Out: The A/V receiver features 7.2-channel
pre-amp outputs (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, and Dual
Subs). for connection to external power amplifiers.
Headphones: When headphones are plugged into the full-size
1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically muted.
HDMI (v1.4) with Dual Outputs: With seven HDMI ver.1.4 inputs
(6 rear/1 front), the
AVR-3312CI 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 x
2), reducing cable clutter. The two HDMI outputs are parallel so the same video
signal is output through both and can be used simultaneously. 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
Analog Video Inputs: The receiver features
5 composite video
inputs (4 rear/1 front) and one composite video monitor output. There is also
two component video inputs and one component video output (60MHz). In addition, there
are two S-video inputs
(DVR/Dock-Connector). The composite and S-video inputs can be output via composite,
or HDMI. The component video input can be output via composite, component, or HDMI.
12-Bit i/P Converter and Scaler: The AVR-3312CI is equipped
with a flexible video switching system that converts incoming video signals so
only one video connection is required from the receiver to the TV. The 12-bit i/p
converter and scaler (up to 1080p) provides multi-cadence detection for SD and
HD video signals. This means 480i/480p (SD-quality) video signals of DVD
programs and other materials input through receiver are scaled to 1080p signals,
and output through the unit's HDMI monitor port to your HDTV. The converter and
scaler can be turned off independently if you prefer.
- Composite Video: In addition to being output via the
composite video monitor output, composite video signals can be converted to
component video (480i only) or HDMI (up to 1080p).
- S-Video: S-Video signals can be converted to composite
video (480i), component video (480i), or HDMI (up to 1080p). There is no S-Video monitor output.
- Component Video: In addition to being output via the
component video monitor output, component video signals can be converted to
composite video (480i only) or HDMI (up to 1080p). Only 480i component video
signal can be converted to composite video.
- HDMI: Video signals input as HDMI must be output via HDMI
(up to 1080p).
NSV (Noise Shaped Video): The NSV precision video feature
works in the digital domain to reduce noise in the video signal frequency band
in order to enhance video signal linearity, provide the most accurate signal
representation, and enhance the picture quality. Noise shaping techniques can be
combined with dynamic element matching techniques in order to reduce the
matching requirements of DAC elements by converting the analog mismatch into out
of band noise. This approach of dynamic element matching and noise shaping has
been shown to allow the use of sigma delta modulation at video data rates. NSV
is the only product on the market that can achieve ultimate precision with
12-bit fidelity in both digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital domains.
3D Pass-Through: With the advent of 3D media, it is
important to own a receiver that recognizes 3D video signals. The AVR-3312CI 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-3312CI, 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
- HDMI Input: Selects the HDMI Input (1-7) 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): This feature allows audio to be
sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable
already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the
need for extra cables connected to your television.
Deep Color & x.v.Color Support: The AVR-3312CI 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.
Video Select Function: You can switch the video input source
on the receiver while listening to a different audio signal.
Video Mode: You can select between 3 video processing settings.
- Auto: Processes video automatically based on the HDMI content
- Game: Always processes video appropriate for gaming content.
- Movie: Processes video normally.
Picture Adjust: You can adjust the picture quality for each
video source; Contrast (+/-6), Brightness (0-12), Chroma Level (+/-6), Hue
(+/-6), DNR (Low/Middle/High/Off), Enhancer (0-12).
Front Panel AV Input: The front panel's Video Aux input
features analog stereo RCA and composite video input, as well as an HDMI input.
Built-in HD Radio Tuner: In addition to receiving standard
analog AM and FM broadcasts, the AVR-3312CI features a built-in HD Radio tuner.
HD Radio stations offer higher sound quality than conventional FM/AM broadcasts;
typically FM HD Radio stations are CD quality while AM HD Radio sound similar to
analog FM stereo. It is also possible to receive data services and select
broadcasts from among up to eight multicast programs.
HD Radio Technology: HD Radio technology brings digital
radio to conventional analog AM and FM radio stations, with improved sound
quality, better reception, and new data services. HD Radio technology provides
CD-quality sound for FM stations, and FM-quality sound for AM stations. In
addition, FM HD Radio station can transmit multiple programs on the same
frequency by using multicast channels. Text data display includes station name,
song title, artist name, etc.
Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM
broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting
their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go
to HDRadio.com to check for HD Radio stations in your area.
Station Text: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data
such as artist names and song titles.
Multicasting: Many HD Radio stations also offer more than
one channel of programming. This service is called multicasting.
Station Presets: You can store up to 56 radio stations presets (8
stations each in 7 separate banks) and name each preset with an 8 character ID.
Direct Frequency Tuning: You can enter the receiving frequency
directly to tune in a station, using the supplied IR remote control.
Network Connection: The Denon AVR-3312CI is equipped with an Ethernet
(RJ-45) port that lets you connect the receiver to your home network (LAN) and
your broadband internet provider. When connected to your home network, the AVR-3312CI lets you listen
to Internet radio and a host of other online music sources from your broadband
internet provider, as well as play audio files & display still images from your
computer via its Ethernet (RJ-45)
port. The AVR-3312CI also supports AirPlay that lets you stream your
music library from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or iTunes. In addition, the
Denon A/V receiver is DLNA 1.5 certified for Windows 7 audio & photo streaming.
Note: This unit's RJ-45 Ethernet port supports
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX and requires an Ethernet (LAN) category 5 or higher
cable, Router, Modem, and Internet connection.
Internet Radio: The Denon AVR-3312CI lets you access Internet
Radio stations from around the world. Internet Radio stations in MP3 and WMA
format are supported. You can choose from thousands of Internet Radio stations
and sort them by genre and region. You can store up to 56 Internet Radio
stations as presets. The unit will automatically save up to 20 of the most
recently played stations. The unit will also display Album Art. You can listen
to your favorite music through the following Internet Radio services - Napster,
Pandora, Rhapsody, and vTuner.
- Napster: The monthly music subscription service Napster
is accessible. You can search for particular tracks (by artist, album, or
song) on Napster and register your favorite tracks to the "My Napster
- Pandora: Once the network audio player is registered
with your Pandora account, you can listen to the automated music
recommendation and Internet Radio service. You can create up to 100
personalized radio stations. You can sort tracks within these radio
stations. You can skip up to 6 tracks that are being played back within 1
- Rhapsody: A subscription-based online music service from Real
Networks that gives users unlimited access to a vast library of major and
independent label music. Within a single interface, Rhapsody provides access
to streaming music, Internet radio and extensive music information and
recommendations. A subscription is required.
- vTuner: The AVR-3312CI supports the online vTuner
service which offers easy browsing of internet radio stations and podcasts.
vTuner enables access to web-based radio stations and podcasts via an
extremely reliable online database with a wide variety of content. You can
browse content by Genre, Location, Language, and Favorites.
Flicker: The AVR-3312CI's network connection supports
Flickr. Flickr is an online photograph sharing service that started in 2004. You
can use this unit to view photographs on a connected TV that have been made
public by Flickr users. You will need to setup an Flicker account to download,
upload, and view photographs.
DLNA Certified: The AVR-3312CI is DLNA (Digital Living Network
Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7 compliant for audio and photo networking. This means
it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music and still-images stored on
your Windows PC. You can use your PC to play high-bit rate music content through
the A/V receiver and view still-images on your connected TV, or use the
AVR-3312CI's remote control to browse music & photo files on your hard drive.
Media Player: The Denon AVR-3312CI lets you play music &
still-image (JPEG) files stored on your computer via a network connection. MP3,
WMA, AAC , WAV, and FLAC audio files stored on your computer can be played
through the AVR-3312CI via its wired network connection. You can control playback
of your streamed audio files from the A/V receiver's remote control. The
receiver also supports ID3-Tag (ver.2) and META tag information - so song title,
artist name, and album name can be displayed the unit's front-panel display. In
addition the unit will display Album Art on a connected television. The Denon
AVR-3312CI supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit
rates via its wired network connection.
Compatible Formats ||Sampling
Frequencies ||Bit rate ||
Media Audio) ||32/44.1/48 kHz ||48-192 kbps ||.wma |
Audio Layer-3) ||32/44.1/48 kHz ||32-320 kbps ||.mp3 |
|WAV ||32/44.1/48 kHz ||16-bit ||.wav |
| MPEG-4 AAC || 32/44.1/48 kHz || 16-320 kbps || .aac/.m4a/.mp4 |
Lossless Audio Codec) ||32/44.1/48/96
kHz ||16/20/24-bit ||.flac |
Note: Your computer must meet the following system
requirements - Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service or Windows Media
DRM10. Album Art is only displayed when using Windows Media Player (ver.11)
Party Mode Function: The same network audio (Internet
radio, Media Player, or iPod/iPhone) can be played on multiple Denon products
equipped with the Party Mode function and connected to the same home network.
The party mode consists of one organizer and up to four attendees. When one unit
starts the party mode as the organizer, up to four devices on which the party
mode function is activated automatically participate in the party as attendees.
Software Updates: Using the receiver's network/internet
connection, you can check for and update the latest firmware from the online
USB Port: A USB memory device can be connected to the USB (type-A)
port located on the front-panel, allowing you to play music files through the
receiver and display still-image (JPEG) files on a connected TV. The USB memory
device must be formatted in FAT16 or FAT32. The receiver
The unit can recognize up to 2,000 folders, and 6,000 files. The receiver also
supports ID3-/WMA-tags and Album Art. The Denon AVR-3312CI supports the following
audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its USB port.
Compatible Formats ||Sampling
Frequencies ||Bit rate ||
Media Audio) ||32/44.1/48 kHz ||48-192 kbps ||.wma |
Audio Layer-3) ||32/44.1/48 kHz ||32-320 kbps ||.mp3 |
|WAV ||32/44.1/48 kHz ||16-bit ||.wav |
| MPEG-4 AAC || 32/44.1/48 kHz || 16-320 kbps || .aac/.m4a/.mp4 |
Lossless Audio Codec) ||32/44.1/48/96
kHz ||16/20/24-bit ||.flac |
Note: USB memory device will not work via a Hub.
iPod/iPhone Direct: With its built-in USB (type-A) port, the AVR-3312CI
supports digital music playback from an iPod or iPhone. Using a USB-to-iPod Dock
cable plugged into the front-panel USB port, music can be played directly from
your iPod/iPhone, bypassing the iPod/iPhone's D/A converter. The iPod/iPhone can
be controlled by the receiver's remote, or you can continue to use the iPod/iPhone's
clickwheel or touchscreen. Song/artist information and elapsed playing time
appear on the AVR-3312CI's display and on the connected video monitor. Your iPod/iPhone's
battery will also be charged while connected to the receiver. The AVR-3312CI is "made
for iPod/iPhone compatible" and supports the following iPod/iPhone models and
functions via its front-panel USB port (as of October 2011):
| iPod/iPhone Model || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Remote || iPod/iPhone || Song/Artist Text || Track Info |
| dock connector || 3rd || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| clickwheel |
| 4th || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
mini ||1st ||N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|2nd ||N/A ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 4.3.5 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 5.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 4.3.5 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 5.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 5.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 2 || 5.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the receiver and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to
wait until a newer software update is available.
iPod/iPhone Video Dock (optional): Using an optional iPod/iPhone
you can view your iPod/iPhone's video and photo through the AVR-3312CI (S-video)
on your connected TV (composite video). The iPod/iPhone is controlled using the
receiver's remote control or buttons on the main unit.
AirPlay Compatible: AirPlay lets you stream your
favorite songs directly from your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad, or from your
iTunes library on your PC or Mac to the Denon AVR-3312CI, over your home network
connection. Using the Apple Remote App
(FREE download) on
your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad and your wireless home network, you don't even
need to be in the same room as the components or your computer to play, pause,
skip, and stop the songs in your iTunes music library. You will even see the
iTunes music information, including your track titles and artist info via the
Denon receiver's on-screen menu.
Note: To use the AirPlay feature you need a Mac or Windows-based
PC running iTunes (10.1 or later) connected to your wireless home network. Your iPod
touch (2nd/3rd/4th gen), iPhone (3GS/4/4S), and iPad must have iOS 4.2 or later
installed and connected to the same wireless home network.
Three Zone/Three-Source: Denon's
Multi-Zone/Multi-Source function lets you select different audio/video sources
for listening and viewing in different locations of your home. The AVR-3312CI
features a Main Zone (audio/video), Audio/Video Zone (Zone 2), and Audio
Only Zone (Zone 3). The source can be the same for all zones, or you can enjoy 3
different sources in those zones if you prefer. You can rename each Zone with a
10 character title.
- Main Zone: The Main Zone 1 offers 7.2-channel playback of all your
audio/video gear in your main entertainment room.
- Audio/Video Zone 2: The Audio/Video Zone 2 allows stereo audio and video
playback of another analog A/V source connected to the receiver in another
room of your home via left/right RCA audio or speaker terminal output
connections and composite video. Zone 2 features either a preamp-output or
speaker terminal output so you can use this amp or a separate amp to power
speakers in another room. When using the AVR-33121CI to power speakers in a
second room of your home, the main zone is restricted to 5.2-channel. When
using the receiver's preamp output terminals for the second room you need an
additional amplifier in that room to power those speakers; the main Zone of
the receiver remains 7.2-channel
- Audio Only Zone 3: Audio Only Zone 3 allows you to play a third analog
stereo audio source connected to the receiver in a third room of your house
via left/right RCA audio or speaker terminal output connections. Zone 3
features either a preamp-output or speaker terminal output so you can use
this amp or a separate amp to power speakers in another room. When using the
AVR-3312CI to power speakers in a second and third room of your home the
second and third zone are restricted to mono operation and the main zone is
limited to 5.2 channels. When using the receiver's preamp output terminals
for the 3rd Zone, you need an additional amplifier in that room to power
those speakers; the main Zone of the receiver remains 7.2-channel.
Compatible Zone Sources: Zone 2 & 3 will playback
tuner, analog, digital
(PCM only), network, and USB
sources. Zone 2 & 3 can only playback PCM (2-channel) audio input from
the receiver's digital (optical/coaxial) terminals. Zone 2 will only output
video from the receiver's composite- and S-Video inputs. You must currently be
listening to a USB device or Network audio source in the Main Zone to initially
select USB or Network as a source in Zone 2. Then you can switch the Main Zone
to any source you desire. You cannot select different AM/FM radio stations or
different Network content for different zones.
Note: To hear Airplay in Zone 2/3, the Main Zone must
also be playing Airplay. You can have other sources playing in Zone 2/3 when
the main zone is using Airplay.
Incompatible Zone Sources: HDMI cannot be output to Zone 2 or 3.
Component video cannot be output to Zone 2. Zone 3 does not output any video
Simple Controls: With its intuitive button layout, the AVR-3312CI 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-3312CI 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
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
Multibrand Remote Control: The AVR-3312CI 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-3312CI 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-3312CI's HDMI
control function, you can perform the operations from the AVR-3312CI's remote
control - Power off, Switching of audio output devices, Switching of audio input
devices, Volume adjustment, and Playback functions.
Custom Integration: The AVR-3312CI carries the CI
stamp, which is Denon's certification to custom installers that the receiver has
advanced connectivity and control features often required for custom home
integration and theater applications using premium control systems. These
features include a RS232C jack for use with whole house control systems and
remote in/out IR command control.
- RS-232C Port: The AVR-3312CI includes an RS-232C port
for connection to external whole-house control systems, from companies such
as AMX and Crestron.
- Remote Jacks: The receiver has a mini-jack input and
output for use with other compatible Denon components or an external IR
- 12V Trigger Outputs: The AVR-3312CI has two mini-jack
outputs to send a 12-Volt DC turn-on signal to another component that
accepts a 12V trigger, such as a power amplifier. The conditions under which
each trigger output activates is programmable.
iPhone App Control (Denon Remote App): The Denon Remote App lets you
control the Denon Network A/V receiver using your iPhone or iPod Touch (requires
iOS 4.2 or later). Four separate screen modes provide access to everything from
audio tuning to the networking and switching capabilities of the Denon
receiver. For instance, one iPhone App screen lets you control your Denon
receiver's basic functions, including power on/off, volume, input selection,
surround sound modes, etc. Other screens let you delve deeper into the many
features and capabilities of your Denon A/V receiver; from choosing multi-zone
networking to content-streaming to tuner commands, radio station pre-sets,
balancing the audio soundfield for specific room parameters, and more.
Note: Download the "Denon Remote App" from the iTunes
App Store for FREE. The AV receiver needs to be connected to a LAN and the
iPhone/iPod touch needs to be connected to the same network by Wi-Fi