Denon announces two A/V receivers at new low prices

Macworld Australia Staff
15 September, 2011
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Denon Announces Two A/V Receivers Offering High Level Performance at New Low Price Points

 Sydney, September, 2011 Denon Electronics, one of the world’s premier manufacturers of high-quality home entertainment components, today announced the release of the AVR-1312 and AVR-1612 receivers, both offering 5.1 channel sound and 3D video capability at very affordable price points.

High quality sound across all channels

Both receivers feature fully discrete, identical power outputs for each of the five channels, a rarity at this price point. This ensures that multi-channel music and movie soundtracks are reproduced with the original dynamics intact. Furthermore both receivers support Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio for stunning high definition audio.

Connectivity and expandability

The new models have plenty of connection options with four HDMI inputs and one HDMI output. HDMI 1.4a ensures 3D video capability for users with 3D displays and the AVR-1612 also features Auto Lip Sync, Audio Return Channel and HDMI CEC control. The ability to connect an optional ASD-51 Networked Control Dock to both models allows users to stream music to the receiver or play their favourite tunes via iPod or iPhone.

The AVR-1612 also has a USB input for iPod and iPhone with Direct Play feature. Users can navigate the iPod’s menu using the receiver’s remote control, with the visuals displayed on their TV via the receiver’s On Screen Display. The AVR-1312 has a front panel mini-jack for direct input from portable players. The on-board Compressed Audio Restorer on both models delivers a high quality output from compressed music files.

Ease of use has been designed into these receivers with features such as four ‘Quick Select’ buttons on the front panel and remote that allow instant selection of favourite sources and surround modes, and a Graphical User Interface (GUI) that overlays the source video on HDMI and other inputs to allow users easy control over all settings with an easy to follow interface.

Many additional features

Other notable features offered by the new receivers are:

  • 75 W x 5 power output on both models (8 ohms, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.08 %)
  • Very low standby power consumption of only 0.1W
  • A set-up wizard providing easy configuration of all settings and a multi-brand remote control (both AVR-1612 only)
  • The AVR -1612 also features Audyssey MultEQ with Auto Setup, including a microphone to perfectly calibrate the system to suit the room’s acoustics as well as Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ

 Pricing, Availability and Warranty

The AVR-1312 and AVR-1612 are available now from authorised Denon specialist dealers with RRPs of $499 (AVR-1312) and $699 (AVR-1612). Both units are available in Black only. Denon consumer products are covered by a two year warranty with an additional year of warranty provided when consumers register their purchase online with the distributor, Audio Products Group. Further information is available at www.denon.com.au.

 

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Contact

For further information on the new receivers call Stephen Ismay on (02) 9578 0176 or email sismay@audioproducts.com.au; or visit www.denon.com.au. For PR matters please contact Scott Collins on (02) 9578 0181 or email scollins@audioproducts.com.au

About Denon

Denon is a world leader in the manufacture of the highest quality home theatre, audio and software products. Denon is recognised internationally for innovative and groundbreaking products and has a long history of technical innovations, including the development and groundbreaking commercialisation of PCM digital audio. Denon Electronics is owned by D&M Holdings Inc.

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