Published On: April 13, 2011

Denon 2011 Lineup Adds New Connectivity Options

Published On: April 13, 2011

Denon 2011 Lineup Adds New Connectivity Options

The latest new products from Denon are available led by a line of audio/video receivers in the company's IN-Command Series which offers consumers new networking capabilities, flexibility, performance and reliability

Denon_2011_receivers.gif

Denon unveils its new product lineup for 2011. Led by a line of audio/video receivers in the company's new IN-Command Series, the Denon lineup offers consumers networking capabilities, flexibility, performance and reliability. In addition to its new receiver lineup, Denon is providing important firmware updates and upgrades to an affordable new "home theater in a box" surround sound system and more.

Additional Resources
• Read more AV receiver news from HomeTheaterReview.com.
• See similar stories in our Bookshelf Speaker News section.
• Explore all kinds of products in our AV Receiver Review section.

IN-Command Series
Denon's three new IN-Command Series home theater receivers put consumers "In command and In control" of their home entertainment, including access to networked content and connected devices. The IN-Command Series Models AVR-2112CI (SRP: $599.99), AVR-2312CI (SRP: $799.99) and AVR-3312CI (SRP: $999.99), all feature a new Denon cosmetic, with a newly designed front panel, plus a host of easy-to-use content access capabilities aimed at today's networked home. All three models include the new AirPlay music streaming feature, which lets users stream iTunes music libraries whether from Mac or PC , as well as music stored on their Apple mobile devices, to select Denon components through their Wi-Fi enabled networks from iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch devices.

The units also allow users to stream both the free Pandora and Flickr services, as well as stream audio and photos directly from their PCs, choose from over 12,000 Internet radio stations and connect to the subscription-based Rhapsody and Napster music services. Users can also stream and listen to music stored on a Windows PC, Mac and media server products or NAS devices supporting the DLNA standard.

Denon's Core Line
Denon's core line of A/V receivers includes the new Models AVR-1312 (SRP: $249.99), AVR-1612 (SRP: $349.99) and AVR-1912 (SRP: $529.99), scheduled for April availability, as well as the AVR-1712 (SRP: $399.99), scheduled for June availability. All four new models feature capabilities previously found in the company's higher-priced receivers, such as multiple HDMI inputs (1.4a repeater function with 1080p and 3D pass-through capability), Dolby Pro Logic IIz featuring Front Height Effects Channels (in Models AVR-1612, AVR-1912 and AVR-1712), as well as Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD Master audio support. Notably, the AVR-1912 is Denon's lowest-priced networking-capable receiver to date, and features the built-in AirPlay music streaming feature as well.

Read about more new features to Denon products on Page 2.

Denon_2011_receivers.gif

New Onscreen "Setup Wizard"
For ease of first-time setup, six of Denon's new receivers, the AVR-1612 and higher, feature the company's new onscreen "Setup Wizard," an instructional feature that includes language select, a speaker connection guide, speaker calibration, suggested Dynamic Volume/EQ settings, and source setup with a simple connection guide and more. The system features an updated graphical user interface (GUI) that make the steps of system setup, operation and displaying other important information easier for the end user.

DHT-1312BA Home Theater System
Denon is also debuting its DHT-1312BA Home Theater System, a turnkey solution for enjoying a surrond sound experience right out of the box. The DHT-1312BA system combines Denon's new AVR-1312 A/V receiver with a Boston Acoustics MCS 160 5.1-channel surround sound loudspeaker system. It is scheduled for availability in May 2011 for a suggested retail price of $599.99.

Major Hardware and Firmware Upgrade Available
Denon recently announced that owners of its flagship AVR-5308CI A/V Receiver and AVP-A1HDCI A/V Home Theater/MultiMedia Preamplifier will be able to receive a major hardware and firmware upgrade that will provide full 3D pass-through capability, as well as Audyssey MultEQ XT32, Audyssey DSX and Dolby PLIIz. The upgrade is scheduled for October; for more details on the upgrade, visit the company's website.

Additional Resources
• Read more AV receiver news from HomeTheaterReview.com.
• See similar stories in our Bookshelf Speaker News section.
• Explore all kinds of products in our AV Receiver Review section.

Subscribe To Home Theater Review

You'll automatically be entered in the HTR Sweepstakes, and get the hottest audio deals directly in your inbox.
When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Your support is greatly appreciated!
© JRW Publishing Company, 2020
magnifiercross linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram