Excerpt: Denon has long been among the most nimble of the major manufacturers of audio/video receivers. If a feature of any significance raises its head above the parapet, Denon nails it faster than just about anyone—and often spreads it among many models. You might quibble over the value of, say, the company’s quick and near-universal inclusion of multiple height-channel surround enhancements.
Excerpt: This mall's got everything - Joliet Jake Blues It is distinctly possible that Denon 's AVR-3312CI A/V receiver is one of the most perfect home theater products ever released. It offers almost every bell and whistle imaginable; including Apple's AirPlay (awkward pause before pumping the air with one's clenched fist while facing Cupertino) and a remarkable array of connection options considering its price tag.
Pros: Incredible value for the money, Very powerful sounding amplifier, Enough inputs/outputs for multiple home theater systems, Excellent with movies and music, Easy to set-up and optimize, AirPlay, Internet Radio, So many features!
Cons: Too many features?, Remote app doesn't always work properly, Slightly recessed sounding at low listening levels
Conclusion: The Denon AVR-3312CI maintains the great sound of its predecessors and adds in some fun features all at a lower price than prior years. While we enjoyed the addition of AirPlay, a phono input, an iPhone remote app and the ability to stream high-quality digital music files, the loss of a separate zone remote, optical digital audio output, and Sirius satellite radio support didn’t seem like necessary trade-offs.
Pros: Great sound, USB, Ethernet and Airplay enabled, Fun iPhone, iPad remote app, Supports FLAC streaming
Cons: Complicated setup, Menu difficult to navigate, Remote not backlit, missing some functions, No satellite radio, Sluggish app interface
Excerpt: I must have been snoozing last year as I missed Denon’s AVR-3311 completely. That well specified £1,200 receiver forms the base on which the AVR-3312 is built, updated and refined. And it’s damn fine news for potential buyers that this year’s contender comes in £200 cheaper. Where the money has been saved is a mystery.
Pros: Huge sound; AirPlay as standard; packed with features; easy to use
Cons: Not as spacious sounding as some; fierce competition
Excerpt: Denon AVR-3312 er udstyret med internetradio og netværksstreaming foruden indbygget støtte for Apple AirPlay. En egen fjernbetjenings app til både Apple iOs og Android gør det nemmere at bruge smartphones eller tablets som fjernbetjening. Vi har testet Apple-versionen og kan konstatere, at det er den mest brugervenlige, vi hidtil har testet af sin slags.
Excerpt: "Everyceiver" nennt Denon sehr treffend seine neuen Alleskönner. Die Japaner konzentrieren sich im neuen Jahrgang weiterhin auf Features, die von ihren Kunden auch angenommen werden, und lassen überflüssigen Luxus weg.
Pros: sehr gute Räumlichkeit bei Surround, vorbildliche Bedienung, sehr gute iPod-Einbindung, Phono-Eingang