AV Receiver: Denon AVR 2312

With the absence of pre outs, AVR 2312 (900 euros) is a vulnerability. But he sounds powerful and super fine resolving – for the superb class.

  1. AV receiver: Denon AVR 2312
  2. Data sheet

Denon respect modern users goes so far that the company can barely follow. In the fine print of the manual it indicates only, no HDMI or conventional digital sources in a zone 2 sound may allow AVR 2312 . The user himself must come on the idea that the music transfer for USB and network music still works. Definitely the Japanese for this purpose have built directly a stereo D/A converter in addition to the power supply ICs (AK 4424).

IPods and iPads not to mention, control over the graphic fine screen menu smoothly everything. And while the larger AVR 3312 still seduced in an installation wizard and Selbsteinmess commands to reverse hakeln, he introduces 2312 like – next to “Manual Setup” – as a special option. The new front rows of buttons, the network radio stations, as well as calling this or that by default, customers and testers have accustomed anyway.

And if already small 550-euro-Denon AVR managed 1912 (stereoplay 9/11) like, it may now considered of course that also the AVR 2312 shows decoded, high-quality FLAC Downloads Flickr slideshows and seconded Napster – as well as Last.fm Subscriber.

For HiFi-freaks a pleasure: Denon opts for a proven power amplifiers Septet with the double Darlington transistors 2SD2390 and 2SB1560 – like the stereoplaydistortion of history shows, even with particularly loving tuning. Unfortunately, the lack of pre outs at this gem prepares more worry.

A shortcoming that could outplay the AVR 2312 with CD music. For the class incredibly full and juicy, the tester noted. And when playing Ulita Knaus’ “it’s the city” very nuanced and fine.

That sounded much like about the AVR 3312. The large (equipped with pre outs) was only just starting – with more stability and even drier drum beats.

The AVR 2312 old surround formats provided momentum, he was a HD titles Yippee applause – because he acted not only gorgeous space, but at the same time considerate-mild. This resulted in special naturalness. ERGO: Music enjoyment pure!

Denon AVR 2312

Manufacturer Denon
Price €900.00
Rating 50.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Dimensions 43.5 x 16.7 x 38,2 cm
Weight 11.0 kg
Surround formats
Headphone surround Headphone surround
HDCD playback No
Virtual surround Virtual surround
Decoder for HD formats Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD Master
Colors Black, silver
Genus (REC / GM / input.) Receiver
Remote control System remote control
On-screen menu transparent
Lip sync Lip sync
Lip sync description 0-200 ms, 1 ms
Equalizer manual Equalizer
Power amplifiers, number 7
Bands 9
Channels 7
Video standards converter V < > SV, 3 K > HDMI
Scaling Analog to HDMI + HDMI to HDMI
Video adjustment Video adjustment
Description video adjustment 4 points
Switched network jacks 0
Autom. Calibration with Equalization
AV connectors
Digital inputs RCA / front 2 / 0
Optical digital inputs / front 2 / 0
Digital inputs HDMI / HDMI FrontVersionsnummer 6 / 1 / 1.4A
Digital output HDMI 1
Digital RCA outputs 0
Optical digital outputs 0
USB ports front / rear 1 / 0
i-pod connection Digital
Networking description Ethernet
Multi channel input
Recording outputs audio 1
Headphone Jack Headphone Jack
Preamp output
Laboratory data
True sine wave power stereo 8 Ohms 133.0 W
True sine wave power stereo 4 Ohms 185,0 W
Music power stereo 8 Ohms 151.0 W
Music performance stereo 4 Ohms 215.0 W
RMS power 5-channel 8 Ohms 90.0 W
RMS power 5-Channel 4 ohm 108.0 W
Music performance 5-Channel 4 ohm 113.0 W
Music performance 5-channel 8 Ohms 102.0 W
RMS power 5-Channel 4 ohm 108.0 W
Music performance 7-Channel 4 ohm 90.0 W
Music performance 7-channel 8 Ohms 83.0 W
HiFi output power 4 ohm
effective pulse power front 4 ohm
effective pulse power 4 ohm Center
effective pulse power 4 ohm surround
maximum output voltage Z1
maximum output voltage Z2
maximum output voltage Z3
Number of appropriate channels
Surround RMS power 8 ohm stp
Surround RMS power 4 ohm stp
Surround RMS power 8 ohm stp 83 W
Surround RMS power 4 ohm stp 90 W
Noise line 103.0 dB
Multi channel input noise
Noise phono MM
Noise phono standard system
Noise phono MC
Digital noise 103.0 dB
Front noise ProLogic
Noise ProLogic Center
Power consumption standby / operating 0.2 / 66 W
Network connection Network connection
Short conclusion With the waiver of pre outs the AVR afford 2312 a vulnerability. But he sounds powerful and super fine one – for the superb class. Also in the video conversion, he gives no nakedness.
Sound Top-class
Sound points stereo
(maximum 70 points)
Surround sound points
(maximum 70 points)
Sound points HD
(maximum 70 points
Measured values
(maximum 10 points)
(max. 15 points)
(maximum 10 points)
Overall rating (70 points) Top 50
Price / performance outstanding
tested in issue: 11 / 11