They say all good things comes in three, and Denon is delivering on that with 3 of their new AV receivers featuring AirPlay, including the AVR-2312 7.2-channel network AirPlay enabled receiver.
In a market that is hungry for more Airplay compatible systems it is great news that Denon has put AirPlay technology into 3 of their 5 new AV receiver range for 2011.
The addition of Apple AirPlay technology is bringing a new element to these AV receivers, with support of streaming audio from iTunes and iOS devices that are AirPlay compatible (need to be running iOS 4.2 or newer), a feature we have been waiting on in AV receivers since Apple first announced the new streaming technology. With the Denon AVR-2312 you get all of the network and AirPlay capabilities, including support for Pandora, Flickr, Napster, and Rhapsody amongst other. Compared to the entry model AVR-1912 you get a bit more power from your AVR-2312, as it upgrades you to 7.2-channel with seven 135-watt discrete channels, and dual subwoofer outputs for plenty of powerful audio. Here is an overview of some of the additional features of the AVR-2312:
- Seven 135-watt channels with their own discrete circuit
- High definition audio support, including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD
- Dolby Pro Logic IIz
- Audyssey MultEQ support to help calibrate the right sound
- DLNA support for audio and photo streaming
- Flac HD for uncompressed playback of high-definition audio files
- 7 HDMI inputs (including one at the front) and one output
- 12,000 internet radio stations
The Denon AVR-2312 AV receiver with AirPlay is available from amongst other the following UK retailers:
- Google Shopping listings – from £799
* This is not a hands-on review as we have not had a chance to test this unit yet. Information in this post as based on publicly available information about the system.