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This surround sound and video processor has many features and capabilities not found on many.

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good price/performance ratio compared to super high end options

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high quality construction - fully balanced for the ultimate in clean and unadulterated signal and amplification

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upgradable firmware

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Ethernet and WiFi connectivity for audio streaming, firmware updates

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automatic configuration allows for speaker timings and volumes to be adjusted automatically through use of an included microphone

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dual remotes - one for day to day options, one for the compete array of setup options

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at least two of every conceivable input/output known to mankind

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unlimited options for those that know exactly what they want, or the infinite tweakers

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full upconversion of analog inputs to 1080p

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remotes look cheap and old school

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complex to set up for the non-tech savvy

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very expensive

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The Denon AVP-A1HDCI is an ultra-reference 12 channel A/V home theater/multimedia preamplifier with network streaming and Wi-Fi that fallas at the top of A/V receivers offered by Denon. This surround sound and video processor has many features and capabilities not found on many, if any other controller. It has built in Ethernet and Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) connectivity allowing you to access your personal music and photo files as well as internet radio with an optional adapter to enjoy audio and video files from your iPod. It features six individual power transformers to ensure the ultimate audio and video fidelity, eliminating interference between the various audio and video processing sections. It has an impressive level of connectivity equipped with an 12 high definition inputs (6 HDMI, 6 component) with an additional 16 standard definition inputs with deinterlacing, upscaling and conversion to HDMI outputs via the Silicon Optix HQV Realta reference video processor.  It is THX Ultra2 certified, has a phono input, has 4 source/4 zone capabilities and features an impressive number of various sound modes including 5.1 and 7.1 surround. It has 12 assignable pre-amp outs to RCA and XLR. This is an ideal match for the Denon POA-3012CI power amplifier.

GENERAL FEATURES
  • Finish: Black
  • Power Output; Watts Per Channel: 0
  • All Channels Rated @ 0.05 THD: 0.005 (Direct Mode)
  • Weight: In Pounds: 59.5
  • Width (inches): 17.1
  • Height (inches): 8.5
  • Depth (inches): 19.25
SOUND MODES
  • THX Ultra2-Certified
  • Processor(s) – Bit Depth and Type: 3 - 21366 x 1 and 21367 x 2 32-bit Floating Point
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIx – with Cinema, Music, Game Modes 
  • THX Post-Processing – DPL (4.0), DPL2 Cinema, DD/DTS (5.1), ES Discrete (6.1), ES Matrix, Neo:6 Cinema 
  • THX Ultra2 7.1 Cinema, Music and Game Modes 
  • THX Surround EX Decoding 
  • Dolby Digital Plus 
  • Dolby Digital Surround EX Decoding 
  • Dolby Digital Pro Logic II 
  • dts ES Discrete 6.1 Decoding 
  • dts ES Matrix 6.1 Decoding 
  • dts Neo:6 Stereo-to-Surround Cinema and Music Modes 
  • dts 96/24 5.1 for DVD-Video Processing 
  • Dolby Headphone 
  • HDCD Decoder 
  • Audio Signal Delay (Sync. Audio with Video signal) – By source 
  • Pure Direct/Direct/Stereo Modes on Digital/Analog inputs 
  • Stereo/Direct Modes w/Pure Analog Path 
  • Video Game Mode 
  • Wide Screen 7.1 Mode 
  • Mono Movie Surround Mode 
  • Rock Arena Surround Mode 
  • Matrix Surround Mode 
  • Jazz Club Surround Mode 
  • Virtual Surround Mode – For 2 Speakers/Headphones: Dolby Headphone
  • Multi-Channel Stereo Mode: 5/6/7/8/9
  • DSP Effect Modes 9
  • Auto Surround Mode (Analog or Digital Input Type) 
  • Active Center Channel In All Surround Modes 
  • Dynamic Discrete Surround Circuit - Digital HD 
  • Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital+  
  • dts-HD Master Audio 
  • MP3 Decoding 
  • WMA Decoding 
  • Neural Surround Mode XMHD
CONNECTIVITY
  • True 24-bit/96-kHz Digital Input Capability 
  • True 24-bit/192-kHz Digital Input Capability (Denon Link & 1394): DLIII & HDMI
  • Assignable Digital Inputs: 11
  • Digital Input – DENON Link 3rd (SACD Ready) 
  • Digital Inputs: Coaxial x 4
  • Digital Inputs: Optical x 5 Incl. front
  • Digital Outputs: Optical x 4 Incl. Z4
  • Digital to Analog REC Out 
  • Analog Audio Inputs, Incl. Tuner: 15 Incl. USB/Net, XM, HD & iPod, plus XLR option for CD
  • Phono Input: MM Type
  • Source Function Renaming 
  • Analog Record Outputs: 3
  • Video Conversion –Composite to S-Video to Component: Main & Zone 2
  • Video Conversion – Composite to S-Video to Composite 
  • Video Conversion – Analog to HDMI: Y/with scaling
  • Composite Video Inputs: 8 Incl. front
  • Composite Video Outputs: 3 Plus Mon/Z2/Z3
  • S-Video Inputs: 8 Incl. front
  • S-Video Outputs: 3 Plus Mon/Z2
  • Component Video Inputs x Bandwidth - *Assignable: *6 x 100MHz (1 BNC)
  • Component Video Outputs: 3 (RCA + BNC Main Zone), RCA Second Zone
  • 8-Ch. External Analog Input
  • Cinema EQ
  • 56 Station Auto-Preset Memory Tuning 
  • Radio Data System (RDS) 
  • XM Satellite Radio 'Connect and Play' Ready – with optional antenna
  • Direct Function (Tone Bypass) 
  • Volume Control Un-muting 
  • Selectable Muting Levels (Full/-40/-20) 
  • Video Select Control 
  • RS-232 Port – Third Party Remote Controllers: 2 plus amplifier control link port
  • RJ-45 Ethernet Port – Same Functionality as AVR-5805/4806: New Network Streaming - also DNLA Certified and Remote Maintenance
  • PC Setup and Control Capability :via Ethernet/Web Browser
  • IR Serial Remote In/Out terminals 
  • +12v Trigger Output - Assignable: 4/250mA
  • Multi-Source/Multi-Zone (*Uses REC OUT): 4 Source/4 Zone Audio (Z4 Digital); 3 Source/3 Zone Video
  • High Pass Filter for Multi-Zone Outputs 
  • Multi-Zone Pre-Amp Outputs – Selectable Output Levels 
  • Discrete Multi-Zone Composite Video Output - *S-Video also: Y/*Z2
  • Discrete Remote Power On/Off, Source Selection and Volume for Main and Second/Third Zones 
  • Discrete Remote Source Selection for Zone 3  
  • Assignable Amplifier Configuration of Surround Back Channels: 9 Modes
  • Speaker Time-Delay and Level Controls: L/R, Sub, C, Surr. L/R, Surround Back 
  • Pre-Amp Outputs: 12 RCA & XLR types/Configurable
  • Internet Radio: MP3 & WMA Compatible
  • iPod Dock Control Port (Using optional ASD-1R Denon iDock): ASD-1R/3W/3N
  • Pre Labled Assignable Digital Inputs 
  • BNC Digital Inputs - Audio & Video: 2/1
  • Digital to Analog Conversion Multi Zone Outputs 
  • XLR Analog Output: 12
  • Input Delete Function 
  • Front Panel AV Inputs Inside Panel Composite & S-Video, * with Optical in
  • S-Video Down Conversion 2nd Zone 
  • Video Conversion Analog to HDMI Scaling 480p 720p 1080i 1080p 
  • Silicon Optix Realta HQV Processing and Scaling
  • HDMI 1.3a Inputs: 6 with 7.1 Uncompressed 24/96 Audio, SACD
  • HDMI 1.3a Outputs: 2
  • HDMI Audio/Video Repeater Function 
  • HDMI Deep Color Support-36Bit 
  • HDMI xvYCC Color Space Support 
  • HDMI SACD Support 
  • Component Video Output 2nd Zone
  • Builtin WiFi Connectivity WiFi B/G certified 
  • Network Enabled 
  • USB Port with HDD Support: Front & Back
COMPONENT TECHNOLOGY
  • Independent Power Supplies
  • Toroidal Power Transformer: 2
  • Dolby Digital, dts and DSP Modes – Analog Devices, HammerHead SHARC
  • 24-bit/192-kHz DACs – Burr-Brown PCM-1791: PCM-1796 - 2 x 8 Channels
  • Analog-to-Digital Conversion - Bit Depth/Sampling Rate: 24-bit/192kHz - Burr-Brown PCM-1804 Includes EXT Inputs
  • Variable High/Low Pass Crossover Points (12/24dB) 40/60/80/100/120/150/200/250: F/C/S/SB individual
  • Built In Time Based Correction 
  • Automatic Lip Sync 
  • HD Radio Tuner Built-in 
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
  • Auto Setup Calibration 
  • Auto/Manual Room Equalization
  • Audyssey Dynamic Volume 
  • Auto Setup Microphone Included/Type: Y/Alum DM-A505
  • Dual Surround Mode Spkr. Selector 
  • Icon-Based On-Screen Display: Zone 2
  • Front Panel System Setup Control 
  • Personal Memory Plus 
  • Relay-Controlled Protection Circuits 
  • Microprocessor User Re-set
  • Detachable Power Cord 
  • Subwoofer Peak-Level Limiter (THX) 
  • Pre-programmed/Learning EL Remote with Backlighting and Punch Through Commands: Y/RC-1067 + Multi zone remote RC-1070; 2-Way remote control ready (with optional RC-7000CI/RC-7001RCI)
  • Audyssey Mult EQ Pro CalibrationCompatible/Installer Ready, with Dynamic EQ built-in GUI Menu Support: Main Zone
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