Denon AVR 3312 AV Receiver in the Test

The Denon AVR 3312 (1100 euro) is an outstanding fine spirit, who like not only the HiFi-friend, but at the same time also surround and iPad foxes.

  1. Denon AVR 3312 AV receiver in the test
  2. Data sheet

In all Pre-sympathy – Denons AVR 3312 for 1100 euro illustrates the tragedy of modern Multicultural in particular: you should have everything, can do anything and be still very easy to use.

So Denon saved otherwise not only the aluminum for the front and the striking cover than more expensive 300 Euro predecessor AVR 3311 , but even the Gros of originally including-based Fitzeltipper. There were four Quick Select Buttons, another is marked with a globe icon, plus three channel presets.

Possibly a child understands intuitively that the quick buttons calling surround functions to selected sources, while they serve presets network programs. Adults come but ponder.

Language: German. Approved. But why begs as a result of extremely fine and colorful illustrated screen installation wizard the connection of a measuring microphone left in the carton – and this, even though the new owners for good reason when the Setup itself wants to lend a hand? Also determines the users that only the remote transmitter for “pure” purity makes (press twice to direct). The FM search mode and the preset automatic get their start impulses only by him.

After a settling-in period, but also the over 30-year music lover with the ultra-modern Denon copes. He is proud of himself, he is connected to the numerous stable boxes not only five, seven or nine, but no less than eleven boxes can connect.

The built-in amplifier number can provide not only surround back speakers (or Biamping boxes terminals) six and seven. Contact to also like to – easily switchable – the front-height – or front-wide speakers if necessary. From this, the AV confidant closes that the Denon has the whole flute of corresponding Dolby and Audyssey functions. Or true: entire Anglo-Saxon royalty wind Orchestra.

That does not mean at all that the new Denon sounds moderately. On the contrary, thanks to the Phonoteils that is protects against high frequency with frequency speed friendly coils instead of brutal capacitors, even LPs tinged very neatly and alive. The FM tuner acted yet balanced. For playback, the AVR 3312 was then already a Bravo calls. With less fat than contoured bass, the heights leaping to and the extremely industrious fine drawing he resembled completely the more expensive Denon ancestors AVR 3311.

Similar to the surround playback: with ease, the illusion of sitting in a frenzied Jet or the perfectly delimited Music Studio created the new. HD titles further stimulated the AVR 3312 – he invited virtually under chandeliers to large listen balls.

Denon AVR 3312

Manufacturer Denon
Price €1100.00
Rating 51.0 points
Test procedure 1.0


Technical data and test results

Dimensions 43.5 x 16.7 x 38,2 cm
Weight 11.8 kg
Surround formats
Headphone surround No
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 Learning remote control
On-screen menu On-screen menu
Lip sync Lip sync
Lip sync description 0-100 ms, 1 ms
Equalizer manual Equalizer
Power amplifiers, number 7
Bands 9
Channels 7
Video standards converter CVBS, SV, 3 K > HDMI
Scaling Analog to HDMI + HDMI to HDMI
Video adjustment Video adjustment
Description video adjustment 6 points also HDMI
Switched network jacks 0
Autom. Calibration with Equalization
AV connectors
Digital inputs RCA / front 2 /.
Optical digital inputs / front 2 /.
Digital inputs HDMI / HDMI FrontVersionsnummer 6 / 1 / 1.4A
Digital output HDMI 2
Digital RCA outputs 0
Optical digital outputs 0
USB ports front / rear 1 / 0
i-pod connection Digital
Networking description Ethernet
Multi channel input 7.1
Recording outputs audio 0
Headphone Jack
Preamp output 7.1
Laboratory data
True sine wave power stereo 8 Ohms 175.0 W
True sine wave power stereo 4 Ohms 250.0 W
Music power stereo 8 Ohms 193.0 W
Music performance stereo 4 Ohms 279,0 W
RMS power 5-channel 8 Ohms 110.0 W
RMS power 5-Channel 4 ohm 134.0 W
Music performance 5-Channel 4 ohm 150.0 W
Music performance 5-channel 8 Ohms 108.0 W
RMS power 5-Channel 4 ohm 134.0 W
Music performance 7-Channel 4 ohm 125.0 W
Music performance 7-channel 8 Ohms 95.0 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 87 W
Surround RMS power 4 ohm stp
Surround RMS power 8 ohm stp 95 W
Surround RMS power 4 ohm stp 125 W
Noise line 105.0 dB
Multi channel input noise
Noise phono MM 79.0 dB
Noise phono standard system 76.0 dB
Noise phono MC
Digital noise 104.0 dB
Front noise ProLogic
Noise ProLogic Center
Power consumption standby / operating 0.2 / 41 W
Network connection Network connection
Short conclusion With the AVR 3312, Denon offers a model that offers similar as its predecessor on mechanical savings and costs 300 euros of less. Fine resolution, very jumping sound.
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 51
Price / performance outstanding
tested in issue: 8 / 11


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