The Denon AVR-2313 In-Command Integrated AV Receiver represents a sweet spot in the new line of their 2012 AVR offerings, providing most of the goodies of its bigger brother AVR-3313CI, including 3D and 4K pass-through, and Audyssey MultiEQ room equalization, all at a nice price.
Denon updates its top entry in the “In-Command” AV Receiver line with the AVR-3313CI model, adding a third HDMI output, and most seriously, 4K pass-through. A great hub for home theater with Audyssey MultiEQ XT software, and the potential for 7.2 surround sound, the AVR-3313CI is an excellent value for performance at this level.
Denon’s DBT-1713UD Universal Audio/Video Player is a study in versatility, excellent performance, unfussy set up, and good build quality. It provides internet streaming apps like VUDU, Hulu and Netflix, but surprisingly lacks a full assortment of analog outputs or wireless operation.
Noted loudspeaker company, Bowers and Wilkins, has come up with a nifty portable headphone, the P3, that should bring big smiles to the ears of the iPod crowd.
Toshiba introduces a smart little BD/DVD player, the BDX5300, with a most appealing sticker price, that simply boots up and plays video and audio discs flawlessly.
The Audyssey Audio Dock Air generates big sound from a tiny box that is both generous in bass and mid-range detail. A dream device for placement in small rooms and an easy to use, fun source for recreational listening.
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McIntosh Laboratories has introduced its statement audio/video player. The MVP891 is easily one of the best built and performing universal players tested to date.
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Denon delivers an audio/video receiver that handles about every audio and video source on the planet. The AVR-3312CI will fill the bill for home theater enthusiasts just fine.