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Denon AVR-1912 review: Editors' Choice AV receiver

CNET reviews the Denon AVR-1912, giving it the Editors' Choice Award in the midrange AV receiver category for its built-in AirPlay, outstanding sound quality, and six HDMI inputs.

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The Denon AVR-1912 is the most complete midrange AV receiver we've seen in 2011 so far.

It's one of the only two receivers in its class (the other being the Pioneer VSX-1021-K) with built-in support for Apple's AirPlay, a feature that lets you use any iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad as a wireless music source. While the Pioneer has a nicer interface, the Denon outdoes it with slightly better sound quality, a sixth HDMI input, a two-year warranty, and onboard support for Pandora, Rhapsody, and Napster.

The Denon AVR-1912 is our go-to pick if someone asks, "Which AV receiver should I buy?" and that's why we've given it our Editors' Choice Award.

Read the full review of the Denon AVR-1912 here.

Also check out our updated 2011 AV receiver spreadsheet comparing all the receivers we've reviewed in 2011. We'll continue to update it with more receivers soon.