Denon has introduced two new S-Series AV Receivers (AVRs), the AVR-S760H and the AVR-S660H. Each of the new S-Series AVRs are designed with three 8K HDMI inputs to accommodate people looking to upgrade to the latest 8K entertainment and gaming sources.
The AVR-S760H and S660H were designed to deliver an immersive surround sound experience for movies and music and feature advanced voice control and connectivity options.
“With the new Denon S-Series AVRs, users can build the very best 4K home theater today and know their AV receiver is also 8K ready when they are,” said Trip Randall, president of Denon. “These AVRs offer outstanding features and functionality to meet demanding entertainment needs at an affordable price for customers ready to upgrade from beginner systems or sound bars. With seven channels of discrete amplifications, the AVR-S760H offers extra upgrades, such as Dolby Atmos or DTS:X capabilities for the most realistic, immersive home cinema experience.”
Denon AVR-S660H 5.2 Channel AVR
The Denon AVR-S660H high-performance 5.2 channel AVR delivers five channels of 75W per channel amplifications (8 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, THD: 0.08%, 2ch. driven). This simple and solid AVR provides a true-to-life surround sound experience featuring Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio decoding for high-resolution and lossless soundtrack playback.
The AVR-S660H features the latest and advanced HDMI specifications such as 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz pass-through capabilities on its three HDMI inputs up to 40Gbps, Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, Dynamic HDR and HLG as well as 8K upscaling and HDCP 2.3 support on all HDMI inputs (6 in/1 out). The AVR-S660H also offers built-in HEOS multi-room music streaming technology, enabling users to enjoy their favorite content wirelessly in every room.
AVR-S760H 7.2 Channel AVR: Upgrade to a 3D Audio Experience
The Denon AVR-S760H high-performance 7.2 channel AVR is a feature-packed home entertainment hub delivering superb audio and video performance. The AVR-S760H features the latest immersive 3D surround formats, an advanced 4K and 8K HDMI video section and built-in HEOS multi-room music streaming technology.
With seven channels of discrete amplification rated 75W per channel (8 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, THD: 0.08%, 2ch driven), the Denon AVR-S760H delivers a lifelike 3D audio experience, leveraging the latest surround sound formats including Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X. Users can build a stellar 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos surround sound system by installing height or top speakers, or Dolby Atmos elevation speakers atop matching floor standing or bookshelf loudspeakers.
Users can also enjoy a multi-dimensional listening experience thanks to DTS Virtual:X or Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization technologies without height or top speakers, or even without surround speakers. This creates the excitement of immersive 3D audio, simplifying installation for rooms where the placement of additional loudspeakers is impractical.
Advanced 8K HDMI Video Section with eARC
To ensure the best picture quality possible, both the AVR-S660H and AVR-S760H feature an advanced HDMI section including three 8K HDMI inputs supporting 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video pass-through up to 40Gbps. The AVRs are easily connected via eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) to deliver uncompressed and object-based audio from the TV to the receiver via a single HDMI cable.
All HDMI inputs (6 in/1 out) boast 4:4:4 Pure Color sub sampling, HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), Dynamic HDR and BT.2020 pass-through support for exceptional clarity. Users can also enjoy 8K upscaling on all inputs and HDCP 2.3, the latest copy protection standard for effortless playback.
Gamers also have a host of technologies available for a smoother and quicker gaming experience, including: 4K/120Hz pass-through, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM).
High Resolution Music Streaming and Multi-Room Support
The Denon AVR-S660H and AVR-S760H are compatible with Apple AirPlay 2 for iPhone users while the front-panel USB port offers convenient audio playback of other high-resolution audio formats (WAV, FLAC, ALAC and DSD 2.8/5.6 MHz files) from a variety of players. Wireless connectivity to popular streaming music services like Spotify, Pandora, Tidal and more are also easily accessed via Bluetooth or HEOS built-in technology.
With HEOS Built-in, both AV receivers can stream music wirelessly across compatible HEOS built-in products such as Denon Home 150/250/350 wireless speakers from anywhere in the home. Listeners can play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room from the HEOS app.
Audiophile Heritage and Performance
Both the Denon AVR-S660H and AVR-S760H offer industry-leading sound quality, offering high-resolution audio streaming with support for FLAC, ALAC and WAV files as well as DSD 2.8/5.6MHz. The latest AVRs include a phono input for vinyl enthusiasts to enjoy their collection. With dual subwoofer outputs, listeners can easily add multiple subs to achieve optimized low frequency dispersion for movies or music listening.
Improve Accuracy with Audyssey Room Correction
Both new models use Audyssey MultEQ technology for simple, accurate speaker setup and acoustic calibration of the system. The technology detects the size, type and configuration of the speakers used and measures their response in up to six listening positions for optimal performance. With the AVR-S760H, listeners can further customize settings to their liking via the advanced Audyssey MultEQ Editor app, available for purchase in iOS and Android stores.
Additional Features and Benefits
With a suite of new updates, both AVRs offer a variety of other benefits. “Dialog Enhancer” lets users to adjust the dialog level on the fly, while a newly added HDMI signal information feature allows users to confirm if 8K or 4K120 signals or other HDR formats are passing through the AVR. Additionally, the AVR-S760H offers a “Dual Speaker Presets” feature, enabling users to store and switch instantly between two different speaker configurations and Audyssey settings. The new S-Series AVRs also work with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri for voice control of AVR functions.
The AVR-S660H and AVR-S760H are available for $449 and $549, respectively, at authorized Denon retailers.