AVR-S960H (2020)

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7.2 channel 8K Ultra HD AV receiver with 90W per channel, supports 3D audio with Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X® and DTS Virtual:X™, as well as the latest HDMI specifications such as 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz pass-through. Features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HEOS® Built-in wireless multi-room music streaming and voice control compatibility.

FEATURES - AVR-S960H​

(2020 Model) 7.2ch 8K AV Receiver with 3D Audio, Voice Control and HEOS® Built-in

Overview

Upgrade your home theater with the Denon AVR-S960H. With 90W per channel (8 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, THD: 0.08%, 2 ch. driven), the performance-tuned Denon AV receiver delivers an amazing 3D audio experience. The Denon AVR-S960H supports the latest in 3D sound formats such as Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X®, and DTS Virtual:X™. The AVR-S960H also supports the latest video technologies such as 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz pass-through, Dolby Vision™, HDR10, HDR10+, Dynamic HDR, HLG, as well as 8K upscaling and HDCP 2.3 support on all HDMI inputs (6 in/2 out).

The front-panel USB offers convenient audio playback of MP3 and Hi-Res audio formats (WAV, FLAC, ALAC and DSD 2.8/5.6MHz files). Stream popular music services like Spotify®, Pandora®, TIDAL and more wirelessly via Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay 2 and Wi-Fi with HEOS® Built-in. The new Denon AVR-S960H also works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri and Josh.ai for effortless voice control.

By visually guiding you through each step in the setup process, the award-winning Denon Setup Assistant ensures a fast, simple onboarding experience. Because the acoustics of every home theater are different, the AVR-S960H features premium room calibration technology from Audyssey to automatically measure and optimize your AV receiver, providing a truly immersive 3D audio experience.

Features
  • High-performance discrete 7-channel amplifier: Delivers maximum performance and 90W per channel (8 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, THD: 0.08%, 2 ch. driven) to provide a dynamic and precise Denon sound experience.
  • Full 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz pass-through and upscaling: With the latest in HDMI support, enjoy 8K quality video from your 8K source devices, with one 8K input and two outputs allowing for 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz pass-through. 8K upscaling is available on all 6 HDMI inputs.
  • The latest in HDMI support: With 6 advanced HDMI inputs and 2 HDMI outputs with full HDCP 2.3 support, connect to six media devices and output to two displays.
  • Enjoy your favorite 3D audio formats: Enjoy immersive, 3D audio from sources like Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, DTS:X™® and DTS Virtual:X™ to enjoy your entertainment in its highest quality.
  • Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) HDMI support: Through the main HDMI output, connect your TV with eARC HDMI support to allow uncompressed and object-based audio formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X directly from your smart TV app to your AV receiver.
  • The latest in video compatibility: The latest HDR format support including HDR10, HDR10+ (New in 2020), HLG, Dolby Vision, as well as Dynamic HDR (New in 2020) to provide the greatest picture quality for brightness, clarity and contrast.
  • The next generation in movie immersion: With 8K/60Hz pass-through or upscaling, Dynamic HDR and Quick Media Switching (QMS), enjoy crystal clear picture in the highest quality available.
  • The latest in gaming experiences: With 4K/120Hz pass-through, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Quick Frame Transport (QFT), enjoy your gaming experience with amazing imaging, as well as reduced lag and latency.
  • Works with your favorite voice services: Use your voice to control the AVR-S960H and wireless music services hands-free — works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri and Josh.ai.
  • Wireless streaming from the most popular music services: Supports Spotify Connect, Pandora, Amazon Music HD, TIDAL, Sirius XM, Deezer and more. The AVR-S960H also lets Wireless streaming from the most popular music services: you enjoy your music through AirPlay 2 so you can listen to all of your favorite tracks from Apple Music.
  • “Roon Tested” Certified: Get more out of your digital music library with searchable, surfable information about your favorite artists and songs. Find lyrics, concert dates, photos, bios, reviews and more through the Roon app.
  • Phono input: With the included phono input, the AVR-S960H lets you connect your turntable and play your favorite vinyl records. Enjoy your collection with exceptional quality and sound.
  • Dual subwoofer outputs: Smooths out low frequencies for better bass dispersion.
  • HEOS® Built-in wireless multi-room music streaming technology: Listen from any room for a connected, whole-home audio experience. The AVR-S960H also works with the newly introduced Denon Home speakers for a whole-home audio experience.
  • High-resolution audio streaming for Hi-Fi enthusiasts:High-resolution audio streaming for Hi-Fi enthusiasts: Enjoy your favorite Hi-Res quality file playback with FLAC, ALAC, and WAV support, as well as DSD 2.8/5.6MHz.
  • Four Quick Select buttons: Featured on the front panel, store your preferred audio settings for each source.
  • Dual subwoofer outputs: Smooths out low frequencies for better bass dispersion.
  • Front panel USB input: Convenient audio playback of MP3, WAV, FLAC, ALAC and DSD (2.8/5.6MHz) files.
  • All Zone TV audio: Play the audio from your TV to a second zone
  • Built-in Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support: Solid wireless network connectivity even in congested environments
  • Bluetooth® Audio Transmitter: Enjoy your favorite audio through your Bluetooth headphones late at night or with your family member who is hearing impaired. This feature supports Bluetooth-only playback as well as simultaneous playback with connected speakers.
  • Award-winning Denon Setup Assistant: Graphical user interface for an easy and intuitive setup experience.
  • Audyssey MultEQ and Dynamic EQ/Volume: Optimize your room acoustics with Audyssey software and included mic and stand.
  • Smart TV compatibility: Easily control the AVR-S960H with most TV remotes via HDMI-CEC.
  • Amazing audio built on 110-years of innovation: Denon is the defining audio company of Japan. Founded in 1910, we enable the moments that matter through the relentless pursuit of quality, innovation and audio performance.
  • Includes two-year limited warranty (US Only)
  • ULTIMATE HOME THEATER EXPERIENCE - 8K READY

    The AVR-S960H enables a superior movie experience with 8K/60Hz pass-through, as well as elevated gaming with 4K/120Hz pass-through and support for the latest HDMI specifications. With support for the highest quality 3D audio formats, experience your entertainment in more detail than ever. The new AVR-S960H lets you build the best 4K home theater today and gives you the comfort of knowing that your AV receiver is 8K ready when you are.

  • HIGH-PERFORMANCE DISCRETE 7-CHANNEL AMPLIFIER

    Featuring discrete high-performance power amplifiers on all channels, the AVR-S960H powers 90W per channel (8 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, THD: 0.08%, with 2 channels driven). With low impedance driver capability, it offers operational stability with a wide range of speakers for balanced, quality sound. Plus, Auto Eco Mode adjusts power output to speakers based on volume level and on-screen eco meter, providing power consumption reduction in real-time.

FULL 3D AUDIO SUPPORT

Immerse yourself in 3D audio with Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X® and DTS Virtual:X™.

  • Dolby Atmos®
  • DTS:X®
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    DRIVE IMMERSIVE SURROUND SOUND

    Set up Dolby Atmos with a 5.1.2 surround sound speaker system using Dolby Atmos elevation speakers or dedicated overhead speakers for the ultimate home theater experience.

    Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology provides immersive audio without height channels, creating virtual height effects in a 7.1, 5.1 or 2.1 speaker arrangement.

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    CLOSER TO THE ACTION

    DTS:X® immersive audio places sound where it would occur naturally in space, creating a lifelike, 3D audio experience in the home. The improved immersion and heightened realism draw you into the world of your favorite movies.

    DTS Virtual:X™ provides immersive audio without height channels, creating virtual height effects in a 7.1, 5.1 or 2.1 speaker arrangement.

GEARED UP FOR 8K ULTRA HD

With the new AVR-S960H, enjoy all your entertainment with latest technology available and watch your movies in unrivaled clarity. Enjoy your movies in 8K with 8K/60Hz pass-through and upscaling, as well advanced technologies like Dynamic HDR and Quick Media Switching (QMS), which is used in movies to eliminate video delay.

  • 8K HDMI SPECS WITH EARC
  • ADVANCED VIDEO SECTION
  • HDR / DOLBY VISION
  • 8K HDMI VIDEO SECTION WITH eARC

    The main HDMI output of the AVR-S960H supports eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel) to enable uncompressed and object-based audio transmission directly from your smart TV apps to your AV receiver.

    Enjoy your favorite movies, shows and games with the best picture quality available. The AVR-S960H features an advanced HDMI section (6 in/2 out) with a dedicated 8K input that will support 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video pass-through and upscaling. All HDMI inputs feature 4:4:4 Pure Color sub sampling, Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), Dynamic HDR, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support for exceptional color, clarity and contrast. Available on all HDMI ports, enjoy 8K upscaling, as well as HDCP 2.3, letting you enjoy copy-protected content uninhibited. The AVR-S960H also adopts eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel) to support 3D audio formats directly from your smart TV apps to your AV receiver.

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    ADVANCED VIDEO CONTROLS

    HDCP 2.3 processing is available on all HDMI ports, letting you enjoy copy-protected content totally uninhibited. Certified by the Imaging Science Foundation, the AVR-S960H features a full suite of video calibration controls (for use by an ISF technician), along with ISF Day and ISF Night video modes. Enjoy seamless compatibility with the latest HD and Ultra HD TVs, Blu-ray players and game consoles.

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    BRILLIANT COLOR – UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY, HDR10+ AND DYNAMIC HDR

    The AVR-S960H supports High Dynamic Range video format, HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). Dolby Vision transforms the viewing experience with astonishing brightness, contrast, and color. HLG offers HDR technology over broadcast content for an elevated experience. The AVR-S960H also supports HDR10+, which sends dynamic meta data to your TV to create a more realistic image, as well as Dynamic HDR.

    (Some technologies are not available on all televisions.)

  • THE NEXT GENERATION IN GAMING

    With the new AVR-S960H, enjoy gaming to its fullest potential. The AVR-S960H supports 4K/120Hz pass-through as well as Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT), and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), which reduced or eliminates lag and frame tearing to offer a smoother, lag-free gaming experience.

WORKS WITH LATEST VOICE ASSISTANTS

Enjoy effortless voice control and total flexibility from the leading voice services. Using a smart speaker or your phone, speak commands with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri and high-end smart home automation, Josh.ai. Ask to play your favorite music, turn the volume up, skip to the next track, switch inputs and more. Switch between voice services or pick a favorite to use — the choice is yours. Functionality varies by voice agent.

  • ALEXA
  • GOOGLE ASSISTANT
  • APPLE SIRI
  • JOSH.AI
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    WORKS WITH AMAZON ALEXA

    Control the AVR-S960H hands-free with Amazon Alexa and your voice. Adjust the volume, skip to the next track, switch inputs for your different media players and more — “Just Ask.” Download the HEOS® Home Entertainment Skill to enable Amazon Alexa voice commands for your AVR-S960H, HEOS devices and other select Denon products. Requires Alexa app and Amazon Echo, Dot or equivalent.

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    WORKS WITH GOOGLE ASSISTANT

    Start music in the HEOS app, then ask your Google Assistant to control volume, play, pause, skip tracks and more.

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    AIRPLAY 2 + APPLE SIRI VOICE CONTROL

    Use AirPlay 2 to stream Apple music wirelessly to the AV receiver, or group with other AirPlay compatible speakers to fill your home with music.

    Stream audio from your favorite music services like Apple Music and Spotify or watch videos from services like YouTube and Netflix from any iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV and hear the audio perfectly synced to your speakers AirPlay 2 sources.

    AirPlay 2 also supports multi-room audio – wirelessly stream content to multiple AirPlay 2 compatible devices simultaneously with improved audio buffering to ensure smooth audio playback. AirPlay 2 provides control and grouping of compatible audio devices within the Apple Music or Home app. Use AirPlay 2 in-app or with your voice via Siri.

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    JOSH.AI SMART HOME VOICE AUTOMATION

    An elevated voice agent for the high-end smart home, Josh.ai offers flexible voice control for nearly any aspect of your day-to-day experience and entertainment environment. Use voice commands to control the thermostat, lights, home appliances, speakers, AV receiver and more. Josh.ai is installed by custom integrators and accessed through an app on your phone or tablet. Works with iOS and Android devices.

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HIGH-RESOLUTION AUDIO SUPPORT

Enjoy superb audio fidelity with your favorite high-resolution audio tracks. The AVR-S960H with AKM 32-bit D/A converters features high-resolution audio decoding with multiple lossless file types, including ALAC, FLAC and WAV at up to 192kHz/24bit. It is also compatible with 2.8/5.6-MHz DSD files (DSD is the audio coding format of SACD). Play them from memory devices via the front panel USB, or over network sources. The AVR-S960H also supports other file types such as MP3 and WMA to consistently give an exceptional listening experience.

  • PHONO INPUT
  • DUAL SUB OUTPUTS
  • ROON TESTED
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    Phono Input for Turntable/Vinyl Support

    Featuring a built-in phono input, the AVR-S960H lets you connect your turntable and play vinyl records. Enjoy your vintage collection with exceptional quality and sound.

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    Dual Subwoofer Outputs

    Immerse yourself in evenly distributed, accurate bass. The AVR-S960H features two subwoofer outputs to smooth out low frequencies and provide better dispersion. No audible peaks or dips — just powerful, room-filling bass.

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    “Roon Tested” Certified

    All new Denon AV receivers are now Roon Tested, including the AVR-S960H. Get more out of your digital music library with searchable, surfable information about your favorite artists and songs. Find lyrics, concert dates, photos, bios, reviews and more.
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ADVANCED SOUND PROCESSING

Experience extraordinary sound quality from both music and movies.

  • MULTI-SOURCE
  • ALL ZONE TV AUDIO
  • Multi-Source, Multi-Room

    With the Denon AVR-S960H, it’s possible to enjoy multi-channel surround sound in one room and a separate source or music stream in another. Watch a movie in one room while another family member listens to music in a different zone without interruption. Make use of the internal amps to power the speaker.

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    All Zone TV Audio

    Play the audio from your TV to all zones. Enjoy full discrete audio such as Dolby Atmos in the main zone for a totally immersed experience while playing the same source in the second zone. Select “Source” for the second zone to share the main zone audio. The AVR-S960H supports both HDMI and digital sources for your second zone.

  • Bluetooth Audio Transmission

    Enjoy your favorite audio without waking your whole home by transmitting the audio coming from your AV receiver to your Bluetooth headphones. The AVR-S960H even allows you to play the audio on both Bluetooth headphones and connected speakers simultaneously. If you have a family member or a friend who is hearing impaired, we recommend this setup.

EASY SETUP EXPERIENCE

The included AVR-S960H Quick Start Guide provides simple, clear instructions for how to get started. Once you connect your TV to the AVR-S960H via HDMI, the award winning Denon Setup Assistant appears on your TV screen to walk you through setup, step by step. A row of color-coded speaker connections is laid out horizontally, making organizing and connecting speaker wires simple.

  • Quick Select
  • SMART TV
  • Connectivity
  • APP CONTROL
  • AUDYSSEY
  • AUDYSSEY PRESETS
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    QUICK SELECTS FOR USER-FRIENDLY AUDIO TUNING

    The Denon AVR-S960H front panel features four Quick Select buttons that store your preferred audio settings for each source. Switch between TV audio, Blu-ray, media players and more, and the AVR-S960H adjusts the EQ settings to your preferences for that media source. Use the buttons on the front panel or opt for the same Quick Selects on the AV receiver remote for faster control. Now allows for one-push all zone stereo mode via Quick Select.

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    SMART TV CONNECTIVITY

    Control the Denon AVR-S960H with your Smart TV remote via the HDMI CEC functionality associated with your Smart TV. Simply set “HDMI Control” to ON in your receiver, then set “Smart Menu” to ON and begin controlling the AVR-S960H with your TV remote. The Smart Menu home screen provides quick access to source and surround mode selections, the AV receiver setup menu, and four Smart Selects.

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    BUILT-IN BLUETOOTH, WI-FI AND AIRPLAY 2 COMPATABILITY

    With Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity, the Denon AVR-S960H is equipped with an advanced dual antenna transceiver system for robust streaming even in congested urban environments. Enjoy listening to your favorite audio content wirelessly from your smart devices.

    With HEOS® Built-in technology play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room — the choice is yours. HEOS works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, providing effortless voice control.

    HEOS supports free and premium Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music HD, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Sound Cloud, SiriusXM, TIDAL and more.

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    DENON AVR REMOTE APP FOR SEAMLESS CONTROL

    Better control in your back pocket. The free Denon AVR Remote for iOS and Android makes using the AVR-S960H even easier — adjust volume, turn it on or off, mute the music, select a source or switch to HEOS. Download the free Denon AVR Remote to your smartphone or tablet today.

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    Audyssey Suite of EQ Calibration Technology

    Professional home theater audio tuning at your fingertips. The latest Denon audio/video products use the Audyssey suite of EQ software for simple, accurate set-up and calibration. With the supplied measuring microphone, Audyssey measures all the speakers in your home theater, and tunes the AV receiver to provide the smoothest, most optimal overall listening experience for your room. Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Audyssey Dynamic EQ smooth out startling jumps in volume (such as TV commercials), letting you listen at lower levels and still enjoy clear dialogue, music, sound effects and precise tonal tailoring. For the enthusiast, the Audyssey MultEQ Editor app lets you view speaker detection data to check the before-and-after results of the Audyssey calibration, making it easy to optimize individual room acoustics to personal taste.

    The app is available for both iOS and Android.

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    DUAL SPEAKER PRESET MEMORY

    The new AVR-S960H allows storing of two Audyssey settings as well as switching between the two settings on the fly, giving you freedom to tweak your listening experience for the content or listening environment.

HEOS® BUILT-IN FOR WIRELESS MUSIC STREAMING

Enjoy your favorite music in any room of your home wirelessly with HEOS® Built-in technology. Play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room — the choice is yours. Also works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri and Josh.ai to provide cutting-edge voice control and incredible sound for all your home entertainment. Connect your Denon Home speakers for a whole-home audio experience.

HEOS® supports free and premium Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music HD, TuneIn, SoundCloud, SiriusXM, TIDAL and more.

(Not all music services available in all regions.)

 

Amazing Sound Built on 110-Years of innovation

As Japan’s first audio electronics manufacturer with a deep legacy of firsts -- Denon is the defining audio company of Japan. Founded in 1910, we enable the moments that matter through the relentless pursuit of quality, innovation and audio performance. We innovate for a better experience.

Downloads

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  • Online Manual
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  • Denon AVR App for Apple
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  • HEOS App for Apple
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  • Denon AVR App for Android
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  • HEOS App for Android
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  • AVR-X3700H Product Information Sheet
    05-21-2020
    1.38 MB
    PDF
  • HEOS_CLI_ProtocolSpecification-Version-1.14
    06-17-2020
    0.17 MB
    PDF
  • FY21AVR_DENON_PROTOCOL_V02
    06-17-2020
    0.22 MB
  • AVR-S960H_IR_CODE_V01
    06-17-2020
    1.2 MB
    DOC

Specifications

Model:
AVR-S960H