8K Video Ability for a 4K HD Price: Denon AVR-S960H 7.2-Channel Receiver Processes Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, Supports HDR10+ and HDCP 2.3, Features HEOS, Voice Control, More
Complete with nearly every feature and decoding option on its $200 costlier sibling, AVR-X2700H – the major differences pertaining to watts per channel, a two-year manufacturer warranty, and the lack of a removable power cord – the Denon AVR-S960H 7.2-channel 8K A/V receiver gives you 8K ability at a 4K price.
Able to process 3D audio such as Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X, and DTS Virtual:X, the 21-pound entertainment hub also delivers cutting-edge video technologies in the forms of 8K/60Hz, Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, 8K upscaling, and HDCP 2.3 processing. Six HDMI 2.1 inputs, two HDMI 2.1 outputs, eARC, and built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi give you the modern connectivity you need. Denon's award-winning guided assistant makes out-of-the-box setup a breeze. As for high-quality music streaming and multi-room wireless audio? Thanks to HEOS, they're here, too.
With AVR-S960H, you can watch a high-resolution film, listen to a favorite album, or even spin an LP. Audiophile-grade 32-bit AKM DACs handle high-resolution files up to DSD 5.6MHz via front-panel USB or network sources. Stream music from TIDAL, Amazon Music, Pandora, Spotify, and other services via AirPlay 2 and built-in HEOS. Command it all with your voice through Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri, or Josh.AI. If you're into gaming, AVR-S960H's 4K/120Hz pass-through, VRR, QFT, and ALLM modes offer lag-free experiences.
For sonics, the 90Wpc AVR-S960H boasts an advanced, discrete, seven-channel amplifier to ensure you never get shortchanged on sound. Smart TV connectivity via HDMI CEC functionality and Audyssey MultEQ room measurement software also come standard. Plus, if you have a customized system, simply use the unit's OvrC and Domotz Pro remote monitoring and management for seamless out-of-box setup.
Add in a system remote control, dual subwoofer outputs, Zone 2 options, an AM/FM tuner, and much more – along with our 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee – and AVR-S960H comes ready to play!
Ultimate Home Theater Experience: 8K Ready
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. 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, Seven-Channel Amplifier
Featuring discrete high-performance power amplifiers on all channels, AVR-S960H powers 90W per channel (8 ohms, 20Hz- 20kHz, THD: 0.08%, with two 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. 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. 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. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology and DTS Virtual:X provides immersive audio without height channels, creating virtual height effects in a 7.1, 5.1 or 2.1 speaker arrangement.
Advanced 8K HDMI Video Section and Various HDR Format Support
Enjoy your favorite movies, shows and games with the best picture quality available. 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. 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.
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) Support
The main HDMI output of 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. Brilliant Color – Universal Compatibility, HDR10+ and Dynamic HDR. 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. AVR-S960H also supports HDR10+, which sends dynamic meta data to your TV to create a more realistic image, as well as Dynamic HDR.
The Latest Technology in Movie Experiences
With 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.
The Next Generation in Gaming
Showcased in AVR-S960H, enjoy gaming to its fullest potential.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 Amazon Alexa
Control 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 free HEOS Home Entertainment Skill to enable Amazon Alexa voice commands for your AVR-S960H. Requires Alexa app and Amazon Echo, Dot or equivalent.
Works with Google Assistant
Ask your Google Assistant speaker or phone to stream your favorite songs. Control volume, play, pause, skip tracks and more.
Apple AirPlay 2 Built-in
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.
HEOS Built-in Multi-Room 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. HEOS 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.
Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Capability
With Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity, 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.
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. AVR-S960H supports both HDMI and digital sources for your second zone.
High-Resolution Audio Support
Enjoy superb audio fidelity with your favorite high-resolution audio tracks. AKM 32-bit D/A converters feature 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. AVR-S960H also supports other file types such as MP3 and WMA to consistently give an exceptional listening experience.
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. 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.
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.
185 watts per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD: 10%, 1 ch. driven)
145 watts per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD: 1%, 1 ch driven)
125 watts per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD: 0.7%, 2 ch. drive)
90 watts per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD: 0.08%, 2 ch. driven)
Speaker Impedance 4-16Ω/ohms
Input Sensitivity/Impedance: 200 mV
Frequency Response: 10 Hz-100 kHz - +1, -3 dB(Direct Mode)
S/N Ratio: 100 dB (IHF-A weighted, Direct mode)
FM Tuning Frequency Range: 87.5 MHz-107.9 MHz
AM Tuning Frequency Range: 520 kHz-1710 kHz
Power Supply: 120V / 60Hz
500W (Standby 0.1 W, CEC standby 0.5W)
35W (ECO Mode On)
70W (ECO Mode Off)
Dimensions (WDH): 17.1" x 6.6" x 13.0"
Weight: 21 lbs.
User Manual (PDF, 14.4 MB)