Denon AVR-S960H Home Theatre Receiver

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Special Price $1,499.00 (Normally Regular Price $1,999.00 )

Enjoy 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz pass-through

7.2 Channels, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualisation

Audyssey MultEQ, Dynamic Volume/EQ, AirPlay 2 / Bluetooth / HEOS Built-in

Voice control with Amazon Alexa, Siri (via AirPlay 2) and Google Assistant

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About The Denon AVR-S960H Home Theatre Receiver

Denon's AVR-S960H 7.2 Home Theatre Receiver has broken new ground for a mid-level priced product, delivering a very high and surprising level of performance, technology and features for the money.

Upgrade your home theatre! With 145W per channel, the performance-tuned Denon AVR-S960H AV receiver delivers an amazing 3D audio experience. It supports the latest in 3D sound formats such as Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualisation Technology, DTS:X, and DTS Virtual:X. Get the latest video technologies such as 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz pass-through, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, Dynamic HDR, as well as 8K upscaling.

Denon AVR-S960H Home Theatre Receiver

Ultimate Home Theatre Experience – 8K Ready: The AVR-S960H delivers the ultimate home theatre experience with 8K/60Hz pass-through and upscaling, 4K/120Hz pass-through, as well as support for the latest HDMI specifications. The AVR-S960H lets you build the best 4K home theatre today and gives you the comfort of knowing that your AV receiver is 8K ready when you are. Enjoy the highest quality 3D audio and video for even the most demanding entertainment needs.

Powerful 7-Channel Amplifier: Featuring discrete high-current amplifiers on all channels, the AVR-S960H delivers high-power performance of 145W per channel. Low impedance drivers provide operational stability for a wide range of speakers for balanced, tonal sound. Upgrade your expectations in home theatre entertainment.

Full 3D Audio Support: Immerse yourself in 3D audio with Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualisation Technology, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X. Set up a 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos surround system using Dolby Atmos elevation speakers, or dedicated overhead speakers, for the ultimate home theatre experience. DTS:X gives your movies, games and music a realism unmatched by traditional 5.1 surround sound. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualisation Technology and DTS Virtual:X provide 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: Enjoy your favourite 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. All HDMI inputs feature 4:4:4 Pure Color sub sampling, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Hybrid LogGamma (HLG), Dynamic HDR, and BT.2020 pass-through support for exceptional colour, clarity and contrast. Enjoy 8K upscaling as well as HDCP 2.3 processing to play copy-protected content uninhibited.

Brilliant Colour – Universal Compatibility, HDR10+, Dynamic HDR: The AVR-S960H supports High Dynamic Range video format, HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). Dolby Vision transforms the viewing experiences with astonishing brightness, contrast, and colour. HLG offers HDR technology over broadcast content for a crisper, cleaner image. The AVR-S960H also supports HDR10+, which sends dynamic meta data to TV for more realistic images, as well as Dynamic HDR.

Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) Support: The main 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.

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

The Next Generation in Gaming: With the new AVR-S960H, take your gaming to the next level. Game with 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 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.

Works with Google Assistant: Start music in the HEOS app, then ask your Google Assistant to 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.

Built-in Bluetooth & Wi-Fi Capability: The heart of your wireless network. For Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity, the AVR-S960H is equipped with an advanced dual antenna transceiver system for robust streaming even in congested urban environments. Enjoy listening to your favourite audio content wirelessly from your smart devices.

HEOS Built-in Multi-Room Streaming: Enjoy your favourite 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 and Apple Siri 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.

All Zone TV Audio: Play the audio from your TV to all zones. Supports both analogue and digital audio connections.

High-Resolution Audio Support: Enjoy superb audio fidelity with your favourite high-resolution audio tracks. The AVR-S960H features the latest AKM 32-bit D/A converters allowing for 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.

Bluetooth Audio Transmission: Enjoy your favourite 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.

Audyssey Room Correction: The AVR-S960H features the Audyssey MultEQ XT room acoustic measurement system. With the supplied microphone, it precisely analyses the output of each speaker to optimise every channel. Plus, the additional Audyssey MultEQ Editor app (available for purchase) allows advanced users to go “under the hood” for further adjustment and customisation of your audio environment. The app is available for both iOS and Android.

About Denon

As Japan’s first audio electronics manufacturer and with a deep legacy of firsts, Denon is absolutely one of the longest audio company emanating from Japan. Founded in 1910, their aim has always been to enable the entertainment moments that matter through the relentless pursuit of quality, innovation and audio performance and Audio Trends teamed up with Denon way back in 1982. Even then, we had difficulties keeping up with demand because they just couldn't physically reproduce enough gear for the world market! How have they been so successful over decades and still are up with the best in mass-produced audio components when the market has become very crowded?

Innovative engineering and technology are at the core of what makes a Denon product so iconic. Through a disciplined approach to design and production, their Japanese based engineers ensure that only superb craftsmanship, precision engineering and impeccable performance go into every component. The creation of products that can deliver total quality enjoyment to others is a fundamental driving passion and the main reason why they exist. What’s more, their constant quest to create the perfect entertainment component is the key to transforming creative ideas into leading innovation, and to anticipating consumer needs. In recent times, this has included the development of mobile technologies, so that customers can enjoy the best possible quality reproduction in any format.

For everyone at Denon, Passion, Artistry, and Technology are more than buzzwords – they are part of the quintessential philosophy behind everything they do. These three elements and decades of innovation and engineering excellence have shaped their entire culture. Every detail of a Denon product is crafted around these elements with a single goal in mind: to maximise the entertainment experience. It is worthy of note that Denon is distributed in Australia by Sound United who are the international owners of the brand so after-sales-service is readily available if required.

Our Take On The AVR-S960H Home Theatre Receiver

The above are just some of the key features we think you will want to read about. You are probably wondering whether it is possible to have any more features in such a competitively priced model. For a start it has all the essentials including heavy-duty speaker wire binding posts which allow for either bare wire or banana plug access. With a compatible 8K TV, you'll also get stunning picture quality from native 8K content as well as older video sources, thanks to the S960H's upscaling capability.

Compatible speakers? The choice is yours. The maximum rated output is 95 Watts into 2 channels or stereo mode which is usually enough for a 7 metre x 5 metre room at average volume levels. But adding extra speakers WILL reduce this output capability and quite dramatically if inefficient speakers (under 91/92dB) are chosen. No problems with a 5.1 sub/sat system but choice is very important if you plan to use floor standing speakers as the mains plus a centre and rears. The subwoofer will also be critical as it will be in a larger room of if you like to crank up the volume even for just a minute or two once a year! If you're not sure, please call us to discuss various options.

Main Features & Specifications

  • Product Description: Denon AVR-S960H Home Theatre Receiver with 7-channel amplifier
  • Power Output: 90 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms (20-20kHz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Note: Power output drops as you add more speakers
  • Dolby, DTS and Auro-3D surround sound decoding, including Dolby Pro Logic IIz
    • Dolby Atmos processing for use with in-ceiling or "height" speakers for more enveloping home theatre sound
    • Dolby Atmos Height Virtualisation and DTS Virtual:X create three-dimensional effects without height speakers
  • Audyssey speaker calibration and system optimisation includes:
    • Auto setup and room calibration delivers balanced, dynamic sound with enhanced surround performance
    • Dynamic Volume anticipates loud sounds to keep volume levels even
    • Dynamic EQ improves dialogue, bass response, and surround channel levels at lower volumes
    • Audyssey MultEQ Editor app for further audio customisation (paid app; not included)

Digital & Streaming Music Options

  • Wi-Fi: Built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and online music services
  • HEOS Built-in technology wirelessly connects compatible HEOS components for whole home audio
    • free HEOS app offers easy Wi-Fi control, settings adjustments, and music selection and playback
    • works with Amazon Alexa and Google Home voice control assistants
  • Apple AirPlay 2 lets you stream directly from an iPhone® or iPad® and ask Siri to play Apple Music®
    • supports multi-room audio with compatible wireless speakers
  • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music listening with smartphones, tablets, and compatible computers
  • Bluetooth transmission for sending audio from the receiver to Bluetooth-enabled headphones
    • play audio through Bluetooth headphones only, or through Bluetooth headphones and connected speakers simultaneously
  • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (PCM up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution; DSD up to 5.6 MHz)
  • Denon's Compressed Audio Restorer improves sound quality of MP3s and other digital music files

Multi-Room Audio

  • Dual-room/dual-source output
    • Amp assign function lets you use surround back speaker outputs for front height, Zone 2 or bi-amping front speakers
    • Using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.2-channel sound in main room
    • All Zone Stereo mode ensures that both zones stay in sync when playing the same source
    • All Zone TV Audio lets you play the audio from your television to all zones
    • Supports both analogue and digital audio connections
    • Zone 2 compatible audio sources: HDMI audio, optical/coaxial digital inputs, analogue audio inputs, AM/FM tuner, USB, Bluetooth, and HEOS music apps
    • You cannot select different USB/Bluetooth/network sources for each zone

Connectivity

  • HDMI 2.1 audio/video switching: 6 inputs, 2 outputs
    • 1 input and 2 outputs support 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video
    • all inputs and outputs support 4K/60Hz video
    • HDCP 2.3 technology ensures compatibility with Ultra HD sources and TVs
    • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible TVs and HDR-encoded content
    • Supports HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and HLG
    • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
  • Gaming-optimised video processing technologies for a smooth, lag-free gaming experience
    • Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), and Quick Frame Transport (QFT) reduce or eliminate lag and frame tearing
  • Supports ARC (Audio Return Channel) and eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
    • eARC receives uncompressed surround sound signals including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X via the HDMI connection with your compatible TV
  • Component Video Switching: 2 inputs, 1 output
  • Composite Video Switching: 2 inputs, 1 output
  • Digital Audio Inputs: 2 Toslink optical
  • Analogue Stereo RCA Audio: 4 Inputs
  • Turntable: MM (moving magnet) phono input for connecting a turntable
  • Subwoofer: Two line-level subwoofer outputs
  • USB: Front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives
  • Ethernet Port: For hard-wired network connection
  • Speakers: Connection for 7 speakers (Front L/R, Centre, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R)
  • Speaker Wire Terminals: Accept bare wire or 'banana' plugs
  • Headphone Jack: Full-sized headphone jack

Other Features

  • Denon app: Free Denon Remote app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi remote
  • Setup Assistant: This guides you through the initial connection process and settings
  • AM/FM Stereo Tuner: 7 banks of 8 preset stations - 56 in total
  • AM Antenna: 1 - Loop Antenna included. (AM reception is subject to interference - use the Internet!) 
  • FM Antenna: 1 - T Wire included. (Only useful in strong reception areas). External antenna is best.
  • Remote Control: Multibrand/ Denon system type - RC1239
  • Power Input: 230 Volt - Beware! There are sometimes 220 Volt 'grey imports' on the Internet. These are not designed for the Australian market and are not warrantied or even serviced by the local distributor!
  • Detachable Power Cable: Upgrade to a better quality power cable for improved performance
  • Power Consumption: 430 Watts
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 434 x 167 x 341mm. Refer manual for additional antenna dimensions
  • Nett Weight: 9.5kg
  • Shipping Weight: 11.5kg
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 years with additional 1 year option. Details in box.

Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE.

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