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Denon introduces new S-Series 8K AV receivers

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Denon has released three new S-Series AV Receivers (AVRs) in the form of the e AVR-S760H, AVR-S660H and the AVC-S660H.

Each new S-Series AVR from Denon features three 8K HDMI inputs out of a total of six HDMI ports. According to the manufacturer, the AVRs are built with the latest technologies to deliver an immersive surround sound experience for movies and music.

AVR-S660H / AVC-S660H 5.2 channel AV solutions

The Denon AVR-S660H is a 5.2 channel AV-Receiver and delivers five channels of 75W per channel amplification (8 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, THD: 0.08%, 2ch. driven). This entry-level AVR offers a nice surround sound experience with Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio and lossless soundtrack playback. The AVR-S660H features the latest and advanced HDMI specifications, such as 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz pass-through capabilities via the three HDMI inputs up to 40Gbps, Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, Dynamic HDR and HLG. 8K upscaling and HDCP 2.3 support on all HDMI inputs (6 in/1 out) is possible too. The AVR-S660H offers HEOS Built-in multi-room music streaming technology, so users can enjoy their favorite content wirelessly in any room. The AVC-S660H has the same features, but is a pure AV amplifier without an FM tuner.

AVR-S760H 7.2-channel AVR

The 7.2-channel Denon AVR-S760H (pictured at top) is a feature-packed home entertainment hub that delivers superior audio and video performance. In words of the manufacturer: ‘The AVR-S760H features the latest immersive 3D surround formats, advanced 4K and 8K HDMI inputs and outputs, and HEOS Built-in multi-room music streaming technology. It features amplification of 75 W per channel (8 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, THD: 0.08%, 2ch driven). Supported are Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X. Users can assemble a comprehensive 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos surround sound system by installing height or recessed speakers, or Dolby Atmos height speakers on top of matching floorstanding or bookshelf speakers. A multidimensional listening experience without height or recessed speakers, or even without surround speakers, is also possible thanks to DTS Virtual:X or Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization technologies’.

Advanced 8K HDMI video section with eARC

For the best possible image quality, the AVR-S660H, AVC-S660H and AVR-S760H are equipped with advanced HDMI inputs and outputs, including three 8K HDMI copies that support 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video pass-through up to 40Gbps. The AVRs are easily connected via eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) to bring uncompressed and object-based audio from the TV to the AVR via a single HDMI cable. All HDMI inputs (6 in/1 out) feature 4:4:4 Pure Color subsampling, HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), Dynamic HDR and BT.2020 pass-through support for exceptional clarity. 8K upscaling is available on all inputs, as is HDCP 2.3, the latest copy protection standard. Gamers have a host of technologies at their disposal for a smooth and faster gaming experience, including: 4K/120Hz pass-through, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM).

Hires music streaming & multiroom support

The Denon AVR-S660H, AVC-S660H and AVR-S760H are compatible with Apple AirPlay 2 for iPhone users. The front panel USB port offers audio playback of other high-resolution audio formats (WAV, FLAC, ALAC and DSD 2.8/5.6 MHz files) from a variety of USB storage sources. Wireless connectivity to popular streaming music services such as Spotify, Amazon Music HD, Tidal and more are accessible via Bluetooth or HEOS Built-in technology. With HEOS Built-in, both AV receivers can wirelessly stream music anywhere in the home via compatible HEOS Built-in products such as Denon Home 150/250/350/550 wireless speakers. A phono input is also provided for vinyl enthusiasts. For a more solid bass, dual sub outputs are available.

Improved accuracy with Audyssey room correction

All new models use Audyssey MultEQ technology for easy, 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. The AVR-S760H allows listeners to further customize settings to their liking via the advanced Audyssey MultEQ Editor app. This app is available for purchase in iOS and Android stores.

Additional features and ease of use

With a series of new updates, all AVRs offer a range of other benefits. “Dialog Enhancer” allows users to adjust the dialogue level during playback. A newly added HDMI signal information function allows users to confirm whether 8K60 or 4K120 signals or other HDR formats are being passed through the AVR. In addition, the AVR-S760H offers a “Dual Speaker Presets” function. It allows users to save two different speaker configurations and Audyssey settings and switch between them instantly. The new S-Series AVRs also work with Amazon Alexa (English only), Google Assistant and Apple Siri for voice control of AVR functions.

The Denon AVC-S660H, AVR-S660H and AVR-S760H are available for $529, $549 and $619, respectively, from Denon authorized dealers and on the manufacturer’s website

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