Our take on the Denon AVR-S720W
Gear up for the future of audio technology with the Denon AVR-720W. With built in Bluetooth, Smart TV connectivity and high resolution audio decoding, this receiver delivers mesmerizing surround sound and supports the latest high resolution audio and video formats. The stylish design and the easy to use controls make it a perfect fit for any home.
Featuring high performance and high value the AVR-S720W 7.2 channel AV receiver delivers sensational surround sound and it supports the latest high resolution audio and video formats. Equipped with Dolby Atmos surround sound decoding, the AVR-S720W lets you enjoy the latest Hollywood blockbuster soundtracks in incredibly immersive surround sound. With Dolby Atmos you'll experience the same revolutionary 3D surround sound found in premium movie theaters with the ability to create an overhead surround soundfield that dramatically expands the sonic space. Via a future firmware update the AVR-S720W is also able to decode the newest DTS:X soundtracks that also deliver an immersive 3-dimensional soundspace.
Prepared for the future, the AVR-S720W features an advanced video processing and signal handling system including the latest HDMI 2.0a specification that's compatible with 4K Ultra HD BT.2020 full rate 60 Hz content, Wide Color Gamut, High Dynamic Range (HDR) 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling and 21:9 aspect ratio pass-through. It's also HDCP 2.2 compliant, which is a requirement for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content.
Equipped with both Bluetooth and dual band Wi-Fi and dual diversity antennas that ensure robust signal transmission and reception, the AVR-S720W lets you stream your favorite audio tracks wirelessly and you can easily control it with the Denon 2016 AVR remote available for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire smart devices.
Dolby's revolutionary Atmos surround sound technology dispenses with channel-based coding in favor of more advanced object-based coding, giving the soundtrack designer the ability to precisely place sounds anywhere in the 3-dimensional space. Now you can enjoy this same award-winning technology at home with the AVR-S720W that lets you to connect a 5.1 surround sound speaker system and 2 additional overhead speakers or 2 Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for the ultimate home theater experience. Along with Dolby Atmos decoding the AVR-S720W also features Dolby TrueHD lossless decoding and other Dolby Digital technologies.
The latest immersive surround sound system, DTS:X features object-based audio coding that lets the soundtrack designer place sonic elements anywhere in the 3D acoustic soundspace, and provides for overhead speakers to deliver a stunning surround sound experience. Along with DTS:X decoding, the AVR-S720W features DTS-HD Master Audio decoding and other DTS audio technologies. DTS:X decoding will be available via a future firmware update.
Latest HDMI 2.0a Connectivity; HDCP 2.2 Compatible; 4K Ultra HD BT.2020, HDR (High Dynamic Range) Specification
Featuring 6 HDMI inputs, including 1 conveniently located on the front panel the AVR-S720W incorporates an advanced video section that features the latest HDMI 2.0a specification, including support for 4K Ultra HD BT.2020 60 Hz full rate video, Wide Color Gamut, High Dynamic Range (HDR), 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling and 21:9 video pass-through along with support for 3D content. The AVR-S720W also features HDCP 2.2 compatibility, a requirement for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content.
Advanced Quad-Core 32-bit DSP Processor
Featuring an advanced quad-core 32-bit DSP processor, the AVR-S720W easily handles multi-thread processing tasks, including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoding, Audyssey room acoustic correction, bass management and DSP surround simulation. The DSP chip features tremendous processing power with 4 300-MHz DSP cores that can process over 1 billion computations per second
High Resolution Audio Decoding
Enjoy superb audio fidelity with your favorite high resolution audio tracks. The AVR-S720W features high resolution decoding with multiple lossless file types including AIFF, ALAC, FLAC and WAVE along with compatibility for 2.8/5.6-MHz DSD files (DSD is the high resolution audio coding format of SACD).
Built-in Bluetooth & Wi-Fi
Featuring Bluetooth and dual band Wi-Fi wireless connectivity, the AVR-S720W is equipped with an advanced dual diversity antenna RF transceiver system for robust and error-free streaming, even in congested environments. Connect to the internet through your home Wi-Fi network (or with a hard-wired connection via the RJ-45 Ethernet LAN port) and enjoy your favorite tracks from popular streaming music services such as Pandora, Sirius XM and Spotify Connect. You can also choose from thousands of internet radio stations around the world and enjoy music from virtually every genre.
With AirPlay you can enjoy listening to your music tracks wirelessly from your iOS device including the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad and the AVR-S720W is DLNA 1.5 certified for compatibility with your home PC or Mac.
Denon 2016 AVR Remote
Denon's brand new app for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire will give you an unprecedented level of command and control over your network-ready Denon AV Receivers*. Most remarkably, the clever Queue management now makes it possible to browse your music library while listening to your favorite songs. Selected tracks (one or a whole album) can set to “Play Now”, “Play Next” or “Add to end of the Queue” and even more options are available. After a listening session the Queue can get edited and even saved as a playlist for later playback. And all of this on the fly.
Along with many new features, the graphics and user interface have been completely overhauled. The new app gives you full control of the AVR as well as access to its setup menu for detailed adjustments from your phones or tablets. Denon 2016 AVR Remote also gives you quick access to the receiver's status display, option menus, Denon Blu-ray player control, and online owner's manual for your convenience.
* (Supported models: AVR-X6200W, AVR-X4200W, AVR-X3200W, AVR-X2200W, AVR-X1200W, AVR-S920W, AVR-S720W, AVR-S910W, AVR-710W; for other models please download Denon's previous “Denon Remote App”)
Powerful 7 Channel Discrete Amplifier with Eco Mode
Featuring high current discrete power output devices, the AVR-S720W delivers high power and is rated at a maximum of 165 watts per channel. There's also an Auto Eco mode that adjusts the maximum power available according to the volume level as well as an on-screen Eco meter that lets you see the power consumption reduction in real time.
Dual Subwoofer Outputs
The AVR-S720W features dual subwoofer outputs, which lets you connect two smaller subwoofers instead of a single larger sub, and enjoy the benefits of response averaging by having two subs in different locations in the room. With dual subwoofers, deep bass is smoother and more detailed, minimizing the peaks and dips that often result with a single subwoofer setup.
Smart TV Connectivity
When you connect the AVR-S720W to your Smart TV you have the option of controlling the AVR-S720W via the HDTV's remote control which lets you select an input, adjust the volume and choose the surround sound mode.
Audyssey Bronze Built-InDenon was the first AV manufacturer to embrace Audyssey's advanced DSP audio processing, and the AVR-S720W features the Audyssey Bronze suite of powerful DSP features, including MultEQ room acoustic measurement and DSP correction. Via the supplied measuring microphone and mic stand, Audyssey MultEQ measures all the speakers in your home theater during setup, including the subwoofer, and then generates multiple high precision DSP room acoustic correction filters which together provide smoothest and most natural tonal balance, regardless of the brand or model of the various speakers.
Audyssey Dynamic Volume features advanced psycho-acoustic processing to deliver clear dialog and wide range sound at reduced volume levels so that you can enjoy theater-level clarity at whatever listening level you choose. Audyssey Dynamic EQ also features advanced DSP processing to deliver full range wide-band response even at reduced volume levels.
You can configure the AVR-S720W for a 7 channel home theater surround system or you can choose to have a 5 channel surround system in the main room with 2 of the amplifier channels dedicated to drive separate stereo speakers in another room. Enjoy a surround sound movie in the home theater room while others can enjoy stereo sound from a different source in a second room at the same time.
Denon HEOS Link IP Control
Denon's renowned HEOS whole home audio system features advanced multi-room, multi-source audio streaming and the AVR-S720W features IP control capability with the HEOS Link so you can easily control the receiver with the Denon HEOS app.
Easy To Setup, Easy To Use
With Denon's exclusive Setup Assistant along with the Quick Start Guide, you can connect and configure your home theater system quickly and easily. The Setup Assistant features clear on-screen graphics and text to quickly and easily guide you through the setup process, optimizing critical system settings for the best possible sound quality.
Easy To Use Quick Select Functions
With 4 Quick Select buttons on the front panel and the remote control the AVR-S720W lets you quickly choose from your favorite sources and the system remembers your preferred audio settings for each one.
Stylish Front Panel Design
The elegant front panel features a stylish brushed hairline metalized finish along with dual control knobs for volume level and input selection. The graphical display features clear text as well as easy to understand icons that let you instantly see the source selected, volume level and other important information.
Color Coded Speaker Terminals
For maximum ease of setup the AVR-S720W features a horizontal row of color coded premium loudspeaker connectors and it comes with a set of color coded speaker cable labels that help ensure correct speaker cable hookup the very first time.
- DTS HD Master
- DTS X
- DTS Neo X
- DTS Neural:X
- Dolby TrueHD
- Dolby Atmos
- Dolby ProLogic Ilz
- Dolby Surround
- Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels 7.1
- Mono Block Power Amp Construction
- Discrete Power Amplifier
- D.D.S.C. HD Digital
- Pure Direct
- High Grade Audio Components
- Gold Plated RCA Terminals
- Clock Jitter Reducer
- Alpha Processing
- Denon Link HD
- Audyssey MultEQ
- Audyssey Dynamic EQ
- Dynamic Volume
- Audyssey LFC
- Compressed Audio Restorer
- Lossy Formats: MP3 WMA AAC
- Lossless Formats: FLAC ALAC WAV
- Lossless formats: FLAC HD 192 24 WAV 192 24 ALAC 96 24
- DSD Audio Streaming (2.8/5.6 MHz)
- FLAC HD 192/24
- WAV 192/24
- ALAC 96/24
- Gapless playback (FLAC, WAV)
- Photo Streaming (JPEG)
- AirPlay Audio Streaming
- Spotify (connect)
- Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones Denon 2016 AVR Remote
- Compatible with Remote APP for Tablets Android iOS Amazon Kindle
- Ethernet Ports
- HDMI Inputs: Back Front 5 1
- HDCP 2.2 support
- HDMI Outputs: Main Zone 1
- Video Conversion Analog -> HDMI
- Analog to HDMI Scaling
- HDMI to HDMI Scaling
- GUI Overlay on HDMI
- HDMI: 3D 4K CEC ARC
- 3D Signal Pass-through
- 4K Signal Pass-through Scaling GUI Overlay
- HDMI Pass-Through in Standby Mode
- Picture Adjust Noise Reduction
- DSD Audio Capability
- Audio Return Channel
- Auto LipSync
- Multi-Room Zones 2
- Zone Audio Source: HDMI Opt, Coax Network, USB Analog
- Zone Audio Output: Speaker Preout
- Zone HDMI Output from HDMI Source
- IP Control RS232 Control Web Control App Control
- Remote In Out
- DC Trigger Output
- Auto Speaker Setup by Microphone Audyssey MultEQ
- FL Display 1 line
- Graphic User Interface - GUI Hybrid GUI
- ISF Certification
- GUI Languages 3
- Setup Assistant
- Quick Select Plus Quick Select
- Firmware Update by: Network USB
- Variable Cross Over
- Bass Sync
- ECO Mode
- Auto Power Off
- Sleep Timer
Inputs and Outputs
- Composite In Out 2 1
- Component In Out
- HDMI In Out 5+1
- Multi-room Video Out: Video HDMI
- Analog In Out 2
- Phono (MM) In
- Digital In: Optical Coaxial 2 1
- Multi-room Out: Analog Digital
- Multichannel Preout (0.2)
- Subwoofer Out 2
- 7.1 Multichannel Input
- Speaker Terminal: Gold Plated Screw Regular Screw
- Number of Speaker Terminals 7
- Speaker A B
- Bi-amp Drive
- Multi-Room Speaker Terminal assignable
- Front Inputs: Audio Composite Digital (Opt) HDMI USB
- USB Audio Made for iPod Made for iPhone
- AM FM Tuner
- Number of Poweramps 7
- Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive) 75W
- Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive) 110W
- Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% 1ch Drive) 165W
- Metal Front Panel
- System Remote Control RC-1189
- Pre-programmed Learnable LCD Display
Power Consumption in W 400
Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On Off) in W 29W 39W
Standby Consumption in W 0.1
CEC Standby Consumption in W 0.5
Network Standby Consumption in W 2.7
Maximum Dimensions 17.1 x 13.3 x 6 Antenna: Horizontal: (W x D x H) in Inches 17.1 x 13.3 x 8.5
Weight in LBS 18.8