Our take on the Denon AVR-S920W
Prepare for the future with the Denon AVR-S920W! This receiver uses object-based audio coding allows sonic elements to be place anywhere in the three-dimensional acoustic soundspace allowing for a breathtaking surround sound experience. With 7.2 channels and the latest HDMI and HDCP compatibility this receiver is ready for the future, and it’s easy setup and ease of use is ready for you.
Immerse yourself in incredible surround sound with the AVR-S920W 7.2 channel AV receiver which features Dolby Atmos surround sound decoding, delivering breathtaking surround sound with today's advanced movie soundtracks. 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-S920W will also able to decode DTS:X soundtracks that deliver an immersive 3-dimensional soundspace.
Prepared for the future, the AVR-S920W 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, HDR (High Dynamic Range), 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.
Full wireless connectivity is provided by both Bluetooth and dual band Wi-Fi with dual diversity antennas that ensure robust signal transmission and reception. Stream your favorite audio tracks wirelessly to the AVR-S920W and easily control it with the Denon 2016 AVR remote available for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire smart devices.
You can also enjoy the latest uncompressed high resolution audio tracks as the AVR-S920W decodes AIFF, ALAC, FLAC and WAV files at up to 24-bit/192-kHz resolution, along with 2.8/5.6-MHz DSD high resolution tracks.
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-S920W 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-S920W 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-S920W 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 8 HDMI inputs, including 1 conveniently located on the front panel along with dual HDMI outputs, the AVR-S920W 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, High Dynamic Range (HDR), Wide Color Gamut, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling and 21:9 video pass-through along with support for 3D content. The AVR-S920W 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-S920W 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-S920W features high resolution audio decoding with multiple lossless file types including AIFF, ALAC, FLAC and WAV at up to 24-bit/196-kHz along with compatibility for 2.8/5.6-MHz DSD files (DSD is the audio coding format of SACD).
Built-in Bluetooth & Wi-Fi
Featuring Bluetooth and dual band Wi-Fi wireless connectivity, the AVR-S920W 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 favorite tracks wirelessly from your favorite iOS device including the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad and the AVR-S920W is also 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 on all channels, the AVR-S920W delivers high power and is rated at a maximum of 185 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.
For compatibility with the widest range of loudspeakers the AVR-S920W is equipped with low impedance drive capability that provides operational stability with 4 ohm speakers.
Dual Subwoofer Outputs
The AVR-S920W 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-S920W to your Smart TV you have the option of controlling the AVR-S920W via the HDTV's remote control which lets you select an input, adjust the volume and choose the surround sound mode.
Audyssey Bronze Built-In
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-S920W 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-S920W 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 that 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
The AVR-S920W front panel features 4 Quick Select function buttons so you can quickly choose from the most popular sources and the system remembers your preferred audio settings for each one. The ergonomic remote control also features dedicated Quick Select buttons for additional ease of use.
Stylish Front Panel Design
The elegant front panel features a stylish brushed hairline metalized finish along with dual control knobs for volume control 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-S920W features a horizontal row of color coded premium loudspeaker connectors and the AVR-S920W 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 (update)
- DTS Neo:X DTS Neural:X (update)
- Dolby TrueHD Dolby Atmos
- Dolby ProLogic Ilz Dolby Surround
- Auro 3D
- Audyssey DSX
- Multichannel Stereo
- 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 MutiEQAudyssey 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 (2.8/5.6MHz)
- 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 7 1
- HDCP 2.2 support
- HDMI Outputs: Main Zone
- Video Conversion Analog HDMI
- Analog to HDMI Scaling up to 4K 30 25 24
- HDMI to HDMI Scaling up to 4K 30 25 24
- 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 XT
- FL Display 1 line
- Graphic User Interface - GUI Advanced
- ISF Certification
- GUI Languages 3
- Setup Assistant
- Quick Select Plus Quick Select
- Firmware Update by Network USB
- Variable Cross Over
- Optimized Bass Redirection
- Bass Sync
- ECO Mode
- Auto Power Off
- Sleep Timer
Inputs and Outputs
- Composite In Out 2
- Component In Out 2 1
- HDMI In Out 7+1 1
- Multi-room Video Out: Video HDMI
- Analog In Out 4
- Phono (MM) In
- Digital In: Optical Coaxial 2 1
- Multi-room Out: Analog Digital 1
- 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 assignable
- Bi-amp Drive assignable
- 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) 90W
- Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive) 125W
- Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% 1ch Drive) 185W
- Metal Front Panel
- System Remote Control RC-1192
- Pre-programmed Learnable LCD Display
- Power Consumption in W 500
- Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On Off) in W 35W 75W
- Standby Consumption in W 0.1
- CEC Standby Consumption in W 0.5
- Network Standby Consumption in W 2.7
- Maximum Dimensions
- Antenna: Horizontal: (W x D x H) in Inches
- Antenna: Vertical: (W x D x H) in Inches
- W/O Antenna: (W x D x H) in Inches 17.1 x 13.3 x 6.6
- 17.1 x 13.3 x 9.3
- Weight in LBS 20.7