Denon AVR-S960H 7.2-Channel 4K Home Theater Receiver with 3D Audio and Amazon Alexa Voice Control

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Model: AVRS960HBKE3 UPC: 883795005081 Item: 174843


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Product Information

The Denon AVR-S960H 7.2 channel 8K Ultra HD AV receiver with 90W per channel fully supports 3D audio formats like Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X, as well as the latest HDMI specifications such as 8K/60Hz or 4K/120Hzpass-through. Features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HEOS Built-in wireless multi-room music streaming and voice control compatibility.

High-performance discrete 7-channel amplifier

Delivers maximum performance and 90W per channel (8 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, THD: 0.08%, 2 ch. driven) to provide a dynamic and precise Denon sound experience.

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

With the latest in HDMI support, enjoy 8K quality video from your 8K source devices, with one 8K input and two outputs allowing for 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz pass-through. 8K upscaling is available on all 6 HDMI inputs.

Enjoy your favorite 3D audio formats

Enjoy immersive, 3D audio from sources like Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X to enjoy your entertainment in its highest quality.

Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) HDMI support

Through the main HDMI output, connect your TV with eARC HDMI support to allow uncompressed and object-based audio formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X directly from your smart TV app to your AV receiver.

The latest in video compatibility

The latest HDR format support including HDR10, HDR10+ (New in 2020), HLG, Dolby Vision, as well as Dynamic HDR (New in 2020) to provide the greatest picture quality for brightness, clarity and contrast.

The next generation in movie immersion

With 8K/60Hz pass-through and upscaling, Dynamic HDR and Quick Media Switching (QMS), enjoy crystal clear picture in the highest quality available.

The latest in gaming experiences

With 4K/120Hz pass-through, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Quick Frame Transport (QFT), enjoy your gaming experience w/ amazing imaging, as well as reduced lag and latency.

Works with your favorite voice services

Use your voice to control the AVR-S960H and wireless music services hands-free — works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri and Josh.ai.

Wireless streaming from the most popular music services

Supports Spotify Connect, Pandora, Amazon Music HD, TIDAL, Sirius XM, Deezer and more. TheAVR-S960H also lets you enjoy your music through AirPlay 2 so you can listen to all of your favorite tracks from Apple Music.

HEOS Built-in wireless multi-room music streaming technology

Listen from any room for a connected, whole-home audio experience. The AVR-S960H also works with the newly introduced Denon Home speakers for a whole-home audio experience.

Specifications

Specifications

  • Number of Power Amps: 7
  • Power Output:
    • 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)
  • Impedance: 4-16Ω/ohms
  • Frequency Response: 10 Hz-100 kHz - +1, -3 dB (Direct Mode)
  • S/N Ratio: 100 dB (IHF-A weighted, Direct mode)
  • Power Supply: 120V / 60Hz
  • Power Consumption: 500W (Standby 0.1 W, CEC standby 0.5W)
  • Inputs:
    • HDMI: 6 (1 8K HDMI Capable)
    • Component (Video): 2
    • Composite (Video): 2
    • Phono
    • Analog Audio: 4
    • Digital Coaxial: 1
    • Digital Optical: 2
    • USB Front: 1
  • Outputs:
    • HDMI Monitor (eARC): 2 (2 8k HDMI Capable)
    • Component (Video): 1
    • Composite Monitor: 1
    • Audio Pre-Out: Sub output
    • Zone 2: Assignable
    • Headphones: 1
    • Ethernet: 1
    • Microphone Port: 1

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • Receiver
  • Start Guide
  • Remote
  • Calibration Microphone
  • FM/AM Tuner Antenna

Reviews

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Customer Reviews for Denon AVR-S960H 7.2-Channel 4K Home Theater Receiver with 3D Audio and Amazon Alexa Voice Control

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Rated 5 out of 5
GREAT PRODUCT
I've always been a Sony guy. I read a ton of reviews on Denon and have seen them on display in Costco. I decided it was time to update my system with Dolby Atmos speakers. Went with the Klipsch 7.2.2 speakers and wanted a true Dolby Atmos sound. I researched many Amps and settled on the AVRS960H. Price was a big issue and playing with them in Costco was another. Didn't buy at Costco but listened and played for quite a while. Once I got my system set up in my house, I was quite surprised at the sound. I still have quite a bit of learning about the Dolby Atmos, however. Can't seem to get the Dolby Atmos to show in my surround settings when the movie is in Dolby Atmos. It is quite confusing just because it's all new to me. I consider myself quite knowledgeable on technology, however, Dolby Atmos is very new to me. All I run is my cable box, but still haven't got the Doby Atmos to appear. It does get a bit frustrating but I'm sure I will figure it out soon. I am hearing new sounds and true surround, however.
December 27, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
A really great buy!
Hands down the best money spent, if you’re looking for a high quality theater sound reproduction this is it. I have mine set up in our master bedroom with a 10 foot ceiling, if set up properly it is impressive.
December 23, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Denon AVR S960H
Ptenty of power, easy set up and integration with existing components
December 22, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Seriously happy!
Delighted with the overall experience so far. The on-screen step-by-step setup was so easy and straightforward. The speaker calibration was also very easy and actually enjoyable at how new technology works. The Denon S960H is replacing a 10 year old Yamaha AVR that failed. I have been using the new Denon for three weeks now and I am really enjoying the movie and music listening experience, far better than what I had before. I am running a 5.1 Klipsch speaker arrangement currently.
December 21, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
New Receiver from Santa
It was all that we expected from a Denon- good quality equipment
December 20, 2022
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Rated 4 out of 5
Musical, Invisible Surround (with some extra work)
This AVR replaced an excellent but no longer compatible Marantz AVR I had, and on balance they are quite similar but with a few points on Denon's side for the Winner. Sonically they are similar to what I'd call the Denon "sound" which is probably Warm to Neutral. Denon receivers make music sound more like it really is, without a lot of artificial boom and sizzle. It doesn't push anything out like some amps would, nor does it have any obvious omissions in the spectrum. You could easily use this as a "music only" amp and be very happy with it, though in that case you'd be leaving out all the other channels! The point is the "sound" is not only clean with exceptional processing, it clearly is more than just about movie effects. It also looks great in terms of the 4K signal throughput.

Setup was relatively easy, and for many going through the Audessy step-by-step, this will be all they need. However, IMO that really is more a "rough first pass" process that gives "OK" surround but nowhere near the full potential of the system. At the end of the day, if you have a decent set of "real" speakers (not tiny 3" cubes with a sub in the corner) you'll need to spend some time manually adjusting things after the Audessy has set things to their initial state. For those do the extra work, they will be rewarded with a first-class surround system that can truly "disappear." I've been amazed just how well my 7.1 system has been able to create a real sense of space with the Denon; by far the best results I've gotten from any previous other AVR.

So why 4 and not 5 stars? A few things: There was quite a bit of work to actually have the 4K signal pass through on to the TV without any processing for one thing. The other is that this is one situation where a printed manual should absolutely be included, and not make even the basic setup have to utilize a downloaded PDF. Considering how easy certain aspects of setup is made, they make others overly complicated, or buried within the manual.

So the star off is more for ease-of-use than anything else, as indeed the sound and picture are near perfect, especially for the price.
December 14, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Very happy
Customer support was great helping me set it up. Sound is Excellent!
December 12, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great relief
This unit is a replacement of my awesome DPR1001. My old unit is out dated, but still amazing. Without HDMI I could not fully experience the fullness of high definition movies compared to toslink cable. So far the unit exceeded my expectations. I have not set up it fully yet but I’m not in a hurry. If not for HDMI eArc and HDMI inputs/outputs, I’d continue to use my Harman Kardon. Nevertheless, Denon got me hooked - no regrets.
December 11, 2022
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Rated 4 out of 5
Capable, powerful, and not difficult to set up
This advanced AV receiver replaced a simpler unit that had nearly twenty years of service and far less capability. I began by reviewing the initial instruction materials that were provided in the box. Then I pulled out the old one and connected my television (an older Toshiba 44" LCD, no 4K or 8K so I can't speak about any features or quality level beyond 1080P HDTV). I worked through the setup menu and was able to get my 5.1 speakers playing correctly by setting up a pair of outputs as Zone 2 (even though I don't have a second zone of speakers at this time). I have used Blu-Ray disks plus the built-in streaming in my Blu-Ray player with great success. Surround works marvelously and the system is well equalized for my small-speaker + sub playback setup. I have run the radio a bit and will be adding a Bluetooth receiver to stream from my phone. Next up -- new speakers!
December 10, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
HOOKUP AND SOUND
EXCELLENT SOUND EASY HOOK UP
BUT SETING FOR THE ROOM IS A LITTLE CONFUSING
CUSTOMER SERVICE WAS GREAT TO HELP
December 5, 2022
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Why did you choose this?
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I am familiar with Denon and also like Onkyo. My choice was Denon due to what it had to offer.
David on Nov 13, 2022
I am familiar with Denon and also like Onkyo. My choice was Denon due to what it had to offer.
David on Nov 13, 2022
I have a denon and it has gone out- so i needed a new one
Ljsmom on Feb 28, 2021
I have a denon and it has gone out- so i needed a new one
Ljsmom on Feb 28, 2021
Does. This receiver play multi-channel DSD through the HDMI?
James C on Sep 6, 2020
  Thanks for your question. According to advice from Denon, the AVR-S960H will play multi-channel DSD through the HDMI input.
Hello.
Do you ship International?
Saudi Arabia?
Ayman a on Aug 20, 2020
  At this time, we only ship to addresses within the Contiguous United States.
Does disabling Alexa on this have any impacts to other features of the Receiver? I do not intend on leaving Alexa enabled. If the only impact is voice commands, I can live with that.
A shopper on Mar 7, 2022
  Thanks for your question. Disabling Alexa will have no effect on the operation and controls of the receiver. It will no longer respond to voice control.
Curious how many zones can be set up? I am planning on 3 or 4
Dan S on Jan 1, 2021
  Thanks for your inquiry. The AVR-S890H has provisions for only one (assignable) powered 2nd zone. The Denon 9 channel AVRs have provisions for a second and third assignable powered zone.
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