The front-panel USB offers convenient audio playback of MP3 and Hi-Res audio formats (WAV, FLAC, ALAC and DSD 2.8/5.6MHz files). Stream popular music services like Spotify, Amazon Music HD, TIDAL and more wirelessly via Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay 2 and Wi-Fi with HEOS Built-in. The new Denon AVR-S960H also works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri for effortless voice control.
By visually guiding you through each step in the setup process, the award-winning Denon Setup Assistant ensures a fast, simple onboarding experience. Because the acoustics of every home theatre are different, the AVR-S960H features premium room calibration technology from Audyssey to automatically measure and optimize your AV receiver, providing a truly immersive 3D audio experience.
ULTIMATE HOME THEATRE EXPERIENCE - 8K READY
The AVR-S960H enables a superior movie experience with 8K/60Hz pass-through, as well as elevated gaming with 4K/120Hz** pass-through and support for the latest HDMI specifications. With support for the highest quality 3D audio formats, experience your entertainment in more detail than ever. The new 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.
HIGH-PERFORMANCE DISCRETE 7-CHANNEL AMPLIFIER
Featuring discrete high-performance power amplifiers on all channels, the AVR-S960H powers 145W per channel. With low impedance driver capability, it offers operational stability with a wide range of speakers for balanced, quality sound. Plus, Auto Eco Mode adjusts power output to speakers based on volume level and on-screen eco meter, providing power consumption reduction in real-time.
FULL 3D AUDIO SUPPORT
Immerse yourself in 3D audio with Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X® and DTS Virtual:X™.
DRIVE IMMERSIVE SURROUND SOUND
Set up Dolby Atmos with a 5.1.2 surround sound speaker system using Dolby Atmos elevation speakers or dedicated overhead speakers for the ultimate home theatre experience.
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology provides immersive audio without height channels, creating virtual height effects in a 7.1, 5.1 or 2.1 speaker arrangement.
CLOSER TO THE ACTION
DTS:X immersive audio places sound where it would occur naturally in space, creating a lifelike, 3D audio experience in the home. The improved immersion and heightened realism draw you into the world of your favourite movies.
DTS Virtual:X provides immersive audio without height channels, creating virtual height effects in a 7.1, 5.1 or 2.1 speaker arrangement.
GEARED UP FOR 8K ULTRA HD
With the new AVR-S960H, enjoy all your entertainment with latest technology available and watch your movies in unrivaled clarity. Enjoy your movies in 8K with 8K/60Hz pass-through and upscaling, as well advanced technologies like Dynamic HDR and Quick Media Switching (QMS), which is used in movies to eliminate video delay.
8K HDMI VIDEO SECTION WITH EARC
The main HDMI 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.
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 and upscaling. All HDMI inputs feature 4:4:4 Pure Color sub sampling, Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), Dynamic HDR, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support for exceptional colour, clarity and contrast. Available on all HDMI ports, enjoy 8K upscaling, as well as HDCP 2.3, letting you enjoy copy-protected content uninhibited. The AVR-S960H also adopts eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel) to support 3D audio formats directly from your smart TV apps to your AV receiver.
ADVANCED VIDEO CONTROLS
HDCP 2.3 processing is available on all HDMI ports, letting you enjoy copy-protected content totally uninhibited. Enjoy seamless compatibility with the latest HD and Ultra HD TVs, Blu-ray players and game consoles.
BRILLIANT COLOUR – UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY, HDR10+ AND DYNAMIC HDR
The AVR-S960H supports High Dynamic Range video format, HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). Dolby Vision transforms the viewing experience with astonishing brightness, contrast, and colour. HLG offers HDR technology over broadcast content for an elevated experience. The AVR-S960H also supports HDR10+, which sends dynamic meta data to your TV to create a more realistic image, as well as Dynamic HDR.
(Some technologies are not available on all televisions.)
THE NEXT GENERATION IN GAMING
With the new AVR-S960H, enjoy gaming to its fullest potential. The AVR-S960H supports 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.
** Available via a future update.
WORKS WITH LATEST VOICE ASSISTANTS
Enjoy effortless voice control and total flexibility from the leading voice services. Using a smart speaker or your phone, speak commands with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri. Ask to play your favourite music, turn the volume up, skip to the next track, switch inputs and more. Switch between voice services or pick a favourite to use — the choice is yours. Functionality varies by voice agent.Service availability varies by region.
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. Requires Alexa app and Amazon Echo, Dot or equivalent.
WORKS WITH GOOGLE ASSISTANT
Start music in the HEOS app, then ask your Google Assistant to control volume, play, pause, skip tracks and more.
AIRPLAY 2 + APPLE SIRI VOICE CONTROL
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.
Stream audio from your favourite music services like Apple Music and Spotify or watch videos from services like YouTube and Netflix from any iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV and hear the audio perfectly synced to your speakers AirPlay 2 sources.
AirPlay 2 also supports multi-room audio – wirelessly stream content to multiple AirPlay 2 compatible devices simultaneously with improved audio buffering to ensure smooth audio playback. AirPlay 2 provides control and grouping of compatible audio devices within the Apple Music or Home app. Use AirPlay 2 in-app or with your voice via Siri.
HIGH-RESOLUTION AUDIO SUPPORT
Enjoy superb audio fidelity with your favourite high-resolution audio tracks. The AVR-S960H with AKM 32-bit D/A converters features 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 to consistently give an exceptional listening experience.
PHONO INPUT FOR TURNTABLE/VINYL SUPPORT
Featuring a built-in phono input, the AVR-S960H lets you connect your turntable and play vinyl records. Enjoy your vintage collection with exceptional quality and sound.
DUAL SUBWOOFER OUTPUTS
Immerse yourself in evenly distributed, accurate bass. The AVR-S960H features two subwoofer outputs to smooth out low frequencies and provide better dispersion. No audible peaks or dips — just powerful, room-filling bass.
“ROON TESTED” CERTIFIED
All new Denon AV receivers are now Roon Tested, including the AVR-S960H. Get more out of your digital music library with searchable, surfable information about your favourite artists and songs. Find lyrics, concert dates, photos, bios, reviews and more. Subscription required.
ADVANCED SOUND PROCESSING
Experience extraordinary sound quality from both music and movies.
With the Denon AVR-S960H, it’s possible to enjoy multi-channel surround sound in one room and a separate source or music stream in another. Watch a movie in one room while another family member listens to music in a different zone without interruption. Make use of the internal amps to power the speakers.
ALL ZONE TV AUDIO
Play the audio from your TV to all zones. Enjoy surround sound in the main zone while playing the same source in the second zone. Select “Source” for the second zone to share the main zone audio. The AVR-S960H supports both HDMI and digital sources for your second zone.
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.
EASY SETUP EXPERIENCE
The included AVR-S960H Quick Start Guide provides simple, clear instructions for how to get started. Once you connect your TV to the AVR-S960H via HDMI, the award winning Denon Setup Assistant appears on your TV screen to walk you through setup, step by step. A row of colour-coded speaker connections is laid out horizontally, making organizing and connecting speaker wires simple.
QUICK SELECTS FOR USER-FRIENDLY AUDIO TUNING
The Denon AVR-S960H front panel features four Quick Select buttons that store your preferred audio settings for each source. Switch between TV audio, Blu-ray, media players and more, and the AVR-S960H adjusts the EQ settings to your preferences for that media source. Use the buttons on the front panel or opt for the same Quick Selects on the AV receiver remote for faster control. Now allows for one-push all zone stereo mode via Quick Select.
SMART TV CONNECTIVITY
Control the Denon AVR-S960H with your Smart TV remote via the HDMI CEC functionality associated with your Smart TV. Simply set “HDMI Control” to ON in your receiver, then set “Smart Menu” to ON and begin controlling the AVR-S960H with your TV remote. The Smart Menu home screen provides quick access to source and surround mode selections, the AV receiver setup menu, and four Smart Selects.
BUILT-IN BLUETOOTH, WI-FI AND AIRPLAY 2 COMPATABILITY
With Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity, the Denon 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.
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. HEOS works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, providing effortless voice control.
HEOS supports free and premium Spotify, Amazon Music HD, TuneIn, Sound Cloud, TIDAL and more.
DENON AVR REMOTE APP FOR SEAMLESS CONTROL
Better control in your back pocket. The free Denon AVR Remote for iOS and Android makes using the AVR-S960H even easier — adjust volume, turn it on or off, mute the music, select a source or switch to HEOS. Download the free Denon AVR Remote to your smartphone or tablet today.
AUDYSSEY SUITE OF EQ CALIBRATION TECHNOLOGY
Professional home theatre audio tuning at your fingertips. The latest Denon audio/video products use the Audyssey suite of EQ software for simple, accurate set-up and calibration. With the supplied measuring microphone, Audyssey measures all the speakers in your home theatre, and tunes the AV receiver to provide the smoothest, most optimal overall listening experience for your room. Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Audyssey Dynamic EQ smooth out startling jumps in volume (such as TV commercials), letting you listen at lower levels and still enjoy clear dialogue, music, sound effects and precise tonal tailoring. For the enthusiast, the Audyssey MultEQ Editor app (available for purchase) lets you view speaker detection data to check the before-and-after results of the Audyssey calibration, making it easy to optimize individual room acoustics to personal taste.
The app is available for both iOS and Android.
DUAL SPEAKER PRESET MEMORY
The new AVR-S960H allows storing of two Audyssey settings as well as switching between the two settings on the fly, giving you freedom to tweak your listening experience for the content or listening environment.
HEOS BUILT-IN FOR WIRELESS MUSIC 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.
HEOS supports free and premium Spotify, Amazon Music HD, TuneIn, SoundCloud, TIDAL and more.