Denon has announced three new S Series AV receivers, due out in April. The entry-level AVR-S530BT ($279) is a 5.2-channel, 140wpc receiver with 4K/HDR pass-through and built-in Bluetooth, but no network functionality. The step-up AVR-S730H ($479) is a 7.2-channel, 165wpc receiver that adds network support, built-in HEOS streaming, and Dolby Atmos/DTS:X. The AVR-S930H ($579) is also a 7.2-channel model that ups the power to 185wpc and adds 4K upscaling and a second HDMI output.
Denon announces three new Network AV Receivers in the S-Series AV receiver line. The AVR-S530BT, AVR-S730H and AVR-S930H are built upon the outstanding success of Denon's S-Series AV receiver models introduced over the last few years, and will replace the AVR-S510BT, AVR-S720W and AVR-S920W. All three deliver high performance and high value to the home theater sound experience, and each is expected to be available in April 2017.
Denon AVR-S530BT ($279)
The AVR-S530BT 5.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver with Bluetooth
Representing the perfect combination of high performance and high value, the Denon AVR-S530BT delivers superb sonic fidelity along with a host of advanced features, including full 4K compatibility, HDR (High Dynamic Range), and ARC (Audio Return Channel) for the complete home theater experience. With built-in Bluetooth, it receives users favorite music wirelessly from any compatible device. The dedicated Denon 500 Series Bluetooth remote app offers unique control options from a smartphone.
Featuring high current discrete power output devices on all channels, the AVR-S530BT delivers high power, rated at a maximum of 140 watts per channel. There's also an Auto Eco mode that adjusts the maximum power available according to the volume level. In terms of compatibility with the widest range of loudspeakers, it's equipped with low impedance drive capability that provides operational stability with 6-ohm speakers.
Featuring 5 HDMI inputs, including one conveniently located on the front panel, the AVR-S530BT's video section features all users need for the full home theater experience: Full 4K Ultra HD, HDCP 2.2, HDR (High Dymanic Range), BT.2020, Wide Color Gamut, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, as well as 21:9 and 3D video pass-through. It also features a convenient USB port on the front panel, compatible with portable USB devices. It can play back a wide range of audio file types, including MP3, WMA, FLAC and MPEG-4/AAC tracks.
And Denon's HEOS wireless music streaming system delivers the ultimate in sound quality, ease-of-use and system flexibility because it's compatible with the HEOS Link for easy remote control via the HEOS app.
Lastly, the exclusive Denon Setup Assistant quickly and easily guides users through the setup process, which includes automated speaker configuration and optimization using the supplied measuring microphone.
Denon AVR-S730H ($479)
The AVR-S730H 7.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD Network AV Receiver with HEOS
The AVR-S730H represents the most affordable seven channel 3D Audio AV Receiver with renowned original Denon sound. With HEOS wireless technology built-in, users can stream and control all local or online music effortlessly from anywhere in the home with the HEOS App. Create a stunning home theater experience with the built-in Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 3D surround sound decoders and all the latest video technologies, including Dolby Vision, HDR (High Dynamic Range) and HDCP 2.2.
Featuring high current discrete power output devices on all channels, the AVR-S730H delivers high power, rated at a maximum of 165 watts per channel. For compatibility, the AVR-S730H is equipped with low impedance drive capability that provides operational stability with 4-ohm speakers. It also features 6 HDMI inputs, including one conveniently located on the front panel, the AVR-S730H incorporates an advanced video section that features everything needed for the ultimate home theater experience: Full 4K Ultra HD, HDCP 2.2, HDR (High Dymanic Range), BT.2020, Wide Color Gamut and 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling. It is even ready for Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma; via future firmware update). Dolby Vision transforms the viewing experiences with astonishing brightness, contrast, and color.
The built-in HEOS technology enables the AVR-S730H to become part of the HEOS wireless multi-room system, allowing users to enjoy their favorite music anywhere - and everywhere - around the home. Enjoy music from Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Internet radio, Amazon Prime Music, iHeart Radio, Sirius XM, Sound Cloud, Tidal, Rhapsody or Deezer, or use the HEOS app to stream tunes or whole albums from a phone, USB stick, or computers and NAS drives on a home network.
Dolby Atmos lets users enjoy the latest Hollywood blockbuster soundtracks in incredibly immersive surround sound. With Dolby Atmos, listeners experience the same revolutionary 3D surround sound found in premium movie theaters with the ability to create an overhead surround sound feel that dramatically expands the sonic space. Enjoy a 5.1 surround sound speaker system and two additional overhead speakers or two Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for the ultimate home theater experience, including Dolby Surround upmixer for legacy content.
Featuring Bluetooth and dual band Wi-Fi wireless connectivity, the AVR-S730H is equipped with an advanced dual diversity antenna RF transceiver system for robust and error-free streaming, even in congested environments. With AirPlay users can enjoy listening to favorite tracks wirelessly from an iOS device, including the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad.
With the free "Denon 2016 AVR Remote" for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire, available from the Apple appstore, Google Play or the Amazon appstore, users can control the receiver's operation, and setup menu, from a smartphone or tablet. The app also gives users quick access to the receiver's status display, option menus, Denon Blu-ray player control, and an online owner's manual for your convenience.
Denon AVR-S930H ($579)
The AVR-S930H 7.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD Network AV Receiver with HEOS
The AVR-S930H is the most advanced Denon S Series home entertainment solution with a complete set of next-generation audio and video features, many of which build upon those found in the S730H. With the built-in HEOS wireless technology, users can stream and control all local or online music effortlessly from anywhere in the home with the free HEOS App.
It creates a stunning home theater experience with the Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 3D surround sound decoders, and all the latest video technologies, including Dolby Vision, HDR (High Dynamic Range) and 4K Scaling. With the second HDMI output, users can even enjoy AV sources in a another room.
Featuring high current discrete power output devices on all channels, the AVR-S930H delivers high power, rated at a maximum of 185 watts per channel. With 8 HDMI inputs, including one conveniently located on the front panel, the AVR-S930H incorporates an advanced video section that features everything needed for the ultimate home theater experience: Full 4K Ultra HD, HDCP 2.2, HDR (High Dymanic Range), BT.2020, Wide Color Gamut and 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling. It is even ready for Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma; via future firmware update), and owns an advanced video processor to upscale existing lower resolution video to true 4K. Thanks to the two HDMI outputs, users can even connect a TV and a projector in parallel.
And like the S730H, the S930H is equipped with the same wireless connectivity, and it comes with the free "Denon 2016 AVR Remote."
AVR-S530BT Key Features
• 5.2ch platform
• 140W maximum power output per channel
• 4K/60Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 color resolution, HDR, BT.2020 pass-through (3 designated HDMI inputs)
• Full HDCP 2.2 support (on 3 HDMI inputs)
• Built-in Bluetooth
• Compatible with the HEOS Link
• Auto setup with room EQ
• Front panel USB input
• Denon Bluetooth Remote App (Denon 500 Series Remote, available for iOS/Android)
• ECO mode
• On-screen Setup Assistant
• On-screen GUI
• Larger Character Display
• 4 Quick Select buttons and RC buttons
• Sleep Timer, set up to 120 minutes in 10-minute increments
• Standby HDMI pass-through
• ARC and HDMI-CEC support
• Quick start guide and online manual
• Easy to use, simple remote
AVR-S730H- Additional Features
• 7.2ch platform
• 165W (maximum power output per channel)
• Dolby Atmos (5.1.2) and DTS:X capability
• 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 color resolution, HDR, BT.2020 and Dolby Vision Compatibility
• Full HDCP 2.2 support
• Built-in WiFi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support; built-in Bluetooth
• Built-in HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Audio Technology
• DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAV support
• AirPlay, Bluetooth, Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, Amazon Music, TIDAL, Deezer and more
• Audyssey MultEQ setup with MIC stand included in the box / Dynamic EQ & Volume
• Extensive network capability
• Best-in-class user interface
• Upgraded sound design
• Denon 2016 AVR Remote app
• Android, Kindle Fire, and iOS remote apps available
• Simple Remote handset
• Smart TV connectivity
AVR-S930H - Additional Features
• 185W maximum power output per channel
• Advanced Video Processing with 4k upscaling
• HDMI : Front 1in , Rear 7in/2 dual out
• Digital audio inputs : 2 Opt /1 Coax
• Audio: 4in, Video: CVBS 2in/1out, Component, 2in/1out
• Upgraded Denon sound engineering design