Enjoy up to 7.2-channel or 5.1.2-channel object-based surround sound with your favorite speaker system and the Denon AVR-S960H 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver. It supports the Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based audio formats and has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, HEOS, and Apple AirPlay 2 built-in for wirelessly connecting with your compatible smart devices. Additionally, the onboard network connectivity allows the receiver to be voice-controlled through your Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, or Josh.ai ecosystem, or via the HEOS app.
The AVR-S960H outputs up to 90W per channel at 8 ohms and features Audyssey MultEQ sound optimization to tailor the sound to your specific room. Six HDMI inputs and two outputs are onboard; one of each support 8K video, and they all support 8K upscaling, HDR, and 4:4:4 color, and the main output supports eARC. A USB port on the front provides direct device connectivity and audio playback.
7-Channel Discrete Amplifier
Featuring discrete power output devices on all channels, the AVR-S960H is rated up to 90 watts per channel at 8 ohms for a dynamic, precise sound experience.
8K HDMI with eARC
The main HDMI output supports eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel) to enable uncompressed and object-based audio transmission directly from your TV to the receiver. A dedicated 8K input supports 8K UHD/60 Hz and 4K UHD/120 Hz video pass-through and upscaling. All HDMI inputs support 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, various dynamic HDR formats, and BT.2020 pass-through for augmented color, clarity, and contrast. 8K upscaling and HDCP 2.3 compatibility are available on all HDMI inputs. HDCP 2.3 processing lets you enjoy copy-protected content uninhibited. QMS (Quick Media Switching) is also supported.
Advanced Video Controls
Certified by the Imaging Science Foundation, the AVR-S960H features a suite of video calibration controls for use by an ISF technician, along with ISF Day and ISF Night video modes.
The AVR-S960H supports HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, Dolby Vision, and various other dynamic HDR formats to allow the pass-through of enhanced brightness, contrast, and color from compatible source content and devices to your compatible TV.
Modern Gaming Support
In addition to 4K/120 Hz pass-through, the AVR-S960H supports Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT), and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) for reduced lag and frame tearing to provide a smooth gaming experience.
Works with Various Voice Assistants
Control the receiver hands-free with your Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri, or Josh.ai ecosystem. Adjust the volume, skip to the next track, switch inputs between your different connected media players, and more. Availability varies by region and country.
High-Resolution Audio Support
The onboard AKM 32-bit D/A converters feature high-resolution audio decoding for multiple lossless file types, including ALAD, FLAC, and WAV at up to 192 kHz/24-bit. It also supports 2.8/5.6 MHz DSD files, the audio coding format of SACD. Play them from memory devices via the front panel USB or over network sources. Other file types like MP3 and WMA are also supported.
Phono (MM) Input
The onboard phono MM input lets you connect your turntable directly to the receiver.
Dual Subwoofer Outputs
Connecting two subwoofers can smooth out low frequencies and provide better dispersion with fewer audible peaks or dips.
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With the AVR-S960H, you can enjoy multichannel surround sound in one room and a separate source or music stream in another, so you can watch a movie in the main room and another family member can listen to music in a different zone without interruption.
All-Zone TV Audio
Play the audio from your TV to all your zones. Enjoy full discrete audio like Dolby Atmos in the main zone for an immersive experience while playing the same source in the second zone. HDMI and other digital sources are supported for the second zone.
Bluetooth Audio Transmission
Transmit the receiver's audio to your Bluetooth headphones to enjoy your media without disturbing anyone else in the house. You can also play the audio on both your Bluetooth headphones and connected speakers simultaneously if you or a family member or guest are hearing impaired.
Denon Setup Assistant for Simple Setup
Once you connect the receiver to your TV, the Denon Setup Assistant appears on your TV to walk you through the setup. A row of color-coded speaker connections is laid out horizontally to simplify organization and connection.
Quick Select Functions for Simplified Audio Tuning
The 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 receiver 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 remote for faster control.
Smart TV Connectivity
Control the receiver with your compatible smart TV remote via the HDMI CEC functionality associated with your smart TV. Simply set "HDMI Control" to "On" in the receiver, then set "Smart Menu" to "On" and begin controlling the receiver with your TV remote. The Smart Menu home screen provides you quick access to source and surround mode selections, the receiver's setup menu, and four Smart Selects.
With a dual-antenna transceiver system, you can enjoy robust Bluetooth and dual-band Wi-Fi streaming, even in congested urban environments. Listen to your favorite audio content wirelessly from your compatible smart devices. With HEOS Built-in technology, you can play the same song in every room or a different song in each connected room HEOS supports free and premium Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music HD, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, SoundCloud, SiriusXM, TIDAL, and more. AirPlay 2 lets you enjoy all your favorite songs from Apple Music.
Mobile Control with the Denon AVR Remote App
The Denon AVR Remote app for iOS and Android allows you to adjust the receiver's volume, turn it on or off, mute the music, and select a source.
Customized Sound by Audyssey MultEQ
Every room has its own characteristics and acoustical anomalies, so the AVR-S960H is equipped with Audyssey MultEQ. With the included microphone, it measures the speakers in your home theater during setup and provides a smooth listening experience. Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Audyssey Dynamic EQ help smooth out annoying jumps in volume (such as TV commercials), letting you listen at lower levels and still enjoy clear dialogue, music, and sound effects, with tonal tailoring for full-range clarity at nearly any listening level. You can store up to two Audyssey settings and switch between them on the fly, giving you the freedom to tweak your listening experience based on the content or your listening environment.
3D Audio Support
Enjoy immersive 3D audio from formats like Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, DTS:X, and DTS Virtual:X for a 3D soundstage.
Compressed Audio Restorer
Apple HomePod compatibility
FLAC HD 192/24, WAV 192/24, ALAC 192/24 lossless format support
Spotify Connect, Napster, and Mood Mix streaming services