Latest Denon S-Series AV Receivers Include 4K, HDR, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X

Popular electronics company Denon has announced its new AVR-S720W and AVR-S920W A/=V receivers, which will replace models AVR-S710W and AVR-S910.


Looking past the high-profile choices that sit within the top of the A/V receiver category, there are a growing amount of value-minded solutions that offer users tons of performance for a minimal investment. 

The latest of these value-minded receivers to hit the market come from the popular A/V manufacturer Denon. Replacing its AVR-S710W and AVR-S910W A/V receivers, the company has announced its new AVR-S720W and AVR-S920W A/V receivers that offer the latest market technologies at affordable price points. 

Denon says the $479 AVR-S720W is a 7.2-channel receiver that is compatible with Ultra HD 4K, as well as 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, 60Hz video, and HDCP 2.2 via its inclusion of HDMI 2.0a.

The AVR-S720W also includes Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth, Denon's HEOS IP Control link for compatibility with the company's wireless whole-house audio line of products, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X (via firmware update) object-based surround sound, and Denon's 2016 AVR Remote App for iOS and Android. 

The $579 7.2-channel AVR-S920W offers the same features as the AVR-S720W but it adds slightly more power 185 watts of maximum power output per channel versus 165 watts of maximum power output per channel. Other differentiating features include eight total HDMI 2.0a inputs (the AVR-S720W has six), dual HDMI outputs, and advanced 4K upscaling.

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass.




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