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.