Today we will continue our venture into Denon’s AV receivers lineup, and we will be testing another model in their more affordable, in theory, S-series. In our Denon AVR-S960H review, we will look into the most premium unit, which featured 7.2 channels and was one of the first units released with a single HDMI 2.1. This initial batch of receivers had the infamous HDMI 2.1 bug, but since then, there have been some exciting developments that we are going to discuss.
Pricing and specs between a few of Denon’s S-series and X-series models are close. It has become increasingly difficult for many consumers to decide the best and the differences they have. So as we test this one, we will point out what similarities there are with corresponding units and what you should pay attention to.
But as we do in all our reviews, let’s take a look over the specs of this one. The AVR-S960H comes with 7.2 channels of built-in amplification with 90 watts of power per channel, supports Dolby Atmos and DTS: X along with the usual virtual and up-mixing tech like Dolby Surround, DTS Neural: X, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization and DTS Virtual: X, comes with the basic version of Audyssey called Audyssey MultEQ auto-calibration system and comes with plenty of extras like High-Resolution Audio, HEOS technology, AirPlay 2, voice control as well as HDMI upscaling and a single HDMI 2.1 port.