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Denon AVR-S AV Receivers Comparison

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Denon AVR-S AV receivers are an excellent choice for any home, but it can be hard to choose the right model. Compare the AVR-S receivers from 2017 thru 2021.

Denon AV receivers are an excellent choice for any home theater room.

You can be sure of a great sound with all the features you expect from a modern AV receiver.

But, there are several models and ranges to choose from, so which one is right for you?

There are three main product categories in the Denon AV receiver range:

  • AVR-A Series: limited edition high-end products released for the 110th anniversary
  • AVR-X Series: high-end receivers with top quality sound and design
  • AVR-S Series: mid-range range receivers for those with a smaller budget

This guide compares the mid-range Denon AVR-S AV receivers.

The Denon receivers here are grouped by year – and then listed in order of value (using the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price as a guide).

Just be aware that you will often find a model selling below the MSRP, but it’s a helpful guide to each receiver’s price point.

The specifications are from the US models, and you may find these vary slightly in different countries.

However, this guide compares many of the most valuable features you may be interested in when buying an AV receiver.

A more general guide to the best AV receivers gives more detail on other brands you can buy and what all the terms mean.

If you want to compare the higher-end Denon models, go to the guide to the Denon AVR-X and AVR-A AV receiver product range.


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Denon AVR-S Series

If you are on a budget, don’t think you can’t get an excellent quality AV receiver. The AVR-S range from Denon provides a great value modern AV receiver.

You might not get all the bells and whistles as with the AVR-X range, but all the basics are covered at a great price.

2022

Denon AVR-S570BT

MSRP: $399

Denon AVR-S570BT 5.2-Ch AV Receiver
Denon AVR-S570BT 5.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Denon AVR-S570BT - Rear View
Denon AVR-S570BT – Rear View
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Denon AVR-S570BT Specifications
Channels 5.2
Dolby Atmos None
HDMI In / Out 4/1 (eARC)
Zones None
Pre Out / Line Out Subwoofer (x2)
Power (W)* 70
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 6 – 16
UHD / HDR Support 8K/60p & 4K/120p, HDCP2.3 / HDR10+, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Bluetooth
Auto Room Calibration Denon Auto Setup
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, LPCM (Up to 192/24 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Pro Logic II & DTS Neo:6
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.1 x 6 x 13 in | 434 x 152 x 330 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs) 16.8
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven

2021

Denon AVR-S760H

MSRP: $549

Denon AVR-S760H 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Denon AVR-S760H 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Denon AVR-S760H - Rear View
Denon AVR-S760H – Rear View
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Denon AVR-S760H Manual
Denon AVR-S760H Specifications
Channels 7.2
Dolby Atmos 5.2.2
HDMI In / Out 6 (3x 8K)/1 (eARC)
Zones Zone 2 (2-ch audio – powered)
Pre Out / Line Out Subwoofer (x2)
Power (W)* 75
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4 – 16
UHD / HDR Support 8K/60p & 4K/120p, HDCP 2.3 / HDR10+, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth (Send & Receive) / Airplay 2 / HEOS / Amazon Alexa / Google Assistant / Apple Siri
Auto Room Calibration Audyssey MultEQ
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD, LPCM (Up to 192/24 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Surround, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS Neural:X, DTS Virtual:X
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.1 x 6 x 13.4 in | 434 x 151 x 341 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs/Kg) 19 / 8.6
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven

2021

Denon AVR-S660H

Features in the best AV receivers under $500

MSRP: $449

Denon AVR-S660H 5.2-Ch AV Receiver
Denon AVR-S660H 5.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Denon AVR-S660H - Rear View
Denon AVR-S660H – Rear View
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Denon AVR-S660H Manual
Denon AVR-S660H Specifications
Channels 5.2
Dolby Atmos None
HDMI In / Out 6 (3x 8K)/1 (eARC)
Zones None
Pre Out / Line Out Subwoofer (x2)
Power (W)* 75
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4 – 16
UHD / HDR Support 8K/60p & 4K/120p, HDCP 2.3 / HDR10+, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth (Send & Receive) / Airplay 2 / HEOS / Amazon Alexa / Google Assistant / Apple Siri
Auto Room Calibration Audyssey MultEQ
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), LPCM (Up to 192/24 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS Neo:6
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.1 x 6 x 13.4 in | 434 x 151 x 341 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs/Kg) 17.2 / 7.8
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven

2020

Denon AVR-S960H

MSRP: $649

Denon AVR-S960H 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Denon AVR-S960H 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Denon AVR-S960H 7.2-Ch AV Receiver - Rear View
Denon AVR-S960H – Rear View
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Denon AVR-S960H Manual
Denon AVR-S960H Specifications
Channels 7.2
Dolby Atmos 5.2.2
HDMI In / Out 6 (1x 8K)/2 (eARC)
Zones Zone 2 (2-ch audio – powered)
Pre Out / Line Out Subwoofer (x2)
Power (W)* 90
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4 – 16
UHD / HDR Support 8K/60p & 4K/120p, HDCP 2.3 / HDR10+, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth (Send & Receive) / Airplay 2 / HEOS / Amazon Alexa / Google Assistant / Apple Siri / Josh.ai
Auto Room Calibration Audyssey MultEQ
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD, LPCM (Up to 192/24 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Surround, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS Neural:X, DTS Virtual:X
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.1 x 6.6 x 13.4 in | 434 x 167 x 341 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs/Kg) 21 / 9.5
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven

2019

Denon AVR-S950H

MSRP: $599

Denon AVR-S950H 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Denon AVR-S950H 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Denon AVR-S950H 7.2-Ch AV Receiver - Rear View
Denon AVR-S950H – Rear View
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Denon AVR-S950H Manual
Denon AVR-S950H Specifications
Channels 7.2
Dolby Atmos 5.2.2
HDMI In / Out 7+1/2 (eARC)
Zones Zone 2 (2-ch audio)
Pre Out / Line Out Subwoofer (x2)
Power (W)* 90
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4 – 16
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, HDCP 2.3 / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / AirPlay 2 / Spotify Connect / Bluetooth / HEOS / Amazon Alexa / Google Assistant
Auto Room Calibration Audyssey MultEQ
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD, LPCM (Up to 192/24 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Surround, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS Neural:X, DTS Virtual:X
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8 x 6-5/8 x 13-1/2 in | 434 x 167 x 341 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs) 20.9
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven

2019

Denon AVR-S750H

MSRP: $499

Denon AVR-S750H 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Denon AVR-S750H 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Denon AVR-S750H 7.2-Ch AV Receiver Rear
Denon AVR-S750H – Rear View
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Denon AVR-S750H Manual
Denon AVR-S750H Specifications
Channels 7.2
Dolby Atmos 5.2.2
HDMI In / Out 5+1/1 (eARC)
Zones Zone 2 (2-ch audio)
Pre Out / Line Out Subwoofer (x2)
Power (W)* 75
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4 – 16
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, HDCP 2.3 / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / AirPlay 2 / Spotify Connect / Bluetooth / HEOS / Amazon Alexa / Google Assistant
Auto Room Calibration Audyssey MultEQ
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD, LPCM (Up to 192/24 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Surround, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS Neural:X, DTS Virtual:X
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8 x 6 x 13-3/8 in | 434 x 151 x 339 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs) 18.9
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven

2019

Denon AVR-S650H

MSRP: $399

Denon AVR-S650H 5.2-Ch AV Receiver
Denon AVR-S650H 5.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Denon AVR-S650H 5.2-Ch AV Receiver - Rear View
Denon AVR-S650H – Rear View
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Denon AVR-S650H Manual
Denon AVR-S650H Specifications
Channels 5.2
Dolby Atmos None
HDMI In / Out 5/1 (eARC)
Zones None
Pre Out / Line Out Subwoofer (x2)
Power (W)* 75
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4 – 16
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, HDCP 2.3 / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / AirPlay 2 / Spotify Connect / Bluetooth / HEOS / Amazon Alexa / Google Assistant
Auto Room Calibration Audyssey MultEQ
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), LPCM (Up to 192/24 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Pro Logic II & DTS Neo:6
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8 x 6 x 13-3/8 in | 434 x 151 x 339 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs) 17.2
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven

2018

Denon AVR-S940H

MSRP: $579

Denon AVR-S940H 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Denon AVR-S940H 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Denon AVR-S940H 7.2-Ch AV Receiver - Rear View
Denon AVR-S940H – Rear View
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Denon AVR-S940H Manual
Denon AVR-S940H Specifications
Channels 7.2
Dolby Atmos 5.2.2
HDMI In / Out 7+1/2 (ARC)
Zones Zone 2 (2-ch audio)
Pre Out / Line Out Subwoofer (x2)
Power (W)* 90
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4 – 16
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, HDCP 2.2 / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / AirPlay 2 / Spotify Connect / Bluetooth / HEOS / Amazon Alexa
Auto Room Calibration Audyssey MultEQ
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD, LPCM (Up to 192/24 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X & DTS Virtual:X
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8 x 6-5/8 x 13-1/2 in | 434 x 167 x 341 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs) 20.7
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven

2018

Denon AVR-S740H

MSRP: $479

Denon AVR-S740H 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Denon AVR-S740H 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Denon AVR-S740H 7.2-Ch AV Receiver - Rear View
Denon AVR-S740H – Rear View
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Denon AVR-S740H Manual
Denon AVR-S740H Specifications
Channels 7.2
Dolby Atmos 5.2.2
HDMI In / Out 5+1/1 (ARC)
Zones Zone 2 (2-ch audio)
Pre Out / Line Out Subwoofer (x2)
Power (W)* 75
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4 – 16
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, HDCP 2.2 / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / AirPlay 2 / Spotify Connect / Bluetooth / HEOS / Amazon Alexa
Auto Room Calibration Audyssey MultEQ
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD, LPCM (Up to 192/24 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X & DTS Virtual:X
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8 x 6 x 13-3/8 in | 434 x 151 x 339 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs) 18.9
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven

2018

Denon AVR-S640H

MSRP: $379

Denon AVR-S640H 5.2-Ch AV Receiver
Denon AVR-S640H 5.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Denon AVR-S640H 5.2-Ch AV Receiver - Rear View
Denon AVR-S640H – Rear View
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Denon AVR-S640H Manual
Denon AVR-S640H Specifications
Channels 5.2
Dolby Atmos None
HDMI In / Out 5/1 (ARC)
Zones None
Pre Out / Line Out Subwoofer (x2)
Power (W)* 75
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4 – 16
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, HDCP 2.2 / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / AirPlay / Spotify Connect / Bluetooth / HEOS / Amazon Alexa
Auto Room Calibration Audyssey MultEQ
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, LPCM (Up to 192/24 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Pro Logic II & DTS Neo:6
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8 x 6 x 13-3/8 in | 434 x 151 x 339 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs) 17.2
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven

2018

Denon AVR-S540BT

MSRP: $279

Denon AVR-S540BT 5.2-Ch AV Receiver
Denon AVR-S540BT 5.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Denon AVR-S540BT 5.2-Ch AV Receiver - Rear View
Denon AVR-S540BT – Rear View
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Denon AVR-S540BT Manual
Denon AVR-S540BT Specifications
Channels 5.2
Dolby Atmos None
HDMI In / Out 5/1 (ARC)
Zones None
Pre Out / Line Out Subwoofer (x2)
Power (W)* 70
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 6 – 16
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, HDCP 2.2 / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Bluetooth
Auto Room Calibration Denon Auto Setup
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, LPCM (Up to 192/24 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Pro Logic II & DTS Neo:6
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8 x 6 x 12-5/8 in | 434 x 151 x 319 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs) 16.75
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven

2017

Denon AVR-S930H

MSRP: $579

Denon AVR-S930H 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Denon AVR-S930H 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Denon AVR-S930H 7.2-Ch AV Receiver - Rear View
Denon AVR-S930H – Rear View
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Denon AVR-S930H Manual
Denon AVR-S930H Specifications
Channels 7.2
Dolby Atmos 5.2.2
HDMI In / Out 7+1/2 (ARC)
Zones Zone 2 (2-ch audio)
Pre Out / Line Out Subwoofer (x2)
Power (W)* 90
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4 – 16
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, HDCP 2.2 / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / AirPlay 2 / Spotify Connect / Bluetooth / HEOS / Amazon Alexa
Auto Room Calibration Audyssey MultEQ
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD, LPCM (Up to 192/24 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Surround & DTS Neural:X
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8 x 6-5/8 x 13-3/8 in | 434 x 167 x 339 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs) 20.7
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven

2017

Denon AVR-S730H

MSRP: $579

Denon AVR-S730H 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Denon AVR-S730H 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Denon AVR-S730H 7.2-Ch AV Receiver - Rear View
Denon AVR-S730H – Rear View
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Denon AVR-S730H Manual
Denon AVR-S730H Specifications
Channels 7.2
Dolby Atmos 5.2.2
HDMI In / Out 5+1/1 (ARC)
Zones Zone 2 (2-ch audio)
Pre Out / Line Out Subwoofer (x2)
Power (W)* 75
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4 – 16
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, HDCP 2.2 / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / AirPlay / Spotify Connect / Bluetooth / HEOS / Amazon Alexa
Auto Room Calibration Audyssey MultEQ
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD, LPCM (Up to 192/24 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Surround & DTS Neural:X
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8 x 6 x 13-3/8 in | 434 x 151 x 339 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs) 18.75
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven

2017

Denon AVR-S530BT

MSRP: $279

Denon AVR-S530BT 5.2-Ch AV Receiver
Denon AVR-S530BT 5.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Denon AVR-S530BT 5.2-Ch AV Receiver - Rear View
Denon AVR-S530BT – Rear View
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Denon AVR-S530BT Manual
Denon AVR-S530BT Specifications
Channels 5.2
Dolby Atmos None
HDMI In / Out 5/1 (ARC)
Zones None
Pre Out / Line Out Subwoofer (x2)
Power (W)* 70
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 6 – 16
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, HDCP 2.2 / HDR10
Network / Wireless Bluetooth
Auto Room Calibration Denon Auto Setup
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, LPCM (Up to 192/24 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Pro Logic II & DTS Neo:6
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8 x 6 x 12-5/8 in | 434 x 151 x 319 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs) 16.5
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven

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