Denon AVR-S950H AV Receiver, 7.2 Channel 4K UHD Home Theater 3D Dolby Surround Sound

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Item Description:
  • Up to 90W per Channel at 8 Ohms
  • Audyssey MultEQ Sound Calibration
  • 5.1.2-Channel Dolby Atmos, DTS:X Support
  • 4K Ultra HD Pass-Through
  • AVR-S950H (2019)

    7.2 channel Full 4K Ultra HD AV receiver with 185W per channel, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X, new eARC support, HDMI (8 inputs / 2 outputs), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HEOS built-in wireless multi-room music streaming and voice control compatibility.

    Upgrade your home theater with the new Denon AVR-S950H (2019 Model). With 185W per channel, the performance-tuned Denon amplifier delivers an amazing 3D audio experience (supports Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology). Plus, support for latest 4K video technologies including Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG ensures your TV or projector delivers the best possible picture.

    The AVR-S950H supports eARC and 4K video upscaling, plus eight HDMI inputs and two outputs with full HDCP 2.3 support on all ports guarantee compatibility with the latest HD and Ultra HD TVs, Blu-ray players and game consoles. The front-panel USB offers convenient audio playback of MP3 and hi-res audio formats (WAV, FLAC, ALAC and DSD 2.8/5.6MHz files). Wirelessly stream popular music services like Spotify, Pandora, Tidal and more via Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay 2 and Wi-Fi with HEOS built-in. Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for effortless voice control.

    By visually guiding you through each step in the setup process, the award-winning Denon Setup Assistant ensures a fast, simple onboarding. Because the acoustics of every home theater are different, the AVR-S950H features premium room calibration technology from Audyssey to automatically measure and optimize your AV receiver’s performance, providing a truly immersive 3D audio experience.


    Bluetooth Headphone Transmission:
    Connect any pair of Bluetooth Headphones to the receiver and enjoy music or movie sound with pure freedom. With or without speakers turned on.

    High-performance discrete 7-channel amplifier:
    Delivers maximum performance and 185 watts of power per channel

    Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization and DTS Virtual:X:
    Enjoy an immersive, three-dimensional audio experience

    8 HDMI inputs with full HDCP 2.3 support, 2 outputs:
    Connect up to eight of your favorite media devices with full 4K support, 4:4:4 color resolution and BT.2020

    The latest picture/video technology available:
    4K Ultra HD/60 Hz full-rate pass through, HDR10, Dolby Vision compatibility and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)

    Award-winning Denon Setup Assistant:
    Graphical user interface for an easy and intuitive setup experience

    Compatibility with major voice agents:
    Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Apple Siri for hands-free control of the AVR-S950H and wireless music services.

    Includes HEOS built-in:
    Wi-Fi music streaming and multi-room audio technology with compatible components

    Smart TV compatibility:
    Easily control the AVR-S950H with most TV remotes via HDMI-CEC

    New eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) support:
    Allows for 3D audio transmission directly from the TV to the AV receiver through the connected HDMI cable

    Stream the most popular music services:
    Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, Deezer and many others - via Bluetooth, AirPlay 2 or the HEOS app

    Front panel USB input:
    Convenient audio playback of MP3, WAV, FLAC, ALAC and DSD (2.8/5.6MHz) files

    Upgraded sound design with 32bit AKM DAC:
    Allows for high-resolution audio decoding with multiple lossless file types to enjoy

    Powered Zone 2:
    Enjoy your favorite show in your main room and another device in another room

    Four Quick Select buttons:
    Featured on the front panel, store your preferred audio settings for each source

    Audyssey MultEQ and Dynamic EQ/Volume:
    Optimize your room acoustics with Audyssey software and included mic and stand

    All Zone TV Audio:
    Play the audio from your TV to all zones

    Bluetooth headphone support:
    Listen to your favorite content with via smart devices

    Featuring discrete high-current power amplifiers on all channels, the AVR-S950H delivers maximum performance and 185 watts of power per channel (6 Ohm, 1kHz, 1ch driven, 10% THD). With low impedance driver capability, it offers operational stability with a wide range of speakers for balanced, quality sound. Plus, auto Eco Mode adjusts power output to speakers based on volume level and on-screen eco meter, providing power consumption reduction in real-time.

    Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional audio with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization and DTS Virtual:X.

    Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional audio with Dolby Atmos. Set up Dolby Atmos with a 5.1.2 surround sound speaker system using Dolby Atmos elevation speakers or dedicated overhead speakers, for the ultimate home theater experience. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization provides immersive audio without height channels, creating virtual height effects in a 5.2, 7.2 or 2.2 speaker arrangement.

    DTS:X immersive audio places sound where it would occur naturally in space, creating a lifelike, multi-dimensional audio experience in the home. The improved immersion and heightened realism draw you into the world of your favorite movies. The included DTS Neural:X gives your movies, games and music a realism unmatched by traditional 5.1 surround sound. DTS Virtual:X provides immersive audio without height channels, creating virtual height effects in a 5.2, 7.2 or 2.2 speaker arrangement.

    Enjoy your favorite movies, shows and games with the best picture quality available.

    HDCP 2.3 processing is available on all HDMI ports, and with two HDMI outputs, connecting a TV and projector in parallel is possible. Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) support enables transmission of 3D audio directly from the TV to the AV receiver through the connected HDMI cable.

    The AVR-S950H features eight HDMI inputs and two outputs - including one input on the front panel - that support full 4K Ultra HD, HDR10 (High Dynamic Range), BT.2020, Wide Color Gamut and 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling.

    Watch movies and shows with 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, Dolby Vision, High Dynamic Range (HDR10), Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), 4K video upscaling, eARC and BT.2020 passthrough support for exceptional color, clarity and contrast.

    The included AVR-S950H Quick Start Guide provides simple, clear instructions for how to get started. Once you connect your TV to the AVR-S950H via HDMI, the exclusive Denon Setup Assistant appears on your TV screen to walk you through setup, step by step. The AVR-S950H automatically renames input source per HDMI info, and quick select offers one-push buttons for all zones. Color-coded speaker connections are laid out horizontally, making organizing and connecting speaker wires simple.

    Control the Denon AVR-S950H with your Smart TV remote via the HDMI CEC functionality associated with your Smart TV. Simply set "HDMI Control" to ON in your receiver, then set "Smart Menu" to ON and begin controlling the AVR-S950H with your TV remote. The Smart Menu home screen provides you quick access to source and surround mode selections, the AV receiver setup menu and four Smart Selects.

    Professional home theater audio tuning at your fingertips. The latest Denon audio/video products use the Audyssey suite of EQ software for simple, accurate set-up and calibration. With the supplied measuring microphone, Audyssey measures all the speakers in your home theater, and tunes the AV receiver to provide the smoothest, most optimal overall listening experience for your room. Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Audyssey Dynamic EQ smooth out startling jumps in volume (such as TV commercials), letting you listen at lower levels and still enjoy clear dialogue, music, sound effects and precise tonal tailoring. For the enthusiast, the Audyssey MultEQ Editor app lets you view speaker detection data to check the before-and-after results of the Audyssey calibration, making it easy to optimize individual room acoustics to personal taste.

    With Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity, the Denon AVR-S950H is equipped with an advanced dual antenna transceiver system for robust streaming even in congested urban environments. Enjoy listening to your favorite audio content wirelessly from your smart devices.

    With HEOS built-in technology play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room - the choice is yours. HEOS works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, providing effortless voice control.

    HEOS supports free and premium Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, TuneIn, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, SiriusXM, Tidal and more.

    Better control in your back pocket. The free Denon AVR Remote app for iOS and Android makes using the AVR-S950H even easier - adjust volume, turn it on or off, mute the music, select a source or switch to the HEOS app for wireless music streaming. Download the Denon AVR Remote app and the HEOS app to your smartphone today. Available for both iOS and Android.

    Use Amazon Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant to control your music.

    Play the audio from your TV to all zones. Supports both analog and digital audio connections.

    The Denon AVR-S950H 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 AVR-S950H 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 AV receiver remote for faster control. Now allows for one-push all zone stereo mode via Quick Select.

    Experience extraordinary musical sound quality.

    Discover the incredible fidelity of high-resolution audio tracks with the ability to decode up to 24-bit/192-kHz ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD) via the front panel USB port and network sources. Or, listen to other popular file types such as MP3. Whether you want to listen to your latest download or soak in the fidelity of audiophile-quality FLAC recordings, you have quick access to your favorite songs.

    For nearly 50 years, Denon has been developing turntables and phono pre-amps. With the included Phono (MM) input, the AVR-S950H lets you connect your turntable. Enjoy your vinyl collection with exceptional quality and sound.

    Connect the AVR-950H to your network via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. Once connected, stream music wirelessly, get feature updates and remotely control the AV receiver with the Denon AV receiver or HEOS app.

    Enjoy effortless voice control and total flexibility from the leading voice services. Using a smart speaker or your phone, speak commands with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri and high-end smart home automation, Ask to play your favorite music, turn the volume up, skip to the next track, switch inputs and more. Switch between voice services or pick a favorite to use - the choice is yours. Functionality varies by voice agent.

    Control the AVR-S950H hands-free with Amazon Alexa and your voice. Adjust the volume, skip to the next track, switch inputs for your different media players and more - "Just Ask." Download the free HEOS Home Entertainment Skill to enable Amazon Alexa voice commands for your AVR-S950H. Requires Alexa app and Amazon Echo, Dot or equivalent.

    Ask your Google Assistant speaker or phone to stream your favorite songs. Control volume, play, pause, skip tracks and more.

    Use AirPlay 2 to stream music wirelessly to the AV receiver, or group with other AirPlay compatible speakers to fill your home with music.

    Stream audio from your favorite music services like Apple Music and Spotify or watch videos from services like YouTube and Netflix from any iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV and hear the audio perfectly synced to your speakers AirPlay 2 sources.

    AirPlay 2 also supports multi-room audio – wirelessly stream content to multiple AirPlay 2 compatible devices simultaneously with improved audio buffering to ensure smooth audio playback. AirPlay 2 provides control and grouping of compatible audio devices within the Apple Music or Home app. Use AirPlay 2 in-app or with your voice via Siri.

    An elevated voice agent for the high-end smart home, offers flexible voice control for nearly any aspect of your day-to-day experience and entertainment environment. Use voice commands to control the thermostat, lights, home appliances, speakers, AVR and more. is installed by custom integrators and accessed through an app on your phone or tablet. Works with iOS and Android devices.


    Stream your favorite music from anywhere and everywhere around your home with HEOS built-in technology. Enjoy high quality music from a wide range of streaming services including Spotify, TuneIn, Pandora, Amazon Prime Music, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Soundcloud, Tidal, Napster, Deezer or local music sources. Control it all seamlessly with the free HEOS app.

    With the HEOS multi-room function, the Denon AVR-S950H can connect with any other product with HEOS built-in, like HEOS speakers, to play music throughout your entire home. Play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room - the choice is yours.

    HEOS 1: Ideal for damp environments or outdoors.

    HEOS 3: The perfect choice for medium sized rooms.

    HEOS 5: Bring beautiful sound into larger rooms.

    HEOS 7: Get the party going in wider spaces and open areas.

    100+ Years of Firsts in Audio Technology
    Founded in 1910, Denon has a deep heritage of "firsts" in audio technology - from Japan's first audio electronics manufacturer, to producing the world's first commercial CD player and world's first Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver. This focused investment in audio R&D ensures you get the latest technology and highest quality with every listening experience.

    Product Specifications:

    Multichannel Surround

    DTS HD Master/DTS:X: Yes/Yes

    DTS Neo:X/DTS Neural:X: No/Yes

    DTS Virtual:X: Yes

    Dolby TrueHD/Dolby Atmos: No/No

    Dolby ProLogic Il / Dolby Surround: No/No

    Dolby Height Virtualization: No/No

    Auro 3D: No/No

    IMAX Enhanced: No/No

    Multichannel Stereo: Yes

    Max Number of Proccessing (Preamp) Channels: 7.1

    Sound Enhancements:

    Mono Block Power Amp Construction: No

    Discrete Power Amplifier: Yes

    D.D.S.C. HD Digital: No

    Pure Direct: Yes

    Gold Plated RCA Terminals: No

    Clock Jitter Reducer: No

    Alpha Processing: No

    Denon Link HD: No

    Audyssey: MultEQ

    Audyssey Dynamic EQ/Dynamic Volume: Yes/Yes

    Audyssey LFC: No

    Compressed Audio Restorer: Yes


    DLNA Certified: No

    Lossy Formats: MP3/WMA/AAC: Yes/Yes/Yes

    Lossless Formats: FLAC/ALAC/WAV: Yes/Yes/Yes

    DSD Audio Streaming: Yes (2.8/5.6MHz)

    Gapless playback: Yes (FLAC, WAV, ALAC, DSD)

    Photo Streaming (JPEG): No

    Windows PlayTo / Windows8 Certified: No

    Internet Radio: Yes (TuneIn)

    Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones: Denon 2016 AVR Remote

    Compatible with Remote APP for Tablets: Android / iOS / Amazon Kindle

    Ethernet Ports: Yes

    Wi-Fi: Yes

    Bluetooth: Yes

    Media Server: Yes

    HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Technology: Yes

    Lossless formats: FLAC HD 192/24 / WAV 192/24 / ALAC 192/24: Yes/Yes/Yes

    FLAC HD 192/24: Yes

    WAV 192/24: Yes

    ALAC 192/24: Yes

    Spotify*: Yes (connect)

    Pandora: Yes

    SiriusXM*: Yes

    Other Streaming Services *: Amazon Music / TIDAL / Deezer / iHeart Radio / Napster / Soundcloud / Mood Mix

    HEOS App Control: Yes

    Bluetooth Re-transmit for Bluetooth headphones: Yes (update)

    AirPlay / Airplay2 Audio Streaming: Yes/Yes

    Alexa / Google Voice Assistant / Apple HomePod: Yes/Yes/Yes


    HDMI Inputs: Back / Front: 7/1

    HDCP 2.2 support: Yes (HDCP 2.3)

    HDMI Outputs: Main/Zone: 2/No

    Video Conversion Analog -> HDMI: No

    Analog to HDMI Scaling: No

    HDMI to HDMI Scaling: up to 4K 30/25/24

    GUI Overlay on HDMI: Yes

    3D Signal Pass-through: Yes

    4K Signal Pass-through / Scaling / GUI Overlay: Yes/Yes/Yes

    HDMI Pass-Through in Standby Mode: Yes

    Picture Adjust / Noise Reduction: Yes/Yes

    CEC: Yes

    DSD Audio Capability: Yes

    Audio Return Channel: Yes

    Auto LipSync: Yes

    HDMI: 3D / 4K / CEC / ARC / InstaPrevue: Yes/Yes/Yes/Yes/No

    Enhanced Audio Return Channel: No

    HLG / Dolby Vision: No

    HDR / HLG / Dolby Vision: Yes (HDR10)/Yes/Yes

    ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) Pass-through for gaming: Yes

    Multi-room / CI

    Multi-Room Zones: 2

    Zone Audio Source: HDMI / Opt, Coax / Network, USB / Analog: Yes (2ch) / Yes (2ch) / Yes ? Yes

    Zone Audio Output: Speaker / Preout: Yes / No

    Zone HDMI Output from HDMI Source: No

    IP Control / RS232 Control / Web Control / App Control: Yes/No/Yes/Yes

    Remote In / Out: No

    DC Trigger Output: No

    HDMI Diagnostics: Yes

    TV Sound grouping: No

    Main room multichanel audio - Zone stereo downmix: No


    Voice Control - Works with Amazon Alexa: No

    Voice Control - Google Assist / Apple Siri: No

    Auto Speaker Setup by Microphone: Audyssey MultEQ

    FL Display: 1 line

    Graphic User Interface - GUI: Advanced

    ISF Certification: No

    GUI Languages: 3

    Setup Assistant: Yes

    Quick Select Plus / Quick Select: Yes/No

    Firmware Update by: Network / USB: Yes/Yes

    Variable Cross Over: Yes

    Optimized Bass Redirection: Yes

    Bass Sync: No

    ECO Mode: Yes

    Auto Power Off: Yes

    Sleep Timer: Yes

    Inputs / Outputs

    Composite In / Out: 2/1

    Component In / Out: 2/1

    HDMI In / Out: 7+1 / 2

    Multi-room Video Out: Video / HDMI: No

    Analog In / Out: 4/No

    Phono (MM) In: Yes

    Digital In: Optical / Coaxial: 2/1

    Multi-room Out: Analog / Digital: No

    Multichannel Preout: Yes (0.2)/No

    Subwoofer Out: 2

    7.1 Multichannel Input: No

    Speaker Terminal: Gold Plated Screw / Regular Screw: No/Yes

    Number of Speaker Terminals: 7

    Speaker A / B: No

    Bi-amp Drive: No

    Multi-Room Speaker Terminal: Assignable

    Front Inputs: Audio / Composite / Digital (Opt) / HDMI / USB: No/No/No/Yes/Yes

    USB Audio / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone: Yes/No/No

    AM/FM Tuner: Yes

    Tuner: FM / AM: No


    Number of Power Amps: 7

    Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive): 90W

    Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.05% 2ch Drive): No

    Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive): 125W

    Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% 1ch Drive): 185W


    Metal Front Panel: No

    System Remote Control: RC-1228

    Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display: No

    Power Consumption in W: 500

    Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On / Off) in W: 35 W / 75 W

    Standby Consumption in W: 0.1

    CEC Standby Consumption in W: 0.5

    Network Control On Consumption in W: No

    Maximum Dimensions: 17.1 x 13.4 x 6.6

    Antenna: Horizontal: (W x D x H) in Inches: 17.1 x 13.4 x 9.3

    Antenna: Vertical: (W x D x H) in Inches: 17.1 x 13.0 x 6.6

    W/O Antenna: (W x D x H) in Inches: N/A

    Weight in LBS: 20.7

    Carton Dimensions (Packaging) (W x D x H) in Inches): 20.4 x 16.9 x 9.5 (in)

    Weight in LBS (Packaging): 25.4

    Power Supply: AC 120 V, 60 Hz

    Speaker impedance: 4 _ 16Ω/ohms

    Preamplifier section: No

    FM section (Tuning frequency range): 87.5 - 107.9 MHz

    AM section (Tuning frequency range): 520 kHz - 1710 kHz

    Carton Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in Inches: N/A

    Carton Weight (inc. product) in LBS: N/A


    Denon AVR-S950H 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver
    Remote Control
    2 x AAA Batteries
    AM Loop Antenna
    FM Indoor Antenna
    2 x Bluetooth / Wi-Fi Antennas
    Sound Calibration Microphone
    Sound Calibration Microphone Stand
    Cable Labels
    Limited 2-Year Warranty
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