Denon Adds Pair Of S-Series AVRs With HDMI 2.0a Support
Pictured above, Denon’s AVR-S920W ($579) will pass through 4K Ultra HD video with HDR.
Denon Electronics continued to advance its affordably priced S-Series Network A/V receiver line with introductions Tuesday of two updated 7.2-channel models that are fully 4K Ultra HD/high dynamic range (HDR)-compatible.
Models AVR-S720W ($479 suggested retail) and AVR-S920W ($579) will hit store shelves this month as replacements for last year’s AVR-S710W and AVR-S910W.
Both models will feature a full complement of HDMI 2.0a/HDCP 2.2-supporting inputs and outputs that will pass through the latest HDR metadata from connected 4K Ultra HD source devices, such as brand new Ultra HD Blu-ray players.
The HDMI connections will also support up to 4K/60Hz video with 4:4:4 chroma sub-sampling, 21:9 video, 3D, and up to BT.2020 color gamut, to be forward compatible with other possible content options.
They also ship with built-in support for Dolby Atmos object-based surround sound and will be getting a firmware update to support DTS:X object-based surround sound in August.
Read more about Denon’s latest network AVRs after the jump:
Both the AVR-S720W and the AVR-S920W models offer built-in dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, full network capability, 7.2- channel surround with auto Eco mode and dual subwoofer outputs.
Also supported is DLNA 1.5 networking, AirPlay, Internet Radio, Pandora, Spotify Connect, SiriusXM, and high-resolution audio streaming of DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, and WAV files.
Both models support 5.1.2 Atmos speaker configurations and include Audyssey MultEQ room-acoustic measurement and DSP correction.
Both receivers will also connect to Denon’s HEOS whole home audio system, offer IP control capability, and can be controlled with a Denon HEOS app.
The AVR-S720W includes six HDMI 2.0a/HDCP 2.2 connections including one output, and one front-mounted input. It features 165 watts per channel of power (6ohm, 1kHz, 1ch driven), 75 watts (8ohm, 20Hz-20kHz,THD:0.08%).
The AVR-S920W features eight HDMI 2.0a/HDCP 2.2 connections including two outputs and one front-mounted input. It features 185 watts per channel of power (6ohm, 1kHz, 1ch driven), 90 watts (8ohm, 20Hz-20kHz,THD:0.08%).
By Greg Tarr
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