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Denon AVR-S660H and S760H A/V Receivers Make 8K Affordable

If you are planning a TV purchase for the Holidays, you should also consider a sound system to match that great picture. Check out what the Denon AVR-S660H and S760H have to offer.

Denon AVR-S660H A/V Receiver Lifestyle

With the holidays coming up a lot of consumers will be purchasing home entertainment products, including TVs, soundbars, and AV receivers so they can enjoy their favorite shows, movies, and let’s not forget football and other sporting events. 

With that in mind, Denon is offering up three new AV receivers this season. We have already posted a report on the AVR-X1700H, which is expected to become available sometime in November (2021), but Denon has two more new receivers that are available now, the AVR-S660H and AVR-S760H.

All new 2021 Denon A/V receivers are 8K TV compatible and support next-gen gaming consoles like PS5 with 4K@120Hz pass-thru, VRR, QFT an ALLM. What’s mainly different is the number of surround channels supported and amplifier power.

Denon AVR-S660H 8K A/V Receiver with Remote Control and Mic
Denon AVR-S660H & AV-S760 A/V Receivers look identical in front and use same remote control

Denon AVR-S660H
5.2-channel 8K A/V Receiver

If you are looking for an AV receiver with solid basics, the AVR-S660H is worth consideration.

The S660H provides a 5.2 channel configuration (Left, Center, Right, Left/Right Surround, and up to 2 subwoofers. 

There is plenty of clean power with a stated power rating of 75WPC measured with 2-channels driven using an 8-ohm speaker impedance load, at a 20Hz to 20KHz frequency response, and .08% THD.  Refer to our reference article on what amplifier power specifications mean.

Compatible surround sound formats include most Dolby and DTS formats including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. However, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X are not included.

Denon AVR-S660H 8K A/V Receiver Rear HDMI Ports Closeup
Denon AVR-S660H has 6 HDMI inputs and one output. 3 inputs support 4K & 3 support 8K.

On the video side, the S660H has 6 HDMI inputs and one output. Three of the inputs are 40 Gbps, 8K/60Hz, and 4K/120Hz compatible. The S660H also supports most HDR formats including HDR10/10+, Dolby Vision, Dynamic HDR, and HLG. Also, even if you don’t have any 8K video sources, the S660H provides 8K upscaling on all HDMI inputs.

The AVR-S660H also includes Denon’s HEOS® multi-room music streaming platform (aks Denon Home). This enables users to enjoy their favorite content in every room with compatible HEOS wireless speakers

AVR-S760H
7.2-channel Dolby Atmos 8K A/V Receiver

If you are looking for a little more, the Denon AVR-S760H takes things up a few notches with 7.2 channels. These can be configured in a traditional 7.1 or 7.2 speaker setup or a 5.1.2 channel Dolby Atmos setup

Denon AVR-S760H A/V Receiver Top Open
Denon AVR-S760H

In addition to Dolby Atmos, the S760H is also compatible with DTS:X and both Dolby Height Virtualization and DTS Virtual:X processing. This provides more speaker setup flexibility. Virtualization and Virtual:X eliminate the need for height speakers if their installation is not possible or not preferred. Of course, having dedicated height speakers will provide a better result, but at least you can still access Dolby Atmos and DTS:X without physical height speakers if necessary.  

Just as with the S600H, the S760H has a stated power output rating of 75 WPC measured with 2-channels driven using an 8-ohm speaker impedance load, at a 20Hz to 20KHz frequency response, and .08% THD. 

Denon AVR-S760H 8K A/V Receiver Rear HDMI Ports Closeup
Denon AVR-S760H also has 6 HDMI inputs and one output. 3 inputs support 4K & 3 support 8K.

The AVR-S760H also provides the same HDMI connection options as well as incorporating the HEOS wireless multi-room streaming platform.

There is More…

Other features that both receivers have in common include:

  • HDMI ARC/eARC: This provides easy access to audio coming from the TV and sources connected to the TV. 
  • BT.2020 Pass-Through:  This assures that wide color gamut signals from sources connected to the receiver will pass through to a compatible TV or video projector unaltered.
  • HDCP 2.3:  (High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection). This makes sure that HDMI devices securely recognize each other when connected, preventing video piracy. 
  • Apple AirPlay 2: In addition to the HEOS wireless multi-room music platform mentioned previously, both the S660H and S760H are compatible with Apple AirPLay 2.
  • Music Streaming: With the companion HEOS app and Bluetooth, both receivers can access several music streaming services including Spotify®, Pandora®, and Tidal. Hi-Res Audio streaming is supported. 
  • Dialog Enhancer: This lets users adjust the dialog level at any time.
  • Dual Speaker Presets: This enables users to store and switch instantly between two different speaker configurations and Audyssey settings (more on Audyssey in the next section). 
  • Phono Input: This allows users to connect a traditional turntable for listening to music on vinyl records. 
  • Voice Control: Both receivers will work with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Siri. After setting up your preferred option, you can use voice commands to control many AVR functions. 

Rear View Compared

Denon AVR-S660H 8K A/V Receiver Rear
Denon AVR-S660H 5.2-channel A/V Receiver
Denon AVR-S760H 8K A/V Receiver Rear
Denon AVR-S760H 7.2-channel A/V Receiver with Dolby Atmos & DTS:X

Audyssey Room Correction 

The AVR-S660H and S760H also provide Audyssey MultEQ technology for simple, accurate speaker setup and acoustic calibration of the system. The technology detects the size, type, and configuration of the speakers used and measures their response in up to six listening positions for optimal performance. In addition, the AVR-S760H can further customize settings via the advanced Audyssey MultEQ Editor app, available for purchase ($19.99) in iOS and Android stores.

Pricing and Availability

The Denon AVR-S660H and AVR-S760H are available for $449 (coming soon) and $549 (at Amazon), respectively, at authorized Denon retailers. Both are also available direct from Denon.com.

NOTE: Be aware that the worldwide chip shortage and supply chain issue could affect both supply and pricing.

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Continue reading: The step-up 2021 Denon AVR-X1700H 8K A/V Receiver ($699) improves the amplification and room correction with Audyssey MultiEQ XT.

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