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Denon AVR-S760H Overview


Most times, companies announce new products with press releases. In some cases, (I am looking at you Apple) it’s too huge fanfare and spectacle. But if you are Denon, you do none of the above and quietly release the AVR-S760H to Costco. Solid stealth move by Denon – it’s not even listed on their website yet! As this is one of the few receivers on the market that actually has working HDMI 2.1 ports, we felt it was worth a bit more fanfare.

Author’s Note: As there are no official pictures of the Denon AVR-S760H, we’ve included an image at the top of the Denon AVR-S750H. When we get our hands on some pics we can use, we’ll update this article.

Denon AVR-S760H – Under The Hood

  • 7.2 channel, 75w (2 channel driven)
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X
  • 8K UDH, HDCP 2.3, HDR10+, HDR, Dolby Vision, 4k/120 & VRR, eArc
  • 6 HDMI inputs / 1 HDMI 2.1 output
  • 3 dedicated HDMI 2.1 inputs with 8k up scaling on all inputs
  • Phono input
  • Bluetooth, WiFi and AirPlay 2 compatible
  • HEOS multiroom audio built in
  • Support for most voice assistants (Google, Alexa and Siri)
  • Support for Tidal, Spotify, Amazon Music, Pandora and more via HEOS 
  • Audessy MultEQ with Dynamic Volume and EQ 

Who is the Denon AVR-S760H Aimed At?

  • Those who have devices that can make use of HDMI 2.1 / 4k 120 / VRR (namely owners of the newest Xbox and Playstation consoles)
  • Users who need a simple setup – 7.2 or 5.2.2 – no expandability past this
  • Folks who don’t need extra power for demanding speakers and sit close to their speakers 
  • Need only basic room correction and basic sound codecs

Who this isn’t for?

  • Enthusiast who need to expand past 7.2 or need more power for demanding speakers 
  • People who need to add external amplification to their system  – no preouts 
  • Users who have irregular spaces that need advanced room correction

Our Take 

The Denon AVR-S760H isn’t a revamp, more like a slight refresh of the S750H. The addition of three HDMI 2.1 inputs without the need for an external box is the best and most exciting addition. The S750H is a solid entry-level AVR for those who don’t need or want a particularly feature-rich receiver. If you are a console gamer with a new display, this is one of the better (and least expensive) options for you. As long as you don’t want too many speakers or the latest Audyssey.

What is particularly exciting is that this indicates that Denon may have more releases on the horizon. As the Denon AVR-S760H only costs about $40 more than the S750H it replaced, we could be looking at a whole new line of receivers from them in the near future. We’ll keep our eyes open and let you know.

Currently, the Denon AVR-S760H is only available at Costco, and retails for $439.  


22 Comments on Denon AVR-S760H Overview

  1. Ron Reeves

    I’m looking at the DENON AVR-S760H to replace my outdated AVR. I’m a novice at this kind of stuff, but am looking for a AVR that can provide surround sound for a bose 5.1 system and have an extra channel that I can choose to play music on my outdoor speakers. My current AVR has an A & B channel which allows me to play either one or both at the same time, but is over 23 years old and needs replacing. Thanks in advance for your advice/comment on the DENON!

  2. Jeet

    Between Denon S760H and Denon S960H, is there a huge difference?

    I have a 7.2 speaker system where all 7 speakers are in build and most probably are Sonos if I am not wrong. I don’t know their power yet. Should I spend $300 more and get S960H or spending $300 is not wroth it for my setup?

    This is for my basement and the basement is long. Please suggest.

    Jeet

    • Andrew Thomas

      The big difference is that the 760 has 3 inputs that support full HDMI 2.1 whereas the 960 only has one. I would have the cash and go with the 760W.

  3. Bruski208

    You (and Costco) list the output of the 760 @ 75W with 2 channels driven. When I look at the 750 on Denon’s website (manuals) it lists the 750 @ 110W for each of the 7 channels and calls out the discrete power devices (vs. integrated.) I’m only trying to discern the differences between the two receivers.

    • Andrew Thomas

      The 760W hasn’t been listed on Denon’s website yet. The information I posted was off of the 760W’s box which lists the power as 75wpc.

      I wouldn’t worry too much about it. Unless you are using wildly inefficient speakers, or sitting a far distance away, 75W should be enough!

  4. Julio

    I saw the 760h at my local Costco, ready to buy it. But I need your help. I have a nice set of speakers and sub connected to an old Kenwood receiver. I also have a Samsung soundbar. I run them separately, ie, Bluray player with my surround sound speakers, or the soundbar connected to an HDMI switch that connects directly to my TV. My goal is to connect the soundbar and the speakers to the Denon 760h and control them separately. It would be either soundbar or speakers. Is this set up possible?

  5. D. Ash

    I have a Polk 5.1 speaker system where the receiver outputs run through the powered sub-woofer and then out to the satellite speakers. Can I run them with the 760?

  6. Ram

    I’m a newbie when it comes to HT setup. Got the Denon S760H AV receiver last week from Costco and looking to get a woofer as part of the HT setup. Could you pls. suggest what would be the maximum woofer capacity that this Denon AVR can support ?

  7. MikeSD

    I saw on both the 750 and 760 at Costco. Should I go with the 750? I am only connecting my Apple TV to the system and and the 5.1 speaker bundle from Klipsch, adding the 2 bookshelf Klipsch speakers as well to make it 7.1
    Will the 760 do anything that the 750 can’t (for my needs)? Thanks in advance

  8. John Ford

    Noob here, just getting into the hobby. Will this provide enough power for the Klipsch R 625 FA speakers. Running a 5.1 2. Setup. Kipsch says that can take 100 wats. This is going in basement with low celings but pretty big basement.

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