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
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.