Denon AVR-S970H 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

BH #DEAVRS970H • MFR #AVR-S970H
Denon AVR-S970H 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver
Key Features
  • Supports 7.2 or 5.2.2-Channel Audio
  • Up to 90W per Channel at 8 Ohms
  • Up to 8K HDR Video
  • Use with HEOS for Multi-Room Audio
Increase the capabilities of your home theater and enjoy whole-home music with the AVR-S970H 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver from Denon. When it comes to movies and shows, you have options with the AVR-S970H, as it supports 7.2-channel speaker setups, as well as immersive 5.2.2-channel configurations with support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for height-based surround. The receiver delivers on high-end video as well, with up to 8K video support on three of the six HDMI inputs and one of the two outputs, and HDR support. Add in next-gen gaming features and HEOS built-in for wireless audio in any room, and you have a quality centerpiece to your home's entertainment options.
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Denon AVR-S970H Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2HEOS Built-In
  • 3Next-Gen Gaming
  • 4AirPlay 2 & Siri
  • 5Amazon Alexa
  • 6Hi-Res Audio via USB
  • 7Multi-Source/Multi-Room
  • 8Audyssey Room Measurement
  • 9Bluetooth Transmitter
  • 10Additional Features

Increase the capabilities of your home theater and enjoy whole-home music with the AVR-S970H 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver from Denon. When it comes to movies and shows, you have options with the AVR-S970H, as it supports 7.2-channel speaker setups, as well as immersive 5.2.2-channel configurations with support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for height-based surround. The receiver delivers on high-end video as well, with up to 8K video support on three of the six HDMI inputs and one of the two outputs, and HDR support. Add in next-gen gaming features and HEOS built-in for wireless audio in any room, and you have a quality centerpiece to your home's entertainment options.

HEOS Built-In
If you have HEOS-compatible speakers in your home, you can wirelessly stream online music to any of them and control it all with the HEOS app or your voice via Google Assistant. Please note that Google Assistant voice control is only available in the U.S.
Next-Gen Gaming
When hooking up a video game console, you'll enjoy support for VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), and QFT (Quick Frame Transport). These technologies help to reduce latency, automatically trigger your TV's game mode, and will automatically alter the refresh rate in real time.
AirPlay 2 & Siri
For Apple device owners, you can stream content to the S970H using AirPlay 2. You can also group any AirPlay-compatible speakers you may have for whole-home streaming.
Amazon Alexa
If you own an Echo, Dot, or other Alexa-compatible speaker, you can control the S970H with your voice. Speak commands to adjust the volume, skip tracks, switch inputs, and more.
Hi-Res Audio via USB
Another way to play back music is via the from USB-A port. Connect an optional flash drive for Hi-Res Audio playback up to 24-bit/192 kHz, with support for MP3, WMA, WAV, MPEG-4/AAC, FLAC, and ALAC formats.
Multi-Source/Multi-Room
Supporting two-zone audio, the Denon AVR-S970H will let you pair a second set of speakers in another room. One room can playback a source in 5.1, while the other plays in 2-channel stereo. When set up, each room can listen to their own audio source.
Audyssey Room Measurement
Using the Audyssey suite of EQ software and included Audyssey measuring microphone, you can precisely calibrate your speaker system to your specific room. For even more fine-tuning and customization, you can change what's provided with the Audyssey MultiEQ Editor app.
Bluetooth Transmitter
If it's late at night and you want to watch a movie without disturbing anyone, you can pair your favorite Bluetooth headphones to the AVR-S970H. As an added bonus, you can stream to headphones and use your speaker system simultaneously. This is ideal for letting someone who's hearing impaired enjoy via headphones, as everyone else listens through the speakers.
Additional Features
  • Up to 90W per channel
  • Dolby Surround and DTS Neural:X upmixes older content
  • Dual antennas for fast and stable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Denon Setup Assistant for step-by-step setup on your TV
  • Dual subwoofer outputs
  • Control the receiver via the Denon AVR Remote app for iOS & Android
  • Supports Josh.ai
  • Front analog input and volume knobs
  • Front Quick Select buttons for fast access to different audio settings combinations
  • Front headphone jack
  • Large, dimmable digital status screen
  • AM/FM radio
  • HD GUI/AIOS 6.0 Networking Platform
UPC: 747192138523

Denon AVR-S970H Specs

Amplifier
Channels7.2
Object-Based Configuration: 5.2.2
Power Output per Channel2-Channel Driven:
90 W at 8 Ohms / 20 Hz to 20 kHz / 0.08% THD
125 W at 6 Ohms / 1 kHz / 0.7% THD
1-Channel Driven:
185 W at 6 Ohms / 1 kHz / 10% THD
Audio Processing
DTS CompatibilityDTS Neural:X, DTS Virtual:X, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X
Dolby CompatibilityDolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, Dolby Surround, Dolby TrueHD
Auro 3D SupportNo
Upmixing TechnologyDolby Surround, DTS Neural:X
Supported File Formats2.8 MHz DSD, 5.6 MHz DSD, AAC, ALAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA via USB
Video
HDR CompatibilityHDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log Gamma
Pass-Through Support8K
UpscalingNone
GUIYes
Connectivity
Rear A/V Inputs6 x HDMI 2.1
2 x Optical TOSLINK
1 x Digital Coaxial
4 x Stereo RCA Composite
1 x Stereo RCA (Phono MM) with Ground Screw
Rear A/V Outputs2 x HDMI
2 x RCA Subwoofer Pre-Out
Front I/O1 x USB-A Input/Output
1 x 1/4" / 6.35 mm Headphone Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Setup Mic Input
Other Rear I/O2 x Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Coaxial F-Type Input/Output
1 x FM Coaxial F-Type Input
1 x AM Block Input
1 x RJ45 (Ethernet) Input/Output
Speaker Connectors7 x Binding Post Pairs (Front, Center, Rear, Rear Surround)
HDCP SupportVersion 2.3
HDMI Compression Modes4K120AB / 8K60AB
Audio Return Channel (ARC)ARC, eARC
HDMI CECYes
Media Card SlotNone
Wireless Connectivity
Wireless Audio ProtocolsAirPlay 2, HEOS, Roon Ready, Spotify Connect
Control
External Control SupportAndroid/iOS Control App
Virtual AssistantApple AirPlay, Alexa Built-in, Works with Google Assistant, Josh.ai, Siri
Tuner Section
Tuner TypeAM, FM
Power
Power ConsumptionActive: 500 W
No Sound (ECO On): 35 W
No Sound (ECO Off): 75 W
Standby: 0.1 W
CEC Standby: 0.5 W
Network Standby: 2 W
Physical
Dimensions (W x H x D)17.1 x 6.6 x 13.0" / 43.4 x 16.8 x 33.0 cm (Antenna Removed)
17.1 x 9.3 x 13.4" / 43.4 x 23.6 x 34.0 cm (Antenna Up)
Weight21 lb / 9.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight25.265 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)20.3 x 17.9 x 9.9"

Denon AVR-S970H Reviews

Worth every penny

By My name is already taken
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-07

I scoured the internet for days to find my next AV receiver. Considering the features for the price, no other receiver matched the AVR-970H for my budget. As I was upgrading from a 20 year old Yamaha, produced before HDMI was a thing, I really didn't understand how everything was going to work. And the first day with the Denon was rough. Hard learned lesson: Check for a firmware update before you do anything else! After taking the time to set everything up, including figuring out the Inputs grid, I am extremely pleased with this machine. I worried that the 90W output was too low, I had 110W previously, but it sounds like it drives the speakers harder, which was a nice surprise. I appreciate the flexibility in assigning the second zone. I'm enjoying a 7.1 configuration now, but I'll swap to a 5.1 and put zone 2 speakers outside for the summer time. In which case, the HEOS functionality and app have been a pleasure. They suffer from a lack of basic music player functions, like, why can't I access my Playlists from the receiver directly?!? I don't want to open the app when I'm sitting in front of the receiver, remote in hand. Oh well, once it's playing, it's working well for us. In terms of driving sound, I give this receiver a 10/10. Love it!

Excellent AVR

By MBinMD
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-13

Heck of an upgrade over my 10 year old Onkyo home theater in a box AVR. It has 3 4k 120hz inputs. The AVR 960 that I was considering only has 1. I have an XBOX, PS5 and a 3080Ti connected to the AVR970. No problem passing the XboxSX/PS5/PC 4k 120hz, VRR (PC GSYNC) output to my LG C1. Audio quality with the 970 driving my old Onkyo speakers is much better than I had expected. Very excited for my new Polk speakers to arrive! As a gamer and movie lover, I highly recommend the 970.

It's not just about the receiver

By Joel Silverman
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-31

The receiver has worked flawlessly. The sound is crisp the video shockingly clear. Moreover, pr equally important, is the company that stands behind their products. Responsive with questions. Helpful. Supportive. I will never buy from another AVR maker again. Been through 2 competitors. Nightmarish experiences. Never again.

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