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AVR-S950H

Denon AVRS950H

 
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HIGH-PERFORMANCE DISCRETE 7-CHANNEL AMPLIFIER

Featuring discrete high-current power amplifiers on all channels, the AVR-S950H delivers maximum performance and 185 watts of power per channel (6 Ohm, 1kHz, 1ch driven, 10% THD). With low impedance driver capability, it offers operational stability with a wide range of speakers for balanced, quality sound. Plus, auto Eco Mode adjusts power output to speakers based on volume level and on-screen eco meter, providing power consumption reduction in real-time.

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SOUND IN THE RIGHT PLACE

Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional audio with Dolby Atmos. Set up Dolby Atmos with a 5.1.2 surround sound speaker system using Dolby Atmos elevation speakers or dedicated overhead speakers, for the ultimate home theater experience. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization provides immersive audio without height channels, creating virtual height effects in a 5.2, 7.2 or 2.2 speaker arrangement.

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BE CLOSER TO THE ACTION

DTS:X immersive audio places sound where it would occur naturally in space, creating a lifelike, multi-dimensional audio experience in the home. The improved immersion and heightened realism draw you into the world of your favorite movies. The included DTS Neural:X gives your movies, games and music a realism unmatched by traditional 5.1 surround sound. DTS Virtual:X provides immersive audio without height channels, creating virtual height effects in a 5.2, 7.2 or 2.2 speaker arrangement.

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THE LATEST HDMI SPECS WITH eARC

HDCP 2.3 processing is available on all HDMI ports, and with two HDMI outputs, connecting a TV and projector in parallel is possible. Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) support enables transmission of 3D audio directly from the TV to the AV receiver through the connected HDMI cable.

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ADVANCED VIDEO CONTROLS

The AVR-S950H features eight HDMI inputs and two outputs - including one input on the front panel - that support full 4K Ultra HD, HDR10 (High Dynamic Range), BT.2020, Wide Color Gamut and 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling.

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NEXT GENERATION VIDEO FORMATS

Watch movies and shows with 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, Dolby Vision, High Dynamic Range (HDR10), Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), 4K video upscaling, eARC and BT.2020 passthrough support for exceptional color, clarity and contrast.

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SMART TV CONNECTIVITY

Control the Denon AVR-S950H with your Smart TV remote via the HDMI CEC functionality associated with your Smart TV. Simply set "HDMI Control" to ON in your receiver, then set "Smart Menu" to ON and begin controlling the AVR-S950H with your TV remote. The Smart Menu home screen provides you quick access to source and surround mode selections, the AV receiver setup menu and four Smart Selects.

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AUDYSSEY AUDIO OPTIMIZATION

Professional home theater audio tuning at your fingertips. The latest Denon audio/video products use the Audyssey suite of EQ software for simple, accurate set-up and calibration. With the supplied measuring microphone, Audyssey measures all the speakers in your home theater, and tunes the AV receiver to provide the smoothest, most optimal overall listening experience for your room. Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Audyssey Dynamic EQ smooth out startling jumps in volume (such as TV commercials), letting you listen at lower levels and still enjoy clear dialogue, music, sound effects and precise tonal tailoring. For the enthusiast, the Audyssey MultEQ Editor app lets you view speaker detection data to check the before-and-after results of the Audyssey calibration, making it easy to optimize individual room acoustics to personal taste.

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BUILT-IN BLUETOOTH AND WI-FI CONNECTIVITY

With Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity, the Denon AVR-S950H is equipped with an advanced dual antenna transceiver system for robust streaming even in congested urban environments. Enjoy listening to your favorite audio content wirelessly from your smart devices.

With HEOS built-in technology play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room - the choice is yours. HEOS works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, providing effortless voice control.

HEOS supports free and premium Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, TuneIn, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, SiriusXM, Tidal and more.

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EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL

Better control in your back pocket. The free Denon AVR Remote app for iOS and Android makes using the AVR-S950H even easier - adjust volume, turn it on or off, mute the music, select a source or switch to the HEOS app for wireless music streaming. Download the Denon AVR Remote app and the HEOS app to your smartphone today. Available for both iOS and Android.

Use Amazon Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant to control your music.

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ALL ZONE TV AUDIO

Play the audio from your TV to all zones. Supports both analog and digital audio connections.

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QUICK SELECTS FOR USER-FRIENDLY AUDIO TUNING

The Denon AVR-S950H front panel features four Quick Select buttons that store your preferred audio settings for each source. Switch between TV audio, Blu-Ray, media players and more, and the AVR-S950H adjusts the EQ settings to your preferences for that media source. Use the buttons on the front panel or opt for the same Quick Selects on the AV receiver remote for faster control. Now allows for one-push all zone stereo mode via Quick Select.

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FRONT USB PORT FOR HIGH-RESOLUTION AUDIO

Discover the incredible fidelity of high-resolution audio tracks with the ability to decode up to 24-bit/192-kHz ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD) via the front panel USB port and network sources. Or, listen to other popular file types such as MP3. Whether you want to listen to your latest download or soak in the fidelity of audiophile-quality FLAC recordings, you have quick access to your favorite songs.

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Phono Input for Turntable

For nearly 50 years, Denon has been developing turntables and phono pre-amps. With the included Phono (MM) input, the AVR-S950H lets you connect your turntable. Enjoy your vinyl collection with exceptional quality and sound.

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WORKS WITH AMAZON ALEXA

Control the AVR-S950H hands-free with Amazon Alexa and your voice. Adjust the volume, skip to the next track, switch inputs for your different media players and more - "Just Ask." Download the free HEOS Home Entertainment Skill to enable Amazon Alexa voice commands for your AVR-S950H. Requires Alexa app and Amazon Echo, Dot or equivalent.
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WORKS WITH GOOGLE ASSISTANT

Ask your Google Assistant speaker or phone to stream your favorite songs. Control volume, play, pause, skip tracks and more.
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AIRPLAY 2 + APPLE SIRI VOICE CONTROL

Use AirPlay 2 to stream music wirelessly to the AV receiver, or group with other AirPlay compatible speakers to fill your home with music.

Stream audio from your favorite music services like Apple Music and Spotify or watch videos from services like YouTube and Netflix from any iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV and hear the audio perfectly synced to your speakers AirPlay 2 sources.

AirPlay 2 also supports multi-room audio - wirelessly stream content to multiple AirPlay 2 compatible devices simultaneously with improved audio buffering to ensure smooth audio playback. AirPlay 2 provides control and grouping of compatible audio devices within the Apple Music or Home app. Use AirPlay 2 in-app or with your voice via Siri.

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JOSH.AI SMART HOME VOICE AUTOMATION

An elevated voice agent for the high-end smart home, Josh.ai offers flexible voice control for nearly any aspect of your day-to-day experience and entertainment environment. Use voice commands to control the thermostat, lights, home appliances, speakers, AVR and more. Josh.ai is installed by custom integrators and accessed through an app on your phone or tablet. Works with iOS and Android devices.
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Roon Tested

Roon transforms the experience of browsing music. Access Roon for your Denon product to browse artist photos, credits, bios, reviews, lyrics, tour dates, and composers. Easily build a surfable, searchable digital magazine about your music collection. And Roon finds all the same links between your personal files and the millions of tracks available on TIDAL, so you can start with the music you know, then explore and discover new music from the world beyond your collection.
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Upgrade your home theater with the new Denon AVR-S950H (2019 Model). With 185W per channel, the performance-tuned Denon amplifier delivers an amazing 3D audio experience (supports Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology). Plus, support for latest 4K video technologies including Dolby Vision , HDR10 and HLG ensures your TV or projector delivers the best possible picture.

The AVR-S950H supports eARC and 4K video upscaling, plus eight HDMI inputs and two outputs with full HDCP 2.3 support on all ports guarantee compatibility with the latest HD and Ultra HD TVs, Blu-ray players and game consoles. The front-panel USB offers convenient audio playback of MP3 and hi-res audio formats (WAV, FLAC, ALAC and DSD 2.8/5.6MHz files). Wirelessly stream popular music services like Spotify®, Pandora®, Tidal and more via Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay 2 and Wi-Fi with HEOS built-in. Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for effortless voice control.

By visually guiding you through each step in the setup process, the award-winning Denon Setup Assistant ensures a fast, simple onboarding. Because the acoustics of every home theater are different, the AVR-S950H features premium room calibration technology from Audyssey to automatically measure and optimize your AV receiver's performance, providing a truly immersive 3D audio experience.

Features
  • Bluetooth Headphone Transmission: Connect any pair of Bluetooth Headphones to the receiver and enjoy music or movie sound with pure freedom. With or without speakers turned on.
  • High-performance discrete 7-channel amplifier: Delivers maximum performance and 185 watts of power per channel
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization and DTS Virtual:X: Enjoy an immersive, three-dimensional audio experience
  • 8 HDMI inputs with full HDCP 2.3 support, 2 outputs: Connect up to eight of your favorite media devices with full 4K support, 4:4:4 color resolution and BT.2020
  • The latest picture/video technology available: 4K Ultra HD/60 Hz full-rate pass through, HDR10, Dolby Vision compatibility and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)
  • Award-winning Denon Setup Assistant: Graphical user interface for an easy and intuitive setup experience
  • Compatibility with major voice agents: Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Apple Siri for hands-free control of the AVR-S950H and wireless music services.
  • Includes HEOS built-in: Wi-Fi music streaming and multi-room audio technology with compatible components
  • Smart TV compatibility: Easily control the AVR-S950H with most TV remotes via HDMI-CEC
  • New eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) support: Allows for 3D audio transmission directly from the TV to the AV receiver through the connected HDMI cable
  • Stream the most popular music services: Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, Deezer and many others - via Bluetooth, AirPlay 2 or the HEOS app
  • Front panel USB input: Convenient audio playback of MP3, WAV, FLAC, ALAC and DSD (2.8/5.6MHz) files
  • Upgraded sound design with 32bit AKM DAC: Allows for high-resolution audio decoding with multiple lossless file types to enjoy
  • Powered Zone 2: Enjoy your favorite show in your main room and another device in another room
  • Four Quick Select buttons: Featured on the front panel, store your preferred audio settings for each source
  • Audyssey MultEQ and Dynamic EQ/Volume: Optimize your room acoustics with Audyssey software and included mic and stand
  • All Zone TV Audio: Play the audio from your TV to all zones
  • Bluetooth headphone support: Listen to your favorite content with via smart devices


NETWORK ENABLED

Connect the AVR-950H to your network via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. Once connected, stream music wirelessly, get feature updates and remotely control the AV receiver with the Denon AV receiver or HEOS app.

Others
Auto Speaker Setup by Microphone Audyssey MultEQ
FL Display 1 line
Graphic User Interface - GUI Advanced
GUI Languages 3
Setup Assistant Yes
Quick Select Plus / Quick Select Yes / -
Firmware Update by: Network / USB Yes / Yes
Variable Cross Over Yes
Optimized Bass Redirection Yes
ECO Mode Yes
Auto Power Off Yes
Sleep Timer Yes
Specifications
Number of Power Amps 7
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive) 90 W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive) 125 W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% 1ch Drive) 185 W
Inputs Outputs
Composite In / Out 2 / 1
Component In / Out 2 / 1
HDMI In / Out 7+1 / 2
Analog In/out 4 / -
Phono (MM) In Yes
Digital In: Optical / Coaxial 2 / 1
Multichannel Preout Yes (0.2) / -
Subwoofer Out 2
Speaker Terminal: Gold Plated Screw / Regular Screw - / Yes
Number of Speaker Terminals 7
Multi-Room Speaker Terminal assignable
Front Inputs: Audio / Composite / Digital (Opt) / HDMI / USB - / - / - / Yes / Yes
USB Audio / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone Yes / - / -
AM/FM Tuner Yes
Multi-room CI
Multi-Room Zones 2
Zone Audio Source: HDMI / Opt, Coax / Network, USB / Analog Yes (2ch) / Yes (2ch) / Yes / Yes
Zone Audio Output: Speaker / Preout Yes / -
IP Control / RS232 Control / Web Control / App Control Yes / - / Yes / Yes
HDMI Diagnostics Yes
Network
Media Server Yes
HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Technology Yes
Bluetooth Re-transmit for Bluetooth headphones Yes (update)
Alexa / Google Voice Assistant / Apple HomePod Yes / Yes / Yes
Lossy Formats: MP3 / WMA / AAC Yes / Yes / Yes
Lossless Formats: FLAC / ALAC / WAV Yes / Yes / Yes
Lossless formats: FLAC HD 192/24 / WAV 192/24 / ALAC 192/24 Yes / Yes / Yes
DSD Audio Streaming Yes (2.8/5.6MHz)
FLAC HD 192/24 Yes
WAV 192/24 Yes
ALAC 192/24 Yes
Gapless playback Yes (FLAC, WAV ,ALAC, DSD)
AirPlay / Airplay2 Audio Streaming Yes / Yes
Internet Radio Yes (TuneIn)
Spotify* Yes (connect)
Pandora Yes
SiriusXM* Yes
Other Streaming Services * Amazon Music / TIDAL / Deezer / iHeart Radio / Napster /
Soundcloud / Mood Mix
HEOS App Control Yes
Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones Denon 2016 AVR Remote
Compatible with Remote APP for Tablets Android / iOS / Amazon Kindle
Ethernet Ports Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
HDMI
HDMI Inputs: Back / Front 7/1
HDCP 2.2 support Yes (HDCP 2.3)
HDMI Outputs: Main / Zone 2 / -
HDMI to HDMI Scaling up to 4K 30/25/24
GUI Overlay on HDMI Yes
HDMI: 3D / 4K / CEC / ARC / InstaPrevue Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / -
Enhanced ARC Yes
HDR / HLG / Dolby Vision Yes (HDR10) / Yes / Yes
ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) Pass-through for gaming Yes
3D Signal Pass-through Yes
4K Signal Pass-through / Scaling / GUI Overlay Yes / Yes / Yes
HDMI Pass-Through in Standby Mode Yes
Picture Adjust / Noise Reduction Yes / Yes
CEC Yes
DSD Audio Capability Yes
Audio Return Channel Yes
Auto LipSync Yes
General
System Remote Control RC-1228
Power Consumption in W 500
Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On / Off) in W 35 W / 75 W
Standby Consumption in W 0.1
CEC Standby Consumption in W 0.5
Maximum Dimensions
Antenna: Horizontal: (W x D x H) in Inches
Antenna: Vertical: (W x D x H) in Inches
W/O Antenna: (W x D x H) in Inches
17.1 x 13.4 x 6.6
( 17.1 x 13.4 x 9.3 )
17.1 x 13.0 x 6.6
Carton Dimensions (Packaging) (W x D x H) in Inches) 20.4 x 16.9 x 9.5 (in)
Weight in LBS 20.7
Weight in LBS (Packaging) 25.4
Power Supply AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Speaker impedance 4 - 16 /ohms
Input sensitivity 200 mV
Frequency response 10 Hz - 100 kHz - +1, -3 dB (Direct mode)
S/N Ratio 100 dB (IHF-A weighted, Direct mode)
FM section (Tuning frequency range) 87.5 - 107.9 MHz
AM section (Tuning frequency range) 520 kHz - 1710 kHz
Multichannel Surround
DTS HD Master / DTS:X Yes / Yes
DTS Neo:X / DTS Neural:X - / Yes
DTS Virtual:X Yes
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos/Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Yes / Yes / Yes (update)
Dolby ProLogic Ilz / Dolby Surround - / Yes
Multichannel Stereo Yes
Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels 7.1
Sound Enhancements
Discrete Power Amplifier Yes
Pure Direct Yes
Audyssey MultEQ
Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic Volume Yes / Yes
Compressed Audio Restorer Yes

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