Denon Expands S Series with 3 Budget AV Receivers

Denon has announced plans to add three budget models to its S-Series line of AV receivers in April.

The 5.2-channel AVR-S530BT will sell for $279 and the 7.2-channel AVR-S730H and AVR-S930H models for $479 and $579, respectively. All are app-controllable and support HDCP 2.2, 4K/60 Hz and BT.2020 pass-through, 4:4:4 color resolution, high dynamic range (HDR), and Bluetooth streaming.

The entry model AVR-S530BT is rated to deliver 5 x 140 watts and has five HDMI inputs, including one on the front panel. The receiver also has a front-panel USB port and is compatible with a range of audio files, including MP3, WMA, FLAC and MPEG-4/AAC tracks.

The AVR-S730H and AVR-S930H are rated to deliver 7 x 165 and 7 x 180 watts, respectively. Common features include DTS:X and 5.1.2-channel Dolby Atmos surround processing, compatibility with Dolby Vision, Audyssey MultEQ auto calibration, compatibility with hi-res DSD (2.8 and 5.6 MHz) files, support for the Heos multiroom wireless audio platform, and built-in Wi-Fi with access to Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Internet radio, Amazon Prime Music, iHeart Radio, Sirius XM, Sound Cloud, Tidal, Rhapsody, and Deezer.

The S930H has seven HDMI inputs versus six for the S730H and adds advanced video processing with 4K upscaling, two HDMI outputs, one of which can be used to feed AV to a second room, and support for the HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) high dynamic range format via a future firmware update

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eugovector's picture

Quoting 6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% THD w/ 1ch Driven for power specs? And even if they do, S&V, you don't have to play along. Real specs (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Driven) are 70, 75, and 90W respectively.