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Denon Rolls Out AVR-S720W and AVR-S920W AV Receivers

Denon Electronics announced its new AVR-S720W ($479) and AVR-S920W ($579) network audio/video receivers.

For more information visit: www.usa.denon.com


Unedited press release follows:

Denon’s New AVR-S720W and AVR-S920W S-Series Receivers Bring Incredible Surround Sound to the Home Theater at an Affordable Price

Mahwah, NJ  (April 5, 2016) – Denon Electronics, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality home entertainment products, announces two new Network AV Receivers in the S-Series AV receiver line – the AVR-S720W and AVR-S920W. These two new units build upon the outstanding success of Denon’s S-Series AV receiver models introduced over the last couple of years and will replace the AVR-S710W and AVR-S910W. The AVR-S720W and AVR-S920W deliver high performance and high value to the home theater sound performance. Both are expected to be available in April 2016.

The AVR-S720W and AVR-S920W were created with the future in mind. They have built in dual band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®, extensive network capability, 4K full-rate pass through and HDCP2.2, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ (via future firmware update anticipated in August 2016) capability, and best-in-class user interface. Other highlights include a powerful 7 channel discrete amplifier with auto Eco mode and dual subwoofer outputs. As well as the Audyssey Bronze suite of powerful DSP features, including MultEQ room acoustic measurement and DSP correction. They also link up to Denon’s renowned HEOS® whole home audio system. These units feature IP control capability, and when paired with the HEOS Link, users can easily control the receiver with the Denon HEOS app.

AVR-S720W ($479)
The AVR-S720W 7.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver with built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth offers technology from Denon’s top-of-the-range AV models for high performance at an amazing value. Listeners can look forward to its delivery of sensational surround sound and its support of the latest high-resolution audio and video formats. With Dolby Atmos listeners experience the same revolutionary 3D surround sound found in premium movie theaters in their own home. It has the ability to create an overhead surround soundfield that dramatically expands the sonic space. Via a future firmware update, the AVR-S720W is also able to decode the newest DTS:X soundtracks that also deliver an immersive 3-dimensional soundspace for an incredible sound performance.

Prepared for the future, the AVR-S720W features an advanced video processing and signal handling system including the latest HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 specifications that’s fully compatible on all 6 HDMI inputs. With 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR), 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support on every input, the AVR-S720W is ready for the next generation of 4K Ultra HD sources.

Full wireless connectivity is reached with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and dual antennas help ensure a robust signal transmission and reception. For incredible fidelity, high-resolution audio formats and playback are fully supported in this unit. And getting music is a snap, users simply stream their favorite audio tracks wirelessly to the AVR-S720W with the “Denon 2016 AVR Remote” app available on iOS, Android™ and Kindle Fire™ smart device apps.

AVR-S920W ($579)
The AVR-S920W 7.2 channel Full 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth brings listeners a new dimension in home theater surround sound. It has many of the same features of the AVR-S720W including Dolby Atmos surround sound decoding, and the ability to decode DTS:X soundtracks via a future firmware update.

Looking ahead, the AVR-S920W features an advanced video section that’s fully compatible with the latest HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 specifications on all 8 HDMI inputs. With 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR),21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support on every input, the AVR-S920W is ready for the next generation of 4K Ultra HD sources.

And like the S720W, the S920W’s full wireless connectivity is reached with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and dual antennas help ensure a robust signal transmission and reception. High-resolution audio formats and playback are fully supported for incredible fidelity. Getting music is a snap, users simply stream their favorite audio tracks wirelessly to the AVR-S920W with the “Denon 2016 AVR Remote” app available on iOS, Android™ and Kindle Fire™ smart device apps.

Denon AVR-S720W- Key Features

• 7.2ch platform
• 165W maximum power output per channel (6ohm, 1kHz, 1ch driven), 75W (8ohm, 20Hz-20kHz,THD:0.08%)  Power Amp
• Built-in Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support and Bluetooth
• 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through and 4:4:4 color resolution
• HDR (High Dynamic Range)
• Dolby Atmos built in (5.1.2)
• DTS:X ready (via future firmware update)
• Audyssey MultEQ® setup with MIC stand included in the box / Dynamic EQ & Volume
• 6 HDM inputs (including 1 front) with full HDCP 2.2 support
• Networking: AirPlay®, Internet Radio, Pandora®*, Spotify Connect®*, SiriusXM™*, DLNA® 1.5*
• DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, and WAV High Resolution audio streaming
• Upgraded sound design
• HDMI: Front 1 in, Rear 5 in/ 1 out
• Digital audio inputs: 2 Opt /1 Coax
• Audio: 2 in, Video: CVBS 2 in/1 out
• Extensive network capability
• Denon HEOS Link IP Control
• Best-in-class user interface (Ease of installation and connection, Wi-Fi setup, Audyssey MIC stand, ECO mode)
• Front panel USB input with iPod digital direct
• AM/FM Radio
• 2-zone/2-source via variable Amplified zone
• Intelligent ECO mode with ON/OFF/AUTO Settings
• Setup assistant with icon-based GUI
• Horizontal layout speaker terminals with color labeling
• Speaker cable labels supplied
• Larger character display
• 4 Quick Select button and RC button
• Standby HDMI pass-through
• Denon 2016 AVR Remote app for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire
• Smart TV connectivity
• Available in black

Denon AVR S920W- Additional Features

• 185W maximum power output per channel (6ohm, 1kHz, 1ch driven), 90W(8ohm, 20Hz-20kHz,THD:0.08%) Power Amp
• 8 HDMI 2.0a inputs (including 1 front) 2 HDMI outputs with full HDCP 2.2 support
• Dual HDMI output
• Advanced Video Processing with 4K upscaling
• Upgraded Denon sound engineering design

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About Denon Electronics
Denon is a world leader in the manufacture of the highest-quality home theater, audio and software products. Denon is recognized internationally for innovative and groundbreaking products and has a long history of technical innovations, including the development and groundbreaking commercialization of pulse-code modulation (PCM) digital audio. Denon Electronics is owned by D+M Group. For more information visit www.usa.denon.com <http://www.usa.denon.com> .

About D+M Group
D+M Group is a global company dedicated to enhancing life through inspired sound solutions delivered anytime, anywhere. With a strong belief that “Performance is everything,” D+M is focused on innovation to meet the needs of customers in an increasingly digital world. Serving the consumer and professional markets, D+M Group brands include Boston Acoustics®, Denon®, and Marantz®. D+M Group has approximately 900 employees worldwide, with products and services marketed in more than 45 countries.

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