If you’re looking to add an AV receiver to your home theater system, then there is one top-ranking manufacturer that is likely not to miss on your shortlist. Denon is a to-go brand for AVRs and other audio equipment for a good reason. Its ever-refreshed AVR line-up combines solid build with compelling performance to suit every system’s needs and budget.
The Denon AVR-S760H is the latest addition to the Denon’s S series. The receiver sports the latest technologies that you’d expect from a high-end receiver, and it is equally generous in surround sound formats. In addition, it offers the exact balance between connectivity, punchy bass, and powerful sound.
We have previously reviewed its small sibling, the AVR-S650H, so what upgrades does the AVR-S760H get you?
Without further ado, let’s get started!
Denon AVR-S760H Specs
|Number of Power Amps||7|
|Power Output Per Channel||75 watts (8 ohm, 20 Hz – 20 kHz)|
|Dolby Atmos /DTS: X||Yes/Yes|
|Dolby Height Virtualization||Yes|
Denon AVR-S760H Receiver Review
The Denon AVR-S760H is a powerful seven-channel AV receiver with glitch-free HDMI 2.1 ports. It is a modern yet affordable home theater receiver for anyone looking to expand their home entertainment system. The build quality is what sets it apart from close competitors. So, if you’re looking for a unit that will deliver consistent performance, this Denon receiver may be just what you need.
Exceptional power level
The AVR-S760H offers more channel count and advanced sound formats than its small sibling, the AVR-S650. It provides a whopping 75 watts per channel to ensure maximum performance while sticking to the standards of the Denon sound experience. Power-wise, it is on the same level as the AVR-S650H, but the former has an added advantage of more HDMI units as well as support for additional channels.
Onboard Bluetooth and built-in Wi-Fi
This receiver is equipped with a dual-antenna transceiver to ensure that you enjoy your favorite tracks like never before. The antenna offers hassle-free Bluetooth and Wi-Fi streaming even in areas with poor or congested networks.
Besides, with a total of up to 6 HDMI inputs, you can connect multiple devices simultaneously, from your smart TV to gaming consoles, and more. We were pleased to know that all HDMI units support the latest eARC formatting to ensure that you get to enjoy the best audio and video quality.
Advanced video support
The receiver is designed for select 4K/120Hz pass-through with the option of 8K/60Hz pass-through upscaling across all its inputs. Gamers will also be delighted to know that the AVR-S760H offers support for a range of HDR formats, including HDR10+ and Dolby Vision.
Support for numerous surround formats
The Denon AVR-S760H lets you enjoy a completely immersive 3D surround sound thanks to the supported surround sound formats. The unit offers full support for Dolby Atmos, DTS: X, and DTS Virtual: X.
If you are unable to build a 5.1.2 system with height channels, the AVR-S760H includes both DTS Virtual: X and Dolby Atmos with Height Virtualization. With the height channels onboard, you should be in a position to experience overhead sounds, such as the sound of the helicopter, as if it is happening right inside your room.
HEOS wireless audio streaming
Denon’s HEOS is one the top-ranking wireless multi-room system that has given the likes of Sonos and Yamaha’s Multicast a run for their money. The AVR-S760H supports the HEOS app that lets you connect the speakers to the local Wi-Fi network and stream music wirelessly.
The app lets you enjoy music from music services such as Amazon Music, Spotify, and Pandora, over a wireless network. Besides, the HEOS system allows you to build a multi-room sound system and extend music to any part of the house via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
Unmatched gaming experience
The featured gaming technologies include the Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR). The technologies are geared towards ensuring unmatched sound imaging as well as reduced latency.
Compatibility with voice control technologies
Like other Denon receivers, the AVR-S760H lets you use the spoken word to control the entire music system in your home. The receiver is fully compatible with Google Assistant, Siri, and Amazon Alexa-enabled devices, so you can just sit back and use voice prompts to listen to music without reaching out for the remote control. The best part is that you can adjust the volume or switch between different inputs hassle-free.
Audyssey calibration system
If you plan on setting the receiver in a relatively large space, the Audyssey suite EQ calibration system gots you covered. This technology examines the room acoustics and automatically optimizes the speakers to suit the user’s space. This helps deliver optimum performance at any listening level, while at the same time, sudden blasts and muffled sound will be a thing of the past.
What we like about the AVR-S760H
- Excellent tech spec
- Refined tonal balance
- Easy to set up; just need to follow the instructions
- The AVR-S760H is a great budget receiver
- Audyssey speaker calibration works like a charm
What we don’t like about the AVR-S760H
- 75 watts per channel is somewhat on the lower side, and it is likely to be a concern to a section of potential buyers
- Entry-level performance
The Denon AVR-S760H has earned a spot at the top of Denon’s stellar AV receiver line-up for obvious reasons. Its build quality is what caught our attention, and it definitely raises the bar for what you’d expect for the price range. Sonically, the AVR-S760H is astonishingly clear, and it is packed with pretty much every feature that an average home theater enthusiast wants from an AV receiver. While there are other many budget-oriented receivers on the market, very few are polished as the AVR-S760H.