Denon's new trio of AV receivers have 8K, Dolby Atmos, and a surprisingly low price tag

Denon AVR-S770H
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Home cinema fans, this one’s for you. Denon has added three entry-level 8K AVRs to its S-Series, designed to fill small to mid-sized rooms with joyous surround sound, including Dolby Atmos audio.

All three models are designed to provide "an entry point for those wanting to take their first steps into the world of surround sound". So if you want to upgrade your TV or soundbar set-up with a full surround speaker system, these new AV receivers could be worth a look.

The latest additions to Denon’s S-Series are the first in the range to support 8K pictures and all sit at accessible price points: AVR-S770H (£699 / €779), AVR-S670H (£599 / €679) and AVC-S670H (£549 / €629).

All three models feature all the ins and outs you’d expect to find on a conventional all-rounder for TV, movies, and gaming. You’ll find three 4K-supporting HDMI inputs, three 8K-supporting HDMI inputs, an eARC HDMI output, plus Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. 

In terms of power, the AVR-S770H can deliver 140 watts per channel (6 ohms, 1kHz, THD 1 per cent, 1ch driven) while the AVR-S670H and AVC-S670H models pump out a tad less at 135 watts per channel (6 ohms, 1kHz, THD 1 per cent, 1ch driven).

Denon’s HEOS streaming software is also integrated, allowing users to stream music to any HEOS-enabled speaker throughout the home. The trio of new AVRs also includes Audyssey MultEQ software for accurate calibration to optimise your listening experience in your specific room.

The higher-end model, the AVR-S770H, can be configured in either a 7.2 or 5.2.2 surround sound set-up with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. The AVR-S670H and AVC-S670H models support high-definition 5.2 surround sound, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS HD Master Audio decoders.

On the picture front, all three models support Dolby Vision HDR imaging. VRR, QFT, and ALLM are also supported for those of you interested in the latest gen gaming experience.

Denon says that all three models in the S-Series will be available in early September. We’ll keep you up to date with any further information as it arrives.


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Ainsley Walker is a staff writer at What Hi-Fi?. He studied music journalism at university before working in a variety of roles including as a freelance journalist and teacher. Growing up in a family of hi-fi enthusiasts, this naturally influenced his interest in the topic. Outside of work, Ainsley can be found producing music, tinkering with retro tech, or cheering on Luton Town.

  • D rob
    8k well that's going well. AM radio ? May only pick up a few Spanish stations at night soon. NO DAB/DAB+ This is western Europe why is everything geared to the USA. Why would I pay hundreds of pounds for something that doesn't meet my needs.
  • Avenge El Chapo
    Do these Recievers support the full HDMI 2.1 bandwidth at 48Gbps, and can passthrough 4K 120hz 12-bit or 4K 144hz 10-bit? Would love to use this with my Samsung S95C OLED & PC but it has to fill my needs. Been scared to buy another Denon product after my Denon 3700H came with faulty hardware.