8K video and 3D audio experience from a 7.2 channel receiver


Enjoy incredible 8K video and enveloping 3D audio from the AVR-S970H. Fill medium-size rooms with more refined sound from a 7.2 or 5.2.2 setup with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. And with HEOS® Built-in, wirelessly stream online music and share with HEOS-enabled speakers in other rooms.

7.2 channels
90 watts per channel
8K Ultra HD
3D Audio
HEOS Built-in
6 HDMI inputs

Enjoy what an 8K & 3D Audio AV receiver can offer

A fully immersive 3D audio experience, amazing 8K picture quality support and lag-free gaming experience.

Upgrade your home theater

Powerful sound

Fill a medium-size room with powerful, more refined sound.

Immersive 3D audio

Feel fully immersed in your music or movie sound.

Geared for 8K

Enjoy amazing video quality from the latest 8K technology available.


The heart of your home theater

Discrete high-current amplifiers on all channels to deliver up to 90W per channel (at 8 ohms, 20-20kHz, THD 0.08%)—enough power to drive any speaker.

6 HDMI Inputs allow for quick, easy switching between all your media systems including game consoles, streaming sticks, cable box and more. HDMI 2.1 technology allows maximum gaming and video quality.

8K video is supported on three of six HDMI inputs and one of the two outputs. Enjoy easy video compatibility and great picture quality with HLG, HDR, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and Dynamic HDR pass-through.

With HEOS® Built-in, easily access streaming music and share with HEOS-enabled speakers in other rooms.

Key Technologies

Stream your music directly from your Spotify account for high-quality music in your TV room.

Use your voice to stream your favorite music services through Alexa with HEOS® Built-in. Turn volume up or down, pause, mute and play the next song — all with your voice.

Stream audio or video from your favorite streaming services using your smart device. Hear audio perfectly synced to your speakers from AirPlay 2 sources. AirPlay 2 also supports multi-room audio.

Upgrade your home theater with height speakers to unleash a fully immersive 3D audio experience, or engage all speakers to create 3D audio sensation from legacy content even without height speakers.

Enjoy Dolby Vision content from a compatible source device and TV. Dolby Vision is a stunning HDR imaging technology that brings extraordinary color, contrast, and brightness to the screen.

DTS:X immersive audio content places sound where it would naturally occur in space, creating lifelike, multi- dimensional audio. DTS Neural:X upmixer offers heightened realism for legacy content.

Google Home or other devices with Google Assistant built-in can control content across your listening environment. Ask your Google Assistant to control volume, play, pause, skip tracks and more.

Supports HDR (High Dynamic Range), HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), as well as Dynamic HDR and HDR10+ pass-through to optimize shadows and highlights. HLG offers HDR technology over broadcast content.

Play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room via a variety of streaming sources. Add Denon Home speakers to more rooms and control it all with the HEOS app.

Josh.ai offers flexible voice control for nearly any aspect of your entertainment environment. Use voice commands to control the thermostat, lights, home appliances, speakers, AV receiver, and more.

Get more out of your digital music library with searchable, surfable information about your favorite artists and songs. Find lyrics, concert dates, photos, bios, reviews and more.

Enjoy pristine 8K picture quality on your 8K TV or projector. Supports both 8K pass-through and 8K upscaling of 4K content. Supports HDCP 2.3 for peace of mind when streaming copy protected content.

Connect and play music directly from your smartphone, tablet or other compatible device

With Siri compatibility, users can play music, adjust volume, and switch inputs using voice control. AirPlay 2 features in compatible devices can also be controlled with your voice via Siri.

Customize the sound more precisely to the specifics of your room, harnessing the power of Audyssey MultEQ XT32 to take total control. The app is available for purchase in iOS and Google Play stores.

The Denon AVR Remote control app allows you to turn the receiver on and off, select an input source, adjust volume, and browse music from your phone or in a USB drive when connected to the receiver.

A front USB port supports up to 24bit/192kHz hi- res audio playback from a USB drive. Supported audio formats are MP3, WMA, WAV, MPEG-4/AAC, FLAC, and ALAC.

Supports the latest technology on HDMI inputs and output. ARC (Audio Return Channel) or eARC (Enhanced ARC) makes playing TV audio through your AV receiver simple with just a single HDMI connection.

Domotz Pro and OvrC remote system monitoring and management technology programs allow custom integrators to monitor the status of connected products and troubleshoot remotely.

Supports Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) for smooth, lag- free gaming experience when connected with the compatible gaming devices.

This AV receiver supports two source, two-zone audio. Enjoy surround sound in the main room and a separate source in the second room, or play the main audio source so everyone in your home can enjoy.

Tailor your sound with complete connectivity & control

Every element of a Denon product is thoughtfully crafted to deliver an unforgettable audio experience.

Details &

  • DTS HD Master, DTS:X, DTS:X Pro Yes, Yes, No
  • DTS Neo:X, DTS Neural:X No, Yes
  • DTS Virtual:X Yes
  • Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, Dolby Atmos Music Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes
  • Dolby ProLogic Ilz, Dolby Surround No, Yes
  • Multichannel Stereo Yes
  • Max. Number of Processing (Pre-Amp) Channels 7.1

  • Discrete Power Amplifier Yes
  • Pure Direct Yes
  • Audyssey MultEQ
  • Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Dynamic Volume Yes, Yes
  • Compressed Audio Restorer Yes

  • Media Server Yes
  • HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Technology Yes
  • 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, WAV, ALAC (all 192kHz/24 bit) Yes, Yes, Yes
  • SD Audio Streaming Yes (2.8/5.6MHz)
  • AirPlay 2 Yes
  • TuneIn Yes
  • Spotify Connect Yes
  • Pandora Yes
  • SiriusXM Yes
  • Roon Tested Yes
  • HEOS App Control Yes
  • Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones Denon 2016 AVR Remote
  • Ethernet Ports Yes
  • Wi-Fi Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes

  • HDMI Inputs: Back, Front 6, No
  • HDCP2.3 support Yes
  • HDMI Outputs: Main, Zone 2 / No
  • HDMI 2.1: 8K/60Hz AB, 4K/120Hz AB Yes, Yes
  • HDR, HLG, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, Dynamic HDR Yes , Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes
  • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) Pass-through for gaming Yes
  • Variable Refresh Rate, Quick Frame Transport, Quick Media Switching Yes, Yes, No
  • 3D Signal Pass-through Yes
  • 8K Signal Pass-Through, Scaling, GUI Overlay Yes, Yes, Yes
  • Audio Return Channel (ARC), Enhanced ARC Yes, Yes
  • Auto LipSync Yes

  • Multi-Room Zones 2
  • Zone Audio Source: HDMI; Optical, Coax, Network, USB; Analog Yes (2ch), Yes (2ch), Yes, Yes
  • Zone Audio Output: Speaker, Pre-Out Yes, No
  • IP Control, RS232 Control, Web Control, App Control Yes, No, Yes, Yes
  • Remote In / Out No, No
  • HDMI Diagnostics Yes

  • Auto Speaker Setup by Microphone Audyssey MultEQ
  • Front Display 1-Line FLD
  • GUI Languages 3
  • Setup Assistent Yes
  • Quick Select Plus, Quick Select Yes, No
  • Variable Crossover Yes
  • Optimized Bass Redirection Yes
  • ECO Mode Yes
  • Auto Power Off Yes
  • Sleep Timer Yes

  • HDMI In, Out 6, 2
  • Multi-Room Video Out: Video, HDMI No, No
  • Analog In, Out 4, No
  • Phono (MM) In Yes
  • Digital In: Optical, Coaxial 2, 1
  • Multi-Room Out: Analog, Digital No, No
  • Multichannel Pre-out Yes (0.2)
  • Subwoofer Out 2
  • Speaker Terminal: Gold-Plated Screw, Regular Screw No, Yes
  • Number of Speaker Terminals 7
  • Multi-Room Speaker Terminal Assignable
  • Front Inputs: Audio, Composite, Digital (Opt), HDMI, USB No, No, No, No, Yes
  • USB Audio, Made for iPod, Made for iPhone Yes, No, No
  • AM/FM Tuner Yes

  • Number of Power Amps 7
  • Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive) 90W
  • Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive) 125W
  • Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% 1ch Drive) 185W

  • System Remote Control RC-1253
  • Pre-Programmed, Learnable, LCD Display No, No, No
  • Power Consumption in W 500
  • Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On / Off) in W 35W/75W
  • Standby Consumption in W 0.1
  • CEC Standby Consumption in W 0.5
  • Network Standby Consumption in W Less than 2.0
  • 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 】
  • Weight in LBS 21.0
  • Weight in LBS (Packaging) 25.4

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