AVR-S950H (2019)

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7.2 channel Full 4K Ultra HD AV receiver with 185W per channel, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, DTS:X™, DTS Virtual:X®, new eARC support, HDMI (8 inputs / 2 outputs), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HEOS built-in wireless multi-room music streaming and voice control compatibility.
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FEATURES - AVR-S950H

7.2ch. High-Power 4K AV Receiver with Dolby Atmos and Voice Control

Overview

Upgrade your home theater with the new Denon AVR-S950H (2019 Model). With 185W per channel, the performance-tuned Denon amplifier delivers an amazing 3D audio experience (supports Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology). Plus, support for latest 4K video technologies including Dolby Vision™, HDR10 and HLG ensures your TV or projector delivers the best possible picture.

The AVR-S950H supports eARC and 4K video upscaling, plus eight HDMI inputs and two outputs with full HDCP 2.3 support on all ports guarantee compatibility with the latest HD and Ultra HD TVs, Blu-ray players and game consoles. The front-panel USB offers convenient audio playback of MP3 and hi-res audio formats (WAV, FLAC, ALAC and DSD 2.8/5.6MHz files). Wirelessly stream popular music services like Spotify®, Pandora®, Tidal and more via Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay 2 and Wi-Fi with HEOS built-in. Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for effortless voice control.

By visually guiding you through each step in the setup process, the award-winning Denon Setup Assistant ensures a fast, simple onboarding. Because the acoustics of every home theater are different, the AVR-S950H features premium room calibration technology from Audyssey to automatically measure and optimize your AV receiver’s performance, providing a truly immersive 3D audio experience.

Features
  • High-performance discrete 7-channel amplifier: Delivers maximum performance and 185 watts of power per channel
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization and DTS Virtual:X: Enjoy an immersive, three-dimensional audio experience
  • 8 HDMI inputs with full HDCP 2.3 support, 2 outputs: Connect up to eight of your favorite media devices with full 4K support, 4:4:4 color resolution and BT.2020
  • The latest picture/video technology available: 4K Ultra HD/60 Hz full-rate pass through, HDR10, Dolby Vision compatibility and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)
  • Award-winning Denon Setup Assistant: Graphical user interface for an easy and intuitive setup experience
  • Compatibility with major voice agents: Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Apple Siri for hands-free control of the AVR-S950H and wireless music services.
  • Includes HEOS built-in: Wi-Fi music streaming and multi-room audio technology with compatible components
  • Smart TV compatibility: Easily control the AVR-S950H with most TV remotes via HDMI-CEC
  • New eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) support: Allows for 3D audio transmission directly from the TV to the AV receiver through the connected HDMI cable
  • Stream the most popular music services: Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, Deezer and many others — via Bluetooth, AirPlay 2 or the HEOS app
  • Front panel USB input: Convenient audio playback of MP3, WAV, FLAC, ALAC and DSD (2.8/5.6MHz) files
  • Upgraded sound design with 32bit AKM DAC: Allows for high-resolution audio decoding with multiple lossless file types to enjoy
  • Powered Zone 2: Enjoy your favorite show in your main room and another device in another room
  • Four Quick Select buttons: Featured on the front panel, store your preferred audio settings for each source
  • Audyssey MultEQ and Dynamic EQ/Volume: Optimize your room acoustics with Audyssey software and included mic and stand
  • All Zone TV Audio: Play the audio from your TV to all zones
  • Bluetooth headphone support: Listen to your favorite content with via smart devices
  • HIGH-PERFORMANCE DISCRETE 7-CHANNEL AMPLIFIER

    Featuring discrete high-current power amplifiers on all channels, the AVR-S950H delivers maximum performance and 185 watts of power per channel (6 Ohm, 1kHz, 1ch driven, 10% THD). With low impedance driver capability, it offers operational stability with a wide range of speakers for balanced, quality sound. Plus, auto Eco Mode adjusts power output to speakers based on volume level and on-screen eco meter, providing power consumption reduction in real-time.

AMAZING 3D-SOUND

Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional audio with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization and DTS Virtual:X.

  • Dolby Atmos
  • DTS:X
  • SOUND IN THE RIGHT PLACE

    Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional audio with Dolby Atmos. Set up Dolby Atmos with a 5.1.2 surround sound speaker system using Dolby Atmos elevation speakers or dedicated overhead speakers, for the ultimate home theater experience. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization provides immersive audio without height channels, creating virtual height effects in a 5.2, 7.2 or 2.2 speaker arrangement.

  • BE CLOSER TO THE ACTION

    DTS:X™ immersive audio places sound where it would occur naturally in space, creating a lifelike, multi-dimensional audio experience in the home. The improved immersion and heightened realism draw you into the world of your favorite movies. The included DTS Neural:X™ gives your movies, games and music a realism unmatched by traditional 5.1 surround sound. DTS Virtual:X provides immersive audio without height channels, creating virtual height effects in a 5.2, 7.2 or 2.2 speaker arrangement.

GEARED UP FOR 4K ULTRA HD

Enjoy your favorite movies, shows and games with the best picture quality available.

  • LATEST HDMI SPECS WITH EARC
  • ADVANCED VIDEO SECTION
  • HDR / DOLBY VISION
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    THE LATEST HDMI SPECS WITH eARC

    HDCP 2.3 processing is available on all HDMI ports, and with two HDMI outputs, connecting a TV and projector in parallel is possible. Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) support enables transmission of 3D audio directly from the TV to the AV receiver through the connected HDMI cable.

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    ADVANCED VIDEO CONTROLS

    The AVR-S950H features eight HDMI inputs and two outputs — including one input on the front panel — that support full 4K Ultra HD, HDR10 (High Dynamic Range), BT.2020, Wide Color Gamut and 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling.

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    NEXT GENERATION VIDEO FORMATS

    Watch movies and shows with 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, Dolby Vision, High Dynamic Range (HDR10), Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), 4K video upscaling, eARC and BT.2020 passthrough support for exceptional color, clarity and contrast.

EASY SETUP EXPERIENCE

The included AVR-S950H Quick Start Guide provides simple, clear instructions for how to get started. Once you connect your TV to the AVR-S950H via HDMI, the exclusive Denon Setup Assistant appears on your TV screen to walk you through setup, step by step. The AVR-S950H automatically renames input source per HDMI info, and quick select offers one-push buttons for all zones. Color-coded speaker connections are laid out horizontally, making organizing and connecting speaker wires simple.

  • SMART TV
  • Audyssey MultEQ
  • Connectivity
  • APP CONTROL
  • ALL ZONE
  • Quick Select
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    SMART TV CONNECTIVITY

    Control the Denon AVR-S950H with your Smart TV remote via the HDMI CEC functionality associated with your Smart TV. Simply set “HDMI Control” to ON in your receiver, then set “Smart Menu” to ON and begin controlling the AVR-S950H with your TV remote. The Smart Menu home screen provides you quick access to source and surround mode selections, the AV receiver setup menu and four Smart Selects.

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    AUDYSSEY AUDIO OPTIMIZATION

    Professional home theater audio tuning at your fingertips. The latest Denon audio/video products use the Audyssey suite of EQ software for simple, accurate set-up and calibration. With the supplied measuring microphone, Audyssey measures all the speakers in your home theater, and tunes the AV receiver to provide the smoothest, most optimal overall listening experience for your room. Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Audyssey Dynamic EQ smooth out startling jumps in volume (such as TV commercials), letting you listen at lower levels and still enjoy clear dialogue, music, sound effects and precise tonal tailoring. For the enthusiast, the Audyssey MultEQ Editor app lets you view speaker detection data to check the before-and-after results of the Audyssey calibration, making it easy to optimize individual room acoustics to personal taste.

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    BUILT-IN BLUETOOTH AND WI-FI CONNECTIVITY

    With Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity, the Denon AVR-S950H is equipped with an advanced dual antenna transceiver system for robust streaming even in congested urban environments. Enjoy listening to your favorite audio content wirelessly from your smart devices.

    With HEOS built-in technology play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room — the choice is yours. HEOS works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, providing effortless voice control.

    HEOS supports free and premium Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, TuneIn, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, SiriusXM, Tidal and more.

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    EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL

    Better control in your back pocket. The free Denon AVR Remote app for iOS and Android makes using the AVR-S950H even easier — adjust volume, turn it on or off, mute the music, select a source or switch to the HEOS app for wireless music streaming. Download the Denon AVR Remote app and the HEOS app to your smartphone today. Available for both iOS and Android.

    Use Amazon Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant to control your music.

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    ALL ZONE TV AUDIO

    Play the audio from your TV to all zones. Supports both analog and digital audio connections.

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    QUICK SELECTS FOR USER-FRIENDLY AUDIO TUNING

    The Denon AVR-S950H front panel features four Quick Select buttons that store your preferred audio settings for each source. Switch between TV audio, Blu-Ray, media players and more, and the AVR-S950H adjusts the EQ settings to your preferences for that media source. Use the buttons on the front panel or opt for the same Quick Selects on the AV receiver remote for faster control. Now allows for one-push all zone stereo mode via Quick Select.

HIGH RESOLUTION AUDIO

Experience extraordinary musical sound quality.

  • HIGH RESOLUTION AUDIO
  • PHONO INPUT
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    FRONT USB PORT FOR HIGH-RESOLUTION AUDIO

    Discover the incredible fidelity of high-resolution audio tracks with the ability to decode up to 24-bit/192-kHz ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD) via the front panel USB port and network sources. Or, listen to other popular file types such as MP3. Whether you want to listen to your latest download or soak in the fidelity of audiophile-quality FLAC recordings, you have quick access to your favorite songs.

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    Phono Input for Turntable

    For nearly 50 years, Denon has been developing turntables and phono pre-amps. With the included Phono (MM) input, the AVR-S950H lets you connect your turntable. Enjoy your vinyl collection with exceptional quality and sound.

NETWORK ENABLED

Connect the AVR-950H to your network via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. Once connected, stream music wirelessly, get feature updates and remotely control the AV receiver with the Denon AV receiver or HEOS app.

WORKS WITH LATEST VOICE ASSISTANTS

Enjoy effortless voice control and total flexibility from the leading voice services. Using a smart speaker or your phone, speak commands with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri and high-end smart home automation, Josh.ai. Ask to play your favorite music, turn the volume up, skip to the next track, switch inputs and more. Switch between voice services or pick a favorite to use — the choice is yours. Functionality varies by voice agent.

  • ALEXA
  • GOOGLE ASSISTANT
  • APPLE SIRI
  • JOSH.AI
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    WORKS WITH AMAZON ALEXA

    Control the AVR-S950H hands-free with Amazon Alexa and your voice. Adjust the volume, skip to the next track, switch inputs for your different media players and more — “Just Ask.” Download the free HEOS Home Entertainment Skill to enable Amazon Alexa voice commands for your AVR-S950H. Requires Alexa app and Amazon Echo, Dot or equivalent.

    Learn More
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    WORKS WITH GOOGLE ASSISTANT

    Ask your Google Assistant speaker or phone to stream your favorite songs. Control volume, play, pause, skip tracks and more.

    Learn More
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    AIRPLAY 2 + APPLE SIRI VOICE CONTROL

    Use AirPlay 2 to stream music wirelessly to the AV receiver, or group with other AirPlay compatible speakers to fill your home with music.

    Stream audio from your favorite music services like Apple Music and Spotify or watch videos from services like YouTube and Netflix from any iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV and hear the audio perfectly synced to your speakers AirPlay 2 sources.

    AirPlay 2 also supports multi-room audio – wirelessly stream content to multiple AirPlay 2 compatible devices simultaneously with improved audio buffering to ensure smooth audio playback. AirPlay 2 provides control and grouping of compatible audio devices within the Apple Music or Home app. Use AirPlay 2 in-app or with your voice via Siri.

    Learn More
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    JOSH.AI SMART HOME VOICE AUTOMATION

    An elevated voice agent for the high-end smart home, Josh.ai offers flexible voice control for nearly any aspect of your day-to-day experience and entertainment environment. Use voice commands to control the thermostat, lights, home appliances, speakers, AVR and more. Josh.ai is installed by custom integrators and accessed through an app on your phone or tablet. Works with iOS and Android devices.

    Learn More

HEOS BUILT-IN:
WIRELESS MUSIC STREAMING

Stream your favorite music from anywhere and everywhere around your home with HEOS built-in technology. Enjoy high quality music from a wide range of streaming services including Spotify®, TuneIn, Pandora®, Amazon Prime Music, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Soundcloud®, Tidal, Napster, Deezer or local music sources. Control it all seamlessly with the free HEOS app.

 

PLAY YOUR MUSIC ANYWHERE WITH HEOS SPEAKERS


With the HEOS multi-room function, the Denon AVR-S950H can connect with any other product with HEOS built-in, like HEOS speakers, to play music throughout your entire home. Play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room — the choice is yours.

  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom
  • Kitchen
  • Livingroom

HEOS 1: Ideal for damp environments or outdoors.

100+ Years of Firsts in Audio Technology

Founded in 1910, Denon has a deep heritage of “firsts” in audio technology — from Japan’s first audio electronics manufacturer, to producing the world’s first commercial CD player and world’s first Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver. This focused investment in audio R&D ensures you get the latest technology and highest quality with every listening experience.

Specifications

Model:
AVR-S950H (2019)
Multichannel Surround
DTS HD Master / DTS:X
o / o
o / o
o / _
DTS Neo:X / DTS Neural:X
_ / o
_ / o
-
DTS Virtual:X
o
o
-
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos
-
-
-
Dolby ProLogic Il / Dolby Surround
-
-
-
Dolby Height Virtualization
-
-
-
Auro 3D
-
-
-
IMAX Enhanced
-
-
-
Multichannel Stereo
o
o
o
Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels
7.1
7.1
5.1
Sound Enhancements
Mono Block Power Amp Construction
-
-
-
Discrete Power Amplifier
o
o
o
D.D.S.C. HD Digital
-
-
-
Pure Direct
o
-
-
Gold Plated RCA Terminals
-
-
-
Clock Jitter Reducer
-
-
-
Alpha Processing
-
-
-
Denon Link HD
-
-
-
Audyssey
MultEQ
MultEQ
MultEQ
Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic Volume
o / o
o / o
o / o
Audyssey LFC
-
-
-
Compressed Audio Restorer
o
o
o
Network
DLNA Certified
-
-
-
Lossy Formats: MP3 / WMA / AAC
o / o / o
o / o / o
o / o / o
Lossless Formats: FLAC / ALAC / WAV
o / o / o
o / o / o
o / o / o
DSD Audio Streaming
o (2.8/5.6MHz)
o (2.8/5.6MHz)
o (2.8/5.6MHz)
Gapless playback
o (FLAC, WAV ,ALAC, DSD)
o (FLAC, WAV ,ALAC ,DSD)
o (FLAC, WAV ,ALAC ,DSD)
Photo Streaming (JPEG)
-
-
-
Windows PlayTo / Windows8 Certified
-
-
-
Internet Radio
o (TuneIn)
o (TuneIn)
o (TuneIn)
Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones
Denon 2016 AVR Remote
Denon 2016 AVR Remote
Denon 2016 AVR Remote
Compatible with Remote APP for Tablets
Android / iOS / Amazon Kindle
Android / iOS / Amazon Kindle
Android / iOS / Amazon Kindle
Ethernet Ports
o
o
o
Wi-Fi
o
o
o
Bluetooth
o
o
o
Media Server
o
o
o
HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Technology
o
o
o
Lossless formats: FLAC HD 192/24 / WAV 192/24 / ALAC 192/24
o / o / o
o / o / o
o / o / o
FLAC HD 192/24
o
o
o
WAV 192/24
o
o
o
ALAC 192/24
o
o
o
Spotify*
o (connect)
o (connect)
o (connect)
Pandora
o
o
o
SiriusXM*
o
o
o
Other Streaming Services *
Amazon Music / TIDAL / Deezer / iHeart Radio / Napster / Soundcloud / Mood Mix
Amazon Music / TIDAL / Deezer / iHeart Radio / Napster / Soundcloud / Mood Mix
Amazon Music / TIDAL / Deezer / iHeart Radio / Napster / Soundcloud / Mood Mix
HEOS App Control
o
o
o
Bluetooth Re-transmit for Bluetooth headphones
o (update)
o (update)
o (update)
AirPlay / Airplay2 Audio Streaming
o / o
o / o
o / o
Alexa / Google Voice Assistant / Apple HomePod
o / o / o
o / o / o
o / o / o
HDMI
HDMI Inputs: Back / Front
7/1
5 / 1
5 / _
HDCP 2.2 support
o (HDCP 2.3)
o (HDCP 2.3)
o (HDCP 2.3)
HDMI Outputs: Main / Zone
2 / _
1 / _
1 / _
Video Conversion Analog -> HDMI
-
-
-
Analog to HDMI Scaling
-
-
-
HDMI to HDMI Scaling
up to 4K 30/25/24
-
-
GUI Overlay on HDMI
o
o
o
3D Signal Pass-through
o
o
o
4K Signal Pass-through / Scaling / GUI Overlay
o / o / o
o / _ / o
o / _ / o
HDMI Pass-Through in Standby Mode
o
o
o
Picture Adjust / Noise Reduction
o / o
-
-
CEC
o
o
o
DSD Audio Capability
o
-
-
Audio Return Channel
o
o
o
Auto LipSync
o
o
o
HDMI: 3D / 4K / CEC / ARC / InstaPrevue
o / o / o / o / _
o / o / o / o / _
o / o / o / o / _
Enhanced Audio Return Channel
-
-
-
HLG / Dolby Vision
-
-
-
HDR / HLG / Dolby Vision
o (HDR10) / o / o
o (HDR10) / o / o
o (HDR10) / o / o
ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) Pass-through for gaming
o
o
o
Multi-room / CI
Multi-Room Zones
2
2
-
Zone Audio Source: HDMI / Opt, Coax / Network, USB / Analog
o (2ch) / o (2ch) / o / o
o (2ch) / o (2ch) / o / o
-
Zone Audio Output: Speaker / Preout
o / _
o / _
-
Zone HDMI Output from HDMI Source
-
-
-
IP Control / RS232 Control / Web Control / App Control
o / _ / o / o
o / _ / o / o
o / _ / o / o
Remote In / Out
-
-
-
DC Trigger Output
-
-
-
HDMI Diagnostics
o
o
o
TV Sound grouping
-
-
-
Main room multichanel audio - Zone stereo downmix
-
-
-
Others
Voice Control - Works with Amazon Alexa
-
-
-
Voice Control - Google Assist / Apple Siri
-
-
-
Auto Speaker Setup by Microphone
Audyssey MultEQ
Audyssey MultEQ
Audyssey MultEQ
FL Display
1 line
1 line
1 line
Graphic User Interface - GUI
Advanced
Hybrid GUI
Hybrid GUI
ISF Certification
-
-
-
GUI Languages
3
3
3
Setup Assistant
o
o
o
Quick Select Plus / Quick Select
o / _
o / _
o / _
Firmware Update by: Network / USB
o / o
o / o
o / o
Variable Cross Over
o
o
o
Optimized Bass Redirection
o
o
o
Bass Sync
-
-
-
ECO Mode
o
o
o
Auto Power Off
o
o
o
Sleep Timer
o
o
o
Inputs/Outputs
Composite In / Out
2 / 1
2 / 1
2 / 1
Component In / Out
2 / 1
-
-
HDMI In / Out
7+1 / 2
5+1 / 1
5 / 1
Multi-room Video Out: Video / HDMI
-
-
-
Analog In / Out
4 / _
2 / _
2 / _
Phono (MM) In
o
o
o
Digital In: Optical / Coaxial
2 / 1
2 / 1
2 / 1
Multi-room Out: Analog / Digital
-
-
-
Multichannel Preout
o (0.2) / _
o (0.2) / _
o (0.2) / _
Subwoofer Out
2
2
2
7.1 Multichannel Input
-
-
-
Speaker Terminal: Gold Plated Screw / Regular Screw
_ / o
_ / o
_ / o
Number of Speaker Terminals
7
7
5
Speaker A / B
-
-
-
Bi-amp Drive
-
-
-
Multi-Room Speaker Terminal
assignable
assignable
-
Front Inputs: Audio / Composite / Digital (Opt) / HDMI / USB
_ / _ / _ / o / o
_ / _ / _ / o / o
_ / _ / _ / _ / o
USB Audio / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone
o / _ / _
o / _ / _
o / _ / _
AM/FM Tuner
o
o
o
Tuner: FM / AM
-
-
-
Specifications
Number of Power Amps
7
7
5
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive)
90 W
75 W
75 W
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.05% 2ch Drive)
-
-
-
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive)
125 W
110 W
100 W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% 1ch Drive)
185 W
165 W
150 W
General
Metal Front Panel
-
-
-
System Remote Control
RC-1228
RC-1227
RC-1226
Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display
-
-
-
Power Consumption in W
500
400
340
Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On / Off) in W
35 W / 75 W
29 W / 39 W
29 W / 39 W
Standby Consumption in W
0.1
0.1
0.1
CEC Standby Consumption in W
0.5
0.5
0.5
Network Control On Consumption in W
-
-
-
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 】
17.1× 13.3 × 6
( 17.1 x 13.3 x 8.5)
17.1× 13.3 × 6
( 17.1 x 13.3 x 8.5)
Weight in LBS
20.7
19.0
17.2
Carton Dimensions (Packaging) (W x D x H) in Inches)
20.4 x 16.9 x 9.5 (in)
20.6 x 17.1 x 9.1 (in)
20.6 x 17.1 x 9.1 (in)
Weight in LBS (Packaging)
25.4
23.4
21.4
Power Supply
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Speaker impedance
4 _ 16Ω/ohms
4 _ 16Ω/ohms
4 _ 16Ω/ohms
Preamplifier section
-
-
-
FM section (Tuning frequency range)
87.5 _ 107.9 MHz
87.5 _ 107.9 MHz
87.5 _ 107.9 MHz
AM section (Tuning frequency range)
520 kHz – 1710 kHz
520 kHz – 1710 kHz
520 kHz – 1710 kHz
Carton Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in Inches
-
-
-
Carton Weight (inc. product) in LBS
-
-
-

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Q&A

I just bought a Samsung Q90R soundbar. I am having a terrible time hooking all my devices to it through a switch. I know it is not ideal but will this pass full unprocessed audio to my active soundbar and also go out to my tv?

Asked by: Jinks
Hey Jinks, We will need more information in order to provide adequate assistance. Please contact our Customer Support toll-free number at 800-497-8921 to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with this and any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-09-12

I can't use zone 2 independent of zone 1. Either need to be connected in the same sound or I can only use one of two zones. That is, I cannot use one sound in Zone 1 and another in Zone 2. How should I proceed? I bought it in the USA but I live in Brazil.

Asked by: Marlon
Hey Marlon, We will need more information in order to provide adequate assistance. Please contact our Customer Support toll-free number at 800-497-8921 to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with this and any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-09-11

I bought this receiver because of it's two "hdmi outputs" thinking I could run one to the tv for video and one to my Dolby Atmos sound bar for audio.  So far no matter how I change the receiver settings, this does not work.  HELP!

Asked by: Scottish6388
Hey Scottish6388, This setup is not possible. You will not be able to use a soundbar in conjunction with the receiver. You will need to designate only 1 that you will like to use. I hope this helps if not you can always give us a call to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with this and any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-09-07

Does the AVRS950H allow bi-amping with the front speakers?

Asked by: Kasey
Hey Kasey, No, this unit does not offer a front speaker Bi-Amp configuration. I hope this helps if not you can always give us a call to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with this and any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-09-03

on the AVR-S950H - there are 2 HDMI outputs - can you connect (2) tvs or monitors at the same time and the both have output from the signal - if so how do u set it up other than plugging in 2 monitors / tv - i want to send 2nd signal to a projector.

Asked by: tedz
Hey Tedz, You will need to connect your projector to the HDMI Monitor 2 in order to get the source signal to the projector. I hope this helps if not you can always give us a call to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with this and any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-09-03

My unit won't stay on for more than about 5 seconds before going into standby with an update error, 2B02. No amount of resets or factory firmware reset will make this error go away. Is there a way to repair this issue at home?

Asked by: TrevorG
Hey TrevorG, If the factory reset will not allow the unit to restore to its default state we will need to perform a firmware restore. I have included the instructions in this response. Performing a reset. 1. Power off the unit 2. Hold these buttons on the face of the unit - BAND and MODE 3. While holding down buttons BAND and MODE simultaneously, press the power button to turn on the power. 4. Do not release the buttons until the display says restore. *Note this will restore your unit to it's default settings and you will need to set it back up. I hope this helps if not you can always give us a call to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with this and any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-08-27

How do I link my phone with my Denon AVR-S950H? I downloaded the app and it stated to push the connect button on the back, but there is no button to push. That or I am blind.

Asked by: cman7519
Hey Cman7519, We will need more information in order to provide adequate assistance. Please contact our Customer Support toll-free number at 800-497-8921 to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with this and any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-08-27

new construction house with a 5.1 surround sound plan. Adding 2 ceiling speakers in kitchen and 4 outdoor in the patio ceiling. Will this unit handle that many speakers (11) ? 14.2 wiring?

Asked by: LJ Mac
Hey LJ Mac, This unit is capable of having 5.2 with a Zone 2. However, you will need a speaker switch to accommodate the 4 speaker connection for your outdoor patio ceiling speakers. I hope this helps if not you can always give us a call to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with this and any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-08-26
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  • Online Manual
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  • AVR-S950H Product Information Sheet
    7/2/2019
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  • HEOS_CLI_ProtocolSpecification-Version-1.14
    6/20/2019
    0.17 MB