15.4 Ch. 150W 8K AV Receiver with HEOS® Built-in

C$ 8,699.00
3.4 out of 5 Customer Rating
AVR-A1H is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
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With 15 channels of amplification, our most powerful transformer, carefully selected parts, and hefty, high-rigidity construction, the AVR-A1H supports up to 9.4.6 configuration and delivers a professional theater experience in your home cinema. Designed and manufactured at Denon facilities in Japan.

  • 15.4 channels
  • 150 watts per channel
  • 8K Ultra HD
  • 3D Audio
  • HEOS Built-in
  • Dirac Live Ready

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The world's first 15 channel AV receiver

Featuring the largest power transformer we have ever used, the AVR-A1H delivers unparalleled performance.

Power refined. Power defined.


Optimized for high-impact audio experiences


Optimized for high-impact audio experiences

The world’s first 15-channel AV receiver delivering up to 150W per channel (at 8 ohms, 20-20kHz, THD 0.05%, 2ch driven).

The largest power transformer we have ever used and new, larger capacitors make AVR-A1H respond quickly and dynamically to your music to reproduce audio as the artist intended.

Audiophile grade two-channel DAC for all 19 channels, hefty gold-plated speaker terminals, cast iron feet, and rigid construction protects against vibration and interference, greatly reducing noise impacts.per channel.

Stream music wirelessly from a variety of free and premium streaming services. Share content to HEOS-enabled devices, like Denon Home speakers, in other rooms.

Dirac Live Room Correction applies state-of-the-art, patented algorithms to analyze and digitally reduce room impact and enhance speaker performance.

Key Technologies

  • 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.
  • AirPlay2 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.
  • Auro3D Auro-3D elevates the home theater experience to amazing new levels by delivering the excitement of 3D sound for music, games, broadcast, and films, thanks to the Auro-Matic upmixing engine.
  • Dolby Atmos 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.
  • Dolby Vision 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 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.
  • DTSX-Pro Featuring the latest audio format support to experience your entertainment decoded with the most current DTS 3D audio technology. Enjoy up to 13.2 channels of audio processing in exquisite detail.
  • Ask your Google Home 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) 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.
  • Heos Built In 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.
  • IMAX Enhanced IMAX Enhanced is the latest technology from DTS that sets a new standard. See clearer and brighter picture, feel immersive lifelike audio, and experience premium content digitally remastered by IMAX.
  • Roon Tested 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 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.
  • Bluetooth Connect and play music directly from your smartphone, tablet or other compatible device
  • Apple Siri 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.
  • Audyssey With the supplied Audyssey measuring microphone, Audyssey measures all the speakers in your home theater, and tunes the AV receiver to provide most optimal overall listening experience for your room.
  • Denon AVR Remote App 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.
  • Dirac Purchase a Dirac Live® Room Correction license key to apply state-of-the-art, patented algorithms to analyze and digitally reduce room impact and enhance speaker performance. Update coming in 2023.
  • 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.
  • HDMI-eARC-ARC 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.
  • Next Generation Gaming 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.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sounding Receiver I've enjoyed this receiver for almost a year since submitting this review. It's configured for a 7.2.4 configuration with front speakers bi-amped and two Zone 2 speakers for stereo out on the deck. This setup utilizes all fifteen amplifiers. Bi-amping the two, front speakers allows for plenty of power overhead while critical listening to stereo sources. Movies encoded with Dolby really come alive. As an upgrade to my Marantz SR-7012, I'm extremely happy I chose this AV Receiver. It's versatile and powerful, but most importantly, it sounds great!
Date published: 2023-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What's with the Remote ? Just opened the box, and the first thing I noticed was the weak remote? I love Denon and therefore bought the top dog receiver, but at a $2K price difference I expected the remote to be on par with the previous top dog receiver.
Date published: 2023-01-20
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No audio input signal is received on initial powering on. If I turn the A1H off and then power it on again while pressing the power button down for an extended period of time; 5 to 10 seconds, it finally receives an audio input signal. What's wrong?

Asked by: Alfred
Hello, My initial suggestion is to check for a firmware update. https://manuals.denon.com/AVRA1H/NA/EN/GFNFSYldiskxse.php#OKNRMLvzqorsen If this doesn't fix the issue, try a reset. This involves disconnecting the AVR-A1H from it's power source for at least 15 minutes. Then power back up again. If that doesn't do it, try a Firmware reset. Here is a link with details on how this is done: https://manuals.denon.com/AVRA1H/NA/EN/RQIFSYfmmhttob.php If you are still in need of assistance, here is a link to our Product Support Team. They are on hand to assist: https://www.denon.com/en-us/support/contact-us.html
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-08-30

I have a 7.1.4 (atmos) speaker system. Sub is powered. If I'm driving all those speakers, what power is getting to them? (Impedance is 6-8 nominal.) Can I expected to have 150W to 11 channels?

Asked by: Specialized007
Denon rates the total power usage of the AVR-A1H as 900 Watts. Continuous total output power will be less than that, although instantaneous output power may be much greater. The 150 wpc continuous output rating is for 2 channels driven into 8 ohm loads. So taking into consideration all the preceding points, I understand that the device will necessarily output LESS THAN 11 channels * 150 wpc = 1,650 Watts continuously. That being said, in actual use, only the main Right, Center and Left channels usually demand significant amounts of power. That’s assuming that you don’t use zones 2 and 3. I would prefer that Denon rate their devices with 3 channels driven, since that more reasonably represents home theater usage. Practically speaking the receiver appears to have gobs of power though.
Answered by: icanspellqwerty
Date published: 2023-08-09

Hi, in my 9.3.6 HT system, can A1H just sync one subwoofer with the front LCR speakers at 80Hz crossover and meanwhile sync the other two subwoofers with the rest all of the surround & atmos speakers at 120Hz crosover?

Asked by: Arbee
Hello, Yes - the AVR-A1H allows for indivual sub-woofer setting adjustment within the AVR.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-07-27

I own the A1H and love it. However, I can’t find any information regarding this question: When using one of the sub-outs for the tactile transducer, does the signal from that output bypass the EQ imposed by Audyssey/Dirac or manual-EQ? Thanks!

Asked by: Norelco
Hello, Yes - the signal to the tactile transducer will not be unfluenced by Audyssey or Dirac. This is because room correction relies on speaker/sub-woofer sound waves to make any channel adjustments. As a tactile transducer is not a speaker or a sub-woofer, it is ignored by Audyssey and manual EQ settings.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-07-24

I Lovenmy new A1H! I need to manage my cables better tho. What is the minimum distance to keep the A1H away from other components? I cannot find this in the manual. Please respond with cm/inches away from all sides, including the rear. Thank you.

Asked by: DavB
Hi DavB, Congratulations on your AVR-A1H purchase. We are very proud of this particular design. It is recommended to have at least 6" clearance from above and one inch from the sides to allow for helathy ventilation.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-07-18

Does the AVR-A1H support SiriusXM? Currently, I have the Denon AVR-X4700H and it drops the SiriusXM signal a lot. The antenna seems to be very weak.

Asked by: Greg in SoCal
Hello, Yes - you access SiriusXM through the HEOS app - if your wi-fi feed is strong enough, you can have an uninterrupted signal feed of SiriusXM. Here's how to find SiriusXM in HEOS: HEOS App > Music Tab > Cog/wheel (top left of screen) > Music Sources > Online Music > SiriusXM > Sign In > follow instructions on screen.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-05-31

Does this support Bluetooth Auracast or some sort of multi-chanel bluetooth transmission? Basically wondering if it can transmit to 2+ bluetooth speakers simultaneously?

Asked by: Broc
Hello, The AVR-A1H can transmit to one device at a time. Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver modes cannot be operated simultaneously. The Bluetooth Transmitter mode is not available when the receiver's current source input is set to Bluetooth and vice-versa; Bluetooth Receiver mode is not available when the Bluetooth Transmitter setting is set to 'on'. Selecting a Bluetooth input source in any Zone will terminate the connection between the Denon receiver and Bluetooth headphones. You cannot connect Bluetooth headphones when the Denon receiver is grouped within the HEOS app. Remove the receiver from the group to enable Bluetooth headphones connection.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-05-30

There is 150W into each of 2 channels, so 300W total. 15.4 channels. That's only 20Wpc (less, subs need a 10th/pow each). Is this correct?

Asked by: mikegariti81
Hello, That is not correct. Every channel is capable of reproducing up to 150 watts. We haven't tested and measured for 15 channels being driven all at the same time, not least because finding such source content is extremely difficult. The AVR-A1H is capable of delivering at least 70% of 150 watts for each channel with five channels being driven simultaneously. Most speakers demand a small fraction of that amount of power to go very loud in a regular domesitic setting. Either way, the AVR-A1H is well equipped to get the best out of a wide variety of loudspeaker.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-05-22
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