AVR-S970H

7.2 Ch. 90W 8K AV Receiver with HEOS® Built-in

C$ 1,099.00
3.5 out of 5 Customer Rating
AVR-S970H is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 10.
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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

Color
Black
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C$ 1,099.00

AVR-S970H

AVR-S970H

C$ 1,099.00
C$ 1,099.00
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AVR-S970H

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.
AVR-S970H

Upgrade your home theater

AVR-S970H

The heart of your home theater

AVR-S970H

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.

Denon Signature Sound

Sonic Innovation
For the Past 110 Years

For more than a century, we've crafted cutting-edge audio products that deliver the ultimate detail. Our Japanese heritage inspires us, and each product is hand-tuned by our sound master. Prepare to hear sound differently. 

Key Technologies

  • Works with Spotify Stream your music directly from your Spotify account for high-quality music in your TV room.
  • Works with Amazon Alexa 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.
  • Works with AirPlay 2 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.
  • Works with 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.
  • Works with 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.
  • Works with 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.
  • 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.
  • Works with Josh ai 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.
  • Works with Roon 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.
  • Works with Bluetooth Connect and play music directly from your smartphone, tablet or other compatible device
  • Works with 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.
  • Works with Audyssey MultEQ 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.
  • Works with 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.
  • Includes front USB port 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.
  • Includes HDMI eARC and 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.
  • Works with OvrC Domotz Pro and OvrC remote system monitoring and management technology programs allow custom integrators to monitor the status of connected products and troubleshoot remotely.
  • Compatible with 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.
  • Support for Multi Source Room 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.

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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from My New Dolby Atmos AV Receiver is Very Awesome My New Extremely Awesome 7-Channel Dolby Atmos/DTSX Premium Home Theater Surround Audio/Video Receivers I ever owned now with very awesome features and performances
Date published: 2023-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Experience perfection Perfect addition to my home theater. Music, movies, sound absolutely perfect. Variety of sound fields gives you options aplenty. Setup was easy with onscreen menu, Auddesy speaker setup proved helpful to get full body sound. Had to retweek subwoofer after, but all was good. Fortunately I was able to get it for $ 300 off !!
Date published: 2023-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sound. Couldn’t get any better than this. Great sound quality , better than Yamaha.
Date published: 2023-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny I scoured the internet for days to find my next AV receiver. Considering the features for the price, no other receiver matched the AVR-970H for my budget. As I was upgrading from a 20 year old Yamaha, produced before HDMI was a thing, I really didn't understand how everything was going to work. And the first day with the Denon was rough. Hard learned lesson: Check for a firmware update before you do anything else! After taking the time to set everything up, including figuring out the Inputs grid, I am extremely pleased with this machine. I worried that the 90W output was too low, I had 110W previously, but it sounds like it drives the speakers harder, which was a nice surprise. I appreciate the flexibility in assigning the second zone. I'm enjoying a 7.1 configuration now, but I'll swap to a 5.1 and put zone 2 speakers outside for the summer time. In which case, the HEOS functionality and app have been a pleasure. They suffer from a lack of basic music player functions, like, why can't I access my Playlists from the receiver directly?!? I don't want to open the app when I'm sitting in front of the receiver, remote in hand. Oh well, once it's playing, it's working well for us. In terms of driving sound, I give this receiver a 10/10. Love it!
Date published: 2022-12-07
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Questions

I am considering getting this AVR or the x1800h. I’ll be running 7 speakers, two of which are in ceiling Atmos. I don’t need a second zone. Which AVR would be a better option for me?

Asked by: Tekken57
Hello, and thank you for your inquiry. Both receivers will accommodate a 5.2.2 Atmos speaker configuration. Your decision may come down to features. The AVR-X1800H provides Zone 2 Pre-outputs along with Front Left and Right Pre-outputs to add more amplification to your front channels if needed. The AVR-S970H receiver provides you with a second HDMI output for an additional monitor and 10 watts of extra power.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2024-06-13

I have tried to connect my Apple AirPods to this receiver with no luck. Is this not possible or am I doing something wrong when I try to connect through Bluetooth?

Asked by: HelenK
Hello. It is quite possible all that is required is for the Bluetooth transmitter to be switched on for your AirPods to work. Here is a link with details on how this is done with the AVR-S970H: https://manuals.denon.com/AVRS970H/NA/EN/DRDZSYyhpiwfqz.php
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2024-05-13

AVR-S960h owner again - So, the optical port to the 2nd TV will work as I would like it to, so long as the source is the same being played in the Main Zone. Thanks!

Asked by: Greg Ballantyne
Hello, Unfortunately, the optical ports on the AVR-S960H are input only. This means they are not able to send an audio signal to a TV (or anything else), they can only receive an audio signal.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2024-05-08

I have a Denon AVR-S960h. I have a TV connected to the Monitor 2 HDMI out. No sound plays on the TV. I am getting sound in that area thru 2 channel Zone 2 speakers. Can I connect an optical audio cable and get sound thru the TV speakers?

Asked by: Greg Ballantyne
Hello, The good news, all is well with your AVR-S960H. When an HDMI port is labelled 'Monitor', it means the output feed is limited video only. Zone 2 (as you already have it connected) is the only way to send sound from your AVR-S960H to a different location from the Main Zone because the optical ports only support incoming feeds. If you had an AVR (such as the AVR-X3800H) with an HDMI Zone 2 output, you could send both video and audio information to a TV in a secondary location with an HDMI feed.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2024-05-07

am I able to use gold banana plugs with this AVR-S970H receiver? Are the binding posts 3/4" apart?

Asked by: Haydo
Hello, The AVR-S970H can accept both 4mm and 2mm banana plugs. From the exact center of the speaker port tips, the distance apart is one inch per pair.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2024-05-07

What is the warranty on the refurbished AVR-S970H?

Asked by: Kahn
Hello, The AVR-S970H - when sold as a refurbished item - comes with a one year warranty from the manufacturer. Here is a link which explains how our warranty works with refurbished product: https://assets.denon.com/documentmaster/us/webwarrhome-b-stock-us-dec11_04.pdf
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2024-05-01

When I play pandora through heos app, is the phone required to supply the pandora feed to the receiver on an ongoing basis, or does the receiver itself connect directly to Pandora. I'm coming from another brand receiver that has a pandora app on-board.

Asked by: Dave W
Hello, The HEOS phone app allows activation and control of Pandora, but Pandora will continue to play if you commit to other duties using your phone. The AVR connects directly to Pandora, so even if you power your phone down, Pandora will continue to play through your AVR.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2024-02-29

Is the AVR-X1700H a good match for my speakers or would I be better off with the AVR-S970H or AVR-X2800H? Music quality is very important. Room size 20 x 12 (2) Paradigm Monitor v7, (2) Mini Monitor, Monitor Center, Monitor Sub Thanks!

Asked by: Bob1234
Hello, Of the models you list, the AVR-X2800H would be the one to pick as it will offer more grip than the AVR-S970H and the AVR-X1700H with how well your speakers perform. I would also consider adding the AVR-X3800H to that list as not only does it offer even more control over your Paradigm speakers, but it also has a full bank of pre-outs. This is a very useful feature should you ever want to upgrade your speakers and add external power amplification to get the best out of them.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2024-02-22
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