AVR-A1H

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

$6,499.00
3.4 out of 5 Customer Rating
AVR-A1H is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 4.
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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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AVR-A1H

AVR-A1H

$6,499.00
$6,499.00
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AVR-A1H

The world's first 15 channel AV receiver

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

Power refined. Power defined.

AVR-A1H

Optimized for high-impact audio experiences

AVR-A1H

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. Upgrade subwoofer performance with Dirac Live® Bass Control.

Key Technologies

  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Works with 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.
  • Works with 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Works with Dirac Live® 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. Dirac Live® Bass Control for improved subwoofer performance also available with an additional license.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly a Flagship for the Denon AVR Lineup I purchased the AVR-A1H in August of 2023 as part of a home theater project, and I was pleasantly surprised that it has made audio the focus of the room. At a basic level, this receiver allows a user to be up and running in minutes, with an intelligent setup guide that provides impressive results on its own, but also allows for more in depth configuration via Dirac Live, or manual adjustment. Where I would normally be tweaking speaker placement for hours, I was good to go after about an hour with a 9.4.4 setup where I could close my eyes and locate the "source" of a sound in 3D space easily. By default, I did feel that the system wanted the subwoofer levels a bit quieter than I prefer, but that was the most I had to play with. In terms of inputs, my only regret is the lack of component video inputs...but this is a receiver for today, not one from 20 years ago, so it makes sense. I haven't had any issues with video sources over HDMI, and the picture quality and image latency are both amazing. One thing to note is that this receiver is heavy, so take care where you place it. Also, as can be expected from a unit pumping so many watts, it can get a bit toasty, so keeping it in a well-ventilated area is a must. Suffice to say, I love it. It's a premium product...with a price to match, but there is nothing that comes close.
Date published: 2024-01-18
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
Rated 1 out of 5 by from at least a good hardware,BUT lost money The reciver itself is very very good,but you will need the heos app,and this is the bad part. The app is realy crap,to overloaded with useless Pictures.not easy to find the importand settings,only 300 titles in playlists,that start every time from beginning if you use app.not all audo-files are supported.Never Denon again !!!
Date published: 2024-01-19
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Questions

Does the The Denon AVR-A1H have vertical stretch like the AVR-X8500HA and AVR-X7200WA?

Asked by: RONNIERAY
Hello, Unfortunately, Vertical Stretch is not found in the AVR-A1H's extensive feature list.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2024-02-28

Is Custom Speaker layout for 6x Ceiling Spkrs supported off a single Source if Atmos is being decoded externally & sent to A1H by XLR+RCA Inputs (where that Source is set to Analog Input Assignment)? Would 2, 4 or 6 discrete Channels play, bypassing DAC?

Asked by: DBol
Hello, Unfortunately, a multi-channel analog input (RCA or XLR) is not a supported feature of the AVR-A1H. There is no option to have multiple analog inputs be assigned as a collective single input.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2024-02-07

Does this AVR have HD data link. I have a Denon dvd player with this feature. If it doesn’t why not?

Asked by: Rbraun
Hello, When HDMI was introduced, it allowed the industry to do away with all other types of digital data transfer, including the HD Data Link. HDMI was able to do this because it is not only able to feed high resolution audio and video signals, but in addition it caters for a secure feed with HDCP requirements being being met.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2024-02-01

I have purchased the A1H. One thing that I was on the edge of was the remote, still I purchased. How do I program an RC-1194 remote to control this reciever? I am still in shock that a learning remote with LCD display doesn't come with this price tag.

Asked by: DenonOwnerSince1996
Hello, Congratulations on your purchase of our flagship AV Receiver. The AVR-A1H is a model of which we are very proud. The reason we chose not to offer a learning remote control with the AVR-A1H is because many users either already have their prefered universal remote control unit, or they will purchase a very specific universal remote control for their exact needs. We are aware there is not one universal remote control which is just right for everyone, so we decided against trying to offer such a thing. Here is a link to the web manual for the RC-1194. All features are covered, including programming: https://manuals.denon.com/avrx7200w/eu/en/WBSPSYyowkhwei.php Also, here is a link to the manual for the AVR-X7200W. Pages 289 through 306 have the details pertaining to the RC-1194 functionality: https://manuals.denon.com/AVRX7200WA/NA/EN/download.php?filename=/AVRX7200WA/NA/EN/pdf/AVRX7200WA_NA_EN.pdf
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2024-01-30

I am looking at the AVR-A1H Does HEOS support YouTube Music?

Asked by: KarlT
HEOS currently supports the following online streaming services: Spotify, Deezer, Napster, SoundCloud, Tidal, Amazon Music, Mood: MIX, and TuneIn (Internet Radio), with more coming soon. It also can play music from your phone or tablet, network storage with DLNA-compatible media servers installed, USB storage devices, and external sources connected to any HEOS player. - https://support.denon.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2108/~/supported-music-sources - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiLcExhcqoA&t=152s
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-12-20

Will this receiver stream Tidal?

Asked by: Speedr911
Hello, With the AVR-A1H you can enjoy Tidal. After downloading the free HEOS app, the in-built HEOS engine offers a wide range of popular streaming services, including Tidal, Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora and TuneIn Radio. The HEOS engine also allows you to add wireless Home Speakers in up to 32 different locations in your home.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-11-06

Does it support a 9.4.8 configuration? I see there are enough ports for it

Asked by: Pikimorso17
Hello, The processor stage supports a 9.4.8 set-up, but as the AVR-A1H has amplification for a maximum of 15 channels, an optional external amplifier would need to be added for the additional two channels to achieve a 9.4.8 configuration.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-11-03

Is it possible to use HEOS to send surround back and height channels to another Denon amplifier and sync the two amps up for use during movie playback? If not, are there other options to send these channels over Wifi or Ethernet to seperate amps?

Asked by: agsommerfeld
Hello, With the AVR-A1H, (and alll our other AV receivers), any speaker operating as a speaker in the Main Zone (surround sound set-up) would have to be hard-wired to the AV receiver's speaker terminals. Our Home speakers can receiver a 2 channel signal, but they do not currently wirelessly decode a discrete surround sound signal.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-10-16
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