Denon’s new AV receivers promise home cinema heaven for any budget

Denon's new AV receivers deliver incredible specs at every price point

Denon new AV receivers 2022
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If you've already got one of the best TVs in your home cinema setup, Denon has just unveiled the perfect partners: a range of feature-packed AV receivers from eminently affordable to money-no-object options. Whichever one you go for, the new devices promise to deliver home cinema heaven.

The new AV receivers support all the key 3D audio formats:  Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, IMAX Enhanced, Auro 3D, and for the first time, Sony 360 Reality Audio. And prices start at just £800 / $900 (approx. AU$1360) for the AVR-S970H, the new top model in Denon's S series.

In addition to the new hardware, the Denon software has been updated too. The user interface is higher resolution than before (1080p compared to the previous 480p) and has been redesigned and reworded to make it easier to get the most from your device. The devices also include Denon's Audyssey room calibration system, and in premium models there's also support for Dirac Live optimisation (via an optional paid-for upgrade) so you've got a choice when you're installing and configuring your setup.

Exceptional AV receivers for every budget

In addition to the AVR-S970H there are three new X-Series models, and at the very top of the range there's the £6,000 / $6,500 / AU$11,999 AVC-A1H, featuring Denon's most powerful transformer, support for 7.4.6 audio, multiple balanced outputs and support for up to four subwoofers. There are seven HDMI ins and three outs, all of which support HDMI 2.1 and 8K/60fps. 

If you're already keen on Denon kit you might have noticed that the prices have gone up a bit; according to Denon the reason is "ongoing challenges in the market", most likely component availability and currency fluctuations.

The AVC-A1H and X-Series models will be released in early 2023 and the other models will go on sale in October.

Carrie Marshall

Writer, musician and broadcaster Carrie Marshall has been covering technology since 1998 and is particularly interested in how tech can help us live our best lives. Her CV is a who’s who of magazines, newspapers, websites and radio programmes ranging from T3, Techradar and MacFormat to the BBC, Sunday Post and People’s Friend. Carrie has written more than a dozen books, ghost-wrote two more and co-wrote seven more books and a Radio 2 documentary series. When she’s not scribbling, she’s the singer in Glaswegian rock band HAVR (