New Denon S-Series AVR’s Announced

“Prepared for the Future” Denon Announces New S-Series Home Theater Receivers Packed with Features including Wireless Streaming and Latest HDMI 2.0 Connectivity

Denon’s AVR-S500BT, AVR-S700W and AVR-S900W A/V receivers deliver best-in-class sonic performance featuring compatibility with future ultra-high-resolution video formats and wireless connectivity

Mahwah, NJ. (May 12, 2014) — Home theater receivers are moving ahead as consumers seek to make home the perfect entertainment place. Today Denon® Electronics, a leading manufacturer of premium home and personal audio products, announces the launch of three new S-Series audio/video (A/V) receivers that are designed and engineered with an eye to the future and delver excellence now with the AVR-S500BT, AVR-S700W and the AVR-S900W. The new S-Series models carry on the Denon tradition of packing on features aimed at discerning and forward-looking consumers who demand nothing less than the finest state-of-the-art home theater performance. They come ready with Bluetooth® wireless streaming and the latest HDMI 2.0 connectivity. The S-Series models are expected to be available in June at select Denon dealers and online.

“The S-Series models deliver an incredible home theater experience now and in the future with Bluetooth and wireless connectivity for streaming audio, a feature that undeniably is a must for today’s consumers. And each is loaded with the latest HDMI connectivity that includes pass-through for 4K Ultra HD 60 Hz, 4:4:4 Pure Color and 21:9 video content, making them compatible with 4K ultra high definition sources and displays. And in response to growing consumer demand, we’ve priced the S500BT at an all-time low price point for built-in Bluetooth streaming in an AVR at $249,” said Paul Belanger, product manager for D+M.

The New Denon S Series AV Receivers S500BT ($249), S700W ($449) and the S900W ($599) host features that deliver what consumers are looking for now and in the future.

Bluetooth and Wireless Connectivity

With all three S-Series AVRs supporting built-in Bluetooth connectivity, users can wirelessly stream their favorite audio tracks from a broad range of Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets and portable audio players. The S700W and S900W also feature built-in Wi-Fi technology which connects to the Internet through a wireless home network, opening up a world of music from Internet radio stations, as well as via streaming subscription services, including PANDORA®, Spotify Connect, and SiriusXM. With AirPlay, users can enjoy listening to their favorite tracks wirelessly from a portable iOS device, including iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. DLNA 1.5 certification lets them stream content via a PC, Mac or Android device. And Denon’s Remote App, available for Apple and Android devices as well as the Kindle Fire allows full control of the S700W and S900W.

HDMI 2.0

The S-Series AVR’s are equipped with HDMI 2.0, the latest HDMI specification that significantly enhances consumers’ entertainment in the home with increased bandwidth and new functionality. Each S-Series AVR has the ability to handle 4K Ultra HD 60 Hz video along with full resolution 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, 21:9 aspect ratios and dynamic auto lip synchronization for the ultimate high-definition viewing experience.

Denon S Series Information at a Glance

Denon AVR-S500BT Key Features

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  • Built-in Bluetooth streaming
  • 5 HDMI Inputs
  • Dual subwoofer outputs
  • New Auto Eco Mode for reduced power consumption
  • 70 watts(140 peak) x 5
  • Auto speaker setup and EQ with microphone
  • Color-coded speaker terminals for quick and easy connections during setup
  • Setup Assistant with On-Screen display
  • HDMI 2.0 featuring:
  • 4K Ultra HD/60 Hz
  • 4:4:4 Pure Color
  • 21:9 aspect ratio
  • Dynamic auto lip synchronization
  • 4 easy-to-use Quick Select buttons
  • Front panel USB input
  • Stylish front panel design

Denon AVR-S700W Key Features

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  • Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi streaming
  • 6 HDMI Inputs
  • 75 watts (140 peak) x 7 channels with new 4 ohm certification
  • Dual subwoofer outputs
  • Front panel USB input
  • Setup Assistant with On-Screen display
  • HDMI 2.0 featuring:
  • 4K Ultra HD/60 Hz
  • 4:4:4 Pure Color
  • 21:9 aspect ratio
  • Dynamic auto lip synchronization
  • New Auto Eco Mode for reduced power consumption
  • AirPlay wireless streaming
  • DLNA 1.5 audio and photo streaming
  • Pandora and SiriusXM online streaming
  • Spotify Connect
  • Compatible audio file types: MP3, WAV, AAC, WMA, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF and DSD
  • Audyssey Bronze (MultEQ, Dynamic EQ, Dynamic Volume) built-in
  • Powered Multi-zone/Multi-source listening
  • Color-coded speaker terminals with horizontal layout
  • 4 easy-to-use Quick Select buttons
  • Stylish front panel design

Denon AVR-S900W Key Features

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  • Built-in Bluetooth and
  • Wi-Fi streaming
  • 8 HDMI inputs, 2 HDMI outputs
  • 90 watts (185 peak) x 7 channels with new 4 ohm certification
  • Audyssey Bronze (MultEQ, Dynamic EQ, Dynamic Volume) built-in
  • Analog to HDMI video transcoding
  • Dual Subwoofer Outputs
  • Front panel USB input
  • HDMI 2.0 featuring:
  • 4K Ultra HD/60 Hz
  • 4:4:4 Pure Color
  • 21:9 aspect ratio
  • Dynamic auto lip synchronization
  • 4K Ultra HD upscaling
  • Setup Assistant with On-Screen display
  • Powered Multi-zone/Multi-source listening
  • New Auto Eco Mode for reduced power consumption
  • AirPlay wireless streaming
  • DLNA 1.5 audio and photo streaming
  • Pandora and SiriusXM online streaming
  • Spotify Connect
  • Compatible audio file types: MP3, WAV, AAC, WMA, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF and DSD
  • Color-coded speaker terminals with horizontal layout
  • 4 easy-to-use Quick Select buttons
  • Stylish front panel design

Denon-logoAbout Denon Electronics

Denon is a world leader in the manufacture of the highest-quality home theater, audio and software products. Denon is recognized internationally for innovative and groundbreaking products and has a long history of technical innovations, including the development and groundbreaking commercialization of pulse-code modulation (PCM) digital audio. Denon Electronics is owned by D+M Group. For more information visit www.usa.denon.com.

d&m_groupAbout D+M Group

D+M Group is a global company dedicated to enhancing life through inspired sound solutions delivered anytime, anywhere. With a strong belief that “Performance is everything,” D+M is focused on innovation to meet the needs of customers in an increasingly digital world. Serving the consumer, professional and automotive markets, D+M Group brands include Boston Acoustics®, Denon®, and Marantz®. D+M Group has approximately 1,500 employees worldwide, with products and services marketed in more than 45 countries. D+M Group is a Bain Capital portfolio company.

All product and brand names with a trademark symbol are trademarks or registered trademarks of D+M Group or its subsidiaries except Bluetooth which is the registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.

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