- 7.2 channels
- 7.1 channel processing
- 90 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
- HDMI 2.1
- Dolby Atmos, DTS:X capable
- HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 8K Upscaling, 8K Passthrough
- AirPlay 2, DLNA, HEOS
- Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
- USB and Phono inputs
- 9.2 channels
- 11.2 channel processing
- 110 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
- Dolby Atmos, DTS:X capable
- HDR10, Dolby Vision, 4K Upscaling, 4K Passthrough
- AirPlay, DLNA
- Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
- USB and Phono inputs
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Here we are comparing Denon AVR-S960H to Marantz SR6011 to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. The Denon AVR-S960H has 7 channel and the Marantz SR6011 has 9 channel amplifiers with Denon AVR-S960H's being less powerful.
Advantage of Denon AVR-S960H
This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Denon AVR-S960H over Marantz SR6011.
Denon AVR-S960H has higher wi-fi standard and higher bluetooth standard. It supports HEOS, Amazon Alexa, Tidal, Deezer and Napster. In video department only Denon AVR-S960H supports HDCP 2.3 copy protection.
|Denon AVR-S960H||vs||Marantz SR6011|
|Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization||vs|
|Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)||vs|
|Newer HDCP Version||2.3||vs||2.2|
|Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through||vs|
|Video Signal Passthrough||up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4||vs||up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4|
|Video Signal Upscaling||up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4||vs||up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4|
|Works with Amazon Alexa||vs|
|More 8K Inputs||1||vs|
|Wi-Fi Standard||IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||vs||IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Newer Bluetooth Version||4․2||vs||2․1 + EDR|
|Wider AM Frequency Range||520 kHz - 1710 kHz||vs||530 kHz - 1710 kHz|
Advantage of Marantz SR6011
This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Marantz SR6011 over Denon AVR-S960H.
Marantz SR6011 has more channels, more power per channel, more channel processing, more advanced room correction system and bigger power supply. It supports DSD streaming via HDMI. It has bi-amp capability, analog multi-channel input and analog pre-outs.
|Denon AVR-S960H||vs||Marantz SR6011|
|More Channel Processing||7.1||vs||11.2|
|Music Playback via USB||MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD||vs||MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD|
|High Resolution Audio Formats via USB||Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD||vs||Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD|
|DSD via HDMI||vs||2-ch/Multi-ch Input|
|Audyssey Sub EQ HT||vs|
|Independent Subwoofer Outputs||vs|
|More Advanced Auto Speaker Calibration System||Audyssey MultEQ||vs||Audyssey MultEQ XT32|
|Analog To HDMI Upconversion||vs||Component, Composite|
|isf Certified Calibration Control||vs|
|More HDMI Inputs||6||vs||8 (1 front)|
|More HDMI Outputs||2 x 8K (simultaneous)||vs||3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)|
|More Analog Audio Line Inputs||5||vs||6 (1 front)|
|More Coaxial Inputs/Outputs||1||vs||2|
|More Composite Video Inputs||2||vs||4 (1 front)|
|More Analog Pre-Outs||0.2||vs||11.2|
|Front A/V Inputs||USB||vs||HDMI, USB, Composite, L/R Audio|
|Zone 2 Outs||vs||HDMI, Pre Out|
|+12V Trigger Output||vs||1|
|Detachable Power Cord||vs|
|More Speaker Terminals||7||vs||11|
|More Large Speaker Terminals||7||vs||11|
|High Grade Audio Components||vs|
|Gold plated RCA terminals||vs|
|Bigger Power Supply||460 W||vs||680 W|
|Higher Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC)||90 W (0.08% THD)||vs||110 W (0.08% THD)|
|Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC)||125 W (0.7% THD)||vs||150 W (0.7% THD)|
|Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA)||185 W (10% THD)||vs||220 W (10% THD)|
|Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC)||145 W (1% THD)||vs||185 W (1% THD)|
Common Strengths and Weaknesses
Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both receivers.
|Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.|
|New HDCP Version|
|4K or 8K Video Passthrough|
|4K or 8K Signal Upscaling|
|Composite Video Inputs|
|Component Video Inputs|
|No Front Wide Channel Support|
|No IMAX Enhanced|
|No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer|
|No Chromecast Built-In|
|Few 8K Inputs|
|Denon AVR-S960H||Marantz SR6011|
7 channel Amplifier: Denon AVR-S960H features 7 channel power amplifier. It is rated at 90 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.
9 channel Amplifier: Marantz SR6011 features 9 channel power amplifier. It is rated at 110 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.
- Current Feedback Topology: Marantz SR6011 features Current Feedback Topology which is a well known, Marantz’ original circuit technology. The Current Feedback amplifier technology fits perfectly with the high requirements set for Super Audio software providing wide-bandwidth, high-speed reproduction. The impedance at the Current Feedback point is limited resulting in a very low phase shift. Marantz receivers and amplifiers equipped with Current Feedback can keep the phase compensation via Negative FeedBack (NFB) to a minimum, resulting in high through-rate, excellent transient response and superb sonic transparency for the full bandwidth. Unlike conventional Voltage Feedback amplification, the Current Feedback amplification makes the power amplifier in-sensitive to difficult loudspeaker loads.
- HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module): Marantz SR6011 features exclusive Marantz HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) technology found on their Reference Series components. Marantz developed its own discrete circuit boards to replace standard IC's. These HDAM's consist of discrete surface mount components with short mirror image L/R signal paths. Those devices are doing exactly the same thing as the Op-Amps, but outperform the regular IC Op-amps dramatically in terms of the Slew Rate and reduced noise level, resulting in a much more dynamic, accurate and detailed sound. Over the years Marantz developed different types of the HDAM to improve quality and to fit to the special requirements of a product category like CD or amplifier.
Denon AVR-S960H's and Marantz SR6011's amplifiers can be assigned for different speaker configurations.
- Dolby Atmos Configurations: The following speaker configurations are supported for Dolby Atmos:
- Denon AVR-S960H: 5.2.2 with internal amplifier.
- Marantz SR6011: 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 7.2.2 with internal amplifier and 7.2.4 with addition of external 2 channel amplifier.
- DTS:X Configurations: The following speaker configurations are supported for DTS:X:
- Denon AVR-S960H: The speaker configurations for DTS:X are the same as for Dolby Atmos - 5.2.2 with internal amplifier.
- Marantz SR6011: The speaker configurations for DTS:X are the same as for Dolby Atmos - 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 7.2.2 with internal amplifier and 7.2.4 with addition of external 2 channel amplifier.
- Configurations without height channels: There are also other speaker configurations available which do not include height channels:
- Denon AVR-S960H: 5.2, 7.2 with internal amplifier.
- Marantz SR6011: 5.2, 7.2 with internal amplifier.
- Bi-Amp: You can bi-amp Marantz SR6011's front left and right speakers. During bi-amplification two amplifiers are used for one speaker. One amplifier powers the midrange and tweeter section of the speaker and another amplifier powers the low frequency woofers. Each amplifier is less loaded and performs better. In order to use this feature speakers must have 2 pairs of connectors.
Denon AVR-S960H and Marantz SR6011 support Dolby Atmos. It is a cinematic audio format in which sounds exist as individual entities, called audio objects. In Dolby Atmos, any sound can exist as an independent audio object, free of channel restrictions. They can be precisely placed and moved anywhere in your room, including overhead, to flow above and around you in three-dimensional space. Through the use of audio objects, overhead sound, and all the richness, clarity, and power of Dolby sound, Dolby Atmos turns your room into an amazing place for entertainment. The format supports up to 128 simultaneous independent audio objects in a mix for rich, realistic, and breathtaking sound. It recreates the director's original concept through descriptive metadata to provide customized playback for home theater and delivers sounds above you through overhead speakers, special upward-firing Dolby Atmos speakers, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar.
- Dolby Surround Upmixer: Both models support Dolby Surround Upmixer. If the content is not mixed in Dolby Atmos then the Dolby surround upmixer will expand the audio to all channels including ceiling speakers. The upmixer has replaced the Dolby Pro Logic II family with improved upmixing algorithms.
- Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization: Denon AVR-S960H supports Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization which is a digital signal processing solution that leverages Dolby's deep understanding of human audio perception to create the sensation of overhead sound from the listener-level speakers.
Denon AVR-S960H and Marantz SR6011 support DTS:X. A technique used in DTS:X is similar to the one used in Dolby Atmos. Instead of a fixed number of channels, DTS:X defines object locations from the listener in polar coordinates. An a/v receiver then dynamically renders sound according to the current speaker configuration. The speaker layout employed by DTS:X is the sum of Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D. It has standard 7.1 channel base layer, a 5 channel height layer above the base layer on the front and side walls, and 3 rows of speakers on the ceiling.
- DTS Neural:X: Both models feature DTS Neural:X which is an advanced upmixer that can take non DTS:X content and upmix it to the DTS:X speaker layout. It has replaced the DTS Neo family with improved flexibility.
- DTS Virtual:X: Denon AVR-S960H supports DTS Virtual:X which bridges the gap between DTS:X codec and the reality of so many consumers' homes, allowing you to enjoy multi-dimensional sound regardless of room size, layout, or speaker configuration. If you have a limited speaker setup you will miss a full immersive potential of your entertainment system. DTS Virtual:X adds height and surround audio effect to your system without adding height speakers. It works with multiple configurations and delivers immersive sound experience out of 5.1 or even 2.1 speaker layouts.
- DTS Dialog Control: Both models have DTS Dialog Control. This function adjusts the dialog levels during playback of the DTS:X stream. It allows you to separately increase the dialog levels in contrast with the background sound and hear dialog easily even under noisy circumstances.
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
Denon AVR-S960H supports Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature allows the compatible TV to send audio signal to the a/v receiver through the same HDMI cable which is used to send audio and video signals to the TV. So one HDMI cable is used to transfer audio signal in both directions. New Enhanced ARC will support uncompressed audio formats such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio whereas the previous ARC could support only Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, DTS HD, and PCM.
- Audyssey: Denon AVR-S960H comes with Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume. Marantz SR6011 comes with Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Dynamic Volume, LFC and Sub EQ HT.
- Dynamic EQ: selects the best possible frequency response and surround volume levels moment-by-moment. This ensures that the bass response, tonal balance and surround impression remain constant despite changes in volume. This is the first technology that carefully combines information from incoming source levels with actual output sound levels in the room, a pre-requisite for delivering a dynamic volume solution.
- Dynamic Volume: Your Listening experience can be greatly diminished when there are significant shifts in volume between television programs, commercials and within the program material itself. When this happens you must constantly adjust the volume to maintain your desired listening level. Audyssey Dynamic Volume monitors the volume of program material moment-by-moment and automatically adjusts it, maintaining the desired listening level for all content while optimizing the dynamic range to preserve impact.
- LFC (Low Frequency Containment): While high frequencies are easily stopped by walls low frequencies pass right through. After identifying the frequency range that most readily passes through walls Audyssey developed a technique, called Audyssey LFC (Low Frequency Containment) that reduses the volume at those frequencies and applies psychoacoustic processing to restore the perception of low bass for listeners in the room. The result is no more angry neighbors and no loss of enjoyment for listeners.
- Sub EQ HT: Placing two subwoofers in the room can cause problems, they can create standing waves or even cancel each other out resulting in even less bass than a single sub can produce. Audyssey Sub EQ HT allows two subwoofers to be properly used in a home theater system. The process is automated and takes only a few minutes. The result is rich, full bass for everyone in the room.
- Compressed Music Enhancer: Denon AVR-S960H and Marantz SR6011 feature Compressed Music Enhancer which enhances the quality of the music files with lossy compression.
- MDAX2: Compressed music enhancement in Marantz SR6011 is done by Marantz’ MDAX2 technology. The use of compressed audio files like MP3, Windows Media™ Audio or AAC is getting more and more popular. The audio quality of these compressed files however is less than the original lossless files that are on a CD, especially lacking the higher frequencies and affecting the lower frequencies which make the audio image less wide and deep. The Marantz Digital Audio Expander 2, also called M-DAX2, recalculates the outputted frequency range. This enables you to get a more detailed and clearer sound.
Denon AVR-S960H comes with Audyssey MultEQ and Marantz SR6011 comes with Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room correction system.
- Audyssey Room Calibration: Audyssey is an acoustic measurement technology which automatically restores the acoustic distortion caused by the acoustic behaviour of a room with only a push on a button. Audyssey equalization provides an clear, accurate, natural sound with voices and dialog that become focused and intelligible, restoring the musical balance. Musical instruments and sound effects become precisely localized and the surround soundstage is made seamless and enveloping.
Denon AVR-S960H comes with 1 HDMI 2.1 input with 8K support and 5 inputs with 4K support. It has 2 outputs which work parallelly and output the same signal.
Marantz SR6011 comes with 8 HDMI inputs. It has 3 outputs - 2 for MAIN and 1 for ZONE2.
- 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz Passthrough on Denon AVR-S960H: 1 out of 6 inputs passes up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 and the rest of the inputs pass up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4 video signal.
4K/60Hz Passthrough on Marantz SR6011: All inputs pass up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4 video signal.
- 8K Upscaling on Denon AVR-S960H: It can upscale up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4 from HDMI sources.
4K Upscaling on Marantz SR6011: It can upscale up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4 from HDMI and analog sources.
- Analog To HDMI Upconversion: Marantz SR6011 supports analog to HDMI Upconversion, so you can input your analog video sources and output them digitally via HDMI. This means that you will need only one HDMI cable to connect to your TV.
- BT.2020 Color Space: BT.2020 or Rec. 2020 is a color standard which delivers a wider color gamut compared to Rec. 709. It covers approximately 75% of the total visual spectrum while the Rec. 709 covers only 35% (available on both models).
- HDCP Copy Protection: Denon AVR-S960H is HDCP 2.3 and Marantz SR6011 is HDCP 2.2 compliant which is a requirement for 4K/HDR copy-protected content transmission.
- Quick Media Switching (QMS): With HDMI 2.1a, Quick Media Switching for movies and video uses the HDMI VRR mechanism to eliminate the blackout period when an HDMI Source device switches its video mode. As long as the resolution remains the same and only the frame rate changes, QMS will instantly switch between frame rates. QMS eliminates A/V blackouts by using VRR technology to change frame rates, allowing instant changes from 24Hz to 60Hz frame rate, and anywhere in-between. The viewer never sees blank screens and gets a seamless experience (available on Denon AVR-S960H only).
- 3D Ready: Both receivers are able to pass 3D video through HDMI.
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
Denon AVR-S960H supports HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Dynamic HDR and Hybrid Log-Gamma.
Marantz SR6011 supports HDR10, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma.
High dynamic range video has greater dynamic range than standard dynamic range (SDR) video with brighter whites and deeper blacks. The result is greater contrast and more details in dark and bright areas, better color and depth.
- HDR10: HDR10 uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 supports 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors. It is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits peak brightness, however common HDR10 contents are mastered with peak brightness from 1,000 to 4,000 nits.
- HDR10+: HDR10+ is an HDR video technology that adds dynamic metadata to HDR10 source files. The dynamic metadata are used to adjust brightness levels on a scene-by-scene or even frame-by-frame basis. HDR10+ supports maximum of 10,000 nits peak brightness and 10-bit or more (up to 16-bit) color bit depth. It uses Samsung's dynamic metadata defined in SMPTE ST 2094-40.
- Dolby Vision: Dolby Vision is a set of technologies developed by Dolby Laboratories for high dynamic range (HDR) video. It covers content creation, distribution, and playback. Like HDR10+, it includes dynamic metadata that are used to adjust and optimize each frame of the HDR video to the consumer display's capabilities in a way specified by the content creator. Dolby Vision allows for a maximum resolution of 8K up to 12-bit color depth, maximum peak brightness of 10,000 nits and a color gamut up to Rec. 2020. It uses Dolby's proprietary dynamic metadata defined in SMPTE ST 2094-10.
- Dynamic HDR: Dynamic HDR enables a noticeable progression in overall video image quality from SDR to static HDR, and now static HDR to dynamic HDR. Dynamic HDR support ensures every moment of a video is displayed at its ideal values for depth, detail, brightness, contrast, and wider color gamuts - on a scene-by-scene or even a frame-by-frame basis. HDR-enhanced content is available for movies, videos, TV shows, video and PC games and VR.
- Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG): The Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) is a transfer function developed mainly for HDR live video feed and over-the-air broadcasts. It is an HDR format that uses BT.2020 color primaries and a bitdepth of 10-bit. It is backward compatible with the transfer function of SDR and is designed to be better-suited for television broadcasting, where the metadata required for other HDR formats is not backward compatible with non-HDR displays. HLG defines a non-linear optical-electro transfer function, in which the lower half of the signal values use a gamma curve and the upper half of the signal values use a logarithmic curve.
Denon AVR-S960H supports Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Quick Frame Transport (QFT) for lag-free and smooth gaming.
- Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM): Auto Low Latency Mode enables the ideal latency setting to automatically be set allowing for smooth, lag-free and uninterrupted viewing and interactivity. When the receiver detects a gaming signal it will enter ALLM. The signal will also be sent to the TV causing it to automatically switch to a low-latency, low-lag mode for gaming. Some functions will not be available on the receiver and TV during ALLM.
- Variable Refresh Rate (VRR): VRR enables a gaming source such as a console or computer to deliver video frames as fast as it can, which in many cases is slower than the normal static refresh rate. It allows the TV to adapt to certain frame rate which reduces or eliminates lag, judder and frame tearing for more fluid and better detailed gameplay.
- Quick Frame Transport (QFT): QFT reduces latency for smoother no-lag gaming, and real-time interactive virtual reality. It transports each frame at a higher rate to decrease display latency, which is the amount of time between a frame being ready for transport in the GPU and that frame being completely displayed.
Inputs and Outputs
- Phono Input: There is an MM phono input on Denon AVR-S960H and Marantz SR6011 with built-in phono stage for connecting the moving magnet cartridge output of the turntable directly to the receiver.
- 7.1 Multichannel Input: In case you have a high quality Blu-Ray or a DVD player with multichannel analog outputs you may connect it to a 7.1 multichannel analog inputs of Marantz SR6011 and use high quality DACs of the player instead of the ones in the receiver.
- Analog Pre-Outs: Marantz SR6011 has 11.2 preamplifier outputs which allows you to connect the receiver to the external power amplifier. You may want to use a high quality external amplifier for certain channels, usually for front L/R and center, and use the receiver to power the rest. Also, Marantz SR6011 has 11 channel processing but has only 7 channel amplifier, so it needs external amplifier connected to the analog pre-outs in order to reach its maximum speaker configuration.
- Analog Line Inputs: There are 5 pair of line inputs on Denon AVR-S960H and 6 pair of line inputs on Marantz SR6011 for connecting sources with analog outputs.
- Digital Inputs: 2 optical inputs and 1 coaxial input are available on Denon AVR-S960H and 2 optical inputs and 2 coaxial inputs are available on Marantz SR6011 for digital audio connections.
- Headphone Output: There is a 6.3 mm (1/4") headphone output jack on the front panel of each receiver.
- Denon AVR-S960H
Inputs: 6 Outputs: 2 x 8K (simultaneous)
8K Inputs: 1.
- Marantz SR6011
Inputs: 8 (1 front) Outputs: 3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)
8K Inputs: 0.
- Composite Video: Connect you VCR, Laserdisc player and other old video equipment with composite video cables.
- Denon AVR-S960H
Inputs: 2 Outputs: 1.
- Marantz SR6011
Inputs: 4 Outputs: 1.
- Component Video: Component video connection gives you the higher quality video compared to the composite video connection. So in case your old DVD player and other equipment do not have an HDMI output but have Component video output use this connection over the composite one. resolution on Component video connectors.
- Marantz SR6011 supports up to 1080p resolution on Component video connectors.
- Denon AVR-S960H
Inputs: 2 Outputs: 1.
- Marantz SR6011
Inputs: 2 Outputs: 1.
Front A/V Inputs
- Denon AVR-S960H: USB
- Marantz SR6011: HDMI, USB, Composite, L/R Audio
And in the end let us list all the available specifications of the receivers side-by-side.
|BASICS||Denon AVR-S960H||Marantz SR6011|
|Type||A/V Receiver||A/V Receiver|
|AMPLIFIER||Denon AVR-S960H||Marantz SR6011|
|Front Wide Channel Support|
|Current Feedback Topology|
|Continuous 6 Ω Rated|
|Certified 4 Ω Performance|
|Mono Block Power Amplifier Construction|
|AUDIO||Denon AVR-S960H||Marantz SR6011|
|Maximum Channel Processing||7.1||11.2|
|D.D.S.C. HD Digital|
|Air Studios Monitor Certification|
|Dolby Atmos||up to 5.1.2||up to 7.1.4 with external amp|
|Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization|
|Dolby Atmos Music|
|Dolby Digital Plus|
|Dolby Surround Upmixer|
|Dolby Pro Logic|
|Dolby Digital EX|
|DTS:X||up to 5.1.2||up to 7.1.4 with external amp|
|DTS-HD Master Audio|
|DTS-HD High Resolution Audio|
|DTS-ES||Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1||Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1|
|Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer|
|PCM||2-ch/Multi-ch Input||2-ch/Multi-ch Input|
|Music Playback via USB||MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD||MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD|
|High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network||up to 192 kHz||up to 192 kHz|
|High Resolution Audio Formats via USB||Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD||Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD|
|DSD via HDMI||2-ch/Multi-ch Input|
|DSD via USB||2-ch Input||2-ch Input|
|DSD to PCM Converter|
|DTS Dialog Control|
|Dialog Level Adjustment|
|Compressed Music Enhancer||MDAX2|
|High-resolution Music Enhancer|
|Audyssey Dynamic EQ|
|Audyssey Dynamic Volume|
|Audyssey Sub EQ HT|
|Pure Direct Mode|
|Independent Subwoofer Outputs|
|CALIBRATION||Denon AVR-S960H||Marantz SR6011|
|Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.||Audyssey MultEQ||Audyssey MultEQ XT32|
|Audyssey App Support|
|Optimized Bass Redirection|
|VIDEO||Denon AVR-S960H||Marantz SR6011|
|HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)|
|BT.2020 color space|
|QMS (Quick Media Switching)|
|ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)|
|VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)|
|QFT (Quick Frame transport)|
|Video Signal Passthrough||up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4||up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4|
|Video Signal Upscaling||up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4||up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4|
|Analog To HDMI Upconversion||Component, Composite|
|Component Video Upscaling|
|Analog to Analog Video conversion|
|Component Video Maximum Resolution||1080p|
|isf Certified Calibration Control|
|CONNECTIVITY||Denon AVR-S960H||Marantz SR6011|
|Domotz Pro Compatible|
|Remote Monitoring with ihiji|
|Works with Amazon Alexa|
|Works with SONOS|
|Apple Product Connection||iPod, iPhone and iPad||iPod, iPhone and iPad|
|Remote App||Denon 2016 AVR Remote App for iOS and Android devices and Kindle Fire||Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App for iOS and Android devices|
|InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue|
|Bluetooth Headphone Transmission|
|HDMI Inputs||6||8 (1 front)|
|HDMI Outputs||2 x 8K (simultaneous)||3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)|
|USB Input||1 Front for USB memory||1 (Front) for USB memory|
|USB DC Out Port|
|Analog Audio Line Input||5||6 (1 front)|
|Analog Audio Line Output|
|Composite Video Input||2||4 (1 front)|
|Composite Video Output||1||1|
|Component Video Input||2||2|
|Component Video Output||1||1|
|Front A/V Inputs||USB||HDMI, USB, Composite, L/R Audio|
|Headphone Out||6.3 mm (1/4")||6.3 mm (1/4")|
|ZONES||Denon AVR-S960H||Marantz SR6011|
|Zone 2 Outs||HDMI, Pre Out|
|+12V Trigger Output||1|
|Remote (IR) Input/Output||0 / 0|
|MISC||Denon AVR-S960H||Marantz SR6011|
|On-Screen Display||Advanced Graphic User Interface||Advanced Graphic User Interface|
|Web Browser Control|
|IP Control for CI|
|Display||1 line||port hole|
|Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display||/ /||/ /|
|Detachable Power Cord|
|Remote Control In/Out||1 / 1|
|Denon Link HD|
|Quick Select plus / Quick Select||/|
|RADIO||Denon AVR-S960H||Marantz SR6011|
|SiriusXM Internet Radio|
|CONSTRUCTION||Denon AVR-S960H||Marantz SR6011|
|Front Panel||not Metal||Metal|
|Large Speaker Terminals||7||11|
|Color-Coded Speaker Terminals|
|Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals|
|High Grade Audio Components|
|Gold plated RCA terminals|
|POWER||Denon AVR-S960H||Marantz SR6011|
|Power Supply||AC 120 V, 60 Hz||AC 120 V, 60 Hz|
|Power Consumption||460 W||680 W|
|No Sound Power||ECO On/Off: 35 W/75 W||ECO On/Off: 50 W/80 W|
|Standby Power||0.1 W||0.2 W|
|GENERAL||Denon AVR-S960H||Marantz SR6011|
|ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function|
|Auto Power off|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||434 mm x 167 mm x 341 mm (with antenna: 434 mm x 237 mm x 341 mm)|
17 1/8" x 6 5/8" x 13 1/2" (with antenna: 17 1/8" x 9 3/8" x 13 1/2")
|440 mm x 161 mm x 398 mm (with antenna: 440 mm x 229 mm x 398 mm)|
17-3/8" x 6-3/8" x 15-3/4" (with antenna: 17-3/8" x 9-1/8" x 15-3/4")
|Dimensions of Package (W x H x D)||520 mm x 243 mm x 429 mm|
20.5" x 9.6" x 16.9"
|Weight||9.5 kg (20 lbs 15 oz)||12.7 kg (27 lbs 16 oz)|
|Weight of Package||11.5 kg (25.4 lbs)|
|Warranty||3 Years||3 Years|
|SPECS||Denon AVR-S960H||Marantz SR6011|
|Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2||90 W (0.08% THD)||110 W (0.08% THD)|
|Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2||125 W (0.7% THD)||150 W (0.7% THD)|
|Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA)||185 W (10% THD)||220 W (10% THD)|
|Rated Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC)||145 W (1% THD)||185 W (1% THD)|
|THD digital||0.008% (1 kHz, at 0 dB)|
|Analog Distortion||0.005% (20 Hz-20 kHz, Direct mode)|
|Phono Distortion||0.03% (1 kHz, 3 V)||0.03% (1 kHz, 3 V)|
|Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)||200 mV/47 kΩ||200 mV/47 kΩ|
|Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM)||2.5 mV||2.5 mV|
|Rated Output digital||2 V (at 0 dB playback)|
|S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)||100 dB||100 dB|
|S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A)||74 dB||74 dB|
|S/N Ratio (digital)||102 dB|
|Dynamic Range (digital)||100 dB|
|Phono RIAA Deviation||±1 dB (20-20 kHz)||±1 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)|
|Frequency Response (Analog In)||+1/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz, Direct mode)||+1/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz, Direct mode)|
|DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI||2.8 MHz|
|DSD Sampling Rates via USB||5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz||5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz|
|Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance||1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component Y)|
0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
|1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component Y)|
0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
|Video Frequency Response||5 Hz to 10 MHz, 0 dB/-3 dB (Composite)|
5 Hz to 60 MHz, 0 dB/-3 dB (Component)
|5 Hz to 60 MHz, 0 dB/-3 dB (Component)|
|Wi-Fi Standard||IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency||5 GHz, 2.4 GHz||5 GHz, 2.4 GHz|
|Bluetooth Version||4․2||2․1 + EDR|
|Bluetooth Frequency||2.4 GHz||2.4 GHz|
|USB Terminal||USB2.0 5V, 1 A||USB2.0 5V, 1 A|
|FM Frequency||87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz||87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz|
|FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)||Mono: 2.8 µV (20.2 dBf)||Mono: 2.8 µV (20.2 dBf)|
|FM Effective Sensitivity||1.2 µV (12.8 dBf)||1.2 µV (12.8 dBf)|
|FM S/N Ratio||Mono/Stereo: 70 dB/67 dB||Mono/Stereo: 70 dB/67 dB|
|FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)||Mono/Stereo: 0.7%/1.0%||Mono/Stereo: 0.7%/1.0%|
|AM Frequency||520 kHz - 1710 kHz||530 kHz - 1710 kHz|
|AM Effective Sensitivity||18 µV||18 µV|
* - 480i/576i and 480p/576p only
** - 480i/576i only
*** - no 1080p/24 upconversion
**** - 1080p signal is not converted