When the courier dropped off the box containing a new Denon AVR-S750H off at my house for a review, he asked if that was really a Denon AV receiver inside. When I confirmed the contents, he nodded approvingly. “Nice.” Unfortunately, I didn’t get to keep it. Once the review wrapped up, the Denon AVR-S750H 7.2ch 4K AV receiver with voice control was dutifully packed up and shipped back to Best Buy. But that means you could be the one to get the thumbs up from a courier, when they drop this awesome receiver off at your home. Best Buy is giving away the same Denon AVR-S750H receiver that I reviewed to a lucky winner in this contest.
Denon is one of the top names in home audio
There are a few brands that come up repeatedly in conversations about high performance audio gear, and Denon is one of them. The company has been at the centre of audio innovation for more than a century, starting with the sale of gramophones and including global “firsts” like the worlds first commercial CD player, the CD-ROM in 1984, the world’s first Dolby Atmos-enabled AV receiver, and 2018’s 13.2 channel AV receiver. Audio products with the Denon logo have a well-earned reputation for first-class engineering, advanced technology and class-leading performance.
The Denon AVR-S750H may feature “only” 7.2 channels, but it lives up to the Denon reputation and then some.
A serious upgrade for your home theatre setup, including 3D sound
The Denon AVR-S750H 7.2ch 4K AV receiver will be a serious upgrade for virtually any home theatre setup. And if this is your first AV receiver, you’ll be starting with the key component—the receiver—that’s best-in-class.
Let’s start with power. The AVR-S750H has discrete amplifiers that deliver power to each of its seven channels. There’s a total of 165W of amplification on tap. Naturally it fully supports 4K Ultra HD sources including HDR and Dolby Vision compatibility, provides 4K video upscaling, has six HDMI inputs (plus one HDMI output) and supports eARC and BT.2020 passthrough.
Setting up an AV receiver can be a project, especially one that supports 7.2 channel surround sound. Denon does a nice job of labelling the inputs on the back of the AVR-S750H to make this as straightforward as possible. Once you connect to your TV, Denon also includes a really handy guided setup that walks you through the steps needed to get the receiver and your home theatre audio system up and running. Also included in the box is an Audyssey microphone and stand so the receiver can perfectly calibrate itself once you have everything plugged in and ready to go.
This receiver also goes beyond surround sound to support the latest in 3D audio standards, including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, and DTS Virtual:X. Even if you don’t currently have Dolby Atmos-certified speakers, the AVR-S750H uses Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization technology to simulate height effects in regular 2.2, 5.2 or 7.2 speaker setups.
To put it in a nutshell, if your family room TV is connected to a Denon AVR-S750H 7.2ch 4K AV receiver, you’re going to be coming home from the movie theatre wondering why its sound system can’t keep up with the one you have at home …
Voice control, Wireless streaming, and multi-room audio
The hottest category of smart home devices is easily the smart speaker. With the Denon AVR-S750H, it doesn’t matter which of the digital assistants you prefer. It supports Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri. Denon’s HEOS app is the key. It’s easy to set up the receiver and the smart speaker of your choice to “talk” to each other using the app. The smart speaker and the AVR-S750H don’t need to be physically connected, just on the same Wi-Fi network.
Speaking of the HEOS app, you can also use it to make the AVR-S750H part of a multi-room audio setup made up of other HEOS-supporting receivers or wireless speakers.
That HEOS wireless technology is also at the heart of the AVR-S750H’s built-in audio streaming capabilities. Connect it to your Wi-Fi network and stream from sources including Spotify, Amazon Prime Music and iHeart Radio. You can also stream music wirelessly (with support for all popular lossless and lossy formats) from your smartphone or other source, using Bluetooth or Apple AirPlay.
Are you a fan of vinyl? This is the AV receiver you’ve been waiting for …
One of the reasons I was excited about the opportunity to try out the Denon AVR-S750H had nothing to do with multi-channel home theatre, wireless connectivity, or voice control support. In fact it was all about an old-school, analog music format that’s made a huge comeback: vinyl records.
Many of the AV receivers on the market lack support for a turntable or record player. They’re designed for an all-digital lifestyle. If you want to connect one to play records using standard PHONO output, you’ll need to invest in a pre-amplifier. That means another box, and more wires. But Denon included a PHONO input with a ground post on the AVR-S750H. As part of my review (you can read it here if you’d like to learn more), I hooked up a turntable to the Denon receiver, along with a pair of speakers for that classic stereo setup and it proved to be a great option for listening to vinyl.
With the Denon AVR-S750H you can fully integrate your turntable with your AV sound system to take full advantage of that retro sound, and you won’t need any additional equipment.
How to enter
As always, it’s both easy and free to enter this Best Buy contest, but you can only enter once. Simply leave a comment below to tell us how you will control the Denon receiver and why. Will you use the remote, Google Assistant, Siri, Amazon Alexa … a combination? Don’t forget to explain why!
What you can win
At the end of this contest we will select one winner from all eligible entries to receive the same Denon AVR-S750H 7.2ch 4K AV receiver that I reviewed on the Best Buy Blog.
This contest runs from Sept 13th until Sept 30th.
Remember you can only enter once but you must know someone else who would love to upgrade their home theatre, so share this post with them so they too have a chance to win.