Denon AVR-S940H vs Denon AVR-S660H review

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Denon AVR-S940H vs Denon AVR-S660H review

Denon AVR-S940H
Denon AVR-S660H

The Denon AVR-S940H vs Denon AVR-S660H comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.


A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon AVR-S940H has 7.2 versus 5.2 for Denon AVR-S660H. Regarding power, then AVR-S940H has such a W/Ohm ratio - 90/8, 125/6 when AVR-S660H has a power of 75/8, 100/6. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.

Audio features

Competitors' digital to analog converter (DAC) is identical to 192 KHz/32-bit. None of the models support Bi-amping. The Denon AVR-S940H can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The AVR-S940H can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, and the AVR-S660H can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud.

Video features

HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. Both rivals can scale the resolution of the incoming HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.

Extensive connections

The Denon AVR-S940H has 8/2 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 6/1 HDMI connectors of the Denon AVR-S660H.Denon AVR-S940H connectionsDenon AVR-S660H connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the AVR-S660H. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The AVR-S940H supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.2, versus HDCP 2.3 in the AVR-S660H. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. Supported voice control technologies are identical - Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both AVR-S940H and AVR-S660H can be configured using the Setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Only the AVR-S940H has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the AVR-S940H.

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