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Denon AVR-S700W

7.2-channel home theater receiver with Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and Apple AirPlay®

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Your home theater's music capabilities shouldn't be limited to your disc collection. Add digital and streaming music to the mix with the Denon AVR-S700W. With built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay, this home theater receiver lets you stream tunes wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. That's a lot of listening options in addition to the receiver's many physical connections — not to mention its ability to power up to 7.2 channels of rocking home theater fun.

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Keep your smartphone handy with this receiver

Your home theater's music capabilities shouldn't be limited to your disc collection. Add digital and streaming music to the mix with the Denon AVR-S700W. With built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay, this home theater receiver lets you stream tunes wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. That's a lot of listening options in addition to the receiver's many physical connections — not to mention its ability to power up to 7.2 channels of rocking home theater fun.

Features for Apple users...

If you've invested at all Apple's ecosystem — whether it be an iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, or iTunes® on your computer — the AVR-S700W is a great match for you. Apple AirPlay makes this receiver an instant Apple-friendly receiver, so you can stream your digital tunes from these devices for wireless playback through your home theater speakers. There's also a front-panel USB port for plugging in your iPod, iPhone, or a USB memory device.

Denon Remote app for Apple and Android

The free Denon Remote app for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire lets you control the receiver with your smartphone or tablet.

...and for everybody else

The 'S700W isn't just for Apple fanatics. DLNA-compatibility lets you stream music from a Windows computer or music server. Plus, you can listen to Pandora, SiriusXM, or free internet radio streams using the receiver's remote and the full-color on-screen guide. If you're a Spotify premium subscriber, use the Spotify app on your smartphone or tablet to stream the popular music service's entire library through your receiver. Whether you're an Apple, Android™, or even a Kindle Fire user, you can control the receiver's primary functions with the free Denon Remote app.

Dual-zone playback for multi-room use

There are outputs for seven speakers on the 'S700's back panel. You can connect all seven speakers in your main listening room for wall-shaking 7-channel home theater sound. Or, you can choose to assign the surround back channels to a second zone. That means you can connect an extra pair of stereo speakers in another room like a kitchen, bedroom, or out on a patio. Then, you can simultaneously listen to music in Zone 2 while a movie plays in 5.2-channel surround sound in the main zone.

Need some setup assistance?

Denon wants you to get this receiver up and running quickly, so you can start enjoying it. That's why they developed their setup assistant. It's a step-by-step guide for connecting your speakers and components. Just follow the easy on-screen instructions and you'll be enjoying your system before you know it. The setup assistant also employs Audyssey's room calibration, which uses an included microphone to optimize your speakers for your room setup. This ensures you get the best possible sound from your system.

Product Highlights:

    Power and Processing:
    • 7-channel amplifier
    • 75 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding, including Dolby Pro Logic® IIz
    • Audyssey "Bronze" speaker calibration and system optimization includes:
      • MultEQ® auto setup and room calibration delivers balanced, dynamic sound for as many as six seating positions (microphone included)
      • Dynamic Volume anticipates loud sounds to keep volume levels even
      • Dynamic EQ improves dialogue, bass response, and surround channel levels at lower volumes
    Digital and Streaming Music Options:
    • built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services
      • includes support for Pandora, SiriusXM, and free Internet radio streams with vTuner (subscription required for some services)
      • Spotify Connect lets you play Spotify's streaming music library through the receiver via your smartphone or tablet (requires Spotify app and a premium subscription)
    • Apple AirPlay for streaming music from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or computer running iTunes
    • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music listening with smartphones, tablets, and compatible computers
    • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (PCM up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution; DSD up to 2.8 MHz .dsf files)
    • DLNA and Windows® 8 certified for streaming music with compatible devices and computers
    • front-panel USB input for connecting an iPod, iPhone, or USB memory device
      • direct digital connection for iPod or iPhone bypasses the device's digital-to-analog converter for better sound
    • Denon's Compressed Audio Restorer improves sound quality of MP3s and other digital music files
    Multi-room Audio:
    • dual-room/dual-source output
      • powered stereo outputs for 2nd room allows 5.2-channel sound in main room
      • amp assign function lets you use surround back speaker outputs for Zone 2 or Front Height speakers
      • no line-level output for 2nd room
      • optical/coaxial digital and HDMI audio sources cannot be output to Zone 2
    • HDMI 2.0 audio/video switching: 6 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 1 out
    • composite video switching: 2 in, 1 out
    • digital audio inputs: 2 optical and 1 coaxial
    • 2 analog stereo audio inputs
    • preamp outputs for two powered subwoofers
    • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add aphono preamp
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives and an iPod or iPhone
    • Ethernet port for network connection
    • outputs for 7 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R)
    • full-sized headphone jack
    General Features:
    • 4K/60p and 3D video pass-through
      • This receiver is not HDCP 2.2-compliant and will not support copy-protected 4K video content.
    • Setup Assistant guides you through the initial connection process and settings
    • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
    • intuitive, full-color on-screen guide
    • free Denon Remote app lets you use your Apple, Android, or Kindle Fire device as a Wi-Fi remote
    • AM/FM tuner
    • remote control
    • 17-1/8"W x 5-15/16"H x 13-5/16"D
    • weight: 18.9 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    We wanted to be able to use our wired in patio speakers so needed a until that could handle dual zone, this has not only done that but simplified our home theater set up. As an added bonus it has Apple air play so it's really easy to play music from our iOS devices.

    BarbaraM, Texas

    What's in the Box:

    • 7.2ch A/V receiver
    • Remote control (RC-1189)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • Auto calibration microphone (ACM1HB)
    • Microphone stand
    • FM wire antenna
    • AM loop antenna
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Safety Instructions
    • Notes on radio
    • Warranty Information
    • Online Product Registration Card
    • Mic Stand Instructions
    • Color-Coded Labels

    Denon AVR-S700W Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (42 Reviews)

    Denon AVR-S700W

    Paul from IL on 7/20/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    As others have indicated, the display failed on this unit. The original one we received from Crutchfield lost its display within a very short time. Crutchfield replaced it for us. However, just after the warranty expired, the replacement unit's display also failed. I previously had an Onkyo unit that still works fine after nearly 15 years. I would truly expect most receivers to last much longer than 2.5. The other issue that has bugged me since I purchased it is that the iTunes connectivity is not consistent. When the link is broken between PC and receiver, the only way to get it working again is to unplug receiver from power.

    Pros: Good sound and features.

    Cons: Poor quality in terms of display. iTunes connectivity has never worked reliably.

    Short life

    Greg from Dallas, TX on 5/28/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This quit working after 2 1/2 years. Of course that's right after the warranty expired. In general, we were looking for a receiver to play music from our phones to built in speakers in our living room and patio. The denon remote app wasn't great and we had problems connecting to the receiver occasionally, but that may be as much our home wifi network problems as the receiver. However I'm very disappointed this totally quit after 2-3 years, I definitely expected better quality.

    Pros: Good sound,

    Cons: Bad remote app Terrible on-tv interface, from 1990 Bad screen view Short life Completely died after 3 years of occasional use


    tim from Columbia, MO on 4/5/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Junk. Display went out about a month after warranty. Unit now dead after Pandora firmware update. Power output is much less than my HK receiver with same rated power. Denon never again.

    Pros: Lots of features

    Cons: Lousy quality

    Denon AVR-S700W Display died

    clarkss12 from Clarkston, Mi on 4/17/2016

    Horrible AVR, purchased my Denon AVR-S700W on Dec. 11, 2014 and today, April 17, 2016 the display went out. From reading different forums, this is a common problem with the Denon Receivers. I would suggest, NEVER purchase a Denon product.

    Pros: Good while it lasted

    Cons: Display died after about 14 months. This is a know problem with the Denon Receivers and if you search the net, you will find lots of people with that problem. Sad, part, Denon knows, knew about the problem and sold them anyway and won't make good. NEVER purchase a Denon product again.

    Awesome device

    HarvestMoon from Corolla, NC on 4/8/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    A great choice of a product for being able to provide sound to renters of a beach house that each have their own music and devices. Also, the 2 zone allows for control of speaker volume in another room. At first no directions was a bad idea but once you connect it to a TV its better than reading 35 pages of stuff. Also, the help line at Denon is awesome. This guy Jose knew the equipment and technology so well that he fixed all kind of minor issues for me that had nothing to do with the equipment. I could not be more pleased with the product and the recommendation by Crutchfield as a solution for my audio needs in a summer rental property.



    The thrill of technology

    The Davester from Texas on 3/16/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've always admired Denon and recently decided to build a home theater system. I knew right away that this would be the system for me and I'm so glad we purchased it. There are many attributes to this model that make it shine, but the Spotify wireless connection is just awesome. No cords, awesome playback, it is just great. The Audyssey setup is killer and the sound is amazing. Buy it, you won't regret it.

    Pros: Spotify Connect, Airplay, Bluetooth, Easy setup

    Cons: None yet

    Display fails

    TimJ from California on 3/6/2015

    A few months after I bought the receiver the LCD display stopped working. Denon's warranty requires You to pay to ship the unit to their facility for repair. That cost was about $80 for me. I received a factory refurbished unit as a replacement about six weeks later. See the other reviews and note how many people are having problems with the display.



    problems and poor customer service

    LynneR from Durham, North Carolina on 3/2/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was so excited when I bought this receiver about 7 months ago but then the wifi (accessing Airplay, Bluetooth, pandora, etc) went out on it and we could not reconnect. Crutchfield techs couldn't figure it out either and then when we called Denon, they admitted that they couldn't fix or figure it out and that the receiver would need to be sent to an "authorized dealer" to repair it. Then they informed us that we would have to pay to ship it down to the authorized dealer per their warranty. They would repair and ship back But I should not be having to pay a Cent to fix a product that is less than one year old! It is a big enough inconvenience that I will not have the receiver while repairs are being made but to ask me to pay is really an insult. I have a friend who also bought this receiver and is having HDMI issues. Denon used to have a great rep. I would not trust or buy anything from them now. Don't be seduced by the marketing that makes this receiver sound so great! I am deeply disappointed! The reason that I did not give it one start is that the rest of the receiver is working.



    Just what we needed...

    BarbaraM from Texas on 2/26/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    We wanted to be able to use our wired in patio speakers so needed a until that could handle dual zone, this has not only done that but simplified our home theater set up. As an added bonus it has Apple air play so it's really easy to play music from our iOS devices.

    Pros: Easy set up. Wireless internet connectivity.

    Cons: Can' think of any.

    Great receiver

    Zach from Pennsylvania on 2/25/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was recommended a Denon when thinking about building my sound system. I purchased the Denon S700 and couldn't be happier. The receiver does everything I need it to and nothing I don't. Audyssey makes setting the speakers and sub up a breeze. Receiver looks nice too.

    Pros: Great sound Good price point Audyssey makes set up a breeze

    Cons: Wish it had more HDMI outputs (the 900 has 2 I believe)

    Denon AVR-S700W

    Anonymous from IN on 2/8/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product.

    Pros: Simple set up

    Cons: None found yet.

    Nice upgrade!

    Scott M from Mooresville, NC on 2/8/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great receiver for the money. Nice upgrade from my previous model. Loved the easy setup via the on screen process.

    Pros: Ease of setup via the on screen process. Simplified buttons and selections on the remote. Great sound.

    Cons: Other than the Bluetooth pairing issue, really none.

    Excellent receiver and value

    DavidD from Porter Ranch, Ca on 2/6/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This receiver is simply fantastic. It handles my complete surround sound and speakers outside with excellent performance. I replaced a much more expensive product with this and I wish I would have purchased this first.

    Pros: Multi zone, complete control and set up with remote. Excellent value

    Cons: None

    Great Product!

    mobynick from Piscataway, NJ on 1/28/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent sound and options for the money! You won't be bringing down the house, its only 75 watts per channel, but its loud enough to have my wife telling me to lower the volume. Makes my B&W's come alive and I love the fact that it sync's up with my iPhone and plays songs off of it via Bluetooth. This unit replaced a Yamaha which was more powerful, however was 10 years old and started to crap out on me to the point I couldn't have it on for more than 10 minutes.

    Pros: Easy setup, clean sound, many HDMI inputs, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, just so much for the money.

    Cons: It doesn't bring me a beer on command.

    A simple word can describe it...Excellent!

    Braulio from San Juan, Puerto Rico on 1/14/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product and excellent bang for my money. Solid construction and easy to setup my home theater speakers. The Audyssey speaker calibration has a really really good precision. All the features are amazing. Now I can stream all my playlist over my wifi network without any issue (at the moment). I replaced my old Onkyo AV receiver and believe me, Denon surprised me on how my speakers sounds with it. Now I listen more sound details. 10/10

    Pros: All

    Cons: Require a TV or monitor to use the "easy setup" feature.

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    steven from South Carolina on 1/10/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great product, great value. not as intuitive to setup as I would have expected but it is a sophisticated piece of hardware able to interface with wireless technology seamlessly. we enjoy the fact we can send music from our blue tooth enabled devices to the terrific speakers this unit drives.



    Great product, great value

    Marc from New York City on 1/8/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This integrates really well with my new Samsung TV, as well as my Apple TV, FiOS cable, DVD - as well as all my music from my Apple environment. Mostly, I use Spotify and found everything easy to manage through my iPhone as the main controller (never need to use the remote). It powers my Bose Acoustimass speakers very well with no discernible distortion at higher volumes. I have not yet used the Audyssy mic to calibrate the speakers, but it sounded excellent from the initial setup. The product was recommended by a phone sales support tech from Crutchfield, and it after listening to my needs, this was (no surprise) exactly what I needed.

    Pros: Really great setup via TV. Great App for iOS.

    Cons: I wish there were legacy video inputs for my old wii's analog connections, but at least my TV does. The pairing with bluetooth took 5-6 tries, but now works. Still having some issues with using Airplay. It's not as "native" feeling as, say, and airport express.

    A great unit

    FM from Long Island, NY on 1/5/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It has been a while since I made any updates or acquired any components and this unit shows that much has changed in the years since. First, it does exactly what I needed it to do, listen to audio in a second zone apart from the audio in the main zone, or listen to the same signal in both zones. Two separate volume controls ensure the right listening level in each zone. And oh!, the additon of Apple AirPlay, internet radio, WiFi, etc., etc., etc., has mesmerized me. Not sure what is more amazing, the advances in tuners or the delay in updating my sound system.

    Pros: A number of very conveninet features. Two-zone listening.

    Cons: The 250-page downloadble user's manual.

    Denon AVR-S700W

    sal from Los Angeles,CA on 12/29/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    wonderful receiver. mostly use it for dvd movies and music (via the usb port). the 7.2 channels are great. haven't yet found the ideal surround sound processor that works best for the movies i have.

    Pros: plenty of power. the number of sound processor choices, several dolby digital and dts options. highly recommended

    Cons: no manual

    Mostly great

    Old Nogs from Houston, TX on 12/28/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent unit for the price, at least for my modest needs. Setup was easy including speaker calibration. USB port in front accepts lossless codecs as advertised. Built in Apple Air port is convenient. Sound is a modest but discernible improvement on my old Onkyo AVR. HDMI ports more than enough for me, but competitors have more. If you need to punish yourself for some past-life sin, try reading the endless user manual (online only) from start to end. You may begin hallucinating or speaking in tongues. But you will be no more informed regarding your new receiver. Play with the set up button on your remote- that is the easiest way to figure out what you need to do. Make one change at a time and work through the effect.

    Pros: Functionality for the price Build quality and small profile Wifi implementation Intuitiveness of operations Apple product friendliness

    Cons: Bluetooth has been a hit or miss affair, but that may be particular to my setup Documentation is stultifying and useless. For example, you need to experiment to find out which change you made to settings that made the TV stop operating when the receiver is turned off. If you decide to download a remote from the Apple app store, I recommend you buy the $5 third party product instead of the free Denon app.

    Would buy again

    CavesRCool from Chicago, IL on 12/23/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The reason I give 4 start is I wasn't all that happy with the Sound Audicy (sp?) setup. I ended up modifing the settings manually. It kept setting my speakers as large, which wouldn't be a problem, except that turns off the sub channel. Also, I had a difficult time getting it to agree that I don't have a center or rear channels. I'm just using this amp for music (specifically air tunes). I had quite a bit of trouble getting air tunes to work over WiFi (I have another Denon amp that is wired that works rock solid). However, after a Firmware upgrade on the amp and WiFi AP, it appears to be more stable. But... It has plenty of power for what I'm looking for, features and sound quality. I actually am pretty happy with it and would buy again.

    Pros: Air Tunes, WiFi and sound quality

    Cons: Not the most user friendly with setup, but the Crutchfield team was great support. (BTW, I'm a computer software engineer...)

    Very impressed

    LukeM from Florida on 12/10/2014

    I received this receiver in the mail today from Crutchfield and had it hooked up very quickly. I must say that I'm throughly impressed with it. My last receiver was a Yamaha and this receiver for half the cost of my Yamaha is an unbelievable bargain at the $449 price. They left no stone unturned when they built this receiver. The wireless is seamless and the AirPlay connected right away. This receiver really brought my speakers alive. I have Polk ceiling speakers in my house and they sound amazing with this receiver. This is the first time I have ever bought anything from Denon before but definitely won't be the last. I highly recommend this receiver!!!

    Pros: Ease of set-up. Sound quality it puts out. Wireless and AirPlay seamless. The calibration of my speakers was spot on.

    Cons: None that I have found.

    Awesome Receiver

    D and D Allen from Perry, GA on 12/6/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    We had a receiver that was about 8 years old. Before we bought this receiver, we went to a local retailer and talked to a knowledgeable salesman. He highly recommended this unit because of the ease of setup. We decided to buy it from Crutchfield because of their high ratings. The unit was delivered in two days. The setup was specific and easy to follow. The sound quality is amazing and with the Bluetooth setup, we can listen to the music on our IPad. Even though there was no manual, we found it on line and printed it (250 pages). Being that we are not very educated in setting up receivers, we were able to complete the task.

    Pros: Easy set up; numerous features. Excellent customer support from Crutchfield.

    Cons: Could not pair our IPad with the receiver so called the manufacturer.Tech support walked us through their trouble shooting and determined there was a problem with the Bluetooth.They said they would split the shipping with us to send it to New York for repair.We did not have the receiver for two weeks when we experienced this problem so we were not happy with this arrangement.We called Crutchfield and they sent us a replacement unit and sent us prepaid mailing label to return the defective unit.

    Lots to learn, but it works

    Wes S from North Carolina on 12/3/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For a decade I had a "nice" mid-priced receiver. Never could make it produce awesome sound I always wanted great sound, and now I can have it. I matched this receiver with the Klipsch Reference RC-62 II (center channel speaker), the Klipsch CDT-3650-C-II (in-wall/ceiling speakers), Klipsch Reference RB-61 II (bookshelf speakers), and a Klipsch R110SW subwoofer. I am still learning how to program the speakers and receiver, but I am confident that this receiver and these speakers will do everything that I can ask them to do. The only downside is size. You really need a lot of space. Check out the dimensions and make certain that you have enough space.

    Pros: capability

    Cons: size

    very good but...

    Jim B from Germantown Hills, IL on 11/10/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So far the performance and ease of set up is top notch. Theater 5.1 sound is great. However, Apple air-play does not work on Zone 2 output. I had planned and did hook up my backyard outdoor Bose speakers to the Zone 2 output thinking I could play the music from my Iphone in my pocket while in the backyard far from the house-- Not so, which was disappointing. Also, since my old DVD-VCR combo was still in the cabinet I went ahead and hooked it up as well only to find out the receiver would not output that non -HD signal through the HDMI, which was a problem because I had already pulled out the old style A/V cables. Perhaps that's my bad. The Denon remote app works great!! Overall I still think this unit is the bomb for the money.

    Pros: Easy set up, denon remote app, very good theater sound.

    Cons: apple air play does not work on Zone 2 output.

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    tony from manchester,ct on 10/19/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    easy set-up, great sound

    Pros: easy set-up, great sound

    Cons: no up conversion

    Great receiver for the $$$

    JermTheWorm from Florida on 10/14/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've had Pioneer Elites, Onkyos, and Sony ES', but this little simple receiver is my favorite so far. Not many frills, but performs excellently and at a bargain price point! My only complaints: (1) the on-screen display for volume, etc does not work on the two 5K inputs. (2) the audio for the 2nd zone (if you are using a 2nd zone) must come from old school RCA (it can not use digital for audio). But neither of those would stop me from recommending to a friend. Awesome receiver.

    Pros: - Awesome microphone assisted setup that actually works. - Simple to operate for family members - WiFi control via app - Very low amount of heat generated (cool to the touch)

    Cons: - OnScreen volume does not work on 5K inputs - 2nd Zone cannot use digital audio source for its input

    Phantom Bluetooth

    Jorge from Miami, Fl on 10/6/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am partial to Yamaha's, but have also had Pioneer. I decided to try this Denon, as it had everything I needed and at the right price. Unfortunately the Bluetooth function worked too well. It would turn on the receiver whenever my phone was around. I would be watching the TV and it would switch on it's own to Bluetooth. I have my Directv connected to the Denon and out to TV (all HDMI) and one time the signal was coming in scrambled. I guess I got a defective one. I also didn't like the setup screens, they looked pretty basic. So decided to return and try an Onkyo.

    Pros: A lot of options and great price.

    Cons: Bluetooth problems, scrambled signal and screen setup pretty weak.

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    Jeremiah from El Paso, TX on 10/3/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Having retired my old surround system, I have to say how completely thrilled I am with my new Denon Purchase. Paired with Polk TSI Bookshelf speakers and Polk Center and Polk OMW Surrounds, my Blu Rays have never sounded better and more realistic. Its like you're in the middle of the firefight with the zombie horde!! The ability to run all of your HDMI connections through the Denon and one single HDMI to my TV has been a world of change and convenience just for routing cables through my Entertainment center. HDMI Passthrough is awesome as well so that I'm not waking up the house as I watch tv after the family has gone to bed. Apple Airplay is seamless and easy to connect, although the sharpness is not as good as ruynning though Apple TV. (Might just be user error though). Crutchfield has been simply amazing with their customer service and tech support in getting everything tweaked to hear its max potential. I will always be a loyal fan

    Pros: Ease of Use and setup. Speaker Calibration takes the guesswork out of things.

    Cons: Picture not as sharp running through receiver as it is through Apple TV

    Awesome receiver!

    djbarg from Michigan on 9/23/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This receiver kicks some serious butt! Great features, great price. Setup was a breeze. My old receiver was a Yamaha that was 10 years old and did not have any HDMI ports. Read a lot of reviews and had narrowed my choices down to this Denon, a similar Sony product, and a similar Yamaha product. Have owned some Denon components in the past and have never been disappointed. The thing that sold me on the Denon was it was on sale. You can't touch any other receiver with the Denon's features at the same price point.

    Pros: Great value, plenty of features, ease of setup.

    Cons: None so far.


    Mark J from New Jersey on 9/22/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So far, so good. It has been 3 weeks and everything sounds great! Easy hook-up and very thankful for tech support finding me a unit that handled the Vienna Acoustic 4 ohm speakers.



    Very good system

    georgeal from Berkeley Springs, WV. on 9/17/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love this unit. I use the USB port so I can play all my music on the USB drive. I have not used a lot of the functions yet. but it is a very nice unit, and the Crutchfield team has very good support.


    Cons: None

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    Rob from Louisville, Ky on 9/16/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Setup was very easy and the options for growth is awesome. This is alot of reciever for the price. I upgraded my old 5.1system to this and I couldnt be happier.

    Pros: Easy setup, great reciever for the money, lots of options

    Cons: No manual included but have the option to download.


    MarvF from South Portland, ME on 9/16/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am using this as a stereo unit with 2 speakers and a sub woofer. I am playing CD's and my I Pod through both the bluetooth and USB ports. I love the on screen display for the I Pod on both of these. If you don't want to print the instructions, you can search them on line by clicking on the contents screen and it will take you directly to the item you are looking for. You do not have to sort through the pages to get where you want to go. Obviously I am not using all the features the receiver offers, but my B & W speakers never sounded so good.

    Pros: Bluetooth and USB for my I Pod with restorer. On screen display and source rename. Many other options that I haven't tried yet.

    Cons: None.

    Good value

    Robert from Hopedale, ma on 9/15/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Prompt free shipping and easy step by step set up. What's not to like?

    Pros: I've moved into the modern age with my new receiver.

    Cons: None

    Good unit but....

    Jim from Alabama on 8/31/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    A solid unit but I wouldn't buy again because: 1) No users guide is furnished. You have to go to the web and download and print 250 pages. 2) Not able to pair with the Directv DVR so I can't control the volume on the unit from the Directv remote. Multiple remotes are a pain.

    Pros: Works

    Cons: No users guide Not able to pair with Directv

    Great so far!

    TerrenceR from Ketchikan, AK on 8/19/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    After running the Audyssey microphone setup the sound to the speakers is very "smooth" and "full" compared to my previous receiver. The sound is amazing through my large Polk 7.1 speaker system.

    Pros: Easy to setup, terrific sound, nice Android App.

    Cons: Found the subwoofer during setup with microphone, but after setup had no sound through the sub. Had to change the input on the sub and in the Denon speaker setup.

    Ideal for a small hard wall theater system

    Carl from Orange, California on 8/19/2014

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    Easy to expert setup interface with everything in my system. Using 5,1 setup with zone 2 on the patio. Using Klipsch F20, C20 & SW350. Sony blurerayMarantz TT42P turntable & Sharp 65 inch led HD TV. TV mounted high on the wall to allow theater seating for up to 10 people. Xbox looks & sounds great. Can put the treadmill in the middle of the room for the Wii connect exercise apps (more fun than you'd think) Very happy with the results. Still have space to expand the system

    Pros: Fairly easy setup More than enough hook ups Lots of control features

    Cons: None to speak of at this time.

    Easy to setup, great receiver!

    Scott from Boston, MA on 8/16/2014

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    My old receiver was about 10 years old and I can't believe all the new features that are available now. This Denon has them all! It was so simple to setup and calibrate the speakers. I would recommend this receiver to anyone. It's a great value as well!

    Pros: Plenty of HDMI inputs, WiFi, internet radio, HDMI pass-thru, easy setup

    Cons: Not as powerful as I had hoped, a big difference in sound volume between sources.

    Excellent receiver, few quirks

    Gaurav from Redmond, WA on 8/11/2014

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    I'll start by saying that this is an excellent receiver with very few faults, if any. In this price range, you'd be hard pressed to find one better with as many features as it has in addition to excellent audio performance. Support for tons of codecs, all the bells and whistles you could want including Bluetooth, Wifi control (the smartphone app works really well though the UI could use a slight bit of work). I've tested it with an Xbox One, Xbox 360, a PC (detects DTS-MA, Dolby TrueHD etc. just fine with all of them), a Chromecast, my cable box etc. The Audyssey room calibration system is way better than DCAC on Sony's receivers and Yamaha's YPAO - setting up your speakers in all your oddly shaped rooms is made very easy. I did not check the Airplay feature, Zone 2 and Spotify Connect, but I know for sure that everything else works great! Just make sure you turn HDMI passthrough on so that you don't end up with no output to the TV when you switch the receiver off. I went this after weeks of research and feel extremely happy with my decision having used this for a couple weeks now. My other choice was going to be a Sony STR-DH750, but a simple comparison of the power supply specs in the manual for the Sony and Denon will show you which one can actually drive as much as it claims to drive. Also, on the one occasion (BT related issue) I had to deal with customer support from Denon, they were really nice and very knowledgeable.

    Pros: Very good audio performance, comfortably drives my Monoprice 5.1 set (the 10565, amazing set for the price) with no distortion. You can combine audio sources playing with different video sources going to the TV (eg. Bluetooth audio playing + Xbox game video to TV). Bluetooth connects automatically to a paired phone (once you get it set up right) when the phone's in the room and you turn BT on on the phone. This may become annoying to some folks. Audyssey (even Bronze) makes setup a breeze!

    Cons: Only 2 of the HDMI ports on the back of the receiver are 4K capable. Not a big deal. Do your firmware update first, don't wait till you set everything up because the firmware update resets every single thing on your receiver. Bluetooth was a lot of trouble to set up and the receiver would stop connecting to bluetooth phones and devices after a while and never reconnect until I removed the power cable and booted the receiver back up again. This somehow solved itself after a couple factory reset

    Great receiver

    SamS from Tampa, FL on 8/11/2014

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    I had my previous receiver for 12 yrs, before some ports became inoperable. I did a fair amount of research before purchasing the Denon AVR S700W. I am very pleased with this receiver. I specifically wanted a receiver that had great sound, 4 or more hdmi ports, both bluetooth and internet connectivity, and option for a second zone. The Denon fulfills these criteria, and more. Setting up the receiver was very easy.



    The sound of World is around us

    obeltran from Katy , Texas on 7/11/2014

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    The excitement was burning in me waiting to get the newest model on the Street. Like getting a new car with that fresh smell. Opening the box of the Denon AVR-S700W. It was like Christmas in July. The 6 video inputs is great this will allow me to expand my equipment on my TV. The Denon AVR-S7000W is a beast of an A/V receiver that has almost everything you can ask for including built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, music server, internet radio, and music services like Spotify Connect, Pandora, and SiriusXM. As a first time A/V owner I cant really compare it to anything else. But I am looking forward to using it to its fullest. All the features it has to offer are exciting and it will be one hell of a time enjoying it. Don't wait to long otherwise you will miss out on all the enjoyment it has to offer Last thing I forgot about this Also includes Apple AirPlay for streaming music from any apple products running iTunes and as well all know THE PRICE ONLY 449.99 WITH FREE SHIPPING. WHAT A GREAT (LATE) FATHERS DAY PRESENT FROM MY FAMILY.

    Pros: Simple, all of it. lookat at all these points. Connections:  HDMI 2.0 audio/video switching: 6 in /1 out  composite video switching: 2 in, 1 out  digital audio inputs: 2 optical and 1 coaxial  2 analog stereo audio inputs  preamp outputs for two powered subwoofers  front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives and an iPod or iPhone  Ethernet port for network connection  outputs for 7 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R)  full-sized head

    Cons: None at this time. But as we all know someone will come up with something.


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    Features and Specs

    Number Of Channels 7
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 75
    THD in Stereo 0.08 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20,000 Hz
    Minimum Impedance L/R 4 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Center 4 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Surround 4 ohms
    General Features
    Internet-ready Yes
    Bluetooth Built-in
    Apple AirPlay Built in
    App Remote Control Yes
    USB port for iPod/iPhone Yes
    FM Sensitivity 12.8 dBf
    HD Radio Tuner No
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration Audyssey MultEQ
    HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video No
    HDR-compatible No
    HDMI Standby Pass-through Yes
    Composite Video Conversion No
    Component Video Conversion No
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion No
    DLNA Certified
    MHL-compatible No
    Multibrand Remote Control No
    Learning Remote No
    LCD Remote
    Width (inches) 17-1/8
    Height (inches) 5-15/16
    Depth (inches) 13-9/16
    Weight (pounds) 18.9
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    Multi-room Audio--Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output No
    Multi-room Video No
    Multi-room HDMI Output No
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, DD+, EX, TrueHD
    Dolby Atmos No
    DTS DTS, ES, HD, HDMA, Neo6, 96/24
    DTS:X No
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input No
    Audio-Video Inputs 6
    Audio-only Inputs 1
    Component Video Inputs None
    Component Video Monitor Outputs None
    Optical Digital Inputs 2
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 1
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    HDMI Inputs 6
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 1
    Subwoofer Outputs 2
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output No
    Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts
    Ethernet Port 1
    USB Connections 1
    Removable Power Cord No

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    Audio Features
    Video Features
    Network & Tuner Functions
    USB/iPod Integration
    Convenience Features
    Bluetooth + Remote Control

    Audio Features

    Discrete Amplification: The Denon AVR-S700W AV receiver features a powerful Class AB power amplifier section equipped with discrete high current power transistors. This discrete amplifier design delivers optimum realism and stunning dynamic range. By using high current, high power discrete power devices, the amplifier is able to easily drive high quality speakers. The AV receiver's seven channel Class AB amplifier is rated at 75-watts (into 8-ohms, at 20-20kHz, with 0.08% THD, driving 2 channels).

    Amplifier Assignment: The AVR-S700W's seven discrete amplifier channels can be configured to accommodate your type of home theater setup.

    • Surround Back: The AV receiver's amplifier channels can be configured as Front Left/Right, Center, Surround Left/Right, and Surround Back Left/Right for Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, and Dolby Pro Logic IIx 7.1ch playback.
    • Front Height: The receiver's amplifier channels can also be configured as Front Left/Right, Front Height Left/Right, Center, and Surround Left/Right for Dolby Pro Logic IIz 7.1ch playback.
    • Zone2: In addition, the AVR-S700W's amplifier channels can be configured as Front Left/Right, Center, Surround Left/Right, and Zone 2 for Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby Pro Logic II 5.1ch playback in the main zone and 2ch PCM playback in the second zone.

    Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Denon AVR-S700W AV receiver supports the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic) decoding formats.

    Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be selected if your audio source is connected to the AV receiver via a digital audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). To enjoy true 7.1ch Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound, the receiver must be connected to your Blu-ray player via HDMI.

    Denon Original Listening Modes: Denon's Original Listening Modes, combined with Dolby Digital/DTS/Dolby Pro Logic processing, produce more realistic, powerful sound effects for your movie and music sound tracks based on the type of content and your home theater setup. You can choose from the following:

    • Rock Arena: For rock and popular music sources, this mode surrounds you with reflected sound of the kind you would hear at a live concert.
    • Jazz Club: This mode recreates the atmosphere of a live house where the ceiling is low and you are enveloped with rich doses of reflected sound.
    • Matrix: With this mode, you can add rich reflected sound to 2-channel stereo music sources where reflected sound is normally not audible.
    • Video Game: This mode is suited for achieving surround sound with video games..
    • Mono Movie: This mode is used when you listen to recorded monaural sound sources such as AM radio broadcasts or news programs from the center speaker.
    • Virtual: Enjoy surround effects using only the front speakers or set of headphones.
    • Multichannel Stereo: Left and right stereo channels are distributed to all the speakers so that stereo sound can be heard from all directions at any listening position.
    Note: This unit automatically generates a list of all the playable sound modes based on the input audio format and the current speaker setup configuration and displays the list on the screen. Therefore, you can select a correct surround playback mode even if you are not familiar with sound mode selection.

    Direct Listening Modes: The Denon AVR-S700W offers two Direct Listening Modes which bypass the receiver's tone & DSP processing for higher sound quality performance. Direct Mode provides playback of 2ch or Multichannel audio in its original form, without any surround or tone processing. Pure Direct Mode goes a step further by turning off the receiver's display and analog video circuitry to minimize the possibility of any noised being added to the audio signal.

    Audyssey Bronze: AVR-S700W features the Audyssey Bronze suite of powerful DSP features; including MultEQ, Dynamic Volume, and Dynamic EQ.

    • MultEQ: Via the supplied measuring microphone, Audyssey MultEQ measures all the speakers in your home theater during setup, including the subwoofer, and then generates multiple high precision DSP room acoustic correction filters, which together provide smoothest and most natural tonal balance, regardless of the brand or model of the various speakers. Up to six listening positions can be measured, configured, and recorded. MultEQ compensates for both time and frequency characteristics of the listening area based on "Audyssey Setup" measurement results. Selection is done from three types of compensation curves - Reference (default and recommended, L/R Bypass, Flat, and Off).
    • Dynamic Volume: Audyssey Dynamic Volume features advanced psycho-acoustic processing to deliver clear dialog and wide range sound at reduced volume levels so that you can enjoy theater-level clarity at whatever listening level you choose.
    • Dynamic EQ: Audyssey Dynamic EQ also features advanced DSP processing to deliver full range wide-band response, even at reduced volume levels. Dynamic EQ Reference Level Offset provides three offsets from the film level reference (5 dB, 10 dB, and 15 dB) that can be selected when the mix level of the content is not within the standard.

    Surround Parameters: You can adjust the following surround mode parameters:

    • Dolby Pro Logic II Music Settings: While listening in the Dolby Pro Logic II Music format, there are three further enhancements you can adjust - Panorama (broadens the front stereo image to the surround speakers to provide a wraparound effect, especially effective when there is limited output from the surround channels), Dimension (allows you to move the sound field forward or backward), and Center Width (allows you to adjust the width of the center channel).
    • Center Image: In the Neo:6 Music mode, the Center Image feature adjusts the output of the left and right channels relative to the center channel, allowing you to make the center channel more or less dominant as needed. This improves the image of the center channel, especially when the listener is off-center. Adjustment varies from 5 (nothing subtracted from the L/R channels) to 0 (L/R channel output is cut in half).
    • Denon Original Surround Mode Settings: While listening in one of the Denon Original Surround Modes, there are three further enhancements you can adjust - Room Size (sets the size of your desired acoustic environment; Small/Medium/Large), Effect Level (adjusts the effect signal level from 1-15), and Delay Time (adjusts the delay time from 0-400ms to control the sound stage size).
    • Height Gain: Adjust the volume (Low/Mid/High) of the Front Height channels in Dolby Pro Logic IIz.

    Audio Enhancements: The Denon AVR-S700W receiver provides various audio enhancements to deliver a high-quality listening experience every time.

    • CINEMA EQ (Cinema Equalizer): The Cinema EQ function gently decreases the level of the extreme high frequencies, compensating for overly-bright sounding motion picture soundtracks. Select this function if the sound from the front speakers is too bright. This function only works in the Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic (including PL II, PL IIx, PL IIz), and DTS Neo:6 modes.
    • Restorer: Compressed audio formats such as MP3, WMA (Windows Media Audio), and MPEG-4 AAC reduce the amount of data by eliminating signal components that are hard for the human ear to hear. The Restorer function generates the signals eliminated upon compression, restoring the sound to conditions near those of the original sound before compression. It also corrects the sense of volume of the bass to obtain richer sound with compressed audio signals.
    • Dynamic Range Compression (DRC): Motion picture soundtracks have tremendous dynamic range (the contrast between very soft and very loud sounds). For listening late at night, or whenever the maximum sound level is lower than usual, Compressing the dynamic range allows you to hear all of the sounds in the soundtrack with reduced dynamic range. DRC works when playing program sources recorded in Dolby Digital or DTS.
    • Night Mode: The Night Mode optimizes sound for late night listening. This function can be set to Low, Mid, High, or Off.

    Level Adjustments:  The AVS-700W provides the following level adjustments.

    • Source Level: This function adjusts the playback level of the currently selected input source's audio input. Use this feature if there are differences in the input volume levels between different sources. You can correct the playback level of the audio input from -12 to +12dB.
    • Dialogue Level: You can adjust the output level (+/-12dB) to clarify the dialogue output from the center channel.
    • Subwoofer Level: You can set the receiver's subwoofer output level (+/-12dB) independent from the other speaker levels and system's main volume.

    Volume Settings: The AVR-S700W offers the following volume settings.

    • Volume Scale: You can choose to display an Absolute volume scale (0-98) or Relative volume scale (-79.5 to 18dB).
    • Volume Limit: You can set a maximum volume level of 0, -10, or -20 dB to limit the receiver's total volume output.
    • Power On Level: You can define the volume setting that is active when the power is turned on (0, 1-98, -79 to +18dB, or Last)
    • Mute Level: You can set the amount of attenuation for the audio muting circuit; -40dB or -20dB below current volume, or full mute (sound turned off entirely).

    Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Denon AV receiver offers a variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.

    • Digital & Analog Inputs: The AVR-S700W features two optical digital (Toslink) inputs and a coaxial (RCA) digital input; the digital input are assignable. There are also two stereo analog (RCA) inputs.
    • Color-Coded Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding-post terminals for all speaker connections. The binding-post terminals can accept bare wire, pin connectors, and banana plugs (single/dual). The receiver will accept speaker impedances of 4 to 16-ohm. The AV receiver comes with color-coded labels to easily identify which channel a speaker cable should be connected to. Since the speaker cables have labels in the same colors as the connectors on the AVR-S700W's rear panel, there's no longer any confusion about which terminals they should be connected to.
    • Dual Sub Outputs: For compatibility with dual subwoofer home theater systems, the AVR-S700W features two non-discrete subwoofer outputs. With dual subwoofers, which can be placed in different parts of the room, you'll benefit from response averaging, which helps provide smoother and more detailed deep bass, compared to a conventional single subwoofer speaker system. The same signal is output from each sub output.
    • Headphone Jack: When headphones are plugged into the full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically muted.

    Video Features

    HDMI Inputs/Output: This AV receiver is equipped with 6 HDMI inputs (5 rear/1 front) and 1 HDMI output, enabling connection to various HDMI compatible devices such as Blu-ray Disc players, satellite/cable boxes, game consoles, and HD video camcorders. The HDMI jacks can accept and switch 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, or 4K video signals to a HDTV (depending on input).

    • 4K/60Hz Pass-Through: The receiver's HDMI 4 (Blu-ray) and HDMI 5 (Game) inputs, as well as the HDMI Monitor output support 4K/60Hz Ultra-HD, 4:4:4 Pure Color, and 21:9 video pass-through, a feature of the latest HDMI 2.0 specification for Ultra-HD content.
    • 1080p: All of the receiver HDMI inputs and output support 1080p (24 or 60Hz) for playback of high-definition content from Blu-ray, satellite/cable, and gaming devices.
    • 3D Ready: Every HDMI input and output of the AVR-S700W is able to pass through 3D video signals from your Blu-ray player or satellite/cable box to your 3D ready TV via HDMI.
    • Deep/x.v.Color Support: The receiver also supports Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture.
    • ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television.
    • LipSync: This function adjusts the delay between audio and video output. You can do this manually or have the receiver set the LipSync function automatically. When connected to a TV via HDMI the receiver automatically adjusts audio output timing (0-200ms) if the TV supports an automatic LipSync function. You can also manually delay the sound output up to 200ms to synchronize it with the video image.

    HDMI Standby Pass-Through: When enabling the HDMI Standby Pass-Through function, regardless of whether the AV receiver is "On" or in "Standby" both audio/video streams from an HDMI input will be output to your television, via the receiver's HDMI monitor output.

    • HDMI Input: Selects the HDMI Input (1-5) for which the HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is enabled.
    • Last: The HDMI Standby-Through function is activated on the input source selected at the time of setting the AV receiver to the "Standby" mode.
    • Off: The HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is disabled.

    Composite Video Inputs/Output: The receiver features two composite video inputs and one composite video monitor output. You must connect the receiver to your TV via composite video to view incoming video from the receiver's composite inputs. There are no component video inputs or outputs.

    Video Select Function: This receiver can display video from a different source on your connected TV during audio playback from Tuner, USB, Network Music, or Bluetooth.

    Network & Tuner Functions

    Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Denon AVR-S700W receiver is fitted with a RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN) port to connect the receiver to your home network. The unit  also offers built-in WiFi (IEEE 802.11 b/g; 2.4GHz) for a wireless network connection; WPS, WEP, WPA-PSK (TKIP), WPA-PSK (AES), WPA2-PSK (AES) security protection is supported. Either network connection gives the receiver access to your DLNA music server and various online music services. Wireless network setup can be done via WPS button, Access Point Scan, Manual Setting, PIN Code, or even through your Apple iOS device (5.0+).

    DLNA 1.5 Certified: The AVR-S700W is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7/8 compliant for audio and photo networking. This means it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music and still-images (JPEG) stored on your Windows PC. You can use your PC to play high-bit rate music content through the A/V receiver and view still-images on your connected TV, or use the AVR-S700W's remote control to browse music & photo files on your hard drive. The receiver also supports ID3-Tag (ver.2) and META tag information; so song title, artist name, and album name can be displayed the unit's front-panel display or on-screen menu. In addition the unit will display Album Art on a connected television. The Denon AVR-S700W supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its wired network connection.

    Compatible Audio FormatsSampling FrequenciesBit rate Extension
    WMA (Windows Media Audio)32/44.1/48 kHz48-192 kbps.wma
    MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3)32/44.1/48 kHz32-320 kbps.mp3
    WAV 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHzN/A.wav
    MPEG-4 AAC32/44.1/48 kHz48-320 kbps.aac/.m4a/.mp4
    FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHzN/A.flac
    ALAC 32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHzN/A.m4a
    AIFF 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHzN/A.aif/.aiff
    DSD2.8 MHzN/A.dsf/.dff

    Note: Your computer must meet the following system requirements - Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service or Windows Media DRM10. Album Art is only displayed when using Windows Media Player (ver.11/12).

    Online Services: The Denon AVR-S700W lets you access Internet Radio, as well as other online music and photo services from your broadband Internet connection. Currently the AVR-S700W supports Internet Radio from vTuner, Pandora, Spotify Connect, and SiriusXM; as well as the Flickr online photo sharing site (as of 7/40/2014).

    Online Services Description
    vTunerThe online vTuner service which offers easy browsing of internet radio stations and podcasts. vTuner enables access to web-based radio stations and podcasts via an extremely reliable online database with a wide variety of content. Internet Radio stations in MP3 (32-320kbps), WMA (48-192kbps), and AAC (16-320kbps) format are supported. You can browse content by Genre, Location, Language, and Favorites. You can store up to 56 Internet Radio stations as presets. The unit will automatically save up to 20 of the most recently played stations.


    Once the network audio player is registered with your Pandora account, you can listen to the automated music recommendation and Internet Radio service. You can create up to 100 personalized radio stations. You can sort tracks within these radio stations. You can skip up to 6 tracks that are being played back within 1 hour. You can also thumbs-up/thumbs-down and bookmark tracks. In Pandora, you can search for the track name or artist name using "keyword" searches. When the search is complete, tracks that have a similar rhythm or sound are streamed.
    SiriusXMSiriusXM Internet Radio lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more.
    Spotify ConnectIf you subscribe toSpotify Premium and have the Spotify App on your Apple iOS or Android smartphone, you can stream Spotify the Denon AV receiver. Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists.
    FlickrFlickr is an online photograph sharing service that started in 2004. You can use this unit to view photographs on a connected TV that have been made public by Flickr users. You will need to setup an Flickr account to download, upload, and view photographs.

    Favorites: You can add up to 100 items as "Favorites" from vTuner, Pandora, SiriusXM, Flickr, and your media server for easier, quicker access.

    AM/FM Tuner: The Denon AV receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner with 56 station auto-preset memory tuning. You can also set your presets manually. You can create an 8-character name for each preset station. You can even directly enter a station number using the receiver's on-screen menu and remote control.

    Web Control: You can control this A/V receiver from a web control screen on your Windows PC's web browser. The AVR-S700W and your PC must be connected to the same home network.

    Software Updates: Using the receiver's network/internet connection, you can check for and update the latest firmware from the online Denon server. VisitDenon's Support Site for more details. The tested Denon AVR-S700W contained firmware version 1400-4038-7064 (as of 7/30/2014).

    USB/iPod Integration

    Front-Panel USB Port: This AV receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of music files from a USB mass storage class memory device; such as your Android smartphone (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive. Compatible USB storage devices must be formatted in FAT 16 or FAT32. The unit can recognize up to 500 folders/5,000 files. You can use the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control to navigate your stored music files on your connected USB memory device. Song/artist information will display on your HDMI-connected TV and the receivers front-panel display. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the AV receiver's USB port (5V/1A); even in standby mode.

    Compatible Audio FormatsSampling FrequenciesBit rate Extension
    WMA (Windows Media Audio)32/44.1/48 kHz48-192 kbps.wma
    MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3)32/44.1/48 kHz32-320 kbps.mp3
    WAV 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHzN/A.wav
    MPEG-4 AAC32/44.1/48 kHz48-320 kbps.aac/.m4a/.mp4
    FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHzN/A.flac
    ALAC 32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHzN/A.m4a
    AIFF 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHzN/A.aif/.aiff
    DSD2.8 MHzN/A.dsf/.dff

    Note: The receiver's USB port cannot be used with a USB hub or computer.

    iPod/iPhone Direct: The Denon AV receiver offers wired (via USB) and wireless (via AirPlay) connectivity for your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad. You can even watch video from your Apple device via the receiver's front-panel HDMI input.

    • AirPlay Compatible: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs directly from your Apple iOS (4.3.3+) device or from your iTunes (10.2.2+) library on your Windows PC or Mac computer to the AV receiver, over your home's wireless network connection. From your Apple iOS device you are able to stream stored music on your device, downloaded music apps, and music on your iCloud to the AV receiver. From your Windows or Mac you can stream your stored iTunes music library on your computer to the AV receiver; you can even download Apple's free Remote App onto your compatible iOS device to browse and control playback functions of the the music stored in your iTunes music library on your computer that is being streamed to the AV receiver. With AirPlay you also get to see song/artist information and album art via the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI).
    • USB Direct: The AVR-S700W supports digital music playback from an iPod, iPhone, or iPad using its front-panel USB (type-A) port. Simply plug your compatible Apple device into the receiver's front-panel USB port, using the cable that came with your iPod/iPhone/iPad. Stored music and music apps from your connected Apple device can be played through the AV receiver, bypassing the iPod/iPhone D/A converter for better sound quality. The iPod/iPhone/iPad can be controlled by the receiver's remote, or you can continue to use the Apple device's clickwheel or touchscreen. You can search for stored music on your iPod/iPhone/iPad by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook. Song/artist information and Album Art from stored music and music apps on your iPod/iPhone will display on your connected TV via HDMI (song/artist text will also display on receiver's front-panel display).
    • HDMI Video: You can also view video from stored movies and movie apps from select iPods, iPhone, and iPads by connecting your Apple device to the AV receiver's front-panel USB and HDMI input. Use the Apple Lightning-to-Digital AV Adapter (472LT2HDMI sold separately), the Apple Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your device, and a HDMI cable (sold separately) to connect your Lightning connector iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad to the AV receiver. Use the Apple Dock-to-Digital AV Adapter (47230PHDMI, sold separately), the Apple Dock-to-USB cable that came with your device, and a HDMI cable (sold separately) to connect your iPod touch (4th gen), iPhone 4/4S, or iPad (1/2/3). Using the HDMI input, video from your iPod/iPhone/iPad can only be navigated from your Apple device's clickwheel or touchscreen.

    Note: Your Apple iPod/iPhone's battery will be charged while connected to the receiver (max. 1A). This unit will not charge the iPad.

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Denon AVR-S700W is "made for iPod/iPhone" and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 1/16/2015).

    Apple DeviceGenerationTested VersionConnector TypeMedia TypeControl TypeDisplay TypeCharge
    USBBluetoothAirPlayAudioVideoRemoteiPod/iPhoneAlbum ArtArtist/Song TextTrack Info
    3rd5.1.1YYYYNYY YYYY
    classic 80GB1.1.2YNNYNYYYYYY
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Convenience Features

    OSD w/ Setup Assistant (via HDMI): With Denon's on-screen menu and setup assistant, you can connect, configure, and use your home theater system with ease. The OSD and setup assistant features clear on-screen graphics and text that optimizes critical system settings for your particular home theater setup. The on-screen menu and setup assistant can be output to your TV via HDMI only. If you connect the receiver to your television via only composite video, you will need to use the AV receiver's front-panel display for menu and source adjustments.

    Quick Select: On the AVR-S700W's front-panel, you'll find four Quick Select buttons that let you quickly choose from the most popular input sources; the ergonomically designed remote also includes Quick Select function buttons. With Quick Select, the AVR-S700W remembers not only your preferred inputs but also your preferred audio settings, so you can enjoy precisely tailored sound with each one.

    Multi-Zone: The Denon AVR-S700 offers Zone 2 and All Zone Stereo functionality for playback of audio in two separate rooms of your home.

    • Zone 2: Denon's Zone 2 function lets you select a different audio source for listening in a second location of your home (powered output only, there is no line-level Zone2 output). The AVR-S700W features a Main Zone (audio/video) and Zone2 (audio only). The Main Zone offers 7.1-channel playback of your audio/video gear in your main entertainment room. Zone 2 allows stereo audio playback of another source connected to the receiver in another room of your home via speaker level outputs. When using the AVR-S700W to power speakers in a second room of your home, the main zone is restricted to 5.1-channels. Independent volume control is available through the receiver for the Main Zone and Zone 2.
      • Compatible Sources: Compatible Zone 2 sources include - Analog Audio Inputs, AM/FM Tuner (cannot select different stations for each zone), USB (including iPod/iPhone), AirPlay (only available in Zone 2 when AirPlay is also playing in Main Zone), Bluetooth, Internet Radio (different network sources cannot be played back in multiple zones at the same time), DLNA/Media Server contents.
      • Incompatible Sources: It is not possible to play the digital audio signals from the HDMI, Coaxial, or Optical terminals in Zone 2. Video signals and DSD audio cannot be sent to Zone 2. Unfortunately, you cannot select USB and Network sources exclusively for each Zone. For example, if you select a network source for Zone 2 when a USB source is selected for the Main Zone, the input source in the Main Zone also switches to the same network source as Zone 2 (this scenario also includes Bluetooth).
    • All Zone Stereo Function: The All Zone Stereo function allows you to enjoy the AV receiver's Main Zone audio source in Zone 2 simultaneously (regardless of input audio signal types; analog or digital). During the All Zone Stereo, 2ch playback is automatically selected for all zones and each zone will play at the same volume level. This is useful when you want to enjoy the same music at the same time in multiple rooms during a get together or party.

    Gapless Playback: Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant to be heard. Compatible with WAV and FLAC music files via USB or DLNA.

    Source Rename & Text Search: You can change the display name (up to 8 characters) of a selected input source. If an input isn't being used, you can hide it from the display so you don't have to scroll past it when you change sources. You can also search Internet Radio, USB, and DLNA content using keyword searches from the AV receiver's on-screen menu and remote control.

    Slide Shows/Picture View: You can play back still image (JPEG) files stored on a USB memory device or media server and pictures on Flickr website as a slide show. The display time can also be set. You can also play back music and a favorite picture at the same time via USB, Internet Radio, or Media Server.

    Timers: The Denon AV receiver features a programmable Sleep Timer and Auto Standby function.

    • Sleep Timer: This function allows you to automatically set the power to standby after a predetermined amount of time has passed; set the sleep timer up to 120 minutes in 10 minute increments.
    • Auto Standby: The unit enters standby mode automatically when no commands are sent to the unit for the set time (15/30/60 minutes). Before it enters the standby mode, "Auto Standby" is displayed on the front-panel display of this unit and the on-screen menu.

    ECO Mode: This receiver is equipped with an ECO Mode function that allows you to enjoy music and movies while reducing the power consumption during use, Eco mode adjusts the maximum power available according to the volume level selected to reduce power consumption.

    Personal Memory Plus: For each input, the receiver automatically memorizes the settings for input mode, surround mode, HDMI output mode, audio delay, etc. When the input source is switched, the settings last used for that source are automatically recalled. The surround parameters, tone control settings, and playback levels for the different output channels are memorized for each surround mode.

    Protection Circuit: This is a function to prevent damage to components within the power supply when an abnormality such as an overload, excess voltage, or over-heating occurs. In this unit, the power indicator blinks and the unit enters standby mode when an abnormality occurs.

    Bluetooth + Remote Control

    Built-in Bluetooth: The Denon AVR-S700W features built-in Bluetooth (version 2.1+EDR) with support for profiles A2DP 1.2 and AVRCP 1.4. You'll be able to wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple device, Android smartphone/tablet, portable audio player, laptop, or PC to the Denon receiver. You will also be able to control basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip) using the receiver's remote control. Advanced music operation will still need to be handled from your Bluetooth-enable device. Song/Artist information is displayed on your HDMI-connected TV. Up to eight Bluetooth devices can be remembered by the AVR-S700W, so family members as well as friends can enjoy their favorite tracks.

    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Denon AV receiver.

    Denon Remote App: The Denon Remote App lets you control the Denon Network A/V receiver using your Apple iOS or Android device. Simply download the free Denon Remote App from the iTunes App Store for the iPod touch/iPhone/iPad (iOS 4.3+), or download the free Denon Remote App from Google Play for your compatible Android device (1.5+). The AV receiver will need to be connected to the same network as your Apple iOS or Android device. This free Remote App lets you control the Denon A/V receiver's basic functions (power, volume, input, surround modes) from your Apple iOS or Android device for all zones of the receiver. You can even navigate the A/V receiver's network and Internet content from your compatible Apple iOS or Android device. For added convenience, there are eight customizable home screen short cut buttons that allow you to tailor the look and function of the Denon Remote App to suit your needs.

    IR Remote w/ HDMI-CEC: The Denon AVR-S700W comes with an IR remote for wireless operation of the AV receiver. The AVR-S700W's can also be used to control select external audio/video components connected via HDMI which support HDMI control. When you make an HDMI connection with a TV or player compatible with the AVR-S700W's HDMI control function, you can perform the operations from the AVR-S700W's remote control; Power off, Switching of audio output devices, Switching of audio input devices, Volume adjustment, and Playback functions.

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    Q & A

    Customer Q&A

    5 questions already asked

    Yes, both zones work independently of each other. I quite frequently watch TV in 5.1 surround in the main zone while listening to another source outside on the patio which I have hooked up to zone 2.[ JOSEPH  Mar 04, 2015 ]
    Yes to your first question, no to your second. Zone two does not have the ability to pass hdmi. I am still working to figure out a workaround, let me know if you do.[ PHILIP  Mar 04, 2015 ]
    I'm not an expert on this, it is covered in the user manual. I think zone 2 can have a separate output. Don't know about the TV input, but I don't see why not.[ CARL  Mar 03, 2015 ]
    Yes you can listen to same music through zone 1 and 2. You can also play have 2 different audio sources playing at the same time. For example you can have the surround on for a movie and listen to Pandora in zone two. You do not need an outside source to calibrate this unit, it is very intuitive and it also comes with an app for your iPad and iPhone.[ PHILIP  Feb 12, 2015 ]
    yes you can tie all zones to output at the same time.Suggestion i used was to use the DTS NEO codec. it will allow you to output audio to all the speakers at once. So a 2 channel audio source like ipad can output to all the speakers.[ Tony  Feb 11, 2015 ]
    Sure you can. No you can easily do it yourself, just plan on spending a few minutes reading the manual and getting everything just right. Its well worth it not to spend the dough and be frustrated after taking shortcuts.[ Colleen  Feb 02, 2015 ]
    Sorry i do not have the Denon unit. I sent it back and got the ONYKO unit which has more power.[ JEROME L  Jan 31, 2015 ]
    I don't know I don't use any Apple products works fine with Android and samsung[ JOHN K  Jan 31, 2015 ]
    Yes, of course, but you will need to take this into consideration when hooking things up making sure to utilize the HDMI pass through capability of this receiver, and you will also need to toggle the TV speakers on/off each time.[ John J.  Jan 03, 2015 ]
    Hello Vanessa, It is true that I purchased the Denon Receiver earlier this year. However, upon receiving it, I determined that I wanted a higher powered Receiver and returned the Denon to Crutchfield in exchange for a Onkyo 110 watt receiver. I can answer your question using my experience with the Onkyo. I hooked my receiver to a cable box and connected the 5 speakers directly to the Onyko. To my knowledge there in no way to silence the 5 external speakers and just use the TV speakers because you have to have the receiver powered up to play the TV. Sorry I couldn't provide a solution.[ JEROME L  Dec 29, 2014 ]
    Yes, there is a HDMI PassThrough setting that when enabled transmits an HDMI input through the unit when it is in standby mode. You can also set the input source for HDMI PassThrough. In your case, you could set the Pass Source to Cable.[ MICHAEL  Dec 29, 2014 ]
    Yes I'm able to use either the SS or TV spealers[ JACK  Dec 28, 2014 ]
    sure. It even has 2 zones so you can listen elsewhere while using your tv speakers nice unit[ ROBERT  Dec 27, 2014 ]
    Yes.[ GREG  Dec 27, 2014 ]
    Yes it is a feature that allows you connect the cable box to the cabl/sat input, when the receiver is powered on you get surround, with the power off the signal for audio is not stripped away, the HDMI signal is passed through to the TV. It's covered in the manual. Best regards, Carl[ CARL  Dec 27, 2014 ]
    all speakers should be hookup to the receiver the auto return wil turn off the sourrounds[ RONALD  Dec 26, 2014 ]
    no it don't upscale you can go into denons website for the manual[ RONALD  Nov 10, 2014 ]
    So far we have only used Blu Ray discs and we haven't yet used a standard definition disc. Sorry that we can't speak from experience as of yet. We will be using some standard definition disc, but not yet.[ ALAN P  Nov 10, 2014 ]
    No. I have realized that you can use a Smart DVD player to have a Smart TV. Maybe not so convenient.I would think the TV would be a more newer model. Good Luck, Dan[ DAN  Aug 06, 2014 ]
    I always thought of "smart TV" as synonymous with built-in WiFi. So, not sure exactly what you are asking. If you mean streaming content from something like a Roku box, all you need for the TV is an input for HDMI or even RCA inputs.[ DARREN  Aug 04, 2014 ]