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Denon AVR-S910W

7.2-channel home theater receiver with Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, Apple® AirPlay®, and Dolby Atmos® (2015 model)

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With all the recent advances in audio and video technology, you might feel like you're missing out on some key entertainment assets. Whether you're setting up your first home theater or upgrading an existing system, the Denon AVR-S910W comes loaded with up-to-date features you need to experience movies and music to the fullest. All of its HDMI connections can pass 4K Ultra HD video, including copy-protected content, and the receiver can even upscale older video sources to 4K so you'll enjoy sparkling picture clarity no matter what you watch. You'll get clear, full sound from a range of audio formats, including high-resolution music files. And with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Apple AirPlay all built-in, you won't be stuck listening to the same tunes over and over. Denon's handy remote control app lets you use your phone or tablet to control your system.

AVR-S920W (2016 model) vs. AVR-S910W (2015 model)

New features for 2016:
  • support for 5.6MHz DSD high-res audio files
  • 5GHz Wi-Fi for reduced interference
  • a new and improved control app for mobile devices
  • does not convert analog video to HDMI
  • amplifier rated at 90 watts per channel in stereo mode

High-res audio

Time for an upgrade?

With all the recent advances in audio and video technology, you might feel like you're missing out on some key entertainment assets. Whether you're setting up your first home theater or upgrading an existing system, the Denon AVR-S910W comes loaded with up-to-date features you need to experience movies and music to the fullest. All of its HDMI connections can pass 4K Ultra HD video, including copy-protected content, and the receiver can even upscale older video sources to 4K so you'll enjoy sparkling picture clarity no matter what you watch. You'll get clear, full sound from a range of audio formats, including high-resolution music files. And with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Apple AirPlay all built-in, you won't be stuck listening to the same tunes over and over. Denon's handy remote control app lets you use your phone or tablet to control your system.

Take your home theater above and beyond with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X™

A technology that just made its debut in home theater receivers last year, Dolby Atmos creates the most lifelike, captivating surround sound of any audio format we've heard to date. If you're watching a plane take off onscreen, your ears will follow it down the runway along with your eyes, and as it roars directly overhead you might swear your hair is blowing back. The AVR-S910W supports a 5.1.2 Atmos setup. If you're ready to explore this new dimension in home theater sound, you'll just need to add a pair of in-ceiling speakers to your five-channel system, or pick up a pair of Atmos enabled upward-firing speakers to project sound off your ceiling and create the height effects that make an Atmos system so riveting.

Denon will release a firmware update that will give this receiver DTS:X surround sound, an upcoming format which will use object-based processing similar to Dolby Atmos and overhead speakers for immersive home theater.

Add more music with easy wireless listening options

The AVR-S910W gives you plenty of ways to enjoy different tunes through your home speakers. You can quickly access all your old favorites from your own digital music library via your home network, while Bluetooth lets you stream anything you listen to on your phone or tablet. Anytime you feel like expanding your horizons, you'll be able to tune in to countless Internet radio stations from around the globe. And there's also support for Pandora®, Spotify® Connect and SiriusXM Internet radio for easy playback of your favorite music services.

Get music in a second room and connect a second TV

With all of the listening choices you get with the AVR-S910W, it only makes sense to spread your music beyond the boundaries of your living room. If you're happy with 5.2-channel surround sound in your home theater, just assign the unused surround back channels to a pair of speakers in a second zone. Then you can enjoy music in a different room, or even outdoors, while others watch a movie with surround sound in the main room. 

A second HDMI output lets you watch the same video source in your main zone and a second room. Start a movie in your living room and finish it in your bedroom or kitchen. Or watch the same content on a TV and projector in the same room.

Stress-free setup

Denon has made sure you won't spend hours buried in a manual trying to figure out how to set up the AVR-S910W. With the Setup Assistant, connecting your equipment and optimizing system settings is a matter of following easy on-screen instructions that take you step-by-step through the entire process with clear illustrations. The Audyssey calibration system uses a microphone to analyze your room's acoustics, so your speakers' settings will be configured for the best possible sound in their environment.

Product Highlights:

    Power and Processing:
    • 7-channel amplifier
    • 95 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding
      • Dolby Atmos® processing for use with in-ceiling or "height" speakers for more enveloping home theater sound
      • DTS:X™ for an immersive, 3-dimensional soundstage (available via future firmware update)
    • upscales standard-definition video signals to HD and Ultra HD (up to 4K)
    • 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 Internet radio, 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 2.0a audio/video switching: 8 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 2 out
      • HDCP 2.2 technology ensures compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs (all HDMI inputs and outputs)
      • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible 4K TVs and HDR-encoded content
    • component video switching: 2 in, 1 out
    • 2 composite video inputs
    • digital audio inputs: 2 optical and 1 coaxial
    • 4 analog stereo audio inputs
    • preamp outputs for two powered subwoofers
    • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono 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 and upscaling
    • free Denon Remote app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi remote
    • 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
    • AM/FM tuner
    • remote control
    • 17-1/8"W x 6-9/16"H x 13-5/8"D (9-5/16"H with Wi-Fi antennas raised)
    • weight: 20.7 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    What's in the Box:

    • 7.2ch AV receiver
    • Remote control (RC-1192)
    • Two "AAA" batteries
    • Sound calibration microphone (ACM1HB)
    • Microphone stand
    • FM wire antenna
    • AM loop antenna
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Safety Instructions
    • Notes on Radio
    • "Firmware Update" note
    • Warranty Information (US/CA)
    • Microphone Stand Assembly Instructions
    • "DTS:X Update" instructions
    • Sheet of self-adhesive cable labels
    • Spotify brochure

    Love everything so far! Very easy setup. Especially like the speaker setup process.

    Alain, Columbus, Ohio


    Denon AVR-S910W Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (34 Reviews)

    Great Device

    Alain from Columbus, Ohio on 10/28/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love everything so far! Very easy setup. Especially like the speaker setup process.

    Pros: Easy setup Plenty of device connections

    Cons: None yet

    First receiver shipped failed in a week. Crossing fingers on the 2nd

    Mike M from Austin, TX on 8/17/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    As the first receiver failed within a week of installation it's hard to rate this product. I will say however that the Tech team at Crutchfield is experienced and knowledgable and quickly sent out a replacement receiver that I've just installed. I'm very pleased with the Tech Team and their quick response in diagnosing the failure and more importantly getting a replacement receiver to me expeditiously. Service and support is the best.

    Pros: Timely delivery. Excellent tech support!! Replacement product sent quickly.

    Cons: Product failed within a week of installation

    Solid product

    Rich from Houston, TX on 6/19/2016

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    This is my first Denon receiver. Have had it about a months and really like it so far.

    Pros: Nice layout on the front panel of the unit. Lots of HDMI inputs on back. Starts up quickly.

    Cons: No paper Users Manuel, must down load it on line.

    Very pleased

    Chescat5 from Homosassa, FL on 5/9/2016

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    Sound and picture are great. A bit harder to set up than I expected, but I guess nothing is very easy.

    Pros: Excellent variable volume, excellent picture, excellent balance among speakers.

    Cons: Cannot use sound from both the TV and the AV system at the same time. Second area was harder to set up than I expected.

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    Mike from St Petersburg, FL on 4/21/2016

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    Honestly I don't know if I will shop for electronics any other way, you guys were helpful knowledgeable and provided economical alternatives to the kids at the big buy store that were just trying to push me into a sale. The system performs as promised and I couldn't be happier. Thank you!

    Pros: The feature set of this product is fantastic, and changes are easy to make, I don't need the help of my kids to turn it on and find my sources. I love it.

    Cons: To date none!

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    DeSpenza from Orange, NJ on 4/15/2016

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    The Denon AVR-S910 has offered exceptional sound distribution and HDMI connectivity that allows all components to be listed to at their highest quality.

    Pros: Great receiver.



    Receiver from Southlake, TX on 4/5/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Fairly good receiver

    Pros: Very functional

    Cons: Not user friendly

    A great upgrade to my system

    Jkos from Raleigh, NC on 4/3/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was a bit overwhelmed when I received the receiver. This was a big difference from my previous 12 year old receiver/amplifier. I was concerned that no instruction manual came with the receiver. However that was put to bed quickly when I went on line a to get a feel of what was needed and then began the process. Very simple to setup. The new technology was a real eye opener and has made listening an improvement.This was a good investment in listening enjoyment.

    Pros: Great capabilities/features and easy setup. More options than I knew what to do with.

    Cons: No instruction manual and some were not clear on the options and what to select.

    Great for the price

    Brian from Florida on 3/30/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    As with most other reviews, I think you get a lot for you money but could be a bit more powerful. Was a good replacement for my OLD Onkyo.

    Pros: Easy to setup, sounds great, full featured

    Cons: Could use a bit more oomph.

    Decent for the price

    Drew from Frederick, MD on 3/11/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have had this now for almost 2 months and have used it just about 6 days a week so here is my personal impression of this receiver. This is hooked up to a Definitive Technology SSA-50 non powered sound bar (wall mounted) and an older Klipsch 12" Sub. This is in a Master Bedroom. First thing a negative, when running for extensive periods it runs extremely hot and during a winter storm after a few Blu rays back to back (which requires more power for effect etc) It would actually go into clipping mode from over heating. Mind you this is not in a rack or cabinet it is on top of a cabinet in open air. In any case, I put an AC Infinity fan on top as exhaust problem solved. Sound however is great, this is replacing an older Sony STR-DA3000ES and sound is noticeably better, not huge but noticeable. Power however is on the light side. Normal HD Dolby Digital TV broadcast, this is set at about 60% for normal listening, a Blu Ray Movie (using Sony BDP-S7200) 70%. Old Sony, TV 40% Blu Ray 45-50% power. With this being said it runs well hot and without fan it does overheat after some time (6HRS +). Fans are cheap so it is still worth it but I am not sure how well this would do in a cabinet situation. Again for all the features you do get for the price I am still happy and I have owned a few higher end Denon receivers and a slew of Sony ES ones over the years. For me a bedroom or smaller room setup is adequate, I personally would never use this in a main room setup, it needs more power.

    Pros: Very good sound (for the price) 4K Up-scaling, Wifi, Atmos ready. Higher powered units available for main room setups or Marantz (sister company) receivers with better guts and power again available. 4K scaling works, tried with 4K Sony TV

    Cons: Not enough power (for me), runs hot when used extensively. Not sure if there is enough power for a full speaker setup (7.2 or 5.1 or 5.2 with Atmos) in a main room surround setup. 4K up-scaling is good, X1 processor in my 4K Sony TV is better at up-scaling then this receiver (output from receiver needs to be set to 1080p 24) If set to 4K receiver does the up-scaling. I'm sure higher end Denon or Marantz models up-scale better but it is still fair.

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    Anonymous from hamburg, NY on 2/27/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Would like phone app control, had some trouble hooking up the sub. Provided instructions & information are limited and poor. Had to call tech support 2x to get hookup information. But it does function well and sounds good. It would be nice to be able to turn TV on/off with the receiver remote. Either does not have that feature, or I don't know how to work it (and there are no instructions).

    Pros: easy to set up, sounds good

    Cons: instruction manual is sparse, display is dated

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    Matt F. from harrisonburg, VA on 2/12/2016

    Very nice receiver

    Pros: Great features, Bluetooth, WIFI, , Easy to hookup.

    Cons: Maybe could use a little more power

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    danny v from parkville, MD on 2/11/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great reciever does every thing i need in for my 4k samsung tv 2.2 ready plenty of power

    Pros: does what you need plenty of power great features

    Cons: none that i can find

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    Bobby from Kennewick, WA on 2/2/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I previously owned a different brand receiver. Although I thought my sound was good, it wasn't until I connected the Denon that I realized it wasn't as good as I thought. For example, I'm getting "lows" that I never heard before with my previous receiver using the same speakers and sub.

    Pros: Great sound, very easy to configure. Ordered from Crutchfield and had the receiver on my door step a day earlier than estimated. Great service!!

    Cons: None

    Easy to Set Up and Operate

    VSB from Atlanta, GA on 1/23/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very easy to set up and operate; easily drives 7 speakers and 2 subwoofers to fill a large playroom. Works well with new 65" Samsung TV, Apple TV and Sony BluRay. Purchased to upgrade 10+ year old Denon that didn't have any HDMI connections - this new one is much easier to use.

    Pros: Easy to set up and operate Remote is intuitive as well Lots of HDMI connections

    Cons: None noted

    Denon AVR-S910W made a difference

    John from Illinois on 1/22/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was replacing an Onkyo that I had been using for 4 years. It worked fine but I started to hear some occasional popping that concerned me, plus it just didn't give me the wow I was looking for in my home theater sound system. Having had a Denon a few receivers past I decided to look into that brand again. Daisy was an amazing resource for helping me hone in on this model and it didn't disappoint. The speaker calibration with the Audyssey setup is for my money hands down the best system and we now experience clarity of the voice track that we never had before plus a bass that if we let it can shake pictures off the walls and 5.1 surround where you experience movement in the sound that tracks perfectly with what's going on, on screen. We set up the other 2 channels in a Zone 2 configuration in a separate room. We had a little hitch in getting that set up, but a 5 minute call to Russ in Crutchfield Tech support got that up and running perfectly. Thanks Crutchfield and Daisy for delivering that wow we were looking for. I would recommend downloading the full owners manual as a resource for help from setup to taking advantage of this units capability as you explore its functionality.

    Pros: Great 5.1 surround, very clear voice, easy set up and use.

    Cons: One little hitch in the input assign for zone 2 setup, an easy fix. Definitely take advantage of Crutchfield Tech support. That's why they are there.

    Amazing unit

    Jeffrey M from rock hill, SC on 1/21/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This thing does what is advertised. Works great right out of the box. A few tweaks and...amazing. Simple enough that my wife can use it (totally confused by our last unit, a Onkyo) and it sounds great! The price was amazing as well. Thanks Crutchfield!

    Pros: media streaming, ease of use, simple on screen controls, easy interface

    Cons: None

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    babe from Pennsylvania on 1/11/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    easy to set up.quality apparant.

    Pros: excellent performance

    Cons: no user manual significantly detracts from my opinion of company.

    5 Stars

    JohnJ from New York on 1/10/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The receiver delivers rock solid performance and is a breeze to setup right out of the box. It has clean sound and the latest in technology,Blue Tooth,Internet radio,plenty of flexibility to fit any Home Theatre needs, plus is ready for Dolby's next generation dts-x which will be available in 2016 as a free update.

    Pros: A solid performer inside and out

    Cons: none

    Best Bang-For-Buck!

    LCW from Georgia on 1/7/2016

    Bought this to replace an Onkyo TX-NR809 that was going to my PC sound set-up... Once I had everything connected and ran the Audyssey set-up, I thought I had new speakers, even though they are fantastic, minus the sub; Yamaha NS-8HX floors, NS-2HX surrounds, NS-C5HX center (the 6-ohm, bi-wire, maple cabinet, white-spruce cone editions) and a Klipsch KSW-12 (1st gen). I heard new highs, mids and lows coming from my floors and surrounds I had not heard, from same source, when they were connected to the Onkyo... And the LFE/sub! WOW! It's like I got a new subwoofer! The KSW-12 is by no means a high-end sub, but the S910W somehow brings the LFE and low-end to life, like I've never heard before from any other AV receiver I've owned; this is the fourth receiver I've had connected to the KSW-12. The S910W is very straight-forward when it comes to setting up too. In fact, it's the easiest receiver I've setup to date, not to mention having nicely marked connections on the rear panel. For the price, this is a winner... I'd love to hear and see what the high-end Denon's can do!

    Pros: Easy set up Clearly marked connections and ports Clean and modern looking unit Clean, simple and easy to use remote INCREDIBLE sound quality and features for it's price-point! Easy to navigate on-screen menu

    Cons: NONE.


    Aric from Minnesota on 1/6/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This tuner is not impressive. Overall, i want to return it. I feel like this product was made to look good on the web page but under-perform in real life. For 3 days i thought this tuner didn't even come with a remote until i pulled the bottom Styrofoam out of the box and the remote fell out of it. There's no directions on how to use this thing. The mic sound setup is a 15 minute torture test playing annoyingly loud popping noises from my speakers, which the results were terrible. I have one sitting position, not 6 like the tuner assumes. So it tries to balance it all based on bad info to begin with. The setup would go a lot faster if it didnt even have this at all. Just let me tell it what speakers i have hooked up and go. When i played a movie, i had to move my speakers around so that the sound was balanced. The text on the remote is hard to read because they used grey text on black instead of white. The speaker setup process constantly warns you "you cant do this if you do that". Update 1.13.2016 -I was wrong that it doesn't have an equalizer. It does. I would recommend turning off the Audyssey option and using the build in EQ and then also go into the tone control and boost the treble and bass by +6. This sounds nice like I expected. In fact, it sounds super clear. I'm very impressed by the sound quality now.

    Pros: A lot of well marked connections. The outside looks impressive. A decent sized dial for the volume control. Assigning the coax inputs for the PlayStation 2 went well.

    Cons: The Denon iOS app only has useless options: edit device buttons, set max volume, name zones, on/off for app sounds, and demo mode. No real tuner controls. My other cheap tuner puts out more bass that this. It's like the sound quality is from the 60s. Where's the bass? The tuner wouldn't let me have the rear surround be hooked to the rear surround connectors, they had to be in the center surround. Read surround is reserved for more front speakers. No radio station preset buttons.

    Excellent receiver, really pleased!

    AA from New York on 1/3/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Replaced a defective Yamaha RX-V473 receiver that had hdmi handshake issues with my Samsung LED tv (not 4K). I read the review on this receiver from the, Crutchfield, Amazon, and Best Buy and finally decided this is the one for me. The receiver is super easy to setup, has incredible sound, and has a clean, simple UI that makes it easy for all members in my family to use. I am delighted with this receiver and glad to be back with Denon.



    Great Receiver

    JMW from Arkansas on 1/2/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Upgraded my ailing and out of date Harmon Kardon with this unit. What a difference! Easy set up with on screen assistance. Very user friendly. The sound is fantastic and very easy to adjust with the on-screen menu to personal preferences or different movie or TV content. Researched receivers and their reviews for a couple of months before settling on this one. I think I made a good choice.

    Pros: Sound quality, ease of setup, user friendly controls

    Cons: Could not get Direct TV remote to turn the 910 on or off. None of the Samsung codes worked.

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    Jill from New York on 12/29/2015

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    Works great! Replaced my Pioneer VSX-50 with this receiver, and it's been a great improvement.



    Everything that have wanted in a Home Network A/V Reciever.....but 1 f

    RACERTSM from Texas on 11/29/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice A/V receiver, it is everything I was looking for in a Home Network A/V Receiver.

    Pros: Plenty of HDMI connection for all my devices.

    Cons: When watching DirecTV, when I changing channel I lose the audio and have to turn off the receiver and turn it back on to get the audio back.

    Replaced my old Sony ES from 1988

    W. Conner from Florida on 11/26/2015

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    My wonderful old Sony GX99ES purchased in 1988 lost the center channel and was not compatible with modern HDMI and Smart TVs but worked well enough. This unit's price was very good and reviews were very good so I decided to replace the Sony. Buying from Crutchfield was very pleasant and helpful. Two on line chats answered some questions. The salesperson was pleasant, helpful, and professional. My address number got inputted wrong (perhaps my fault) and customer care quickly changed UPS so the box got here on time. Good packaging outside and Denon packaging was really well done and neat. Unit worked out of the box and set up was pretty easy. Spent a lot of time on the internet with the on line manual and printed many pages to facilitate setup. How nice it would be if manuals came with the product. However, the manual was well written and informative allowing for the easy setup. The read me first manual (very small and simple) wasn't clear enough to start the setup without going for the complete manual. However I found the on screen setup to resolve many of my concerns. The lack of a manual is the only negative so far and the unit works and sounds wonderful. Very pleased with the unit and Crutchfield. Highly recommended unit and vendor.

    Pros: Good price Easy purchase from Crutchfield; fast delivery, good packaging Good customer service Good looking unit and sounds wonderful

    Cons: Read me first manual not complete enough Really would have liked to have the complete manual with the product Not easy to have the online manual on the TV and do the settings that are required; must get the on line manual from the computer

    Excellent AVR

    Kariuki from North Carolina on 11/26/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love the receiver. This was my second Denon after the first one quit on me after only 3 months. I would like to thank the Crutchfield staff specifically my product advisor for all her help, patience as I exchanged the Receivers. The tech support was superb and set up was a breeze. So far so good, I don't like the fact that Airplay is only Audio but I can live with that. I will update this review in 3 months.

    Pros: Great sound, easy set up, great customer service from Crutchfield

    Cons: Airplay only Audio. The Denon IOS App doesn't quite work and can be frustrating.

    Awesome upgrade from 1803

    SharonAK from Alaska on 11/14/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The AVR-1803 was wonderful (tho no HDMI at all)--until deciding to purchase a new AppleTV with no audio out--only HDMI. Amazing upgrade as far as fewer wires--so nice to have everything connected via HDMI. Using the last last two speaker terminals (as a powered Zone2) to send audio to other rooms is working beautifully. Use "All Zone Stereo" function to to hear the same signal in all rooms. Unit connects via airplay to the the computer housing all my music. (Yep, got to dump the airport express we'd had to use for that.)

    Pros: Audyssey Setup is awesome. Zone 2 option. Setup is a clear and simple on screen. Lighter than older model for shelf weight. Crutchfield ships free to Alaska and offers instant $$ back when there had been a price reduction w/in 60 days after purchase.

    Cons: Not a Con, really--since it works: "Digital signal audio input from the HDMI connector or digital audio connectors (OPTICAL/COAXIAL) cannot be played back. Use analog connections." (From Troubleshooting section of manual) -- not sure I understand this well enough--when I switch to "All Zone Stereo" I'm able to hear stereo via the Apple in all rooms. It is only connected via HDMI. So all is well anyway.

    DENON 910

    WENDELL from CINCINNATI, OHIO on 11/10/2015

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    Easy upgrade from older Denon

    Guso from New Jersey on 10/31/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My older Denon stopped passing video so I decided to upgrade. Setup is a breeze with the onscreen guide. Remote is simplified as is the overall unit. Having networking built in is a huge plus and streaming music and radio stations sound perfect. Airplay works well and using the remote app is a nice convenience. Sound is strong and rich and video looks great. Would like to have rca output for audio channels for remote speaker as the old models did. But overall a solid buy.

    Pros: Easy setup and great sound

    Cons: Not as widget heavy as some but you have everything you need and no fluff

    Great product, so far!

    KimT from Washington on 10/18/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have fairly simplistic a/v needs and this works perfectly to address them! Larry helped me select a receiver and this arrived quickly. Setup was very easy with the on-screen setup tutorial and the device is working flawlessly and sounds terrific! I will be attaching my new TiVo Bokt this afternoon!

    Pros: Easy to setup

    Cons: About $100 more than I wanted to spend

    Excellent AVR

    Band Leader from California on 9/28/2015

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    Rich, , excellent sound. Quality construction and setup instructions. HDMI connections are flawless. Easy to use, with adequate sound and video options. Very pleased with unit and with the usual excellent Crutchfield buying experience. Highly recommended.

    Pros: Sound, video and build excellent. Setup flawless. Easy to use menu system.

    Cons: Could use a few more pre-set sound fields.

    Very good receiver

    RalphD from Massachusetts on 8/30/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    We had originally purchased the Onkyo NR737, which was a little less expensive and had more power. But, we returned it after a couple days and finding out the shortcomings. We exchanged the Onkyo for this Denon which has much better control and flexibility with audio and video selections. If you want to listen to an online audio source and watch TV, no problem. Not so with the Onkyo. Denon also recognizes Apple products with the USB port and Onkyo does not. So, for really about the same money, the Denon is a much better choice in this class of receivers.

    Pros: Great control over audio and video input selections.....mix and match as you see fit! Also, USB port is Apple friendly. Setup was very smooth and easy and I liked that Denon included a cardboard microphone tower for speaker calibration (small item, but an added convenience). Saved me from scrounging around for things to stack up!

    Cons: Not sure why the integrated AirPlay doesn't support video (as a previous reviewer has also noted). I don't personally understand the benefit of audio only AirPlay is since it seems Bluetooth covers that. Guess I need to educate myself better on that topic.

    Denon S910W

    NickM from Kentucky on 7/28/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall a great product. Easy setup and high quality sound. Love the Audissey tools. Leave the 4k video up scaling off as it does not work very well. AirPlay functionality is limited to audio only. Stick to apple TV for that.

    Pros: Sound quality Easy setup Up to date HDMI spec (2.0a) Powerful outputs

    Cons: 4k upscale ruins picture quality Limited AirPlay functionality


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    Features and Specs

    Number Of Channels 7
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 95
    THD in Stereo 0.08 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k 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
    Chromecast built-in No
    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 Yes
    HDR-compatible Yes
    HDMI Standby Pass-through Yes
    4K Video Upscaling Yes
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion Yes
    DLNA Certified
    MHL-compatible No
    Multibrand Remote Control No
    Learning Remote No
    LCD Remote
    Width (inches) 17-1/8
    Height (inches) 6-9/16
    Depth (inches) 13-5/8
    Weight (pounds) 20.7
    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, TrueHD, DD+, EX
    Dolby Atmos Yes
    DTS DTS, HD, HDMA,, ES, Neo6
    DTS:X Firmware update
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input No
    Audio-Video Inputs 8
    Audio-only Inputs 1
    Component Video Inputs 2
    Component Video Monitor Outputs 1
    Optical Digital Inputs 2
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 1
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    HDMI Inputs 8
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 2
    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 Front
    Removable Power Cord No

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

    Audio Section

    Discrete Amplification: The Denon AVR-S910W 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 95-watts (into 8-ohms, at 20-20kHz, with 0.08% THD, driving 2 channels).

    Amplifier Assignment: The AVR-S910W'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 more front effects during 7.1ch playback.
    • Top Front/Middle: This amplifier configuration provides 5.1.2ch playback using top front or top middle speakers for Dolby Atmos or DTS:X.
    • Front/Surround Dolby: This amplifier configuration provides 5.1.2ch playback using front or surround Dolby Atmos enabled speakers.
    • Zone 2: In addition, the AVR-S910W'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.

    Quad-Core 32-Bit DSP: Featuring an advanced quad-core 32-bit DSP processor, the AVR-S910W easily handles a wide variety of Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby Pro logic audio 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.

    Immersive Surround Sound: The Denon AVR-910W AV receiver goes beyond regular surround with the latest immersive surround sound formats - like Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround, and DTS:X.

    • Dolby Atmos: With Dolby Atmos, sound comes alive from all directions, including overhead, to fill your home theater with astonishing clarity, power, detail, and depth. The NR1606 has the processing power to run a more enveloping 5.1.2ch Dolby Atmos layout utilizing ceiling mounted or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers (sold separately). A 5.1.2ch speaker configuration is based upon a traditional 5.1 speaker layout complemented by 2 overhead or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers.
    • Dolby Surround: Dolby Surround offers an enhanced cinema experience to your Dolby Digital (Plus/TrueHD) and DTS (ES/HD) movie soundtracks using your existing 7.1ch or Dolby Atmos speaker setup. Dolby Surround enhances audio definition by improving the spatial dimension and overall audio definition of movie soundtracks. It does this by using four distinct surround zones that provide greater control over the exact placement of each detail in a movie sound track, so audio can be matched more accurately to the video on screen; this means more depth and greater realism for your movies. As a result, individual sounds are clearer and more distinct. It also improves the surround sound experience across the entire theater by widening the listening "sweet spot".
    • DTS:X: DTS:X is the next generation object-based, multi-dimensional audio technology from DTS. Unbound from channels, DTS:X conveys the fluid movement of sound to create an incredibly rich, realistic and immersive soundscape - in front of, behind, beside and above the audience - more accurately than ever before. DTS:X offers the ability to automatically adapt the audio to the speaker layout that best fits your space. DTS:X will be enabled through an online firmware update coming in the fall of 2015. For more info, please click here.
    • DTS:X Neural:X: Further, DTS:X incorporates Neural:X, the latest spatial remapping technology from DTS, which provides a fully immersive output for all types of source content; this includes DTS bitstreams and non-encoded (PCM) data. Neural:X delivers a thrilling sense of immersive sound to your speaker layout regardless of the original source format. DTS:X Neural:X will also require the same future firmware upgrade.

    Audyssey Bronze: AVR-S910W 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.

    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.

    Direct Listening Modes: The Denon AVR-S910W 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.

    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).
    • Center Spread: In the Dolby Surround mode, Center Spread expands the center channel signal to left and right front speakers to create a wider frontal audio image for the listener. It is optimized and designed primary for playback of stereo music content.
    • 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).

    Audio Enhancements: The Denon AVR-S910W 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, and Dolby Pro Logic 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.

    Level Adjustments:  The AVS-910W 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-S910W 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).
    • 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.

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

    • Digital & Analog Inputs: The AVR-S910W 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-S910W'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-S910W 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 Section

    HDMI 2.0a: The Denon AVR-S910W is equipped with eight HDMI 2.0a inputs (7 rear/1 front) and two HDMI 2.0a outputs, enabling connection to various HDMI compatible devices such as Blu-ray Disc players, satellite/cable boxes, game consoles, and HD video camcorders. The two HDMI outputs are parallel, so the same audio/video signal is output through both and can be used simultaneously. The HDMI jacks can accept and switch 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, or 4K video signals to a TV.

    • 4K/60Hz + HDCP 2.2: The AVR-S910W features support for 4K Ultra-HD full frame rate 60 Hz pass-through on all of its HDMI inputs and HDMI outputs, along with 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling pass-through. All HDMI inputs and monitor outputs are also equipped with HDCP 2.2 signal handling, a requirement for 4K Ultra-HD copy-protected content.
    • 3D Ready: Every HDMI input and output of the AVR-S910W 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 of the receiver's main HDMI monitor output 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.

    4K Video Upconversion: The Denon AV receiver's sophisticated video processor  provides upconversion from standard definition (480i/480p) and high definition (720p/1080i/1080p) sources to 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160 pixels), which lets you connect all your analog (composite/component) or digital (HDMI) video sources to the AVR-S910W and then connect to your TV with just a single HDMI cable.

    HDR (High Dynamic Range): In addition to handling 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution, the AVR-S910W also features HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Wide Color Gamut compatibility via its HDMI 2.0a jacks for full support of Ultra-HD Blu-ray. HDR provides enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image. HDR reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness levels, creating greater contrast. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth.

    HDMI Standby Pass-Through: When the AV receiver is in "Standby" mode and the HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is enabled, both audio/video streams from the receivers HDMI input will be output to your television, via the AV receiver's HDMI monitor output. Once the receiver is turned "On", only video will pass through the monitor output to your TV and the audio is directed to the receiver's speaker outputs.

    • HDMI Input: Selects the HDMI Input 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.

    Component & Composite Video: The receiver features two composite video inputs, two component video inputs, and one component video output. The composite video inputs are output to your television via the receiver's HDMI monitor output (there is no composite video output). The component video inputs can be output to your TV via the receiver's component monitor output or HDMI monitor 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-S910W 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/n; 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+).

    Note: Network setup requires that the receiver be connected to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. The receiver's network setup cannot be accessed through its front-panel display

    DLNA 1.5 Certified: The AVR-S910W 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-S910W'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-S910W supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its wired network connection.

    Compatible Audio Formats Sampling Frequencies Bit rate Extension
    WMA (Windows Media Audio) 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-192 kbps .wma
    MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .mp3
    WAV 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz N/A .wav
    MPEG-4 AAC 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-320 kbps .aac/.m4a/.mp4
    FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz N/A .flac
    ALAC 32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz N/A .m4a
    AIFF 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz N/A .aif/.aiff
    DSD 2.8 MHz N/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-S910W lets you access Internet Radio, as well as other online music and photo services from your broadband Internet connection. Currently the AVR-S910W supports Internet Radio from vTuner, Pandora, Spotify Connect, and SiriusXM; as well as the Flickr online photo sharing site (as of 7/15/2015).

    Online Services Description
    vTuner The 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.
    Pandora 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.
    SiriusXM SiriusXM Internet Radio lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more.
    Spotify Connect If you subscribe to Spotify 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.
    Flickr Flickr 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 AV receiver from a web control screen on your Windows PC's web browser. The AVR-S910W 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. Visit Denon's Support Site for more details.

    iPod/USB 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 Formats Sampling Frequencies Bit rate Extension
    WMA (Windows Media Audio) 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-192 kbps .wma
    MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .mp3
    WAV 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz N/A .wav
    MPEG-4 AAC 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-320 kbps .aac/.m4a/.mp4
    FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz N/A .flac
    ALAC 32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz N/A .m4a
    AIFF 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz N/A .aif/.aiff
    DSD 2.8 MHz N/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 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-S910W 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 (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-S910W is "made for iPod/iPhone" and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 10/15/2015).

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Connector Type Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    USB Bluetooth AirPlay Audio Video Remote iPod/iPhone Album Art Artist/Song Text Track Info
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    2//3/4 9.0.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    Air 1/2 9.0.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    mini 1/2/3/4 9.0.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 7.1.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 9.0.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 9.0.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 9.0.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5th/6th 9.0.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    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.

    Note: Initial setup requires that the receiver be connected to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. Many of the receiver's setup functions can only be found via the on-screen menu and not the front-panel display.

    Quick Select: On the AVR-S910W'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-S910W 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-S910W offers Zone 2, All Zone, and HDMI Monitor 2 functionality for playback of audio (HDMI Monitor 2 also supports video) 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-S910W 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-S910W 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, 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.
    • HDMI Monitor 2: The receiver's second HDMI monitor output lets you send the same HDMI audio/video input signal that is being played in the main zone to a second zone (video is output at the resolution supported by both TVs).

    Gapless Playback & Text Search: 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. You can also search Internet Radio, USB, and DLNA content using keyword searches from the AV receiver's on-screen menu and remote control.

    Input Name & Delete: You can change the display name (up to 8 characters) of a selected input source. If an input isn't being used, you can delete it from the display so you don't have to scroll past it when you change sources.

    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.

    Sleep Timer + Auto Standby: The Denon AV receiver features a programmable Sleep Timer and Auto Standby function. The Sleep Timer 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. 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-S910W features built-in Bluetooth (version 2.1+EDR) with support for wireless music streaming (A2DP 1.2) and control (AVRCP 1.5). You'll be able to wirelessly connect to Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphones/tablets, Windows Phone/PC, Mac computers/laptops and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Up to eight Bluetooth devices can be remembered by the AVR-S910W, so family members as well as friends can enjoy their favorite tracks (only one device can be used at a time).

    • Music Streaming: You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone/tablet, computer/laptop and more to the Denon receiver. In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the AVR-S910W offers support of AAC. By supporting AAC, the Denon receiver offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod/iPhone/Pad.
    • Music Control: 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 Info: Song/Artist information will displayed on the receiver's front-panel LCD or your HDMI-connected TV.
    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 AV receiver using your Apple iOS or Android device. Simply download the free Denon Remote App from the Apple 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 (2.3+). This free Remote App lets you control the Denon AV 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 AV 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-S910W comes with an IR remote for wireless operation of the AV receiver. The AVR-S910W'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-S910W's HDMI control function, you can perform the operations from the AVR-S910W's remote control; Power off, Switching of audio output devices, Switching of audio input devices, Volume adjustment, and Playback functions.

    Our Product Research Team

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    Q & A

    Customer Q&A

    Crutchfield asked  
    Why did you buy this?

    had all the features. had decent power output. decent price [ charles  Jul 31, 2016 ]
    Awesome! Previous owner [ Rogelio  Jul 28, 2016 ]
    Great reviews when I researched receivers. [ Paul  Jun 12, 2016 ]
    for remote app [ SCOTT R  Jun 06, 2016 ]
    Because it is an awesome amp !! Very simple to set up. I love the speaker set up. I wouldn't use any other brand for any reason. Plus the price was right. You guys are the best.!! Plus shipping is great. I don't have to wait forever for my products. [ Richard  May 03, 2016 ]
    Hdcp 2.2 compliant on all channels [ Allan  Apr 20, 2016 ]
    Replacement for older model that is dying. [ Claire  Mar 08, 2016 ]
    Good reviews and features for my needs [ ANDRES  Feb 20, 2016 ]
    Best price point for a home theater receiver with latest features and back panel connectivity. Includes component, composite, and of course many HDMI ports. 2.2 capability very important to me. Rocky was an exceptional consultant in my researching various receiver models. [ Thomas  Jan 21, 2016 ]
    I liked the features of the receiver, I also like the Denon name [ Bobby  Jan 20, 2016 ]
    I wanted a receiver where I could hook up all my entertainment gadgets to it. [ Todd  Jan 17, 2016 ]
    Great Advise, Future proof, all HDMI's are HDCP, Wireless, Airplay compatibility [ Pritesh  Jan 12, 2016 ]
    Own two 10 year old Denon receivers, which have both done very well. Additionally, this Denon received very high reviews especially with regards to ease of set-up. [ S  Jan 08, 2016 ]
    This Denon is the 2nd I have purchased, it has the perfect power / needed options & UHD upscaleing combination for the price. [ MIKE  Jan 07, 2016 ]
    It has the features i want without going overboard [ Aric  Jan 07, 2016 ]
    Great reviews on Denon receivers and helpful Crutchfield staff [ Robert  Jan 05, 2016 ]
    Brother-in-law owns product. Recommended. Price and special offer with speakers. [ Lee Ann  Jan 01, 2016 ]
    Had the featured I needed and on sell !! [ Phillip  Dec 25, 2015 ]
    Love Denon & Crutchfield! [ Dean  Dec 21, 2015 ]
    The Denon 910W receiver seemed to give a great deal of features at this price point. I wanted a machine that had 4k upscaling, 4k 2.2 HDMI connections on all the inputs and outputs to give myself the best chance at being "future proof" at least for the next 3-5 years. [ John  Dec 21, 2015 ]
    Returning an unopened AVR-S710W because you lowered the price. Too good a value to pass up. [ Alexander  Dec 20, 2015 ]

    6 questions already asked

    No. You can use the 6th and 7th channels to power a pair of speakers in another zone but they do not offer the option of bi-amping the main speakers with this model. As of this posting, we have a great sale price on the Denon AVR-X2200 which does offer this option: I hope that helps! My Bio: [ Ryan  Jul 22, 2016 ]  Staff
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the connections on the product. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Kenny  May 07, 2016 ]  Staff
    Yes it does. [ George  Jan 16, 2016 ]
    Yes. If you have a monitor plugged all of the information will appear on the monitor. [ Thomas  Jan 16, 2016 ]
    Yes it does [ JULI  Jan 16, 2016 ]
    Yes, there is an on screen menu [ Todd  Jan 16, 2016 ]
    Yes [ James  Jan 16, 2016 ]
    Yes it does just press the setup button on the remote [ Benjamin  Jan 16, 2016 ]
    Sorry, but I cannot answer the question because I don't own a 4K TV. 4K TV is still not in my immediate plans. [ charlton  Jan 03, 2016 ]
    Sorry. I wish I could help, but I'm not familiar with this concept. I have however found the Crutchfield staff to be extremely helpful on all occasions. Just call them directly and they should be able to answer your question. Mike [ MICHAEL J  Jan 02, 2016 ]
    Hi Greg. Can u please elaborate your question. What exactly u want to pass through the network port. [ DEVEN D  Jan 01, 2016 ]
    I have my receiver set up with a wireless connection to my home network and then connected to our 4K Samsung via HDMI. The ARC connection has some weird quirks (remotes for one), so I switched to the non ARC port and used optical audio for the return. For us that seems to be a better user experience. The ARC thing isn't a Denon issue, but ARC in general. Network stability at the receiver is pretty good, not terrific. I've got the network control set to off in standby as it was locking up when set to on (and then we had to reset the receiver). One other observation - the online music apps, especially the sirius/xm interface is poor. Drops all the time and locks up frequently. [ Ralph  Jan 01, 2016 ]
    I assume the question is asking whether IP traffic is passed via the HDMI-ARC connection from the Denon to the 4K ARC input on the TV? I have this connectivity, and for a Samsung UHD, this does not provide IP network connectivity. [ Richard  Jan 01, 2016 ]
    There's no mention of any "limit" to how many remotes you can use in the Owner's Manual or our product research. It comes included with an IR remote and you can also control the receiver using your Apple iOS or Android device via the free Denon Remote App but it's not known how many devices can be used as a remote. If you want to find out for sure, your best bet would be to contact Denon's Support at 800-497-8921. [ Larry  Nov 13, 2015 ]  Staff
    I don't believe so. Syncing is one way into the receiver. [ Barry  Nov 10, 2015 ]
    sorry, I do not use Bluetooth headphones. [ RITA  Nov 10, 2015 ]
    Sorry I am not sure. I haven't tried it. [ DEVEN D  Nov 10, 2015 ]