About the Denon AVR-A1H
Discover unparalleled audio and video performance with the Denon AVR-A1H 15.4-Channel 8K AV Receiver. Shop online or visit our Ottawa showroom.
A new flagship receiver for Denon
The word "beastly" has been used to describe this behemoth receiver, but Denon's AVR-A1H has the grace and finesse of a ballerina. With 15 channels of robust amplification and high-resolution audio processing, this surround sound powerhouse can give you massively enveloping sound that's dialed in beautifully to your room. Built in Denon's premier Shirakawa factory in Japan, the 'A1H was meticulously tuned by the company's in-house sound experts to offer you a professional cinematic experience.
Advanced features dedicated to sound quality
Denon's multi-channel processing and clock jitter reducer deliver pure sound from your music files and streaming services with incredible depth. Enjoy your music as it was meant to be, as close to "original" as you can get. And with a whopping 150 watts per channel from this receiver's left and right monoblock amplifiers, you'll get volume that rattles the windows, as well as beautiful?detail at lower volumes. Cast iron feet?and rigid construction protect against vibration and interference, enhancing your music-listening and movie-watching sessions.
New tech or old tech, you're covered
With the 'A1H, Denon has expanded its feature set for the growing 8K video and next-gen gaming market. The previous lineup of Denon home theater receivers introduced limited 8K processing, along with gaming features like Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), and Quick Frame Transport (QFT). These features have been applied to the AVR-A1H on all seven HDMI inputs and two of the three HDMI outputs, so you can accommodate even more modern tech into your system.
More options for system calibration
Denon still includes the excellent Audyssey speaker calibration suite to tune your theater sound to your space. Coming in 2023, you'll also have the option to purchase and download the Dirac Live® advanced speaker calibration program to your Mac® or PC. Fine-tune the output of your system to match the unique sonic characteristics of your space and bring your surround sound to exciting new heights.
Plentiful options for speaker setups
The AVR-A1H has outputs for a whopping 17?speakers, and it can power up to 15 at the same time. This gives you the flexibility to choose from different home theater and wired multi-room music configurations.
Use all 15 channels in a 9.1.6?Dolby Atmos® or DTS:X® system, or go with a more modest surround sound setup and repurpose the extra channels for music in another zone. If you don't have height speakers, you can still enjoy simulated overhead effects with Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization.
You can even grow your system beyond the receiver's 15 built-in channels of power. Its 17-channel RCA preamp outputs make it an expansive preamp/processor if you want to add separate amplifiers.
Four subwoofer outputs
One of the most exciting features on this new receiver, in my opinion, is the inclusion of four (you read that right, FOUR) subwoofer outputs! The 'A1H wouldn't be a premier Denon receiver without the extra bass! Using multiple powered subs obviously gives you more bass, but also more balanced bass. Choose the "Standard" subwoofer setting for evenly distributed bass performance throughout the room, or "Directional" to tailor each sub's bass performance to the closest speaker.
Enjoy music your way
If you're like me, you'll use your new receiver to play music in addition to watching movies. The AVR-A1H lets you stream tunes from your phone or tablet through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and even Apple AirPlay 2.?It will also show up in your player list if you're using??(subscription required).
Love spinning vinyl? This receiver has a built-in phono input for your turntable. And if you've carefully curated an awesome digital music library, you can play high-resolution tracks from a USB drive or networked computer.
Expand your system with HEOS Built-in
HEOS Built-in technology lets you access all of your music ? from your personal library, internet radio, and popular streaming services like Pandora® , Spotify® , and TIDAL ? through the 'A1H.
This receiver can be easily integrated into a wireless multi-room audio system as well. Stream music to in different rooms, and control each room's sound independently with the free HEOS app.
The app lets you control playback, browse music sources, and select which rooms you want to use. Play the same music throughout your home or listen to something different in each room.
Just ask Alexa...
The HEOS Home Entertainment skill for Amazon Alexa lets you use your to issue voice commands to the AVR-A1H. You can easily switch inputs and control volume and playback on the receiver and other HEOS enabled devices.
Alexa can also help you search for music and stream different content to different rooms in your multi-room HEOS system.
...or your Google Assistant
The AVR-A1H is also compatible with Google Assistant-enabled devices. Launch a song in the HEOS app, and then ask your or Google Pixel phone to change volume, play, pause, skip tracks, and more.
Marantz 10 Series Power Amplifier: The AMP 10 is engineered using best in-class technologies to enable extraordinary power output; high channel count; and the dynamic, rich, warm sound for which Marantz is highly renowned. The AMP 10 power amplifier delivers immersive spaciousness, warm and rich tones, extraordinary detail, and lifelike dynamics that are legendary hallmarks of Marantz sound. A modern expression of timeless design principles, the AMP 10 features the iconic Marantz porthole level meter, premium materials, and subtle sidelights that illuminate the front panel.
Note: The AMP 10 power amplifier makes the perfect companion to the Marantz preamplifier (sold separately)
HDAM-SA2 Technology: The AMP 10 is built on Marantz exclusive HDAM-SA2 technology and newly developed Class D amplification. Marantz developed custom Class D amplifiers and refined their own HDAM-SA2 technology to create the most incredible theatrical experience possible in your home.. The Marantz Amp 10 cleverly combines very high-power output and 16 channels of commanding power to create a master reference-level amplifier for ultimate home theater performance.
16 Channels Of Amplification: The AMP 10 is rated at 200 watts x 16 channels (into 8 ohm @ 1kHz and 0.05% THD with 5 channels driven) and 400 watts x 16 channels (into 4 ohm @ 1kHz and 0.05% THD with 2 channels driven). While each of the 16 channels can operate independently, channel pairs can also be switched into bi-amp mode for isolating frequency bands from each other or switched into BTL (Bridge) mode for your highest output demands.
- Normal Mode: In Normal mode, each unbalanced or balanced input channel corresponds with a speaker output channel provide up to 200 watts x 16 channels (into 8 ohm) or 400 watts x 16 channels (into 4 ohm).
- Bi-Amp Mode: Bi-Amp mode lets you connect separate amplifier channels to the tweeter terminals and woofer terminal of a loudspeaker that supports a Bi-Amp connection for higher sound quality. When using Bi-Amp mode, be sure to remove the short-circuiting plate or wire between your speakers' woofer and tweeter terminals. Bi-Amp mode supports both 4 ohm and 8 ohm loudspeakers, allowing you to send 200 watts or 400 watts to separately to the tweeter and woofer terminals of your Bi-Amp compatible loudspeaker.
- BTL Mode: BTL (or Bridge) mode allows you to use two amplifier channels to drive one 8-ohm speaker for more powerful sound performance. In BTL mode, the AMP 10 converts its 200 watt x 2 channel (into 8 ohm) stereo amplifier channel into a 400 watt x 1 channel (into 4 ohm) mono amplifier channel. The two-amplifier circuit construction guarantees an excellent signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and the full control of any 8 ohm loudspeaker. *The AMP 10 only supports 8 ohm loudspeakers in BTL mode.
Note: There is a Mode switch by each input channel pair (CH1/CH2, CH3/CH4, CH5/CH6, etc.) that needs to be set to Normal, Bi-Amp, or BTL - depending on your speaker setup and application.
Balanced & Unbalanced Analog Inputs: The Marantz AMP 10 is outfitted with a total of 16 analog input channels with each consisting of one balanced XLR input and one unbalanced RCA input. There is an Input Switch between each input channel pair (CH1/CH2, CH3/CH4, CH5/CH6, etc.) that needs to set to either XLR or RCA - depending on the type of connection needed for your setup and application. You can only use one type of connection (XLR or RCA) per channel; you cannot use both.
Note: When setting up the AMP 10 for Bi-Amp mode or BTL (Bridge) mode, connect only the odd-numbered balanced XLR or unbalanced RCA input channels of the power amplifier (CH1, CH3, CH5, CH7, etc.). *Do not connect to an even-numbered input channel (CH2, CH4, CH6, CH8, etc.)
High-Quality Binding Post Speaker Outputs: The Marantz Amp 10 is equipped with heavy-duty binding post speaker output terminals that will accept bare wire (up to 10AWG), pin-connectors, spade lugs, and banana plugs (single only). There are a total of 32 binding posts; a positive & negative binding post for each channel. You can connect 4 ohm or 8 ohm loudspeakers when in Normal or Bi-Amp mode, and 8 ohm loudspeakers when in BTL (Bridge) mode.
- Normal Configuration: In Normal mode, simply match the positive and negative speaker output channels with the positive and negative input terminals on your loudspeaker for that particular channel.
- Bi-Amp Configuration: When in Bi-Amp mode, the odd-numbered speaker output channel powers the tweeter and the even-numbered speaker output channel powers the woofer of your compatible Bi-Amp speaker.
- BTL (Bridge) Configuration: In BTL (Bridge) mode, the positive side of the odd-numbered speaker output channel connects the negative side of your speaker, while the positive side of the even-numbered speaker output channel connects to the positive side of your speaker. The negative side of the odd and even speaker output channels are not used in BTL (Bridge) mode.
Level Meter: The Amp 10 power amplifier features a front-panel Marantz "port-hole" style display with a level meter that indicates the level of the signal input through Channel 1. The level meter offers adjustable brightness and can be turned off.
Amp Control Terminal: The Marantz Amp 10 features a 3.5mm Amp Control terminal. When the AMP 10 is connected to a Marantz AV 10 preamplifier with an Amp Control terminal (using the included mono-minijack cable) the following linked operations can be performed.
- When the AV Preamplifier is turned on or put on standby, the same operation is applied to the AMP 10.
- When the display brightness setting of the AV Preamplifier is changed, the new setting is also applied to the front-panel lights of the AMP 10.
DC Trigger In/Out: The Marantz AMP 10's DC Trigger In/Out jacks (3.5mm) allow you to sync power on/off between the Marantz AV 10 preamplifier and other connected components.
Remote Control In/Out: Use the Remote In/Out jacks (mono-RCA) when you want to control the power on/off of the AMP 10 power amplifier from a Marantz AV 10 preamplifier that features an IR remote and has the same Remote Control In/Out jacks.
IR Flasher: The IR Flasher input (3.5mm) of the Marantz AMP 10 is to be used with an optional IR repeater system (sold separately).
RS-232C Port: The RS-232C port of the Marantz AMP 10 power amplifier is used for connection to an external whole-house control system, from companies such as AMX, Crestron, etc.
Auto Standby: The AMP 10 power amplifier will automatically enter Standby mode when there is not input signal and no operation for approximately 15 minutes.
Detachable AC Power Cord: The Marantz AMP 10 comes with a detachable 6' AC power cord (IEC 3-prong) that needs to be plugged into the back of the power amplifier and into an AC power outlet or surge protector/line-conditioner (sold separately - see Accessories Tab).
What's in the box:
- 15.4ch AV receiver
- 6' AC power cord
- Remote control (RC-1250)
- 2 "AAA" batteries
- Sound calibration microphone (ACM1HB)
- 2 WLAN/Bluetooth antennas
- FM wire antenna
- AM loop antenna
- Cardboard microphone stand
- Quick Start Guide
- Warranty Information
- Safety Instructions
- Notes on radio
- Sheet of self-adhesive cable labels
- Spotify brochure
- Heos brochure
- Microphone Stand Assembly Instructions
- "Bluetooth/WiFi Certified" note