Denon AVR-S650H Review and Specs

Denon AVR-S650H Denon AVR-S650H entered the S line of receivers announced with it as a younger model. The AV receiver is ready to fully meet all the requirements for working with 4K content, including Dolby Vision and HDR. See Denon AVR-S650H review to get to know what other Denon AVR-S650H specs are offered.

Denon AVR-S650H review

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Features

The 5.2-channel Denon AVR-S650H model occupies a junior position in the branded line of AV receivers with the “S” index. The device supports Ultra HD resolution (4K / 60 Hz) and has five high-current amplifiers equipped with discrete elements and able to cope even with low-impedance speakers. The declared maximum power is 135 watts per channel (6 ohms). The model works with most relevant modern surround sound formats, including Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio. “Reverse” Bluetooth, in which the receiver acts not as a receiver, but as a signal translator, allowing you to transfer playable music to wireless headphones.

Design and build

Thanks to the presence of digital high-current power amplifiers on all channels, the AVR-S650H provides maximum performance. The five-source HDMI switch in the S650H complies with all modern 4K / 3D / HDR / HLG / Dolby Vision standards and, importantly, is suitable for the most advanced cyber games that require the fastest response.

Denon AVR-S650H

Connectivity

The receiver is equipped with five HDMI inputs, supporting the latest HDCP 2.3 protocol, 4K video, as well as video standards with high dynamic range HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision. A single HDMI-out allows you to work with eARC - an extended return channel, which enables the transfer of multi-channel audio in Dolby True HD and other formats from the TV-panel directly to the receiver. The model has an MM phono stage for connecting vinyl players, and for connecting speakers are five pairs of screw terminals marked in color.

Setup

The speakers connected to the AV receiver are calibrated by the Audyssey MultEQ system, supplemented by Dynamic EQ (frequency response optimization) and Dynamic Volume (volume optimization) technologies. The receiver is able to work as part of the proprietary wireless ecosystem of HEOS.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • When organizing multi-room installations based on HEOS components, the same track can be played simultaneously in different rooms or transfer different music to selected rooms
  • The Denon AVR-S650H uses the intuitive Setup Assistant

Cons

  • The interface menu a little differs from the menu of models from the current line

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Common features

Product

Denon AVR-S650H

Model

AVR-S650H

Brand

Denon

Reviews

622

Amplifier

Channels

5.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

75/8 20Hz-20KHz, 100/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AKM 192 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, Mood Mix

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

5/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2

Coaxial digital input

1

Composite input

2

Component input/output

0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle

Display

colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control, Web Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not

Zone audio output

has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not

RS-232

0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

340

Standby consumption, W

0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6 x 13.3

Weight, kg/lbs

7.7/17.2
Denon AVR-S650H
Denon AVR-S650H

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