Denon AVR-S660H & Wharfedale DX2 (Black)
Truly immersive sound
Soundbars and bases offer a great step-up over your TV’s speakers but they still can’t beat the immersive sound of an AV receiver like this Denon AVR-S660H. With 5.2 channel Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, you get surround sound that’s pin-sharp in detail and totally enveloping – just like at the cinema.
Ready for 8K – with three 8K HDMI inputs
Featuring three, dedicated 8K compliant HDMI inputs and a matching output, this Denon AVR is ready for the next generation of TV and gaming. Not only does the amp pass through 8K/60Hz signals, but it also upscales HDMI signals to the 8K standard, too – helping you make the most of your 8K TV with 4K UHD media.
Serious about gaming
The latest HDMI support also marks a big improvement in gaming. 4K/120Hz and VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) support maximise resolution and clarity. Quick Frame Transport (QFT) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) help eliminate lag and frame tearing, giving you a smoother, more responsive gaming experience.
Support eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel)
As part of the HDMI interface support, eARC is now standard. This enables uncompressed audio transmission from your TV, back to the Denon receiver. This is ideal for getting the best audio from any smart TV apps and services you may use.
Supports Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and Dynamic HDR
Equipped with a flexible 6 in/1 out HDMI interface, the AVR-S660H supports a wide range of High Dynamic Range video formats. These include Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG. It also supports HDR10+, which enhances picture realism by sending dynamic Meta data to your TV, as well as Dynamic HDR. In short, whatever the format used by the film, game or stream, the Denon supports it.
Works with your voice assistant
The AVR-S660H is compatible with Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa, making it widely compatible with your choice of voice assistant. For Alexa or Google Assistant control, simply download the HEOS app. Pair your Echo device if you’re using Alexa and you’re good to go. For control via Siri, simply link the amp via Apple AirPlay 2 and enjoy voice interaction and AirPlay 2 multi-room support.
HEOS built-in - for the finest multi-room audio
HEOS multi-room music systems connect together by dual-band Wi-Fi, making them easy to set up with your existing home network. Up to 32 HEOS units can be set up at one time, ensuring even the largest of homes are covered for multi-room music. With HEOS already built-in, the AVR-S660H is ready to go as a single 'zone' without any further adaptors.
Control it all with the HEOS app
Once you've set up your HEOS speaker system, you can stream music effortlessly via the dedicated HEOS app. Available for Apple iOS and Android, the app not only lets you stream your stored music but also Internet radio services and popular streaming services such as Spotify, Tidal, Napster and Deezer.
Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, and built-in wi-fi for the complete networking experience
With both Bluetooth and AirPlay 2 connectivity it's easy to connect all your smartphones, tablets and compatible lap/desktops and stream music wirelessly. The AVR-S660H also comes with wi-fi and Internet radio. Simply connect to your home network via Ethernet or wi-fi and access thousands of Internet radio sites via vTuner as well as subscription services such as Spotify Connect (requires Spotify Premium account). A Bluetooth headphone output is now also standard.
Connect it all – including a turntable
As well as six HDMI inputs, the Denon also has a wide range of other AV connectivity. Older AV sources are catered for with two composite inputs. Optical digital inputs are ideal for connecting older devices, too or upgrading the sound from a compatible CD/Network music player. Two analogue inputs are perfect for hi-fi components, with the dedicated MM phono input perfect for plugging in a turntable.
Make it more entertaining, with the Denon AVR-S660H.
”Wharfedale delivers movie magic on a small scale”. ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2021 award-winner.
High quality satellite speakers
The perfect bridge between small but poor-sounding satellite speakers and full-size hi-fi ones, the DX2 satellite speakers are the ideal size for quality home cinema. The two-way design features silk dome tweeters for detailed, super-smooth treble and woven polypropylene woofers for a spacious and dynamic-sounding mid-range. Sealed cabinets mean you’re free to place them close to a wall without compromising the sound quality.
Dedicated centre speaker
Rather than using an identikit fifth speaker for the centre channel, the DX-2 uses a dedicated speaker with the ideal twin woofer layout. This not only sits neatly under your TV but also offers a more spacious sound with vocals. Even when dialogue is set against a riotous soundtrack, the DX-2’s centre speaker makes it easy to follow.
Helping to give this Wharfedale speaker package real clout is a powerful subwoofer. Using a meaty 120 watt amplifier to drive a 20cm bass cone gives the DX-2 not just deep and powerful bass but also agile and dynamic response. Whether you're listening to music or watching films, the DX-2 subwoofer gives the package genuine full scale sound.
Smooth good looks – gloss and leather effect
It’s not just sound quality where the DX-2 scores highly, it’s with style, too. Smoothly curved and solid cabinets are finished in leather effect vinyl with gloss black fronts. The speaker drive units are highlighted with individual grilles – also handy for protecting against prying fingers. Thanks to their compact footprint, the speakers can easily be placed where conventional speakers won’t fit – such as on a mantelpiece or shallow shelf.
For an immersive 5.1 speaker system without the bulk, the DX-2 hits all the right notes.
Read about the Wharfedale DX2 on the Richer Sounds Blog