AVC-X8500H

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The Denon Flagship AVC-X8500H powers the next generation of home theater with the world’s first 13.2 channel AV Amplifier that supports the latest immersive audio formats, including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D. Built-in HEOS technology supports Amazon Alexa* and takes music listening to the next level with wireless whole-home audio.
*This feature becomes available in Spring 2018. Availability varies by country.

  • POWERFUL 13.2 CHANNEL HOME THEATRE EXPERIENCE

    The AVC-X8500H ushers in a leading-edge home theatre experience with13 channels of built-in amplification to enable premium 3D surround sound up to 7.2.6 without external amplification and supports latest 4K Ultra HD picture standards.

  • SUPPORTS THE LATEST SUROUND AUDIO FORMATS

    Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional sound — the Denon AVC-X8500H powers Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and up to 13.2 Auro-3D formats. Auro-3D will be enabled via future firmware update at no additional charge.

  • READY FOR THE FUTURE OF HOME THEATRE

    The AVC-X8500H’s advanced video section is fully compatible with the latest HDMI and HDCP 2.2 specifications and prepared for any 4K Ultra HD source. High Dynamic Range (HDR), Dolby Vision compatibility, Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel) are supported as well. You can also enjoy ultra-high-definition pictures from legacy analog and digital sources.

  • THE HEART OF YOUR WIRELESS AUDIO NETWORK

    Every sound, all your music, controlled effortlessly. Full wireless connectivity is provided via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The AVC-X8500H works with Apple Airplay and Amazon Alexa, bringing cutting-edge voice control and incredible sound to all your home entertainment. The built-in HEOS technology allows the AVC-X8500H to become the app-controlled heart of a whole-house wireless sound network.

  • PERFECT SET-UP FROM THE START

    The AVC-X8500H easily guides you through the set-up process to ensure the most accurate configuration and lets you optimise all settings for the best possible sound and video quality. The most advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room measurement system guarantees the best sound in every room.

BLOCKBUSTING 3D-SOUND

Surround yourself in cinema-grade sound from literally any direction.

  • Dolby Atmos
  • DTS:X
  • AURO-3D
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    SOUND IN THE RIGHT PLACE

    Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional audio with Dolby Atmos. Enjoy a 7.1.6 or 9.1.4 surround sound speaker system with as many as 6 overhead speakers or Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for the ultimate home theatre experience.

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    BE CLOSER TO THE ACTION

    DTS:X™ immersive audio places sound where it would occur naturally in space, creating a lifelike, multi-dimensional audio experience in the home. The improved immersion and heightened realism draw you into the world of your favourite movies. The included DTS Neural:X™ gives your movies, games and music a realism unmatched by traditional 5.1 surround sound.

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    FEEL THE POWER OF LIFE-LIKE SOUND

    Auro-3D provides an immersive surround sound experience thanks to dedicated height and overhead channels, in addition to traditional channels supporting up to a 13.2 configuration. Formatting identifies sound objects individually and projects them to different spaces in your listening environment, creating an immersive, three-dimensional sound stage. Auro-3D will be enabled via a future firmware update at no additional charge.

GEARED UP FOR 4K ULTRA HD

Enjoy ultra-high-definition pictures, even from analog and digital SD sources.

  • LATEST HDMI SPECS WITH EARC
  • ADVANCED VIDEO SECTION
  • HDR / DOLBY VISION
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    FUTUREPROOF IN ANY WAY

    All eight HDMI inputs (including one on the front) and three HDMI outputs feature HDCP 2.2 compatibility and the latest HDMI specifications, including 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Colour sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support. It is even ready for Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) for 3D audio playback through TV apps. The eARC feature will be enabled via a future firmware update.

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    BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO LEGACY SOURCES

    The AVC-X8500H boasts an advanced video processor to upscale existing lower resolution video from any analog or digital source to true 4K. With three HDMI outputs, you can even connect a TV and a projector in the main room, while playing back different content on a second zone screen.

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    NEXT GENERATION VIDEO FORMATS

    The AVC-X8500H supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) video format. It is even ready for Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). Dolby Vision transforms the viewing experiences with astonishing brightness, contrast, and colour. HLG offers HDR technology over broadcast content.

SET-UP AND CONNECT WITH EASE

Get your AVC-X8500H up and running in no time, perfectly tailored to suit your needs.

  • Audyssey MultEQ XT32
  • Connectivity
  • Denon + HEOS App
  • Quick Select
  • SMART TV
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    FUTUREPROOF IN ANY WAY

    Equipped with the full Audyssey Platinum suite of advanced DSP algorithms, the AVC-X8500H features Audyssey MultEQ XT32 automatic room acoustic correction. With the supplied measurement microphone, MultEQ XT32 analyses each speaker's output (including the subwoofers) at up to eight measurement locations and generates precision digital filters that optimise each channel for the correct frequency and time domain response. Plus, the optional available Audyssey MultEQ Editor app lets you view and adjust settings for detailed tuning and customize the sound more precisely to your room and tastes.

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    UNWIRE YOUR SOUND

    Featuring Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity, the Denon AVC-X8500H is equipped with an advanced dual antenna transceiver system for robust streaming even in congested urban environments. Plus, with Apple's AirPlay compatibility, you can enjoy listening to your favourite audio content wirelessly from your iOS devices such as an iPhone or iPad.

    Built-in HEOS technology lets you enjoy your favourite music in any room of your home for a wireless, whole-home audio experience. Play the same song in every room, or select a different song for each connected room — the choice is yours. Also works with Amazon Alexa, providing cutting-edge voice control and incredible sound for all of your home entertainment.

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    EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL

    With the "Denon 2016 AVR Remote" app you can control the receiver's operation and even control your connected Denon Blu-ray player.

    Easily control your music and multi-room streaming within the HEOS app, or use your voice for Amazon Alexa Voice Control*.

    *This feature becomes available in Spring 2018. Availability varies by country.

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    CHOOSE YOUR FAVOURITE SOURCES BY QUICK SELECT

    Store your preferred set-up and sound mode for every source — jump right to them by the push of a button on the front panel or via the remote control.

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    SMART TV CONNECTIVITY

    Control your Denon AVC-X8500H with your Smart TV remote via the HDMI CEC functionality associated with your Smart TV. Simply set “HDMI Control” to ON in your receiver, then set “Smart Menu” to ON and begin controlling the AVC-X8500H with your TV remote. The Smart Menu home screen provides you quick access to source and surround mode selections, the AVR's setup menu and four Smart Selects.

ADVANCED SOUND PROCESSING

Experience extraordinary sound quality from both music and movies.

  • DSP
  • HIGH RESOLUTION AUDIO
  • AL32 PROCESSING
  • 32-BIT D/A CONVERSION
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    POWERFUL DSP AUDIO PROCESSING

    The AVC-X8500H owns a sophisticated DSP audio processing system that incorporates two latest generation high performance dual core SHARC DSP Griffin Lite.

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    ENJOY SUPERB AUDIO FIDELITY

    Discover the incredible fidelity of high-resolution audio tracks with the ability to decode up to 24-bit/192-kHz ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD) via the front panel USB port and network sources. Or, listen to other popular file types such as MP3.

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    UNIQUE DENON AUDIO TECHNOLOGIES

    AL32 processing multi-channel provides ultra-high-resolution digital audio filtering and precision for all audio channels, delivering a natural soundstage with enhanced imaging. For content recorded in multi-channel, such as Blu-ray discs, the recorded low frequency effects (LFE) may be out of sync and delayed. Bass Sync technology corrects such a delay of low frequency effects for the perfect audio experience.

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    BEST POSSIBLE SOUND STAGE

    For optimum fidelity and the widest dynamic range with lowest distortion, the Denon AVC-X8500H features advanced reference-class 32-bit AKM AK4490EQ stereo D/A converters for all channels. The total number is eight. Enjoy consistent high-fidelity and precise channel matching across all channels for the ultimate listening experience.

GET THE AMAZING
HEOS EXPERIENCE

Enjoy your favourite music from anywhere and everywhere around your home. Share music stored on your home network, streaming services with HEOS wireless speakers or even other HEOS-capable receivers and listen throughout the whole house. Control it all with the free HEOS app. Enjoy music from TuneIn, Internet Radio and a wide range of streaming services including Spotify®, Amazon Prime Music, Soundcloud®, Juke, Tidal, Napster, Deezer or Mood Mix.

 

SELECT THE PERFECT HEOS FOR YOUR SETUP


HEOS technology within the AVC-X8500H allows you to stream your favourite music wirelessly around your home to any other HEOS-enabled device, like HEOS speakers.

  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom
  • Kitchen
  • Livingroom

HEOS 1: Ideal for damp environments or outdoors.

EXTERNAL CONTROL AND IP CONTROL CAPABILITIES

The AVC-X8500H is equipped with feature-rich enhanced control capabilities and compatibility with third-party and custom integration solutions.

The AVC-X8500H features IP control capability for an integration with major third-party control devices and Control4 SDDP (Simple Device Detection Protocol) certification for quick and easy integration with Control4 home automation equipment. For direct connection to external home automation and control equipment, it's also equipped with an RS-232C serial port.

For simpler integrated control set-ups, the AVC-X8500H features an IR (infrared) remote control input on the rear panel, allowing remote control compatibility with other components in your home theatre system.

Specifications

Model:
AVC-X8500H
Multichannel Surround
Multichannel Stereo
o
o
o
Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels
13.2
11.2
11.2
DTS HD Master / DTS:X / DTS Virtual: X
-
o / o
o / (update)
DTS Neo:X / DTS Neural:X
- / o
- / o
- / o (11ch) (update)
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos
o / o
o / o
o / o
Auro 3D
o
o
o (upgrade)
Dolby ProLogic Il / Dolby Surround
- / o
- / o
- / o
DTS Virtual:X
o (update)
-
-
DTS HD Master / DTS:X
o / o
-
-
Sound Enhancements
Mono Block Power Amp Construction
o (L/R separated)
-
o (L/R separated)
Discrete Power Amplifier
13
11
9
D.D.S.C. HD Digital
o (32 bit)
o (32-bit)
o (32 bit)
Pure Direct
o
o
o
High Grade Audio Components
o
o
o
Gold Plated RCA Terminals
o
o
o
Clock Jitter Reducer
o
o
o
Alpha Processing
AL32 Processing Multichannel
AL32 Processing Multichannel
AL32 Processing Multichannel
Denon Link HD
o
o
o
Audyssey
MultEQ XT32
MultEQ XT32
MultEQ XT32 (PRO)
Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic Volume
o / o
o / o
o / o
Audyssey LFC
o
o
o
Compressed Audio Restorer
o
o
o
Copper plated chassis
-
-
-
Audyssey APP support
o
o
-
Single Board Power Amplifier
-
-
-
Network
Lossy Formats: MP3 / WMA / AAC
o / o / o
o / o / o
o / o / o
Lossless Formats: FLAC / ALAC / WAV
o / o / o
o / o / o
o / o / o
DSD Audio Streaming
up to DSD5.6
up to DSD5.6
o
FLAC HD 192/24
o
o
o
WAV 192/24
o
o
o
ALAC 96/24
-
o
-
Gapless playback
o (FLAC, WAV, ALAC, DSD)
o (FLAC, WAV, ALAC, DSD)
o (FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC, DSD)
AirPlay Audio Streaming
o
o
o
Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones
Android / iOS
Android / iOS
Android / iOS
Compatible with Remote APP for Tablets
Android / iOS/Amazon Kindle
Android / iOS/Amazon Kindle
Android / iOS/Amazon Kindle
Ethernet Ports
o
o
o
WiFi
o
o
o
Bluetooth
o
o
o
HEOS Multiroom and Streaming
o
o
-
Network Audio Streaming
-
o
-
Internet Radio
TuneIn
TuneIn
vTuner
Spotify Connect* / Tidal* / Deezer* / others *
o / o / o / o
o / o / o / o
o / - / - / -
Lossless formats: FLAC HD 192/24 / WAV 192/24 / ALAC 192/24
o / o / o
o / o / o
o / o / 96/24
ALAC 192/24
o
o
96/24
HDMI
HDMI Inputs: Back / Front
7 / 1
7 / 1
7 / 1
HDMI Outputs: Main / Zone
2 / 1
2 / 1
2 / 1
Video Conversion Analog -> HDMI
o
o
o
Analog to HDMI Scaling
up to 4K 60/50
up to 4K 60/50
up to 4K 60/50
HDMI to HDMI Scaling
up to 4K 60/50
up to 4K 60/50
up to 4K 60/50
GUI Overlay on HDMI
o
o
o
4K Signal Pass-through / Scaling / GUI Overlay
o / o / o
o / o / o
o / o / o
HDMI pass-though in standby mode
o
o
o
Picture Adjust / Noise Reduction
o / o
o / o
o / o
CEC
o
o
o
DSD Audio Capability
o
o
o
Audio Return Channel
o
o
o
Auto LipSync
o
o
o
HDCP 2.2 support
o
o
o
HDMI: 3D / 4K / CEC / ARC
o / o / o / o
o / o / o / o
o / o / o / o
Enhanced ARC
o
o
-
Dolby Vision / HLG
o / o
o / o
- / -
Multiroom / CI
Multi-Room Zones
3
3
3
Zone Audio Source: HDMI / Opt, Coax / Network, USB / Analog
o (2ch) / o (2ch) / o / o
o / o / o / o
o (2ch) / o (2ch) / o / o
Zone Audio Output: Speaker / Preout
o / o
o / o
o / o
Zone HDMI Output from HDMI Source
o
o
o
IP Control / RS232 Control / Web Control / App Control
o / o / - / o
o / o / - / o
o / o / o / o
Remote In / Out
o / o
o / o
o / o
DC Trigger Output
2
o
2
HEOS Multiroom integrated
o
o
-
TV Sound grouping
o
o
-
Others
Auto Speaker Setup by Microphone
Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Audyssey MultEQ XT32 + PRO
FL Display
2 lines
2 lines
2 lines
Graphic User Interface - GUI
Advanced
Advanced
Advanced
ISF Certification
o
o
o
GUI Languages
9
9
9
Setup Assistant
o
o
o
Quick Select Plus / Quick Select
o / -
o / -
o / -
Variable Cross Over
o
o
o
Optimized Bass Redirection
o
o
o
Bass Sync
o
o
o
ECO Mode
o
o
o
Auto Power Off
o
o
o
Sleep Timer
o
o
o
Firmware Update by Network / USB
o / o
o / o
o / o
Inputs/Outputs
Composite In / Out
4 / 2
3+1 / 2
4+1 / 2
Component In / Out
3 / 1
2 / 1
3 / 2
HDMI In / Out
7+1 / 3
7+1 / 3
7+1 / 3
Multi-room Video Out: Video / HDMI
o / o
- / o
o / o
Analogue In / Out
6+1 / -
6+1 / -
6+1 / -
Phono (MM) In
o
o
o
Digital In: Optical / Coaxial
2 / 2
2 / 2
2 / 2
Multi-room Out: Analog / Digital
2 / -
2 / -
2 / -
Multichannel Preout
o (15.2)
o (11.2ch)
o (13.2) / -
Subwoofer Out
2 (independent)
2 (independant)
2 (independent)
7.1 Multichannel Input
o
-
o
Speaker Terminal: Gold Plated Screw / Regular Screw
o / -
- / o
o / -
Number of Speaker Terminals
15
11
11
Speaker A/B / Bi-amp Drive / Multi-Room Speaker
assignable
assignable
assignable
Speaker A / B
assignable
assignable
assignable
Bi-amp Drive
assignable
assignable
assignable
Multi-Room Speaker Terminal
assignable
assignable
assignable
Front Inputs: Audio / Composite / Digital (Opt) / HDMI / USB
- / - / - / o / o
o / o / - / o / o
o / o / - / o / o
USB Audio / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone
o / AirPlay / AirPlay
o / AirPlay / AirPlay
o / o / o
FM Tuner with RDS
-
o
o
Specifications
number of poweramps
13
11
9
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive)
-
-
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.05% 2ch Drive)
150 W
140 W
150 W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive)
190 W
175 W
190 W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 1% 1ch Drive)
210 W
205 W
210 W
General
Metal Front Panel
o
o
o
System Remote Control
RC-1221
RC-1219
RC-1194
Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display
o / o / o
- / - / -
o / o / o
Power Consumption in W
900
750
780
Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On / Off) in W
70 W / 125 W
65 / 110
70 W / 125 W
Standby Consumption in W
0.1
0.1
0.1
CEC Standby Consumption in W
0.5
0.5
0.5
Maximum Dimensions
Antenna:Horizontal: (W x D x H) in mm
Antenna:Vertical: (W x D x H) in mm
W/O Antenna: (W x D x H) in mm

434 x 482 X 195
(434 x 482 X 259)
【 434 x 472 x 195 】
434 x 393 x 167
( 434 x 393 x 235 )
【 434 x 383 x 167 】
434 x 437 x 195
( 434 x 437 x 259 )
【 434 x 427 x 195 】
Available Colours: Black / Premium Silver
o / o
o / o
o / o
Weight in kg
23.3
14.5
17.8
Network Control On Consumption in W
3.7
3.7
4.5

Awards & Reviews

  • “This flagship is brimful with everything that is currently possible in the home cinema segment.”
    “The controls of the AVC-X8500H work excellently due to its menus which are all set up in a logical way and can be read very easily.”
    “With the AVC-X8500H Denon significantly raises the bar for home cinema ‘bolides’ and achieves a sensational result of 97 points. More is hardly possible, 13 amps and the 13.2 processing build a class on their own at present.”
  • “This is the most technically accomplished set of features that we have ever seen”
    “…the X8500 supports all the immersive audio formats but it offers a level of processing that is unheard of on a AV amplifier or receiver.”
    “Denon have been making excellent AV receivers for years but what particularly impressed us was the quality of the amplification.”
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  • Online Manual
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  • AVC-X8500H Product Information Sheet
    01-08-2018
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