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Denon AVR-X8500H 13.2 Channel Flagship 4K AV Receiver Home Theater System, Black

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  • Works with Alexa, Google Assistant & Apple AirPlay
  • Powerful 13.2 channel home theater experience
  • Blockbusting 3D-sound
  • Set-up and connect with ease


  • OVERVIEW

    The Denon Flagship AVR-X8500H powers the next generation of home theater with the world’s first 13.2 channel receiver that supports the latest immersive audio formats, including IMAX Enhanced, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and unparalleled music playback options, thanks to our built-in HEOS technology, Apple AirPlay 2, and Amazon Alexa voice compatibility for seamless control.

    POWERFUL 13.2 CHANNEL HOME THEATER EXPERIENCE

    The AVR-X8500H ushers in a leading-edge home theater experience with 13.2 channels that support the latest surround sound formats and 4K Ultra HD picture.

     

    BLOCKBUSTING 3D-SOUND

    Surround yourself in cinema-grade sound from literally any direction

    IMAX ENHANCED TECHNOLOGY

    Get the most premium at-home entertainment experience with IMAX Enhanced—the latest technology program from IMAX that sets a new standard for image, sound, scale and content quality. Watch clearer pictures and brighter images. Feel immersive, heart-pounding audio delivered by DTS. See more picture on the largest screens. And experience premium content digitally remastered by IMAX.

    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 theater experience.

    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 favorite movies. The included DTS Neural:X™ gives your movies, games and music a realism unmatched by traditional 5.1 surround sound.

    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

    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 Color 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 feature will be enabled via a future firmware update.

    BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO LEGACY SOURCES

    The AVR-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.

    NEXT GENERATION VIDEO FORMATS

    The AVR-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 color. HLG offers HDR technology over broadcast content.

     

    SET-UP AND CONNECT WITH EASE

    Get your AVR-X8500H up and running in no time, perfectly tailored to your needs

    SMART TV CONNECTIVITY

    Control your Denon AVR-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 AVR-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.

    FUTUREPROOF IN ANY WAY

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

    UNWIRE YOUR SOUND

    Featuring Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity, the Denon AVR-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 favorite audio content wirelessly from your iOS devices such as an iPhone or iPad.

    Built-in HEOS technology lets you enjoy your favorite 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.

    EVERYTHING 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.

    CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE SOURCES

    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.

     

    ADVANCED SOUND PROCESSING

    Experience extraordinary sound quality from both music and movies

    POWERFUL DSP AUDIO PROCESSING

    The AVR-X8500H owns a sophisticated DSP audio processing system that incorporates no less than four powerful high speed fourth generation SHARC DSP processors, which together have a combined continuous processing capability of 10 GFLOPS (10 billion floating point numerical computations per second).

    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.

    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.

    BEST POSSIBLE SOUND STAGE

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

     

    SUPPORT FOR MAJOR VOICE CONTROL AGENTS

    Enjoy effortless voice control and total flexibility from the leading voice agents. Speak commands with Amazon Alexa , Google Assistant, Apple Siri and high-end smart home automation, Josh.ai. Ask to play your favorite music, turn the volume up, skip to the next track, switch inputs and more. Switch between voice agents, or pick a favorite to use — the choice is yours. Functionality varies by voice agent.

    AMAZON ALEXA VOICE CONTROL

    Use your voice to stream your favorite music services to this HEOS-enabled device. Ask Alexa to play music from Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music and much more. Switch between inputs (Blu-ray, DVD, Media Player, etc.), turn volume up or down, pause, mute and play the next song — all with your voice.

    To start streaming with Alexa voice commands, open the Alexa app and select “Skills.” Add HEOS Home Entertainment to enable. Then, go to Smart Home in the Alexa app menu and choose Devices and Discover or say “Alexa, discover my devices.”

    With HEOS Home Entertainment and Alexa, you can stream to this product and any other HEOS-enabled device.

    GOOGLE ASSISTANT VOICE CONTROL

    Ask your Google Home, Google app or other devices with Google Assistant built-in to control content across your listening environment. Start music in the HEOS app, then ask your Google Assistant to control volume, play, pause, skip tracks and more. ‘Works with the Google Assistant’ feature is always improving — further enhancements arrive in 2019.

    AIRPLAY 2 + APPLE SIRI VOICE CONTROL

    Stream audio from your favorite music services like Apple Music and Spotify or watch videos from services like Youtube and Netflix from any iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV and hear the audio perfectly synced to your speakers' Airplay 2 sources.

    Airplay 2 also supports multi-room audio – wirelessly stream content to multiple AirPlay 2 compatible devices simultaneously with improved audio buffering to ensure smooth audio playback. AirPlay 2 provides control and grouping of compatible audio devices within the Apple Music or Home app. Use Airplay 2 in-app or with your voice via Siri.

    JOSH.AI SMART HOME VOICE AUTOMATION

    An elevated voice agent for the high-end smart home, Josh.ai offers flexible voice control for nearly any aspect of your day-to-day experience and entertainment environment. Use voice commands to control the thermostat, lights, home appliances, speakers, AVR and more. Josh.ai is installed by custom integrators and accessed through an app on your phone or tablet. Works with iOS and Android devices.

     

    GET THE AMAZING HEOS EXPERIENCE

    Enjoy your favorite 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 Pandora®, Spotify®, Amazon Prime Music, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Soundcloud®, Tidal, Napster or Deezer.

    SELECT THE PERFECT HEOS FOR YOUR SETUP

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

    HEOS 1: Ideal for damp environments or outdoors.

    HEOS 3: The perfect choice for medium sized rooms.

    HEOS 5: Bring beautiful sound into larger rooms.

    HEOS 7: Get the party going in wider spaces and open areas.

    EXTERNAL CONTROL AND IP CONTROL CAPABILITIES

    The AVR-X8500H is part of Denon's range of IN·Command series of custom integration friendly AV components, equipped with feature-rich enhanced control capabilities and compatibility with third-party and custom integration solutions.

    The AVR-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 AVR-X8500H features an IR (infrared) remote control input on the rear panel, allowing remote control compatibility with other components in your home theater system.

    100+ YEARS OF FIRSTS IN AUDIO TECHNOLOGY

    Founded in 1910, Denon has a deep heritage of “firsts” in audio technology — from Japan’s first audio electronics manufacturer, to producing the world’s first commercial CDs. This focused investment in audio R&D ensures you get the latest technology and highest quality with every listening experience.

     

    Multichannel Surround  
    IMAX Enhanced Yes
    DTS HD Master / DTS:X Yes/Yes
    DTS Neo:X / DTS Neural:X No/Yes
    Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos Yes/Yes
    Dolby ProLogic Ilz / Dolby Surround No/Yes
    Auro 3D Yes
    Audyssey DSX No
    Multichannel Stereo Yes
    Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels 13.2
    Sound Enhancements  
    Mono Block Power Amp Construction Yes (L/R separated)
    Discrete Power Amplifier Yes
    D.D.S.C. HD Digital Yes (32-bit)
    Pure Direct Yes
    Gold Plated RCA Terminals Yes
    Clock Jitter Reducer Yes
    Alpha Processing AL32 Processing
    Multichannel
    Denon Link HD Yes
    Audyssey MultEQ XT32
    Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic Volume Yes/Yes
    Audyssey LFC Yes
    Compressed Audio Restorer Yes
    Network  
    DLNA Certified Yes
    Lossy Formats: MP3 / WMA / AAC Yes/Yes/Yes
    Lossless Formats: FLAC / ALAC / WAV Yes/Yes/Yes
    DSD Audio Streaming Yes  (5.6 MHz)
    Gapless playback Yes (FLAC, WAV, ALAC, DSD)
    Photo Streaming (JPEG) No
    Windows PlayTo / Windows8 Certified No
    Internet Radio Yes (TuneIn)
    Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones Denon 2016 AVR Remote
    Compatible with Remote APP for Tablets Android / iOS / Amazon Kindle
    Ethernet Ports Yes
    Wi-Fi Yes
    Bluetooth Yes
    Media Server Yes
    HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Technology Yes
    Lossless formats: FLAC HD 192/24 / WAV 192/24 / ALAC 192/24 Yes/Yes/Yes
    FLAC HD 192/24 Yes
    WAV 192/24 Yes
    ALAC 192/24 Yes
    Spotify* Yes (connect)
    Pandora Yes
    SiriusXM* Yes
    Other Streaming Services* Amazon Music / TIDAL / Deezer / iHeart Radio / Napster / Soundcloud / Mood Mix
    HEOS App Control Yes
    AirPlay / Airplay2 Audio Streaming Yes/Yes
    HDMI  
    HDMI Inputs: Back / Front 7/1
    HDCP 2.2 support Yes
    HDMI Outputs: Main / Zone 2/2
    Video Conversion Analog -> HDMI Yes
    Analog to HDMI Scaling up to 4K 60/50
    HDMI to HDMI Scaling up to 4K 60/50
    GUI Overlay on HDMI Yes
    3D Signal Pass-through Yes
    4K Signal Pass-through / Scaling / GUI Overlay Yes/Yes/Yes
    HDMI Pass-Through in Standby Mode Yes
    Picture Adjust / Noise Reduction Yes/Yes
    CEC Yes
    DSD Audio Capability Yes
    Audio Return Channel Yes
    Auto LipSync Yes
    HDMI: 3D / 4K / CEC / ARC / InstaPrevue Yes/Yes/Yes/Yes/Yes
    Enhanced Audio Return Channel Yes
    HLG / Dolby Vision N/A
    HDR / HLG / Dolby Vision Yes/Yes/Yes
    Multi-room / CI  
    Multi-Room Zones 3/3
    Zone Audio Source: HDMI / Opt, Coax / Network, USB / Analog Yes (2ch) /Yes (2ch )/ Yes / Yes
    Zone Audio Output: Speaker / Preout Yes/Yes
    Zone HDMI Output from HDMI Source Yes
    IP Control / RS232 Control / Web Control / App Control Yes/Yes/Yes/Yes
    Remote In / Out Yes/Yes
    DC Trigger Output 2
    HDMI Diagnostics Yes
    Others  
    Auto Speaker Setup by Microphone Audyssey MultEQ XT32
    FL Display 2 lines
    Graphic User Interface - GUI Advanced
    ISF Certification Yes
    GUI Languages 3
    Setup Assistant Yes
    Quick Select Plus / Quick Select Yes/No
    Firmware Update by: Network / USB Yes/Yes
    Variable Cross Over Yes
    Optimized Bass Redirection Yes
    Bass Sync Yes
    ECO Mode Yes
    Auto Power Off Yes
    Sleep Timer Yes
    Inputs/Outputs  
    Composite In / Out 4/1
    Component In / Out 3/1
    HDMI In / Out 7+1 / 3
    Multi-room Video Out: Video / HDMI Yes/Yes
    Analog In / Out 6/0
    Phono (MM) In Yes
    Digital In: Optical / Coaxial 2/2
    Multi-room Out: Analog / Digital 2/0
    Multichannel Preout Yes (13.2ch)
    Subwoofer Out 2 (independent)
    7.1 Multichannel Input Yes
    Speaker Terminal: Gold Plated Screw / Regular Screw No/Yes
    Number of Speaker Terminals 15
    Speaker A / B Assignable
    Bi-amp Drive Assignable
    Multi-Room Speaker Terminal Assignable
    Front Inputs: Audio / Composite / Digital (Opt) / HDMI / USB No/No/No/Yes/Yes
    USB Audio / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone Yes/No/No
    AM/FM Tuner Yes
    Specifications  
    Number of Power Amps 13
    Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive) N/A
    Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.05% 2ch Drive) 150 W
    Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive) 190 W
    Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% 1ch Drive) 260 W
    General  
    Metal Front Panel Yes
    System Remote Control RC-1221
    Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display Yes/No/No
    Power Consumption in W 900
    Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On / Off) in W N/A
    Standby Consumption in W 0.1
    CEC Standby Consumption in W 0.5
    Network Control On Consumption in W 3.5
    Maximum Dimensions 17.08 x 18.7 x 7.72
    Antenna: Horizontal: (W x D x H) in Inches  
    Antenna: Vertical: (W x D x H) in Inches  
    W/O Antenna: (W x D x H) in Inches  
    Weight in lb 51.6
    Denon AVR-X8500H Receiver
    Quick Start Guide
    Safety Instructions
    Notes on Radio
    Cable labels
    Power cord
    FM indoor antenna
    AM loop antenna
    Sound calibration microphone
    Sound calibration microphone stand
    Remote control unit (RC-1221)
    LR6/AA batteries
    External antennas for Bluetooth/wireless connectivity
    Warranty (for North America model only)
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