Denon AVC-X8500H AV Receiver
POWERFUL 13.2 CHANNEL HOME THEATRE EXPERIENCE
The Denon AVC-X8500H AV Receiver ushers in a leading-edge home theatre experience with 13 channels of built-in amplification to enable premium 3D surround sound up to 7.2.6 without external amplification and support the latest 4K Ultra HD picture standards.
The Denon Flagship AVC-X8500H powers the next generation of a home theatre with the world’s first 13.2 channel AV Amplifier that supports the latest immersive audio formats, including IMAX Enhanced, 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.
Surround yourself with cinema-grade sound from literally any direction.
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.
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.
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.
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 analogue and digital SD sources.
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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.
BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO LEGACY SOURCES
The Denon AVC-X8500H AV Receiver boasts an advanced video processor to upscale existing lower resolution video from any analogue 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 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.
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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.
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.
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*.
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.
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 Denon AVC-X8500H AV Receiver with your TV remote. The Smart Menu home screen provides you quick access to source and surrounds mode selections, the AVR’s setup menu and four Smart Selects.
ADVANCED SOUND PROCESSING
Experience extraordinary sound quality from both music and movies.
POWERFUL DSP AUDIO PROCESSING
The AVC-X8500H owns a sophisticated DSP audio processing system that incorporates two latest generations high-performance dual core SHARC DSP Griffin Lite.
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 the 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
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.
Stream audio from your favourite music services like Apple Music and Spotify or watch videos from services like YouTube and Netflix from any iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV all while the audio is perfectly synced to your speaker’s AirPlay 2 sources.
AirPlay 2 also supports multi-room audio. This allows you to 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.
HEOS + ALEXA – SPEAK YOUR COMMANDS.
Use your voice to stream your favourite music services to this HEOS-enabled device. Ask Alexa to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, and more. You can also turn the 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. Play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, and TuneIn with more streaming services also to come. All you have to do is ask.
Ask your Google Home, Google app or other devices with Google Assistant built-in to control the 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.
EXTERNAL CONTROL AND IP CONTROL CAPABILITIES
The Denon AVC-X8500H AV Receiver is equipped with feature-rich enhanced control capabilities and compatibility with third-party and custom integration solutions.
The Denon 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.