Enjoy the most complete surround sound experience with latest audio formats Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D built-in. Most remarkably, the 11 channel amplification allows for setting up a full 7.2.4 3D experience without the need of an external amplifier.
The AVC-X6500H features a sophisticated power amplifier section with 11 channels in a monolithic amplifier design for ultimate clarity and power. Each channel is rated at 205 watts and all channels are able to safely drive lower impedance speakers (down to 4 ohms). There’s also an Auto Eco mode that adjusts the maximum power available according to the volume level as well as an on-screen Eco meter that lets you see the power consumption reduction in real time.
The AVC-X6500H’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 at hand as well. You can also enjoy ultra-high-definition pictures from legacy analogue and digital sources.
Every sound, all your music, controlled effortlessly. Full wireless connectivity is provided via both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Apple Airplay is supported. The built-in HEOS technology allows the AVC-X6500H to become the app-controlled heart of a whole-house wireless multi-room sound network.
The AVC-X6500H easily guides you through the set-up process to ensure the most accurate configuration. Optimize all settings for the best possible sound and video quality with your system from the get-go. The most advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room measurement system provides for best sound in every room.
Control the AVR hands-free with Amazon Alexa and your voice. Adjust the volume, skip to the next track, switch inputs for your different media players and more — “Just Ask.” Download the HEOS Home Entertainment Skill to enable Amazon Alexa voice commands for your AVC-X6500H, HEOS devices and other select Denon products. Amazon Echo device required.
Surround yourself in cinema-grade sound from literally any direction.
Feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos transports you into the story with moving audio that flows all around you with breathtaking realism. Enjoy a 5.2 or 7.2 surround sound speaker system and 4 additional overhead speakers or 4 Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for the ultimate home theatre experience - including Dolby Surround upmixer for legacy content.
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 spatial remapping engine, DTS Neural:X™, gives your movie, game and music collections a new lease on life! With DTS Virtual:X you can enjoy an 3D audio experience even without installed overhead speakers. DTS:X brings the theatre home.
Auro-3D® elevates the home theatre experience to amazing new levels by delivering the excitement of three-dimensional sound for music, games, broadcast, and films while enhancing your existing audio-visual collection, thanks to Auromatic up-mixing engine.
Enjoy ultra-high-definition pictures, even from analogue and digital SD sources.
All eight HDMI inputs and two 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), Dolby Vision compatibility, HLG support and 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support. It is even ready for Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) for 3D audio broadcast over TV.
The AVC-X6500H owns 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.
The AVC-X6500H supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) video format. It is even Dolby Vision compatible and supports HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). Dolby Vision transforms the viewing experiences with astonishing brightness, contrast, and colour. HLG offers HDR technology over broadcast content.
Get your AVC-X6500H up and running in no time, perfectly tailored to your needs.
The AVC-X6500H features the most advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room acoustic measurement system including Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Dynamic EQ, LFC and SubEQ HT. Through these technologies, and with the supplied microphone, it exactly analyses each speaker's output to optimize the overall listening experience. With the additional Audyssey MultEQ Editor App (available for purchase), very advanced users can even go further "under the hood" if desired.
The AVC-X6500H is equipped with an advanced dual antenna system for robust and error-free streaming, featuring Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity as well as Apple's AirPlay 2 for direct music playback from Apple's iDevices.
With the "Denon AVR Remote" app you can control the receiver's operation and even control your connected Denon Blu-ray player. With the HEOS app you easily command your music and multi-room streaming.
Store your preferred set-up and sound mode for every source, so that you can jump right to them by the push of a button on the front panel and the remote control.
Experience extraordinary sound quality from both music and movies.
The AVR owns a sophisticated DSP audio processing system that incorporates no less than 4 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).
The AVC-X6500H features high resolution audio decoding with multiple lossless file types including ALAC, FLAC and WAV at up to 24-bit/196-kHz along with compatibility for 2.8/5.6-MHz DSD files (DSD is the audio coding format of SACD).
AL32 Processing Multi-channel provides ultra-high-resolution digital audio filtering and precision for all audio channels, to deliver a natural soundstage with enhanced imaging. For contents recorded in multi-channel such as Blu-ray discs, the recorded low frequency effects (LFE) may be out of synch and delayed. Bass Sync technology corrects such a delay of low frequency effects for the perfect audio experience.
For optimum fidelity and the widest dynamic range with lowest distortion, the AVC-X6500H features advanced reference-class 32-bit AKM AK4458VN D/A converters on all channels. This ensures consistent high fidelity and precise channel matching across all channels for the ultimate listening experience.
Enjoy your favourite music anywhere – and everywhere – around your home. Share music stored on your home network, Internet radio or streaming services with HEOS wireless speakers, or even other HEOS-capable receivers, throughout the house. Control it all with the free HEOS app. Enjoy music from Spotify, TuneIn Internet radio, Amazon Music, Sound Cloud, Tidal, Napster or Deezer.
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.
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 speakers 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.
The AVC-X6500H's built-in HEOS technology allows you to stream your favourite music wirelessly around your home to any other HEOS speaker.
HEOS 1: Ideal for damp environments or outdoors.
With the included phono input, the AVC-X6500H lets you connect your turntable and play vinyl records. Enjoy your vintage collection with exceptional quality and sound
The AVC-X6500H is equipped with a range of features to provide enhanced control capabilities and compatibility with 3rd party and custom integration solutions including Crestron Connected.
It can be set up and operated by a home computer on the network via IP control, either via wired LAN connection or Wi-Fi. 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-X6500H features an IR (infrared) remote control input on the rear panel, allowing remote control compatibility with other components in your home theatre system.
The SRM - Smart Remote Management feature let's CI dealers connect via ihiji or Domotz for system maintanance from a remote distance.
AL32 Processing Multichannel
up to DSD5.6
(FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC, DSD)
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Android / iOS
Android / iOS/Amazon Kindle
7 / 1
2 / 1
480i/576i up to 4K 60/50
up to 4K 60/50
(2ch) / (2ch) / /
Audyssey MultEQ XT32
4 / 2
7+1 / 3
2 / 2
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/ AirPlay / AirPlay
65 W / 110 W
434 x 389 x 167 ( 434 x 389 x 235 )【 434 x 379 x 167 】
We could simply have reposted our
AVR-X6400H review and headed it with a note saying ‘imagine this, but better’. That wouldn’t of course have taken into account the addition of Alexa Voice Control and Apple AirPlay2 to Denon’s features arsenal, but would still be a decent summation of the AVC-X6500H’s sonic capabilities.