The AVC-X8500H 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 supports latest 4K Ultra HD picture standards.
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.
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 analogue and digital sources.
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.*This feature becomes available in Spring 2018. Availability varies by country.
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.
Surround yourself in cinema-grade sound from literally any direction.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy ultra-high-definition pictures, even from analog and digital SD sources.
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.
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.
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.
Get your AVC-X8500H up and running in no time, perfectly tailored to suit your needs.
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.
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.*This feature becomes available in Spring 2018. Availability varies by country.
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.
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.
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.
Experience extraordinary sound quality from both music and movies.
The AVC-X8500H owns a sophisticated DSP audio processing system that incorporates two latest generation high performance dual core SHARC DSP Griffin Lite.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HEOS 1: Ideal for damp environments or outdoors.
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.
AL32 Processing Multichannel
up to DSD5.6
(FLAC, WAV, ALAC, DSD)
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Android / iOS
Android / iOS/Amazon Kindle
7 / 1
2 / 1
up to 4K 60/50
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Audyssey MultEQ XT32
4 / 2
3 / 1
7+1 / 3
2 / 2
/ / / /
/ AirPlay / AirPlay
434 x 482 X 195(434 x 482 X 259)【 434 x 472 x 195 】
“…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.”
“Deepwater Horizon sounded even better using the 9.2.4 configuration and we didn't think that was possible. Denon are certainly to be congratulated for delivering such sophisticated processing in an AV amplifier and for including all the necessary amplification as well.”
…it probably shouldn't come as a surprise to discover that the X8500 sounds fantastic, regardless of how many channels you're using. Denon know their way around an amplifier and combination of the power of their earlier AV amplifiers and state-of-the-art processing results in a product that is adept with both music and movies. Of course where the X8500 really gets a chance to shine is with immersive audio content and regardless of what speaker configuration you choose it will handle the sound field with remarkable assurance, effortlessly steering effects around the room. It also has sufficient power to deliver impact where necessary, whilst retaining a delicate touch when it comes to the more subtle aspects of sound design.”
“The Denon AVC-X8500H takes multi-channel surround sound and immersive audio to a level previously only available on high-end AV processors and it does so whilst also providing all the amplification necessary in a single box. The fact that Denon have managed to deliver all of this power and processing for just £3,299 is even more impressive and makes the X8500 unique. If you're looking for an AV amplifier that can handle 13.1-channel processing it should obviously be at the top of your list because it's the only one. That alone is enough to make the X8500 a reference point but once you also factor in the performance, features and price, it becomes an easy decision to award a rare reference status badge.”
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