Denon AVC-X8500H 13.2 Channel AV Receiver

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Product Code: DEN-AVC-X8500H
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Powerful 13.2 Channel Home Theatre Experience

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.

Supports the Latest Surround 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 analogue 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.

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

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 - 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.

Denon AVC-X8500H AV Receiver

DTS:X - 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.

Denon AVC-X8500H AV Receiver

Auro 3D - 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.

Denon AVC-X8500H AV Receiver

Geared up for 4K Ultra HD

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

Futureproof in Every 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.

Denon AVC-X8500H AV Receiver

Breathe New Life Into Legacy Sources

The AVC-X8500H 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.

Denon AVC-X8500H AV Receiver

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.

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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 for Simple Setup and Room Calibration

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.

Denon AVC-X8500H AV Receiver

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.

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

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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.

Denon AVC-X8500H AV Receiver

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.

Denon AVC-X8500H AV Receiver

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.

Denon AVC-X8500H AV Receiver

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 generation high performance dual core SHARC DSP Griffin Lite.

Denon AVC-X8500H AV Receiver

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.

Denon AVC-X8500H AV Receiver

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.

Denon AVC-X8500H AV Receiver

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.

Denon AVC-X8500H AV Receiver

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.

Denon AVC-X8500H AV Receiver

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.


HEOS 1: Ideal for damp environments or outdoors.

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HEOS 3: The perfect choice for medium sized rooms.

Denon AVC-X8500H AV Receiver


HEOS 5: Bring beautiful sound into larger rooms.

Denon AVC-X8500H AV Receiver

Living Room

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

Denon AVC-X8500H AV Receiver

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.

Multichannel Surround
DTS HD Master / DTS:X ✓ / ✓
DTS Neo:X / DTS Neural:X - / ✓
DTS Virtual:X ✓ (Update)
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos ✓ / ✓
Dolby ProLogic Il / Dolby Surround - / ✓
Auro 3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel Stereo
Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels 13.2
Sound Enhancements
Mono Block Power Amp Construction ✓ (L/R Separated)
Discrete Power Amplifier 13
D.D.S.C. HD Digital ✓ (32 Bit)
Pure Direct
High Grade Audio Components
Gold Plated RCA Terminals
Clock Jitter Reducer
Alpha Processing AL32 Processing Multichannel
Denon Link HD
Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic Volume ✓ / ✓
Audyssey LFC
Audyssey APP Support
Compressed Audio Restorer
HEOS Multiroom and Streaming
Lossy Formats: MP3 / WMA / AAC ✓ / ✓ / ✓
Lossless Formats: FLAC / ALAC / WAV ✓ / ✓ / ✓
DSD Audio Streaming Up to DSD 5.6
FLAC HD 192/24
WAV 192/24
ALAC 192/24
Gapless Playback ✓ (FLAC, WAV, ALAC, DSD)
AirPlay Audio Streaming
Internet Radio TuneIn
Spotify Connect / Tidal / Deezer / Others ✓ / ✓ / ✓ / ✓
Amazon Prime Music / Pandora ✓ / ✓
Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones Android / iOS
Compatible with Remote APP for Tablets Android / iOS / Amazon Kindle
Ethernet Ports
AirPlay 2 ✓ (Update)
HDMI Inputs: Back / Front 7 / 1
HDCP 2.2 Support
HDMI Outputs: Main / Zone 2 / 1
Video Conversion Analogue -> HDMI
Analogue to HDMI Scaling Up to 4K 60/50
HDMI to HDMI Scaling Up to 4K 60/50
GUI Overlay on HDMI
HDMI: 3D / 4K / CEC / ARC ✓ / ✓ / ✓ / ✓
Enhanced ARC
Dolby Vision / HLG ✓ / ✓
4K Signal Pass-Through / Scaling / GUI Overlay ✓ / ✓ / ✓
HDMI Pass-Through in Standby Mode
Picture Adjust / Noise Reduction ✓ / ✓
DSD Audio Capability
Auto LipSync
Multiroom / CI
HEOS Multi-Room Integrated
TV Sound Grouping
Multi-Room Zones 3
Main Room Multi-Channel Audio - Zone Stereo Downmix
Zone Audio Source: HDMI / Opt, Coax / Network, USB / Analogue ✓ (2 Ch) / ✓ (2 Ch) / ✓ / ✓
Zone Audio Output: Speaker / Preout ✓ / ✓
Zone HDMI Output from HDMI Source
IP Control / RS232 Control / Web Control / App Control ✓ / ✓ / - / ✓
Remote In / Out ✓ / ✓
DC Trigger Output 2
Auto Speaker Setup by Microphone Audyssey MultEQ XT32
FL Display 2 Lines
Graphic User Interface - GUI Advanced
ISF Certification
GUI Languages 9
Setup Assistant
Quick Select Plus / Quick Select ✓ / -
Firmware Update by Network / USB ✓ / ✓
Variable Cross Over
Optimised Bass Redirection
Bass Sync
ECO Mode
Auto Power Off
Sleep Timer
Inputs / Outputs
Composite In / Out 4 / 2
Component In / Out 3 / 1
HDMI In / Out 7+1 / 3
Multi-Room Video Out: Video / HDMI ✓ / ✓
Analogue In / Out 6+1 / -
Phono (MM) In
Digital In: Optical / Coaxial 2 / 2
Multi-Room Out: Analogue / Digital 2 / -
Multichannel Preout ✓ (15.2)
Subwoofer Out 2 (Independent)
7.1 Multichannel Input
Speaker Terminal: Gold Plated Screw / Regular Screw ✓ / -
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 - / - / - / ✓ / ✓
USB Audio / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone ✓ / ✓ (AirPlay) / ✓ (AirPlay)
Number of Poweramps 13
Power Output (8 Ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.05% THD, 2 Ch Driven) 150 W
Power Output (6 Ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% THD, 2 Ch Driven) 190 W
Power Output (6 Ohm, 1 kHz, 1% THD, 1 Ch Driven) 210 W
Available Colours: Black / Premium Silver ✓ / -
Metal Front Panel
System Remote Control RC-1221
Pre-Programmed / Learnable / LCD Display ✓ / ✓ / ✓
Power Consumption 900 W
Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On / Off) 70 W / 125 W
Standby Consumption 0.1 W
CEC Standby Consumption 0.5 W
Network Control On Consumption 3.7 W
Dimensions - Antenna: Horizontal (W x D x H) 434 x 482 x 195 mm
Dimensions - Antenna: Vertical (W x D x H) 434 x 482 x 259 mm
Dimensions - No Antenna (W x D x H) 434 x 472 x 195 mm
Weight 23.3 kg
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