AV receiver with 13.2 channels that support the latest surround sound formats and 4K Ultra HD

The Denon Flagship AVR-X8500H powers the next generation of home theater with the world�s first 13.2 channel AV Receiver that supports the latest immersive audio formats, including 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.

Black Silver
Denon Signature Sound

Sonic Innovation
For the Past 110 Years

For more than a century, we've crafted cutting-edge audio products that deliver the ultimate detail. Our Japanese heritage inspires us, and each product is hand-tuned by our sound master. Prepare to hear sound differently. 

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound quality. This is my 3rd Denon Receiver. The upgrade in sound and build quality in the AVR-X8500H is excellent. I would not buy any other vendors receiver. My past experience has proven the conclusion that Denon is the receiver to buy.
Date published: 2021-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Receiver This is my first Denon receiver and I am completely blown away by it. I have owned other numerous brands of receivers and Denon has made me true believer in the quality of their components. It has such superb sound and picture. Also the build quality is great and it shows on every component that I have connected to it. Plus I like how that there will be a HDMI hardware upgrade eventually later on this year to help future proof this component. Thank you Denon for such a wonderful component.
Date published: 2020-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Here's the deal. I gave my niece and her husband my Onkyo 1009 AVR and I purchased the Denon AVR-X8500H and never looked back..! This bad boy has 15 channels but only 13 can be used at one time, so I'm hooked up to 11 channels at the moment, with two large Polk floor standing speakers that are bi-amped and 9 satellite speakers and one sub, this is perfect for my apartment. One thing that caught my attention about the Denon was when I compared it to the big Integra DRX-R1.1, the two front channels on the Integra are strapped with two AKM 4490 Dacs while the other channels are using the AKM 4458 Dacs and only 3 SHARC DSP chips. The Denon X8500H is fired up with 4 SHARC, 4th generation DSP chips, with the AL(alpha) 32 processing chips which supports the 192 kHz multi-channel sampling rate designed for the Blu-ray discs on every channel.! Then they strapped this bad boy for the BEST possible soundstage and dynamic range, with the reference AK4490EQ DAC on EVERY CHANNEL, the method to this madness is totally different... My center speaker has NEVER sounded like this before and my little satellites have ALL come ALIVE, these little guys are performing like they are on steroids..!!! The DSP sound processing is on the money, this unit is worth EVERY penny as far as I'm concerned. Wheater it's Blu-ray, CD, USB or Streaming I get a different presentation every time. Denon is correct when they call this a listening experience.
Date published: 2019-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WoooooooooooooooooW This is my first denon receiver. Avr-x8500h. I was using anthem. That's was pure raw processor but this 8500 is really theatre processor and not just home theatre receiver. After I stalling the full 15.2 channels I feel complete. Thing is please some one suggest do I have to use pre amp for this processor as it get more warmer in eco mode off.
Date published: 2018-12-12
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