AVR-X8500HA

13.2 Ch. 150W 8K AV Receiver with HEOS® Built-in

C$ 5,999.00
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Upgrade your expectations in home theater and audio entertainment with the AVR-X8500HA – the world’s first 13.2Ch 8K AV receiver.

  • 13.2 channels
  • 150 watts per channel
  • 8K Ultra HD
  • 3D Audio
  • HEOS Built-in
  • 8 HDMI inputs

Color
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AVR-X8500HA

AVR-X8500HA

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C$ 5,999.00
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AVR-X8500HA
AVR-X8500HA

Discover our reference AV receiver for home theater

Powering the next generation of entertainment with a top power, performance and feature set.

The home theater reference

AVR-X8500HA

Optimized for high-impact audio experiences

AVR-X8500HA

Optimized for high-impact audio experiences

Featuring Denon’s most advanced and sophisticated power amplifier design, the AVR-X8500HA delivers high-power performance at 150 watts per channel (8 Ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, THD: 0.05%, 2Ch driven) to ensure a dynamic and precise entertainment experience. Low impedance drivers provide operational stability for a wide range of speakers and create a balanced, tonal sound.

The AVR-X8500HA offers an advanced HDMI section (8 in/3 out) with a dedicated 8K input that supports 8K/60Hz or 4K/120Hz video pass-through. All HDMI inputs feature 4:4:4 Pure Color sub sampling, HDR10, Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) and BT.2020 pass-through support for exceptional color, clarity, and contrast. Enjoy 8K upscaling.

Immerse yourself in 3D audio with Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X®, DTS Virtual:X™, DTS:X Pro®, IMAX® Enhanced, and Auro-3D®. The AVR-X8500HA supports up to 13.2 channels to power up to a 7.2.6 or 9.2.4 speaker configuration for more immersive, 3D audio experiences.

Listen from any room for a connected, whole-home audio experience. The AVR-X8500HA also works with the newly introduced Denon Home speakers to let you enjoy your music in every room.

Connected Home

The HEOS® App
Brings It All Together

Fill your entire home with stellar sound. With HEOS®, you can pair all of your Denon devices on your network to create a captivating audio experience.


  • Seamless multi-room audio
  • Vivid & spacious sound
  • Full voice control


Start filling your home with sound.

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. 

Key Technologies

  • Works with Amazon Alexa Use your voice to stream your favorite music services through Alexa with HEOS® Built-in. Turn volume up or down, pause, mute and play the next song — all with your voice.
  • Works with AirPlay 2 Stream audio or video from your favorite streaming services using your smart device. Hear audio perfectly synced to your speakers from AirPlay 2 sources. AirPlay 2 also supports multi-room audio.
  • Works with Auro3D Auro-3D elevates the home theater experience to amazing new levels by delivering the excitement of 3D sound for music, games, broadcast, and films, thanks to the Auro-Matic upmixing engine.
  • Works with Dolby Atmos Upgrade your home theater with height speakers to unleash a fully immersive 3D audio experience, or engage all speakers to create 3D audio sensation from legacy content even without height speakers.
  • Works with Dolby Vision Enjoy Dolby Vision content from a compatible source device and TV. Dolby Vision is a stunning HDR imaging technology that brings extraordinary color, contrast, and brightness to the screen.
  • Works with DTS:X DTS:X immersive audio content places sound where it would naturally occur in space, creating lifelike, multi- dimensional audio. DTS Neural:X upmixer offers heightened realism for legacy content.
  • Works with DTSX-Pro Featuring the latest audio format support to experience your entertainment decoded with the most current DTS 3D audio technology. Enjoy up to 13.2 channels of audio processing in exquisite detail.
  • Ask your Google Home Google Home or other devices with Google Assistant built-in can control content across your listening environment. Ask your Google Assistant to control volume, play, pause, skip tracks and more.
  • Supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) Supports HDR (High Dynamic Range), HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), as well as Dynamic HDR and HDR10+ pass-through to optimize shadows and highlights. HLG offers HDR technology over broadcast content.
  • Heos Built In Play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room via a variety of streaming sources. Add Denon Home speakers to more rooms and control it all with the HEOS app.
  • Works with IMAX Enhanced IMAX Enhanced is the latest technology from DTS that sets a new standard. See clearer and brighter picture, feel immersive lifelike audio, and experience premium content digitally remastered by IMAX.
  • Works with Roon Get more out of your digital music library with searchable, surfable information about your favorite artists and songs. Find lyrics, concert dates, photos, bios, reviews and more.
  • Enjoy pristine 8K picture quality Enjoy pristine 8K picture quality on your 8K TV or projector. Supports both 8K pass-through and 8K upscaling of 4K content. Supports HDCP 2.3 for peace of mind when streaming copy protected content.
  • Works with Bluetooth Connect and play music directly from your smartphone, tablet or other compatible device
  • Works with Apple Siri With Siri compatibility, users can play music, adjust volume, and switch inputs using voice control. AirPlay 2 features in compatible devices can also be controlled with your voice via Siri.
  • Works with Audyssey With the supplied Audyssey measuring microphone, Audyssey measures all the speakers in your home theater, and tunes the AV receiver to provide most optimal overall listening experience for your room.
  • Works with Denon AVR Remote App The Denon AVR Remote control app allows you to turn the receiver on and off, select an input source, adjust volume, and browse music from your phone or in a USB drive when connected to the receiver.
  • Includes front USB port A front USB port supports up to 24bit/192kHz hi- res audio playback from a USB drive. Supported audio formats are MP3, WMA, WAV, MPEG-4/AAC, FLAC, and ALAC.
  • Includes HDMI eARC and ARC Supports the latest technology on HDMI inputs and output. ARC (Audio Return Channel) or eARC (Enhanced ARC) makes playing TV audio through your AV receiver simple with just a single HDMI connection.
  • Works with OvrC Domotz Pro and OvrC remote system monitoring and management technology programs allow custom integrators to monitor the status of connected products and troubleshoot remotely.
  • Compatible with Next Generation Gaming Supports Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) for smooth, lag- free gaming experience when connected with the compatible gaming devices.

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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Monster Receiver When I say a monster I mean it in the most positive way. Sure it’s large and a bit heavy but it is packed full of features. We bought it to use with a new flat screen that really needed eARC to take full advantage of its features. Our old Denon didn’t have eARC and I had to use a preamp to power my front and rear ATMOS speakers. This AVR does it all and the sound is fantastic. Since I was replacing a Denon my cabinet was all ready and it literally took just minutes to install. Setup was very familiar so it was smooth and easy to run through the speaker selection and run the Audyssey calibrations. This is my fourth Denon and I still use them all.
Date published: 2024-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Vibes Easy to set up, the Dolby Atmos made even my 5.1 setup amazing. Solid buy.
Date published: 2022-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Denon Must have AVR! The Denon X8500HA is a beast of an AVR. This unit makes my full Klispsch surrond speaker system sound like no other AVR I have had, I have had Onkyo, Yamaha, and Marantz, all highend units, but this Denon blows them away.
Date published: 2022-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from .AVR x8500HA The sound quality is great!!!! It was fairy easy to set to set up except for setting up speakers for zone 2 or 3,still trying to figure out -manual is vague on this. I have been using onkyo products for the last 20 years or so and have had some issues so I thought I would try Denon. The sound is much much better than my old units from onkyo. The picture is amazing the colors are amazing. Streaming with heos works great. My wife did not think that I needed a replacement as the old onkyo still works-she now thinks it was a great replacement and that we did need it(not just a want). Once I figure out how to get zone 2 hooked up and working -this will be a perfect avr. Denon has beat my expectations with this product. I say to anyone who is thinking about buying this avr-x8500ha -just do it.
Date published: 2022-03-21
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Questions

I have a X4400H. With SVS Ultra BS+Center, Prime BS, Jamo S622 for atmos and 2x PC2000 Subwoofers. My Room has some reflection issues. What would be the best upgrade 8500HA or Cinema30 also thinking of DLART comming later? When i bought the X4400

Asked by: Astennu
Hello, The AVR-X4400H, AVR-X8500HA and the Cinema 30 offer advanced room correction software. If you have room reflection issues, you can either upgrade to the MultEQ X software (see Audyssey's wesbite for details) which takes room correction to a higher level, or you can opt for Marantz' Cinema 30 which offers the option of Dirac Live. Here is a link to Audyssey's website for details on MultEQ X: https://audyssey.com/
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2024-06-24

AVR-X8500HA vs AVR- X4800H Which is better? I realize that the 8500HA has a more powerful amp and more channels that I'll probably never use. Is the X4800H a newer and better model?

Asked by: keithwetsuits
Hello Keithwetsuits, and thank you for your inquiry. Both receivers, the AVR-X8500H and the AVR-X4800H, are great choices for any surround sound system. The updated version, the AVR-X8500HA (HA), is still the superior unit sonically. However, if you do not require the extra power that the 8500HA provides, the AVR-X4800H will certainly not disappoint. The AVR-X4800H will provide additional 8K video connections, while the 8500H will give you more control over demanding speakers. We hope you find this information helpful. Sincerely, Denon
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2024-06-17

How do I bi-amp the centre channel if I'm using front height speakers?

Asked by: RHannay39
Hello. If you have the Height 1 speaker ports already in use for Front Height speakers, the way to bi-amp the center channel is to bi-amp as per the manual (using the center channel and Height 1 L ports). From there you will need to add an optional external stereo power amplifier to the AVR-X8500HA's Height 1 L&R pre-out - which itself will power the Front Height speakers.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2024-05-10

Upgrading from 4500. Only using it for den in 2 Chanel sometimes 3. The 6800 vs 8500 which is better amp for sound. 10 watts not a big deal using Martin Logan XT60i..4 ohm. What kind of power will I get. What’s the best one? 8500 gonna be 8600 soon?

Asked by: Cagney
Hello, Owing to it's more advanced power amplification circuitry, the AVR-X8500HA is better equipped than the AVR-X6800H to bring out the best in your XT60i speakers and handling their impedance swings. How much power will be delivered is down to how much power your speakers are demanding at any specified volume level. With a sensitivity rating of 94 dB, your XT60i's will demand only a few watts to go very loud in a large room. Your Martin Logans will require a good deal of grip from the AVR to sound composed, and this is where the AVR-X8500HA has the edge over the AVR-X6800H. It's current delivery is even more stable than that of the AVR-X6800H when the going gets tough.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2024-03-25

Playing older DVD/Blu Ray discs (Gladiator, Se7en, T2) with either DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete or Matrix, or THX's 5.1 EX, can this receiver handle/decode it correctly as older units did as these are not listed. If not what do you lose or how is it played.

Asked by: Fohead8
Hello, Yes - The AVR-X8500HA can support the earlier surround encodings on DVD/Blu-ray discs.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2024-01-16

I read a review that stated this unit is made in Japan, is that still true for the current units shipping to the US? Thanks

Asked by: Carlito
Hello, We only manufacture the AVR-X8500HA in Japan.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-12-12

I recently purchased the AVR X8500H and currently am running 11.2 which includes 4 height speakers. I plan to add a CH, TS, TML and TMR speakers. I am assuming I will have to use the Audessey setup to get the new speakers integrated correctly?

Asked by: wstonejack
Hello, To boost how the AVR-X8500H performs with your speakers, we recommend using Audyssey once have your speakers all in place. The optional Audyssey app provides extra user control over what is already provided. The optional Audyssey MultEQ X computer software takes Audyssey to a level which can maximize a system's performance.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2024-02-15

could process 15 chanelс with external amplifiers.?

Asked by: Ivan B
Hello, The AVR-X8500HA can process 13.2 channels. It has pre-outs for 15 channels, but that is so you can switch between two configuration presets when using external power amplification. For example; you could have one speaker configuration in your room where it's set-up to support a Dolby Atmos feed, and another where it supports an Auro 3D feed.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-08-28
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