And this year, Denon delivered with the unveiling of the AVR-X8500H, the world’s first 13.2 channel AV receiver. It’s already been well-received by the press and was awarded an AVS Forum Best of CES 2018 accolade during the show, and was selected for Residential Systems CES Picks recognition.
The AVR-X8500H supports DTS:X and Dolby Atmos, with up to 7.1.6 or 9.1.4 speaker configurations, and 13.1 channel Auro-3D configuration. Eight HDMI inputs and three HDMI outputs provide flexible customization for home theater, and built-in HEOS technology works with Amazon Alexa for wireless whole-home audio and voice control.
Better, bigger home theater was a key storyline across the showcase floor. Polk Audio revealed the Command Bar, the first sound bar with Alexa built-in, and Marantz unveiled a 13.2channel AV pre-amplifier/processor as an unamplified option to the Denon AVR-X8500H. Soon enough, home theaters will outpace traditional movie theaters in terms of visual and audio technology. We’re already getting close.
If you didn’t get a chance to visit CES or follow along online, here are some Denon highlights from the show.
Denon’s steep history of pioneering technology continues with the introduction of the AVR-X8500H, the world’s first 13.2 channel AV receiver.