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

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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

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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


Optimized for high-impact audio experiences


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.

Key Technologies

  • 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.
  • AirPlay2 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Roon Tested 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.
  • Bluetooth Connect and play music directly from your smartphone, tablet or other compatible device
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • HDMI-eARC-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.
  • 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.
  • 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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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

I think this was asked before, but want to 100% sure. Can the the AVR-X8500HA process 15 channels with an additional 2 channel external amp?

Asked by: arielgo
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

Why does it have 15 sets of speaker terminals?

Asked by: Bob90210
Hi Bob, After allocating 13 powered channels to the AVR-X8500HA, we decided to add an extra pair of speaker terminal for convenience for those who have more than one speaker configuration in their room, or for those who have 13 speakers in their main Zone and also a pair in Zone 2 - this allows the user to switch between the configurations with the remote without having to re-wire.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-07-19

What will be the power for 2 channel in 4ohm

Asked by: Alej
Hi Alej, We have yet to measure a maximum output with 2 channels at 4 ohms, but the AVR-X8500HA is well-equipped to deal with a 4 ohm load from a wide range of speakers.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-07-13

What class is the audio power amplifier?

Asked by: Roco
Hi Roco, The power amplifier topology within the AVR-X8500HA is Class A/B.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-05-31

I'm looking to install 13 speakers 8 ohms around the top deck of a yacht 5 high and 8 low with two subwoofers also would I need an amplifier or would the built-in one handle the job thank you.

Asked by: Jaguar
Hi jaguar, The AVR-X8500HA is well equipped to handle most speakers with a quantity of 13 speakers at 8 ohms in a set-up. There are some exceptions which can offer very awkward loads. If in doubt, contact the speaker manufacturer.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-04-24

Can I disconnect the built-in power circuit of each channel individually?

Asked by: Xavier2023
Hello, Yes - each channel of the AVR-X8500HA can be disconnected individually.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-04-20

Other than differences stemming from Audyssey Setup and Settings, does the AVR alter audio signals (under Dolby Atmos or DTS:X) fed to power amplifiers based on a choice of Height (wall) versus Top (ceiling) for front & rear height spkrs? If so, describe.

Asked by: GrennochGuy
Hello, The AVR-X8500HA does not alter Dolby Atmos or DTS:X signals once decoded and fed to the power amplification without prior command.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-02-14
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