AVC-X8500HA

Powering the next generation in entertainment, the AVC-X8500HA offers powerful 13 channel amplification, full 8K pass-through and the most complete 3D surround sound support. HEOS® Built-in adds wireless music streaming, voice control, and multi-room capability to your home entertainment.
  • POWERFUL 13.2 CHANNEL HOME THEATRE EXPERIENCE

    The AVC-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.

  • SUPPORTS THE LATEST SUROUND AUDIO FORMATS

    Enjoy immersive 3D audio from your favourite movies with Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, DTS:X®, DTS Virtual:X™, DTS:X® Pro, IMAX Enhanced, and Auro-3D®.

  • READY FOR THE FUTURE OF HOME THEATRE

    With support for the latest in HDMI technology, you can enjoy 8K video with the highest quality available, with 1 supported 8K input and 2 outputs allowing for 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz pass-through and upscaling. 8K upscaling is available on all 8 HDMI inputs. Supports all leading High Dynamic Range formats including HDR10+, HLG, Dolby Vision, as well as Dynamic HDR to provide exceptional brightness, clarity, and contrast.

  • HEOS BUILT-IN WIRELESS MUSIC STREAMING

    Listen from any room for a connected, whole-home audio experience. Group HEOS enabled devices like Denon Home wireless speakers, soundbars, or AV amplifiers to fill the house with the same song, using your home network. With HEOS Built-in, multi-room means multiple options.

  • PERFECT SET-UP FROM THE START

    The AVC-X8500HA 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
  • DTS:X
  • AURO-3D
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

GEARED UP FOR 8K

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

  • LATEST HDMI SPECS WITH EARC
  • ADVANCED VIDEO SECTION
  • HDR / DOLBY VISION
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    FUTUREPROOF IN ANY WAY

    Enjoy your favourite movies, shows and games with the best picture quality available. The AVC-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. The main HDMI output of the AVC-X8500HA supports eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel) to enable uncompressed and object-based audio transmission, like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, directly from your smart TV apps.

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    READY FOR THE NEXT LEVEL

    Experience movies in 8K with 8K/60Hz pass-through or upscaling, as well as the latest in AV amplifier technology like Quick Media Switching (QMS) which is used to eliminate video delay in movies. The AVC-X8500HA delivers the most up to date gaming thrills with 4K/120Hz pass-through, as well as Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT), and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), which reduces or eliminates lag and frame tearing to offer a smoother, lag-free gaming experience.

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    NEXT GENERATION VIDEO FORMATS

    The AVC-X8500HA supports High Dynamic Range video formats HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). Dolby Vision transforms the viewing experiences with astonishing brightness, contrast, and colour.

SET-UP AND CONNECT WITH EASE

Get your AVC-X8500HA up and running in no time, perfectly tailored to suit your needs.

  • Audyssey MultEQ XT32
  • Connectivity
  • Denon + HEOS App
  • Quick Select
  • SMART TV
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    FUTUREPROOF IN ANY WAY

    Equipped with the full Audyssey Platinum suite of advanced DSP algorithms, the AVC-X8500HA 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.

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    UNWIRE YOUR SOUND

    Featuring Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity, the Denon AVC-X8500HA 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 and incredible sound for all of your home entertainment.

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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.

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    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.

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    SMART TV CONNECTIVITY

    Control your Denon AVC-X8500HA 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-X8500HA 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.

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.

 

AirPlay 2

Stream audio from your favourite music services like Apple Music and Spotify or watch videos from services like YouTube and Netflix from any iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV all while the audio is perfectly synced to your speakers AirPlay 2 sources.

AirPlay 2 also supports multi-room audio. This allows you to wirelessly stream content to multiple AirPlay 2 compatible devices simultaneously with improved audio buffering to ensure smooth audio playback. AirPlay 2 provides control and grouping of compatible audio devices within the Apple Music or Home app. Use Airplay 2 in-app or with your voice via Siri.

 

EXTERNAL CONTROL AND IP CONTROL CAPABILITIES

The AVC-X8500HA is equipped with feature-rich enhanced control capabilities and compatibility with third-party and custom integration solutions.

The AVC-X8500HA 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-X8500HA features an IR (infrared) remote control input on the rear panel, allowing remote control compatibility with other components in your home theatre system.

Specifications

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Awards & Reviews

  • "Denon’s flagship AV amplifier is perfect for those seeking the highest levels of home entertainment.
    A heavyweight construction, immense power supply and Audyssey’s top-tier MultEQ XT32 EQ/calibration suite help engineer its superb, cinematic sound. Standing clear of its rivals, it delivers the ultimate home theatre experience."
  • “This flagship is brimful with everything that is currently possible in the home cinema segment.”
    “The controls of the AVC-X8500H work excellently due to its menus which are all set up in a logical way and can be read very easily.”
    “With the AVC-X8500H Denon significantly raises the bar for home cinema ‘bolides’ and achieves a sensational result of 97 points. More is hardly possible, 13 amps and the 13.2 processing build a class on their own at present.”
  • Two AV-Receivers of the current Denon X-Series were awarded the title “Product of the Year" in this year's reader's choice of the trade magazine Audiovision.
    The AVC-X8500H, for example, was voted Product of the Year in the category "Receiver over 2,000€" . In the category "Receiver up to 700€" the AVR-X2500H was able to assert itself.
  • “DENON TAKES HOME cinema to another level with its AVC-X8500H, integrating 13 amplifier channels into a single chassis and providing unprecedented flexibility for system builders…”
    “…Called into action with a movie soundmix, this heavyweight responds with excellent FX steeerage, a three-dimensional soundstage and dramatic dynamics. It’s as impressive as it is ambitious.”
  • “This is the most technically accomplished set of features that we have ever seen”
    “…the X8500 supports all the immersive audio formats but it offers a level of processing that is unheard of on a AV amplifier or receiver.”
    “Denon have been making excellent AV receivers for years but what particularly impressed us was the quality of the amplification.”
  • “After a few weeks it was patently clear that Denon’s new model sets the current benchmark for integrated AV amplifiers and does so at a relatively affordable price. Try to get this level of functionality anywhere else and you’ll face a higher bill and a separate processor/power amp(s) combination to wrestle with.”
  • "The Denon AVC-8500H has become a terrific home theater sounding machine that shows no weaknesses in film and music, and thanks to its 13 high-powered power amp channels, the AV bolide is uniquely present, with excellent features, excellent workmanship and ease of use as well as his powerful, visual appearance, it's clear that this is a reference and an absolute highlight. "
  • Denon's new flagship is a true monster in the home theater and with a total of 13 channels provides a roomfilling surround sound. There's no better surround amplifier than the AVC-X8500H.
  • Denon AVC-X8500H is the most advanced surround amplifier on the market today. [..] And it sounds, because it has the biggest sound image we have heard from such a case. In addition, it has a musicality that surpasses most things, and the power to follow it up. That means that there is either movie or music on the menu, so the living room transforms into a magic room of sound.
  • AVC-X8500H - AV AMPLIFIER OF THE YEAR
    "The full equipment superstar! The Denon AVC-X8500H. Ever-sovereign, enormously dynamic, mercilessly powerful and easy to operate. The AVC is the new standard."
  • Top Pick of the Year: Denon AVC-X8500H AV Receiver
    Thirteen 150-watt class-AB amplifier channels plus Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro-3D decoding make Denon's massive receiver the beast to beat in the A/V receiver realm. With an ability to handle up to 7.1.6 or 9.1.4 installations out of the box, the company's flagship model is the last word in immersive audio and also offers voice control via Amazon's Alexa.
  • “All good things are thirteen! This Denon leaves nothing to be desired. This makes the AVC-8500H the reference AV amplifier, and for the first time in years, we give a superior judgment! Our conclusion: upgrade! At least now, investing in a larger setup or your own home theater room is more than worth considering ...”

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