Inside Denon

Denon at Cedia 2018: A Five-Category Awards Sweep and Legacy of Firsts

CEDIA 2018 expo was a knockout year for Denon. The Denon AVR-X8500H swept the awards, winning all five available titles. The 13.2 channel AVR helped power the latest in sound coding, IMAX Enhanced — a new three-dimensional sound format and color story from IMAX. Take a look at what happened behind the scenes.

Denon Staff

The back panel of the Denon AVR-X8500H, shown with the 2018 TWICE VIP and EXC!TE Awards.

The AVR-X8500H also won the CE Pro BEST Award. It also took home Residential Systems Best of Show and AVS Forum Best of CEDIA.

Demo theater where attendees could experience Dolby Atmos and all new IMAX Enhanced — all powered by the AVR-X8500H.

An inside look at the advanced circuitry and build of the AVR-X8500H.

Attendees waiting in line to experience IMAX Enhanced with the Denon AVR-X8500H.

Overall CEDIA 2018 was a great success for the brand known for a legacy of firsts. To learn more about the AVR-X8500H and IMAX Enhanced, visit

Products featured in this article