Denon AVC-X8500A AV Amplifier (NEW)

11.2ch 8K AV Amplifier with 3D Audio, HEOS Built-in and Voice Control

  • 13.2 Dolby ATMOS, DTS:XPro, Auro-3D & IMAX Enhanced
  • 150 Watts Per Channel (2 Channels Driven)
  • 8 HDMI Inputs/3 HDMI Output 8K UHD
  • AL32 Processing, 32-BIT D/A & 13.2 Channel Pre-out
  • Zone 2 & Zone 3 Options, Phono Input
  • HEOS Music App, Bluetooth Play Music Wirelessly From Smart Devices
  • Made in Japan Flagship unit

$6,490

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The Denon Flagship AVC-X8500H powers the next generation of home theatre with the world’s first 13.2 channel AV Amplifier that supports the latest immersive audio formats, including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D. Built-in HEOS technology supports Amazon Alexa and takes music listening to the next level with wireless whole-home audio.

POWERFUL 13.2 CHANNEL HOME THEATRE EXPERIENCE

The AVC-X8500H ushers in a leading-edge home theatre experience with 13 channels of built-in amplification to enable premium 3D surround sound up to 7.2.6 without external amplification and supports latest 4K Ultra HD picture standards.

SUPPORTS THE LATEST SUROUND AUDIO FORMATS

Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional sound — the Denon AVC-X8500H powers Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and up to 13.2 Auro-3D formats. Auro-3D will be enabled via future firmware update at no additional charge.

READY FOR THE FUTURE OF HOME THEATRE

The AVC-X8500H’s advanced video section is fully compatible with the latest HDMI and HDCP 2.2 specifications and prepared for any 4K Ultra HD source. High Dynamic Range (HDR), Dolby Vision compatibility, Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel) are supported as well. You can also enjoy ultra-high-definition pictures from legacy analogue and digital sources.

THE HEART OF YOUR WIRELESS AUDIO NETWORK

Every sound, all your music, controlled effortlessly. Full wireless connectivity is provided via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The AVC-X8500H works with Apple Airplay and Amazon Alexa*, bringing cutting-edge voice control and incredible sound to all your home entertainment. The built-in HEOS technology allows the AVC-X8500H to become the app-controlled heart of a whole-house wireless sound network.

PERFECT SET-UP FROM THE START

The AVC-X8500H 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.

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.

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.

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. Auro-3D will be enabled via a future firmware update at no additional charge.

GEARED UP FOR 4K ULTRA HD

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

FUTUREPROOF IN ANY WAY

All eight HDMI inputs (including one on the front) and three HDMI outputs feature HDCP 2.2 compatibility and the latest HDMI specifications, including 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Colour sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support. It is even ready for Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) for 3D audio playback through TV apps. The eARC feature will be enabled via a future firmware update.

BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO LEGACY SOURCES

The AVC-X8500H boasts an advanced video processor to upscale existing lower resolution video from any analog or digital source to true 4K. With three HDMI outputs, you can even connect a TV and a projector in the main room, while playing back different content on a second zone screen.

NEXT GENERATION VIDEO FORMATS

The AVC-X8500H supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) video format. It is even ready for Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). Dolby Vision transforms the viewing experiences with astonishing brightness, contrast, and colour. HLG offers HDR technology over broadcast content.

SET-UP AND CONNECT WITH EASE

Get your AVC-X8500H up and running in no time, perfectly tailored to suit your needs.

FUTUREPROOF IN ANY WAY

Equipped with the full Audyssey Platinum suite of advanced DSP algorithms, the AVC-X8500H 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.

UNWIRE YOUR SOUND

Featuring Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity, the Denon AVC-X8500H 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.

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.

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.

SMART TV CONNECTIVITY

Control your Denon AVC-X8500H 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-X8500H 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.

ADVANCED SOUND PROCESSING

Experience extraordinary sound quality from both music and movies.

POWERFUL DSP AUDIO PROCESSING

The AVC-X8500H owns a sophisticated DSP audio processing system that incorporates two latest generation high performance dual core SHARC DSP Griffin Lite.

ENJOY SUPERB AUDIO FIDELITY

Discover the incredible fidelity of high-resolution audio tracks with the ability to decode up to 24-bit/192-kHz ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD) via the front panel USB port and network sources. Or, listen to other popular file types such as MP3.

UNIQUE DENON AUDIO TECHNOLOGIES

AL32 processing multi-channel provides ultra-high-resolution digital audio filtering and precision for all audio channels, delivering a natural soundstage with enhanced imaging. For content recorded in multi-channel, such as Blu-ray discs, the recorded low frequency effects (LFE) may be out of sync and delayed. Bass Sync technology corrects such a delay of low frequency effects for the perfect audio experience.

BEST POSSIBLE SOUND STAGE

For optimum fidelity and the widest dynamic range with lowest distortion, the Denon AVC-X8500H features advanced reference-class 32-bit AKM AK4490EQ stereo D/A converters for all channels. The total number is eight. Enjoy consistent high-fidelity and precise channel matching across all channels for the ultimate listening experience.

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.

EXTERNAL CONTROL AND IP CONTROL CAPABILITIES

The AVC-X8500H is equipped with feature-rich enhanced control capabilities and compatibility with third-party and custom integration solutions.

The AVC-X8500H 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-X8500H features an IR (infrared) remote control input on the rear panel, allowing remote control compatibility with other components in your home theatre system.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Multichannel Surround

IMAX EnhancedYes
DTS HD Master / DTS:XYes / Yes
DTS Neo:X / DTS Neural:XNo / Yes
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby AtmosYes / Yes
Dolby ProLogic Ilz / Dolby SurroundNo / Yes
Auro 3DYes
Audyssey DSXNo
Multichannel StereoYes
Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels13.2

Sound Enhancements

Mono Block Power Amp ConstructionYes (L/R separated)
Discrete Power AmplifierYes
D.D.S.C. HD DigitalYes (32-bit)
Pure DirectYes
Gold Plated RCA TerminalsYes
Clock Jitter ReducerYes
Alpha ProcessingAL32 Processing Multichannel
Denon Link HDYes
AudysseyMultEQ XT32
Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic VolumeYes / Yes
Audyssey LFCYes
Compressed Audio RestorerYes

Network

DLNA CertifiedYes
Lossy Formats: MP3 / WMA / AACYes / Yes / Yes
Lossless Formats: FLAC / ALAC / WAVYes / Yes / Yes
DSD Audio StreamingYes (5.6MHz)
Gapless playbackYes (FLAC, WAV ,ALAC, DSD)
Photo Streaming (JPEG)No
AirPlay / Airplay2 Audio StreamingYes / Yes
Windows PlayTo / Windows8 CertifiedNo
Internet RadioYes (TuneIn)
Compatible with Remote APP for Smart PhonesDenon 2016 AVR Remote
Compatible with Remote APP for TabletsAndroid / iOS / Amazon Kindle
Ethernet PortsYes
Wi-FiYes
BluetoothYes
Media ServerYes
HEOS Wireless Multi-Room TechnologyYes
Lossless formats: FLAC HD 192/24 / WAV 192/24 / ALAC 192/24Yes / Yes / Yes
FLAC HD 192/24Yes
WAV 192/24Yes
ALAC 192/24Yes
Spotify*Yes (connect)
PandoraYes
SiriusXM*Yes
Other Streaming Services *Amazon Music / TIDAL / Deezer / iHeart Radio / Napster / Soundcloud / Mood Mix
HEOS App ControlYes

HDMI

HDMI Inputs: Back / Front7 / 1
HDCP 2.2 supportYes
HDMI Outputs: Main / Zone2 / 2
Video Conversion Analog -> HDMIYes
Analog to HDMI Scalingup to 4K 60/50
HDMI to HDMI Scalingup to 4K 60/50
GUI Overlay on HDMIYes
3D Signal Pass-throughYes
4K Signal Pass-through / Scaling / GUI OverlayYes / Yes / Yes
HDMI Pass-Through in Standby ModeYes
Picture Adjust / Noise ReductionYes / Yes
CECYes
DSD Audio CapabilityYes
Audio Return ChannelYes
Auto LipSyncYes
HDMI: 3D / 4K / CEC / ARC / InstaPrevueYes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes
Enhanced Audio Return ChannelYes
HDR / HLG / Dolby VisionYes / Yes / Yes

Multi-room CI

Multi-Room Zones3 / 3
Zone Audio Source: HDMI / Opt, Coax / Network, USB / AnalogYes (2ch) / Yes (2ch) / Yes / Yes
Zone Audio Output: Speaker / PreoutYes / Yes
Zone HDMI Output from HDMI SourceYes
IP Control / RS232 Control / Web Control / App ControlYes / Yes / Yes / Yes
Remote In / OutYes / Yes
DC Trigger Output2
HDMI DiagnosticsYes

Others

Auto Speaker Setup by MicrophoneAudyssey MultEQ XT32
FL Display2 Lines
Graphic User Interface – GUIAdvanced
ISF CertificationYes
GUI Languages3
Setup AssistantYes
Quick Select Plus / Quick SelectYes / No
Firmware Update by: Network / USBYes / Yes
Variable Cross OverYes
Optimized Bass RedirectionYes
Bass SyncYes
ECO ModeYes
Auto Power OffYes
Sleep TimerYes

Inputs Outputs

Composite In / Out4 / 1
Component In / Out3 / 1
HDMI In / Out7+1 / 3
Multi-room Video Out: Video / HDMIYes / Yes
Phono (MM) InYes
Digital In: Optical / Coaxial2 / 2
Multi-room Out: Analog / Digital2 / No
Multichannel PreoutYes / (13.2ch)
Subwoofer Out2 (independent)
7.1 Multichannel InputYes
Speaker Terminal: Gold Plated Screw / Regular ScrewNo / Yes
Number of Speaker Terminals15
Speaker A / Bassignable
Bi-amp Driveassignable
Multi-Room Speaker Terminalassignable
Front Inputs: Audio / Composite / Digital (Opt) / HDMI / USBNo / No / No / Yes / Yes
USB Audio / Made for iPod / Made for iPhoneYes / No / No
AM/FM TunerYes

Specifications

Number of Power Amps13
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.05% 2ch Drive)150 W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive)190W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% 1ch Drive)260 W

General

Metal Front PanelYes
System Remote ControlRC-1221
Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD DisplayYes / No / No
Power Consumption in W900W
Standby Consumption in W0.1
CEC Standby Consumption in W0.5
Network Control On Consumption in W3.5
Weight in kg23.3
Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in mm434 x 482 x 195

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