Denon AVC-8500H Amplifier
Denon AVC-8500H Amplifier

Denon AVC-8500H Amplifier


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The Denon Flagship AVC-X8500H powers the next generation of home theater 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.

Powerful 13.2 Channel Home Theatre Experience Ushers in a leading-edge home theatre experience with a 13.2 channel array that provides the most immersive premium 3D surround sound up to 7.2.6 without external amplification and the highest quality video with 4K Ultra HD, HDR, Dolby Vision, and more.

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

Dolby Atmos. 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.

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.

Auro-3D provides an immersive surround sound experience thanks to dedicated height and overhead channels, in addition to traditional channels supporting up to a 13.1 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.

Dolby Vision. Enjoy the latest in picture quality with Dolby Vision compatibility as well as support for 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 colour resolution, HDR and BT.2020.

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 and incredible sound for all of your home entertainment.

High-Resolution Audio Support. 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.

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 quick access to source and surround mode selections, the AVC’s setup menu and four Smart Selects.

Best Possible Sound Stage. For optimum fidelity and the widest dynamic range with lowest distortion, the Denon AVC-X8500H features 8 times advanced reference-class 32-bit AKM AK4490EQ stereo D/A converters for the 13.2 channels. Enjoy consistent high-fidelity and precise channel matching for the ultimate listening experience.

100+ Years of Firsts in Audio Technology. Founded in 1910, Denon has a deep heritage of “firsts” in audio technology — from Japan’s first audio electronics manufacturer, to producing the world’s first commercial CDs — Denon’s investment in audio R&D ensures you are getting the latest technology and highest quality with every listening experience.

Audyssey MultEQ. 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 Audyssey MultEQ Editor app lets you view and adjust settings for detailed tuning and customise the sound more precisely to your room and tastes.

External Control and IP Control Capabilities As a part of Denon’s range of custom-integration-friendly AV components, the AVC-X8500H comes equipped with a range of features to provide enhanced control capabilities and compatibility with thirdparty and custom integration solutions. It features IP control capability for integration with major third-party control devices and Control4 SDDP (Simple Device Detection Protocol) certification. An RS-232C serial port is available to directly connect to external home automation and control equipment, and an IR (infrared) remote control input on the rear panel enables remote control compatibility with other components in your home theatre system. 


Denon AVC-X8500H Specifications
Features   DTS Neural:X
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos
Auro 3D
Multichannel Stereo
DTS HD Master
Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels   13.2
HEOS Multiroom and Streaming   Yes
Lossy Formats   MP3
Lossless Formats   FLAC
DSD Audio Streaming   up to DSD5.6
FLAC HD 192/24   Yes
WAV 192/24   Yes
Gapless Playback   FLAC, WAV, ALAC, DSD
AirPlay Audio Streaming   Yes
Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones   Android / iOS
Compatible with Remote APP for Tablets   Android / iOS / Amazon Kindle
Connectivity   Ethernet Ports
Internet Radio   TuneIn
Spotify Connect / Tidal / Deezer / Others   Yes
Lossless Formats   FLAC HD 192/24
WAV 192/24
ALAC 192/24
ALAC 192/24   Yes
HDMI Inputs: Back / Front   7 / 1
HDMI Outputs: Main / Zone   2 / 1
HDCP 2.2 Support   Yes
Analog to HDMI Scaling   up to 4K 60/50
HDMI to HDMI Scaling   up to 4K 60/50
Multi-Room Zones   3
Zone Audio Source   HDMI (2ch)
Opt, Coax (2ch)
Network, USB
Zone Audio Output   Speaker / Preout
Zone HDMI Output from HDMI Source   Yes
IP Control / RS232 Control / App Control   Yes
DC Trigger Output   2
HEOS Multiroom Integrated   Yes
TV Sound Grouping   Yes
Composite In / Out   4 / 2
Component In / Out   3 / 1
HDMI In / Out   7+1 / 3
Multi-room Video Out   Video / HDMI
Analogue In   6+
Phono (MM) In   Yes
Digital In: Optical / Coaxial   2 / 2
Multi-Room Out   Analog
Multichannel Preout   15.2
Subwoofer Out   2 (independent)
7.1 Multichannel Input   Yes
Speaker Terminal   Gold Plated Screw
Number of Speaker Terminals   15
Speaker A/B / Bi-Amp Drive / Multi-Room Speaker   Assignable
Front Inputs   HDMI / USB
USB Audio / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone   Yes / AirPlay / AirPlay
Number of Poweramps   13
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.05% 2ch Drive)   150 W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive)   190 W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 1% 1ch Drive)   210 W
Metal Front Panel   Yes
System Remote Control   RC-1221
Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display   Yes
Power Consumption   900 W
Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On / Off)   70 W / 125 W
Standby Consumption   0.1 W
CEC Standby Consumption   0.5 W
Maximum Dimensions - Antenna Horizontal (W x D x H)   434 mm x 482 mm x 195 mm
Maximum Dimensions - Antenna Vertical (W x D x H)   424 mm x 482 mm x 259 mm
Maximum Dimensions - Without Antenna (W x D x H)   434 mm x 472 mm x 195 mm
Weight   23.3 kg
Network Control On Consumption   3.7 W

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