The Flagship Denon AVC-X8500H powers the next generation of home theater with the world’s first 13.2 channel receiver that supports the latest immersive audio formats, including IMAX Enhanced, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and unparalleled music playback options, thanks to our built-in HEOS technology, Apple AirPlay 2, and Amazon Alexa voice compatibility for seamless control.
Powerful 13.2 Channel Home Theater Experience
Ushers in a leading-edge home theater 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 a future firmware update at no additional charge.
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 theater 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 favorite 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.
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 color resolution, HDR and BT.2020.
Built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and AirPlay Capability
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. It 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 surrounds 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.
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 analyzes each speaker’s output (including the subwoofers) at up to eight measurement locations and generates precision digital filters that optimize 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 customize 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 third-party 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 theater system.
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