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Denon AVRX8500H

AVR-X8500H

 
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POWERFUL 13.2 CHANNEL HOME THEATER EXPERIENCE

The AVR-X8500H ushers in a leading-edge home theater experience with 13.2 channels that support the latest surround sound formats and 4K Ultra HD picture.(BR)

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SUPPORTS THE LATEST SUROUND AUDIO FORMATS

Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional sound - the Denon AVR-X8500H powers Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D formats. Auro-3D will be enabled via future firmware update at no additional charge.(BR)

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READY FOR THE FUTURE OF HOME THEATER

The AVR-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 analog and digital sources.(BR)

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THE HEART OF YOUR WIRELESS NETWORK

Every sound, all your music, controlled effortlessly. Full wireless connectivity is provided via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The AVR-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 AVR-X8500H to become the app-controlled heart of a whole-house wireless sound network.(BR)

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PERFECT SET-UP FROM THE START

The AVR-X8500H easily guides you through the set-up process to ensure the most accurate configuration and lets you optimize 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.(BR)

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IMAX Enhanced Technology

Get the most premium at-home entertainment experience with IMAX Enhanced-the latest technology program from IMAX that sets a new standard for image, sound, scale and content quality. Watch clearer pictures and brighter images. Feel immersive, heart-pounding audio delivered by DTS. See more picture on the largest screens. And experience premium content digitally remastered by IMAX.(BR)

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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 theater experience.(BR)

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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 favorite movies. The included DTS Neural:X gives your movies, games and music a realism unmatched by traditional 5.1 surround sound.(BR)

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

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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 Color 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 feature will be enabled via a future firmware update.(BR)

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BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO LEGACY SOURCES

The AVR-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.(BR)

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NEXT GENERATION VIDEO FORMATS

The AVR-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 color. HLG offers HDR technology over broadcast content.(BR)

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SMART TV CONNECTIVITY

Control your Denon AVR-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 AVR-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.(BR)

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FUTUREPROOF IN ANY WAY

Equipped with the full Audyssey Platinum suite of advanced DSP algorithms, the AVR-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.(BR)

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UNWIRE YOUR SOUND

Featuring Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity, the Denon AVR-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 favorite audio content wirelessly from your iOS devices such as an iPhone or iPad.(BR)(P)Built-in HEOS technology lets you enjoy your favorite 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.(/P)

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EVERYTHING 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.(BR)(P)Easily control your music and multi-room streaming within the HEOS app, or use your voice for Amazon Alexa Voice Control.(/P)

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CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE SOURCES

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.(BR)

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POWERFUL DSP AUDIO PROCESSING

The AVR-X8500H owns a sophisticated DSP audio processing system that incorporates no less than four powerful high speed fourth generation SHARC DSP processors, which together have a combined continuous processing capability of 10 GFLOPS (10 billion floating point numerical computations per second).(BR)

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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.(BR)

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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.(BR)

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BEST POSSIBLE SOUND STAGE

For optimum fidelity and the widest dynamic range with lowest distortion, the Denon AVR-X8500H features advanced reference-class 32-bit AKM AK4490EQ D/A converters on all channels. Enjoy consistent high-fidelity and precise channel matching across all channels for the ultimate listening experience.(BR)

The AVR-X8500H is part of Denon's range of IN Command series of custom integration friendly AV components, equipped with feature-rich enhanced control capabilities and compatibility with third-party and custom integration solutions.

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

Multichannel Surround
IMAX Enhanced Yes
DTS HD Master / DTS:X Yes / Yes
DTS Neo:X / DTS Neural:X No / Yes
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos Yes / Yes
Dolby ProLogic Ilz / Dolby Surround No / Yes
Auro 3D Yes
Audyssey DSX No
Multichannel Stereo Yes
Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels 13.2
Sound Enhancements
Mono Block Power Amp Construction Yes (L/R separated)
Discrete Power Amplifier Yes
D.D.S.C. HD Digital Yes (32-bit)
Pure Direct Yes
Gold Plated RCA Terminals Yes
Clock Jitter Reducer Yes
Alpha Processing AL32 Processing Multichannel
Denon Link HD Yes
Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic Volume Yes / Yes
Audyssey LFC Yes
Compressed Audio Restorer Yes
Network
DLNA Certified Yes
Lossy Formats: MP3 / WMA / AAC Yes / Yes / Yes
Lossless Formats: FLAC / ALAC / WAV Yes / Yes / Yes
DSD Audio Streaming Yes (5.6MHz)
Gapless playback Yes (FLAC, WAV ,ALAC, DSD)
Photo Streaming (JPEG) No
Windows PlayTo / Windows8 Certified No
Internet Radio Yes (TuneIn)
Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones Denon 2016 AVR Remote
Compatible with Remote APP for Tablets Android / iOS / Amazon Kindle
Ethernet Ports Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Media Server Yes
HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Technology Yes
Lossless formats: FLAC HD 192/24 / WAV 192/24 / ALAC 192/24 Yes / Yes / Yes
FLAC HD 192/24 Yes
WAV 192/24 Yes
ALAC 192/24 Yes
Spotify* Yes (connect)
Pandora Yes
SiriusXM* Yes
Other Streaming Services * Amazon Music / TIDAL / Deezer / iHeart Radio / Napster / Soundcloud / Mood Mix
HEOS App Control Yes
AirPlay / Airplay2 Audio Streaming Yes / Yes
HDMI
HDMI Inputs: Back / Front 7 / 1
HDCP 2.2 support Yes
HDMI Outputs: Main / Zone 2 / 2
Video Conversion Analog -> HDMI Yes
Analog to HDMI Scaling up to 4K 60/50
HDMI to HDMI Scaling up to 4K 60/50
GUI Overlay on HDMI Yes
3D Signal Pass-through Yes
4K Signal Pass-through / Scaling / GUI Overlay Yes / Yes / Yes
HDMI Pass-Through in Standby Mode Yes
Picture Adjust / Noise Reduction Yes / Yes
CEC Yes
DSD Audio Capability Yes
Audio Return Channel Yes
Auto LipSync Yes
HDMI: 3D / 4K / CEC / ARC / InstaPrevue Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes
Enhanced Audio Return Channel Yes
HDR / HLG / Dolby Vision Yes / Yes / Yes
Multi-room / CI
Multi-Room Zones 3 / 3
Zone Audio Source: HDMI / Opt, Coax / Network, USB / Analog Yes (2ch) / Yes (2ch) / Yes / Yes
Zone Audio Output: Speaker / Preout Yes / Yes
Zone HDMI Output from HDMI Source Yes
IP Control / RS232 Control / Web Control / App Control Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes
Remote In / Out Yes / Yes
DC Trigger Output 2
HDMI Diagnostics Yes
Others
Auto Speaker Setup by Microphone Audyssey MultEQ XT32
FL Display 2 Lines
Graphic User Interface - GUI Advanced
ISF Certification Yes
GUI Languages 3
Setup Assistant Yes
Quick Select Plus / Quick Select Yes / No
Firmware Update by: Network / USB Yes / Yes
Variable Cross Over Yes
Optimized Bass Redirection Yes
Bass Sync Yes
ECO Mode Yes
Auto Power Off Yes
Sleep Timer Yes
Inputs/Outputs
Composite In / Out 4 / 1
Component In / Out 3 / 1
HDMI In / Out 7+1 / 3
Multi-room Video Out: Video / HDMI Yes / Yes
Analog In / Out 6 / No
Phono (MM) In Yes
Digital In: Optical / Coaxial 2 / 2
Multi-room Out: Analog / Digital 2 / No
Multichannel Preout Yes / (13.2ch)
Subwoofer Out 2 (independent)
7.1 Multichannel Input Yes
Speaker Terminal: Gold Plated Screw / Regular Screw No / Yes
Number of Speaker Terminals 15
Speaker A / B assignable
Bi-amp Drive assignable
Multi-Room Speaker Terminal assignable
Front Inputs: Audio / Composite / Digital (Opt) / HDMI / USB No / No / No / Yes / Yes
USB Audio / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone Yes / No / No
AM/FM Tuner Yes
Specifications
Number of Power Amps 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) 190W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% 1ch Drive) 260 W
General
Metal Front Panel Yes
System Remote Control RC-1221
Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display Yes / No / No
Power Consumption in W 900W
Standby Consumption in W 0.1
CEC Standby Consumption in W 0.5
Network Control On Consumption in W 3.5
Maximum Dimensions Antenna: Horizontal: (W x D x H) in Inches Antenna: Vertical: (W x D x H) in Inches W/O Antenna: (W x D x H) in Inches 17.08 x 18.7 x 7.72
Weight in LBS 51.6

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