Denon AVC-X8500H 13.2 Channel AV Receiver Black HEOS


Multichannel Surround

Multichannel Stereo Yes
Max Number Of Processing (Preamp) Channels 13.2
DTS HD Master / DTS:X / DTS Virtual:X No / No / No
DTS NEO:X / DTS Neutral:X No / Yes
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos Yes / Yes
Auro 3D Yes
Dolby ProLogic II / Dolby Surround No / Yes
DTS Virtual:X Yes
DTS HD Master / DTS:X Yes / Yes

Sound Enhancements

Mono Block Power Amp Construction Yes (L/R Separated)
Discrete Power Amplifier 13
D.D.S.C HD Digital Yes (32 Bit)
Pure Direct Yes
High Grade Audio Components yes
Gold Plated RCA Terminals Yes
Clock Jitter Reducer Yes
Alpha Processing AL32 Processing Multichannel
Denon Link HD Yes
Audyssey MultEQ TX32
Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic Volume Yes / Yes
Audyssey LFC Yes
Compressed Audio Restorer Yes
Copper Plated Chassis No
Audyssey APP Support yes
Single Board Power Amplifier No


Lossy Formats: MP3 / WMA / AAC Yes / Yes / Yes
Lossless Formats: FLAC / ALAC / WAV Yes / Yes / Yes
DSD Audio Streaming Up To DSD5.6
FLAC HD 192/24 Yes
WAV 192/24 Yes
ALAC 96/24 No
Gapless Playback Yes (FLAC, WAV, ALAC, DSD)
Airplay Audio Streaming Yes
Spotify No
Compatible With Remote APP For Smart Phones Android / iOS
Compatible With Remote APP For Tablets Android/iOS/Amazon Kindle
Ethernet Ports Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
HEOS Multiroom And Streaming Yes
Network Audio Streaming No
Internet Radio TuneIn
Spotify Connect / Tidal / Deezer / Others Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes
Lossless Formats: FLAC HD 192/24 / WAV 192/24 / ALAC 192/24 Yes / Yes / Yes
ALAC 192/24 Yes


HDMI Inputs : Back / Front 7 / 1
HDMI Outputs: Main / Zone 2 / 1
Video Conversation Analogue -> HDMI Yes
Analogue To HDMI Scaling Up To 4K 60/50
HDMI To HDMI Scaling Up To 4K 60/50
GUI Overlay On HDMI Yes
4K Signal Pass-Through / Scaling / GUI Overlay Yes / Yes / Yes
HDMI Pass-Through In Standby Mode Yes
Picture Adjust / Noise Reduction Yes / Yes
DSD Audio Capability Yes
Audio Return Channel (ARC) Yes
Auto LipSync Yes
HDCP 2.2 Support Yes
HDMI: 3D / 4K / CEC / ARC Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes
Enhanced ARC Yes
Dolby Vision / HLG Yes / Yes

Mulitroom / CI

Multi-Room Zones 3
Zone Audio Output: Speaker / Preout Yes / Yes
Zone HDMI Output From HDMI Source Yes
IP Control / RS232 Control / Web Control / App Control Yes / Yes / No / Yes
Remote In / Out Yes / Yes
DC Trigger Output 2
HEOS Multiroom Integrated Yes
TV Sound Grouping Yes


Auto Speaker Setup By Microphone Audyssey MultEQ XT32
FL Display 2 Lines
Graphic User Interface – GUI Advanced
ISF Certification Yes
Gui Languages 9
Setup Assistant Yes
Quick Select Plus / Quick Select Yes / No
Variable Crossover Yes
Optimised Bass Reduction Yes
Bass Sync Yes
ECO Mode Yes
Auto Power Off Yes
Sleep Timer Yes
Firmware Updated By Network / USB Yes / Yes

Inputs / Outputs

Composite In / Out 4 / 2
Component In / Out 3 / 1
HDMI In / Out 7+1 / 3
Multi-Room Video Out: Video / HDMI Yes / Yes
Analogue In / Out 6+1 / No
Phono (MM) Yes
Digital In: Optical / Coaxial 2 / 2
Multi-Room Out: Analog / Digital 2 / No
Multichannel Preout Yes (15.2)
Subwoofer Out 2 (Independent)
7.1 Multichannel Input Yes
Speaker Terminal: Gold Plated Screw / Regular Screw Yes / No
Number Of Speaker Terminals 15
Speaker A/B / Bi-Amp Drive / Multi-Room Speaker Assignable
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 / Airplay / Airplay
FM Tuner With RDS No


Number Of Poweramps 13
Power Output (8 Ohm, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.5% 2ch Drive) 150 W
Power Output (6 Ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive) 190 W
Power Output (6 Ohm, 1kHz, 1% 1ch Drive) 210 W


Metal Front Panel Yes
System Remote Control RC-1221
Pre-Programmed / Learnable / LCD Display Yes / Yes / Yes
Power Consumption In W 900 W
Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On / Off) In W 70 W / 125 W
Standby Consumption In W 0.1 W
CEC Standby Consumption In W 0.5 W
Dimensions With Antenna: Horizontal (WxDxH) 434mm x 482mm x 195mm
Dimensions With Antenna: Vertical (WxDxH) 434mm x 482mm x 259mm
Dimensions W/O Antenna (WxDxH) 434mm x 472mm x 195mm
Available Colours Black / Silver Yes / Yes
Weight 23.3kg
Network Control On Consumption In W 3.7
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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.


  • 13.2 channel AV Amplifier with 210W per channel – 13 powerful amplifiers for an ultimate 3D audio performance with Denon sound 210 watts per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1%, 1ch driven) – Clearer, more powerful sound
  • Monolithic amplifier design with Denon custom-made transistors – Ultimate build-quality for a reference-class audio experience
  • Supports Dolby Atmos (up to 7.1.6 or 9.1.4), DTS:X and Auro-3D (up to 13.1) – Enjoy an immersive, three-dimensional audio experience
  • 8x High-performance 192kHz/32bit stereo D/A converters for 13.2 channels – Provides the highest resolution for music and movies
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT32, LFC, Sub EQ HT, Dynamic Volume and DynamicEQ – Complete customised equalisation in your listening room
  • 4K/60 Hz, 4:4:4 colour resolution, HDR, BT.2020, Dolby Vision and HLG – Provides the greatest picture quality
  • 8 HDMI inputs (including 1 front) with full HDCP 2.2 support and 3 HDMI outputs – Connect up to eight of your favourite media devices and output to three displays
  • HEOS wireless music streaming technology and the HEOS app – Listen from any room of your home AirPlay, Bluetooth, Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Deezer, Network Audio Streaming Access to a wide array of unlimited online music sources
  • High resolution DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAV support – High resolution audio streaming for HiFi enthusiasts, even in gapless
  • Advanced multi-room options; 15.2ch pre-out; RS232 control – Audio and video in multiple rooms; ready for third-party home automation systems


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