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Denon AVR-X8500H 13.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver (Black)

Original price $4,452.00 - Original price $4,452.00
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    • Up to 150W per Channel at 8 Ohms
    • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Auro-3D Compatible
    • Audyssey Platinum Suite
    • 4K Ultra HD Pass-Through & Upscaling

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    Denon AVR-X8500H 13.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver (Black)

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    Enjoy immersive multi-channel sound with your speakers and the blackDenon AVR-X8500H 13.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver. It delivers up to 150W of power per channel at 8 Ohms and features Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro-3D compatibility for object-based audio support. Built-in Bluetooth and AirPlay 2 capability allow the receiver to wirelessly stream music from compatible sources, such as smartphones and tablets. Onboard Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity allow the AVR-X8500H to access a variety of Internet-based music sources, like Pandora, SiriusXM, Internet radio, and more.

    With eight HDMI inputs and three outputs, this receiver can act as a video switcher for your HD source components. It will pass through 3D and 4K signals, and upscale non-UHD signals from any input to near-4K quality for enhanced viewing of lower-resolution sources when paired with a 4K display. HDR pass-through is also supported for HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG technologies. The receiver also has a USB port for accessing media stored on USB flash drives. Equipped with the full Audyssey Platinum suite of advanced DSP algorithms, the AVR-X8500H features Audyssey MultEQ XT32 automatic room acoustic correction.

    The AVR-X8500H can be integrated into your smart home with support for Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant, Siri, and voice control. You can also download the free Denon 2016 AVR Remote App to control the receiver from your compatible Android, iOS, Amazon, or Kindle devices.

    IMAX Enhanced Technology

    This technology program from IMAX is designed to provide clear pictures and bright images with DTS audio. You can also enjoy content digitally remastered by IMAX.

    HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Music Streaming

    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. With the free HEOS app enjoy music from TuneIn, Internet Radio and a wide range of streaming services including Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Prime Music, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, SoundCloud, TIDAL, Napster, or Deezer. The app is available for Android, iOS, and Amazon Kindle devices.

    Dolby Atmos

    Dolby Atmos surround sound technology dispenses with channel-based coding in favor of more advanced object-based coding, giving the sound designer the ability to precisely place sounds anywhere in the 3-dimensional space. The AVR-X8500H features the ability to connect a 7.1- or 9.1-channel surround sound speaker system and up to six additional overhead or Dolby Atmos-certified up-firing speakers.


    DTS:X audio is designed to place sound where it would occur naturally in space, creating a lifelike, multi-dimensional audio experience in the home. Built-in DTS Neural:X technology is engineered to enhance the realism of your movies, games, and music.


    Auro-3D provides an immersive surround sound experience with dedicated height and overhead channels, in addition to traditional channels supporting up to a 13.2-channel configuration. Formatting helps identify sound objects individually and project them to different spaces in your listening environment to help create a three-dimensional sound stage.

    HDMI with HDCP 2.2

    All eight HDMI inputs and three outputs feature HDCP 2.2 compatibility, including 4K Ultra HD 60 Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR), 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support. It is also ready for Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) for 3D audio playback through TV apps. eARC support is scheduled to be made available via a future firmware update.

    4K UHD

    The video processor in the AVR-X8500H can upscale existing lower resolution video from any analog or digital source to 4K UHD. And with three HDMI outputs, you can connect a TV and a projector in the main room, while playing different content on a second zone screen.

    HDR/Dolby Vision

    The AVR-X8500H supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) for enhanced brightness, contrast, and color. HLG provides HDR imaging for compatible broadcast content.

    Smart TV Connectivity

    Control the receiver with your smart TV remote via the HDMI CEC functionality associated with your display. 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.

    Audyssey MultEQ XT32

    Equipped with the Audyssey Platinum suite of DSP algorithms, the AVR-X8500H features Audyssey MultEQ XT32 automatic room acoustic correction. With the included microphone, MultEQ XT32 is designed to analyze each speaker's output, including the subwoofers, at up to eight measurement locations and generate digital filters that optimize each channel for the correct frequency and time domain response.

    Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Connectivity

    Featuring Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity, the Denon AVR-X8500H is equipped with a dual-antenna system for robust streaming, even in congested wireless environments.

    Denon + HEOS Apps

    With the Denon 2016 AVR Remote app, you can control the receiver's operation as well as your connected compatible Denon Blu-ray player. You can also control your music and multi-room streaming within the HEOS app, or use your voice for Amazon Alexa voice control.

    Quick Select

    Store your preferred setup and sound mode for every source. Jump right to them with the push of one of the Quick Select buttons on the front panel or remote control.

    DSP Processing

    The AVR-X8500H sports four 4th-generation SHARC DSP processors, which together have a combined continuous processing capability of 10 GFLOPS (10 billion floating point numerical computations per second).

    High-Resolution Audio

    Discover the augmented 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 2.8 MHz and 5.6 MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD) via the front-panel USB port and network sources. you can also listen to other popular file types such as MP3.

    AL32 Processing

    AL32 multi-channel processing is designed to provide 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 an enhanced audio experience.

    32-Bit D/A Conversion

    The Denon AVR-X8500H features 32-bit AKM AK4490EQ D/A converters on all channels to help provide consistent high-fidelity and precise channel matching.

    Alexa Voice Command

    Ask Alexa to play music from Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music, and much more. Switch between inputs, turn volume up or down, pause, mute and play the next song, all with your voice. To start streaming with Alexa voice commands, the HEOS Home Entertainment skill must be added and activated via the Alexa app.

    Google Assistant Voice Control

    Ask your Google Assistant-enabled device to control content across your listening environment. Start music in the HEOS app, then ask your Google Assistant to control volume, playback, and more.

    AirPlay 2 with Siri Compatibility

    Stream audio from your favorite music services like Apple Music and Spotify, or watch videos from services like YouTube and Netflix from any compatible iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV device, and hear the audio synced to your sources. AirPlay 2 also supports multi-room audio, enabling you to wirelessly stream content to multiple AirPlay 2-compatible devices simultaneously with smooth playback. AirPlay 2 provides control and grouping of compatible devices within the Apple Music or Home apps. Use AirPlay 2 in-app or with your voice via Siri. Smart Home Voice Automation is designed to offer flexible voice control for nearly any aspect of your day-to-day experience and entertainment environment. Use voice commands to control your thermostat, lights, appliances, speakers, receiver, and more. is installed by custom integrators and accessed through an app on your compatible iOS or Android phone or tablet.

    External Control and IP Control Capabilities

    The AVR-X8500H is part of Denon's IN-Command series of custom integration-compatible A/V components, equipped with enhanced control capabilities and compatibility with third-party and custom integration solutions. The AVR-X8500H features IP control capability for 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. An RS-232C serial port provides direct connection to external home automation and control equipment. For simpler integrated control set-ups, the AVR-X8500H also features an IR remote control input on the rear panel, allowing remote control compatibility with other components in your home theater system.

    Additional Features

    • DTS HD Master, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Surround
    • Multichannel stereo
    • Discrete power amplifier
    • Pure Direct mode
    • Gold-plated RCA terminals
    • Clock jitter reducer
    • Denon Link HD
    • Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic Volume
    • Audyssey LFC
    • Compressed audio restorer
    • DLNA certified
    • Gapless playback of FLAC, WAV, ALAC, and DSD files
    • TuneIn Internet radio
    • Media server
    • Spotify Connect
    • Pandora
    • SiriusXM, Amazon Music, TIDAL, Deezer, iHeartRadio, Napster, SoundCloud, Mood Mix
    • Analog and digital upscaling up to 4K UHD / 60 Hz
    • GUI overlay via HDMI
    • HDMI pass-through in standby mode
    • Picture Adjust/Noise Reduction
    • DSD audio capability
    • HDMI with ARC and InstaPrevue
    • Auto LipSync
    • HDMI diagnostics
    • 2-line FL display
    • ISF certified
    • Three GUI languages
    • Setup Assistant
    • Quick Select Plus
    • Firmware updates via network and USB
    • Variable crossover
    • Optimized bass redirection
    • Bass sync
    • ECO mode
    • Auto power off
    • Sleep timer
    • A/B speakers, bi-amp drive, and multi-room speaker terminals assignable
    • Metal front panel
    UPC: 883795004374

    Item Includes

    • Denon AVR-X8500H 13.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver (Black)
    • Remote Control
    • 2 x AA Batteries
    • FM Indoor Antenna
    • AM Loop Antenna
    • 2 x Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Antennas
    • Sound Calibration Microphone
    • Sound Calibration Microphone Stand
    • Cable Labels
    • Power Cord
    • Limited 3-Year Warranty


    Denon DEAVRX8500BSpecs

    Power Output per Channel2-Channel Driven:
    150W at 8Ohms / 20Hz to 20kHz / 0.05% THD
    190W at 6Ohms / 1kHz / 0.7% THD
    Dynamic Power per Channel170W at 8Ohms
    280W at 4Ohms
    Frequency Response10Hzto100kHz+1/-3dB (Direct Mode)
    Speaker Impedance4 to 16Ohms
    Audio Processing
    Auro 3D SupportNo
    Supported File FormatsAAC, Apple Lossless, DSD, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
    Upscaling4K UHD
    Rear A/V Inputs7 xHDMI
    2 xOptical TOSLINK
    2 xDigital Coaxial
    3 x3RCAComponent
    4 xRCAComposite
    6 xStereo RCA
    1 xStereo RCA (Phono) with Ground Screw
    1 x7.1-Channel RCA
    Rear A/V Outputs3 xHDMI
    1 x3RCAComponent
    2 xRCAComposite
    1 x15-Channel RCAPre-Out
    1 xStereo RCAZone 2Pre-Out
    1 xStereo RCAZone 3Pre-Out
    2 xRCASubwooferPre-Out
    Front I/O1 xHDMI
    1 xUSB Type-A
    1 x1/8" / 3.5 mmSetup MicInput
    1 x1/4" / 6.35 mmHeadphoneOutput
    Other Rear I/O1 xDenon Link HD
    2 xBluetooth/Wi-FiAntenna Terminal
    1 xFMAntenna Terminal
    1 xAMAntenna Terminal
    1 xRJ45 (Ethernet)
    1 x1/8" / 3.5 mm (IR)Input
    1 x1/8" / 3.5 mm (IR)Output
    1 xDE-9 (RS-232C)Input
    2 x1/8" / 3.5 mm (12 V Trigger)Output
    Speaker Connectors15 xBinding Post Pairs
    Input SensitivityLine: 130mV
    Phono: 2.5mV
    Rated Output / ImpedanceAnalog: 1.2V /
    D/A Output: 2V /
    Dynamic RangeD/A Output: 100dB
    Signal to Noise RatioLine: 102dB (A-Weighted / Direct Mode)
    D/A Output: 102dB
    Phono: 74dB
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)D/A Output: 0.008%
    Wireless Connectivity
    Wi-FiWi-Fi 4 (802.11n); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
    Wireless SecurityWEP 64, WEP 128, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, AES, TKIP
    Bluetooth3.0+ EDR
    Bluetooth ProfilesA2DP1.2
    Supported Audio CodecsSBC
    Bluetooth Range98.4' / 30m
    Wireless Audio ProtocolsAirPlay
    Tuner Section
    Radio FrequenciesAM: 520 to 1710kHz
    FM: 87.5 to 107.9MHz
    SensitivityAMEffective: 18V
    FMEffective: 1.2V / 12.8dBf
    FMMono at 50 dB: 2.8V / 20.2dBf
    AC Input Power120VAC, 60Hz
    Power ConsumptionActive: 900W
    Standby: 0.1W
    CEC Standby: 0.5W
    Network Standby: 3.5W
    Dimensions (W x H x D)17.1 x 10.2 x 17.2" / 434.0 x 259.0 x 482.0mm(Antenna Up)
    17.1 x 7.8 x 17.2" / 434.0 x 195.0 x 482.0mm(Antenna Down)
    Weight51.4lb / 23.3kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight60.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)22.6 x 21.6 x 13.4"