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Denon AVC-X8500H AV Receiver

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.

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AVCX8500H
As low as £2,949.00 Regular Price £3,899.00

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.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

BLOCKBUSTING 3D-SOUND

Surround yourself in cinema-grade sound from literally any direction.

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
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
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.


GEARED UP FOR 4K ULTRA HD
Enjoy ultra-high-definition pictures, even from analog and digital SD sources.

LATEST HDMI SPECS WITH EARC
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 Colour 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 eARC feature will be enabled via a future firmware update.

ADVANCED VIDEO SECTION
The AVC-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.

HDR / DOLBY VISION
The AVC-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 colour. HLG offers HDR technology over broadcast content.


SET-UP AND CONNECT WITH EASE
Get your AVC-X8500H up and running in no time, perfectly tailored to suit your needs.

AUDYSSEY MULTEQ XT32
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 optional available Audyssey MultEQ Editor app lets you view and adjust settings for detailed tuning and customize the sound more precisely to your room and tastes.

UNWIRE YOUR SOUND
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.

*This feature becomes available in Spring 2018. Availability varies by country.

DENON + HEOS APP
With the "Denon 2016 AVR Remote" app you can control the receiver's operation and even control your connected Denon Blu-ray player.

Easily control your music and multi-room streaming within the HEOS app, or use your voice for Amazon Alexa Voice Control*.

*This feature becomes available in Spring 2018. Availability varies by country.

QUICK SELECT
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.

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 you quick access to source and surround mode selections, the AVR's setup menu and four Smart Selects.


ADVANCED SOUND PROCESSING
Experience extraordinary sound quality from both music and movies.

DSP
The AVC-X8500H owns a sophisticated DSP audio processing system that incorporates two latest generation high performance dual core SHARC DSP Griffin Lite.

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.

AL32 PROCESSING
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.

32-BIT D/A/ CONVERSION
For optimum fidelity and the widest dynamic range with lowest distortion, the Denon AVC-X8500H features advanced reference-class 32-bit AKM AK4490EQ stereo D/A converters for all channels. The total number is eight. Enjoy consistent high-fidelity and precise channel matching across all channels for the ultimate listening experience.

GET THE AMAZING HEOS EXPERIENCE
Enjoy your favourite music from anywhere and everywhere around your home. 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. Control it all with the free HEOS app. Enjoy music from TuneIn, Internet Radio and a wide range of streaming services including Spotify®, Amazon Prime Music, Soundcloud®, Juke, Tidal, Napster, Deezer or Mood Mix.

SELECT THE PERFECT HEOS FOR YOUR SETUP
HEOS technology within the AVC-X8500H allows you to stream your favourite music wirelessly around your home to any other HEOS-enabled device, like HEOS speakers.

EXTERNAL CONTROL AND IP CONTROL CAPABILITIES
The AVC-X8500H is equipped with feature-rich enhanced control capabilities and compatibility with third-party and custom integration solutions.

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

Denon AVC-X8500H Specifications
MULTICHANNEL SURROUND    
Features   DTS Neural:X
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos
Auro 3D
Multichannel Stereo
DTS HD Master
DTS:X
Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels   13.2
NETWORK    
HEOS Multiroom and Streaming   Yes
Lossy Formats   MP3
WMA
AAC
Lossless Formats   FLAC
ALAC
WAV
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
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
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    
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
MULTIROOM / CI    
Multi-Room Zones   3
Zone Audio Source   HDMI (2ch)
Opt, Coax (2ch)
Network, USB
Analog
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
INPUTS / OUTPUTS    
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
SPECIFICATIONS    
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
GENERAL    
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