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The Denon Flagship AVC-X8500H powers the next generation of home theatre 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. Built-in HEOS technology supports Amazon Alexa* and takes music listening to the next level with wireless whole-home audio.


The AVC-X8500H ushers in a leading-edge home theatre experience with 13 channels of built-in amplification to enable premium 3D surround sound up to 7.2.6 without external amplification and supports latest 4K Ultra HD picture standards.


Surround yourself in cinema-grade sound from literally any direction. Dolby Atmos allows you to immerse yourself in multi-dimensional audio. 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 13.2 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.


Enjoy ultra-high-definition pictures, even from analogue and digital SD sources. 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.

The AVC-X8500H boasts an advanced video processor to upscale existing lower resolution video from any analogue 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.
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.


Experience extraordinary sound quality from both music and movies. The AVC-X8500H owns a sophisticated DSP audio processing system that incorporates two latest generation high performance dual core SHARC DSP Griffin Lite. 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. 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. 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.


Get your AVC-X8500H up and running in no time, perfectly tailored to suit your needs. 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 customise the sound more precisely to your room and tastes.


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. With the “Denon 2016 AVR Remote” app you can control the receiver’s operation and even control your connected Denon Blu-ray player.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Multichannel Surround

DTS HD Master / DTS:X o / o

DTS Neo:X / DTS Neural:X _ / o

DTS Virtual:X  o (update)

Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos o / o

Dolby ProLogic Il / Dolby Surround _ / o 

Auro 3D o 

Multichannel Stereo o

Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels 13.2


Sound Enhancements

Mono Block Power Amp Construction o (L/R separated)

Discrete Power Amplifier Channels  13

D.D.S.C. HD Digital o (32 Bit)

Pure Direct  o

High Grade Audio Components  o

Gold Plated RCA Terminals o

Clock Jitter Reducer o

Alpha Processing: AL32 Processing Multi-Channel

Denon Link HD o

Audyssey: MultEQ XT32

Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic Volume o / o

Audyssey LFC o

Audyssey APP support o

Compressed Audio Restorer o



HEOS Multiroom and Streaming  o

Network Audio Streaming o

Lossy Formats: MP3 / WMA / AAC o / o / o

Lossless Formats: FLAC / ALAC / WAV o / o / o

DSD Audio Streaming: up to DSD 5.6

FLAC HD 192/24 o

WAV 192/24 o

ALAC 192/24 o

Gapless Playback o (FLAC, WAV, ALAC, DSD)

AirPlay Audio Streaming o

Internet Radio (Tunein) o

Spotify Connect* / Tidal* / Deezer* / others * o / o / o / o

Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones: Android / iOS

Compatible with Remote APP for Tablets: Android / iOS / Amazon Kindle

Ethernet Ports o

Wi-Fi o

Bluetooth o

AirPlay 2  o (update)


HDMI Inputs: Back / Front  7 / 1

HDCP 2.2 support  o

HDMI Outputs: Main / Zone  2 / 1

Video Conversion Analogue -> HDMI  o

Analogue to HDMI Scaling  Up to 4K 60/50

HDMI to HDMI Scaling: Up to 4K 60/50

GUI Overlay on HDMI  o

HDMI: 3D / 4K / CEC / ARC  o / o / o / o

Enhanced ARC  o

Dolby Vision / HLG  o / o

4K Signal Pass-through / Scaling / GUI Overlay  o / o / o 

HDMI pass-though in standby mode  o

Picture Adjust / Noise Reduction  o / o 

CEC  o

DSD Audio Capability  o

Audio Return Channel  o

Auto LipSync  o

Multiroom / CI

HEOS Multiroom integrated o

TV Sound grouping o

Multi-Room Zones: 3

Zone Audio Source: HDMI / Opt, Coax / Network, USB / Analogue  o (2ch) / o (2ch) o / o

Zone Audio Output: Speaker / Preout  o / o

Zone HDMI Output from HDMI Source  o

IP Control / RS232 Control / Web Control / App Control  o / o / X / o

Remote In / Out  o / o

DC Trigger Output  2


Auto Speaker Setup by Microphone: Audyssey MultEQ XT32

FL Display: 2 lines

Graphic User Interface – GUI Advanced

ISF Certification o

GUI Languages 9

Setup Assistant o

Quick Select Plus / Quick Select o / _

Firmware Update by Network / USB o / o

Variable Cross Over o

Optimised Bass Redirection o

Bass Sync o

ECO Mode o

Auto Power Off o

Sleep Timer o


Composite In / Out: 4  / 2

Component In / Out 3 / 1

HDMI In / Out: 7+1 / 3

Multi-room Video Out: Video / HDMI o / o

Analogue In / Out  6+1  / _

Phono (MM) In o

Digital In: Optical / Coaxial 2 / 2

Multi-room Out: Analogue / Digital  2 / _

Multichannel Preout  o (15.2)

Subwoofer Out: 2 (independent)

7.1 Multichannel Input  o

Speaker Terminal: Gold Plated Screw / Regular Screw  o / –

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  _ / _ / _ / o / o

USB Audio / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone  o / AirPlay / AirPlay

FM Tuner with RDS  _


Number of Power amps: 13

Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.08% 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


Available Colour: Black 

Metal Front Panel  o

System Remote Control: RC-1221

Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display o / o / o

Power Consumption in Watts: 900

Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On / Off) in Watts: 70 W / 125 W

Standby Consumption in Watts: 0.1

CEC Standby Consumption in Watts: 0.5

Network Standby Consumption in Watts: 3.7

Maximum Dimensions: 434 × 482 × 195 (W x D x H) in mm (With Aerial 434 x 482 x 259)

Weight in kg 23.3

23.3000 kg



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Denon AVC-X8500H

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Powered Zone 2 & 3

power output 8 ohm

150 Watts

room calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32


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Black, White

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