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Denon AVC-X8500H Silver 13.2 Channel AV Surround Amplifier


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<b>Best Product 2018-2019 - Home Theatre Amplifier</b>

Best Product 2018-2019 - Home Theatre Amplifier

" A heavyweight construction, immense power supply and Audyssey’s top-tier MultEQ XT32 EQ/calibration suite help engineer its superb, cinematic sound. Standing clear of its rivals, it delivers the ultimate home theatre experience."

Denon AVC-X8500H - Reference Status

Denon AVC-X8500H - Reference Status

"If you're looking for an AV amplifier that can handle 13.1-channel processing it should obviously be at the top of your list because it's the only one. That alone is enough to make the X8500 a reference point but once you also factor in the performance, features and price, it becomes an easy decision to award a rare reference status badge."

<b>Best High-end AV Receiver </b>

Best High-end AV Receiver

“DENON TAKES HOME cinema to another level with its AVC-X8500H, integrating 13 amplifier channels into a single chassis and providing unprecedented flexibility for system builders…Called into action with a movie soundmix, this heavyweight responds with excellent FX steeerage, a three-dimensional soundstage and dramatic dynamics. It’s as impressive as it is ambitious.”

Best Buy - 5 Star

Best Buy - 5 Star

"After a few weeks it was patently clear that Denon’s new model sets the current benchmark for integrated AV amplifiers and does so at a relatively affordable price. Try to get this level of functionality anywhere else and you’ll face a higher bill and a separate processor/power amp(s) combination to wrestle with."

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. Built-in HEOS technology 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.

The AVC-X8500H easily guides you through the set-up process to ensure the most accurate configuration and lets you optimise 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.

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 customise the sound more precisely to your room and tastes.



  • Tick AV Forums - Editors Choice - Best AV Amplifier 2018
  • Tick 13x 210W AV Amplifier; 13.2ch processing
  • Tick Monolithic Amplifier Design with 2 seperate heatsinks
  • Tick Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X, Auro-3D
  • Tick 8 HDMI inputs, 3 HDMI outputs
  • Tick Voice control with Amazon Alexa, Siri (via AirPlay 2) and Google Assistant
  • Tick AirPlay 2 / Bluetooth / Network Streaming, HEOS built-in


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.



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.

Dolby Atmos

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.

Latest HDMI Spec

Latest HDMI Spec

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. Available in future firmware update.

Advanced Video Section

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.

Next Generation Formats

Next Generation Formats

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.

Get The Amazing HEOS 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.

Smart TV Connectivity

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.



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.

Denon & HEOS App

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. With the HEOS app you easily command your music and multi-room streaming.

Quick Select

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.

Powerful DSP

Powerful DSP

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

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

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.

High Resolution Audio

High Resolution Audio

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.

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

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

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Denon AVC-X8500H Black 13.2 Channel AV Surround Amplifier

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