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Denon AVC-X8500HA 13.2 Channel 8K AV Receiver

by Denon
Original price €4,599.00 - Original price €4,599.00
Original price €4,599.00
€4,599.00
€4,599.00 - €4,599.00
Current price €4,599.00
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Upgrade your expectations in home theater and audio entertainment with the AVR-X8500HA – the world’s first 13.2Ch 8K AV receiver.

Powering the next generation in entertainment, the AVC-X8500HA offers powerful 13 channel amplification, full 8K pass-through and the most complete 3D surround sound support. HEOS® Built-in adds wireless music streaming, voice control, and multi-room capability to your home entertainment.

POWERFUL 13.2 CHANNEL HOME THEATRE EXPERIENCE

The AVC-X8500HA supports up to 13.2 channels to power up to a 7.2.6 or 9.2.4 speaker configuration for more immersive, 3D audio experiences.

SUPPORTS THE LATEST SUROUND AUDIO FORMATS

Enjoy immersive 3D audio from your favourite movies with Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, DTS:X®, DTS Virtual:X™, DTS:X® Pro, IMAX Enhanced, and Auro-3D®.

READY FOR THE FUTURE OF HOME THEATRE

With support for the latest in HDMI technology, you can enjoy 8K video with the highest quality available, with 1 supported 8K input and 2 outputs allowing for 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz pass-through and upscaling. 8K upscaling is available on all 8 HDMI inputs. Supports all leading High Dynamic Range formats including HDR10+, HLG, Dolby Vision, as well as Dynamic HDR to provide exceptional brightness, clarity, and contrast.

HEOS BUILT-IN WIRELESS MUSIC STREAMING

Listen from any room for a connected, whole-home audio experience. Group HEOS enabled devices like Denon Home wireless speakers, soundbars, or AV amplifiers to fill the house with the same song, using your home network. With HEOS Built-in, multi-room means multiple options.

PERFECT SET-UP FROM THE START

The AVC-X8500HA 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.

SOUND IN THE RIGHT PLACE

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.

BE CLOSER TO THE ACTION

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.

FEEL THE POWER OF LIFE-LIKE 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.

FUTUREPROOF IN ANY WAY

Enjoy your favourite movies, shows and games with the best picture quality available. The AVC-X8500HA offers an advanced HDMI section (8 in/3 out) with a dedicated 8K input that supports 8K/60Hz or 4K/120Hz video pass-through. The main HDMI output of the AVC-X8500HA supports eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel) to enable uncompressed and object-based audio transmission, like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, directly from your smart TV apps.

READY FOR THE NEXT LEVEL

Experience movies in 8K with 8K/60Hz pass-through or upscaling, as well as the latest in AV amplifier technology like Quick Media Switching (QMS) which is used to eliminate video delay in movies. The AVC-X8500HA delivers the most up to date gaming thrills with 4K/120Hz pass-through, as well as Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT), and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), which reduces or eliminates lag and frame tearing to offer a smoother, lag-free gaming experience.

NEXT GENERATION VIDEO FORMATS

The AVC-X8500HA supports High Dynamic Range video formats HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). Dolby Vision transforms the viewing experiences with astonishing brightness, contrast, and colour.

AUDYSSEY MULTEQ XT32

Equipped with the full Audyssey Platinum suite of advanced DSP algorithms, the AVC-X8500HA 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-X8500HA 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.

CHOOSE YOUR FAVOURITE SOURCES BY 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-X8500HA 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-X8500HA 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.

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.

AIRPLAY 2

Stream audio from your favourite music services like Apple Music and Spotify or watch videos from services like YouTube and Netflix from any iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV all while the audio is perfectly synced to your speakers AirPlay 2 sources.

AirPlay 2 also supports multi-room audio. This allows you to wirelessly stream content to multiple AirPlay 2 compatible devices simultaneously with improved audio buffering to ensure smooth audio playback. AirPlay 2 provides control and grouping of compatible audio devices within the Apple Music or Home app. Use Airplay 2 in-app or with your voice via Siri.

EXTERNAL CONTROL AND IP CONTROL CAPABILITIES

The AVC-X8500HA is equipped with feature-rich enhanced control capabilities and compatibility with third-party and custom integration solutions.

The AVC-X8500HA 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-X8500HA 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 / DTS:X Pro Yes / Yes / Yes (update)
DTS Neo:X / DTS Neural:X No / Yes (11ch)
DTS Virtual:X Yes
IMAX Enhanced Yes
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos / Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization / Dolby Atmos Music Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes
Dolby ProLogic Ilz / Dolby Surround No / Yes
Auro 3D Yes
360 Reality Audio / MPEG H No
Audyssey DSX No
Multichannel Stereo Yes
Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels 13.2
Sound Enhancements
Mono Block Power Amp Construction Yes (L/R separated)
Discrete Power Amplifier Yes
D.D.S.C. HD Digital Yes (32 bit)
Pure Direct Yes
Gold Plated RCA Terminals Yes
Clock Jitter Reducer Yes
Alpha Processing AL32 Processing Multichannel
Denon Link HD Yes
Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic Volume Yes / Yes
Audyssey LFC Yes
Compressed Audio Restorer Yes
Network
Media Server Yes
HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Technology Yes
Bluetooth Re-transmit for Bluetooth headphones No
Alexa / Google Voice Assistant / Apple HomePod Yes / Yes / Yes
Lossy Formats: MP3 / WMA / AAC Yes / Yes / Yes
Lossless Formats: FLAC / ALAC / WAV Yes / Yes / Yes
Lossless formats: FLAC HD 192/24 / WAV 192/24 / ALAC 192/24 Yes / Yes / Yes
DSD Audio Streaming Yes (2.8/5.6MHz)
FLAC HD 192/24 Yes
WAV 192/24 Yes
ALAC 192/24 Yes
Gapless playback Yes (FLAC, WAV, ALAC ,DSD)
Photo Streaming (JPEG) No
AirPlay Audio Streaming Yes (AirPlay2)
Internet Radio Yes (TuneIn)
Spotify* Yes (connect)
Pandora Yes
SiriusXM* Yes
Other Streaming Services Amazon Music HD/
Amazon Music / TIDAL / Deezer / iHeart Radio / Napster / Soundcloud / Mood Mix
Roon Tested Yes
HEOS App Control Yes
Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones Denon 2016 AVR Remote
Compatible with Remote APP for Tablets Android / iOS / Amazon Kindle
Ethernet Ports Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
HDMI
HDMI Inputs: Back / Front 7 / 1
HDCP2.3 support Yes
HDMI Outputs: Main / Zone 2 / 1
Video Conversion Analog -> HDMI Yes
Analogue to HDMI scaling up to 8K 60/50
HDMI to HDMI Scaling up to 8K 60/50
GUI Overlay on HDMI Yes / Yes
HDMI: 8K/60Hz AB / 4K/120Hz AB Yes / Yes
HDMI 2.0: 3D / 4K / CEC / ARC / InstaPrevue Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / No
Enhanced ARC Yes
HDR / HLG / Dolby Vision / HDR10+ / Dynamic HDR Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes
ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) Pass-through for gaming Yes
Variable Refresh Rate / Quick Flame Transport / Quick Media Switching Yes / Yes / Yes
3D Signal Pass-through Yes
8K signal pass-through / scaling / GUI overlay Yes / Yes / Yes
4K Signal Pass-through / Scaling / GUI Overlay Yes / Yes / Yes
HDMI pass-though in standby mode Yes
Picture Adjust / Noise Reduction Yes / Yes
CEC Yes
DSD Audio Capability Yes
Audio Return Channel Yes
Auto LipSync Yes
Multi-room CI
Multiroom zones 3
Zone Audio Source: HDMI / Opt, Coax / Network, USB / Analog Yes (2ch) / Yes (2ch) / Yes / Yes
Zone Audio Output: Speaker / Preout Yes / Yes
Zone HDMI Output from HDMI Source Yes
IP Control / RS232 Control / Web Control / App Control Yes / Yes /Yes / Yes
Remote In / Out Yes / Yes
DC Trigger Output 2
HDMI Diagnostics Yes
Others
Auto Speaker Setup by Microphone Audyssey MultEQ XT32
FL Display 2 lines
Graphic User Interface - GUI Advanced
ISF Certification Yes
GUI Languages 3
Setup Assistent Yes
Quick Select Plus / Quick Select Yes / No
Firmware Update by: Network / USB Yes / Yes
Variable Cross Over Yes
Optimized Bass Redirection Yes
Bass Sync Yes
ECO Mode Yes
Auto Power Off Yes
Sleep Timer 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 / No
Phono (MM) In 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 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 / No / No
AM/FM Tuner Yes
Specifications
Number of Power Amps 13
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive) No
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, 10% 1ch Drive) 260 W
General
Metal Front Panel Yes
System Remote Control RC-1221
Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display Yes / Yes / Yes
Power Consumption in W 900
Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On / Off) in W 70 W / 125 W
Standby Consumption in W 0.1
CEC Standby Consumption in W 0.5
Network Standby Consumption in W 3.5
Maximum Dimensions
Antenna:Horizontal:(W x D x H) in mm
( Antenna:Vertical :(W x D x H) in mm)
【 w/o Antenna :(W x D x H) in mm】
17.1 x 19 x 7.7
( 17.1 x 19 x 10.2 )
【 17.1 x 18.6 x 7.7 】
Carton Dimensions (Packaging) (W x D x H) in Inches) 22.4 x 21.2 x 12.9 (in)
Weight in LBS 52
Weight in LBS (Packaging) 60
Power Supply AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Speaker impedance 4 - 16Ω/ohms
Preamplifier section
Input sensitivity 200 mV
Frequency response 10 Hz - 100 kHz — +1, –3 dB (Direct mode)
S/N Ratio 102 dB (IHF-A weighted, Direct mode)
FM section (Tuning frequency range) 87.5 - 107.9 MHz
AM section (Tuning frequency range) 520 kHz – 1710 kHz
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