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 supports Amazon Alexa* and takes music listening to the next level with wireless whole-home audio. * The Amazon Alexa feature becomes available in Spring 2018. Availability varies by country.

  1. General Details

    DENON AVC-X8500H



    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 that supports Amazon Alexa* also allows you to take your music listening experience to the
    next level, with support for your favourite music streaming services and voice control.

    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.

    Built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and AirPlay Capability

    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 third-party 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.


  2. Technical Info

    Technical information

    Number of power amps

    13 (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R,
    Surround Back L/R, Height 1 (Front wide) L/R, Height 2 L/R, Height 3 L/R, Height 4 Front Wide L/R)

    Power output

    210 watts per channel
    (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1%, 1ch driven)
    190 watts per channel
    (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.7%, 2ch driven)
    150 watts per channel (8 ohms,
    20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.05%, 2ch driven)

    Speaker impedance

    4 – 16 ohms

    Preamplifier section

    Input sensitivity/ impedance
    200 mV / 47 kohms

    Frequency response
    10 Hz – 100 kHz — +1, –3 dB
    (DIRECT mode)

    S/N Ratio
    100 dB (IHF-A weighted, DIRECT mode)


    Power supply

    AC 230 V, 50 Hz

    Power consumption
    900 W
    (Standby 0.1 W, CEC standby 0.5 W)

    Power consumption

    70 W (ECO on), 125 W (ECO off)

    Dimensions (W x H x D)
    434 × 195 × 482 mm

    23.3 kg



    HDMI (Front 1)
    x 8
    Component (video)
    x 3
    Composite (video)
    x 4
    x 1
    Analog Audio
    x 6
    Digital Optical / Coaxial
    x 2 / x 2
    USB (front)
    x 1


    HDMI Monitor / Zone 2
    x 2 / x 1
    x 1
    Composite Monitor
    x 1
    Audio Pre-out (SW)
    15.2 ch
    Zone 2 / Zone 3 Pre-out
    2.0 ch
    USB (rear – power only)
    x 1


    x 1
    Microphone Port
    x 1

    RS232 /12 V Trigger out
    x 1 / x 1

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