The Denon Flagship AVR-X8500H powers the next generation of home theater with the world’s first 13.2 channel receiver 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 and voice control.
The AVR-X8500H ushers in a leading-edge home theater experience with 13.2 channels that support the latest surround sound formats and 4K Ultra HD picture. Immerse customers in multi-dimensional sound, the Denon AVR-X8500H powers Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D formats. Auro-3D will be enabled via future firmware update at no additional charge.
The AVR-X8500H’s advanced video section is fully compatible with the latest HDMI and HDCP 2.2 specifications and prepared for any 4K Ultra HD source. High Dynamic Range (HDR), Dolby Vision compatibility, Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel) are supported as well. Also enjoy ultra-high-definition pictures from legacy analog and digital sources.
Every sound, all music, controlled effortlessly. Full wireless connectivity is provided via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The AVR-X8500H works with Apple Airplay and Amazon Alexa, bringing cutting-edge voice control and incredible sound to all home entertainment. The built-in HEOS technology allows the AVR-X8500H to become the app-controlled heart of a whole-house wireless sound network.
Control the AVR-X8500H with a Smart TV remote via the HDMI CEC functionality associated with the Smart TV. Simply set “HDMI Control” to ON in the receiver, then set “Smart Menu” to ON and begin controlling the AVR-X8500H with the TV remote. The Smart Menu home screen provides 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 AVR-X8500H is equipped with an advanced dual antenna transceiver system for robust streaming even in congested urban environments. Plus, with Apple's AirPlay compatibility, customers can enjoy listening to their favorite audio content wirelessly from an iOS device such as an iPhone or iPad.
Built-in HEOS technology lets users enjoy their favorite music in any room of a home for a wireless, whole-home audio experience. Play the same song in every room, or select a different song for each connected room. Also works with Amazon Alexa, providing cutting-edge voice control and incredible sound for all of the customer's home entertainment.
Use voice commands to stream music services to this HEOS-enabled device. Ask Alexa to play music from Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music and much more. Switch between inputs (Blu-ray, DVD, Media Player, etc.), turn volume up or down, pause, mute and play the next song, all with voice commands. With HEOS Home Entertainment and Alexa, stream to this product and any other HEOS-enabled device.
To start streaming with Alexa voice commands, open the Alexa app and select “Skills.” Add HEOS Home Entertainment to enable. Then, go to Smart Home in the Alexa app menu and choose Devices and Discover or say “Alexa, discover my devices.”
The AVR-X8500H is part of Denon's range of IN·Command series of custom integration friendly AV components, equipped with feature-rich enhanced control capabilities and compatibility with third-party and custom integration solutions.
The AVR-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 AVR-X8500H features an IR (infrared) remote control input on the rear panel, allowing remote control compatibility with other components in a home theater system.