AV Receiver - Denon's new high end AV Receiver is an absolute processing masterpiece, with 13 channels of amplification, 8K upscaling and advanced room correction the AVC-X8500HA is sure to impress.
OUR VERDICT - Lets face it, when Denon introduce a new high end AV Receiver such as the AVCX8500HA you know you are in for a treat. The AVC X8500H received critical acclaim from the worlds reviewers and home cinema enthusiasts alike however, Denon have taken their new high end offering to a new level
You may well be asking the same question I did when we were first introduced to this fantastic piece of AV art, why do I want 13 channels of power ? After much contemplation I believe the question should be, why wouldn't I want all those channels ? We are keen supporters of Dolby Atmos and have been from the start, the AVC-X8500HA will give you Dolby Atmos in a whole new way. Until now Atmos has normally been configured with 4 ceiling speakers, this creates a mesmerising 3D experience but as you may have noticed there was a gap in the middle as effects dart between the Top Back and Top Front Speakers. Using the 8500 HA will enable you to add Top Middle speakers to create a seamless ceiling of overhead effects whilst maintaining your 7 conventional channels at ear height.
So what has changed from the AVC X8500H ? The main difference is the 8K or 4K 120fps support. This also means that you can now use HDR10+ and Dynamic HDR. Other features included in the HDMI 2.1 spec including HDCP 2.3, ALLM and QMS are also part of this new model. Upscaling on all inputs to 8K and eArc is also supported. The 8500HA brings the highly talented 8500H into the modern world whilst maintaining the signature sound that impressed the worlds reviewers. - Thoroughly Recommended.
The New Denon AVC-X8500HA home cinema amplifier offers powerful 13 channels of amplification and full 8K pass-through. This new flagship AV Amplifier supports the latest surround sound formats, such as Dolby Atmos® , DTS:X® , DTS:X® Pro, IMAX Enhanced® , and even Auro-3D® . HEOS® Built-in adds wireless music streaming, voice control, and multi-room capability to your home entertainment. The Denon AVC-X8500HA has the most advanced HDMI section with a dedicated 8K input that supports 8K/60Hz pass-through or upscaling, 4K/120Hz pass-through for gaming, The latest gaming features like Auto Low Latency Mode and Variable Refresh Rate are on board as well.
Featuring Denon’s most advanced and sophisticated power amplifier design, the AVC-X8500HA delivers high-power performance at 210 watts per channel to ensure a dynamic and precise entertainment experience. Low impedance drivers provide operational stability for a wide range of speakers and create a balanced, tonal sound.
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. All HDMI inputs feature 4:4:4 Pure Color sub sampling, HDR10, Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) and BT.2020 pass-through support for exceptional colour, clarity, and contrast. Enjoy 8K upscaling.Immersive Sound
Immerse yourself in 3D audio with Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualisation Technology, DTS:X®, DTS Virtual:X™, DTS:X Pro®, IMAX® Enhanced, and Auro-3D®. 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.Wireless Multiroom
Listen from any room for a connected, whole-home audio experience. The AVC-X8500HA also works with the newly introduced Denon Home speakers to let you enjoy your music in every room.Sound Tuning
Every listening room has its own characteristics and acoustical problems. That’s why Denon equipped the AVC-X8500HA with the advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT32 automatic room acoustic correction system. Via the supplied measuring microphone and mic stand, Audyssey MultEQ measures all the speakers in your home cinema during setup, including the subwoofer, and then generates multiple high precision DSP room acoustic correction filters which together provide smoothest and most natural tonal balance, regardless of the brand or model of the various speakers. Audyssey Dynamic Volume smoothes out annoying jumps in volume (such as TV commercials), letting you listen at lower levels and still enjoy clear dialogue, music and sound effects. Audyssey Dynamic EQ provides precision tonal tailoring for full range clarity at any listening level.
Audyssey MultEQ Editor App - With this comprehensive app, you can harness the power of Audyssey MultEQ to take total control of the way your home cinema sounds. Go ‘under the hood’, view and adjust settings for detailed tuning, customise the sound more precisely to the specific problems in your room, and tailor the sound to your personal preferences. The app is available for purchase from the Apple AppStore, Google Play or the Amazon app store.
Control the Denon AVC-X8500HA with your TV remote via the HDMI CEC functionality associated with your 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 AVC’s setup menu and four Smart Selects.
|Max Continuous Output, One Channel
Driven @ 6 Ohms 1% THD
|Standby Power Consumption||0.1W|
|INPUTS & OUTPUTS|
|eARC - Audio Return Channel||Yes|
|HDMI Version & Features||
|Analogue Inputs||7 + Phono|
|Multi Channel Out||Yes 15.2|
|Audio Decoding||Dolby Atmos
DTS-HD Master Audio
|Room Correction||Audyssey MultEQ XT32|
|Remote Control App||iOS, Android|
|Wireless Audio||Heos, Airplay 2|
|Voice Control||Alexa, Google assistant, Siri|