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The Denon Flagship AVR-X8500HA powers the next generation of home theater with the world’s first 13.2 channel 8K AV receiver that supports the latest immersive audio formats, including Dolby Atmos® , DTS:X and Auro-3D. Built-in HEOS technology that supports Amazon Alexa takes music listening to the next level with support for your favorite music streaming services and voice control.



Powerful 13 channel amplifier

Featuring Denon's most advanced and sophisticated power amplifier design, the AVR-X8500HA delivers high-power performance at 150 watts per channel (8 Ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, THD: 0.05%, 2Ch driver) 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 ultimate 8K home theater experience

The AVR-X8500HA offers an advanced HDMI section (8in/3out) 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 color, clarity, and contrast. Enjoy 8K upscaling.



Masterful 3D audio processing

Immerse yourself in 3D audio with Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X®, DTS Virtual:X™,, DTS:X Pro®, IMAX® Enhanced, and Auro-3D®.  The AVR-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.



HEOS® Built-in Wireless Music Streaming

Listen from any room for a connected, whole-home audio experience. The AVR-X8500HA also works with the newly introduced Denon Home speakers to let you enjoy your music in every room.


HEOS® Built-in wireless multi-room music streaming technology supporting all your favorite music services like Spotify®, Amazon Music HD, TIDAL, Deezer, Apple Music (via AirPlay 2) and more



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.

Denon AVR-X8500HA 13.2 Channel 8K AV Receiver

  • Amplification 

    - 13.2 Channels 

    - 260 watts per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD: 10%, 1 ch driven) 

    - 190 watts per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD: 0.7%, 2 ch driven)

    - 150 watts per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD: 0.08%, 2ch driven) 



    - Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, DTS:X®, DTS Neural:X™, DTS Virtual:X™, DTS:X Pro®, IMAX® Enhanced, Auro-3D®  

    - Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) HDMI  support


    Video Features 

    - HDR, HDR10+ (NEW IN 2020), HLG, Dolby Vision, as well as Dynamic HDR (New in 2020), to provide the greatest picture quality for brightness, clarity and contrast

    - 8K upscaling and HDCP 2.3 support on all HDMI inputs (8 in/3 out)


    Convenience Features 

    - Quick Select buttons switch between TV audio, Blu-ray, media players and more 

    - Smart TV connectivity  

    - Built-in Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support and Airplay 2 compatibility  

    - HEOS® Built-in technology play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room — the choice is yours. HEOS works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, providing effortless voice control 

    - Audyssey MultEQ XT32 for simple setup and room calibration 

    - RS232 / 12V trigger output 



    - HDMI Inputs: 7 (Back) / 1 (Front)   

    - HDMI Outputs: 2 Main / 1 Zone 

    - 8K HDMI x 1 in, 2 out  

    - Component x 3 in, 1 out

    - Composite x 4 in, 2 out 

    - Subwoofer Out x 2 

    - Zone Out x 3 

    - Headphones Out x 1 

    - Phono (MM) x 1 in 

    - Analog Audio x 6 in

    - Digital Coaxial x 2 in 

    - Digital Optical x 2 in 

    - USB Front x 1 in 

    - Speaker A/B assignable 

    - Bi-amp Drive assignable 

    - Multi-Room Speaker Terminal assignable

    - AM/FM Tuner 


    Maximum Dimensions:

    Antenna: Horizontal  17.1"W x 19"D x 7.7"H 

    Antenna: Vertical       17.1"W x 19"D x 10.2"H 

    Without Antenna:      17.1"W x 18.6"D x 7.7"H 


    Weight: 52.0 Lbs.  


    Specifications are subject to change without notice

    • Connect all your favorite media devices and output up to 3 monitor displays with 8 advanced HDMI inputs, HDCP 2.3 support, and 3 HDMI outputs.
    • Connect your TV with eARC HDMI support to get uncompressed, object-based audio like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X directly from your smart TV app.
    • HEOS built-in wireless, multi-room music streaming technology allows you to listen from any room for a connected, whole-home audio experience.
    • Enjoy all of your favorite music services like Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music HD, TIDAL, SiriusXM, Deezer and more. Or enjoy via AirPlay 2 or Bluetooth.
    • With 8K/60Hz pass-through and upscaling, Dynamic HDR and Quick Media Switching (QMS) to have you enjoy the highest quality, crystal clear picture available.
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