Denon incommand series: New IN-Command Series A/V Receivers from Denon

X3000 | Denon In-Command Dev

  • Designed to serve as the heart and brain of your connected home theater system, the AVR-X3000 IN-Command 7.2 Network Home Theater Receiver is packed with connectivity, system configuration and control options. The powerful amplifier section features 7 discrete output stages with identical circuit topology, with each channel rated at 105 watts, easily able to drive today’s quality loudspeakers. Featuring 7 HDMI inputs (including 1 conveniently located on the front panel), the AVR-X3000 also features dual HDMI outputs, including one for the main room and one for another room. For the ultimate surround sound experience, the AVR-X3000 features Audyssey DSX, Dolby Pro Logic IIz and DTS Neo:X decoders, which lets you add front height or wide speakers to dramatically expand the front soundstage, along with dual subwoofer outputs for systems with two subs.

    Sophisticated Video Processing

    The powerful video processor section features high resolution upconversion that transforms standard definition (SD) video content to high definition (HD), and provides upscaling of 1080p HD to 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160 pixels) for compatibility with the latest high resolution displays, along with 3D pass-through. The InstaPrevue function lets you view multiple windows for all of the connected HDMI sources, letting you pick your favorite content at the touch of a button.

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    Expanded Surround Sound Processing

    In addition to the latest high resolution decoders, including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, the AVR-X3000 also features Audyssey DSX, Dolby Pro Logic IIz and DTS Neo:X decoding, which lets you connect an additional pair of front height or wide speakers to dramatically expand the front soundstage, transforming your home theater room into a large venue cinema space.

    IN-Command Control Sophistication

    In addition to conventional remote control, the AVR-X3000 is equipped with a range of additional control options, including the “Denon Remote App”, which is available in iOS and Android versions, which lets you control the unit with your favorite smartphone or tablet. You can also control the AVR-X3000 via the web control function, which you can access via your PC or Mac web browser. Equipped with both LAN and RS-232C serial port connections, the AVR-X3000 is compatible with a broad range of home automation control systems from companies including AMX, Control4, Crestron, RTI, Savant and URC. The IR remote input and output jacks provide even more control options, and the unit features a 12V assignable trigger output for external device control, such as a motorized projection screen or motorized drapes control.

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    Audyssey Room Acoustic Measurement and Correction

    Audyssey MultEQ XT automatic room acoustic measurement and correction harnesses the power of sophisticated DSP processing, measuring the acoustic output of the speakers and subwoofers and generating multiple digital EQ filters that provide the smoothest, most natural tonal balance in virtually any room. The AVR-X3000 is also Audyssey Pro Installer ready.

    Enjoy Music & Video in Two Rooms

    You can set up the AVR-X3000 to enjoy music and video in the main room, while others can enjoy music and video from a different source in a second room. A second zone HDMI output lets others enjoy a different program in another room, and the Amp Assign function lets you use two of the amplifier channels to drive stereo speakers in the second room.

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    Connection & Installation Ease

    Setup is both quick and easy thanks to the Denon Setup Assistant, an intuitive on-screen graphical interface that walks you through the setup process. The newly designed rear panel features logically arranged blocks of connector groups, and includes horizontally arranged speaker binding posts with a “12 o’clock” speaker wire input orientation, and the speaker connectors can accept multiple termination types. For further ease of installation, the speaker connectors are color-coded, and the supplied color-coded speaker wire labels will ensure proper connections the very first time. The power cord is detachable, which provides additional installation flexibility.

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    Handles Multiple Video Formats

    The sophisticated video processor also provides for compatibility with legacy analog video sources, and features 3 composite video (SD) inputs, and 2 component video inputs that can accept both SD and HD video signals. These inputs are assignable as well, letting you continue to enjoy all of your favorite content for years to come. Since these sources are internally converted to digital video, you only need a single HDMI cable run to your HDTV, minimizing cable costs and installation hassle.

    Ethernet Connectivity with Internet Radio, Streaming Services and AirPlay

    Connect the AVR-X3000 to your home network and open up a whole new world of listening enjoyment. You can enjoy music and audio programs from a vast range of internet radio stations, as well as enjoying music from streaming services including SiriusXM, Spotify and Pandora (subscriptions required).

    Equipped with Apple’s AirPlay function, the AVR-X3000 lets you stream your favorite tracks from your iPod touch, iPhone and iPad via your home network. You can also access your favorite iTunes tracks from your computer or connect your portable device directly via the front panel USB port. The unit is also DLNA 1.5 compliant for connection to your multimedia PC and is Windows 8 / RT certified.

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    Compressed Audio Restorer

    Breathe new life into your favorite MP3 tracks with Denon’s Compressed Audio Restorer feature, which analyzes compressed MP3 tracks and actually restores important music detail for a higher fidelity listening experience.

    7 HDMI Inputs; 2 HDMI Outputs

    For connection to a broad range of digital sources, the AVR-X3000 features 7 HDMI inputs, including 1 on the front panel that lets you quickly and conveniently connect a camcorder, game console or other HDMI-equipped device. There’s an HDMI output for the main room, and a second HDMI output for another room.

    The HDMI functionality is further expanded with HDMI Standby Pass-through, which lets you view a source (such as a cable or satellite box) on your HDTV when the AVR-X3000 is in standby mode, which is ideal for casual viewing.

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  • General







    Equal Power Amplifiers

    Yes — 7 Channel

    Power Output Per Channel (20Hz-20kHz, 0. 08% THD@8ohm)

    105 Watts

    Power Output Per Channel (1kHz, 0.7% THD@6ohm)

    135 Watts

    Maximum Power Output Per Channel

    215 Watts

    High-Current/Discrete Amplifiers


    Remote Control


    Interactive Owners Manual on CD-R



    3 Years

    Weight: In Pounds


    Width (inches)


    Height (inches)


    Depth (inches)



    HDMI Inputs

    7 (3D/1080p/4K Ultra HD)

    HDMI Outputs


    Audio Return Channel (ARC)


    HDMI Deep Color Support


    HDMI xvYCC Color Space Support


    HDMI SACD/DSD Support


    Front Panel Inputs


    Digital Inputs: Optical


    Digital Inputs: Coaxial


    Denon Link


    Analog Audio Inputs




    Phono Input


    Analog Record Outputs


    Composite Video Inputs


    Composite Video Outputs


    Component Video Inputs


    Component Video Outputs


    Ethernet Port — Network Audio/Photo Streaming


    RS-232 Port — Third Party Remote Controllers


    IR Serial Remote In/Out terminals


    +12v Trigger Output


    Variable Multi-Zone Pre-Amp Outputs

    Yes Z2

    Multi Zone Video Output


    Main Zone Pre-Amp Outputs

    LFE x 2 (Parallel)

    8-Ch. External Analog Input


    Detachable Power Cord


    Network/USB Features

    Mobile App Control

    Android & iOS

    Apple AirPlay Certified


    Online Music Streaming Services

    Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM — Subscription Required

    dlna 1.5 Certified


    Windows Certification

    Windows 8/RT

    vTuner Internet Radio Service


    Compatible Music Formats – USB


    Compatible Music Formats – dlna Streaming


    High Resolution Audio Format Support

    192kHz/24-bit FLAC & WAV, 96kHz/24-bit ALAC

    Compressed Audio Restorer


    Flickr Photo Streaming


    Made for iPod/iPhone Certified USB Input


    I/P Control for Home Automation


    Web Browser Control and Setup


    Online Firmware Update Capability


    Convenience Features

    Easy Setup Assistant for First Time Setup


    Input Delete Function


    Auto/Manual Room Equalization


    Audyssey MultEQ XT32


    Audyssey MultEQ XT


    Audyssey MultEQ


    Audyssey Dynamic Volume


    Audyssey Dynamic EQ


    Audyssey LFC


    Audyssey SubEQ HT


    Audyssey Pro Calibration Ready


    Variable High/Low Pass Crossover Points (12/24dB) – 40/60/80/100/ 120/150/200/250


    Source Function Renaming


    Video Conversion — Analog to HDMI


    Video Scaling

    Yes (1080P/4K Ultra HD)

    Icon-Based Graphical User Interface with Video Overlay




    Audio Signal Delay — By source


    56 Station Auto-Preset Memory Tuning


    Video Select Control

    Yes — w\HDMI



    High Pass Filter for Multi-Zone Outputs


    Discrete Remote Power On/Off, Source Selection and Volume for Main and Second/Third* Zones


    Assignable Amplifier Configuration of Surround Back Channels

    Surround Back, Zone 2, PLIIz, DSX, Biamp

    Relay-Controlled Protection Circuits


    Pre Labeled Assignable Digital Inputs


    Pre Labeled Assignable Analog Inputs


    Digital to Analog Conversion Multi Zone Outputs

    HDMI, Coaxial , Optical

    Speaker Terminals

    New Horizontal Layout, 12 o’clock Wire Input

    Component Technology

    Dynamic Discrete Surround Circuit — D. D.S.C — HD


    Audio Upsampling Technology


    Audio DAC


    Video Processing

    Analog Device 12-bit -ADV8003

    Independent Power Supplies


    DSP Processor

    Analog Devices 32-bit

    Jitter Free Transmission Technology


    Sound Modes

    Maximum Channel Processing


    Dolby Pro Logic IIz — with Cinema, Music, Game Modes


    Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital+ Decoding


    Dolby Digital Surround EX Decoding


    dts-HD Master Audio and High Resolution Decoding


    dts ES Discrete 6.1 Decoding


    dts Neo:X Matrix Upmixing


    dts Neo:6 Stereo-to-Surround Cinema and Music Mode


    dts 96/24 5.1 for DVD-Video Processing


    Audyssey Dynamic Surround Expansion (DSX) Processing


    Pure Direct/Direct/Stereo Modes on Digital/Analog inputs


    Multi-Channel Stereo Mode


    Video Game Mode


    Mono Movie Surround Mode


    Rock Arena Surround Mode


    Matrix Surround Mode


    Jazz Club Surround Mode


    Virtual Surround Mode — For 2 Speakers/Headphones


  • Compare Products AVR- X4000 AVR- X3000 AVR- X2000 AVR- X1000
    Power Output (2 Ch Driven, 20Hz-20kHz, 0. 08%THD@8ohm) 125 Watts .05% THD 105 Watts 95 Watts 80 Watts
    Maximum Power per Channel 235 Watts 215 Watts 185 Watts 175 Watts
    Number of Channels 7 Channels 7 Channels 7 Channels 5 Channels
    Number of HDMI Inputs 7 7 7 6
    Number of HDMI Outputs 3 2 1 1
    Front HDMI Input
    3D Pass-Through
    Audyssey MultEQ XT MultEQ XT32
    Multi-Zone / Multi-Source 3 Source / 3 Zone 2 Source / 2 Zone 2 Source / 2 Zone 2S/2Z (Var. Preout)
    Apple AirPlay
    Windows 8 / RT Compatible
    Denon Remote App for iOS & Android
    Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM Streaming (*)
    vTuner Internet Radio
    Web Browser Setup and Control
    4K Video Pass-Through and Upscaling
    Analog Video to HDMI Conversion
    DTS Neo:X Front Height and Wide Processing
    Digital Audio Input to Multi-Zone
    HDMI InstaPrevue (Picture-In-Picture)
    Phono Input
    Denon Link HD
    Aluminum Front Panel
    HD Radio Tuner
  • Owner’s Manual — English (8. 10 MB)



    Owner’s Manual — Spanish (8.29 MB)



    Quick Start Guide — English (1.00 MB)



    Quick Start Guide — Spanish (0.99 MB)



    Specification Sheet — English (1.54 MB)



  • Connect to your Network

    5.1 Speaker Setup

    Denon Remote App

    Getting Started

  • The acoustic characteristics of any listening space adversely affect the sound quality of even the best audio system. Audyssey Laboratories has developed a series of technologies to address this problem. If your receiver has an Audyssey badge, it employs a version of one such technology, called MultEQ. MultEQ will automatically test the acoustics characteristics of your room and optimize the speakers in your new system to maximize.

    Audyssey MultEQ

    Basic Audyssey MultEQ calibrates the system for as many as six different seating positions; essentially everyone gets a “good seat”, not just the lucky person sitting directly in front of the display. Its use greatly improves the sound quality of any home theater system.

    Audyssey MultEQ XT calibrates the system for up to eight different seating positions, and it uses more and higher quality filters for better results, especially in the bass region, i.e., frequencies below 200Hz. As a result, bass is more impactful and is more evenly distributed throughout the room.

    Audyssey MultEQ XT32 uses even higher quality filters and more of them for the best possible results. The processing power required for MultEQ XT32 allows for two additional Audyssey technologies. Audyssey Low Frequency Containment (LFC) further improves bass quality in the room while minimizing how much bass energy leaves the room, thereby not disturbing others. Audyssey Sub EQ HT allows for the separate calibration of two subwoofers, providing even distribution of bass throughout the room.

    SubEQ HT

    Bass in small rooms is notoriously difficult to get right. Bass lovers will try almost anything to enhance bass output. Many believe adding a second subwoofer will solve the problem – this is true in part, but only if the second subwoofer is properly integrated, not simply added on to an existing set-up. Audyssey SubEQ HT ensures that the level and delay for each subwoofer is correct before integrating them into the equalization solution.

    This new technology is a huge leap forward from the days when adding an additional subwoofer was accomplished by adding a y-chord to the subwoofer output of an AVR. Now, the process is automated and produces better results because it is fully integrated with MultEQ. The process takes only a few minutes and results in rich, full bass for everyone in the room.

    Audyssey Dynamic Volume

    Dynamic Volume makes volume stay within the maximum and minimum limits you set so you can watch the game and have a conversation, or enjoy the latest blockbuster without waking the kids. Audyssey Dynamic volume does this by sensing the impending arrival of very loud sounds (such as television truck commercials, exploding bombs, etc. ) and automatically reduces the difference between normal and extra-loud programming. It also adjusts soft sounds, so they are within an audible range. There are three settings (plus off) for Dynamic Volume: Day (minimum effect), Evening (moderate effect), and Night (maximum effect).

    Audyssey DSX

    Audyssey DSX operates independently from the rest of their technologies. DSX expands a home theater system beyond a traditional 5.1 configuration. A 5.1 surround sound system has three speakers across the front of the room; one on either side of the display and one placed below or above the display. These speakers are often referred to as the LCR’s; left, center, and right. The other two speakers are surround speakers, placed beside and slightly behind the main seating position. The “.1” refers to the subwoofer.

    A good 5.1 surround sound system can sound very good, but it has its limitations. If the left and right speakers are relatively close to the display, the apparent width of the sonic image is constrained. Audyssey DSX offers the option of front wide speakers placed to the left and right of the main front speakers to broaden the width of the soundstage, making the audio experience more impressive, engaging, and believable. Audyssey DSX also offers the option of front height speakers, ideally placed above and behind the left and right speakers, with two potential benefits. If the LCRs are low relative to the height of the display, the audio can seem disconnected from the video. Front height speakers can “lift” the sonic image, creating a more cohesive connection between audio and video. An added potential benefit of front height speakers is to project more acoustic energy toward the ceiling, creating the illusion of sounds moving overhead.

    Dynamic EQ

    Music, movies and games are mixed at high volumes and they are meant to be played back at high volumes (that is their reference level). In the studio, composers, musicians and engineers hear every detail. But in a home theater, people often turn the volume down and the sound quality suffers — voices change and bass and surround sound disappear. Audyssey developed proproetary methods that calculate the difference between reference level and playback level in real time. Dynamic EQ is the first technology of its kind to combine information source levels with actual output levels in the room while taking into account human perception and room acoustics. Dynamic EQ automatically adjusts subwoofer and surround speaker levels for maximum performance at any playback volume. We naturally hear less bass and surround sound information as the volume is decreased. Dynamic EQ automatically increases both bass and surround levels as the volume is reduced, delivering the same quantity of bass and level of immersion that is naturally audible at higher volumes.


    Everyone, at one time or another, has been annoyed by the unpleasant thumps of a neighbor watching a movie or listening to music late at night. While high frequencies are easily stopped by walls and other obstacles, low frequncies go right through them. Audyssey did exhaustive research on how bass wavelengths interact with wall materials such as cement and wood typically used in home and apartment construction. Once the frequency range that most readily pass through walls was identified, they developed a process not only to reduce those frequncies, but also apply psychoacoustic processing that restores the perception of low bass for listeners in the room. Low Frequency Containment (LFC) is the process of improving bass quality in the room while minimizing how much bass energy leaves the room, thereby not disturbing others.

    This new technology is a huge leap forward from the days when adding an additional subwoofer was accomplished by adding a y-chord to the subwoofer output of an AVR. Now, the process is automated and produces better results because it is fully integrated with MultEQ. The process takes only a few minutes and results in rich, full bass for everyone in the room.


  • Denon IN-Command Series AVR-X4200W 7.2-Channel Network AV Receiver

    Denon IN-Command Series AVR-X4200W 7.2-Channel Network AV Receiver | NJ Accessory/Buy Direct & Save
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    • 125W Per Channel at 8 Ohms
    • Audyssey Platinum Optimization Suite
    • 4K Ultra HD Upscaling & ISFccc Support
    • 7-Channel Discrete Amplifier Design
    • 8 x HDMI-In / 3 x HDMI-Out and HDMI 2.0a
    • Built-In Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and AirPlay
    • Access Internet Music Streaming Services
    • Built-In Dolby Atmos & DTS:X Ready
    • External Control & IP Control Capable
    • Auro-3D Upgradeable

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    The blackDenon IN-Command Series AVR-X4200W 7.2-Channel Network AV Receiverdelivers powerful multi-channel performance, enhanced surround sound options, video upscaling, and wireless connectivity. This receiver houses a powerful discrete 7-channel amplifier that can deliver 125W per channel at 8 ohms. Built-in Dolby Atmos support gives you the ability to add front height channels for an immersive audio experience. The Audyssey Platinum calibration suite is built into the receiver to help you tailor the sound of the receiver and connected speakers to your listening environment; a setup microphone is included. It will support Auro-3D surround sound when paired with a sold separately audio decoder.

    Not only can you connect traditional audio sources like CD players, but the Denon AVR-X4200W can connect to wireless audio sources via integrated Bluetooth, AirPlay, and Wi-Fi connectivity. An Ethernet port is also available for wired high-speed connections. Additionally, Internet connectivity allows you to access Internet streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify.

    The Denon AVR-X4200W is well-equipped for video sources as well as audio. This receiver features eight HDMI inputs and three HDMI outputs. Furthermore, the built-in video processor can upscale video sources to conform to 4K displays at a resolution of 3840 x 2160; it even supports ISFccc video calibration. For control flexibility, you can use the included remote control, or operate the AVR-X4200W from your Android or iOS smart device with the free Denon Remote App.

    UPC: 88379500372

    Item Includes

    Denon IN-Command Series AVR-X4200W 7.2-Channel Network AV Receiver (Black)


    • Power Cord
    • Remote Control
    • 2 x AA Batteries
    • AM Loop Antenna
    • FM Indoor Antenna
    • Sound Calibration Microphone
    • Sound Calibration Microphone Stand
    • Cable Labels
    • 2 x External Antennas
    • Limited 3-Year Warranty


    AV amplifier Denon AVC-X8500HA (Black)

    Specification “A” means the dedicated HDMI 8K input provides 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video pass-through for today’s home theaters and gaming, and can handle HDMI 2. 1 streaming at up to 40Gbps

    Features Denon AVC-X8500HA:

    • Number of amplifier channels: 13
    • Power: 210 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1%, 1 channel loaded)
    • Power: 190 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.7%, 2 channels loaded)
    • Power: 150 W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.05%, 2 channels loaded)
    • Speaker impedance 4 – 16 ohm
    • Dolby Atmos / Dolby Height Virtualization
    • DTS: X / Virtual DTS: X
    • DTS: X Pro (with update)
    • IMAX enhanced
    • Auro-3D (13h)
    • MPEG-H (with update)
    • Powerful DSP Sound Processing
    • 13.2-channel audio decoding and processing capability
    • Sound Processing Denon AL32
    • Adjustable crossover frequency
    • Easy setup with Denon Setup Assistant and automatic naming of HDMI inputs.
    • Smart TV remote control compatible with HDMI CEC
    • Denon AVR Remote app provides smooth app-based control from iOS and Android devices
    • The

    • Audyssey MultEQ XT32 provides easy installation and room calibration.
    • Roon Tested Certificate
    • Voice control support: Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri
    • Power consumption: 900 W (standby 0.1 W, CEC standby 0.5 W)
    • Dimensions (WxDxH): 434 x 482 x 195 mm
    • Weight: 23.3 kg

    Powerful 13.2-channel home theater

    The AVC-X8500HA delivers an advanced 13.2-channel home theater experience that supports the latest surround sound formats and 4K Ultra HD picture.

    Supports the latest surround sound formats

    Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional sound—the Denon AVC-X8500HA supports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D. Auro-3D will be included in a future firmware update at no additional charge.

    Ready for the future at home

    The AVC-X8500HA’s advanced video section is fully compliant with the latest HDMI and HDCP 2.2 specifications and prepared for any 4K Ultra HD source. Also supported are High Dynamic Range (HDR), Dolby Vision compatibility, Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG), and eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel). You can also enjoy ultra high definition images from legacy analog and digital sources.

    The heart of your wireless network

    Every sound, all your music is effortlessly controlled. Full wireless connectivity is provided via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The AVC-X8500HA works with Apple Airplay and Amazon Alexa to provide advanced voice control and incredible sound for all your home entertainment needs. Built-in HEOS technology allows the AVC-X8500HA to become the app-controlled heart of your whole-home wireless audio network.

    Perfect setup right from the start

    The AVC-X8500HA easily guides you through the setup process to ensure the most accurate configuration and allows you to optimize all settings for the best sound and video quality possible. The most advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room measurement system guarantees the best sound in every room.

    Blockbuster 3D Sound

    Surround yourself with cinematic quality sound from literally any direction with Dolby Atmos, DTS-X and Auro 3D.

    Inside the Denon AVC-X8500HA

    Sound in the right place

    Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional sound with Dolby Atmos. Enjoy a 7.1.6 or 9.1.4 surround sound speaker system with 6 in-ceiling or elevated Dolby Atmos speakers for the ultimate home theater experience.

    Get closer to the action

    Immersive Sound DTS:X places sound where it naturally occurs in space, creating realistic, multi-dimensional sound at home. Improved immersion and increased realism will take you into the world of your favorite movies. The included DTS Neural:X gives your movies, games and music a realism unparalleled in traditional 5.1 surround sound.

    Feel the power of realistic sound

    Auro-3D delivers immersive surround sound with dedicated height and height channels in addition to traditional channels up to 13.2. Formatting identifies sound objects individually and projects them to different locations in your listening environment, creating an immersive 3D soundstage. Auro-3D will be included in a future firmware update at no additional charge.

    4K Ultra HD Ready

    Enjoy ultra high definition images even from analogue and digital SD sources.

    Perspective anyway

    All eight HDMI inputs (including one on the front panel) and three HDMI outputs support HDCP 2.2 and comply with the latest HDMI specifications, including 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color subsampling , high dynamic range (HDR), and support for 21:9 video, 3D and BT.2020. It’s even Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) ready for 3D audio playback through TV apps. This feature will be enabled in a future firmware update.

    Breathe new life into old sources

    The AVC-X8500HA boasts an advanced video processor that can upscale existing lower resolution video from any analog or digital source to true 4K. With three HDMI outputs, you can even connect a TV and a projector in the main room while playing different content on the second zone’s screen at the same time.

    Next generation video formats

    The AVC-X8500HA supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) video format. It’s even ready for Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). Dolby Vision changes the viewing experience with amazing brightness, contrast and color. HLG offers HDR technology on top of broadcast content.

    Set up and connect with ease

    Get your AVC-X8500HA up and running in no time, perfectly tailored to your needs.


    • Audyssey MultEQ XT32
    • Communication
    • Denon App + HEOS
    • Quick Select

    Smart TV connectivity

    Control your Denon AVC-X8500HA with your Smart TV remote control via HDMI CEC linked to your Smart TV. Simply turn on “HDMI Control” on your receiver, then turn on “Smart Menu” and start controlling the AVC-X8500HA with your TV’s remote control. The Smart Menu main screen provides quick access to source and surround mode selection, the AVR setup menu, and four Smart Selects.

    Unplug your audio from the wires

    The Denon AVC-X8500HA features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless streaming and an advanced dual antenna transceiver system for reliable streaming even in congested urban environments. Plus, with Apple’s AirPlay compatibility, you can enjoy listening to your favorite audio content wirelessly from iOS devices such as iPhone or iPad.

    Built-in HEOS technology lets you enjoy your favorite music anywhere in your home with wireless audio throughout your home. Play the same song in all rooms or choose different songs for each connected room – the choice is yours. Also works with Amazon Alexa to provide advanced voice control and incredible sound for all your home entertainment needs.

    Everything under control

    With the Denon 2016 AVR Remote app, you can control your receiver and even control your connected Denon Blu-ray player.

    Easily control your music and multi-room streaming with the HEOS app, or use your voice for Amazon Alexa voice control.

    Select your favorite sources

    Store your preferred settings and sound modes for each source – access them instantly with the push of a button on the front panel or with the remote control.

    Advanced Sound Processing

    Enjoy exceptional sound quality for music and movies.

    Powerful DSP Audio Processing

    The AVC-X8500HA is equipped with a sophisticated DSP audio processing system that includes no less than four powerful, high-speed, fourth-generation SHARC DSP processors, which together have a total continuous processing performance of 10 GFLOPS (10 billion floating point numbers). per second).

    Discover the incredible fidelity of high-resolution audio tracks with the ability to decode lossless ALAC, FLAC and WAV files up to 24-bit/192 kHz, as well as 2.8 MHz and 5.6 MHz DSD tracks (SACD audiophile format) via front panel USB and network sources. Or listen to other popular file types such as MP3.

    Enjoy superior sound quality with Denon Audio’s unique sound

    AL32’s multi-channel processing provides ultra-high resolution digital audio filtering and fidelity for all audio channels, delivering a natural soundstage with enhanced imaging. For multi-channel content such as Blu-ray discs, the recorded low frequency effects (LFE) may be out of sync and delayed. Bass Sync technology corrects this delay in low frequency effects for perfect sound.

    Best soundstage possible

    For optimum fidelity and the widest dynamic range with the least distortion, the Denon AVC-X8500HA features state-of-the-art AKM AK4490EQ reference class 32-bit D/A converters on all channels. Enjoy consistently high quality and accurate channel matching across all channels for the ultimate listening experience.

    Get an amazing HEOS experience

    Enjoy your favorite music anywhere and everywhere in your home. Share music stored on your home network, streaming services using HEOS wireless speakers or even other HEOS-enabled receivers and listen throughout your home. Control it all with the free HEOS app. Enjoy music from TuneIn, internet radio and a wide range of streaming services including Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Prime Music, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Soundcloud, Tidal, Napster or Deezer.

    Choose the perfect HEOS for your setup

    The AVC-X8500HA’s HEOS technology lets you stream your favorite music wirelessly throughout your home to any other HEOS-enabled device such as HEOS speakers.

    HEOS + Alexa – speak your commands

    Use your voice to stream your favorite music services to this HEOS-enabled device. Ask Alexa to play music from Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music and more. Switch between inputs (Blu-ray, DVD, Media Player, etc.), turn up or down the volume, pause, mute and play the next song – all with your voice.

    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 select “Devices” and “Discovery” or say “Alexa, find my devices”.

    With HEOS Home Entertainment and Alexa, you can stream to this product and any other HEOS-enabled device.

    External management and IP management options

    The AVC-X8500HA is part of Denon’s IN·Command series of AV components that are easy to integrate, feature rich advanced control options, and are compatible with third-party and custom integration solutions.


    AVC-X8500HA features IP control capability for 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 is also equipped with an RS-232C serial port.

    To simplify the setup of integrated control, the AVC-X8500HA is equipped with an IR remote control input on the rear panel, making the remote control compatible with other home theater components.

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    The world’s first 13.2 channel Immersive Surround Receiver is what Denon is calling their new AVR-X8500H. Since the launch of its high-performance 11-channel AVR-X6400H receiver last year, Denon has taken a strong position.

    Executive review

    To keep up their level, they are constantly improving, for example this time they added an extra pair of height channels and made it easier to switch between speakers for Dolby Atmos/DTS: X and Auro 3D (which now supports all the latest exciting receivers surround sound from Denon).

    If you like the features of the AVR-X6400H and AVR-X7200WA, you will love the AVR-X8500H. Like its predecessors, the AVR-X8500H supports all surround formats, 4K Ultra HD with HDR and Dolby Vision, and has 13 channels of built-in amplification to deliver superior surround sound without the need for external amplification.

    The Denon AVR-X8500H adds custom installation suggestions to the brand’s legendary line of AV receivers and recognizes the emergence and rapid development of smart homes. Today’s Amazon Alexa’s Smart Home Skill is used for entertainment with Apple AirPlay™ devices and wireless music compatibility throughout the home.

    “Denon is deeply immersed in its industry and invests in future technologies to bring best-in-class innovation to installers and a wide variety of consumers. As more home theater enthusiasts integrate object-based audio into their builds, we identified the missing need and developed the industry’s first true 13-channel AVR with click-switching to powerful formats such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro 3D.

    In addition to our modern design and compatibility with almost all advanced AV formats, the AVR-X8500H is incredibly easy to set up. Owners can use voice commands through Alexa to control the room and use the whole-home audio integration to experience the future of home theater for themselves.” Richard Velasquez, Head of Brand Management at Denon.

    The Denon AVR-X8500H is one of the most technologically advanced AV receivers ever introduced. The 13.2-channel receiver includes specially designed DHCT (Denon High Current Transistors)-disk monolithic amplifiers with 150 watts per channel 1 (8 ohms, 20-20 kHz, THD 0.05%, 2-channel), allowing you to use high-quality surround audio oriented to formats like Dolby Atmos or DTS:X without any external amplification. The AVR-X8500H also supports Auro 3D surround sound decoding via a firmware update to Auro 13.1 channel, including the height and vertical center channels. In addition, the receiver is hand-built in Japan.

    Convenient connectivity and control

    The AVR-X8500H is at the heart of a wireless network with full wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and streaming capabilities with Apple AirPlay and wireless multi-room audio technology. Users can explore, view and play music in every room from a variety of sources including high resolution DSD files (2.8 and 5.6 MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAV.

    Consumers can send voice commands to the connected Amazon Alexa device to control various functions, including power on/off, volume, mute/unmute, music play/pause, external input switching, and playback of supported streaming services.


    AVR-X8500H is part of the AV-X8500H’s IN-Command series of custom integration compatible products and comes with a range of features that provide advanced control options and compatibility with third-party and custom integration solutions. It has IP control capabilities for integration with major third-party control devices and Control4 SDDP (Simple Device Detection Protocol) certification. An RS-232C serial port is available for direct connection to external home automation and control equipment, while an IR remote control input on the rear provides remote control compatibility with other components in your home theater system.

    Denon AVR-X8500H Rear panel view – note 3 HDMI outputs!

    What does the AVR-X8500H offer compared to the AVR-X6400H?

    • 13 channels of amplification versus 11 and 13.1ch of processing versus 11.1ch max for X6400H.
    • Higher power rating (150W vs. 140W in 8 ohms, 2ch).
    • Physically larger (about 3 cm, 5 cm deeper and slightly heavier). The user manual states that it weighs 23.3 kg despite the website error showing 17.7 kg.
    • 15.2ch RCA pre-outs versus 11.2 for X6400H.
    • 15 pairs of speaker bond posts versus only 11 for the X6400H.
    • The

    • X8500H also has a “pre-amp” mode that turns off the amplifier section.
    • 7.1-channel multi-channel analog audio inputs, additional (3 vs. 2) component video inputs.
    • Future HDMI 2.1 hardware upgrade to increase lifespan by supporting 8K resolution and beyond (same as they suggested upgrading “A” to 7200/8802 for HDMI 2.0 in the latest generation).
    • X8500H has different DACs, it lists AKM AK4490EQ for X8500H and AKM AK4458VN for X6400H. A quick check shows a 5 dB increase in SNR for the DAC in the X8500H.
    • The

    • X8500H can perform vertical stretch for use with anamorphic lenses.
    • X8500H has a rear USB input in addition to the front USB, the rear port is designed for power devices, which is more practical for cooling fan, etc.
    • The

    • X8500H has a longer range remote with “learn” capabilities to copy IR commands, macro capabilities, and setup.

    First Impressions

    We love the trend that Sound United is setting up with both Denon and Marantz, bringing flagship AV receivers back to the market. While not a super receiver, the AVR-X8500H still offers the most advanced processing currently available, with future expandability to extend life and reduce obsolescence. We don’t know of any other AV receiver on the market right now that supports ALL surround sound formats, 3 pairs of height channels and HDMI 2.1.

    While the asking price may seem a bit high, it really isn’t when you consider this unit’s arsenal of processing power and how flexible it will be for even the most high-end home theater setups.

    *AVR-X8500H for US market, AVC-X8500H for European market (no FM tuner).

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