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Denon AVC-X8500HA

Denon AVC-X8500HA

Regular price $6,490.00 AUD
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  • Design: 13.2 Channel home theatre amplifier
  • Stereo Power Output: 150 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms (20-20kHz) at 0.05% THD; Multi-Channel Output: Not stated, but lower than the above figure
  • Surround Sound: Dolby and DTS surround sound decoding
    • Dolby Atmos Processing: For use with in-ceiling or "height" speakers for more enveloping surround sound; compatible with 7, 9 or 11 Channel setups - 11 Channel systems will requires an external stereo power amplifier
    • DTS:X: Available sometime in the future as a free firmware upgrade 
  • Upconversion: Analogue-to-HDMI video upconversion
  • Upscales standard-definition video signals to HD and Ultra HD (up to 4K)
  • Speaker Calibration: Audyssey "Platinum" speaker calibration and system optimisation
    • MultEQ XT32: This advanced auto setup and room calibration uses high-resolution digital processing filters to deliver balanced, dynamic sound to as many as 8 listening positions. This is expandable to 32 positions by our professional installer
    • DSX (Dynamic Surround Expansion): DSX optimises "front height" or "front width" speakers to create a larger soundstage with more engaging surround effects
    • Dynamic Volume: This anticipates loud sounds to keep volume levels more even
    • Dynamic EQ: Improves dialogue, bass response, and surround channel levels at lower volumes
    • Sub EQ HT: Provides individual calibration for dual subwoofers, for even and better bass response throughout your room
  • Low Frequency Containment: Great feature that reduces the amount of bass that passes through your walls and into other rooms...or even your neighbour's place

Digital and Streaming Music Options

  • Wi-Fi: This built-in feature allows listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio and music services
  • Bluetooth: This built-in feature allows for wireless music listening with smartphones, tablets and compatible computers
  • Music Streaming: Includes support for Pandora and free Internet radio streams with vTuner (subscription required for some services)
  • Spotify Connect: This lets you play Spotify's streaming music library through the receiver via your smartphone or tablet (requires Spotify app and a premium subscription)
  • Apple AirPlay: Got iTunes? Perfect for streaming music from an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or computer running iTunes
  • Music Files: Plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (PCM up to 192kHz/24-bit resolution; DSD up to 2.8MHz .dsf files)
  • DLNA and Windows® 8 Certified: This feature allows for streaming music with compatible devices and computers
  • Front-Panel USB Input: Connect an iPod, iPhone, or USB memory device easily via the front-panel
  • Better Sound: The direct digital connection for iPod or iPhone bypasses your device's low-quality digital-to-analogue converter for much better sound
  • Compressed Audio Restorer: Denon's Compressed Audio Restorer improves sound quality of MP3s and other digital music files
  • 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.

Multi-Room Audio

  • Features: Three-room/three-source output
  • Stereo Playback: Powered stereo outputs for second and third rooms allow simultaneous stereo playback in three rooms
  • Amp Assign: This feature lets you reassign extra surround channels to second and third zones
  • Line-level Outputs: For use with Zones 2 and 3 with additional receiver, amplifier, or powered speakers
  • Dual HDMI Outputs: Features 2 independent HDMI outputs for watching video content from different sources in two zones at the same time
  • Zone 2 & 3 Playback: Supports 2nd/3rd zone playback of digital sources (audio from HDMI sources is limited to Zones 1 and 2)
  • Other: Component and composite video outputs can be assigned to Zone 2


  • HDMI: Latest 2.0 audio/video switching with 7 x rear-panel inputs and 1 x front-panel input; 3 x rear-panel outputs
    • HDCP 2.2 technology ensures compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs (all HDMI inputs and outputs)
    • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible 4K TVs and HDR-encoded content
  • Component Video Switching: 2 x inputs, 1 x output for Zone 2
  • Composite Video Switching: 4 x inputs, 2 x outputs which includes 1 x front-panel input
  • Digital Audio Inputs: 2 x optical and 2 x coaxial
  • Line Level Inputs: 7 x analogue stereo audio inputs which includes 1 pair of front-panel inputs
  • Turntable Input: Yes, but even at this price it is basic. Add optional phono pre-amps to one pair of the L + R audio inputs (not the phono input) for better sound. 
  • Pre-Amp Outputs: 13.2 Channel preamp outputs
  • Includes outputs for 2 powered subwoofers
  • Front-Panel USB Input: Connect an iPod, iPhone, or USB memory device easily via the front-panel
  • Denon Link HD: This creates a jitter-free connection to compatible Denon Blu-ray players; requires HDMI connection and proprietary Denon Link RCA-style cable which is sold separately
  • Ethernet Port: Allows for Internet/Network connection
  • Speaker Outputs: You can connect a total 11 speakers - Front Left/Right, Centre, Surround Left/Right, Surround Back Left/Right, Front Height 1 Left/Right, Front Height 2 Left/Right
    • Note: The '8500H can only power 9 Channels at once. You will need additional power amplifiers for more than 9 Channels 
  • Speaker Wire Binding Posts: Allows use of either bare wire or banana plugs. We don't recommend you use spade or pin connectors.
  • RS-232C: For use with external controllers - home control systems.
  • Headphone Jack:Full-size (6.5mm) headphone jack on front panel
  • Detachable Power Cord: Allows for upgrade to better quality cord for improved performance
  • Coaxial FM Antenna: 1
  • FM Antenna: 1 - T Wire included. (Only useful in strong reception areas). External antenna is best.
  • AM Antenna: 1 - Loop Antenna included. (AM reception is subject to interference)

Other Features

  • Set-Up Assistant: Guides you through the initial connection process and settings
  • Remote App: Free Denon Remote app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi® remote.
  • Third Party Control Systems: Supports AMX; Control 4; Crestron & RTI
  • Quick Select buttons: 3 - save settings for commonly used sources, like video input and volume level.
  • OSD: Full colour On-Screen Display for easier system setup and operation
  • Remote Control: Multibrand/Learning type - RC1194
  • Power Input: 230 Volt - Beware! There are 220 Volt 'grey imports' on the Internet. These are not designed for the Australian market and are not warrantied or even serviced by the local distributor!
  • Detachable Power Cord: Allows for upgrade to better quality cord for improved performance
  • Power Consumption: 780 Watts.
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 434 x 195 x 472mm - not including allowance for antennas or cables
  • Nett Weight: 23.3kg
  • Warranty: 2 years with additional 1 year option. Details in box

Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE.

More Information
Model Number AVC-X8500HA


Number of power amps
- 13 (Front L/R, Centre, 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)
- 140 watts per channel (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.05% 2ch driven)
- Speaker impedance: 4 - 16 Ω / ohms

Preamplifier section
- Input sensitivity/impedance: 200 mV
- Frequency response: 10 Hz - 100 kHz - +1, -3 dB (Direct mode)
- S/N Ratio: 100 dB (IHF-A weighted, Direct mode)

AM/FM section
- No Tuner

Ports - Input
- HDMI (Front 1): x8
- Component (video): x3
- Composite (video): x4
- Phono: x1
- Analog Audio: x6
- Digital Optical / Coaxial: x2 / x2
- USB (front): x1

Ports - Output
- HDMI Monitor / Zone 2: x2 / x1
- Component: x1
- Composite Monitor: x1
- Audio Pre-out: 15.2ch
- Zone 2 / Zone 3 Pre-out: 2.0 Ch
- Phones: x1
- USB (rear - power only): x1

- Power consumption: 900W (Standby 0.1 W, CEC standby 0.5 W)
- Power consumption (No-Sound): 70 W(ECO Mode On), 125W (ECO Mode Off)
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 434 x 195 x 482 mm
- Weight: 23.3kg

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