Denon AVR-X8500HA 13.2 Channel AV Amplifier With 3D Audio And HEOS Built-in

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Upgrade your expectations in home theater and audio entertainment with the AVR-X8500HA – the world’s first 13.2Ch 8K AV receiver.

Powerful 13- channel amplifier

Featuring its best-in-class, monolithic power amplifier design to ensure a dynamic and precise entertainment experience.

The ultimate 8K home theater experience

Delivers 8K/60Hz pass-through or upscaling, 4K/120Hz pass-through for gaming, and support for the latest HDMI specifications.

Masterful 3D audio processing

13.2 channel processing to power up to a 7.2.6 or 9.2.4 speaker configuration for the most immersive, 3D audio experiences.

Extraordinary sound

For 110 years, Denon has delivered the most cutting-edge audio and video technical achievements.

Powerful Amplification

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 driven) 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 latest in video specs

The AVR-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 color, clarity, and contrast. Enjoy 8K upscaling.

Feel every dimension

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.

  • 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.
  • Delivering 150W per channel (8 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, THD: 0.05%, 2Ch drive), the 13Ch AVR-X8500H provides the precise, powerful Denon sound you deserve.
  • With the latest technology in HDMI support, you can enjoy 8K quality video and 8K upscaling available on all 8 HDMI inputs.
  • Enjoy next-generation sound from Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X, DTS:X Pro, IMAX Enhanced, and Auro-3D.
  • 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.
  • Get more fluid gameplay with Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Quick Frame Transport (QFT). 
AM section (Tuning frequency range)520 kHz – 1710 kHz
FM section (Tuning frequency range)87.5 - 107.9 MHz
S/N Ratio102 dB (IHF-A weighted, Direct mode)
Frequency response10 Hz - 100 kHz — +1, –3 dB (Direct mode)
Weight in LBS52
Weight in LBS (Packaging)60
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Speaker impedance4 - 16Ω/ohms
Input sensitivity200 mV
Carton Dimensions (Packaging) (W x D x H) in Inches)22.4 x 21.2 x 12.9 (in)
Network Standby Consumption in W3.5
CEC Standby Consumption in W0.5
Standby Consumption in W0.1
Power Consumption in W900
Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On / Off) in W70 W / 125 W
System Remote ControlRC-1221
Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD DisplayYes / Yes / Yes
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive)190 W
Metal Front PanelYes
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% 1ch Drive)260 W
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.05% 2ch Drive)150 W
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive)No
Number of Power Amps13
Inputs Outputs
USB Audio / Made for iPod / Made for iPhoneYes / No / No
AM/FM TunerYes
Speaker A / Bassignable
Bi-amp Driveassignable
Multi-Room Speaker Terminalassignable
Front Inputs: Audio / Composite / Digital (Opt) / HDMI / USBNo / No / No / Yes / Yes
Number of Speaker Terminals15
Multichannel PreoutYes (15.2)
Subwoofer Out2 (independent)
7.1 Multichannel InputYes
Speaker Terminal: Gold Plated Screw / Regular ScrewYes / No
Analogue In/out6 / No
Phono (MM) InYes
Digital In: Optical / Coaxial2 / 2
Multi-room Out: Analog / Digital2 / No
Multi-room Video Out: Video / HDMIYes / Yes
Component In / Out3 / 1
HDMI In / Out7+1 / 3
Sleep TimerYes
Inputs Outputs
Composite In / Out4 / 2
Auto Power OffYes
ECO ModeYes
Optimized Bass RedirectionYes
Bass SyncYes
Variable Cross OverYes
Firmware Update by: Network / USBYes / Yes
Quick Select Plus / Quick SelectYes / No
Setup AssistentYes
GUI Languages3
ISF CertificationYes
FL Display2 lines
Graphic User Interface - GUIAdvanced
Multi-room CI
HDMI DiagnosticsYes
Auto Speaker Setup by MicrophoneAudyssey MultEQ XT32
Multi-room CI
DC Trigger Output2
Remote In / OutYes / Yes
Zone HDMI Output from HDMI SourceYes
IP Control / RS232 Control / Web Control / App ControlYes / Yes /Yes / Yes
Zone Audio Output: Speaker / PreoutYes / Yes
Zone Audio Source: HDMI / Opt, Coax / Network, USB / AnalogYes (2ch) / Yes (2ch) / Yes / Yes
Multiroom zones3
Auto LipSyncYes
Audio Return ChannelYes
DSD Audio CapabilityYes
4K Signal Pass-through / Scaling / GUI OverlayYes / Yes / Yes
HDMI pass-though in standby modeYes
Picture Adjust / Noise ReductionYes / Yes
ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) Pass-through for gamingYes
Variable Refresh Rate / Quick Flame Transport / Quick Media SwitchingYes / Yes / Yes
3D Signal Pass-throughYes
8K signal pass-through / scaling / GUI overlayYes / Yes / Yes
Enhanced ARCYes
HDR / HLG / Dolby Vision / HDR10+ / Dynamic HDRYes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes
HDMI 2.0: 3D / 4K / CEC / ARC / InstaPrevueYes / Yes / Yes / Yes / No
HDMI: 8K/60Hz AB / 4K/120Hz ABYes / Yes
GUI Overlay on HDMIYes / Yes
HDCP2.3 supportYes
HDMI Outputs: Main / Zone2 / 1
Video Conversion Analog -> HDMIYes
Analogue to HDMI scalingup to 8K 60/50
HDMI to HDMI Scalingup to 8K 60/50
HDMI Inputs: Back / Front7 / 1
Ethernet PortsYes
Compatible with Remote APP for TabletsAndroid / iOS / Amazon Kindle
Roon TestedYes
HEOS App ControlYes
Compatible with Remote APP for Smart PhonesDenon 2016 AVR Remote
Photo Streaming (JPEG)No
AirPlay Audio StreamingYes (AirPlay2)
Internet RadioYes (TuneIn)
Spotify*Yes (connect)
ALAC 192/24Yes
Gapless playbackYes (FLAC, WAV, ALAC ,DSD)
WAV 192/24Yes
Lossless Formats: FLAC / ALAC / WAVYes / Yes / Yes
FLAC HD 192/24Yes
DSD Audio StreamingYes (2.8/5.6MHz)
Lossless formats: FLAC HD 192/24 / WAV 192/24 / ALAC 192/24Yes / Yes / Yes
Lossy Formats: MP3 / WMA / AACYes / Yes / Yes
Alexa / Google Voice Assistant / Apple HomePodYes / Yes / Yes
Bluetooth Re-transmit for Bluetooth headphonesNo
Media ServerYes
HEOS Wireless Multi-Room TechnologyYes
Sound Enhancements
Compressed Audio RestorerYes
Audyssey LFCYes
Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic VolumeYes / Yes
Clock Jitter ReducerYes
AudysseyMultEQ XT32
Denon Link HDYes
Alpha ProcessingAL32 Processing Multichannel
Gold Plated RCA TerminalsYes
Pure DirectYes
D.D.S.C. HD DigitalYes (32 bit)
Discrete Power AmplifierYes
Mono Block Power Amp ConstructionYes (L/R separated)
Multichannel Surround
Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels13.2
Multichannel StereoYes
Audyssey DSXNo
360 Reality Audio / MPEG HNo
Auro 3DYes
Dolby ProLogic Ilz / Dolby SurroundNo / Yes
IMAX EnhancedYes
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos / Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization / Dolby Atmos MusicYes / Yes / Yes / Yes
DTS Virtual:XYes
DTS Neo:X / DTS Neural:XNo / Yes (11ch)
DTS HD Master / DTS:X / DTS:X ProYes / Yes / Yes (update)

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