The Denon AVC-X8500H is the industry’s first true 13.2 channel AV Amplifier. Offering unparalleled sound quality and audio performance, the AVC-X8500H features Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro 3D surround decoding with 13 channels of built-in amplification to enable premium 3D surround sound up to 7.2.6 without external amplification. Adding to the brand’s legendary AV receiver line, custom installation offerings, and acknowledging the emergence and evolution of the smart home, the AVC-X8500H brings the future of home theater to the present day with Amazon Alexa’s Smart Home Skill* for Entertainment Devices, Apple AirPlay™ and whole-house wireless music compatibility.
A salute to Denon’s nearly 110-year legacy, the Denon AVC-X8500H is one of the most technologically advanced and capable AV Amplifiers ever introduced. Hand-assembled in small batch form in Japapn, the 13.2 channel AV Amplifier incorporates custom-made DHCT (Denon High Current Transistors)—discrete monolithic amplifiers rated at 150 watts per channel (@8 ohms, 20 – 20 kHz, THD 0.05%, 2 channel driven), enabling premium surround sound from object-oriented formats, such as Dolby Atmos or DTS:X, without any external amplification. The AVC-X8500H also supports Auro 3D surround sound decoding, up to Auro 13.1 channel, three-layered speaker layout including top and height center channels. Auro-3D will be enabled via future firmware update at no additional charge.
The AVC-X8500H is at the center of a whole-home wireless music network, boasting full wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth™, streaming capabilities with Apple AirPlay, and wireless multi-room audio technology. Users can explore, browse, and play music in every room from a variety of sources, including high-resolution DSD (2.8 and 5.6 MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAV files.