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Denon AVR-X8500HA 13.2 Channel 8K Audio/Video Receiver (AVRX8500HABKE3)

Power and processing:

13-channel amplifier

150 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.05% THD, with 2 channels driven

Dolby, DTS, and Auro-3D surround sound decoding

Dolby Atmos processing for use with in-ceiling or "height" speakers for more enveloping home theater sound

Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization and DTS Virtual:X create three-dimensional effects without height speakers

IMAX Enhanced reproduces the full dynamic range of specially encoded IMAX soundtracks from compatible sources

analog-to-HDMI video conversion

upscales standard-definition video signals to HD and Ultra HD (up to 8K)

MultEQ XT32 auto setup and room calibration helps fine-tune your system to best match your room's acoustics

Audyssey MultEQ Editor app for further audio customization (paid app; not included)

Digital and streaming music options:

built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free internet radio, and music services

HEOS Built-in technology wirelessly connects compatible HEOS components for whole home audio

includes support for Pandora, SiriusXM, and Spotify (subscription required for some services)

free HEOS app offers easy Wi-Fi control, settings adjustments, and music selection and playback

works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice control assistants

Apple AirPlay 2 lets you stream directly from an iPhone or iPad and ask Siri to play Apple Music

supports multi-room audio with compatible wireless speakers

built-in Bluetooth for wireless music listening with smartphones, tablets, and compatible computers

plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (PCM up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution; DSD up to 5.6 MHz)

Denon's Compressed Audio Restorer improves sound quality of MP3s and other digital music files

Multi-room audio/video:

three-room/three-source output

powered stereo outputs for second and third rooms allow playback in three rooms at once

All Zone Stereo mode ensures that all zones stay in sync when playing the same source

supports both analog and digital audio connections

HDMI dual-zone switching for watching video content from different sources in two zones simultaneously

Zone 2 compatible audio sources: HDMI audio, optical/coaxial digital inputs, analog audio inputs, AM/FM tuner, USB, Bluetooth, and HEOS music apps

cannot select different USB/Bluetooth/network sources for each zone

HDMI features:

HDMI 2.1 audio/video switching: 8 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 3 out

1 input and 2 outputs support 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video

all inputs and outputs support 4K/60Hz video

HDCP 2.3 technology ensures compatibility with Ultra HD sources and TVs

HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible TVs and HDR-encoded content

supports HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and HLG

gaming-optimized video processing technologies for a smooth, lag-free gaming experience

Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), and Quick Frame Transport (QFT) reduce or eliminate lag and frame tearing

supports ARC (Audio Return Channel) and eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

eARC receives uncompressed surround sound signals including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X via the HDMI connection with your compatible TV

component video switching: 3 in, 1 out

composite video switching: 4 in, 2 out

digital audio inputs: 2 Toslink optical, 2 coaxial

6 analog stereo RCA audio inputs

front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives

Other connections:

MM (moving magnet) phono input for connecting a turntable

7.1-channel preamp inputs

15.2-channel preamp outputs, including two discrete line-level subwoofer outputs for more precise multi-subwoofer setups

Pre-Amplifier Mode lets you use this receiver as a preamp/processor by bypassing the internal amplification when paired with optional external power amps

outputs for 15 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Height1 L/R, Height2 L/R, Height3 L/R, Height4 L/R)

receiver can power a maximum of 13 channels at once

RS-232C and remote (IR) connections for use with optional third-party controllers

Dimensions and other info:

free Denon AVR Remote app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi remote

17-1/8"W x 7-3/4"H x 18-5/8"D (10-1/4"H with Wi-Fi antennas raised)

weight: 52 lbs.

warranty: 5 years



What's in the box:

Denon AVR-X8500HA (2021 model) owner's manual

11.2ch AV receiver

6' AC power cord

Remote control (RC-1221)

2 "AAA" batteries

Sound calibration microphone (ACM1HB)

2 WLAN/Bluetooth antennas

FM wire antenna

AM loop antenna

Cardboard microphone stand

Quick Start Guide

Warranty Information

Safety Instructions

Notes on radio

Sheet of self-adhesive cable labels

Spotify brochure

Heos brochure

Microphone Stand Assembly Instructions

"Bluetooth/WiFi Certified" note

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