Denon’s all AVR8500 avr is in stock and all orders as from 29th january will come with a free Ruipro fibre optic hybrid HDMI cable valued at £200 (so not rubbish). This is a limited time offer until stocks run out.
The Denon AVC-X8500H is their brand new Flagship model which features all the 3d audio formats as standard, Also 7.2.6 or 9.2.4 speaker configurations are now possible with no need for extra/external amplification
The all new Denon AVC-X8500H has been awarded “Reference Status” by AV Forums and they are currently in stock
HOME CINEMA CHOICE SAID;
“…this Denon is a proper stunner”
“Yeah, but how does it sound? Quite quite amazing in fact. This Denon is clean, punchy and dynamic with a solidity to its imaging that makes even two-channel recordings sound wonderfully three-dimensional.”
“The balance is neutral but lacks nothing in grunt and drive when the volume knob gets turned to the right. That gorgeously crafted power supply, visible throught the casework, supplies all those channels with enough juice not to run out of steam when the going gets tough.”
“Using a 7.2.6 setup with front height channels, the Denon mapped Atmos-encoded material efficiently into every speaker. And those front heights really worked well in filling the void above the screen…Dialogue was improved too…Moreover, the additional front heights deliver a much greater sensation of three-dimensional sound generally…”
“Thanks to the Denon’s cracking processing, mapping more mundane sound formats onto this mighty 13-channel system is equally fun….The genuine Atmos sound wins comfortably, but the AVC-X8500H is a master of upscaling 5.1 platters into something resembling immersive 3D audio.”
“Yet it is with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X material that the Denon really shows its mettle as the class-leading AV amp of the moment. Spin anything and it beguiles. The Atmos track on ‘La La Land’ (UHD Blu-ray) is woefully shy when it comes to height information throughout, yet the AVC-X8500H digs into the soundtrack’s subtleties and nuances with ease. Dialogue is crisp and articulate; the musical numbers are funky and infectious. Some scenes in particular and so successful at evoking the mellow feeling of an LA jazz club that I almost booked myself a flight out there.”
Meet the new boss
“After a few weeks it was patently clear that Denon’s new model sets the current benchmark for integrated AV amplifiers and does so at a relatively affordable price. Try to get this level of functionality anywhere else and you’ll face a higher bill and a separate processor/power amp(s) combination to wrestle with.”
“It’s a brilliant addition to Denon’s portfolio…”
The Denon AVC-X8500H is the industry’s first true 13.2 channel AV Amplifier. Offering unparalleled sound quality and audio performance, the Denon 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 our legendary AV receiver line, custom installation offerings, and acknowledging the emergence and evolution of the smart home, the Denon AVC-X8500H brings the future of home theatre to the present day with Amazon Alexa’s Smart Home Skill* for Entertainment Devices, Apple AirPlay™ and whole-house wireless music compatibility.
Hand-assembled in small batch form in Japan, the Denon AVC-X8500H 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.
Equipped with Amazon’s Alexa Smart Home Skill for Entertainment Devices, users can utter voice commands to a connected Amazon Alexa device to natively control a variety of functions, including power on/off, volume, mute/unmute, music play/pause, external input switching and playback of supported streaming services. The Amazon Alexa feature becomes available in Spring 2018.
The Denon AVC-X8500H delivers BLOCKBUSTING 3D-SOUND
Surround yourself in cinema-grade sound from literally any direction.
- DOLBY ATMOS
SOUND IN THE RIGHT PLACE
The Denon AVC-X8500H allows you to yourself in multi-dimensional audio with Dolby Atmos. Enjoy a 7.1.6 or 9.1.4 surround sound speaker system with as many as 6 overhead speakers or Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for the ultimate home theatre experience.
The Denon AVC-X8500H is geared up for 4K ULTRA HD
Enjoy ultra-high-definition pictures, even from analog and digital SD sources.
- LATEST HDMI SPECS WITH EARC
- ADVANCED VIDEO SECTION
- HDR / DOLBY VISION
FUTUREPROOF IN ANY WAY
All eight HDMI inputs on the Denon AVC-X8500H (including one on the front) and three HDMI outputs feature HDCP 2.2 compatibility and the latest HDMI specifications, including 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Colour sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support. The Denon AVC-X8500H is even ready for Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) for 3D audio playback through TV apps. The eARC feature will be enabled via a future firmware update.
BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO LEGACY SOURCES
The Denon AVC-X8500H boasts an advanced video processor to 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 back different content on a second zone screen.
NEXT GENERATION VIDEO FORMATS
The Denon AVC-X8500H supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) video format. The Denon AVC-X8500H is ready for Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). Dolby Vision transforms the viewing experiences with astonishing brightness, contrast, and colour. HLG offers HDR technology over broadcast content.
ADVANCED SOUND PROCESSING
Experience extraordinary sound quality from both music and movies.
- HIGH RESOLUTION AUDIO
- AL32 PROCESSING
- 32-BIT D/A CONVERSION
POWERFUL DSP AUDIO PROCESSING
The Denon AVC-X8500H owns a sophisticated DSP audio processing system that incorporates two latest generation high performance dual core SHARC DSP Griffin Lite.
ENJOY SUPERB AUDIO FIDELITY
Discover the incredible fidelity of high-resolution audio tracks with the ability to decode up to 24-bit/192-kHz ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD) via the front panel USB port and network sources. Or, listen to other popular file types such as MP3.
UNIQUE DENON AUDIO TECHNOLOGIES
AL32 processing multi-channel provides ultra-high-resolution digital audio filtering and precision for all audio channels, delivering a natural soundstage with enhanced imaging. For content recorded in multi-channel, such as Blu-ray discs, the recorded low frequency effects (LFE) may be out of sync and delayed. Bass Sync technology corrects such a delay of low frequency effects for the perfect audio experience.
BEST POSSIBLE SOUND STAGE
For optimum fidelity and the widest dynamic range with lowest distortion, the Denon AVC-X8500H features advanced reference-class 32-bit AKM AK4490EQ stereo D/A converters for all channels. The total number is eight. Enjoy consistent high-fidelity and precise channel matching across all channels for the ultimate listening experience.
GET THE AMAZING
The Denon AVC-X8500H allows you to stream your favourite music from anywhere and everywhere around your home. Share music stored on your home network, streaming services with HEOS wireless speakers or even other HEOS-capable receivers and listen throughout the whole house. Control it all with the free HEOS app. Enjoy music from TuneIn, Internet Radio and a wide range of streaming services including Spotify®, Amazon Prime Music, Soundcloud®, Juke, Tidal, Napster, Deezer or Mood Mix.
SELECT THE PERFECT HEOS FOR YOUR SETUP
HEOS technology within the Denon AVC-X8500H allows you to stream your favourite music wirelessly around your home to any other HEOS-enabled device, like HEOS speakers.
EXTERNAL CONTROL AND IP CONTROL CAPABILITIES
The Denon AVC-X8500H is equipped with feature-rich enhanced control capabilities and compatibility with third-party and custom integration solutions.
The Denon AVC-X8500H features IP control capability for an 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’s also equipped with an RS-232C serial port.
For simpler integrated control set-ups, the Denon AVC-X8500H features an IR (infrared) remote control input on the rear panel, allowing remote control compatibility with other components in your home theatre system.