Denon AVR-X8500H 13.2-channel Home Theater Receiver with Wi-Fi - Dolby Atmos - Apple AirPlay
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Denon AVR-X8500H 13.2-channel Home Theater Receiver with Wi-Fi - Dolby Atmos - Apple AirPlay

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  • The Denon Flagship AVR-X8500H powers the next generation of home theater with the world's first 13.2 channel receiver that supports the latest immersive audio formats, including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D. Built-in HEOS technology supports Amazon Alexa and takes music listening to the next level with wireless whole-home audio and voice control.
  • The AVR-X8500H owns a sophisticated DSP audio processing system that incorporates no less than four powerful high speed fourth generation SHARC DSP processors, which together have a combined continuous processing capability of 10 GFLOPS (10 billion floating point numerical computations per second).
  • Enjoy your favorite 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 Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Prime Music, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Soundcloud, Tidal, Napster or Deezer.
  • Use your voice to stream your favorite music services to this HEOS-enabled device. Ask Alexa to play music from Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music and much more. Switch between inputs (Blu-ray, DVD, Media Player, etc.), turn volume up or down, pause, mute and play the next song — all with your voice.
  • HEOS technology within the AVR-X8500H allows you to stream your favorite music wirelessly around your home to any other HEOS-enabled device, like HEOS speakers. with The AVR-X8500H is part of Denon's range of IN·Command series of custom integration friendly AV components, equipped with feature-rich enhanced control capabilities and compatibility with third-party and custom integration solutions. av receivers
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The 'X8500H offers the most flexibility for setting up an Atmos system that we've ever seen from a single A/V component. You can add as many as six overhead or Atmos enabled speakers in up to a 7.1.6 configuration, or you can set up a 9.1.4 system with "front width" speakers to create a larger soundstage — no additional amp required! And you can use up to two subwoofers, supported by discrete outputs on the receiver, in any Atmos configuration.

Loaded with up-to-the-minute features

In addition to its impressive Dolby Atmos capabilities, the 'X8500H supports DTS:X and Auro-3D for realistic, multidimensional surround sound that puts you in the middle of the action. This receiver also passes 4K video signals, including those encoded with HDR information, to your 4K TV. And it even upscales HD and standard definition video to 4K resolution. Plus you can stream music from different sources and enjoy high-resolution music in your living room — or any room in your house.

Streamline your music with HEOS

Built-in HEOS technology lets you access all your music — from your personal library, internet radio, and popular streaming services like Pandora®, Spotify®, and TIDAL — through the 'X8500H. This receiver can be easily integrated into a wireless multi-room audio system. Stream music to  HEOS wireless speakers and components in different rooms, and control each room's sound independently with the free HEOS app. The app lets you control playback, browse music sources, and select which rooms you want to use. Play the same music throughout your home, or listen to something different in each room.

Complete multi-room flexibility

The 'X8500H has a "Zone 2" HDMI output so you can watch video from two separate sources in your living room and a second room. With outputs for 15 speakers, you get plenty of options for setting up your home theater exactly the way you want it, and expanding into other rooms (don't forget, it can "only" power 13 speakers at a time).< While going for a full-on 9.1.4 or 7.1.6 Atmos system sounds just glorious to us, a simpler 9.1.2 or 7.1.4 Atmos system can still provide an awesome home theater experience while leaving you two free channels to power a set of speakers outdoors or in another room. And that's just one example. This receiver supports more speaker configurations than we have room to cover here. Basically, if you're happy using fewer channels in your home theater, it can power speakers in two additional zones. Or you can use one of the extra sets of height channels to bi-amp compatible front speakers for more powerful sound. Or you can just use all 13 channels to power the baddest Atmos, DTS:X, or Auro 3D home theater system anyone has ever seen.

Product highlights:

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® and DTS® surround sound decoding
    • Dolby Atmos processing for use with in-ceiling or "height" speakers for more enveloping surround sound
    • supports a range of Atmos configurations, including 9.2.4 and 7.2.6
    • DTS:X for an immersive, 3-dimensional soundstage
  • Auro-3D® built-in for three-dimensional soundfields with Auro-3D soundtrack mixes (supports up to a 13.1-channel configuration; future firmware update required)
  • IMAX Enhanced certification for improved performance with IMAX Enhanced content (via firmware update)
  • analog-to-HDMI video conversion
  • upscales standard-definition video signals to HD and Ultra HD (up to 4K)
  • Audyssey Platinum speaker calibration and system optimization includes:
    • MultEQ® XT32 auto setup and room calibration delivers balanced, dynamic sound with enhanced surround performance for as many as eight seating positions
    • Dynamic Volume anticipates loud sounds to keep volume levels 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 bass response throughout the room
    • Low Frequency Containment reduces the amount of bass that bleeds into other rooms
    • 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 and free internet radio
    • includes support for TuneIn
  • built-in HEOS 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-compatible 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
    • amp assign feature lets you reassign extra surround channels to second and third zones
    • line-level outputs for Zones 2 and 3 for use with additional receiver, amplifier, or powered speakers
    • independent HDMI outputs 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
    • component and composite video outputs can be assigned to Zone 2
    • HDMI audio sources cannot be output to Zone 3

Connections:

  • HDMI audio/video switching: 8 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 3 out
    • 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
    • supports Dolby Vision™
  • supports eARC with firmware update
  • component video switching: 3 in, 1 out (Zone 2)
  • composite video switching: 4 in, 2 out (includes 1 front-panel input)
  • digital audio inputs: 2 optical, 2 coaxial
  • 6 analog stereo RCA audio inputs
  • MM (moving magnet) phono input for connecting a turntable
  • 7.1-channel preamp inputs
  • 13.2-channel preamp outputs
  • two discrete line-level subwoofer outputs for more precise multi-subwoofer setups
  • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives
  • Denon Link HD creates a jitter-free connection to compatible Denon Blu-ray players; requires HDMI connection and proprietary Denon Link RCA-style cable
  • Ethernet port for network connection
  • outputs for 15 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Height 1 L/R, Height 2 L/R, Height 3 L/R, Height 4 L/R)
  • receiver can power a maximum of 13 channels at once
  • RS-232C port for use with external controllers
  • IR in/out and 12-volt triggers
  • 1/4" headphone jack
  • removable power cord

General Features:

  • 4K/60p and 3D video pass-through
  • Setup Assistant guides you through the initial connection process and settings
  • 4 quick select function buttons for one-touch power-up, source selection and recall of volume and Audyssey configuration
  • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
  • support for third-party control systems by Control4 for home automation
  • intuitive, full-color on-screen guide
  • bi-amp compatible front left and right speakers by reassigning Surround Back or Height channels
  • AM/FM tuner
  • remote control
  • 17-1/8"W x 7-3/4"H x 18-3/4"D
  • weight: 39.24 lbs.
  • warranty: 3 years
    The 'X8500H offers the most flexibility for setting up an Atmos system that we've ever seen from a single A/V component. You can add as many as six overhead or Atmos enabled speakers in up to a 7.1.6 configuration, or you can set up a 9.1.4 system with "front width" speakers to create a larger soundstage — no additional amp required! And you can use up to two subwoofers, supported by discrete outputs on the receiver, in any Atmos configuration.

    Loaded with up-to-the-minute features

    In addition to its impressive Dolby Atmos capabilities, the 'X8500H supports DTS:X and Auro-3D for realistic, multidimensional surround sound that puts you in the middle of the action. This receiver also passes 4K video signals, including those encoded with HDR information, to your 4K TV. And it even upscales HD and standard definition video to 4K resolution. Plus you can stream music from different sources and enjoy high-resolution music in your living room — or any room in your house.

    Streamline your music with HEOS

    Built-in HEOS technology lets you access all your music — from your personal library, internet radio, and popular streaming services like Pandora®, Spotify®, and TIDAL — through the 'X8500H. This receiver can be easily integrated into a wireless multi-room audio system. Stream music to  HEOS wireless speakers and components in different rooms, and control each room's sound independently with the free HEOS app. The app lets you control playback, browse music sources, and select which rooms you want to use. Play the same music throughout your home, or listen to something different in each room.

    Complete multi-room flexibility

    The 'X8500H has a "Zone 2" HDMI output so you can watch video from two separate sources in your living room and a second room. With outputs for 15 speakers, you get plenty of options for setting up your home theater exactly the way you want it, and expanding into other rooms (don't forget, it can "only" power 13 speakers at a time).< While going for a full-on 9.1.4 or 7.1.6 Atmos system sounds just glorious to us, a simpler 9.1.2 or 7.1.4 Atmos system can still provide an awesome home theater experience while leaving you two free channels to power a set of speakers outdoors or in another room. And that's just one example. This receiver supports more speaker configurations than we have room to cover here. Basically, if you're happy using fewer channels in your home theater, it can power speakers in two additional zones. Or you can use one of the extra sets of height channels to bi-amp compatible front speakers for more powerful sound. Or you can just use all 13 channels to power the baddest Atmos, DTS:X, or Auro 3D home theater system anyone has ever seen.

    Product highlights:

    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® and DTS® surround sound decoding
      • Dolby Atmos processing for use with in-ceiling or "height" speakers for more enveloping surround sound
      • supports a range of Atmos configurations, including 9.2.4 and 7.2.6
      • DTS:X for an immersive, 3-dimensional soundstage
    • Auro-3D® built-in for three-dimensional soundfields with Auro-3D soundtrack mixes (supports up to a 13.1-channel configuration; future firmware update required)
    • IMAX Enhanced certification for improved performance with IMAX Enhanced content (via firmware update)
    • analog-to-HDMI video conversion
    • upscales standard-definition video signals to HD and Ultra HD (up to 4K)
    • Audyssey Platinum speaker calibration and system optimization includes:
      • MultEQ® XT32 auto setup and room calibration delivers balanced, dynamic sound with enhanced surround performance for as many as eight seating positions
      • Dynamic Volume anticipates loud sounds to keep volume levels 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 bass response throughout the room
      • Low Frequency Containment reduces the amount of bass that bleeds into other rooms
      • 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 and free internet radio
      • includes support for TuneIn
    • built-in HEOS 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-compatible 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
      • amp assign feature lets you reassign extra surround channels to second and third zones
      • line-level outputs for Zones 2 and 3 for use with additional receiver, amplifier, or powered speakers
      • independent HDMI outputs 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
      • component and composite video outputs can be assigned to Zone 2
      • HDMI audio sources cannot be output to Zone 3

    Connections:

    • HDMI audio/video switching: 8 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 3 out
      • 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
      • supports Dolby Vision™
    • supports eARC with firmware update
    • component video switching: 3 in, 1 out (Zone 2)
    • composite video switching: 4 in, 2 out (includes 1 front-panel input)
    • digital audio inputs: 2 optical, 2 coaxial
    • 6 analog stereo RCA audio inputs
    • MM (moving magnet) phono input for connecting a turntable
    • 7.1-channel preamp inputs
    • 13.2-channel preamp outputs
    • two discrete line-level subwoofer outputs for more precise multi-subwoofer setups
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives
    • Denon Link HD creates a jitter-free connection to compatible Denon Blu-ray players; requires HDMI connection and proprietary Denon Link RCA-style cable
    • Ethernet port for network connection
    • outputs for 15 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Height 1 L/R, Height 2 L/R, Height 3 L/R, Height 4 L/R)
    • receiver can power a maximum of 13 channels at once
    • RS-232C port for use with external controllers
    • IR in/out and 12-volt triggers
    • 1/4" headphone jack
    • removable power cord

    General Features:

    • 4K/60p and 3D video pass-through
    • Setup Assistant guides you through the initial connection process and settings
    • 4 quick select function buttons for one-touch power-up, source selection and recall of volume and Audyssey configuration
    • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
    • support for third-party control systems by Control4 for home automation
    • intuitive, full-color on-screen guide
    • bi-amp compatible front left and right speakers by reassigning Surround Back or Height channels
    • AM/FM tuner
    • remote control
    • 17-1/8"W x 7-3/4"H x 18-3/4"D
    • weight: 39.24 lbs.
    • warranty: 3 years

      Features & specs

      Amplification
      Number Of Channels 13
      Stereo RMS Power (watts) 150
      THD in Stereo 0.05 %
      Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
      Minimum Impedance L/R 4 ohms
      Minimum Impedance Center 4 ohms
      Minimum Impedance Surround 4 ohms
      General Features
      Internet-ready Yes
      Bluetooth Built-in
      Apple AirPlay AirPlay 2
      Alexa-compatible Yes
      Google Assistant-compatible Yes
      Chromecast built-in No
      DTS Play-Fi No
      App Remote Control Yes
      USB port for iPod/iPhone No
      FM Sensitivity 12.8 dBf
      HD Radio Tuner No
      On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
      Auto Speaker Calibration Audyssey MultEQ XT32
      Plays Copy-protected 4K Yes
      HDR-compatible HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
      HDMI Standby Pass-through Yes
      4K Video Upscaling Yes
      HDMI to HDMI Upconversion Yes
      DLNA Certified
      MHL-compatible No
      Multibrand Remote Control Yes
      Learning Remote Yes
      LCD Remote
      Width (inches) 17-1/8
      Height (inches) 7-5/8
      Depth (inches) 19-11/16
      Weight (pounds) 51.4
      Parts Warranty 3 Years
      Labor Warranty 3 Years
      Multi-room Audio/Video
      Powered Multi-room Audio Output Yes
      Preamp Multi-room Audio Output Yes
      Multi-room HDMI Output Yes
      Playback from Digital Audio Inputs Yes
      Playback from Streaming Sources Yes
      Surround Processing
      Dolby Digital DD, TrueHD, DD+, EX
      Dolby Atmos Yes
      DTS DTS, HD, HDMA, ES, 96/24
      DTS:X Yes
      Inputs & Outputs
      Phono Input 1
      Audio-Video Inputs 8
      Audio-only Inputs 2
      Component Video Inputs 3
      Component Video Monitor Outputs 1
      Optical Digital Inputs 2
      Coaxial Digital Inputs 2
      Optical Digital Outputs None
      Coaxial Digital Outputs None
      HDMI Inputs 8
      HDMI Monitor Outputs 3
      Subwoofer Outputs 2
      Discrete Subwoofer Outputs Yes
      Multi-Channel Analog Input No
      Multi-channel Preamp Output Yes
      Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
      Main Speaker Terminals Posts
      Ethernet Port 1
      USB Connections 1 Front
      Removable Power Cord IEC 2-prong

      SHIPPING

      FREE SHIPPING within the 48 contiguous states in the USA only. Exclusions apply to orders shipping to APO/FPO addresses, Puerto Rico, Hawaii , Alaska and other U.S. territories.  Free shipping is standard shipping.  For all other shipping options please call for more details direct during Business hours Mon to Fri 10am to 5pm EST Tel: 1800 817 8795.

      Freight Shipping for large items 
      Large or heavy items, including most TVs, require freight shipping and generally take a little longer to be delivered, contact us for delivery estimates. 

      Someone must receive the delivery. The freight carrier will contact you to schedule delivery to your door or the lobby area of your apartment or condo. Someone will have to be on hand to meet the driver and sign for the package. Freight deliveries are scheduled for Mon through Fri between 9AM and 5PM. 

      What to expect from the delivery driver. This is a large, heavy item, so arrange to have someone else there to help you unpack and install your equipment. The delivery driver will not help you unpack or set up your new equipment, nor will he or she remove your old equipment or packaging. 

      Keep all the product packaging. You'll need it if you have to return or move your item.

       

      RETURNS POLICY
      Thank you for your purchase. We hope you are happy with your purchase. However, if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase for some reason, you may return it to us for an exchange or refund.  Please see below for more information on our return policy.

      RETURNS 
      All returns must be postmarked within 30 days of the purchase date. All returned items must be in be in brand new and unused condition, with all original tags and labels attached. Please include a full explanation in the email as to why you are requesting the RMA. Shipping and handling charges are not refundable. Crawford's Superstore may deduct the shipping charge from any subsequent refund, even if the original transaction included free shipping.
      The return authorization (RMA) is only valid for 10 business days. Crawford's Superstore is not responsible for the return shipping charges, unless the item has a manufacturer's defect right out of the box. In this instance we will provide a return label, the more convenient to the customer.
      Returned merchandise that gets lost or damaged in transit is not the responsibility of Crawford's Superstore. It is the buyers' responsibility to insure their package and to file claims direct with the carrier upon the discovery of the problem
      Item MUST be in the original factory box, with ALL of the original factory packaging (foam, plastic, labels, stickers, and protective wrappings), an uncompleted, blank, original warranty card, ALL instruction booklets and associated paperwork, and accessories.  We are strictly resellers and not affiliated or authorized dealers for any of the brands we carry.

      RETURN PROCESS
      To return an item, please email info@crawfordssuperstore.com to obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization number. After receiving a RMA number place the item securely in its original packaging and include your RMA number, Order number and reason for your return, and mail your return to the address we provide you in the RMA.
      Please note, you will be responsible for all return shipping charges. We strongly recommend that you use a trackable method to mail your return and insure you package in case your item is damaged in transit. 

      TELEVISION OR OVERSIZED FREIGHT
      We do not except any returns on Televisions or oversized freight items. We do Guarantee to provide you with a properly working Television & or Oversized Freight item as ordered and expected. Due to the fact that these large items shipping cost are enormous, therefore we cannot accept any returns on these items.
      Upon delivery if an item is damaged upon inspection, please refuse the shipment.  Please be aware that a box may be damaged but the TV might be working.  If the driver doesn't want to wait for you to first inspect the TV, then please note on the Delivery note that the TV box is damaged.  Your signature acknowledges that you understand this special return policy, and the condition of the TV meets your expectations and that you understand that you cannot return the TV. Any damaged or defective TVs or Oversized Freight, must be notified in withing to Crawfords Supersore within 3 days of delivery. 

      REFUNDS
      After receiving your return and inspecting the condition of your item, we will process your return/exchange. Please allow at least 3 to 5 days to process your return.  Refunds may take 1-2 billing cycles to appear on your credit card statement, depending on your credit card company.

      EXCEPTIONS
      For defective or damaged products, please contact us at the customer service number 1 800 817 8795 during business hours Mon to Fri 10am to 5pm EST to arrange an exchange or refund .

      Please Note

      • A 15% restocking fee will be charged for all returns.
      • Sale items are FINAL SALE and cannot be returned.

      QUESTIONS

      If you have any questions concerning our return policy, please contact us during Business hours Mon to Fri EST 10am to 5pm at:  1800 817 8795
      info@crawfordssuperstore.com

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