Denon AVR-X4500H 9.2-Channel 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver with HEOS

Model: AVR-X4500H UPC: 883795004572 Item: 171651


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Cutting-Edge Home Theater

The 9.2-channel AVR-X4500H 4K AV receiver supports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D for an immersive home theater experience. The advanced HDMI section of the AVR-X4500H (8 in, 3 out) features Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG, and HDCP2.2 processing on all ports. Stream music from Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, AirPlay 2, and more with HEOS built-in and control it all with your voice through Amazon Alexa.


  • 9.2 channel AV receiver with 125W per channel with 11.2 channel processing
  • Supports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Auro-3D, DTS Virtual:X, and AL32 processing
  • Amazon Alexa voice control compatibility
  • 8 HDMI inputs (including 1 front) with full HDCP 2.2 support and 3 HDMI outputs
  • 4K/60Hz full-rate passthrough, Dolby Vision compatibility, HDR10, HLG, and BT.2020
  • Award-winning Denon guided setup assistant and graphical user interface
  • Ihiji Invision and Domotz Pro remote system monitoring and management
  • Support Spotify Connect, Pandora, SiriusXM, Amazon Music, TIDAL, Deezer, and more
  • Built-in HEOS wireless multiroom audio technology
  • Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)

Powerful 9-Channel Amplifier with the Latest Home Cinema Specs

Featuring discrete high-current amplifiers on all channels, the AVR-X4500H delivers high-power performance at 125W per channel (8 ohm, THD+N 0.05%, 20Hz-20kHz). Low impedance drivers provide operational stability for a wide range of speakers and create a balanced, tonal sound. The AVR-X4500H features three-dimensional sound formats Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X, and Auro-3D plus an HDMI section with HDCP 2.2 support and advanced video processing with 4K scaling for HDMI sources and two 12V trigger outputs to connect external devices.

Advanced HDMI Video Section

The latest HDMI specs for the best home theater experience. All eight HDMI inputs — and three HDMI outputs — feature HDCP 2.2 support that lets you enjoy copy-protected content uninhibited. Watch movies and shows with 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, Dolby Vision, High Dynamic Range (HDR10), Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), eARC (enabled via firmware update) 21:9 video, 3D and BT.2020 passthrough support for exceptional color, clarity and contrast. Certified by the Imaging Science Foundation, the AVR-X4500H features a full suite of video calibration controls (for use by an ISF technician), along with ISF Day and ISF Night video modes.

Built-In Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Airplay 2 Capability

The heart of your wireless network. With Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity, the Denon AVR-X4500H is equipped with an advanced dual antenna transceiver system for robust streaming even in congested urban environments. Enjoy listening to your favorite audio content wirelessly from your smart devices.

Audyssey Audio Optimization

The AVR-X4500H easily guides you through the setup process to ensure the most accurate configuration. Optimize all settings for the best possible sound and video quality with your system from the get-go. The most advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room measurement system provides the best sound in every room, and with the Audyssey MultEQ Editor app, go under the hood and set the AVR to your exact specifications.

Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X, and Auro-3D

Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional audio with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X, and Auro-3D. Set up Dolby Atmos with a 5.2.4 or 7.2.2 surround sound speaker system using Dolby Atmos elevation speakers, or dedicated overhead speakers, for the ultimate home theater experience. With 11.2 channel processing capability, the AVR-X4500H can even support up to 7.2.4 configuration with an added 2ch amplifier. DTS:X and Neural:X give your movies, games, and music a realism unmatched by traditional 5.1 surround sound. DTS Virtual:X provides immersive audio without height channels, creating virtual height effects in a 5.1, 7.1 or 2.1 speaker arrangement. Auro-3D elevates the home theater experience to amazing new levels by delivering the excitement of three-dimensional sound for music, games, broadcast, and films while enhancing your existing audio-visual collection, thanks to Auromatic up-mixing engine.

Amazon Alexa Voice Control

Control the AVR hands-free with Amazon Alexa and your voice. Adjust the volume, skip to the next track, switch inputs for your different media players, and more — “Just Ask.” Download the HEOS Home Entertainment Skill to enable Amazon Alexa voice commands for your AVR-X4500H, HEOS devices and other select Denon products.

Easy Setup Experience

The included AVR-X4500H Quick Start Guide provides simple, clear instructions for how to get started. Once you connect your TV to the AVR-X4500H via HDMI, the exclusive Denon Setup Assistant appears on your TV screen to walk you through setup, step-by-step. A row of color-coded speaker connections is laid out horizontally, making organizing and connecting speaker wires simple.

Brilliant Picture Quality

The AVR-X4500H supports High Dynamic Range (HDR10) video format, Dolby Vision, and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). Dolby Vision transforms the viewing experiences with astonishing brightness, contrast, and color. HLG offers HDR technology over broadcast content.

Quick Selects for User-friendly Audio Tuning

The Denon AVR-X4500H front panel features four Quick Select buttons that store your preferred audio settings for each source. Switch between TV audio, Blu-ray, media players, and more, and the AVR-X4500H adjusts the EQ settings to your preferences for that media source. Use the buttons on the front panel or opt for the same Quick Selects on the AVR remote for faster control.

Denon AVR Remote App for Seamless Control

Better control in your back pocket. The free Denon AVR Remote for iOS and Android makes using the AVR-X4500H even easier — adjust volume, turn it on or off, mute the music, select a source, or switch to HEOS. Download the free Denon AVR Remote app to your smartphone or tablet today.

DSP Power Processing

Incredible power for your music and movie needs. The AVR-X4500H includes an advanced DSP (Digital Signal Processor) chip for tremendous power processing. With four 450MHz DSP cores that are capable of processing over one billion computations per second, the AVR-X4500H supports the latest video, sound and processing needs.

Multi-Source, Multi-Room

With the Denon AVR-X4500H, it’s possible to enjoy 5.1 channel surround sound in one room and a separate source or music stream in up-to two others. A truly powerful and versatile AVR, the AVR-X4500H can power up to 3 sources and 3 zones for your family to enjoy.

Phono Input for Turntable / Vinyl Support

With the included phono input, the AVR-X4500H lets you connect your turntable and play vinyl records. Enjoy your vintage collection with exceptional quality and sound.



  • Number of power amps: 9
  • Power output
    • 235W per channel (6 ohms, 1kHz, THD 10%, 1ch driven)
    • 165W per channel (6 ohms, 1kHz, THD 0.7%, 2ch driven)
    • 125W per channel (8 ohms, 20Hz - 20kHz, THD 0.05%, 2ch driven)
  • Speaker impedance: 4 - 16Ω/ohms
  • Input sensitivity/impedance: 200mV
  • Frequency response: 10Hz - 100kHz - +1, -3dB
  • S/N ratio: 102dB (IHF-A weighted, Direct mode)
  • FM tuning frequency range: 87.5 - 107.9MHz
  • AM tuning frequency range: 520kHz - 1710kHz
  • Power supply: AC 120V, 60Hz
  • Power consumption: 710W (standby 0.1W, CEC standby 0.5W)
  • Power consumption - No sound
    • 65W (ECO mode on)
    • 110W (ECO mode off)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17.1" x 6.6" x 15.3"
  • Weight: 30.2 lbs.
  • HDMI input: 7 + 1 front
  • Component in (video): 2
  • Composite in (video): 3
  • Phono: 1
  • Analog audio: 5
  • Digital optical/coaxial: 2/2
  • USB (front): 1
  • HDMI monitor output/zone 2: 2/1
  • Component out (video): 1
  • Composite out (video): 1
  • Audio pre-out: 11.2ch
  • Zone 2/Zone 3 pre-out
  • Phones output: 1
  • RS232/12V trigger out: 1/2

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • AVR-X4500H 9.2-Channel 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver with HEOS
  • Power cord
  • Remote
  • Antenna
  • Manual 


Customer Reviews for Denon AVR-X4500H 9.2-Channel 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver with HEOS

3.6 / 5.0
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Excellent Experience
Receiver came in record time. It sounds AMAZING. I figure out a new feature every night. Incredible features, and top notch experience. Would highly recommend World Wide.
Receiver pushes these really well.
My new OLED setup.
Denon is amazing.
June 19, 2020
3 months ago
I love this Denon AVR-4500H
I purchased the Denon AVR-4500H seven (7) months ago, very happy with the purchased. This is the most expensive and the most advanced tech. receiver I ever owned. This serves as the hub of my TV and 7.1 system. The sound is awesome! I recommend this receiver!
June 9, 2020
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Sounds good, firmware buggy
When it's rolling this sounds great. Spotify connect for easy use and a analog DAC for hr music. Trough HDMI, CEC works great with tv, also ARC. Sometimes volume in app is not up to date(spotify and denon one. Latest firmware was no easy install. The amp turned off. Waited long time but no display. After reset (power cable for period out of amp) the upgrade went like it should. After that no network configuration options (greyed out) after restart again with shot power cable out it worked. Was curious about Roon update but USA only?!
April 7, 2020
Originally posted at
All good.. no complains
Since installed it's amazing sound. I have a 9.1.4 atmos setup.. i feel totally imersive on it..
April 5, 2020
Originally posted at
Works darn well
Upgrading from an AVR1912, and the 4500x does everything much better. The mobile app, the web interface, the ui from the remote control, heos, wifi, bluetooth, dual subwoofers, and 9.2. Lots of options, lots of power.
January 5, 2020
Originally posted at
Worst Reciever
This receiver is worst I have ever owned. After going through okyos/yamaha/pioneers reciever which have been good value I bought X4500H of a nightmare and have been stuck with a $1500 mistake. the receiver is stuck forever on network setup randomly after 3 months of use. Nothing seem to get it out of this mode ( reset/factory-reset/powercycle/firmware). Customer care center is absolute nightmare. their automatic voice message system does not even announce their opening hours. the folks are forever trying to make you look like a fool for buying their product. Few more days and I am tossing the entire set in to the place it belongs.. a trash can.
January 4, 2020
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9.1 surround is fantastic!
I'll start by mentioning things I've done to prevent problems others have had. First, it tends to run a little hot and mine is sitting on an entertainment center shelf completely open to air. I bought a USB fan and stuck it on top. Runs cool now and not warm to the touch. Also turned off eco, don't try to tame this pony. With those two tweaks I haven't run into any problems and it sounds amazing in my room using the Audyssey calibration.
November 17, 2019
Originally posted at
green screen
bought this denon x4500h at best buy and after a month of using it my screen suddenly turns to green tried to changed all hdmi thru my sources didnt even solve the issue so i unhook everything and did a hard reset to the unit.. ran audyssey and still getting that green screen sound in every speaker sometimes you cant here anything.. this is not what i expected to my first avr although i heard lots of good review with it.. but for me i dont think so.. paid $1500 for it not even satisfied wish i could return my money back or replace my unit for a new one.
September 20, 2019
Originally posted at
Great hardware, poor software.
When it works, the AVR-X4500H is awesome. When it works.

I’ve had mine for a week now and have had a bunch of software issues that are not really acceptable from a machine of this cost and a company of this calibre.

The setup process was a doddle. As others have said, the Audyssey EQ system works really well. It all connected to my home network without difficulty and the firmware updated to the latest version. So far so good.

Watching movies (Netflix or Amazon Prime via Apple TV 4K) is sometimes ok but fairly regularly the auto switching of HDMI sources doesn’t work. Sometimes it does and other times I have to put the Apple TV to sleep and wake it up again to get the source to switch. Even using the Denon remote to change it doesn’t work. If I find my tv remote and change it to a different HDMI source and then back again to the ARC channel I’ll then get a signal. HDMI control is on as is ARC.

Next problem is the auto selection of audio modes. I’ll be watching a 5.1 source but only getting stereo sound. I can manually change to Dolby surround in the settings using the iOS app (which is also pretty poor to be honest) but according to the info screen on the amp, the input signal is just stereo.

On 3 occasions since I bought this product a week ago, sound has been lost completely and I’ve had to go back to using the TV speakers. I spent a while going through every setting I could find but all it said was that it was receiving no audio signal. Video was working just fine. After a lot of messing around the only solution I could find was to restore factory settings. I’d saved my config on USB but it was still a pain. Also, for some reason the amp won’t let you load a previously saved configuration until it is connected to your home network. This means digging out your WiFi password and entering it using the clunky on screen keyboard. Why on earth do you have to do this before you load a config with a USB stick physically plugged in to the front?

Another irritation is that when listening to 5.1 audio via my Virgin V6 box, the centre channel level is way too loud for my tastes. When watching sport the commentary booms out the centre speaker with almost nothing coming from the stereo or surround speakers at all. No signal whatsoever goes to the sub which stubbornly stays in standby. I can turn it on manually but after a few minutes it turns itself off again as it’s getting no input. The info screen on the amp says it’s outputting to 5.1 channels but clearly it isn’t. My old £250 sound bar gave a more immersive sound when watching the football. I can improve things by manually reducing the centre level but the Denon doesn’t remember settings made for a particular source so the you have to do this each time. It’s really irritating.

Overall this is clearly an excellent AV amplifier but is hugely let down by buggy software both on the machine itself and the iOS app. I am planning on returning it in exchange for one from a different manufacturer as it just isn’t a pleasant machine to live with.
June 29, 2019
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Very good but I can't upgrade to IMAX ENHANCED
It's a great AV Receiver only needs a new firmware for upgrade to IMAX Enhanced.
May 10, 2019
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Are speakers included with this?
A shopper on Mar 15, 2020
  Thanks for your question. We offer a very wide assortment of speakers that are compatible with the AVR-X4500. Speakers are not included with the AVR-4500.
Can you bi amp front speakers or have two pair of front speakers?
Thomas B on Nov 28, 2019
  There is no capability to bi amp front speakers nor use 2 pair of front speakers.
However, the unit features 9 channels and the ability to run the surround sound in 5.1, 7.2, or 9.2. Configured as a 5.1 system gives you the ability to assign 6 and 7 as Zone 1 and channels 8 and 9 as Zone 2. A second pair of front speakers could be powered by Zone 1 channels. Pay attention to the speaker impedance switch on the back panel.
A bi amp configuration requires electronic crossovers and is well beyond the capability of this model. Bi wiring could be configured using Zone 1 or 2 but would yield questionable sonic benefits and is not recommended.
The X4500 is a very good Audio Video Receiver capable of great surround and possibly up to 2 additional zones (rooms).