Denon AVR-X8500H 13.2 Channel Home Theater Receiver (Factory Certified Refurbished, Black)

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Model: AVRX8500HBKE3 UPC: 883795000116 Item: 172585

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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.

Powerful 13.2 Channel Home Theater Experience

The AVR-X8500H ushers in a leading-edge home theater experience with 13.2 channels that support the latest surround sound formats and 4K Ultra HD picture.

Supports the Latest Surround Audio Formats

Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional sound — the Denon AVR-X8500H powers Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro-3D formats. Auro-3D will be enabled via future firmware update at no additional charge.

Ready for the Future of Home

The AVR-X8500H’s advanced video section is fully compatible with the latest HDMI and HDCP 2.2 specifications and prepared for any 4K Ultra HD source. High Dynamic Range (HDR), Dolby Vision compatibility, Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG), and eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel) are supported as well. You can also enjoy ultra-high-definition pictures from legacy analog and digital sources.

The Heart of Your Wireless Network

Every sound, all your music, controlled effortlessly. Full wireless connectivity is provided via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The AVR-X8500H works with Apple Airplay and Amazon Alexa, bringing cutting-edge voice control and incredible sound to all your home entertainment. The built-in HEOS technology allows the AVR-X8500H to become the app-controlled heart of a whole-house wireless sound network.

Perfect Setup from the Start

The AVR-X8500H easily guides you through the setup process to ensure the most accurate configuration and lets you optimize all settings for the best possible sound and video quality. The most advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room measurement system guarantees the best sound in every room.

Blockbusting 3D-Sound

Surround yourself in cinema-grade sound from literally any direction with Dolby Atmos, DTS-X, and Auro 3D

Sound in the Right Place

Immerse 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 theater experience.

Be Closer to the Action

DTS:X immersive audio places sound where it would occur naturally in space, creating a life-like, multi-dimensional audio experience in the home. The improved immersion and heightened realism draw you into the world of your favorite movies. The included DTS Neural:X gives your movies, games, and music a realism unmatched by traditional 5.1 surround sound.

Feel the Power of Life-Like Sound

Auro-3D provides an immersive surround sound experience thanks to dedicated height and overhead channels, in addition to traditional channels supporting up to a 13.2 configuration. Formatting identifies sound objects individually and projects them to different spaces in your listening environment, creating an immersive, three-dimensional sound stage. Auro-3D will be enabled via a future firmware update at no additional charge.

Geared Up for 4K Ultra HD

Enjoy ultra-high-definition pictures, even from analog and digital SD sources.

Future-Proof in any Way

All eight HDMI inputs (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 Color sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR), and 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support. It is even ready for Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) for 3D audio playback through TV apps. The feature will be enabled via a future firmware update.

Breathe New Life into Legacy Sources

The AVR-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 AVR-X8500H supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) video format. It is even ready for 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.

Setup and Connect with Ease

Get your AVR-X8500H up and running in no time, perfectly tailored to your needs.

  • Audyssey MultEQ XT32
  • Connectivity
  • Denon + HEOS App
  • Quick Select

Smart TV Connectivity

Control your Denon AVR-X8500H with your Smart TV remote via the HDMI CEC functionality associated with your Smart TV. Simply set “HDMI Control” to ON in your receiver, then set “Smart Menu” to ON and begin controlling the AVR-X8500H with your TV remote. The Smart Menu home screen provides you quick access to source and surround mode selections, the AVR's setup menu and four Smart Selects.

Unwire Your Sound

Featuring Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity, the Denon AVR-X8500H is equipped with an advanced dual antenna transceiver system for robust streaming even in congested urban environments. Plus, with Apple's AirPlay compatibility, you can enjoy listening to your favorite audio content wirelessly from your iOS devices such as an iPhone or iPad.

Built-in HEOS technology lets you enjoy your favorite music in any room of your home for a wireless, whole-home audio experience. Play the same song in every room, or select a different song for each connected room — the choice is yours. Also works with Amazon Alexa, providing cutting-edge voice control and incredible sound for all of your home entertainment.

Everything Under Control

With the "Denon 2016 AVR Remote" app you can control the receiver's operation and even control your connected Denon Blu-ray player.

Easily control your music and multi-room streaming within the HEOS app, or use your voice for Amazon Alexa Voice Control.

Choose Your Favorite Sources

Store your preferred setup and sound mode for every source — jump right to them by the push of a button on the front panel or via the remote control.

Advanced Sound Processing

Experience extraordinary sound quality from both music and movies.

Powerful DSP Audio Processing

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).

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.

Enjoy Superb Audio Fidelity with Unique Denon Audio

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 AVR-X8500H features advanced reference-class 32-bit AKM AK4490EQ D/A converters on all channels. Enjoy consistent high-fidelity and precise channel matching across all channels for the ultimate listening experience.

Get the Amazing HEOS Experience

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.

Select the Perfect HEOS for Your Setup

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.

HEOS + Alexa— Speak Your Commands

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.

To start streaming with Alexa voice commands, open the Alexa app, and select “Skills.” Add HEOS Home Entertainment to enable. Then, go to Smart Home in the Alexa app menu and choose Devices and Discover or say “Alexa, discover my devices.”

With HEOS Home Entertainment and Alexa, you can stream to this product and any other HEOS-enabled device.

External Control and IP Control Capabilities

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.

The AVR-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 AVR-X8500H features an IR (infrared) remote control input on the rear panel, allowing remote control compatibility with other components in your home theater system.




  • DTS HD Master/DTS:X
  • DTS Neural:X
  • Dolby TrueHD/Dolby Atmos
  • Dolby Surround
  • Auro 3D
  • Multichannel stereo
  • Maximum number of processing (preamp) channels: 13.2
  • Mono block power amp construction: Yes (L/R separated)
  • Discrete power amplifier
  • DDSC HD Digital (32-bit)
  • Pure Direct
  • Gold-plated RCA terminals
  • Clock jitter reducer
  • Alpha processing: AL32 processing multichannel
  • Denon Link HD
  • Audyssey: MultEQ XT32
  • Audyssey Dynamic EQ/Dynamic Volume
  • Audyssey LFC
  • Compressed audio restorer
  • DLNA certified
  • Lossy formats: Mp3/WMA/AAC
  • Lossless formats: FLAC/ALAC/WAV
  • DSD audio streaming (5.6MHz)
  • Gapless playback (FLAC, WAV, ALAC, DSD)
  • Internet Radio (TuneIn)
  • Compatible with Remote App for smartphones: Denon 2016 AVR remote
  • Compatible with Remote App for tablets: Android/iOS/Amazon Kindle
  • Ethernet ports
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • Media server
  • HEOS wireless multi-room technology
  • Spotify Connect
  • Pandora
  • SiriusXM
  • Other streaming services: Amazon music/TIDAL/Deezer/iHeart Radio/Napster/Soundcloud/Mood Mix
  • HEOS app control
  • AirPlay2 audio streaming
  • HDMI inputs back/front: 7/1
  • HDCP 2.2 support
  • HDMI outputs main/zone: 2/2
  • Video conversion analog - > HDMI
  • Analog to HDMI scaling: Up to 4K 60/50
  • HDMI to HDMI scaling: Up to 4K 60/50
  • GUI overlay on HDMI
  • 3D signal passthrough
  • 4K signal passthrough/scaling/GUI overlay
  • HDMI passthrough in Standby Mode
  • Picture Adjust/Noise Reduction
  • CEC
  • DSD audio capability
  • Audio Return Channel
  • Auto LipSync
  • HDMI 3D/4K/CEC/ARC/InstaPrevue
  • Enhanced Audio Return Channel
  • HDR/HLG/Dolby Vision
  • Multi-room zones: 3/3
  • Zone audio source: HDMI/opt, Coax/Network, USB/analog
  • Zone audio output: Speaker/preout
  • Zone HDMI output from HDMI source
  • IP control/RS232 control/Web control/App control
  • Remote In/Out
  • DC trigger output: 2
  • HDMI diagnostics
  • Auto speaker setup by microphone: Audyssey MultEQ XT32
  • FL display: 2 lines
  • Graphic User Interface - GUI: Advanced
  • ISF certification
  • GUI languages: 3
  • Setup assistant
  • Quick Select Plus
  • Firmware update by Network/USB
  • Variable crossover
  • Optimized bass redirection
  • Bass Sync
  • ECO mode
  • Auto power off
  • Sleep timer
  • Composite In/Out: 4/1
  • Component In/Out: 3/1
  • HDMI In/Out: 7+1/3
  • Multi-room video out: Video/HDMI
  • Analog In: 6
  • Phono (MM) In
  • Digital In: Optical/Coaxial: 2/2
  • Multi-room out analog: 2
  • Multichannel preout
  • Subwoofer out: 2
  • 7.1 multichannel input
  • Speaker A/B: Assignable
  • Bi-amp drive: Assignable
  • Multi-room speaker terminal: Assignable
  • Front inputs: HDMI/USB
  • USB Audio
  • AM/FM tuner
  • Number of power amps: 13
  • Power output (8 ohms, 20Hz - 20kHz, 0.05% 2ch drive): 150W
  • Power output (6 ohms, 1kHz, 0.7% 2ch drive): 190W
  • Power output (6 ohms, 1kHz, 10% 1ch drive): 260W
  • System remote control: RC-1221
  • Pre-programmed
  • Power consumption: 900W
  • Standby consumption: 0.1W
  • CEC standby consumption: 0.5W
  • Network Control On consumption: 3.5W
  • Maximum dimensions (W x D x H): 17.08" x 18.7" x 7.72"
  • Weight: 39.24 lbs.


What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • AVR-X8500H 13.2 Channel Home Theater Receiver
  • Quick start guide
  • Safety instructions
  • Cable labels
  • Power cord
  • Sound calibration microphone
  • Sound calibration mic stand
  • Remote control unit
  • LR6/AA batteries
  • External antennas for Bluetooth/wireless connectivity



Customer Reviews for Denon AVR-X8500H 13.2 Channel Home Theater Receiver (Factory Certified Refurbished, Black)

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Rated 5 out of 5
Superb AVR, great service
I've been a critical listener for many years, attending audio shows to check the best. I decided based on reviews that this Denon would probably be a great combination of two-channel performance for my stereo listening and at the same time having the functionality for all the latest sources from the Internet and multichannel formats. The 8500 was shockingly good right from my first listening in stereo to Tidal and Qobuz. Then some live concerts via Blu-ray from my Oppo disk player. More excitement about how good this Denon is. Getting it immediately from World Wide Stereo at a great price was a wonderful bonus.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
July 9, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
The most important aspect is the quality of the sound. Second most is the great array of features. Time spent learning about the full set of options is well worthwhile.
June 25, 2019


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Newer HDMI format, more channels. I have a Denon x6200 that the second monitor out port is not working that I need.
William H on Aug 9, 2020
Prior experience with Denon has been excellent
Gregory M on Jun 14, 2019
Newer HDMI format, more channels. I have a Denon x6200 that the second monitor out port is not working that I need.
William H on Aug 9, 2020
Robert A on Jul 17, 2019
Prior experience with Denon has been excellent
Gregory M on Jun 14, 2019
Robert A on Jul 17, 2019
Was this Denon 8500 factory refurbished? Is there a warranty? Thank you.
A shopper on Jul 16, 2019
  It was refurbished by Denon and comes with Denon's 12 month warranty.
Hello, is the Denon X8500 8K capable can it be upgrade via firmware ?
A shopper on Oct 14, 2020
  Thanks for your question. The Denon AVR-X8500H supports 4K Ultra HD. We have no information at the present time regarding a firmware upgrade to 8K.