Denon AVR-X8500HA 13.2ch 8K Home Theater Receiver with 3D Audio, HEOS Built-In and Voice Control

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Model: AVR-X8500HA UPC: 883795005456 Item: 176593

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Denon AVR-X8500 HA - the world's first 8K 13.2 channel AV receiver.

Powering the next generation in entertainment, the AVR-X8500HA offers powerful 13 channel amplification and full 8K passthrough. Denon's newest flagship AV Receiver supports the latest sound formats, such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, DTS:X Pro, IMAX Enhanced, and even Auro-3D. HEOS Built-in adds wireless music streaming, voice control, and multi-room capability to your home entertainment.

Ultimate-performance discrete 13-channel amplifier

Delivers a precise and powerful 150W per channel (8 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, THD: 0.05%, 2ch drive), to provide trusted, precise, and powerful Denon sound.

Full 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz pass-through and upscaling

With support for the latest in HDMI technology, you can enjoy 8K video with the highest quality available, with 1 supported 8K input and 2 outputs allowing for 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz pass-through and upscaling. 8K upscaling is available on all 8 HDMI inputs.

Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) HDMI support

Through the main HDMI output, connect your TV via eARC to allow uncompressed and object-based audio formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X directly from your smart TV app to the AV receiver.

The latest, next-gen sound

Enjoy immerse 3D audio from your favorite movies with Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X, DTS:X Pro, and Auro-3D.

The latest in video compatibility

Supports all leading High Dynamic Range formats including HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, Dolby Vision, as well as Dynamic HDR to provide exceptional brightness, clarity, and contrast for the greatest picture quality.

Hi-Res Audio streaming for Hi-Fi enthusiasts

Enjoy your favorite digital Hi-Res Audio files with FLAC, ALAC, and WAV support, as well as DSD 2.8/5.6MHZ.

HEOS Built-in wireless multi-room music streaming technology

Listen from any room for a connected, whole-home audio experience. The AVR-X8500HA also works with the newly introduced Denon Home speakers to let you enjoy a whole-home audio experience.

Wireless streaming from the most popular music services

Enjoy all your favorite music services like Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music HD, TIDAL, SiriusXM, Deezer, and more for limitless listening enjoyment. The AVR-X8500HA also lets you enjoy your music via AirPlay 2, letting you stream your favorite tracks from Apple Music.



  • Technical information
    • Number of Power Amps: 13
    • Power Ouptut:
      • 210 watts per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD: 1%, 1ch driven)
      • 190 watts per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD: 0.7%, 2ch driven)
      • 150 watts per channel (8 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, THD: 0.05%, 2ch driven)
    • Speaker Impedance: 4 - 16 Ω / ohms
    • Input Sensitivity: 200 mV
    • Frequency Response: 10Hz-100kHz - +1, -3 dB (Direct Mode)
    • S/N Ratio: 102 dB (IHF-A weighted, Direct mode)
    • FM Tuning Frequency Range: 87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz
    • AM Tuning Frequency Range: 520 kHz - 1710 kHz
  • General
    • Power Supply: AC 120V, 60Hz
    • Power Consumption: 900W (Standby 0.1W, CEC standby 0.5W)
    • Power Consumption No-Sound: 
      • 70W (Eco Mode On)
      • 125W (Eco Mode Off)
    • Maxmimum Dimensions (W x H x D)
      • Antenna:Horizontal: 17.1" x 7.7" x 19"
      • Antenna:Vertical: 17.1" x 10.2" x 19"
      • w/o Antenna: 17.1" x 7.7" x 18.6"
    • Weight: 51.4 lbs
  • Ports
    • In
      • HDMI (Front + 1): x7 + 1
      • 8K HDMI: x1
      • Component (Video): x3
      • Composite: x4
      • Phono: x1
      • Analog Audio: x6
      • Digital Optical: x2
      • Coaxial: x3
    • Out
      • HDMI Montior (eARC): x3 (1 w/ eARC)
      • 8K HDMI: x2
      • Component (Video): x1
      • Composite: x2
      • Audio Pre-Out (SW): 15.2 ch

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • AVR-X8500HA 13.2ch 8K AV Receiver with 3D Audio, HEOS Built-In and Voice Control
  • 6' AC power cord
  • Remote control
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Sound calibration microphone
  • 2 WLAN/Bluetooth antennas
  • FM wire antenna
  • AM loop antenna
  • Cardboard microphone stand
  • Manual


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Customer Reviews for Denon AVR-X8500HA 13.2ch 8K Home Theater Receiver with 3D Audio, HEOS Built-In and Voice Control

4.7 / 5.0
10 Reviews
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Rated 4 out of 5
Great Receiver!!!
I love Denon receivers. Very powerful and well built. I haven't had time to go through everything it can do. The thing I have been able to check have been fantastic. I'm enjoying every moment with it. The only thing I can think of is it does not come with a manuel and I understand why because it's 358 pages. So I downloaded it my self.
December 7, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Good Vibes
Easy to set up, the Dolby Atmos made even my 5.1 setup amazing. Solid buy.
October 20, 2022
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Rated 4 out of 5
Overall, Value for money
Got the 8500 mid 2020, later upgraded to HA. Started with ~smaller 5.1 setup, now in 7.1.4 with bi-amp on front speakers. For movies it moves sound close to perfect ( guess more expensive solutions can do better ), but im impressed. For music/stereo without subs. it was a big improvement to bi-amp front speakers. ALL on this in 1 receiver,,,,,,,,, jeps im happy I bought one.
October 7, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Denon Must have AVR!
The Denon X8500HA is a beast of an AVR. This unit makes my full Klispsch surrond speaker system sound like no other AVR I have had, I have had Onkyo, Yamaha, and Marantz, all highend units, but this Denon blows them away.
June 23, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
.AVR x8500HA
The sound quality is great!!!! It was fairy easy to set to set up except for setting up speakers for zone 2 or 3,still trying to figure out -manual is vague on this.
I have been using onkyo products for the last 20 years or so and have had some issues so I thought I would try Denon. The sound is much much better than my old units from onkyo. The picture is amazing the colors are amazing.
Streaming with heos works great.
My wife did not think that I needed a replacement as the old onkyo still works-she now thinks it was a great replacement and that we did need it(not just a want).
Once I figure out how to get zone 2 hooked up and working -this will be a perfect avr.
Denon has beat my expectations with this product. I say to anyone who is thinking about buying this avr-x8500ha -just do it.
March 21, 2022
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Rated 4 out of 5
Expected Better, 4 stars not 5 star

The 8500ha is built with premium quality.
The app works great, when it's working.
The design is crafted with elegance. Sound is superior for most rooms. Remote is back-lit at night.

Doesn't come double boxed on delivery. For the heavty price tag 5k you would think that would be the norm. The box labeling is interesting as well - 8500h vs 8500ha in some sections. Possibly due to saving money on packaging. Flagship Model?

Unit is extremely heavy in comparison to the 4400 model.

Denon app works sometimes. Main unit doesn't show all speakers on display. (Fix this The app shows all the speakers. I called tech support, they said as long as the speakers are working nothing to worry about.

Design is very similar to lesser models. Switching inputs dont work. Tech support stated you have to turn the power off to reset it and turn it back on to fix the glitch.
January 18, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Best receiver I’ve ever owned
This receiver is very powerful, but able to hit notes with such clarity. I am extremely impressed with it thus far.
December 10, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Power Master 8500HA
Very simple to use and works great with all my speakers and equipment.
September 12, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
8500 HA
Amazing power and sound clarity.
Brings my 5.2.4 Atmos set up to life!
Definitely worth the money
August 27, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Worthy of a flagship name.
I have replaced my 7200WA with this unit and outside of having upgraded HDMI board with ver. 2.1 capabilities. Even the HDMI 2.0 feed has much better quality. I can also tell the difference on the sound quality for 2-channel listening, which I enjoy a lot on this device.
AVR-X8500HA comes with the built-in HEOS and I no longer have to use a separate HEOS link.
I was on the fence between AVR-A110, SR8015 and AVR-X8500HA. I ended up deciding on the AVR-X8500HA due to not having to deal with the HDMI 2.1 bug and additional HDMI device/adapter. I hope Sound united fixes the other models properly and not with extra device, so I can buy one of them to my other room.
July 22, 2021
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I wanted to upgrade and have a future proof receiver.
holly h on Jun 24, 2022
I wanted to upgrade and have a future proof receiver.
holly h on Jun 24, 2022
is it 3D too?
A shopper on May 10, 2022
  Thanks for your inquiry. The 3D audio feature refers to Auro-3D technology that enhances surround effects. It is not a video feature.