Denon AVR-X8500H AV Receiver Review Specs

Power Output: 13 x 150 watts (8 ohms, 2 channels driven)
Auto Setup/Room EQ: Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Video Processing: Scales to 4K/60 4:4:4; transcodes analog video to HDMI
Dimensions (WxHxD, Inches): 17.2 x 7.8 x 17.3
Weight (Pounds): 51.4
Video Inputs: HDMI 2.0b (8, 1 front), component video (3), composite video (4)
Audio Inputs: Coaxial digital (2), optical digital (2), line-level stereo (7), phono (MM), multi-channel analog (7.1)
Additional: RJ-45 Ethernet/IP control, USB (2, 1 front), 12-volt trigger (2), IR-in/out, RS-232C
Video Outputs: HDMI 2.0b (3, including 2 monitor, 1 zone), component video, composite video (1 monitor, 1 zone)
Audio Outputs: 15.2-channel preamplifier, stereo line (2 zone), ¼-inch headphone, 15-channel speaker (13 amplifier channels) on multi-way posts
Wireless Streaming: Internet radio (TuneIn); Spotify, Tidal, Pandora, Amazon Music, Deezer, more via HEOS casting
Computer Audio: Streaming via wired Ethernet or Wi-Fi (DLNA/equivalent), USB fixed-storage; HRA capable up to 192/32, including native-DSD 2.8/5.6 MHz
Price: $3,999

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drny's picture

Denon promises, cross their heart ad hope to die, an HDMI 2.1 future update at an undetermined price.
For four large, I would expect an in home service upgrade at no additional cost.
Maybe, just maybe, potential buyers may want to wait another six months.
Oh yeah! It's a nice receiver.

brenro's picture

I have a AVR-X4300H but I'm only using it as a pre/pro. The amp sections of these receivers fail to impress. Give me power ratings with all channels driven from 20-20 khz. Also why won't Denon release a desktop version of the HEOS app? I found a third party app but it's kind of clunky.

Jon_J_Thompson's picture

I have this receiver running 7.2.4; I am debating if I should go with 7.2.6 or 9.2.4 with wides. After running all the sound tests, did you come away with a preference?

Jonasandezekiel's picture

Come on bench testing?? At least this receiver broke fifty pounds, which is rare these days. I would have like to see it put through its paces though.

TL's picture

Can you guys do a review of the AVR-X6500H? I recently purchsed this receiver and it's a beast, I'd like a more professional review of it as well since there really isn't any online at the moment outside of WhatHiFi: