DENON AVR-X8500H 13.2-CH AV RECEIVER
Denon has released its AVC-X8500H 13.2 channel, 150-watt per channel AV Receiver with support for Amazon Alexa, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro 3D in Australia.
The AVR-X8500H uses thirteen custom-made discrete monolithic amplifiers each rated at 150 watts into 8 , enabling it to deliver Dolby Atmos or DTS:X without any external amplification. The AVR-X8500H also supports Auro 3D surround sound decoding via firmware update, up to Auro 13.1 channel, three-layered speaker layout including top and height centre channels. It offers full wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and streaming capabilities with Apple AirPlay and wireless multi-room audio technology.
The AVR-X8500H is fully compatible with the latest HDMI connectivity and HDCP 2.2 specifications on all eight HDMI inputs and triple HDMI outputs. The receiver also supports 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Colour subsampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR), 21:9 video, 3D and BT.2020 pass-through support. As such, the AVR-X8500H is prepared for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc players, set-top boxes and other 4K Ultra HD sources. Additionally, it can support legacy systems by upscaling standard and high definition analog and digital video content to 4K Ultra HD. Dolby Vision, eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) compatibility are also supported. eARC will be enabled via firmware update in 2018.
The AVR-X8500H also comes with the full Audyssey Platinum suite of DSP algorithms including MultEQ XT32 automatic room acoustic correction, which can analyse each speaker’s output at up to eight measurement locations and generate precision digital filters to optimise each channel for the correct frequency and time domain response. Also included is the MultEQ Editor App that allows users to view and customise the sound to address specific problems in the room, and tailor the sound to personal preferences.
The AVR-X8500H receiver is not being mass-produced, but is instead being hand-built in Japan in small batches and is available in Australia now for $5,999 (RRP). For further information, please contact Quali on 1800 242 426 or visit the website at www.quali .com.au