Denon AVR x8500H Named Best Receiver Of The Year – 2018

Sound & Vision ( have named the exquisite Denon AVR X8500H as their Top Pick of the Year 2018, and when taking a closer look, it’s hard not to see why.

The AVR X8500H is a Denon flagship, built to be robust, powerful and future-proof in every way, featuring the world’s first ever 13.2 channel receiver, and supporting the latest in immersive audio formats.

Bring Your Movies To Life

Want to feel immersed, as though you were in the cinema, but from the comfort and convenience of your own home? Well the AVR X8500H is the receiver for you, allowing you to surround yourself in Cinema-grade sound, from literally any direction. Formatted to support Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Auro-3D, and now IMAX enhanced, the latest technology programme from IMAX that sets a new standard for sound, image, and content quality, the Denon AVR X8500H produces heart-pounding audio.

The AVR X8500H features eight HDMI inputs and three HDMI outputs, which are each HDCP 2.2 compatible, and meet the latest in HDMI specifications. They offer 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, pure color sampling, HDR, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support.

It is even ready for Enhanced Audio Return Channel for 3D playback through TV apps, a feature that will be unlocked via future firmware updates.

The AVR X8500H can be easily controlled using your Smart Remote via the HDMI CEC functionality associated with your remote.

Let Amazon Alexa Do The Song Selection For You

Another aspect that makes this receiver super-convenient for any Smart Homeowner, is its support for all major voice control agents, including Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri, and Josh.AI – controlling your home using nothing more than your voice has never been easier.

Of course, what would a Denon receiver be without HEOS? The Denon AVR X8500H offers the full HEOS experience – enabling you to listen to what you want, where you want, throughout your beautiful home. With HEOS, you can share music that has been stored on your home network and streaming services with HEOS wireless speakers or HEOS capable receivers, enabling you to listen throughout the house.

No Doubt – This Is Denon’s Flagship Receiver

As is typical of Denon, the AVR X8500H is robust in build, combining reliability and functionality. It follows most other Denon receivers in its look, offering two large knobs – volume on the right, and source select on the left. Dividing the two is a display screen, above a flap which covers most of the function buttons.

In a nutshell, we at Sound X Perience can gladly back the Denon AVR X8500H as one of our top receiver picks for 2019, and you should too.

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