Denon AVCX6500 (Black) Dolby Atmos and DTS:X AV Amplifier

Denon AVCX6500 (Black)

Dolby Atmos and DTS:X AV Amplifier

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” Denon leads the way with another awesome home cinema amp.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2019 award-winner.

Flexible 11-channel sound for full immersion

Giving you fully immersive sound, this Denon lets you configure four ceiling or Atmos-enabled speakers as well as full 7-channel surround sound. Alternatively, use two Atmos speakers and enjoy a broad soundstage with 'front wide speakers' forming a 9.2.2 system. If you don't fancy a Dolby Atmos specific system but want the most immersive sound possible, go for an 11.2 configuration. This offers 7.2 sound with the addition of front width and front height speakers.

Powerful SHARC DSP with AL32 Processing Plus for ultra-low distortion
With no fewer than four SHARC DSPs (Digital Sound Processor) at its heart, the AVC-X6500H has huge reserves of processing power. Denon's AL32 Processing provides ultra-high resolution digital audio filtering and precision tailoring of the main channels to give pinpoint precision and the most natural sound possible. Finally, AKM 32-bit DACs (Digital to Analogue Convertor) give this AV amp reference levels of detail.

Auro-3D sound sensation
Auro-3D is the latest surround sound sensation to put you at the heart of the action. Using powerful processing, Auro-3D works with any signal - right down to mono - and recreates a three-dimensional sound stage. For the very best effect, use with height and overhead channels and native Auro-3D material for scintillating surround sound.

Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X for immersive sound
Dolby Atmos uses ceiling or upwards firing speakers to produce a multi-dimensional, immersive sound that's a match for the finest cinemas. DTS:X literally pushes the boundaries of what you can expect from home cinema. This highly sophisticated processor renders images in three dimensions that conventional processing can't match. If extra ceiling or upwards firing speakers are impractical then try DTS Virtual:X. This gives a good impression of extra height without the extra speakers.

Advanced multi-room functionality including two-zone HDMI and three-zone sound
The AVC-X6500H has no fewer than three HDMI outputs with an independent zone 2. This means you can run audio and video to another screen, in another room independently from the twin, main outputs. An RS232 socket and twin DC triggers make this receiver ideal for more complex home installation systems.

Amazon Alexa voice control
Controlling a sophisticated AV receiver like this can be baffling for some members of the family, which is why Denon have made it compatible with Amazon Alexa. Simply download the HEOS Home Entertainment Skill app and then just ask Alexa. Adjust the volume, switch inputs and with other components attached, change the track – all by just asking Alexa.

HEOS built-in - for the finest multi-room audio
HEOS multi-room music systems connect together by dual-band Wi-Fi, making them easy to set up with your existing home network. Up to 32 HEOS units can be set up at one time, ensuring even the largest of homes are covered for multi-room music. With HEOS already built-in, the AVC-X6500H is ready to go as a single 'zone' without any further adaptors!

Control it all with the HEOS app
Once you've set up your HEOS speaker system, you can stream music effortlessly via the dedicated HEOS app. Available for Apple iOS and Android, the app not only lets you stream your stored music but also Internet radio services and popular streaming services such as Spotify, Tidal, Napster and Deezer.

Support for 4K UHD, HDR10 and HLG
The AVC-X6500H supports a wide range of formats via HDMI, which means you can play UHD Blu-ray discs and stream UltraHD video through the receiver. All of the eight HDMI inputs and twin outputs support HDR10, HLG and BT.2020 pass-through. The HDMI sockets allow 4K pass-through, for hassle-free switching and viewing without the receiver needing to be turned on.

High-Resolution audio compatible
As well as offering an intense movie experience, the Denon AVC-X6500H is also compatible with High-Resolution Audio. This offers a sound that's far more natural sounding than standard audio. The Denon AVCX6500H supports a wide range of Hi-Res format files including DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAV. It even supports gapless playback for music free from glitches.

Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, and built-in wi-fi for the complete networking experience
With both Bluetooth and AirPlay 2 connectivity it's easy to connect all your smartphones, tablets and compatible lap/desktops and stream music wirelessly. The AVC-X6500H also comes with wi-fi and Internet radio. Simply connect to your home network via Ethernet or wi-fi and access thousands of Internet radio sites via vTuner as well as subscription services such as Spotify Connect (requires Spotify Premium account).

Audyssey MultEQ XT32 for simple room set-up
Featuring Audyssey's high-end MultEQ XT32 technology, the AVC-X6500H adapts itself to your room's acoustics. The XT32 version of this automatic measuring and set-up device features include Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Dynamic EQ, LFC and SubEQ HT for total control. If you want to take this even further, purchase the MultEQ Editor App (at additional cost) and you've access to advanced user settings.

Leave the cinema pass on the shelf and bring the experience home, with the Denon AVC-X6500H.

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For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

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” Denon leads the way with another awesome home cinema amp.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2019 award-winner.

Flexible 11-channel sound for full immersion

Giving you fully immersive sound, this Denon lets you configure four ceiling or Atmos-enabled speakers as well as full 7-channel surround sound. Alternatively, use two Atmos speakers and enjoy a broad soundstage with 'front wide speakers' forming a 9.2.2 system. If you don't fancy a Dolby Atmos specific system but want the most immersive sound possible, go for an 11.2 configuration. This offers 7.2 sound with the addition of front width and front height speakers.

Powerful SHARC DSP with AL32 Processing Plus for ultra-low distortion
With no fewer than four SHARC DSPs (Digital Sound Processor) at its heart, the AVC-X6500H has huge reserves of processing power. Denon's AL32 Processing provides ultra-high resolution digital audio filtering and precision tailoring of the main channels to give pinpoint precision and the most natural sound possible. Finally, AKM 32-bit DACs (Digital to Analogue Convertor) give this AV amp reference levels of detail.

Auro-3D sound sensation
Auro-3D is the latest surround sound sensation to put you at the heart of the action. Using powerful processing, Auro-3D works with any signal - right down to mono - and recreates a three-dimensional sound stage. For the very best effect, use with height and overhead channels and native Auro-3D material for scintillating surround sound.

Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X for immersive sound
Dolby Atmos uses ceiling or upwards firing speakers to produce a multi-dimensional, immersive sound that's a match for the finest cinemas. DTS:X literally pushes the boundaries of what you can expect from home cinema. This highly sophisticated processor renders images in three dimensions that conventional processing can't match. If extra ceiling or upwards firing speakers are impractical then try DTS Virtual:X. This gives a good impression of extra height without the extra speakers.

Advanced multi-room functionality including two-zone HDMI and three-zone sound
The AVC-X6500H has no fewer than three HDMI outputs with an independent zone 2. This means you can run audio and video to another screen, in another room independently from the twin, main outputs. An RS232 socket and twin DC triggers make this receiver ideal for more complex home installation systems.

Amazon Alexa voice control
Controlling a sophisticated AV receiver like this can be baffling for some members of the family, which is why Denon have made it compatible with Amazon Alexa. Simply download the HEOS Home Entertainment Skill app and then just ask Alexa. Adjust the volume, switch inputs and with other components attached, change the track – all by just asking Alexa.

HEOS built-in - for the finest multi-room audio
HEOS multi-room music systems connect together by dual-band Wi-Fi, making them easy to set up with your existing home network. Up to 32 HEOS units can be set up at one time, ensuring even the largest of homes are covered for multi-room music. With HEOS already built-in, the AVC-X6500H is ready to go as a single 'zone' without any further adaptors!

Control it all with the HEOS app
Once you've set up your HEOS speaker system, you can stream music effortlessly via the dedicated HEOS app. Available for Apple iOS and Android, the app not only lets you stream your stored music but also Internet radio services and popular streaming services such as Spotify, Tidal, Napster and Deezer.

Support for 4K UHD, HDR10 and HLG
The AVC-X6500H supports a wide range of formats via HDMI, which means you can play UHD Blu-ray discs and stream UltraHD video through the receiver. All of the eight HDMI inputs and twin outputs support HDR10, HLG and BT.2020 pass-through. The HDMI sockets allow 4K pass-through, for hassle-free switching and viewing without the receiver needing to be turned on.

High-Resolution audio compatible
As well as offering an intense movie experience, the Denon AVC-X6500H is also compatible with High-Resolution Audio. This offers a sound that's far more natural sounding than standard audio. The Denon AVCX6500H supports a wide range of Hi-Res format files including DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAV. It even supports gapless playback for music free from glitches.

Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, and built-in wi-fi for the complete networking experience
With both Bluetooth and AirPlay 2 connectivity it's easy to connect all your smartphones, tablets and compatible lap/desktops and stream music wirelessly. The AVC-X6500H also comes with wi-fi and Internet radio. Simply connect to your home network via Ethernet or wi-fi and access thousands of Internet radio sites via vTuner as well as subscription services such as Spotify Connect (requires Spotify Premium account).

Audyssey MultEQ XT32 for simple room set-up
Featuring Audyssey's high-end MultEQ XT32 technology, the AVC-X6500H adapts itself to your room's acoustics. The XT32 version of this automatic measuring and set-up device features include Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Dynamic EQ, LFC and SubEQ HT for total control. If you want to take this even further, purchase the MultEQ Editor App (at additional cost) and you've access to advanced user settings.

Leave the cinema pass on the shelf and bring the experience home, with the Denon AVC-X6500H.
Brand Denon
Colour Black
Apple AirPlay Yes
Dolby Atmos Yes
HDMI Audio Yes
Multi Channel Input No
Coaxial Outputs No
Optical Outputs No
Multiroom Zone 2/3 Active/Passive
HDMI Zone Out Yes
HDMI 8 in/3 out
Channels 11.2
Dolby ProLogic Surround Dolby Surround
Power Output - Watts per CH 140 x 11
Analogue Input 7 (plus phono)
Phono Input Yes - MM
Optical Digital Inputs 2
USB Input 1
Sub Output 2
Headphone Output Yes
Pre Output Yes - 11.2
Remote Control yes
Bluetooth Yes
Wi-Fi Built In yes
Weight (KG) 14.6
Component 2 in/1 out
DLNA Compliant No
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 434 x 389 x 167
DTS Yes
4K Upscaling yes
High Resolution Audio Yes
Works with Amazon Alexa
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks smart and good connections. I Great service from RS and no issues and kept product and delivered when required. still to fully connect up so will update after Issues with amp: 1) poor manual/ online guide. This amp was going in a cabinet i needed an IR extender. This is where Denon's manual is very poor and customer service as no one seems to understand what Denon IR controls do or how this should work. Even google searches are limited for this area. Eventually managed to get this to work through a mono IR extender lead
Date published: 2020-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sound Quality is superb Once you become familiar with all the different settings, the sound quality is superb. Tip:- Setting the graphic eq is the way to acieve this.
Date published: 2020-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great ATMOS experience, plenty of features I initially bought a 3600 hoping to use an external power amp for 7.1.4 ATMOS but when that failed to provide a good enough experience (power per channel) I upgraded to this and it has been wonderful. Setup is a breeze if your cabling is already in order and movies such as Mad Max and Gravity sound fantastic on this. There will be some updates prior to installation and whilst WIFI setup is easy, I don't find the remote that easy to use for typing so I recommend just using ethernet. My only issue with it at the moment is how hot it runs. I am not sure if there is an issue with my unit or whether that is just how they are. You may have to buy a receiver fan unit when buying this.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A definite step up in clarity A had a pioneer LX59 before this, which was a bloody good receiver. The setup on the Denon was extremely easy & well thought out & once room correction had done its thing, the step up in clarity was immediately obvious. A fantastic amplifier/receiver.
Date published: 2020-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely great Bought this to upgrade from my old Anthem receiver and what a difference, much clearer sound quality and easy to set up. Still learning all the functions available but the most important thing is the sound which is outstanding. How things have change over 10 years.
Date published: 2020-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very easy to setup and the sound is a delight Adding the ceiling speakers for the Atmos was a pain but in the end it was well worth the effort. The swap over from old amp to new was straight forward but the leap in sound quality was stunning. Turn off the Eco feature and the channel leveling feature and it comes to life.
Date published: 2020-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sound and features at a competitive price you really need to hear the AVC-X6500 to really appreciate the sound quality. I listened to the Marantz 7013 that was an excellent receiver in surround sound mode but in 2 channel stereo it was just lacking that umph that I demand when listening to Hip Hop R@B and Reggae, I then tested the Yamaha RX-A3080 and I was very disappointed with the receiver as I'm a massive Yamaha fan,then I tested the Denon AVC-X6500 OMG this amp ROCKS I couldn't believe how it handled every action seen with such authority and conviction, I quickly switched the Denon into stereo made and started playing Biggie Smalls Hypnotize well the demo room was shacking with crystal clear tops and low LOW LOWWW bass, I couldn't believe it I had a smile on my face like the Joker. I brought the amp with no hesitations with a tiny doubt that it wouldn't sound the same at home as I tested it in a purpose built demo room. lets just say when I fully set it up and tested it at home I was blown away, this amp is a power house with more features than the new iPhone!!!!!!! honestly stop reading all the reviews and get yourself into Richer Sounds and test it for yourself.
Date published: 2020-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful, easy to setup amplifier The Denon AVCX6500H was an upgrade for an existing Denon AVR amp in my home cinema set-up. I paired it with the purchase of a pair of Wharefdale Evo 4.4 speakers and Chord Companies Shawline X speaker cable. I wanted an amp that would produce superb stereo sound whilst being a competent performer in a 7.1 surround sound set-up and it does not disappoint! It has plenty of punch whilst retaining a superb sound field that allows me to hear layers of my music never heard before. It is easy to set-up with the included microphone that lets you tune your setup to the room it is in and it has more than enough inputs and outputs to satisfy the most complex of systems. Having been awarded a What HiFi award in 2019 for best Av amp in class and with Richer Sounds great price and service you honestly cannot go wrong with this one. Enjoy!!
Date published: 2020-01-03
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