Globally renowned audio visual specialists, Denon, have used the currently ongoing CES 2018 tech show in Las Vegas to launch a new flagship AV amplifier. Set to be called the AVC-X8500H in the UK and Europe, and the AVR-X8500H in the US, the new device is described as a 13.2 channel AV amplifier.
Described by some as ‘the industry’s first true 13.2 channel receiver’, the AVC-X8500H supports next-gen sound formats, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro 3D, plus Amazon Alexa voice control, Apple AirPlay and HEOS multi-room, amongst other features.
Looking set to be widely available by the end of this month, the new flagship receiver has been launched in response to a genuine need for extra channels, according to Denon. As such, the new amplifier promises to provide 150 watts per channel (at eight ohms) and will be able to handle high-resolution audio as well as next-gen audio support.
When it comes to video, what’s more, the new AV amplifier boasts eight HDMI inputs and three HDMI outputs, all compatible with the latest HDCP 2.2 specification. The AVC-X8500H will also be able to support 4K 60Hz video and have the ability to pass-through Dolby Vision, HDR and HLG video. 8K pass-through, along with HDMI 2.1 specification, is also set to be made available via a ‘charged upgrade service’.