"The AVR-X3500H represents further gains
for Denon in the home cinema market,
with added features and even more
Best Home Cinema Amplifier £500 - £1500
What Hi-Fi? Awards October 2018
Atmos AV Receiver With Heos Multiroom - Denon AVR-X3500H
OUR OPINION - Due to the huge success of the almighty AVR-X3300 & AVRX 3400H there has been much speculation and hype as to whether the new AVRX 3500H will be much of an improvement, after all 'When it isn't broke, don't try to fix it'. That phrase is not in Denon's ethos and its a good job too as the all new AVR-X3500H is something quite spectacular with all the original features and more. What's even more fascinating is that they have managed to do all this and keep the price down.
So what can you expect ? Quite a lot would be the answer to that but we believe that one of the main features that will grab your attention is the 'Alexa' feature, the duties of an AV Receiver would normally include enhancing your audio visual experience but Denon have been working extremely hard to make your experience easier and smarter. The Alexa feature means that there will be no more scrambling for the remote to adjust the volume or change the input so you can play your favourite game on your console, just let your voice be the remote....simple.
Denon have also included their proprietary Heos wireless multiroom, hence the 'H' in the model number. Now your living room cinema can be part of your whole house audio system thanks to Heos, this also means that if you have other Heos devices, such as the Superb Heos 1, around your home you can enable TV sound grouping and listen to the football game around the house. The AVRX3500H also features Dolby Atmos, 7 channels of power, 4K UHD HDMI's, Bluetooth, WIFI, Audyssey MultEQ Editor App, Apple Airplay 2 and so much more. In short the AVR-X3500H has everything you could ever want combined with legendary Denon sound, we knew this would be another award winner in the making and What Hifi? have just confirmed it.
Dolby Atmos and DTS:X Ready
DTS:X is a whole new sound format created by sound specialists DTS. It adds a new height dimension to give your movies a listening experience like never before. It has been said by many that Dolby Atmos is quite possibly the biggest breakthrough in sound technology since the surround sound idea was conceived. Dolby Atmos is sometimes referred to as 3D for your ears. When you experience it you will feel like the roof of your listening room has been removed. Either of these fantastic technologies can easily be integrated into an existing surround sound setup to give you the best home cinema experience possible.
High End Room Correction - Audyssey XT32
The Denon AVR3500H has the platinum version of the industry leading room correction program from Audyssey. Using the included setup microphone the AVR-X3500H will take you step by step through this simple setup to adjust parameters to allow for your room acoustics. If you have dual subwoofers ( Our recommendation ) the Audyssey can even calibrate them individually to allow for differences in positioning. Another fantastic feature of XT32 is Dynamic EQ, not everybody wants to listen to their movies at reference level however, when the volume is lowered the drama and surround sound experience may be lost. Dynamic EQ combats this by adjusting levels to ensure that you hear the full experience of the blockbuster movie at any volume. As if that wasn't enough, Denon have also included Audyssey Dynamic Volume which takes out the differences in volume between adverts and soaps meaning you wont be reaching for the remote before the adverts start.
Power To Perform
To Give you the best possible home cinema experience for your DTS:X or Dolby Atmos movie the Denon AVR-X3500H packs 180 Watts per channel of power to all of its 7 channels. Denon use high current discrete amplification to drive your speakers with all the impact and excitement that the film producer intended. Using the 7 channels of power means that you can create a 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos speaker setup using Dolby Atmos speakers or in ceiling speakers.
Hi Res Audio Player
The Denon AVRX3500H is not just capable of multichannel audio, its also engineered for playback of Hi Res audio files including DSD 5.6 Mhz and 192/24-Bit FLAC files. Using a premium DAC means that your audio files will be converted to the highest quality that is more lifelike than standard audio files.
Wireless Audio & Heos Multiroom
Denon have included no less than 8 HDMI inputs and 3 outputs. The 3 HDMI outputs mean that you can add another screen in a different room and use the Zone 2 function on the AV Receiver to send the audio and video to that room so you can watch movies, TV or play your games console using the AVR-X3500H as the main hub and the free remote app to control it from your Zone 2. Free your music on all your devices including smartphones, laptops, tablet or PC using the built in Bluetooth receiver, or the Ethernet and Wifi connections. Once connected you can enjoy internet radio stations including Tunein, you can also listen to music from providers such as Deezer and Spotify Music. Apple users can take advantage of the built in Airplay 2 making the Denon AVR-X3500H a true hub for home entertainment. Built-in HEOS technology allows the AVR-X3500H to become part of the HEOS wireless multi-room system, allowing you to enjoy your favorite music anywhere - and everywhere - around your home. Share music stored on your home network, Internet radio or streaming services with HEOS wireless speakers, or even other HEOS-capable receivers, throughout the house. And it's all controlled by the free HEOS app, installed on as many smartphones and tablets as you like! The app gives you instant multi-room audio control, meaning you can command music in every room from any device: play different music from different sources in every room, group several rooms together and play the same song, perfectly synchronised, in party mode! If you want to make your house a HEOS house then why not take a look at the full HEOS range here.
Future Ready HDMI® Connections - 4K Upscaling
Denon have included no less than 8 HDMI inputs and 3 outputs. The HDMI inputs are 4K Ultra HD compatible, HDCP 2.2 compliant and support 4:4:4 colour space as well HDR ( High Dynamic Range )Dolby Vision & HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) meaning that you will be ready to watch your movies and sports events in glorious 4K resolution with a compatible TV. The Denon AVR-X3500H will even upscale your Blu-Ray movies to 4K meaning that you can watch the movies you already have in glorious 4K resolution.
Denon AVR-X3500H Specifications
|DTS HD Master / DTS:X
DTS Neural: X
|Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels||7.2|
|Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos||Yes|
|Discrete Power Amplifier||7|
High Grade Audio Components
Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Audyssey APP Support
Compressed Audio Restorer
|HEOS Multiroom and Streaming
FLAC HD 192/24
AirPlay Audio Streaming
|Lossy Formats||MP3, WMA, AAC|
|Lossless Formats||FLAC, ALAC, WAV|
|DSD Audio Streaming||up to DSD5.6|
|Gapless Playback||FLAC, WAV, ALAC, DSD|
|Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones||Android / iOS|
|Compatible with Remote APP for Tablets||Android / iOS / Amazon Kindle|
|Inputs: Back / Front||7/1|
|HDCP 2.2 Support
Video Conversion Analog -> HDMI
GUI Overlay on HDMI
4K Signal Pass-through / Scaling / GUI Overlay
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Picture Adjust / Noise Reduction
DSD Audio Capability
Audio Return Channel
|Analog to HDMI Scaling||480i/576i up to 4K 60/50|
|HDMI to HDMI Scaling||up to 4K 60/50|
|Multiroom / CI|
|HEOS Multiroom Integrated
TV Sound Grouping
Zone HDMI Output from HDMI Source
Webbrowser User Interface
Smart Remote Management
IP Control / RS232 Control / Web Control / App Control
Remote In / Out
|Zone Audio Source||HDMI / Opt, Coax / Network, USB / Analog|
|Zone Audio Output||Speaker / Preout|
|Inputs / Outputs|
|HDMI In / Out||7+1 / 3|
|Multi-room Video Out||HDMI|
|Phono (MM) In||Yes|
|Digital In: Optical / Coaxial||2/2|
|Multi-room out: Analog||1|
|Subwoofer Out||2 (Independent)|
|Speaker Terminal||Regular Screw|
|Number of Speaker Terminals||7|
|Speaker A / B
Multi-Room Speaker Terminal
|Made for iPod / Made for iPhone||Yes (AirPlay)|
|FM Tuner with RDS||Yes|
|Number of Poweramps||7|
|Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive)||105 W|
|Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive)||135 W|
|Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 1% 1ch Drive)||180 W|
|Power Consumption||600 W|
|Standby Consumption||0.1 W|
|Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) - Antenna: Horizontal||434 x 391 x 167 mm|
|Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) - Antenna: Vertical||434 x 391 x 237 mm|
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Have had the AVRX3500 for just over two weeks now and it has invigorated our living room experience. No more swapping HDMI cables for various sources! And the remote is so easy to use! Wife and kids are over the moon.. Great work Denon! Just need to add more speakers to enjoy Surround Sound..
|Wireless Multiroom||Heos By Denon|
|Price Match||Richer Sounds|