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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #390 on: August 23, 2019, 14:13 »
I am an audiophile since my secondary school days. Home theater specifically big screen projection came later in my working life. The last audio system I had was the Naim Supernait 2, NDX, NDAC, XPSDR + Harbeth SHL5. Due to a change in living arrangement and the fact that I am not a fan of having a separate audio and HT setup, I took a calculated risk and sold the entire audio system. The goal is to have ONE go to system for both music and movies. There will be compromises but I would like to experiment and find ways to reduce the compromises. Also, I believe room correction is the way to go which many audiophile companies are slow or even reluctant to adopt. I had a Denon X2000 AV amp then, and I am happy with Denon's reliability. So last year, I look for the best Denon out there and the 8500 was freshly made out of Denon's Japanese factory (I have a soft spot for well made Japanese products). Bought it for a 5.1 system until I move to my new place next year, where I plan to put more money into more speakers for a 7.2.4 system.
Hi Kaydee6... Seems like i have the same situation as you. I couldnt have a separate system for both audio and HT, so I will also need to "integrate". Would like to pay you a visit to have a listen to your system, if possible.

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #391 on: August 23, 2019, 14:42 »
Hi Kaydee6... Seems like i have the same situation as you. I couldnt have a separate system for both audio and HT, so I will also need to "integrate". Would like to pay you a visit to have a listen to your system, if possible.


Sure, you can pm me. I'm going to tear down the system by September for my move.

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #392 on: August 23, 2019, 16:21 »
Sure, you can pm me. I'm going to tear down the system by September for my move.

Yep...better hurry before bro Kaydee6 dismantle everything.



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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #393 on: August 24, 2019, 07:27 »
Did the update in 24 min.. fuss free.
No issues with cross mixing after the update.
Please post instead of sending a pm, so more can learn.

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #394 on: August 24, 2019, 09:34 »
Did the update in 24 min.. fuss free.
No issues with cross mixing after the update.

Thanks Pete...this is probably the "first" that you proceed to update w/o waiting for other bros to try it out and see if there is any issue. A fresh change of perspective...keep it up!

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #395 on: August 24, 2019, 09:42 »
Thanks Pete...this is probably the "first" that you proceed to update w/o waiting for other bros to try it out and see if there is any issue. A fresh change of perspective...keep it up!

Nah
I don’t update for no real benefit
AVS has had it for a few days so the coast is clear. No sense updating a perfectly good amp and then regretting it
Spotify is something worth trying cheers
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #396 on: August 24, 2019, 09:43 »
Nah
I don’t update for no real benefit
AVS has had it for a few days so the coast is clear. No sense updating a perfectly good amp and then regretting it
Spotify is something worth trying cheers

I see...so it remain status quo :P  What's change for Spotify? Design UI or ???
Will do the update later this afternoon.



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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #397 on: September 10, 2019, 21:48 »
There is a new firmware update. Estimated time to install stated 5 mins. As usual, not much info on the changelog except that the update improves overall performance and stability.

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #398 on: September 10, 2019, 21:56 »
There is a new firmware update. Estimated time to install stated 5 mins. As usual, not much info on the changelog except that the update improves overall performance and stability.

Thanks for the heads up!

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #399 on: September 12, 2019, 15:11 »
Just checked my x8500 and no  new updates for my set
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #400 on: September 12, 2019, 15:17 »
Just checked my x8500 and no  new updates for my set

If auto update is turned on, the update would have been completed without your intervention.
Not a major update:

■ 2019/08/21

[Version: 7400-9193-1131-0025]

(1) Playback with Spotify free account is now possible.


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« Reply #401 on: September 12, 2019, 17:37 »
If auto update is turned on, the update would have been completed without your intervention.
Not a major update:

■ 2019/08/21

[Version: 7400-9193-1131-0025]

(1) Playback with Spotify free account is now possible.



I did not rurn on auto update
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #402 on: September 19, 2019, 12:10 »
New forward thinking update:

■ 2019/09/18

[Version: 7400-9193-1102-0025]

(1) Added support for Amazon Music HD.

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #403 on: September 19, 2019, 12:20 »
Regular updates is one advantage of buying a set from the bigger manufacturers
They have the R&D to keep up
One big plus point ..
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #404 on: September 19, 2019, 13:04 »
Finally updated last nite when notified
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