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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #495 on: August 02, 2020, 17:56 »
Just had two FW updates in quick succession... anyone else?
Please post instead of sending a pm, so more can learn.

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #496 on: August 02, 2020, 19:45 »
Just had two FW updates in quick succession... anyone else?
Yup...same here.


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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #497 on: August 08, 2020, 13:48 »
Hi guys,

I am confused as I am setting up a home theatre system, and probably doing a 9.2 system. I was recommended the X8500H, but after reading it does appear like the newer X6700H is more than sufficient. Any particular reason as to why you guys will op for the X8500 over the X6700 still, if you are not intending to go to a 13.2 set up?

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #498 on: August 08, 2020, 14:29 »
Materials, components used will be better quality. Transformer also better quality. If you just want simple and decent setup, the x6700 should be good enough.
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #499 on: August 08, 2020, 14:51 »
Hi guys,

I am confused as I am setting up a home theatre system, and probably doing a 9.2 system. I was recommended the X8500H, but after reading it does appear like the newer X6700H is more than sufficient. Any particular reason as to why you guys will op for the X8500 over the X6700 still, if you are not intending to go to a 13.2 set up?
2+yrs ago you don’t hv the 6700.if you can get a 8500 sane price as the newer 6700 or not 20% more, then go for the 8500, all depend on the spk you going to use lah ..... if you are going to use small sat spk , even the. 4700 can do and use the saving for 2 better subs
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #500 on: August 08, 2020, 17:51 »
+1 Econav. Save up for multiple subs and room treatment.

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #501 on: August 08, 2020, 22:14 »
6700 currently is $3999
8500 currently is $4199

8500 is better. Flagship unit

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #502 on: August 10, 2020, 01:45 »
2+yrs ago you don’t hv the 6700.if you can get a 8500 sane price as the newer 6700 or not 20% more, then go for the 8500, all depend on the spk you going to use lah ..... if you are going to use small sat spk , even the. 4700 can do and use the saving for 2 better subs

Thanks guys for the advice. I might just be intending for better speakers for the set-up. But that would be topic for another thread.

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #503 on: August 10, 2020, 03:01 »
6700 currently is $3999
8500 currently is $4199

8500 is better. Flagship unit

Remember to also factor in the additional cost for the upcoming upgrade to the AVC-8500HA, if you decide to.

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #505 on: August 12, 2020, 15:40 »
Nice !



TOP on the list for SINAD! See where the 3600 sits, not far behind.

Won’t go wrong with AMIR’s measurements

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Whoever said AVRs are too complicated to ever have good SINAD needs to eat their hat, shorts, or whatever they put forward if shown wrong.

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Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #506 on: August 12, 2020, 16:25 »
Nice !



TOP on the list for SINAD! See where the 3600 sits, not far behind.

Won’t go wrong with AMIR’s measurements

Quote :

Whoever said AVRs are too complicated to ever have good SINAD needs to eat their hat, shorts, or whatever they put forward if shown wrong.

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Yes, I continue to be amazed by the Denon X8500H. My last Denon setup was X7200WA before I jumped to Anthem MRX-1120. The Anthem is better than my X7200WA back then but due to the lack of Bluetooth, I decided to sell it off. I was quite sceptical at first when I go for the X8500H because I am wondering how much better compared to X7200WA which I had used in the past. I’m glad I was proven wrong...immediately I can hear a very significant difference compared to X7200WA and even sounded as good as my Anthem MRX-1120.

My advice is to quickly grab the X8500H if anyone is selling. One of the members just put up for sale and very fast...already been reserved. I wonder who is that lucky member :P


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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #507 on: August 12, 2020, 16:32 »
Yes good stuff Desray ! We can hear the difference .

Given the choice, I would still pick audyssey with this clean good sinad over Dirac live AVR  with poor sinad

We can also see the excellent customer service from Denon and the stability of the firmware etc

Definitely should be in ones shortlist for AVR...

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #508 on: August 12, 2020, 16:42 »
Yes good stuff Desray ! We can hear the difference .

Given the choice, I would still pick audyssey with this clean good sinad over Dirac live AVR  with poor sinad

We can also see the excellent customer service from Denon and the stability of the firmware etc

Definitely should be in ones shortlist for AVR...
Excellent customer service or not - I dare not say at this point. The North America D&M under Sound United may be more “on-the-ball” but for other region, I will reserve my comments for now.


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