When we talk about an 11-channel AV receiver, an image of such a giant component is immediately born in the imagination. However, in the new Denon model a very sophisticated electronic filling is hidden behind a standard and very modest facade. Intrigued? Check out Denon AVR-X6500H specs in this Denon AVR-X6500H review.
Each of its output amplifiers potentially produces 205 watts (or 140 watts in two-channel mode for a load of 8 ohms) - this is only 5 watts below the "ceiling" of the most powerful top-end AVC-X8500H in the lineup. The Denon AVR-X6500H supports Dolby Atmos, DTS: X, and DTS Virtual: X shipping formats, as well as the latest video technologies such as Dolby Vision, HDR, and HLG scaling and image enhancement.
Moreover, the "ends" in the 6500th are built on the same high-current DHCT transistors, which allow engineers to implement a very short path with a minimum number of stages. In addition, these amplifiers are assembled not on a single board, but as separate modules that are attached to radiators so that the transistors are staggered for the best thermal balance. The transformer, of course, is more modest here than the 15-channel flagship, and weighs “only” 5.3 kg, not 8, but it is also protected by a screen, divided into many secondary windings and made under special control, as indicated by the Denon sticker. Electrolytic capacitors are smaller both in capacity and in diameter, but the same flagship series are made to order using a polyolefin dielectric.
All eight HDMI inputs and one HDMI output support HDCP 2.2, allowing you to watch 4K Ultra HD movies and music with brilliant colors and picture brightness thanks to the new technologies Dolby Vision, High Dynamic Range (HDR10), Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG ).
Control the Denon AVR-X6500H with a Smart TV with HDMI CEC function. Just set “HDMI Control” and “Smart Menu” in the receiver's menu to ON and you can control the AVR-X6500H using the TV remote control. The AVR-X6500H is equipped with the Audyssey MultEQ XT measurement system.