AVR-X4500H (2018)

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The 9.2 channel AVR-X4500H 4K AV receiver supports IMAX Enhanced, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D for an immersive home theater experience. The advanced HDMI section of the AVR-X4500H (8 in, 3 out) features Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG and HDCP 2.2 processing on all ports. Stream music from Spotify®, Pandora®, Tidal AirPlay2 and more with HEOS built-in and control it all with your voice through Amazon Alexa.
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FEATURES- AVR-X4500H

9.2 Ch. 4K AV Receiver with 3D Audio and Alexa Voice Control

Overview

The 9.2 channel AVR-X4500H 4K AV receiver supports IMAX Enhanced, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D for an immersive home theater experience. The advanced HDMI section of the AVR-X4500H (8 in, 3 out) features the latest video technologies, including Dolby Vison, HDR10, HLG, 4K video upscaling and HDCP 2.2 processing on all ports. Stream music from Spotify®, Pandora®, Tidal and more with AirPlay2 and HEOS built-in; control your home theater and music services with your voice through Amazon Alexa. Ideal for custom integrations, the AVR-X4500H features “ihiji Invision” and “Domotz Pro” remote system monitoring and management technology, plus an award-winning Setup Assistant for a seamless out-of-box experience.

Features
  • 9.2 channel AV Receiver with 125W per channel (8 ohm, THD+N 0.05%, 20Hz-20kHz).: 9 powerful amplifiers tuned to provide a dynamic audio experience
  • Supports IMAX Enhanced, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Auro-3D and DTS Virtual:X: for truly a immersive, three-dimensional audio experience
  • Amazon Alexa voice control compatibility: Hands-free control of your home theater and wireless music services
  • 8 HDMI inputs (incl. 1 front) with full HDCP 2.2 support and 3 HDMI outputs: Connect to eight of your favorite media devices and output to three displays
  • 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, Dolby Vision compatibility, HDR10, HLG and BT.2020: Provides the greatest picture quality for brightness, clarity and contrast
  • Award-winning Denon guided setup assistant and graphical user interface: Easy and intuitive out-of-box experience
  • "ihiji Invision" and "Domotz Pro" remote system monitoring and management technology, RS232 Control: Lets custom integrators monitor and troubleshoot remotely, drastically reducing downtime
  • Supports Spotify Connect, Pandora, SiriusXM, Amazon Music, TIDAL, Deezer and more: Wirelessly stream and enjoy the most popular music services
  • Built-in HEOS wireless multi-room audio technology: Listen from any room in your home for connected, whole-home audio streaming
  • Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) (via future firmware update): Supports the latest 3D audio formats such as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X from your TV audio signal
  • High-resolution DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAV support: High-resolution audio streaming
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT32, Dynamic Volume, Dynamic EQ, LFC and Sub EQ HT: Delivers the ultimate equalization for your individual room including subwoofer EQ
  • Built-in Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support: Solid wireless network connectivity even in congested environments.
  • Equipped with two 12 V Trigger outputs: Connect devices such as a cooling fan or projector and operate on AVR standby power
  • POWERFUL 9-CHANNEL AMPLIFIER WITH THE LATEST HOME CINEMA SPECS

    Featuring discrete high-current amplifiers on all channels, the AVR-X4500 delivers high-power performance at 125 watts per channel (8 ohms, THD 0.05%, 20Hz~20kHz). Low impedance drivers provide operational stability for a wide range of speakers and create a balanced, tonal sound. The AVR-X4500H features three-dimensional sound formats Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X and Auro-3D, plus an HDMI section with HDCP 2.2 support and advanced video processing with 4K scaling for HDMI sources and two 12V trigger outputs to connect external devices.

  • SUPPORTS THE LATEST SURROUND AUDIO FORMATS

    Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional sound — the Denon AVR-X4500H powers IMAX Enhanced, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro-3D.

  • READY FOR THE FUTURE OF HOME THEATER

    All eight HDMI inputs — and three HDMI outputs — feature HDCP 2.2 support that lets you enjoy copy-protected content uninhibited. Watch movies and shows with 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub sampling, Dolby Vision, High Dynamic Range (HDR10), Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), eARC (enabled via firmware update) 21:9 video, 3D and BT.2020 passthrough support for exceptional color, clarity and contrast.

  • THE HEART OF YOUR WIRELESS NETWORK

    Every sound, all your music, controlled effortlessly. Full wireless connectivity is provided via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The AVR-X4500H works with AirPlay2 and Amazon Alexa, bringing cutting-edge voice control and incredible sound to all your home entertainment. The built-in HEOS technology allows the AVR-X4500H to become the app-controlled heart of a whole-house wireless sound network.

  • PERFECT SET-UP FROM THE START

    The AVR-X4500H easily guides you through the setup process to ensure the most accurate configuration. Optimize all settings for the best possible sound and video quality with your system from the get-go. The most advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room measurement system provides the best sound in every room and with the Audyssey MultEQ Editor app, go under the hood and set the AVR to your exact specifications.

BLOCKBUSTING 3D-SOUND

Surround yourself in cinema-grade sound from literally any direction.

  • IMAX ENHANCED
  • Dolby Atmos
  • DTS:X
  • AURO-3D
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    IMAX Enhanced Technology

    Get the most premium at-home entertainment experience with IMAX Enhanced—the latest technology program from IMAX that sets a new standard for image, sound, scale and content quality. Watch clearer pictures and brighter images. Feel immersive, heart-pounding audio delivered by DTS. See more picture on the largest screens. And experience premium content digitally remastered by IMAX.

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    SOUND IN THE RIGHT PLACE

    Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional audio with Dolby Atmos. Set up with a 5.2.4 or 7.2.2 surround sound speaker system using Dolby Atmos elevation speakers, or dedicated overhead speakers, for the ultimate home theater experience. With 11.2 channel processing capability, the AVR-X4500H can even support up to 7.2.4 configuration with an added 2ch amplifier.

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    BE CLOSER TO THE ACTION

    DTS:X™ immersive audio places sound where it would occur naturally in space, creating a lifelike, multi-dimensional audio experience in the home. The improved immersion and heightened realism draw you into the world of your favorite movies. The included DTS Neural:X™ gives your movies, games and music a realism unmatched by traditional 5.1 surround sound. DTS Virtual:X provides immersive audio without height channels, creating virtual height effects in a 5.1, 7.1 or 2.1 speaker arrangement.

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    FEEL THE POWER OF LIFE-LIKE SOUND

    Auro-3D® elevates the home theater experience to amazing new levels by delivering the excitement of three-dimensional sound for music, games, broadcast and films while enhancing your existing audio-visual collection through the Auromatic upmixing engine.

GEARED UP FOR 4K ULTRA HD

Enjoy ultra-high-definition pictures, even from analog and digital SD sources.

  • LATEST HDMI SPECS WITH EARC
  • ADVANCED VIDEO SECTION
  • HDR / DOLBY VISION
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    THE LATEST HDMI SPECS

    The latest HDMI specs for the best home theater experience. All eight HDMI inputs — and three HDMI outputs — feature HDCP 2.2 support that lets you enjoy copy-protected content uninhibited. Certified by the Imaging Science Foundation, the AVR-X4500H features a full suite of video calibration controls (for use by an ISF technician), along with ISF Day and ISF Night video modes.

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    ADVANCED VIDEO CONTROLS

    Certified by the Imaging Science Foundation, the AVR-X4500H features a full suite of video calibration controls (for use by an ISF technician), along with ISF Day and ISF Night video modes.

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    NEXT GENERATION VIDEO FORMATS

    Watch movies and shows with 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, Dolby Vision, High Dynamic Range (HDR10), Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), eARC (enabled via firmware update) 21:9 video, 3D and BT.2020 passthrough support for exceptional color, clarity and contrast.

SET-UP AND CONNECT WITH EASE

Get your AVR-X4500H up and running in no time, perfectly tailored to your needs.

  • SMART TV
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT32
  • Connectivity
  • APP CONTROL
  • Quick Select
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    SMART TV CONNECTIVITY

    Control the Denon AVR-X4500H with your TV remote via the HDMI CEC functionality associated with your TV. The Smart Menu home screen provides you quick access to source and surround mode selections, the AVR’s setup menu and four Quick Selects.

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    AUDYSSEY AUDIO OPTIMIZATION

    The AVR-X4500H easily guides you through the setup process to ensure the most accurate configuration. Optimize all settings for the best possible sound and video quality with your system from the get-go. The most advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room measurement system provides the best sound in every room and with the Audyssey MultEQ Editor app, go under the hood and set the AVR to your exact specifications.

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    UNWIRE YOUR SOUND

    Featuring Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity, the Denon AVR-X4500H is equipped with an advanced dual antenna transceiver system for robust streaming even in congested urban environments. Plus, with AirPlay2 compatibility, you can enjoy listening to your favorite audio content wirelessly from your iOS devices such as an iPhone or iPad.

    Built-in HEOS technology lets you enjoy your favorite music in any room of your home for a wireless, whole-home audio experience. Play the same song in every room, or select a different song for each connected room — the choice is yours. Also works with Amazon Alexa, providing cutting-edge voice control and incredible sound for all of your home entertainment.

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    EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL

    With the "Denon 2016 AVR Remote" app, easily control the receiver's operation and even your connected Denon Blu-ray player.

    Easily control your music and multi-room streaming within the HEOS app, or use your voice for Amazon Alexa Voice Control.

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    CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE SOURCES

    The Denon AVR-X4500H front panel features four Quick Select buttons that store your preferred audio settings for each source. Switch between TV audio, Blu-ray, media players and more, and the AVR-X4500H adjusts the EQ settings to your preferences for that media source. Use the buttons on the front panel or opt for the same Quick Selects on the AVR remote for faster control.

ADVANCED SOUND PROCESSING

Experience extraordinary sound quality from both music and movies.

  • DSP
  • HIGH RESOLUTION AUDIO
  • AL32 PROCESSING
  • 32-BIT D/A CONVERSION
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    POWERFUL DSP AUDIO PROCESSING

    Incredible power for your music and movie needs. The AVR-X4500H includes an advanced DSP (Digital Sound Processor) chip for tremendous power processing. With four 300MHz DSP cores that are capable of processing over one billion computations per second, the AVR-X4500H supports the latest video, sound and processing needs.

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    ENJOY SUPERB AUDIO FIDELITY

    Enjoy superb audio fidelity with your favorite high-resolution audio tracks. The AVR-X4500H with AKM 32-bit D/A converters features high resolution audio decoding with multiple lossless file types, including ALAC, FLAC and WAV at up to 24-bit/196-kHz. It is also compatible with 2.8/5.6-MHz DSD files (DSD is the audio coding format of SACD). Play them from memory devices via the front panel USB, or over network sources. The AVR-X4500H also supports other file types such as MP3 and WMA.

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    UNIQUE DENON AUDIO TECHNOLOGIES

    AL32 Processing provides multi-channel ultra-high-resolution digital audio filtering on all audio channels and delivers a natural soundstage with enhanced imaging of the sound. DSP incorporates no less than four powerful, high-speed fourth generation SHARC DSP processors, which together have a combined continuous processing capability of 10 GFLOPS (10 billion floating point numerical computations per second). Combined, these audio technologies provide high-resolution audio support for an exceptional listening experience.

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    BEST POSSIBLE SOUND STAGE

    For optimum fidelity and the widest dynamic range with lowest distortion, the AVR-X4500H features advanced reference-class 32-bit AKM AK4458VN D/A converters on all channels. This ensures consistent high fidelity and precise channel matching across all channels for the ultimate listening experience.

Support for Major Voice Control Agents

Enjoy effortless voice control and total flexibility from the leading voice agents. Speak commands with Amazon Alexa , Google Assistant, Apple Siri and high-end smart home automation, Josh.ai. Ask to play your favorite music, turn the volume up, skip to the next track, switch inputs and more. Switch between voice agents, or pick a favorite to use — the choice is yours. Functionality varies by voice agent.

  • Alexa
  • Google Assistant
  • Apple Siri
  • Josh.ai
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    Amazon Alexa Voice Control

    Use your voice to stream your favorite music services to this HEOS-enabled device. Ask Alexa to play music from Pandora, Amazon Music and much more. Switch between inputs (Blu-ray, DVD, Media Player, etc.), turn volume up or down, pause, mute and play the next song — all with your voice.
    To start streaming with Alexa voice commands, open the Alexa app and select “Skills.” Add HEOS Home Entertainment to enable. Then, go to Smart Home in the Alexa app menu and choose Devices and Discover or say “Alexa, discover my devices.”
    With HEOS Home Entertainment and Alexa, you can stream to this product and any other HEOS-enabled device.

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    Google Assistant Voice Control

    Ask your Google Home, Google app or other devices with Google Assistant built-in to control content across your listening environment. Start music in the HEOS app, then ask your Google Assistant to control volume, play, pause, skip tracks and more. ‘Works with the Google Assistant’ feature is always improving — further enhancements arrive in 2019.

    Learn More
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    AirPlay 2 + Apple Siri Voice Control

    Stream audio from your favorite music services like Apple Music and Spotify or watch videos from services like Youtube and Netflix from any iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV and hear the audio perfectly synced to your speakers Airplay 2 sources.

    Airplay 2 also supports multi-room audio – wirelessly stream content to multiple AirPlay 2 compatible devices simultaneously with improved audio buffering to ensure smooth audio playback. AirPlay 2 provides control and grouping of compatible audio devices within the Apple Music or Home app. Use Airplay 2 in-app or with your voice via Siri.

    Learn More
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    Josh.ai Smart Home Voice Automation

    An elevated voice agent for the high-end smart home, Josh.ai offers flexible voice control for nearly any aspect of your day-to-day experience and entertainment environment. Use voice commands to control the thermostat, lights, home appliances, speakers, AVR and more. Josh.ai is installed by custom integrators and accessed through an app on your phone or tablet. Works with iOS and Android devices.

    Learn More

GET THE AMAZING
HEOS EXPERIENCE

Enjoy your favorite music from anywhere and everywhere around your home. Share music stored on your home network, streaming services with HEOS wireless speakers or even other HEOS-capable receivers and listen throughout the whole house. Control it all with the free HEOS app. Enjoy music from TuneIn, Internet Radio and a wide range of streaming services including Pandora®, Spotify®, Amazon Prime Music, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Soundcloud®, Tidal, Napster or Deezer.

 

SELECT THE PERFECT HEOS FOR YOUR SETUP


HEOS technology within the AVR-X4500H allows you to stream your favorite music wirelessly around your home to any other HEOS-enabled device, like HEOS speakers.

  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom
  • Kitchen
  • Livingroom

HEOS 1: Ideal for damp environments or outdoors.

EXTERNAL CONTROL AND IP CONTROL CAPABILITIES

The Denon AVR-X4500H features external control and IP control capabilities for easy customization and compatibility with third-party integration solutions. It offers IP control capability for major third-party control devices, as well as Control4 SDPP (Simple Device Detection Protocol) certification for seamless integration with Control4 home automation equipment. An IR (infrared) remote control is included on the rear panel for remote control compatibility with other components in your home theater system, and remote monitoring capability is now supported for troubleshooting.

REMOTE MONITORING CAPABILITY

In today’s custom install environment, it’s critical for integrators to provide quick, reliable assistance and service to their clients, even after the install is complete. To support this effort, the Denon IN Command series AVR-X4500H AV receiver features “ihiji Invision” and “Domotz Pro” remote system monitoring and management technology. These programs allow custom integrators to monitor the status of connected products and troubleshoot remotely from the office or on the go, radically reducing the time it takes to address the issue.

HOME AUTOMATION CONTROLS WITH CRESTON CONNECTED

By embedding Crestron Connect intelligence in Denon the AVR-X4500H, it allows for seamless communication with Crestron home automation solutions, giving installers a simplified home theater solution and homeowners complete control of their home entertainment system.

100+ YEARS OF FIRSTS IN AUDIO TECHNOLOGY

Founded in 1910, Denon has a deep heritage of “firsts” in audio technology — from Japan’s first audio electronics manufacturer, to producing the world’s first commercial CDs. This focused investment in audio R&D ensures you get the latest technology and highest quality with every listening experience.

Specifications

Model:
AVR-X4500H (2018)
Multichannel Surround
DTS HD Master / DTS:X
o / o
_ / _
o / o
DTS Neo:X / DTS Neural:X
_ / o
_ / _
_ / o
DTS Virtual:X
-
_
-
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos
o / o
-
o / o
Dolby ProLogic Il / Dolby Surround
-
-
-
Dolby Height Virtualization
-
-
-
Auro 3D
o
_
o
IMAX Enhanced
o
_
o
Multichannel Stereo
o
_
o
Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels
9.2
2.1
13.2
Sound Enhancements
Mono Block Power Amp Construction
_
_
Yes (L/R separated)
Discrete Power Amplifier
9
o
o
D.D.S.C. HD Digital
o (32-bit)
_
o (32-bit)
Pure Direct
o
o
o
Gold Plated RCA Terminals
o
o
o
Clock Jitter Reducer
o
_
o
Alpha Processing
AL32 Processing Multichannel
_
AL32 Processing Multichannel
Denon Link HD
o
_
o
Audyssey
MultEQ XT32
_
MultEQ XT32
Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic Volume
o / o
_ / _
o / o
Audyssey LFC
o
_
o
Compressed Audio Restorer
o
o
o
Network
DLNA Certified
-
-
o
Lossy Formats: MP3 / WMA / AAC
o / o / o
o / o / o
o / o / o
Lossless Formats: FLAC / ALAC / WAV
o / o / o
o / o / o
o / o / o
DSD Audio Streaming
o (2.8/5.6MHz)
o (2.8/5.6MHz)
o (5.6MHz)
Gapless playback
o (FLAC, WAV ,ALAC, DSD)
o (FLAC, WAV ,ALAC ,DSD)
o (FLAC, WAV ,ALAC, DSD)
Photo Streaming (JPEG)
_
_
_
Windows PlayTo / Windows8 Certified
-
-
_
Internet Radio
o (TuneIn)
o (TuneIn)
o (TuneIn)
Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones
Denon 2016 AVR Remote
Denon 2016 AVR Remote
Denon 2016 AVR Remote
Compatible with Remote APP for Tablets
Android / iOS / Amazon Kindle
Android / iOS / Amazon Kindle
Android / iOS / Amazon Kindle
Ethernet Ports
o
o
o
Wi-Fi
o
o
o
Bluetooth
o
o
o
Media Server
o
o
o
HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Technology
o
o
o
Lossless formats: FLAC HD 192/24 / WAV 192/24 / ALAC 192/24
o / o / o
-
o / o / o
FLAC HD 192/24
o
o
o
WAV 192/24
o
o
o
ALAC 192/24
o
o
o
Spotify*
o (connect)
o (connect)
o (connect)
Pandora
o
o
o
SiriusXM*
o
o
o
Other Streaming Services *
Amazon Music / TIDAL / Deezer / iHeart Radio / Napster / Soundcloud / Mood Mix
Amazon Music / TIDAL / Deezer / iHeart Radio / Napster / Soundcloud / Mood Mix
Amazon Music / TIDAL / Deezer / iHeart Radio / Napster / Soundcloud / Mood Mix
HEOS App Control
o
o
o
Bluetooth Re-transmit for Bluetooth headphones
-
o (update)
-
AirPlay / Airplay2 Audio Streaming
o / o
-
o / o
Alexa / Google Voice Assistant / Apple HomePod
-
o / o / o
-
HDMI
HDMI Inputs: Back / Front
7/1
5 / _
7 / 1
HDCP 2.2 support
o
o (HDCP 2.3)
o
HDMI Outputs: Main / Zone
2/1
1 / _
2 / 2
Video Conversion Analog -> HDMI
o
_
o
Analog to HDMI Scaling
up to 4K 60/50
_
up to 4K 60/50
HDMI to HDMI Scaling
up to 4K 60/50
_
up to 4K 60/50
GUI Overlay on HDMI
o
o
o
3D Signal Pass-through
o
o
o
4K Signal Pass-through / Scaling / GUI Overlay
o / o / o
o / _ / o
o / o / o
HDMI Pass-Through in Standby Mode
o
o
o
Picture Adjust / Noise Reduction
o / o
_ / _
o / o
CEC
o
o
o
DSD Audio Capability
o
_
o
Audio Return Channel
o
o
o
Auto LipSync
o
o
o
HDMI: 3D / 4K / CEC / ARC / InstaPrevue
o / o / o / o / _
o / o / o / o / _
o / o / o / o / o
Enhanced Audio Return Channel
o
-
o
HLG / Dolby Vision
-
-
-
HDR / HLG / Dolby Vision
o / o / o
o (HDR10) / o / _
o / o / o
ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) Pass-through for gaming
-
o
-
Multi-room / CI
Multi-Room Zones
3
2
3 / 3
Zone Audio Source: HDMI / Opt, Coax / Network, USB / Analog
o (2ch)/ o (2ch)/ o / o
o (2ch) / o (2ch) / o / o
o (2ch) / o (2ch) / o / o
Zone Audio Output: Speaker / Preout
o / o
_ / o
o / o
Zone HDMI Output from HDMI Source
o
_
o
IP Control / RS232 Control / Web Control / App Control
o / o / _ / o
o / _ / o / o
o / o / o / o
Remote In / Out
o / o
o / _
o / o
DC Trigger Output
2
_
2
HDMI Diagnostics
o
o
o
TV Sound grouping
-
-
-
Main room multichanel audio - Zone stereo downmix
-
-
-
Others
Voice Control - Works with Amazon Alexa
-
-
-
Voice Control - Google Assist / Apple Siri
-
-
-
Auto Speaker Setup by Microphone
Audyssey MultEQ XT32
_
Audyssey MultEQ XT32
FL Display
2 lines
1 line
2 Lines
Graphic User Interface - GUI
Advanced
Hybrid GUI
Advanced
ISF Certification
o
_
o
GUI Languages
3
3
3
Setup Assistant
o
o
o
Quick Select Plus / Quick Select
o / _
o / _
o / _
Firmware Update by: Network / USB
o / o
o / o
o / o
Variable Cross Over
o
_
o
Optimized Bass Redirection
o
_
o
Bass Sync
o
_
o
ECO Mode
o
o
o
Auto Power Off
o
o
o
Sleep Timer
o
o
o
Inputs/Outputs
Composite In / Out
3+1 / 2
_ / _
4 / 1
Component In / Out
2 / 1
_ / _
3 / 1
HDMI In / Out
7+1 / 3
5 / 1
7+1 / 3
Multi-room Video Out: Video / HDMI
_ / o
_ / _
o / o
Analog In / Out
-
2 / _
6 / _
Phono (MM) In
o
o
o
Digital In: Optical / Coaxial
2 / 2
2 / 1
2 / 2
Multi-room Out: Analog / Digital
2 / _
1 / 0
2 / _
Multichannel Preout
o (11.2ch)
o (0.2) / _
o / (13.2ch)
Subwoofer Out
2 (independent)
2
2 (independent)
7.1 Multichannel Input
_
_
o
Speaker Terminal: Gold Plated Screw / Regular Screw
_ / o
o / _
_ / o
Number of Speaker Terminals
11
4
15
Speaker A / B
assignable
o
assignable
Bi-amp Drive
assignable
_
assignable
Multi-Room Speaker Terminal
assignable
_
assignable
Front Inputs: Audio / Composite / Digital (Opt) / HDMI / USB
o / o / _ / o / o
_ / _ / _ / _ / o
_ / _ / _ / o / o
USB Audio / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone
o / _ / _
o / _ / _
o / _ / _
AM/FM Tuner
o
o
o
Tuner: FM / AM
-
-
-
Specifications
Number of Power Amps
9
2
13
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive)
-
100 W
-
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.05% 2ch Drive)
125 W
_
150 W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive)
165 W
120 W
190W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% 1ch Drive)
235 W
175 W
260 W
General
Metal Front Panel
o
_
o
System Remote Control
RC-1219
RC-1235
RC-1221
Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display
o / _ / _
_ / _ / _
o / _ / _
Power Consumption in W
710
TBD
900W
Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On / Off) in W
-
TBD
-
Standby Consumption in W
0.1
0.1
0.1
CEC Standby Consumption in W
0.5
0.5
0.5
Network Control On Consumption in W
3.5
-
3.5
Maximum Dimensions
Antenna: Horizontal: (W x D x H) in Inches
Antenna: Vertical: (W x D x H) in Inches
W/O Antenna: (W x D x H) in Inches
-
17.1× 13.3 × 6
( 17.1 x 13.3 x 8.5)
17.08 x 18.7 x 7.72
Weight in LBS
30.2
18.3
51.6
Carton Dimensions (Packaging) (W x D x H) in Inches)
-
-
-
Weight in LBS (Packaging)
-
-
-
Power Supply
-
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
-
Speaker impedance
-
4 _ 16Ω/ohms
-
Preamplifier section
-
-
-
FM section (Tuning frequency range)
-
87.5 _ 107.9 MHz
-
AM section (Tuning frequency range)
-
520 kHz – 1710 kHz
-
Carton Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in Inches
-
-
-
Carton Weight (inc. product) in LBS
-
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Awards & Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 by from AVR X4500H Receiver has stopped responding Just a background, this is my 3rd Denon reciever and most expensive one, so you can imagine my disappointed when the receiver stopped functioning properly after 2 weeks of purchase. Purchased brand new from Fry's Electronics. The receiver has had to be hard reset/factory settings 4 times in the last 2 weeks, it stops passing HDMI and audio and does not respond to the remote unless it is reset. I loved my Denon recievers so much that the price tag and this unit is really taking a toll on my confidence in the brand. I have tried calling customer support to see if I can get a replacement/repair and the line hangs up on me because they are too busy. All I ask is for some help from Denon as it looks like I got a faulty $1500 product.
Date published: 2019-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feature packed receiver. This is truly a quality receiver now available at a great price. Movie effects steering is blistering in its delivery and 2 channel music also gets some love, Denon did a great job with this receiver, Yes a fraction more power to the on board amplification woluld be nice but then I added a Denon POA-T10 to drive the front channels thus allowing the onboard amplification to breath more. The Denon recivers are probably the most feature rich right now, so no worries of having to do an early upgrade. I use to own an older Denon avc a1 HD which was lovely then moved to other brands. That was a mistake, maybe I just like the Denon sound, but the quality can’t be beaten, nor as said the features, Buy with confidence. Oh and the Audyssey app for mobile devices was a god send, made setup a breeze. And please go Dolby Atmos, you won’t regret it as long as you don’t go ceiling reflective type speakers, tried it not a patch on downward firing speakers which I now have and wow, what a difference, Denon, thank you, great product. Thrilled with it, wish I could of afforded the x8500.but I have to eat :-)
Date published: 2019-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Reciever, so flexible Finally at long last I was able to get this state of the art home theater receiver and and a new set of Klipsch speaker system. It is so awesome to watch movies and hear surround like never before. Set it up for Dolby Atmos with a 10 speaker system. Sounds fantastic and works perfect with the new 4k Fire TV stick and my Sharp 3d TV for on, off, volume, etc. Love it.
Date published: 2018-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderfu Upgrade from Denon avr-4400h I wish I could give more than 5 stars. It sounds much clear, more pounch and power than 4400. It sounds better than the theater. The rumbling from the movies is really heart pounding. It sounded so good during dvd player setup, I suspended the setup. I'm more than happy for the upgrade. In fact, I'm very happy for all the upgrades, 4200, 4300, 4400 and 4500. The setup is very easy with graphical display. The speaker calibration added room correction. I did the firmware upgrade during initial setup. The back panel is the same as 4400. The remote is also the same. It runs cooler in temperature than 4400. It seems to me the video is even betther in 4k after the receiver but it could be illusion. I'm looking forward for 4600 upgrade. Denon is for life. Denon engineers are amazing.
Date published: 2018-12-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great hardware, poor software. When it works, the AVR-X4500H is awesome. When it works. I’ve had mine for a week now and have had a bunch of software issues that are not really acceptable from a machine of this cost and a company of this calibre. The setup process was a doddle. As others have said, the Audyssey EQ system works really well. It all connected to my home network without difficulty and the firmware updated to the latest version. So far so good. Watching movies (Netflix or Amazon Prime via Apple TV 4K) is sometimes ok but fairly regularly the auto switching of HDMI sources doesn’t work. Sometimes it does and other times I have to put the Apple TV to sleep and wake it up again to get the source to switch. Even using the Denon remote to change it doesn’t work. If I find my tv remote and change it to a different HDMI source and then back again to the ARC channel I’ll then get a signal. HDMI control is on as is ARC. Next problem is the auto selection of audio modes. I’ll be watching a 5.1 source but only getting stereo sound. I can manually change to Dolby surround in the settings using the iOS app (which is also pretty poor to be honest) but according to the info screen on the amp, the input signal is just stereo. On 3 occasions since I bought this product a week ago, sound has been lost completely and I’ve had to go back to using the TV speakers. I spent a while going through every setting I could find but all it said was that it was receiving no audio signal. Video was working just fine. After a lot of messing around the only solution I could find was to restore factory settings. I’d saved my config on USB but it was still a pain. Also, for some reason the amp won’t let you load a previously saved configuration until it is connected to your home network. This means digging out your WiFi password and entering it using the clunky on screen keyboard. Why on earth do you have to do this before you load a config with a USB stick physically plugged in to the front? Another irritation is that when listening to 5.1 audio via my Virgin V6 box, the centre channel level is way too loud for my tastes. When watching sport the commentary booms out the centre speaker with almost nothing coming from the stereo or surround speakers at all. No signal whatsoever goes to the sub which stubbornly stays in standby. I can turn it on manually but after a few minutes it turns itself off again as it’s getting no input. The info screen on the amp says it’s outputting to 5.1 channels but clearly it isn’t. My old £250 sound bar gave a more immersive sound when watching the football. I can improve things by manually reducing the centre level but the Denon doesn’t remember settings made for a particular source so the you have to do this each time. It’s really irritating. Overall this is clearly an excellent AV amplifier but is hugely let down by buggy software both on the machine itself and the iOS app. I am planning on returning it in exchange for one from a different manufacturer as it just isn’t a pleasant machine to live with.
Date published: 2019-06-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sounded great until it stopped working, 2 units I really liked the sound out of this unit, unfortunately the first unit I bought had software issues where the network setup would not function properly and I could not reset the network settings, even with a full reset or firmware update and reset. I returned this to the store after hours of troubleshooting and figured it was a bad unit. The second unit worked for a week and then started requesting a software update. Since everything was working I did not want to tempt fate again and told it to not update. Then the system started going into loops of not responding to the setup commands (remote or on the device itself). It also stopped passing signals when the device was on but will pass them through when the device is off. Now I have no access to the setup menu at all. After spending hours again trying to get the device working again yesterday the device started an update, so I let it finish and then it worked fine the rest of the evening. When I returned to the unit today, once again it is not working, not passing signal and the setup menu is inaccessible. Tried multiple attempts even with no cables connected and the setup menu remains inaccessible. Not worth the hassle.
Date published: 2019-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound ! A real uprade from my 5 years old Yamaha 1020 aventage.
Date published: 2018-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid AVR but remote is sub-par I purchased this AVR-X4500H to replace an old Sony Dolby Surround receiver. The support for the new sound formats is awesome, and the sound quality is very good compared to my old Sony and Adcom system. It is at least as good if not better in audio quality and the surround effects are obviously much improved. My only real complaint so far would be the clunky (awkward & ill-proportioned) remote that lacks back-lighting. A few of the top buttons do light up, and the rest are semi-opaque so it would appear that they would light up if there was a bulb in the lower portion of the remote, which apparently there is not. Having spent $1,600.00+ on a receiver and then having to fumble with the buttons in the dark while watching movies, hitting stop on accident instead of pause and having to restart a blu-ray etc, is really not acceptable in this price range and I just don't understand the logic behind such a simple thing that makes the whole system feel cheap. I am now on the hunt for a back-lit universal remote that will give me semi-full functionality of the AVR and other components (Blu-ray, CD, TV). Does Denon have an in-house back-lit remote available that would work with this AVR? Sad to have a negative feeling about such an otherwise great receiver but at the moment I am having some buyer's remorse over this cheap remote.
Date published: 2019-03-02
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Q&A

Having a BIG problem with sound output, in that it's NOT!! Just set up a new cable box and cannot get ANY sound through the Denon 4500. Was a problem when i had dish net but now totally NO sound. I get sound through my tv. gone to settings many times.

Asked by: Arne
Hey Arne, We will need more information in order to provide adequate assistance. Please contact our Customer Support toll-free number at 800-497-8921 to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with this and any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-09-12

Does the Denon AVR-X4500H have a microphone input that can be used with an external microphone, e.g. Shure?

Asked by: Microphonist
Hey Microphonist, No, the only microphone input on the unit is for the Audyssey calibration MIC. I hope this helps if not you can always give us a call to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with this and any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-09-11

I have 9.1 with 4 height speakers. When I watch a movie with Atmos, AVR set to Movie-Atmos mode, the rear height speakers are inactive, according to the iPhone app. Is this normal?

Asked by: kcsfo
Hey kcsfo, We will need more information in order to provide adequate assistance. Please contact our Customer Support toll-free number at 800-497-8921 to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with this and any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-09-07

In the AVR X4500H receiver, can the FR & FL amp be assigned to "Height" instead of "Front"?

Asked by: walter68
Hey Walter68, No, the front speakers are not assignable. I hope this helps if not you can always give us a call to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with this and any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-09-07

I currently have an old AVR 3801 that has finally died. I am considering both the AVR X3600H And the x4500h. I like the Dolby virtual height and dts virtual x on the 3600 model.  Which is comparable to my previous receiver. Thx

Asked by: Antonio
Hey Antonio, Both units are great choices to replace your older Denon. However, the AVR-X3600H will be the closest match to your older unit and will make for a great upgrade. I hope this helps if not you can always give us a call to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with this and any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-09-03

I am update the firmware for AVR-X4500H around 9am this morning, after 8 hours and is still not complete yet. It's still show "please wait" message on the receiver. What should I do?

Asked by: KaiL
Hello Kail, Try unplugging your unit for 15 seconds and retrying the update again. I hope this helps if not you can always give us a call to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with this and any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-08-28

My AVR-X4500H is having problems. Several recurring symptoms: The picture goes black periodically, then comes back on. Or sometimes the picture goes black, and the TV screen says that an the input cannot be detected (sound also goes off). Please help.

Asked by: Bad Picture
Hey Denon Customer, We will need more information in order to provide adequate assistance. Please contact our Customer Support toll-free number at 800-497-8921 to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with this and any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-08-27

I have an 11.1 set-up with C, FL, FR, SR, SL, SBR, SL, SW, and 2 height channels at FHR, FHL, and SHR & SHL. My room is a long rectangle and would benefit from wide channels. Can I swap SHR/L for FWL/R? I can't find that option? Or do I need a Power Amp?

Asked by: Joffa
Hey Joffa, We will need more information in order to provide adequate assistance. Please give us a call to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with this and any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-08-12
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Downloads

  • Name
    Date
    Size
    Type
    Action
  • Online Manual
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  • AVR-X4500H Owner's Manual - English
    8/27/2018
    16.20 MB
  • AVR-X4500H Owner's Manual - Spanish
    8/27/2018
    16.30 MB
  • AVR-X4500H Quick Start Guide English
    8/27/2018
    1.89 MB
  • AVR-X4500H Quick Start Guide Spanish
    8/27/2018
    1.91 MB
  • AVR-X4500H Product Information Sheet
    2/4/2019
    1.33 MB
  • HEOS_CLI_ProtocolSpecification-Version-1.14
    6/20/2019
    0.17 MB