$999 Denon Receiver Boasts Dolby Atmos, Alexa, and Apple AirPlay 2

The $999 Denon AVR-X3500H is a 7.2-channel A/V receiver that incorporates object-based surround sound, Alexa voice options, and Apple’s AirPlay 2 wireless streaming technology.

$999 Denon Receiver Boasts Dolby Atmos, Alexa, and Apple AirPlay 2

The Denon AVR-X3500H A/V receiver incorporates eight HDMI inputs that deliver 4K with HDR and BT.2020 wide color gamut compatibility.

Heading into the fall television season, the new $999 Denon AVR-X3500H A/V receiver provides integrators with a multimedia solution that handles today's wealth of 4K and immersive audio listening requirements to deliver the best entertainment, including football and new streaming shows.

Denon says it designed the AVR-X3500H receiver to balance the cost and performance concerns many consumers have related to an investment in home audio/video systems. 

“Denon consumers are on the technological forefront. They turn to us to ensure they have the latest and greatest features in their AVRs to stay in sync with industry trends, formats and content,” notes Yoshinon Yamada, technical category director for audio and video, Sound United. 

“The AVR-X3500H does not deter from this path. Our classic discrete power amplifier design paired with custom-made, high-current transistors on all channels, compatibility with nearly every advanced A/V format, and the added benefit of Amazon Alexa and Apple AirPlay 2 really drive home our dedication to delivering the best home theater experience possible.”

According to the company, the AVR-X3500H pays homage to its more than 100 years of history. 

Utilizing Denon's latest amplification technologies, the 7.2-channel receiver is rated to produce 105 watts of power per channel. The receiver also incorporates the company's HEOS wireless whole-house audio platform, as well as wireless streaming capabilities via Apple's AirPlay 2 technology. 

Denon Receiver Sports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X 

The Denon AVR-X3500H provides object-based surround processing options such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X. 

Internally, the receiver employs an AKM 32-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) to decode 24-bit/192kHz audio files that include ALAC, FLAC, and WAV. The AVR-X3500H is also compatible with DSD audio files, including 2.8 and 5.6MHz files. 

The receiver also provides a comprehensive array of video features including eight HDMI inputs and three HDMI outputs.

The HDMI connections provide HDCP 2.2 compatibility, and the receiver supports video formats such as 4K UltraHD, along with the Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) high-dynamic range (HDR) formats. 

The receiver is compatible with 4K at 60Hz signals with 4:4:4 chroma subsampling, and the BT.2020 wide color gamut format. 

Other options built into the Denon AVR-X3500H receiver include Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) day and night mode calibration and HDMI 2.1 features such as Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) that help Xbox One users get a more immersive and responsive gaming experience.

Related: Denon AVRs Support Dolby Atmos, Amazon Alexa

The AVR-X3500H also features Amazon Alexa voice control capabilities and incorporates compatibility with ihiji Invision and Domotz Pro remote monitor. 

Denon emphasizes the inclusion of these technologies enable integrators the ability to remotely monitor the receiver and provide fast support capabilities remotely. 

The receiver also includes Simple Device Detection Protocol (SDDP) to make it easy to integrate into Control4 control systems, and it also embeds Crestron technologies to facilitate its integration into Crestron control systems. 

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.