New powerhouse 11.2-channel AV receiver with dual voice control via Siri on Apple AirPlay 2 and Amazon Alexa

September 10, 2018

Derived from the EISA award-winning flagship AVC-X8500H, the AVC-X6500H is a premium 11.2-channel receiver, delivering our legendary audio quality through eleven 140W channels of amplification, combined with cutting-edge support for AI-powered voice control.

Amazon Alexa and Apple AirPlay 2 support give users two routes to controlling the AVC-X6500H through voice commands, rather than using an app or remote.

AirPlay 2 lets you play music on your Apple device from AirPlay 2-enabled devices throughout your house, and it all stays in perfect sync. If you have more than one supported device, you can even play different songs in different rooms.

Whether using Siri and AirPlay 2 or Alexa, you can control this music using your voice: just say the song, say the room, and enjoy your favourite music. Ask Siri to skip tracks and adjust the volume simply by speaking to your iPhone or Apple Watch, or command Alexa to do the same via your Amazon Echo device. The Amazon Alexa compatibility also allows you to control the AV Receiver, using voice commands to switch the receiver on and off, adjust volume and switch inputs.

Playing music from any mobile device through your home entertainment system has never been easier.

Further streaming versatility is made possible by the built-in HEOS network technology, which further grants you access to internet radio and a wide array of music services like Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, Amazon Prime Music and many more. The AVC-X6500H can also be used as part of a HEOS multiroom system, allowing users to share content throughout the house to other wireless speakers.

This powerhouse supports three-dimensional sound formats Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X and Auro-3D for phenomenal home theatre immersion. It also includes full 4K compatibility, Dolby Vision, HDR (High Dynamic Range), HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), ARC (Audio Return Channel), and eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel).

The best possible picture is assured, no matter what the source, thanks to Advanced Video Processing with analogue-to-HDMI conversion. This means that video content can be upscaled to 1080p Full HD or 4K Ultra HD (60/50Hz).

IMAX Enhanced will also be added via a later firmware update. This will offer consumers a new level of quality in immersive sight and sound experiences for the home, with the highest-quality, sharpest 4K HDR images and powerful, immersive sound. The IMAX Mode for the enhanced devices will be meticulously optimized to play digitally re-mastered content just as the filmmaker intended.

The incredible AVC-X6500H is rounded off with a comprehensive eight HDMI inputs, including one on the front panel, so you can find a socket for every possible device.