5.1ch AV-Receiver with HDMI front-in delivering Denon’s legendary sound quality

Features - AVR-X500

Denon X Series:

Xcellent performance and Xcellent usability.

Our AVR-X500 entry model already delivers the legendary Denon quality, with a high quality fully discrete 5-channel amplifier for powerful sound at 140W per channel. Next to its refined audio qualities, it shines with a lot of user-friendly improvements at an attractive price-point. Thanks to the front HDMI port, you can easily connect their cameras, tablets or smartphones to enjoy their audio and video footage. The very easy operation is guaranteed by an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI), while a large character display offers best readability of the AVR’s display even from the couch distance. Clever quick select buttons let you choose your favourite content at the tip of a finger.


  • Fully discrete, identical quality and power for all 5 channels (140 W per channel)

  • Easy operation, Graphical User Interface

  • Colour coded speaker terminals and included label sheets for marking speakerwires and HDMI cables

  • 4 (including 1 front) x HDMI inputs supporting 3D, and 1 x HDMI output

State-of-the-art Denon Solutions

for Maximising Content Quality
  • High definition audio support for Blu-ray such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD

  • 1080p and 3D pass through capabilities

  • Minimum Signal Path for clear audio and video signal

  • High-performance 192kHz/24-bit D/A converters for all channels

  • Compressed Audio Restorer to enhance digital music files


  • Stereo Mini Jack on front panel lets you connect any portable audio player

  • Quick Select Button for direct access to favourite sources

  • Large character display

  • Sleep timer function

  • Comes with simple, easy-to-use remote control handset

  • Standby HDMI Pass through

  • Auto Standby and low power consumption at stand-by 0.3 W

  • Less depth, easy to install in an a/v rack

Specs - AVR-X500

Multichannel Surround

DTS HD Master / DTS:X / DTS Virtual: X -

DTS Neo:X / DTS Neural:X - / -

Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos o / -

Auro 3D -

Multichannel Stereo o

Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels 5.1

Sound Enhancements

Mono Block Power Amp Construction -

Discrete Power Amplifier o

D.D.S.C. HD Digital -

Pure Direct -

High Grade Audio Components -

Gold Plated RCA Terminals -

Clock Jitter Reducer -

Alpha Processing -

Denon Link HD -

Audyssey -

Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic Volume - / -

Audyssey LFC -

Compressed Audio Restorer o


DLNA Certified -

Lossy Formats: MP3 / WMA / AAC - / - / -

Lossless Formats: FLAC / ALAC / WAV - / - / -

DSD Audio Streaming -

FLAC HD 192/24 -

WAV 192/24 -

ALAC 96/24 -

Gapless Playback -

Photo Streaming (JPEG) -

AirPlay Audio Streaming -

Windows PlayTo / Windows8 Certified -

Internet Radio (vTuner) -

Spotify* -

Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones -

Compatible with Remote APP for Tablets -

Ethernet Ports -

Wi-Fi -

Bluetooth -


HDMI Inputs: Back / Front 3 / 1

HDCP 2.2 support -

HDMI Outputs: Main / Zone 1 / -

Video Conversion Analog -> HDMI -

Analog to HDMI Scaling -

HDMI to HDMI Scaling -

GUI Overlay on HDMI o

4K Signal Pass-through / Scaling / GUI Overlay - / - / -

HDMI pass-though in standby mode o

Picture Adjust / Noise Reduction - / -


DSD Audio Capability -

Audio Return Channel -

Auto LipSync -

Multiroom / CI

Multi-Room Zones -

Zone Audio Source: HDMI / Opt, Coax / Network, USB / Analog - / - / - / -

Zone Audio Output: Speaker / Preout - / -

Zone HDMI Output from HDMI Source -

IP Control / RS232 Control / Web Control / App Control - / - / - / -

Remote In / Out - / -

DC Trigger Output -


Auto Speaker Setup by Microphone -

FL Display 1 line

Graphic User Interface - GUI GUI

ISF Certification -

GUI Languages 1

Setup Assistant -

Quick Select Plus / Quick Select - / o

Firmware Update by Network / USB - / -

Variable Cross Over o

Optimized Bass Redirection -

Bass Sync -

ECO Mode -

Auto Power Off o

Sleep Timer o


Composite In / Out 2 / 1

Component In / Out - / -

HDMI In / Out 3+1 / 1

Multi-room Video Out: Video / HDMI - / -

Analogue In / Out 2 / -

Phono (MM) In -

Digital In: Optical / Coaxial 2 / 0

Multi-room Out: Analog / Digital - / -

Multichannel Preout o (0.1) / -

Subwoofer Out 1

7.1 Multichannel Input -

Speaker Terminal: Gold Plated Screw / Regular Screw - / -

Number of Speaker Terminals 5

Speaker A/B / Bi-amp Drive / Multi-Room Speaker -

Speaker A / B -

Bi-amp Drive -

Multi-Room Speaker Terminal -

Front Inputs: Audio / Composite / Digital (Opt) / HDMI / USB - / - / - / o / -

USB Audio / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone - / - / -

FM Tuner with RDS o


Number of Poweramps 5

Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.05% 2ch Drive) -

Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive) 110 W

Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 1% 1ch Drive) 140 W


Available Colours: Black / Premium Silver o / -

Metal Front Panel -

System Remote Control RC-1180

Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display - / - / -

Power Consumption in W 330

Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On / Off) in W -

Standby Consumption in W 0.3

CEC Standby Consumption in W -

Network Standby Consumption in W -

Maximum Dimensions
Antenna:Horizontal: (W x D x H) in mm
Antenna:Vertical: (W x D x H) in mm
W/O Antenna: (W x D x H) in mm
434 × 319 × 151

Weight in kg 7.9

Downloads - AVR-X500

pdf file
AVR-X500 Instruction manual

12.92 MB

pdf file
AVR-X500 Product Information Sheet

0.85 MB

Technology - AVR-X500

  • 5-channel equal power output

    5 channel equal power is a feature used in Denon Amplifiers with the means of connecting 5 speakers independantly which do not require separate power amps connected via the pre-outs. This compliments the sound formats from Dolby and DTS that support 5.1 surround. The amplifier has built in separate internal amplifiers to power each channel independently, this system ensures that the 5 major channels Front Left, Front Right, Center, Surround Left, Surround right. Thus allowing you to enjoy the same high power output, giving a balanced and truly high-impact surround-sound environment.

  • Dolby Digital-Decoder

    Dolby Digital is the multi-channel digital signal format developed by Dolby Laboratories. Dolby Digital consists of up to "5.1" channels - front left, front right, center, surround left, surround right and an additional channel exclusively reserved for additional deep bass sound effects (the Low Frequency Effects - LFE - channel, also called the ".1" channel, containing bass frequencies of up to 120Hz).

    Unlike the analog Dolby Pro Logic format, Dolby Digital's main channels can all contain full range sound information, from the lowest bass, up to the highest frequencies - 22kHz. The signals within each channel are distinct from the others, allowing pinpoint sound imaging and Dolby Digital offers tremendous dynamic range from the most powerful sound effects to the quietest, softest sounds, free from noise and distortion.

  • Dolby TrueHD

    Dolby TrueHD is a completely loss-free Audio-Codec for high resolution audio for up to 8 channels Supporting 24-Bit and sampling rates up to 192 kHz. It requires specific Dolby HD decoders. Since the resulting signal is bit-to-bit to the master you can achieve the ultimate in audio quality.

  • DTS-Decoder

    A data compression method developed by Digital Threater Systems that takes six channels of audio (5.1) and folds them into a single digital bitstream. This differs from Dolby Digital in that the data rate is a somewhat higher 1.4 Mbs, which represents a compression ratio of about 4 to 1.In order to take advantage of this DVD feature, a DTS decoder is required. DTS decoders are installed internally in Denon players and A/V recievers.

  • DTS Neo:6 Cinema & DTS-Neo:6 Music

    This mode decodes 2-channel signals into 6-channel signals using high accuracy digital matrix technology. The DTS NEO:6 decoder has near discrete properties in the frequency characteristics of the channels as well as in channel separation.

    According to the signals being played back, DTS NEO:6 Cinema mode optimized for playback or the DTS NEO:6 Music mode optimized for music playback.

  • DTS-HD

    DTS-HD (High Definition) is a progression of DTS for high performance audio supporting upto 8 channels with a resolution of 24-Bit and sampling of upto 192 kHz. The differences between the formats is as follows:

    DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
    This format works like DTS however it uses a more effective compression algorithm, offering greater compression, the result is an audio signal almost bit for bit to the master while requiring a smaller amount of data.

    DTS-HD Master Audio
    This format is completely lossless with only minimal compression. The resulting audio signal is bit-for-bit to the master giving you the optimum in audio quality.

    A/V-Receivers with this logo can decode both formats, BD- or HD-DVD-Players with this logo can either decode or output the DTS-HD signal via HDMI.

  • Cinema Equalizer

    The sound from movie sources recorded in Dolby Digital, DTS, or other formats emphasizes high-frequency range due to a theater’s front speakers being placed behind the movie screen. If this sound is reproduced in the home theater without correction, the high-frequency range is too strong. Denon amplifiers feature a Cinema Equalizer to correct these high-frequency components so that the sound is clearer and easier to listen to. (For Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, and DTS surround modes.)

  • Virtual-Surround

    This feature allows a sensational surround 3D soundfield to be created using just one pair of speakers. The Denon amplifiers Virtual Surround mode provides a dramatic psychoacoustic surround sound effect, using two speakers with Dolby Digital 5.1 encoded sources.

  • Radio Data System

    Radio Data System for VHF/FM broadcasting.

    The developers aimed at making radio receivers very user-friendly. Listeners should be able to see the programme service name (PS) on an eight character alpha-numerical display and the transmitter frequency information, as displayed on non-RDS radios, is then only used in the background by an RDS radio. The tuner is able to choose the transmitter frequency, among a number of alternatives, that gives the best quality reception.

    Travel information with RDS is currently possible using the Travel Programme (TP) and Travel Announcement (TA) flags.

    Once a radio is tuned to a programme service broadcast within a network, using the RDS feature Enhanced Other Networks (EON), additional data about other programmes from the same broadcaster will be received. This enables the listener, according to their choice, to have the radio operating in an automatic switch-mode for travel information or a preferred Programme Type (PTY, e.g. News).

    Another feature of RDS is accurate Clock-Time, displaying the time/date when selected.

  • Radio Text

    RDS tuners with Radiotext can receive short messages which might include information about the presenter, station or programme you are listening to. For example, BBC Radio 1's RadioTEXT usually gives information about the presenter and programme, whereas Classic FM gives information which includes a web address for the station. The information will scroll across the display on a home tuner.