Denon AVRX3500H 7.2 channel AV Receiver / Atmos + Free Express Delivery £549 @ electricshop - [2 Years Manufacturers Warranty]
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Denon AVRX3500H 7.2 channel AV Receiver / Atmos + Free Express Delivery £549 @ electricshop - [2 Years Manufacturers Warranty]

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Posted 10th Apr
Best price on this at the moment. Reviews on it are great and spec wise it's pretty hefty. As Atmos, which I know a lot of folks are looking for at the moment (not had the pleasure yet. The last off I posted for one of these was part of a bundle, so with this you can pick your own, based on you needs/wants there

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HEOS + ALEXA – SPEAK YOUR COMMANDS.
Use your voice to stream your favourite music services to this HEOS-enabled device. Ask Alexa to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, and more. You can also turn the 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. Play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, and TuneIn with more streaming services also to come. All you have to do is ask.

Multichannel Surround
DTS HD Master / DTS:X: Yes / Yes
DTS Neo:X / DTS Neural:X: - / Yes
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos: Yes / Yes
DTS Virtual:X: -
Dolby ProLogic Il / Dolby Surround: - / Yes
Multichannel Stereo: Yes
Auro 3D: -
Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels: 7.2

HDMI
HDMI Inputs: Back / Front: 7 / 1
HDCP 2.2 support: Yes
HDMI Outputs: Main / Zone: 2 / 1
Video Conversion Analog -> HDMI: Yes
Analog to HDMI Scaling: 480i/576i up to 4K 60/50
HDMI to HDMI Scaling: up to 4K 60/50
GUI Overlay on HDMI: Yes
HDMI: 3D / 4K / CEC / ARC: -
Enhanced ARC: Yes
Dolby Vision / HLG: Yes / Yes
4K Signal Pass-through / Scaling / GUI Overlay: Yes / Yes / Yes
HDMI pass-though in standby mode: Yes
Picture Adjust / Noise Reduction: Yes / Yes
CEC: Yes
DSD Audio Capability: Yes
Audio Return Channel: Yes
Auto LipSync: Yes

Specifications

Number of Poweramps: 7
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive): 105 W
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.05% 2ch Drive): -
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive): 135 W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 1% 1ch Drive): 180 W
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Heat! Coming down in price...what price do you think this model will bottom out at??
Same price at Richersounds too. Quite a few receivers dropped in price a bit today, some speaker sales on also.
This is a great amp, the only issues I have is without the Dynamic EQ its a little flat sounding, with it on everything is very boosted. I have to turn my subwoofer down -2 or -3db to compensate for the big increase. Also voices on programs on Netflix can get a little lost (hard to hear), so you either need to boost the centre channel (which is then too loud for everything else) or turn Dynamic volume on which even at the lowest setting dramatically reduces the dynamic volume range and boosts the volume of everything. It gets a little frustrating to have to keep adjusting the sub, centre and dynamic settings depending on what your watching. The other frustration is lip sync is pretty bad, I've previously had to set 120 - 150ms compensation (Sky Q and Apple TV 4K), auto doesn't seem to work (you can google this issue) however this did improve with the latest firmware to some extent. Heat for the price though.
Edited by: "mdvdman" 10th Apr
Anecdotally the Sony STR-DN1080 was a really nice sounding AMP, with generally no lip sync issues however there were many software bugs, the menu was almost unusably slow and Sky Q would stop displaying a picture after switching inputs and Apply TV 4K running 4:4:4 chroma 50hz 4K would flicker. I wish they would make a newer version with faster CPU and fix the software issues.
the_mercy_of_percy10/04/2019 12:30

Heat! Coming down in price...what price do you think this model will …Heat! Coming down in price...what price do you think this model will bottom out at??


I got the last of x3400 with x-display discount around November for around £560 from Peter Tyson and couldn't find any stock elsewhere. So I reckon this is a excellent price.

I wasn't going to spend £150 extra for the x3500 at the time but with frequent firmware updates they added features to the x3400 so there inst much difference between them. so if worried about the x3600 being better its likely they will add some of those software based features into the x3500.

£20 for the AudysseyXT EQ app is worth doing and worked perfectly for me - same issue for me is that audio felt rather flat and unbalanced. Still miss my Anthem MRX 500 but it didnt support 4k, ARC etc.
mdvdman10/04/2019 13:59

This is a great amp, the only issues I have is without the Dynamic EQ its …This is a great amp, the only issues I have is without the Dynamic EQ its a little flat sounding, with it on everything is very boosted. I have to turn my subwoofer down -2 or -3db to compensate for the big increase. Also voices on programs on Netflix can get a little lost (hard to hear), so you either need to boost the centre channel (which is then too loud for everything else) or turn Dynamic volume on which even at the lowest setting dramatically reduces the dynamic volume range and boosts the volume of everything. It gets a little frustrating to have to keep adjusting the sub, centre and dynamic settings depending on what your watching. The other frustration is lip sync is pretty bad, I've previously had to set 120 - 150ms compensation (Sky Q and Apple TV 4K), auto doesn't seem to work (you can google this issue) however this did improve with the latest firmware to some extent. Heat for the price though.


So its useless then in other words.
jaydeeuk130 m ago

So its useless then in other words.


that made me chuckle, thanks
mdvdman10/04/2019 14:07

Anecdotally the Sony STR-DN1080 was a really nice sounding AMP, with …Anecdotally the Sony STR-DN1080 was a really nice sounding AMP, with generally no lip sync issues however there were many software bugs, the menu was almost unusably slow and Sky Q would stop displaying a picture after switching inputs and Apply TV 4K running 4:4:4 chroma 50hz 4K would flicker. I wish they would make a newer version with faster CPU and fix the software issues.


Haha thanks for your insight, very useful. I’ve come to the conclusion that ‘the best two budget’ avrs on the market are the Sony dn1080 and the Denon x3500h...however, as you’ve indicated, the Sony is crippled by annoying bugs and the Denon has issues with its acoustic experience and musicality. To be honest after going around in a bit of a circle on this for the last week I’m tempted to go for a bit of a wildcard like a Onkyo 686 or a Yamaha A680. But they only come with 4 HDMIs! Surprising that Sony hasn’t sorted their firmware out and Denon haven’t looked to improve their musicality.
Edited by: "the_mercy_of_percy" 10th Apr
mishyuk10/04/2019 14:25

I got the last of x3400 with x-display discount around November for around …I got the last of x3400 with x-display discount around November for around £560 from Peter Tyson and couldn't find any stock elsewhere. So I reckon this is a excellent price.I wasn't going to spend £150 extra for the x3500 at the time but with frequent firmware updates they added features to the x3400 so there inst much difference between them. so if worried about the x3600 being better its likely they will add some of those software based features into the x3500.£20 for the AudysseyXT EQ app is worth doing and worked perfectly for me - same issue for me is that audio felt rather flat and unbalanced. Still miss my Anthem MRX 500 but it didnt support 4k, ARC etc.


Thanks, very useful. How do you find the x3400h for listening to music? I know it’s an av amp but I’m also looking for something that can play music reasonably well but avforums seem to suggest the only benefit of the 3x series over the 2x series in terms of musicality is the 3x has pre-outs to add a stereo receiver haha.
Just got this for £600 with £40 amazon voucher and a 5 year warranty. Great amp!
the_mercy_of_percy10/04/2019 15:15

Haha thanks for your insight, very useful. I’ve come to the conclusion t …Haha thanks for your insight, very useful. I’ve come to the conclusion that ‘the best two budget’ avrs on the market are the Sony dn1080 and the Denon x3500h...however, as you’ve indicated, the Sony is crippled by annoying bugs and the Denon has issues with its acoustic experience and musicality. To be honest after going around in a bit of a circle on this for the last week I’m tempted to go for a bit of a wildcard like a Onkyo 686 or a Yamaha A680. But they only come with 4 HDMIs! Surprising that Sony hasn’t sorted their firmware out and Denon haven’t looked to improve their musicality.


The Yamaha's are not as dynamic sounding as the Denon or Sony amps, slightly better at music (only a little bit), I demo'd the RX-A1080. I've previously owned two Onkyos, they make great budget amps but they don't sound as clear or expressive, they also tend to run quite hot depending on where you keep your AVR. I would rate the Denon as the better amp for music, however if you are keen to have a best of both movies/music the Marantz AVRs sound noticeably better however something like the SR6013 is starting to push the price up a bit (also Denon / Marantz are owned and made by the same company).
Edited by: "mdvdman" 10th Apr
the_mercy_of_percy10/04/2019 15:26

Thanks, very useful. How do you find the x3400h for listening to music? I …Thanks, very useful. How do you find the x3400h for listening to music? I know it’s an av amp but I’m also looking for something that can play music reasonably well but avforums seem to suggest the only benefit of the 3x series over the 2x series in terms of musicality is the 3x has pre-outs to add a stereo receiver haha.


The big thing with the 3500 over the 2500, which I'm surprised you haven't seen on AVForums is it's a step up power wise, not just headline figures, and means if you have higher range speakers, eg MA Silver rather than Bronze, you can get more out of them, little difference if you have lower end kit though.

Seen a couple of mentions about the Dynamic EQ but those always seem to get put down as user error in the way they set it up initially.
mdvdman10/04/2019 15:47

The Yamaha's are not as dynamic sounding as the Denon or Sony amps, …The Yamaha's are not as dynamic sounding as the Denon or Sony amps, slightly better at music (only a little bit), I demo'd the RX-A1080. I've previously owned two Onkyos, they make great budget amps but they don't sound as clear or expressive, they also tend to run quite hot depending on where you keep your AVR. I would rate the Denon as the better amp for music, however if you are keen to have a best of both movies/music the Marantz AVRs sound noticeably better however something like the SR6013 is starting to push the price up a bit (also Denon / Marantz are owned and made by the same company).


Thanks that’s helpful. Maybe I should rethink Yamaha and Onkyo then. Yeah I’d clocked Marantz - I’d love to have the money to spend on one but unfortunately yes, out of my budget. To ask an unremarkable question - do you like listening to music on your Denon, if you ever do?
b1g1an29 m ago

The big thing with the 3500 over the 2500, which I'm surprised you haven't …The big thing with the 3500 over the 2500, which I'm surprised you haven't seen on AVForums is it's a step up power wise, not just headline figures, and means if you have higher range speakers, eg MA Silver rather than Bronze, you can get more out of them, little difference if you have lower end kit though.Seen a couple of mentions about the Dynamic EQ but those always seem to get put down as user error in the way they set it up initially.



Thanks - yeah I’d clocked that the 3x is a beefier system than the 2x. Whatever I buy is going to be my first amp so with budget in mind im trying to find the best all rounder amp that I can build a decent set of speakers around over the next 5 years or so - before I have to upgrade again when everything is 8k haha.
the_mercy_of_percy10/04/2019 15:26

Thanks, very useful. How do you find the x3400h for listening to music? I …Thanks, very useful. How do you find the x3400h for listening to music? I know it’s an av amp but I’m also looking for something that can play music reasonably well but avforums seem to suggest the only benefit of the 3x series over the 2x series in terms of musicality is the 3x has pre-outs to add a stereo receiver haha.


if you want the real answer you have to go and listen to them. People spout review summarises like whathifi saying that Denons are warm etc but truth is only you know what you like - reviews are just opinions. Do I think my x3400 sounds warm? no not really.

I'm happy with it but not wowed by it, but then I'm a little spoilt with a £1400 Anthem which some how projected and released the sound in a more 3d way.But I needed an upgrade for my LG C8 OLED and didnt want budget or loss of features to power some old monitor audio Silver series 5.1 (from around 2006). I thought of it like playing it safe with a mid range bottle of wine.

You will be happy with it if you don't own an AV amp at that level presently and by that all will sound great and I don't think there is a bad one.
b1g1an36 m ago

The big thing with the 3500 over the 2500, which I'm surprised you haven't …The big thing with the 3500 over the 2500, which I'm surprised you haven't seen on AVForums is it's a step up power wise, not just headline figures, and means if you have higher range speakers, eg MA Silver rather than Bronze, you can get more out of them, little difference if you have lower end kit though.Seen a couple of mentions about the Dynamic EQ but those always seem to get put down as user error in the way they set it up initially.

I see that a lot and complaints about the app. Just remember to setup the room up like you would when watching a film. doors closed, blinds down etc etc so the sound refects around and the unit can correct for it. get a good tape measure too. each sound wave needs to fired and hit you at the same time, thats where a lot punch and drive comes from, or lost if out of phase.

I still ran the setup process about 5 times changing things and despite it suggesting moving the mic in 8 locations for each sample i just alternated it between the two seats. worked for me and I'm happy, thats all that matters.
mishyuk6 m ago

if you want the real answer you have to go and listen to them. People …if you want the real answer you have to go and listen to them. People spout review summarises like whathifi saying that Denons are warm etc but truth is only you know what you like - reviews are just opinions. Do I think my x3400 sounds warm? no not really.I'm happy with it but not wowed by it, but then I'm a little spoilt with a £1400 Anthem which some how projected and released the sound in a more 3d way.But I needed an upgrade for my LG C8 OLED and didnt want budget or loss of features to power some old monitor audio Silver series 5.1 (from around 2006). I thought of it like playing it safe with a mid range bottle of wine.You will be happy with it if you don't own an AV amp at that level presently and by that all will sound great and I don't think there is a bad one.


Cheers yeah, I’m fortunate enough to live near enough to both Richer Sounds and Peter Tyson so is going to get myself in one of them soon enough - just when spending a few hundred notes I like to do a bit of research first to make sure I’m not missing anything daft. Definitely wouldn’t expect the same performance of a £1400 amp (I’m so jealous lol) but definitely want something I can lose myself in a bit. Maybe I’m just overthinking it a bit haha.
[SIGH] She won't let me have big boxes, speakers and wires everywhere any more
o1nk00024 m ago

[SIGH] She won't let me have big boxes, speakers and wires everywhere any …[SIGH] She won't let me have big boxes, speakers and wires everywhere any more



This depresses me. Why are so many women are like this? I read it all the time on AV Forums and mates are in the same boat. Thankfully my wife loves film, particularly horror, so appreciates a good surround system as much as I do. I'd just jog on anyway, forgiveness is easier to get than permission! Relationships are supposed to be about compromise.
o1nk00028 m ago

[SIGH] She won't let me have big boxes, speakers and wires everywhere any …[SIGH] She won't let me have big boxes, speakers and wires everywhere any more


Tell her she'll be able to hear the background conversations in the Queen Vic easier.
b1g1an16 h, 43 m ago

The big thing with the 3500 over the 2500, which I'm surprised you haven't …The big thing with the 3500 over the 2500, which I'm surprised you haven't seen on AVForums is it's a step up power wise, not just headline figures, and means if you have higher range speakers, eg MA Silver rather than Bronze, you can get more out of them, little difference if you have lower end kit though.Seen a couple of mentions about the Dynamic EQ but those always seem to get put down as user error in the way they set it up initially.


This is true, I'm currently running KEF R series speakers in my main cinema room which with the more powerful amp does make a difference. However this is more noticeable when running at -15db or higher so close to reference volume which is far louder than most people listen/watch at. I found there was more headroom between the x2500 and the x3500 when listening in general as well, however with my other speakers Q Acoustics the difference was much less noticeable. For a first amp the x2500 is more than enough unless you have fairly high end or low impedance speakers, then you will hear an improvement with the x3500.
the_mercy_of_percy10/04/2019 16:39

Thanks that’s helpful. Maybe I should rethink Yamaha and Onkyo then. Yeah I …Thanks that’s helpful. Maybe I should rethink Yamaha and Onkyo then. Yeah I’d clocked Marantz - I’d love to have the money to spend on one but unfortunately yes, out of my budget. To ask an unremarkable question - do you like listening to music on your Denon, if you ever do?


Yes I listen to music on my AVR, mainly from Spotify and Tidal HiRes (Master), it sounds good and I can't really fault it however I've never done a back to back with a dedicated stereo amp as I primarily use it for movies and TV.
mdvdman37 m ago

Yes I listen to music on my AVR, mainly from Spotify and Tidal HiRes …Yes I listen to music on my AVR, mainly from Spotify and Tidal HiRes (Master), it sounds good and I can't really fault it however I've never done a back to back with a dedicated stereo amp as I primarily use it for movies and TV.


Thanks for the feedback. I think if this hits £500 I’ll go give it a listen at PT/RS then
I paid about this with extended warranty from RS last summer for the X3400H. It won't go much lower than this
Compared to the base entry Denon that's £200

Think il notice much difference between the two for stereo music ?
oldskoolpug5 h, 31 m ago

Compared to the base entry Denon that's £200Think il notice much …Compared to the base entry Denon that's £200Think il notice much difference between the two for stereo music ?


The base entry Denon is the 250bt at £150 so a £300 difference. No it's unlikely you'd notice much difference for 2.0 music. If you want something that is good at both then you'll need to spend on something from Marantz.
oldskoolpug5 h, 50 m ago

Compared to the base entry Denon that's £200Think il notice much …Compared to the base entry Denon that's £200Think il notice much difference between the two for stereo music ?


Depends on the speakers but I hear a difference between 1xxx 2xxx 3xxx in Stereo.
I just wanted to update my previous comments, the latest firmware has resolved the lip sync issues. I also re-ran the Audyssey tuning using my iPad and it sounds a lot better with Dynamic EQ on. I really recommend this AVR now.
Edited by: "mdvdman" 14th Apr
mdvdman14th Apr

I just wanted to update my previous comments, the latest firmware has …I just wanted to update my previous comments, the latest firmware has resolved the lip sync issues. I also re-ran the Audyssey tuning using my iPad and it sounds a lot better with Dynamic EQ on. I really recommend this AVR now.


Try bumping the rears by 1dB and the sub by 3dB, then turn Dynamic EQ off.
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