Denon AVRX3500H Dolby Atmos AV Receiver - £499 (With Code) @ Richer Sounds
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Denon AVRX3500H Dolby Atmos AV Receiver - £499 (With Code) @ Richer Sounds

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Posted 22nd MayEdited by:"EyePlayer"
”This Denon 2018 AV receiver is seriously impressive.”– ‘What Hi-Fi’ 2018 award winner.

I think this one might be my bank holiday treat

£549 with voucher code an impressive £499


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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It’s a cracking amp. I’ve this with the q-acoustic 3010i cinema pack. I got richer sounds to price match Peter Tyson for the whole lot with 40m of cable, sub cable, and a 6 year guarantee with it all for £1161.
Does it mean I am getting old if I have no idea what this is or what it's for?
Nice find OP! I'm torn between going for this or the AVR X2500H, does anyone have any experience with either?
Cracking price for an excellent amp!
kRiShNa_9622/05/2019 21:17

Nice find OP! I'm torn between going for this or the AVR X2500H, does …Nice find OP! I'm torn between going for this or the AVR X2500H, does anyone have any experience with either?


I have the previous model, X3400H.

It's Denon so it's basically good quality stuff no matter which model you buy. I personally love mine. There are small differences between them so just do a comparison on the denon website to see if you can live without the certain missing features of the 2500H.

For me the main difference between the two is the Speaker Calibration software. Audyssey MultEQ XT vs Audyssey MultEQ XT32.

This software is run on first setup to calibrate the speakers with your room. In a nutshell the 32 version uses a more.. refined algorithm to produce more accurate results for the calibration, resulting in better sound quality. The majority of critics and users i've read from said they had a positive impact from it vs the cheaper version.

However the 2500H is still incredible and it will blow the minds of 99% of it's audience anyway. If you have budget problems just get that.
kRiShNa_9622/05/2019 21:17

Nice find OP! I'm torn between going for this or the AVR X2500H, does …Nice find OP! I'm torn between going for this or the AVR X2500H, does anyone have any experience with either?


If you dont know which one to go for get the cheaper one!
Greyze22/05/2019 21:31

I have the previous model, X3400H.It's Denon so it's basically good …I have the previous model, X3400H.It's Denon so it's basically good quality stuff no matter which model you buy. I personally love mine. There are small differences between them so just do a comparison on the denon website to see if you can live without the certain missing features of the 2500H.For me the main difference between the two is the Speaker Calibration software. Audyssey MultEQ XT vs Audyssey MultEQ XT32.This software is run on first setup to calibrate the speakers with your room. In a nutshell the 32 version uses a more.. refined algorithm to produce more accurate results for the calibration, resulting in better sound quality. The majority of critics and users i've read from said they had a positive impact from it vs the cheaper version.However the 2500H is still incredible and it will blow the minds of 99% of it's audience anyway. If you have budget problems just get that.



Can confirm - I have the older Denon AVRX2300W and it's brilliant paired with a BK Gemini and some little Monitor Audio Bronze 2s and centre and it's fantastic for the money and a few years old (£300 ish at the time). This and the 2 series will both be brilliant.
kRiShNa_9622/05/2019 21:17

Nice find OP! I'm torn between going for this or the AVR X2500H, does …Nice find OP! I'm torn between going for this or the AVR X2500H, does anyone have any experience with either?


If you want one mainly for films etc get the cheaper. If you love your music however pay the bit extra and get the mid Range this is a very good price and it's better to get it than spend on a basic only to wish for an upgrade later. I've got the 3300 and it's fantastic.
EyePlayer22/05/2019 23:12

Peter Tyson are also selling @ …Peter Tyson are also selling @ £499https://petertyson.co.uk/denon-avr-x3500h-7-2-channel-av-receiver


Shame they cut the warranty from the five years it was this morning
Edited by: "b1g1an" 23rd May
Looks like a sofa. Buy a well known brand like Sony.

(I've set the bait, let's see who bites...)
Ptice cuts for last-year model. There've announced X1600H and X2600H already few days ago. X3600H update should also be soon.
Updates mainly in support of eARC and ALLM (auto low latency for gaming). No HDMI 2.1 though, as far as I understood - just enhancing 2.0
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DunDunFather23/05/2019 00:27

Looks like a sofa. Buy a well known brand like Sony.


The problem with Sony sofas is that they stain really badly if you spill yogurt on them.
Ah good to see the price on these start to come down. Heat! Amazing how high the RRP of the x26/3600h are being marketed at despite not much of an upgrade. Really fancy one of these but I don’t think my budget will stretch to it + a set of decent speakers haha.
Shurov23/05/2019 03:17

Ptice cuts for last-year model. There've announced X1600H and X2600H …Ptice cuts for last-year model. There've announced X1600H and X2600H already few days ago. X3600H update should also be soon. Updates mainly in support of eARC and ALLM (auto low latency for gaming). No HDMI 2.1 though, as far as I understood - just enhancing 2.0


The x3500 and up already have eARC, it's only the bottom end ones that were missing it.
At this price, this or the Sony 1080?
enzo_power23/05/2019 10:03

At this price, this or the Sony 1080?


This, no competition. The 1080 is equivalent to the X2500 and if you have decent speakers that appreciate some power you shouldn't be looking at either of those anyway regardless of other differences.
Difference between this and the x2500??
Is x2500h better than x1500h? Not much price difference
dangermoose522/05/2019 21:13

Does it mean I am getting old if I have no idea what this is or what it's …Does it mean I am getting old if I have no idea what this is or what it's for?



More likely to be too young than too old for a dedicated AVR these days!
kRiShNa_9622/05/2019 21:17

Nice find OP! I'm torn between going for this or the AVR X2500H, does …Nice find OP! I'm torn between going for this or the AVR X2500H, does anyone have any experience with either?


I had the AVR X2500H, reviews were great but tbh I wasn't impressed with the sound quality, and it then developed a fault after 2 days. Returned to Richer and bought the Onkyo TX-NR686, (pricematched at £359), very pleased with it, much better sound for me.
The x3500 is only £439 from Peter Tyson using the ubiquitous 15% code until midnight.

They've added loads of their popular items for today's 'sale' so worth a check if you're in the market for anything hifi.
b1g1an24/05/2019 17:19

The x3500 is only £439 from Peter Tyson using the ubiquitous 15% code …The x3500 is only £439 from Peter Tyson using the ubiquitous 15% code until midnight.They've added loads of their popular items for today's 'sale' so worth a check if you're in the market for anything hifi.


Thank you b1g1an very much. I have just purchased for £439. I couldn't say no at that price.

I've just got to break my purchase to the wife now!
would this go lower in price in the next year from £440?
vpacalypse24/05/2019 21:04

would this go lower in price in the next year from £440?


I think £439 is lower than the 4300 went last year but to be honest it depends how long stocks last. Given this year's upgrades seem to be even more minor than last year, it already has eARC as stated before, I would've thought they'd go quite quickly. In fact I'm sure I saw the 4500 is staying as the 2019 model unchanged so wouldn't have thought the 3600 could gain much.
I had a Denon 2311 (the equivalent of the model below back then I think). So was thinking of trying a Marantz this time round but I have no idea if they fall in price like denon. I'm looking to power Kef 350's anyway (& an acoustic energy 307 centre). Is this x3500h overkill? or go for x2500h? Thanks
vpacalypse24/05/2019 22:38

I had a Denon 2311 (the equivalent of the model below back then I think). …I had a Denon 2311 (the equivalent of the model below back then I think). So was thinking of trying a Marantz this time round but I have no idea if they fall in price like denon. I'm looking to power Kef 350's anyway (& an acoustic energy 307 centre). Is this x3500h overkill? or go for x2500h? Thanks


Marantz and Denon are very closely related under the skin but don't seem to suffer the same drops as Denon, think they pitch more at the higher end which may be why.

The x3500 would be ideal for Kefs as they are pretty power hungry, I actually got mine to drive the R300s I also bought today, and the x2500 would actually be considered lacking when coupled to better speakers like yours. The internal changes are much bigger than the small on paper increase would suggest and the x2500 would be really be considered a high end budget amp whereas the x3500 is the proper startíng point of their high end ones.
Ok, I'm happy to commit. Thanks. R300's... nice, what was the deal. (I got the q350's new for £356 all in).
Nice, excellent price for a current, highly regarded speaker, was considering them myself. I got the R300s for £539 from PT again, scary to think they were a grand a pair not that long ago.
b1g1an25/05/2019 00:13

Nice, excellent price for a current, highly regarded speaker, was …Nice, excellent price for a current, highly regarded speaker, was considering them myself. I got the R300s for £539 from PT again, scary to think they were a grand a pair not that long ago.


That's too good. Maybe I made the wrong call .
vpacalypse25/05/2019 12:34

That's too good. Maybe I made the wrong call .


To be honest, I did get a bit carried away by the saving and blew my original budget, if the Q150s I borrowed are anything to go by you'll be more than happy AND have another £180 towards the amp
Great price. I paid 580 from RS with their 6 year warranty a couple of months back. I shelled out the extra over the 2500h because I wanted the better sound correction due to my living room shape (and may switch to 2 smaller subs in the future). But depending on the room it may not be worth it for everyone. I had an onkyo nr609 for 6 years prior to this and in the same 5.1 setup the denon sounds significantly better, particularly im impressed with the upmixing of stereo content.
b1g1an25/05/2019 00:13

Nice, excellent price for a current, highly regarded speaker, was …Nice, excellent price for a current, highly regarded speaker, was considering them myself. I got the R300s for £539 from PT again, scary to think they were a grand a pair not that long ago.



Do you know whether the R series has been discounted a while? Interested in a pair of kef R50 (£400 from PT atm) & am trying to gauge the likely hood of a further price drop. (Also wish they had been listed on ebay that day, maybe I should have asked them to do so lol).
vpacalypse28/05/2019 11:30

Do you know whether the R series has been discounted a while? Interested …Do you know whether the R series has been discounted a while? Interested in a pair of kef R50 (£400 from PT atm) & am trying to gauge the likely hood of a further price drop. (Also wish they had been listed on ebay that day, maybe I should have asked them to do so lol).


Yep, they've been discounting since the new R came out last year and as I understand it PT bought all of Kef's outstanding stock of the old versions. The prices keep dropping on what you'd consider main speakers, ie bookshelfs and floorstanders, the R300s drooped another £100 a couple of weeks ago. PT know what they're doing though and juggle prices according to stock and sales potential. For example, someone who already has a pair of R300s isn't likely to want another pair but many existing owners of them and other makes could be well be interested in the R50s, particularly as absolute matching with your mains is of even less importance than basic rears.

Just contact them, mentioning you've just bought the amp from them too, and see what they can do. Otherwise used ones seem to be continually coming up on ebay at the moment so you'll have less competition each time.
b1g1an28/05/2019 11:45

Yep, they've been discounting since the new R came out last year and as I …Yep, they've been discounting since the new R came out last year and as I understand it PT bought all of Kef's outstanding stock of the old versions. The prices keep dropping on what you'd consider main speakers, ie bookshelfs and floorstanders, the R300s drooped another £100 a couple of weeks ago. PT know what they're doing though and juggle prices according to stock and sales potential. For example, someone who already has a pair of R300s isn't likely to want another pair but many existing owners of them and other makes could be well be interested in the R50s, particularly as absolute matching with your mains is of even less importance than basic rears.Just contact them, mentioning you've just bought the amp from them too, and see what they can do. Otherwise used ones seem to be continually coming up on ebay at the moment so you'll have less competition each time.


They were a no-go, not sure these are worthwhile @£400 for my setup. Shame they didn't have an ebay listing
Edited by: "vpacalypse" 28th May
vpacalypse28/05/2019 12:39

They were a no-go, not sure these are worthwhile @£400 for my setup. Shame …They were a no-go, not sure these are worthwhile @£400 for my setup. Shame they didn't have an ebay listing


Shame. There's always the Dali Alteco C-1s, they're very highly regarded at £199.
This is now available at Richer Sounds for £499 (no voucher required and also available at lots of other retailers at the same price) so I'll expire this deal
Now for £479 with a voucher on the Richer Sounds Website!
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