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Denon AVR-X1500H A/V Receiver


Home Theatre Receiver With Built-In Heos

Denon AVR-X1500H Home Theatre Receiver - angle view

Denon AVR-X1500H Home Theatre Receiver - angle view

7.2 Channel Receiver with Dolby Atmos & DTS-X.

Built-In Heos Wireless Technology. Wi-Fi & Bluetooth.

80 Watts Per Channel, Free App Control. Pre-Output For Connecting A Second Amp.

Availability: In Stock
Delivery: Free Australia Wide Delivery

Your price $785

Save $364 (Normally $1,149)

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Product Description

Denon's AVR-X1500H 7.2 Home Theatre Receiver has broken new ground for a mid-level priced product, delivering a very high and surprising level of performance, technology and features for the money.


Lets start by saying that the AVR-X-1500H is a very popular model. Featuring high current discrete power output devices on all channels, the AVR-X1500 is rated at 80 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms (Full Bandwidth) with 2 channels driven and up to 145 Watts into 1 channel at 6 Ohms which delivers compatibility with a wide range of loudspeakers. It will especially suit those who don't have a big room or have a need to 'blow' the neighbours away - see "Our Take" at the bottom of this section. The Eco mode adjusts the power amplifier's output according to the volume level to reduce power consumption and the on-screen Eco meter lets you see the power consumption reduction in real time.

Packed with the latest audio and video technologies, the AVR-X1500H delivers incredibly immersive surround sound, built on an extensive sound tuning and plenty of amp power. With Dolby Atmos, you’ll experience the same revolutionary 3D surround sound found in premium movie theatres. And, via a future firmware update, the AVR-X1500 H will be able to decode DTS:X soundtracks, which also deliver an immersive 3-dimensional soundspace. Full wireless connectivity is provided by both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, with dual antennas that help ensure robust signal transmission and reception. Stream your favourite music through AirPlay, Spotify Connect or local network storage drives, and enjoy easy control via the Denon AVR Remote iOS and Android apps. The AVR-X1500H features an advanced video processing system which provides for 4K Ultra HD full rate, and it can upscale analogue and digital SD and HD video to 4K UHD. The AVR-X1500H is also HDCP 2.2 compliant, a requirement for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content.

Dolby Atmos Built-In; DTS:X Ready

For many years, movie surround soundtracks have been channel-based. Revolutionary Dolby Atmos surround sound technology dispenses with channel-based coding in favour of more advanced object-based coding, giving the sound designer the ability to precisely place sounds anywhere in the 3-dimensional space. Now, you can enjoy this same award-winning technology at home with the AVR-X1500H, which features the ability to connect a 5.1 surround sound speaker system and 2 additional overhead speakers or 2 additional Dolby Atmos-certified up-firing speakers for the ultimate home theatre experience. Along with Dolby Atmos decoding and Dolby Surround Upmixing, the AVR-X1500H also features Dolby TrueHD lossless decoding and other Dolby Digital technologies.

Built-in Bluetooth & Wi-Fi: Featuring Bluetooth & Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity, the AVR-X1500H is equipped with an advanced dual antenna RF transceiver system for robust and error-free streaming, even in congested RF environments. Connect to the internet through your home Wi-Fi network (or with a hard-wired connection via the RJ-45 Ethernet LAN port) and enjoy your favourite tracks from streaming music services such as Spotify Connect. You can also choose from thousands of internet radio stations around the world, and enjoy music from virtually every genre.

Note: Although the Receiver has a built-in AM/FM Tuner, reception and sound quality are subject to specific conditions being met by the customer. Some may require additional cost. Click here to read more.

Latest HDMI Connectivity; HDCP 2.2 Compatible: Equipped with 6 HDMI inputs, including 1 conveniently located on the front panel, along with a single HDMI output on the rear panel, the AVR-X1500H incorporates an advanced video processor that features support for 4K Ultra HD full rate video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling and 21:9 video pass-through, along with support for 3D content. The AVR-X1500H also features HDCP 2.2 compatibility, a requirement for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content. And, the video processor can also upscale SD and HD video to 4K UHD. 

Enjoy Music In A Second Room: With all of the listening choices you get with the AVR-X1500H, it only makes sense to spread your music beyond the boundaries of your living room. If you're happy with 5.2-channel surround sound in your home theatre rather than the full 7.2 option, just assign the unused surround back channels to a pair of speakers in a second zone. Then you can enjoy music in a different room, or even outdoors, while others watch a movie with surround sound in the main room. You can also connect another amplifier to the pre-outputs via a set of RCA type interconnects but the longer they go the poorer the signal. However, either way, although workable, is old school. To use the '1500H to it's full capacity jump right in and buy a HEOS wireless speaker - see below for more details of the HEOS advantage.

Remote App: The new Denon AVR Remote App lets you control the Denon AV receiver using your Apple (iOS 7.0)orAndroid (OS 4.0+)device. From this free app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device, you'll be able to control the Denon AV receiver's basic functions; such as power, volume, input, surround modes, and other settings. You'll also be able to control separate Zones of the receiver, as well as  navigate the AV receiver's network and Internet content from the app. In addition, you get you get unique features likes a landscape orientation control screen for tablet devices, the ability to create playlists, and control over a Denon Blu-ray player.

  • Landscape Orientation Control Screen: With a landscape orientation control screen for tablet devices, you can easily browse and navigate through your network music services or personal digital music collection with ease, and at the same time view now-playing information and cover art all on a single screen.
  • Create Playlists: The app's playback screen allows you to easily build your own personal music playlists on the fly with the ability to Drag & Drop files into your queue, or tap to "Play Now", "Play Next", "Play Next and Replace Queue" or "Add to End of Queue". You can then save your queue as a playlist for easy recall.

HEOS Multiroom Compatible: With built-in HEOS technology, the AVR-X1500H can be easily integrated into a wireless multi-room audio system. Stream music to HEOS wireless speakers in different rooms, and control each room's speakers independently with the free HEOS app for Apple iOS (7.0+) & Android OS (2.3+) devices. The app lets you control playback, browse music sources, and select which rooms you want to use. Play the same music throughout your home, or listen to something different in each room. You can play music from your own personal library, internet radio, and popular streaming services like Spotify, and TIDAL, just to name a couple.

Note: The Denon AV receiver only supports a single HEOS music stream. If you desire a second HEOS music stream through the receiver's second zone output, you will need to connect the HEOS Link to one of the AV receiver's analogue inputs.

From the app on your mobile device, you'll be able to control the Denon receiver along with other Denon HEOS gear and listen to music throughout your home. The HEOS wireless multi-room sound system by Denon can support up to 32 HEOS products (sold separately) on a single wireless network.

Apple AirPlay: If you've got music stored on your iPhone, iPad or computer and you're using iTunes, then Apple’s Airplay streaming audio system makes it as simple as pressing “Play” to stream songs to the Denon AVR-X1500H. It's easy to browse and listen, even if you don't have hundreds of gigabytes of digital tunes. Why? Because the X1500H features built-in support for Spotify and some other other music subscribtion services, as well as free Internet radio and DLNA-compatibility for networked PCs. That's millions of songs at your fingertips before you've connected your CD or Blu-ray Player.

Note: AirPlay requires a wireless home network and a wired or wireless connection between the receiver and network.

Simple Set-Up and Easy To Use: Denon's home theatre receivers continue to get easier to set up and control. Their full-colour on-screen display uses lots of graphics so it's easy and fun to navigate so you won't spend hours delving into the instruction manual! When you first start, you'll have the Setup Assistant to guide you through connections and settings, so you can get your system up and running quickly. It will also help you run the built-in Audyssey automatic speaker calibration system, which tailors the receiver's settings to your specific room and speakers. This helps deliver well-balanced surround sound.

Tip: Once you're set up, be sure to download the free Denon Remote app for your Apple or Android smartphone. It's the simplest and most intuitive way to control your receiver via your home Wi-Fi network. Need to know more re this feature? Call us on (03) 9874-8233.

Our Take

The above are just some of the key features we think you will want to read about. You are probably wondering whether it is possible to have any more features in such a bargain priced model. For a start it has all the essentials that we believe are basic including heavy-duty speaker wire binding posts which allow for either bare wire or banana plug access - the later being the preferred choice - as well as dual subwoofer outputs which is not a gimmick. Two simply subs give you better balance. With a compatible 4K TV, you'll also get stunning picture quality from native 4K content as well as older video sources, thanks to the 1500's upscaling capability.

Compatible speakers? This is where it gets tricky. The maximum rated output is 95 Watts into 2 channels or stereo mode which is usually enough for a 7 metre x 5 metre room at average volume levels. But adding extra speakers WILL reduce this output capability and quite dramatically if inefficient speakers are chosen. No problems with a 5.1 sub/sat system but choice is very important if you plan to use floor standing speakers as the mains plus a centre and rears. The subwoofer will also be critical as it will be in a larger room of if you like to crank up the volume even for just a minute or two once a year! If you're not sure, please call us to discuss various options.

  • Design: 7.1 Channel Home Theatre Receiver with Dolby Atmos
  • Power Output: 7 x 80 Watts into 8 Ohms (20Hz - 20kHz) at 0.08% THD with 2 channels driven.
  • Power Output: 1 x 145 Watts into 6 Ohms (1kHz) at 1% THD with 1 channel driven
  • Heos Multi-Room: Built-in HEOS technology wirelessly connects compatible HEOS components for whole home audio
    • Free HEOS app offers easy Wi-Fi control, settings adjustments, and music selection and playback
  • Re-assignable Back Surround Speaker Channels: Excellent for bi-amping front left and right speakers. This then makes the unit effectively 5.1 which is great for those who desire improved sonic performance.
  • Pure Direct Mode: Switches off all unused circuitry for the cleanest possible sound.
  • Compressed Audio Restorer: For better sound with compressed music sources like MP3 and other digital files.
  • DAC: 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analogue converters for all channels.
  • Audyssey Laboratories MultEQ XT: Six-point auto setup and room calibration system (Microphone included).
  • Audyssey Dynamic Volume mode to keep listening levels steady.
  • Audyssey Dynamic EQ Audyssey Dynamic EQ for fuller sound at lower listening levels.
  • Multi-room/multi-source (2+2) audio. Powered and/or line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room; using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.1 home theatre in main room.

Surround Sound Features

  • Dolby and DTS Surround Sound Formats
  • Dolby Atmos: Requires in-ceiling or "height" speakers
  • DTS:X: Delivers an immersive 3 dimensional soundstage
  • Video Conversion: Composite Video to HDMI
  • Scaling: Upscales SD video to HD
  • MultEQ XT auto setup and room calibration delivers balanced, dynamic sound with enhanced surround performance for as many as eight seating positions
  • Dynamic Volume anticipates loud sounds to keep volume levels even
  • Dynamic EQ improves dialogue, bass response, and surround channel levels at lower volumes

Digital Music Options

  • Internet-Ready: Listen to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services.
    • Includes support for Spotify etc (subscription required for some services).
  • Apple AirPlay: Enjoy ultra-convenient iTunes music playback.
  • Ethernet Port: For music and JPEG streaming from a wired PC network, and control via a PC.
  • DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) and Windows 8: Certified to ensure compatibility with other network-enabled equipment including computers.
  • Listen to music from iPod, iPhone, or other portable music player via the front panel USB input.

Multi-Room Audio

  • Dual-room/dual-source output.
  • Powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room (using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.2 home theatre in main room).
  • Amplifier Assign Function: Allows you use surround back speaker outputs for front height, Zone 2, Front B, or bi-amping front speakers.

Note: Optical/coaxial digital and HDMI audio sources cannot be outputted to Zone 2.


  • HDMI 2.0b audio/video switching: 6 x inputs (includes 1 x front-panel input), 1 x output
    • HDCP 2.2 technology ensures compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs (all HDMI inputs and monitor output)
    • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible 4K TVs and HDR-encoded content
  • USB Front Panel: 1.
  • Headphone Jack: 1 x 6.3mm
  • Digital Audio Inputs: 2 x optical, 1 x coaxial.
  • Composite Video: 2 x inputs - upscales to HDMI, 1 x output.
  • Line Input: 2 x L+ R (RCA type) stereo inputs.
  • Turntable Input: No.  Add optional phono pre-amplifier to one pair of the L + R audio inputs. 
  • Speaker Outputs: Front; Centre; Surround; Surround Back
  • Speaker Wire Terminals: Will accept bare wire or banana plugs
  • Subwoofer Output: 2
  • AM Antenna: 1 - Loop Antenna included. (AM reception is subject to interference)
  • FM Antenna: 1 - T Wire included. (Only useful in strong reception areas). External antenna is best.
  • Ethernet Port: For hard-wired network connection.
  • Voice Control - Works with Amazon Alexa

Other Features

  • AM/FM Stereo Tuner: 7 banks of 8 preset stations - 56 in total. 
  • Computer: Receiver functions can be configured with your Computer's web browser.
  • Set-Up Assistant: Guides you through the initial connection process and settings.
  • Remote App: Free Denon Remote app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi® remote.
  • Quick Select buttons: 3 - save settings for commonly used sources, like video input and volume level.
  • OSD: Full colour On-Screen Display for easier system setup and operation.
  • Remote Control: System type - RC1217. This is not a Learning Remote!
  • Power Input: 230 Volt - Beware! There are 220 Volt 'grey imports' on the Internet. These are not designed for the Australian market and are not warrantied or even serviced by the local distributor!
  • Detachable Power Cord: Allows for upgrade to better quality cord for improved performance. Click here to see our range.
  • Power Consumption: 430 Watts.
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 434 x 151 x 339mm. 
  • Nett Weight: 8.5kg.
  • Shipping Weight: 10.5kg.
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 years with additional 1 year option. Details in box.

Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name Home Theatre Receiver With Built-In Heos
Brand Denon
Colour Black
Power Output Per Channel 71 - 100 Watts RMS
Channels 7 Channels
Other Features Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital/DTS, DTS-X, HDMI Standby Passthrough, Bi-Amp Capable, DLNA Certified, System Remote
HDMI Video Conversion From HDMI
HDCP 2.2 For 4K Video Yes
Multi-Room Audio/Video Multi-Room Powered Output, Multi-Room Preamp Audio Output
HDMI Inputs 6
Internet Ready Built-In Wi-Fi/Wired Ethernet, Wired Ethernet
App Control Android, Apple iPad
Apple AirPlay Yes
Supported Streaming Services Deezer, Internet Radio, Napster, SoundCloud, Spotify, Tidal
Shipping Weight (kg) 10.0000
Price Range $1,149


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