AVR-X1500H (2018)

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Watch your favorite movies and shows with stunning clarity thanks to full 4K video passthrough, Dolby Vision™, HDR, HLG and HDCP 2.2 support on all six HDMI ports of the AVR-X1500H. The 7.2 Ch. AVR supports 3D audio formats Dolby Atmos®, DTS:X™ and unparalleled music playback options, thanks to our built-in HEOS technology, Apple AirPlay 2, and Amazon Alexa voice compatibility for seamless control.

FEATURES- AVR-X1500H

7.2 Ch. AV Receiver with Amazon Alexa Voice Control

Overview

Watch your favorite movies and shows with stunning clarity and sound with the Denon AVR-X1500H. The 7.2 channel AVR-X1500H supports Dolby Atmos®, DTS:X™ and DTS Virtual:X®, plus the latest video technologies such as 4K video passthrough, Dolby Vision™, HDR, HLG and HCDP 2.2 support on all six HDMI ports. Stream Spotify®, Pandora®, Tidal and more with built-in HEOS technology and control the AVR with your voice and Amazon Alexa compatibility. The AVR-X1500H has an award-winning set up experience — and with a more than 100-year history steeped in audio excellence, the AVR-X1500H is guaranteed to offer the sound audio-enthusiasts seek.

Features
  • High-performance 7.2 channel AV receiver with 80W power per channel with the immersive Denon sound
  • Supports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X for an immersive, three-dimensional audio experience
  • Amazon Alexa voice control compatibility gives you hands-free control of your AVR-X1500H and wireless music services
  • Advanced HDMI section with 6 HDMI inputs; 4K/60 Hz with full-rate pass-through HDCP 2.2 support on all HDMI ports to connect up to six of your favorite media devices and output to one display
  • 4:4:4 color resolution, HDR10 and BT.2020, plus Dolby Vision compatibility and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) provides the greatest picture quality
  • Award-winning Denon guided setup assistant and graphical user interface for an easy and intuitive out-of -box and setup experience
  • Stream the most popular music services – Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, Deezer and more
  • Built-in HEOS wireless multi-room audio technology to listen from any room of your home
  • IP control capability Control4 SDDP (Simple Device Detection Protocol) certification
  • Audio playback of lossless files WAV, FLAC, ALAC and DSD (2.8/5.6MHz) files
  • DSP chip with four 300MHz DSP cores to support the latest video, sound and processing needs
  • Smart TV connectivity to control the AVR-X1500H with a TV remote
  • Powered Zone 2 for same or different source
  • Phono input to connect your turntable and play vinyl records
  • Dual subwoofer outputs smooth out low frequencies for better bass dispersion
  • Control the Denon AVR-X1500H with your TV remote via HDMI CEC
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT setup with mic stand included in the box/Dynamic EQ & Volume
  • Three-year warranty
  • POWERFUL 7.2 CHANNEL AMPLIFIER WITH THE LATEST HOME CINEMA SPECS

    Featuring discrete high-current amplifiers on all channels, the AVR-X1500H delivers high-power performance at 80 Watts per channel (8 Ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 0.08% THD). Low impedance drivers provide operational stability for a wide range of speakers and create balanced, tonal sound. The AVR-X1500H features three-dimensional sound formats Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X, plus an HDMI section with HDCP 2.2 support and advanced video processing with 4K scaling for HDMI sources.

  • SUPPORTS THE LATEST SUROUND AUDIO FORMATS

    Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional sound — the Denon AVR-X1500H powers Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X.

  • THE HEART OF YOUR WIRELESS NETWORK

    Every sound, all your music, controlled effortlessly. Full wireless connectivity is provided via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The AVR-X1500H works with Apple Airplay 2 and Amazon Alexa, bringing cutting-edge voice control and incredible sound to all your home entertainment. The built-in HEOS technology allows the AVR-X1500H to become the app-controlled heart of a whole-house wireless sound network.

  • PERFECT SET-UP FROM THE START

    The AVR-X1500H easily guides you through the set-up process to ensure the most accurate configuration and lets you optimize all settings for the best possible sound and video quality. Audyssey MultEQ room measurement system guarantees great sound in every room.

BLOCKBUSTING 3D-SOUND

Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional audio with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X.

  • Dolby Atmos
  • DTS:X
  • DTS Virtual: X
  • SOUND IN THE RIGHT PLACE

    Feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos transports you into the story with moving audio that flows all around you with breathtaking realism. Enjoy a 5.1.2 surround sound speaker system including 2 overhead speakers or 2 Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for the ultimate home theater experience - including Dolby Surround upmixer for legacy content.

  • BE CLOSER TO THE ACTION

    DTS:X™ immersive audio places sound where it would occur naturally in space, creating a lifelike, multi-dimensional audio experience in the home. The improved immersion and heightened realism draw you into the world of your favorite movies. The included DTS Neural:X™ gives your movies, games and music a realism unmatched by traditional 5.1 surround sound.

  • LIFE-LIKE SOUND WITHOUT DEDICATED HEIGHT SPEAKERS

    DTS Virtual:X provides immersive audio without height channels, creating virtual height effects in a 5.1, 7.1 or 2.1 speaker arrangement.

ADVANCED HDMI VIDEO SECTION

Enjoy ultra-high-definition pictures, even from analog and digital SD sources.

  • LATEST HDMI SPECS
  • ADVANCED VIDEO SECTION
  • HDR / DOLBY VISION
  • THE LATEST VIDEO TECHNOLOGY

    The latest HDMI specs for the best home theater experience. All eight HDMI inputs — and two HDMI outputs — feature HDCP 2.2 support that lets you enjoy copy-protected content uninhibited. Watch movies and shows with 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, Dolby Vision, High Dynamic Range (HDR10), Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) and 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support for exceptional color, clarity and contrast.

  • BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO LEGACY SOURCES

    The AVR-X1500H boasts an advanced video processor to upscale existing lower resolution video from any analog or digital source to true 4K. With three HDMI outputs, you can even connect a TV and a projector in the main room, while playing back different content on a second zone screen.

  • NEXT GENERATION VIDEO FORMATS

    The AVR-X1500H supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) video format. It is even ready for Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). Dolby Vision transforms the viewing experiences with astonishing brightness, contrast, and color. HLG offers HDR technology over broadcast content.

SET-UP AND CONNECT WITH EASE

Get your AVR-X1500H up and running in no time, perfectly tailored to your needs.

  • SMART TV
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT
  • Connectivity
  • APP CONTROL
  • Quick Select
  • SMART TV CONNECTIVITY

    Control your Denon AVR-X1500H with your Smart TV remote via the HDMI CEC functionality associated with your Smart TV. Simply set “HDMI Control” to ON in your receiver, then set “Smart Menu” to ON and begin controlling the AVR-X1500H with your TV remote. The Smart Menu home screen provides you quick access to source and surround mode selections, the AVR's setup menu and four Smart Selects.

  • CUSTOMIZED SOUND FOR ANY ROOM

    The AVR-X1500H features the Audyssey MultEQ XT room acoustic measurement system. With the supplied microphone, it precisely analyzes the output of each speaker to optimize every channel. Plus, the additional Audyssey MultEQ Editor app (available for purchase) allows advanced users to go "under the hood" for further adjustment and customization of your audio environment.

  • BUILT-IN BLUETOOTH, WI-FI AND AIRPLAY 2 CAPABILITY

    The heart of your wireless network. With Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity, the Denon AVR-X1500H is equipped with an advanced dual antenna transceiver system for robust streaming even in congested urban environments. Enjoy listening to your favorite audio content wirelessly from your smart devices.

  • EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL

    Better control in your back pocket. The free Denon AVR Remote app for iOS and Android makes using the AVR-X1500H even easier — adjust volume, turn it on or off, mute the music, select a source or switch to HEOS. Download the free Denon Remote app to your smartphone today.

  • QUICK SELECTS FOR USER-FRIENDLY AUDIO TUNING

    The Denon AVR-X1500H front panel features four Quick Select buttons that store your preferred audio settings for each source. Switch between TV audio, Blu-Ray, media players and more – and the AVR-X1500H adjusts the EQ settings to your preferences for that media source. Use the buttons on the front panel or opt for the same Quick Selects on the AVR remote for faster control.

ADVANCED SOUND PROCESSING

Experience extraordinary sound quality from both music and movies.

  • DSP
  • HIGH RESOLUTION AUDIO
  • PHONO INPUT
  • DUAL SUBWOOFER OUTPUTS
  • POWERFUL DSP AUDIO PROCESSING

    Incredible power for your music and movie needs. The AVR-X1500H includes an advanced DSP (Digital Sound Processor) chip for tremendous power processing. With four 300MHz DSP cores that are capable of processing over one billion computations per second, the AVR-X1500H supports the latest video, sound and processing needs.

  • ENJOY SUPERB AUDIO FIDELITY

    Discover the incredible fidelity of high-resolution audio tracks and enjoy music as the artist intended. The AVR-X1500H has the ability to decode multiple lossless file types, including ALAC, FLAC, WAV (up to 24-bit/196-kHz) as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD). Listen to high-resolution audio through network connected devices like your PC or NAS, from a USB connected device or use the phono input to connect your turntable and play vinyl records.

  • PHONO INPUT FOR TURNTABLE / VINYL SUPPORT

    With the included phono input, the AVR-X1500H lets you connect your turntable and play vinyl records. Enjoy your vintage collection with exceptional quality and sound.

  • DUAL SUBWOOFER OUTPUTS

    Immerse yourself in evenly distributed, accurate bass. The AVR-X1500H features two subwoofer outputs to smooth out low frequencies and provide better dispersion. No audible peaks or dips — just powerful, room-filling bass.

Support for Major Voice Control Agents

Enjoy effortless voice control and total flexibility from the leading voice agents. Speak commands with Amazon Alexa , Google Assistant, Apple Siri and high-end smart home automation, Josh.ai. Ask to play your favorite music, turn the volume up, skip to the next track, switch inputs and more. Switch between voice agents, or pick a favorite to use — the choice is yours. Functionality varies by voice agent.

  • Alexa
  • Google Assistant
  • Apple Siri
  • Josh.ai
  •  

    Amazon Alexa Voice Control

    Use your voice to stream your favorite music services to this HEOS-enabled device. Ask Alexa to play music from Pandora, Amazon Music and much more. Switch between inputs (Blu-ray, DVD, Media Player, etc.), turn 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.

    Learn More
  •  

    Google Assistant Voice Control

    Ask your Google Home, Google app or other devices with Google Assistant built-in to control content across your listening environment. Start music in the HEOS app, then ask your Google Assistant to control volume, play, pause, skip tracks and more. ‘Works with the Google Assistant’ feature is always improving — further enhancements arrive in 2019.

    Learn More
  •  

    AirPlay 2 + Apple Siri Voice Control

    Stream audio from your favorite music services like Apple Music and Spotify or watch videos from services like Youtube and Netflix from any iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV and hear the audio perfectly synced to your speakers Airplay 2 sources.

    Airplay 2 also supports multi-room audio – wirelessly stream content to multiple AirPlay 2 compatible devices simultaneously with improved audio buffering to ensure smooth audio playback. AirPlay 2 provides control and grouping of compatible audio devices within the Apple Music or Home app. Use Airplay 2 in-app or with your voice via Siri.

  •  

    Josh.ai Smart Home Voice Automation

    An elevated voice agent for the high-end smart home, Josh.ai offers flexible voice control for nearly any aspect of your day-to-day experience and entertainment environment. Use voice commands to control the thermostat, lights, home appliances, speakers, AVR and more. Josh.ai is installed by custom integrators and accessed through an app on your phone or tablet. Works with iOS and Android devices.

    Learn More

GET THE AMAZING
HEOS EXPERIENCE

Enjoy your favorite music in any room of your home wirelessly with built-in HEOS technology. Play the same song in every room, or select a different song for each connected room — the choice is yours. Also works with Amazon Alexa providing cutting-edge voice control and incredible sound for all of your home entertainment – or control it all with the free HEOS app.

Stream music stored on your home network – connect to HEOS wireless speakers or even other HEOS-enabled receivers and listen throughout the whole house. Enjoy music from TuneIn, Internet Radio, Pandora®, Spotify®, Amazon Prime Music, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Soundcloud®, Tidal, Napster or Deezer.


SELECT THE PERFECT HEOS FOR YOUR SETUP


HEOS technology within the AVR-X1500H allows you to stream your favorite music wirelessly around your home to any other HEOS-enabled device, like HEOS speakers.

  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom
  • Kitchen
  • Livingroom

HEOS 1: Ideal for damp environments or outdoors.

CUSTOM INSTALL READY

The Denon AVR-X1500H features external control and IP control capabilities for easy customization and compatibility with third-party integration solutions. It offers IP control capability for major third-party control devices, as well as Control4 SDPP (Simple Device Detection Protocol) certification for seamless inte gration with Control4 home automation equipment. An IR (infrared) remote control is included on the rear panel for remote control compatibility with other components in your home theater system, and remote monitoring capability is now supported for troubleshooting.

REMOTEM ONITORING CAPABILITY

In today’s custom install environment, it’s critical for integrators to provide quick, reliable assistance and service to their clients, even after the install is complete. To support this effort, the Denon IN-Command series AVR-X1500H AV receiver features “ihiji Invision” remote system management technology and “Domotz Pro” remote monitoring and Need supporting image management technology. These programs allow custom integrators to monitor the status of connected products and troubleshoot remotely from the office or on the go, radically reducing the time it takes to address the issue.

Specifications

Model:
AVR-X1500H (2018)
Multichannel Surround
DTS HD Master / DTS:X
o / o
_ / _
o / o
DTS Neo:X / DTS Neural:X
_ / o
_ / _
_ / o
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos
o / o
-
o / o
Dolby ProLogic Ilz / Dolby Surround
_ / o
_ / _
_ / o
Auro 3D
_
_
o
Audyssey DSX
_
_
_
Multichannel Stereo
o
_
o
Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels
7.1
2.1
13.2
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos/Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
-
_ / _ / _
-
Sound Enhancements
Mono Block Power Amp Construction
_
_
Yes (L/R separated)
Discrete Power Amplifier
o
o
o
D.D.S.C. HD Digital
_
_
o (32-bit)
Pure Direct
o
o
o
Gold Plated RCA Terminals
_
o
o
Clock Jitter Reducer
_
_
o
Alpha Processing
_
_
AL32 Processing Multichannel
Denon Link HD
_
_
o
Audyssey
MultEQ XT
_
MultEQ XT32
Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic Volume
o / o
_ / _
o / o
Audyssey LFC
_
_
o
Compressed Audio Restorer
o
o
o
Network
DLNA Certified
-
-
o
Lossy Formats: MP3 / WMA / AAC
o / o / o
o / o / o
o / o / o
Lossless Formats: FLAC / ALAC / WAV
o / o / o
o / o / o
o / o / o
DSD Audio Streaming
o (2.8/5.6MHz)
o (2.8/5.6MHz)
o (5.6MHz)
Gapless playback
o (FLAC, WAV ,ALAC, DSD)
o (FLAC, WAV ,ALAC ,DSD)
o (FLAC, WAV ,ALAC, DSD)
Photo Streaming (JPEG)
_
_
_
Windows PlayTo / Windows8 Certified
_
-
_
Internet Radio
o (TuneIn)
o (TuneIn)
o (TuneIn)
Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones
Denon AVR Remote
Denon 2016 AVR Remote
Denon 2016 AVR Remote
Compatible with Remote APP for Tablets
Android / iOS / Amazon Kindle
Android / iOS / Amazon Kindle
Android / iOS / Amazon Kindle
Ethernet Ports
o
o
o
Wi-Fi
o
o
o
Bluetooth
o
o
o
Media Server
o
o
o
HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Technology
o
o
o
Lossless formats: FLAC HD 192/24 / WAV 192/24 / ALAC 192/24
o / o / o
-
o / o / o
FLAC HD 192/24
o
o
o
WAV 192/24
o
o
o
ALAC 192/24
o
o
o
Spotify*
o (connect)
o (connect)
o (connect)
Pandora*
o
o
o
SiriusXM*
o
o
o
Other Streaming Services *
Amazon Music / TIDAL / Deezer / iHeart Radio / Napster / Soundcloud / Mood Mix
Amazon Music / TIDAL / Deezer / iHeart Radio / Napster / Soundcloud / Mood Mix
Amazon Music / TIDAL / Deezer / iHeart Radio / Napster / Soundcloud / Mood Mix
HEOS App Control
o
o
o
Bluetooth Re-transmit for Bluetooth headphones
-
o (update)
-
AirPlay / Airplay2 Audio Streaming
o / o
-
o / o
Alexa / Google Voice Assistant / Apple HomePod
-
o / o / o
-
HDMI
HDMI Inputs: Back / Front
5 / 1
5 / _
7 / 1
HDCP 2.2 support
o
o (HDCP 2.3)
o
HDMI Outputs: Main / Zone
1 / _
1 / _
2 / 2
Video Conversion Analog -> HDMI
_
_
o
Analog to HDMI Scaling
_
_
up to 4K 60/50
HDMI to HDMI Scaling
_
_
up to 4K 60/50
GUI Overlay on HDMI
o
o
o
3D Signal Pass-through
o
o
o
4K Signal Pass-through / Scaling / GUI Overlay
o / _ / o
o / _ / o
o / o / o
HDMI Pass-Through in Standby Mode
o
o
o
Picture Adjust / Noise Reduction
_ / _
_ / _
o / o
CEC
o
o
o
DSD Audio Capability
_
_
o
Audio Return Channel
o
o
o
Auto LipSync
o
o
o
HDMI: 3D / 4K / CEC / ARC / InstaPrevue
o / o / o / o / _
o / o / o / o / _
o / o / o / o / o
Enhanced Audio Return Channel
_
-
o
HLG / Dolby Vision
-
-
-
HDR / HLG / Dolby Vision
o HDR 10 / o / o
o (HDR10) / o / _
o / o / o
ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) Pass-through for gaming
-
o
-
Multi-room / CI
Multi-Room Zones
2
2
3 / 3
Zone Audio Source: HDMI / Opt, Coax / Network, USB / Analog
_ / _ / o / o
o (2ch) / o (2ch) / o / o
o (2ch) / o (2ch) / o / o
Zone Audio Output: Speaker / Preout
o / o
_ / o
o / o
Zone HDMI Output from HDMI Source
_
_
o
IP Control / RS232 Control / Web Control / App Control
o / _ / o / o
o / _ / o / o
o / o / o / o
Remote In / Out
o / _
o / _
o / o
DC Trigger Output
_
_
2
HDMI Diagnostics
o
o
o
Others
Auto Speaker Setup by Microphone
Audyssey MultEQ XT
_
Audyssey MultEQ XT32
FL Display
1 line
1 line
2 Lines
Graphic User Interface - GUI
Hybrid
Hybrid GUI
Advanced
ISF Certification
_
_
o
GUI Languages
3
3
3
Setup Assistant
o
o
o
Quick Select Plus / Quick Select
o / _
o / _
o / _
Firmware Update by: Network / USB
o / _
o / o
o / o
Variable Cross Over
o
_
o
Optimized Bass Redirection
o
_
o
Bass Sync
_
_
o
ECO Mode
o
o
o
Auto Power Off
o
o
o
Sleep Timer
o
o
o
Inputs/Outputs
Composite In / Out
2 / 1
_ / _
4 / 1
Component In / Out
_ / _
_ / _
3 / 1
HDMI In / Out
5+1 / 2
5 / 1
7+1 / 3
Multi-room Video Out: Video / HDMI
_ / _
_ / _
o / o
Analog In / Out
2 / _
2 / _
6 / _
Phono (MM) In
o
o
o
Digital In: Optical / Coaxial
2 / 1
2 / 1
2 / 2
Multi-room Out: Analog / Digital
1 / _
1 / 0
2 / _
Multichannel Preout
o (2.0 ch) / _
o (0.2) / _
o / (13.2ch)
Subwoofer Out
2
2
2 (independent)
7.1 Multichannel Input
_
_
o
Speaker Terminal: Gold Plated Screw / Regular Screw
_ / o
o / _
_ / o
Number of Speaker Terminals
7
4
15
Speaker A / B
assignable
o
assignable
Bi-amp Drive
assignable
_
assignable
Multi-Room Speaker Terminal
assignable
_
assignable
Front Inputs: Audio / Composite / Digital (Opt) / HDMI / USB
_ / _ / _ / o / o
_ / _ / _ / _ / o
_ / _ / _ / o / o
USB Audio / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone
o / _ / _
o / _ / _
o / _ / _
AM/FM Tuner
o
o
o
Specifications
Number of Power Amps
7
2
13
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive)
80 W
100 W
-
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.05% 2ch Drive)
-
_
150 W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive)
120 W
120 W
190W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% 1ch Drive)
175 W
175 W
260 W
General
Metal Front Panel
_
_
o
System Remote Control
RC-1227
RC-1235
RC-1221
Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display
_ / _ / _
_ / _ / _
o / _ / _
Power Consumption in W
430 W
TBD
900W
Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On / Off) in W
-
TBD
-
Standby Consumption in W
0.1
0.1
0.1
CEC Standby Consumption in W
0.5
0.5
0.5
Network Control On Consumption in W
2.7
-
3.5
Maximum Dimensions
Antenna: Horizontal: (W x D x H) in Inches
Antenna: Vertical: (W x D x H) in Inches
W/O Antenna: (W x D x H) in Inches
17.1 x 13 x 6.6
17.1 x 13 x 9.3
17.1× 13.3 × 6
( 17.1 x 13.3 x 8.5)
17.08 x 18.7 x 7.72
Weight in LBS
19
18.3
51.6
Carton Dimensions (Packaging) (W x D x H) in Inches)
-
-
-
Weight in LBS (Packaging)
-
-
-
Power Supply
-
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
-
Speaker impedance
-
4 _ 16Ω/ohms
-
Preamplifier section
-
-
-
FM section (Tuning frequency range)
-
87.5 _ 107.9 MHz
-
AM section (Tuning frequency range)
-
520 kHz – 1710 kHz
-

Awards & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bluetooth voice delay .. It's a mind blowing experience with the 1500H sicnce 48 hrs .. I'm facing connectivity range issue of Bluetooth even when operated with HEOS & unfortunately I'm facing voice delay to YouTube audio ... The voice delay settings in HEOS is not helpful .. is this a manufacturing problem. ? Or lack of understanding of denon setting ??
Date published: 2018-08-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Never been more angry I only purchased this because my 1 month old Denon AVR x4400h crossovers stopped working and it being 2 weeks until the Super Bowl I need to have an AVR of some sort in my dedicated home theater. Well after getting it home doing all update and using the complete setup assist the Denon x1500h refuses to recognize that I have 2 subwoofers although it has 2 subwoofer outputs. Also this is by far the worse GUI I have ever seen on any AVR from any manufacture ever. I buy a new AVR or preamp processor every 2 years. Particularly models from Denon and sister company marantz. The sound is very harsh and no where close to linear. I am very familiar how to set them up. After doing my multiple restarts and factory resets I am convinced that the quality of Denon products have degraded. I plan to return this AVR to bestbuy and buy a Yamaha. I am done with D&M holdings I highly recommend that you do not buy the Denon AVR x1500h.
Date published: 2019-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sound Mode: Pure Direct? Hi, I have a Denon AVR-X1500H, and think it is a good and affordable product. Is it possible to turn on the Pure Direct sound mode, when playing music from my PC using a HDMI cable between the PC and the AVR-X1500H (note: Media Player input port is used)? When the yellow button on the remote control is pressed, the AVR can only switch/toggle between Direct and Auto, thus no Pure Direct can be found or selected as described in the manual. Coud you please advice me how to switch the AVR to the Pure Direct sound? Thank you in advanced for your answer! Best regards, Dean
Date published: 2019-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy setup, stunning results! 21 years ago, I bought a brand new Denon AVR-5700, which has performed flawlessly over the years. No HDMI inputs, of course, but since my Samsung Smart TV has plenty, I was all set. So, when setting up my second home, I used another old Denon, a 15-year-old AVR-486. Again, no HDMI - but this time the TV had only one HDMI input. So, I used an HDMI switcher, but finally, that died. Verdict? I needed a new receiver with full HDMI capability, and decided as a reward for decades of perfect performance, I would continue to give Denon my business. I bought the AVR-X1500, and spent a weekend setting it up. And I am delighted. Setup was a breeze, and fast. I love the fact that I can watch HDTV through the TiVo OTA without having the receiver turned on. And the fact I can rename inputs - CBL/SAT became HDMI on the unit's screen; Blu-Ray became PS3, and so on. And the phono input! Yes! And when I use HDMI to watch a movie on my laptop? There's an HDMI input on the front of the unit. Plus, the Zone 2 audio outputs feed my Sennheiser RS185 headphones. Love that. From any source, the sound is beautiful, and the picture is stunning. At this rate, I won't even think about retiring this unit for maybe - 20 years?
Date published: 2019-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Complete Integration! I’ve always been a Denon fan and I wanted to replace a much older one I had for 15 years. I wasn’t sure if I should go with the “s” series or the “x” series. I enjoy the fact that the entry level of the x series, the x1500 at the time of purchase, was right up my alley for a receiver under $600. The receiver is not only powerful enough to run Paradigm Monitor 9 towers, but has a convenient integration with all of my components. One of the biggest sellers in my book was the fact that it still has multiple composite inputs AND a designated phono input for the turntable. Most receivers do not have this option and it helps to alleviate grounding on a pre-amp that could cause feedback. The ability to bypass the hdmi output while the receiver is off is convenient for when the receiver is not needing to be on. For $599, I was impressed.
Date published: 2019-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Compromise when updating from older tech. I bought this a month ago when my slowly disintegrating 20 year old system failed. I had previously bought hdmi switches and Scart to hdmi adapters. (game over for S-video) I was happy to continue with Scart& composite to HDMI adapter input. I had been on the lookout and identified the imminent release of this model as an appropriately flexible and powerful system as 5.1 is more than sufficient for my needs. I might use heos at some point for fun but doesn't suit me ...if the video also went from room to room and a fair price, I'd beat a path to your door! My first disappointments were with the guided setup which had me seething. Eventually I gave up and just figured the minimum setup to get onscreen menu of input/output(?hmm) control. Astonished that it was almost as primitive GUI & functionally as my old system. What I expected was to be able to use (almost) any input on any channel and (I suppose unreasonably) direct the outputs also. For example, I would have wanted composite video 1/2 or any hdmi input to go to hdmi output and/or video out. But it's all about the audio isn't it. I expect all alternative equipment is structured exactly the same and if I live to the next upgrade, the legacy requirements will be gone so just forget it. As it turns out, there's no implicit conversion from hdmi to composite or vice versa (it wasn't promised - just looked like it might work from the setup menu and I could use it to check out/setup cable or DVD or computer visuals where hdmi input to this box not available whilst listening to radio/podcast/music. The composite DOES switch according to setup menu but I had to test this separately as my main monitor/display has no composite video input. The hdmi video switching seems a bit sluggish, but I think that could be my monitor rather than the X1500H. All seem negative? Well, no, I'm delighted with it. The sound is excellent though I've still to finesse the 'perfect' setup for my room. The remote control and the app suit my needs and are straightforward to operate and fit in well with my home network (auto setup wrongly assumed I would only use wi-fi iirc). A nice way to relable the input buttons on the remote control would be nice
Date published: 2018-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bluetooth earphones and channle Hi, I was wondering - the AVR X1500H has built in BT. would I be able to pair it with BT earphones? another green Q. the speaker channel support 80W. does it mean I can connect/utilize only up to 80W speakers? I have 120W shelf speakers. Thanks in advance. Efi
Date published: 2019-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great device. I bought it 2 weeks ago. Perfect sound, easy to install (like 2 minutes). I'm using it with Focal 5.1.2 atmos sound speaker system. No issues so far. AirPlay 2 make this device integratable with all my apple devices. Nearest plans is to test HOS.
Date published: 2019-04-25
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Q&A

Hi All, Can i Use AVRX-1500H with Configuration of 5.1.2 atmos Setup and Zone 2 via Preout. Can i Play both zone together?

Asked by: Anonymous
Hey Denon Customer, Yes, this is possible with this unit. You would also be able to play both zones. I hope this helps if not you can always give us a call to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with this and any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-06-20

Is it possible to use spade connectors for speakers?

Asked by: Ralph Golfer
Hey Ralph Wad, No, you will not be able to use a spade connector with the unit. I hope this helps if not you can always give us a call to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with this and any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-06-20

Is it possible to bi-amplify the front speakers and use the 3.1 configuration?

Asked by: dac240
Hey Dac240, Yes, the AVR-X1500H does allow you to Bi-Amp your front speakers. You will be able to use a 3.1 speaker configuration. I hope this helps if not you can always give us a call to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with this and any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-06-17

Does this amp support 3.1 channel speaker configurations?

Asked by: dac240
Hey Dac240, Yes, this unit does support a 3.1 setup. I hope this helps if not you can always give us a call to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-06-13

Hi. If I activate the All Zone Stereo mode the sound is getting worse. There is less bass and it sounds different to the normal mode. In both modes stereo sound mode is selected, but there is a different sound. Could you please help?

Asked by: Tomm
Hey Tomm, You did not make clear what you are trying to do. All zones stereo is meant to activate the main zone and secondary zone to play the same source. Changing the sound mode to MULTI-CH Stereo would also do the same thing except it would not activate your zone 2 speakers. You can change to different sound modes by pressing the MOVIE button on the remote. I hope this helps if not you can always give us a call to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-06-11

Cannot get sound from usb hard drive (movies) attached to Samsung TV. I choose USB from source selection on TV and get picture only.

Asked by: Snipes6
Hey Snipes6, You will need to contact the TV manufacturer to see if the TV is capable of passing audio from the USB to the receiver via ARC. Also, you can connect an optical cable from the TV to the receiver to get audio from the TV. I hope this helps if not you can always give us a call to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-06-07

Just set up our AVR-X1500H and we are only getting sound from the center and front speakers. When we did the set up the test had sound at all our speakers including surround sound and sub woofer. Any suggestions? 

Asked by: Moonbeam
Hey Moonbeam, Surround sound is dependent on what you are watching. If you are watching a standard TV program most likely the show is in stereo and not surround sound. If you happen to watch a movie on a premium channel you may notice you are getting surround sound. However, you can always manually adjust this by pressing the colorful button on the remote labeled MOVIE and change the sound mode to get surround sound. I hope this helps if not you can always give us a call to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-06-03

Hi, can I connect front and central speakers 8 ohm and surround 4 ohm?

Asked by: Albert22
Hey Albert22, Technically you can make this connection however it is not recommended to mix speaker impedance. I hope this helps if not you can always give us a call to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-05-29
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Downloads

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  • Online Manual
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  • Denon AVR App for Apple
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  • AVR-X1500 Owner's Manual English
    2018-05-16
    12.34 MB
  • AVR-X1500 Owner's Manual French
    2018-05-16
    12.06 MB
  • AVR-X1500 QuickStartGuide English
    2018-05-16
    1.64 MB
  • AVR-X1500 QuickStartGuide French
    2018-05-16
    1.65 MB
  • AVR-X1500H Product Information Sheet
    2019-02-04
    1.54 MB