AVR-X1500H

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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, Spotify, 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.

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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
Multichannel Surround
IMAX Enhanced
-
o
o
DTS HD Master / DTS:X
o / o
o / o
o / o
DTS Neo:X / DTS Neural:X
_ / o
_ / o
_ / o
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos
o / o
o / o
o / o
Dolby ProLogic Ilz / Dolby Surround
_ / o
_ / o
_ / o
Auro 3D
_
o
o
Audyssey DSX
_
_
_
Multichannel Stereo
o
o
o
Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels
7.1
13.2
11.2
Sound Enhancements
Mono Block Power Amp Construction
_
Yes (L/R separated)
_
Discrete Power Amplifier
o
o
11
D.D.S.C. HD Digital
_
o (32-bit)
o (32-bit)
Pure Direct
o
o
o
Gold Plated RCA Terminals
_
o
o
Clock Jitter Reducer
_
o
o
Alpha Processing
_
AL32 Processing Multichannel
AL32 Processing Multichannel
Denon Link HD
_
o
o
Audyssey
MultEQ XT
MultEQ XT32
MultEQ XT32
Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic Volume
o / o
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 (5.6MHz)
o (2.8/5.6MHz)
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
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
AirPlay / Airplay2 Audio Streaming
o / o
o / o
o / o
HDMI
HDMI Inputs: Back / Front
5 / 1
7 / 1
7/1
HDCP 2.2 support
o
o
o
HDMI Outputs: Main / Zone
1 / _
2 / 2
2/1
Video Conversion Analog -> HDMI
_
o
o
Analog to HDMI Scaling
_
up to 4K 60/50
up to 4K 60/50
HDMI to HDMI Scaling
_
up to 4K 60/50
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 / o
HDMI Pass-Through in Standby Mode
o
o
o
Picture Adjust / Noise Reduction
_ / _
o / o
o / o
CEC
o
o
o
DSD Audio Capability
_
o
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
o
HLG / Dolby Vision
-
-
-
HDR / HLG / Dolby Vision
o HDR 10 / o / o
o / o / o
o / o / o
Multi-room / CI
Multi-Room Zones
2
3 / 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 / o
Zone HDMI Output from HDMI Source
_
o
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 / o
DC Trigger Output
_
2
2
HDMI Diagnostics
o
o
o
Others
Auto Speaker Setup by Microphone
Audyssey MultEQ XT
Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Audyssey MultEQ XT32
FL Display
1 line
2 Lines
2 lines
Graphic User Interface - GUI
Hybrid
Advanced
Advanced
ISF Certification
_
o
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
o
Optimized Bass Redirection
o
o
o
Bass Sync
_
o
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
4+1 / 2
Component In / Out
_ / _
3 / 1
2 / 1
HDMI In / Out
5+1 / 2
7+1 / 3
7+1 / 3
Multi-room Video Out: Video / HDMI
_ / _
o / o
_ / o
Analog In / Out
2 / _
6 / _
-
Phono (MM) In
o
o
o
Digital In: Optical / Coaxial
2 / 1
2 / 2
2 / 2
Multi-room Out: Analog / Digital
1 / _
2 / _
2 / _
Multichannel Preout
o (2.0 ch) / _
o / (13.2ch)
o (11.2ch)
Subwoofer Out
2
2 (independent)
2 (independent)
7.1 Multichannel Input
_
o
_
Speaker Terminal: Gold Plated Screw / Regular Screw
_ / o
_ / o
o / o
Number of Speaker Terminals
7
15
11
Speaker A / B
assignable
assignable
assignable
Bi-amp Drive
assignable
assignable
assignable
Multi-Room Speaker Terminal
assignable
assignable
assignable
Front Inputs: Audio / Composite / Digital (Opt) / HDMI / USB
_ / _ / _ / o / o
_ / _ / _ / o / 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
13
11
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive)
80 W
-
-
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.05% 2ch Drive)
-
150 W
140 W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive)
120 W
190W
175 W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% 1ch Drive)
175 W
260 W
250 W
General
Metal Front Panel
_
o
o
System Remote Control
RC-1227
RC-1221
RC-1219
Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display
_ / _ / _
o / _ / _
o / _ / _
Power Consumption in W
430 W
900W
750
Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On / Off) in W
-
-
-
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
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
17.08 x 18.7 x 7.72
-
Weight in LBS
19
51.6
31.1

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 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
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Q&A

Is this compatible with 4 ohm speakers? (Wharfedale Denton 85th Anniversary speakers)

Asked by: ryantuazon
Hey Ryan, Yes, this unit is capable of connecting 4ohm speakers to it. You will need to set the unit speaker impedance to 4ohms. 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: 2019-04-19

Is it possible to play different sources when this unit is configured for multi-zone audio? I want to make sure I can play Pandora or Spotify on Zone 2 while listening to another source on Zone 1.

Asked by: highmarker
Hey Highmaker, Yes, you will be able to play two different sources with this unit. With the amp assignment set to Zone 2, you would be able to stream audio to Zone 2 while having a different source playing in the main zone. 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: 2019-04-17

Hi, I had purchased a new Denon AVR-X1500H and would notice that it is neither recognizing video format mp4 nor playing it from USB. Kindly suggest a solution.

Asked by: Srihari
Hey Srihari, The Denon receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of music files from a USB mass storage class memory device; such as a USB thumbdrive or portable HDD (a portable hard disk drive will require an external power supply). Compatible USB storage devices must be formatted in FAT 16 or FAT32 (a FAT16 device can have up to 2GB of storage, while a FAT32 device can have up to 2TB of storage). The unit can recognize up to 500 folders/500 files. You can use the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control to navigate your stored music files on your connected USB memory device. Song/artist information will display on your HDMI-connected TV and the receivers front-panel display. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the AV receiver's USB port (5V/1A); even in standby mode. Note: The receiver's USB port is not compatible with Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android OS devices, USB hubs, and computers. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-04-21

Does this model support ceiling speakers? Also, I see the specs say this model has a Watts Per Channel RMS of 80 watts. The ceiling speakers I am looking at have an RMS Power of 100 watts. Will the ceiling speakers having a higher wattage be a problem?

Asked by: john1024
Hey John, Yes, the surround back terminals are assignable. You will need to set your amp assignment to the correct configuration. Also, to answer your second question the watt difference should not be an issue 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 any other concerns you may have. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-04-16

I am trying to use the Audyssey setup on my AVR-X1500H but want to have 5.1 with no surround side speakers but instead rear surround speakers. I cannot bypass the side surrounds on the setup menu. How can I still use the Audyssey setup? Thanks

Asked by: Chillie Willie
Hey Denon Customer, Unfortunately, you will not be able to complete the Audyssey setup with your current speaker configuration. You will still need to have the speakers connected to the Surround terminals and not the Rear Surround terminals. Your speakers can still be placed in the rear. 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: 2019-04-05

Every time we select an input it’ll play for awhile and then a dialog box comes up making us press enter on now playing for it to go away. Is there a way to make sure it doesn’t come up anymore?  XVR1500H

Asked by: Avillegas06
Hey Avillegas06, I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing this. However, our units GUI does not have what you are describing. What you may be seeing may be coming from your TV and/or source device. Test your unit on a different TV and see if you still have the same issue. 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: 2019-04-03

I have an AVR1500. How do you pair the remote to control TV-DVD-ROKU? roku

Asked by: JimW
Hey Jim, Unfortunately the remote for this unit is not a universal remote and you will not be able to program it to control other devices. 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: 2019-04-02

I have both an AVRX12000H and an AVRX1500H receiver. Do these support banana plugs? I understand Europe says no, but I am in Canada. Have no interest in taking these to Europe.

Asked by: Doug_Scott
Hey Doug, So to answer your question, yes. The X-Series units do support the use of banana plugs. 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.
Answered by: Denon Support
Date published: 2019-03-28
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Downloads

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  • Online Manual
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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