Denon AVR-X4500H Receiver Demo

hello there
welcome to aj viewer audio joins video
my name is tony my name is mate and
today we’re talking about the denon avr
4500 yes we are what do you think about
this guy we’ve had
a lot of time to listen to it over the
past couple weeks
i mean it’s out of the box it’s going to
sound just like you know
your pioneers i want to say it sounds
more like
yamaha yamaha does have like a certain
house sound i think
but out of the box gonna sound like your
pioneers your marantz’s
um what other major brands am i
forgetting about ankyo
mostly like the standard ones that
you’ll find at your local best buy
but what sets this apart from like say a
pioneer which uses mca
cc as a room correction this uses
odyssey and not just any odyssey it uses
odyssey
xt 32 the big boy yes um
why are we reviewing this right now it
is a 2019 model
it is the last year that denim
was putting out the more of the higher
end 4k
models all the ones this year is now
switched to
8k and if you’re somebody like me who
doesn’t have
you know an 8k projector which isn’t
even a thing right now
i mean it’s even it’s yeah ak cotton
where is it
yeah there’s even 4k continent there’s
nothing too crazy going on with 8k
content
um so if you want to save a lot of money
now
and try to bypass all that big 8k hype
uh this is definitely a good per uh
receiver for it
it’ll save a lot more money it was
originally 1600 right now it’s on sale
for
1200 bucks we have a link in the
description if you want to pick it up
we’ll ship it right to your home uh yeah
you say what 400
400 bucks yeah so 400 bucks that’s a
good chunk that’s 25
off yeah doing the math here yeah let’s
what do we say
we’re not salesmen here we’re we’re big
audio video nerds and
i like this receiver i thought it was
good for the money
there’s nothing too crazy about it uh
has a lot of channels to it
and you got 11 channels of
processing so if you want to do like a
big
surround sound theater type thing but
you would need an external amplifier to
do
all 11 channels if you want to run a
total of 11 channels you’ll need
at least a two channel external
amplifier to run for the front two
channels
yeah and then run the power from this
throughout the rest yes
um but other than that with the nine
channels you can still get away with a
five point
two point four set up um with four in
the ceiling and five
surrounding you um with also the eight
hdmi inputs
and you still have a couple outputs as
well so if you do wanna do
one of the tv and then you wanna switch
over to projector for movie night
uh i found that very useful because
every time i usually have to unplug my
my tv cable from the xbox and
plug in the projector plug the projector
in it or
all that stuff and the thing i like
about this too it does do all the new
adobe vision it does hdr hdr time climax
enhanced as well
so you can so if you have like any
blu-ray player that has
um an imax enhanced blu-ray and you play
it through it
even if you’re doing it through a
streaming device as well yeah
it’ll pass it through it will take the
audio it’ll
know that it’s imax enhanced audio and
then send the video directly to the tv
yes um had no issues with gaming on it
as well we took the ps4
and the xbox one x to it and didn’t
notice any increase of lag
you can also turn it off and run it
through as a bypass which was nice
yeah and there’s no input lag either
like when you switch between inputs as
much
no it’s pretty quick even just throwing
on spotify onto it
yeah quick and easy um so anybody who
wants to have that
straight quick music playing through
your phone
it hooks it up real real easy has a nice
little display for it as well
and then you don’t even have to do
spotify you could just got bluetooth on
it
so you could directly connect bluetooth
directly to this device yep
for those who are big record players
they love listening to the analog audio
doesn’t i have a preamp input so
you will need to get no it has a pre oh
it does
yeah oh my god i’m mixing things up here
we got too many receivers that we’re
reviewing right now yeah so it does have
the preamp input
so no moving magnet uh cartridges yep so
no need to buy an extra pre-amp to run
into this
bad guy no you got the uh plug it right
in
you got the ground right in there too i
mean yeah
that’s good that’s good uh we ran it
over
the wi-fi and the hardline network
not too much of a crazy difference
between them you won’t really notice a
big difference but
of course the networking the hardline is
gonna be a lot better for it a lot
faster more responsive
um another thing too is if you do hook
up an external amp to this
for let’s say your extra two channel of
processing or if you just want to run
all your speakers
through an external preamp it does have
two trigger outputs
to turn the uh amps on when you turn
this unit on as well
so you don’t have to turn everything on
one by one you turn this on your amps
will turn on as well
exactly so that won’t
be any issue with turning it on i’m
thinking about something else right now
i’ll say that says uh the pre-outs are
rca yeah um if you want to run it to an
xlr you can easily buy adapters for it
yeah you’re not gonna notice any crazy
difference it is gonna be a lot quieter
if you run it from rca to xlr but
i mean it’s not going to be other than
an into an xlr
but i don’t think any receiver with
actual speaker outputs has
xlr outputs on them except for maybe
like a two channel like the front
channels but
you would actually need to get a preamp
to do full xlr run up but
if you’re looking at this price point
yeah you’re not going to find any
preamps or
processors and that that’s kind of the
big question is
question is who is this receiver
for um i’ve played with the
smaller one the lowest entries of denon
which i think is like the 540 550
sbt or something like that that’s the
name of it yeah um
what kind of person would want this
versus the lowest one
versus the bigger one um i would say
this is a great middleman
especially if somebody wants to grow a
theater yeah
because if you’ve already done if you
already know your stuff you’ve already
dabbled in you already have speakers you
have
already have a receiver you want to
upgrade to but you’re not ready to make
that full jump of buying a pre-amp
like running separates and having
amplifiers on the side
yeah this is a good stepping stone
because you can start off with adding a
two-channel amp you can add another
five-channel amp
um and then when you’re ready or or
someone that’s just got a regular
five-point one they receive requests
if you want something similar they’re
like you know what
i gotta say this is perfect for it yeah
because it hooked up to my tv
i did run arc which is the audio return
channel from the tv back
into the receiver netflix was a breeze
who was a breeze as well as control
so as soon as i turn on the tv to turn
this guy on
ready to go i mean it you can change the
volume on it pretty quickly through the
tv
so you have all those options so if you
want something straight forward simple
clean
i mean this guy powers nine channels
right out of the box
so you that’s it this is just this size
yeah um two channels driven it’s what
125 watts
something like that yeah you know it’s
which is going to be plenty
it outputs quite a bit yeah you don’t
need anything more than that yeah
once you need to worry about that then
you’re not looking at this anymore yeah
like a nice living room home theater you
know
yeah i mean it’s straight it’s clean
looking um the good thing too is it also
has that flap in the front
so if you want to plug an hdmi in if
you’re gaming you want to just plug
something in real quick
laptop laptop phone yep if you lose the
remote
you can also go on here or use the app
on your phone
which the app was the apple is actually
pretty easy to use pretty
straightforward
yeah i mean you’re not going to have too
many issues with it
the remote is definitely
very simple easy to use if you’re doing
movie music
game you can literally just switch
machine between with the buttons
um eco mode you can turn it on right
away with the button as well if you’re
trying to save some extra power
and then you can control the other zones
with it so if you do run it
speakers through a different area you
have that ability to
yeah i mean it’s i mean it’s as
straightforward as it gets easy to set
up it walks you through everything
everything is labeled nice calibration
is a breeze remote
yeah no it’s it’s straightforward i mean
i’ve had other receivers that lock up on
you
and get very confusing to use um
that’s the arcane yeah the art cam is
gonna be a whole nother story that we’re
going to be looking over
as well it sounds great but
i mean it’s got a learning curve yeah
big learning
yeah i mean someone that you know if you
want something simple it works the first
time every single time
i mean all your outputs back here
labeled center surround height channels
you know and once you plug in the
odyssey
it runs through it it shows you hey
front left front and right
yeah heights i like that it tells you if
you wired it wrong yeah so if you’re
wearing it if
you if you are very new to it and you
weren’t wrong it goes into the wrong
polarity it knows
right away just the wrong polarity i
don’t think it knows if you tie it like
left and right like separately like if
you do right channel to the left oh yeah
yeah
yeah so you would actually have to do
that on your part make sure you i mean
yeah that’s part of the human part that
yeah
that you gotta put extra work into um
now how does this compare to the cheaper
ones the cheaper ones just
don’t have as much power as many inputs
and as many outputs as this guy does
yeah uh big difference between this guy
and the step ups
the step-ups might have a little bit
more power maybe an extra hdmi input
do you really need a ninth hdmi input
some people do but i don’t i don’t think
it’s
not really for the general consumer um
i mean everybody streams nowadays what
do you got connected a game and
yeah the new xbox maybe a blu-ray player
pop it in yeah there’s nothing
nothing more that you really need um
other than that i mean it’s pretty it’s
been a
good player i’m gonna miss
having this go really easy to use i
loved using it in my living room setup
as well as with that midnight mode with
the
lfc i think it was where it
turned down the subs so it doesn’t
create as many vibrations
i think it does like a cutoff below 40
hertz or something like that
um so it doesn’t rumble the walls as
much and it limits the dynamic range
of the soundtrack yeah it was great so
when people were trying to sleep and
stuff like that it’s not going to be
disturbing them as much
yeah so you could still run the surround
sound but say
your wife’s sleeping or significant
other
you can still watch a movie and yeah you
won’t get the full experience but
you can still watch movies it’s still
it’s so very good very clear
it can handle the speakers very well it
actually made my speakers sound a little
bit more cleaner than it did before with
my older receiver
which is nice if you guys have any other
questions
i’ll be happy to respond to them in the
comments or just send us a private
message if you can
yeah um anything any concluding remarks
that you have on this
i mean the receiver here to be honest i
want to go to an atmos setup
and if i didn’t have external uh amps
that
run xlr i’d probably get this just
because
it’s it’s for the price in the price
range there’s nothing that can beat it
really yeah
i mean there’s a lot of people who are
looking at
you know what’s i don’t even know the
preamps are just like three thousand
yeah unfortunately i already took that
five thousand dollars just for a preamp
we already i already took that stepping
stone so i kind of can’t
go back i can’t go back to it but it’s
definitely a solid
yeah stepping stone in between i mean
even for like if you are already an
audiophile and you already have a home
theater
and you want something good for a second
theater yeah something for the bedroom
or something for the kids room and stuff
like that
you definitely won’t be disappointed you
won’t be disappointed
you won’t be you don’t want to settle
for less you don’t want to be like oh
well just in case you know i have that
backup receiver
um not like the kids would notice but
you have
all that opportunity to run through this
and you can maximize this as much as you
want
oh yeah if you want to run the two
additional hdmi
outputs to other tvs or run different
zones throughout the house
be my guest you could do that very
easily you can do
whole home audio with it you know have
three rooms playing spotify at once
um for the price of what three
what is it a sonos amp is like 400
500 bucks or something like that yeah so
for the price of three of those
to run speakers in every single room you
have this bad boy and you can do
a lot more with it as well yeah so you
can also run more
video inputs record inputs things like
that and more sub outputs which is a
bonus right there yep yeah if you guys
have any questions
hopefully we did a quick review on this
definitely
go out and buy this if you’re still
looking to upgrade
uh before all the ak receivers take over
and then they’ll just jump right back
you’ll save a little bit more money
going this route
i mean i don’t need 8k do you need ak no
not yet at least
i mean i might jump into there just for
the kicks and giggles but
10 years from now i’ll probably get one
yeah i don’t i don’t see it being
too much of a big thing yeah they’re
pushing it really hard but
definitely a solid buy you’re not going
to regret it and
you know if you really if you still want
more from it you can always return it
and look at a couple of
our other reviews for the ones that are
coming along the way
but thank you very much for watching our
video at ajv where audio joins video
have a nice day have a nice day oh

Denon AVR-X4500H Receiver Specs

Channels9.2
Power Output per Channel2-Channel Driven:
125 W at 8 Ohms / 20 Hz to 20 kHz / 0.05% THD
165 W at 6 Ohms / 1 kHz / 0.7% THD
1-Channel Driven:
235 W at 6 Ohms / 1 kHz / 10% THD
Frequency Response10 Hz to 100 kHz +1/-3 dB (Direct Mode)
Speaker Impedance4 to 16 Ohms
DTS CompatibilityDTS:X
Dolby CompatibilityDolby Atmos
Auro 3D SupportYes
Upmixing TechnologyDTS Neural:X, DTS Virtual:X
HDR CompatibilityHDR10, Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log Gamma
Pass-Through Support4K60p 4:4:4 (3D, BT.2020)
Upscaling4K UHD
GUIYes
Rear A/V Inputs7 x HDMI
2 x Optical TOSLINK
2 x Digital Coaxial
2 x 3RCA Component
3 x RCA Composite
5 x Stereo RCA
1 x Stereo RCA (Phono) with Ground Screw
Rear A/V Outputs2 x HDMI
1 x HDMI Zone 2
1 x 3RCA Component
1 x RCA Composite
1 x RCA Composite Zone 2
1 x Stereo RCA Zone 2 Pre-Out
1 x Stereo RCA Zone 3 Pre-Out
1 x 11-Channel RCA Pre-Out
Front I/O1 x 1/4″ / 6.35 mm Headphone Output
1 x HDMI Input
1 x USB Type-A
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Setup Mic Input
Other Rear I/O1 x Denon Link HD
1 x FM Antenna Terminal
1 x AM Antenna Terminal
2 x Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Antenna Terminal
1 x RJ45 (Ethernet)
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm (IR) Input
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm (IR) Output
1 x DE-9 (RS-232C) Input
2 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm (12 V Trigger) Output
Speaker Connectors11 x Binding Post Pairs
HDCP SupportVersion 2.2
Audio Return Channel (ARC)Yes
HDMI CECYes
Input Sensitivity200 mV
Signal to Noise RatioPre-Amp: 102 dB (A-Weighted / Direct Mode)
Wi-FiYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless Audio ProtocolsAirPlay, AirPlay 2
Tuner TypeAM, FM
Radio FrequenciesAM: 520 to 1710 kHz
FM: 87.5 to 107.9 MHz
AC Input Power120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power ConsumptionActive: 710 W
No Sound (ECO On): 65 W
No Sound (ECO On): 110 W
Standby: 0.1 W
CEC Standby: 0.5 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)17.1 x 6.6 x 15.3″ / 43.4 x 16.7 x 38.9 cm
Weight30.2 lb / 13.7 kg

Denon AVR-X4500H Receivers

If you have just purchased a Denon AVR-X4500H digital home theater receiver, you are probably excited to start enjoying the wonderful features of this great new piece of hardware. You will immediately notice the many hi-fi speaker enhancements available with most Denon receivers of this type. You will hear amazing surround sound with realistic vocals and sound effects that bring all your movies to life. Denon even has a sound feature that allows you to adjust the strength of the bass so that you can enjoy the sensation of deep bass regardless of what type of music you are listening to. The Denon AVR-X4500H is truly one high-performing home theater system that will astound you.

Let us take a quick look at the many enhancements that this receiver has over other similar models on the market today. One of the most impressive features is the surround sound feature. Most people enjoy the effect of surround sound when watching movies or listening to music over the stereo. Denon has taken their expertise to a different level by incorporating a powerful audio processor so that they are able to produce accurate sound effects with the quality of sound that you have come to expect from a Denon product. The Denon AVR-X4500H offers superior sound quality with very low distortion. With its powerful processor, the Denon receiver offers crystal clear sound for all listening pleasure.

This receiver also offers true surround sound with true digital signal output that does not use an analog tone signal. It operates in true stereo mode and automatically adjusts the volume levels of the separate speakers to get the best sound from each speaker. The subwoofer is fully equipped with a properly optimized amplifier that features precise voltage and amp control for the best performance possible. It has superior output power and a nice mid-range frequency range that are perfect for all styles of music and movies.

The Denon AVR-X4500H is compatible with all of the Denon brands of amplifiers such as the AVR series, DVR-R series, DVD receiver, and LCD screen units. There is even a Dolby Digital conversion feature available on the receiver for the DVD movies to be played in full cinematic effect. There are also over 22 different languages for you to choose from in English, French, German, and Spanish if you would like to take your audio experience to another level. There is even an audio pass-through option that allows the signal to go directly from the receiver to your home theatre system so you can enjoy the movie along with your audio experience.

In addition to the remarkable surround sound feature, the Denon AVR-X4500H is fitted with five-way balanced analog sound processors with subwoofer output channels for maximum sound clarity and bass impact. There is another powerful feature with this receiver, it also has a built-in disc audio burner for your CDs and DVDs. There are also headphone jacks so you can connect your surround sound system to your personal stereo system for a true high-quality sound experience. Another unique feature of this unit is the front panel remote control with a universal serial bus connector port that will allow you to control your AVR receiver from a distance. The remote also has hands-free operation, no more button-bashing necessary. The Denon AV receiver does not use up too much power and is very energy efficient, making it an affordable entertainment solution for any household.

You can get the Denon AVR-X4500H in four different configurations, the Standard, the Slimline, the Virtual Console, and the Platinum. It is possible for you to upgrade your receiver anytime by ordering one of the Denon AVR-X4500H upgrade packages. There is no need to purchase new equipment as the Denon AVR-X4500H receiver comes with a guarantee that gives you peace of mind. The manufacturers of this receiver have included all the necessary accessories so you would be able to enjoy home theatre systems even with your laptops or notebooks, so you do not need to carry a separate unit.

Denon AVR-X4500H Receiver FAQ

Denon 4K receiver

The Denon 4K receiver is a great piece of equipment to have if you are a HD fan like myself. For those who do not know what an HD or High Definition subscriber is, it is the same thing as a cable or satellite television subscriber. They are able to watch many more channels on their receiver than what they can get with a regular television set and they also have many more features that really separate them from the rest. If you love to watch HD channels and enjoy movies on the Denon AVR-S 950H is the receiver for you.

If you are worried about not getting enough programming with your new receiver, you will be happy to know that the Denon has many different packages that you can get. For starters, if you would like to have all your favorite movie channels included with your receiver, then you can get that with the package deal that is available. Also, you can choose to get one of the Denon surround sound speakers included in your receiver or get the surround sound speakers separately, but I would recommend the receiver with the surround sound feature. If you do not mind the lack of surround sound then there are many other packages that allow you to choose what you like and what you don’t like. So, be sure to check out all the options before you make a purchase.

One of the things that make the Denon receivers so popular is the fact that it is easy to operate and easy to connect to your home entertainment system. Also, if you have more than one screen in your home this receiver is a must have as it allows you to enjoy watching multiple sources at the same time. Many people do not realize this but the Denon AVR-S 950H is a top rated brand and you will not find a better receiver that comes with such high ratings. You can also expect to receive many customer service calls and support from their technical staff. This is because they want you to have a satisfied customer.

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3 verified buyer reviews
  1. Let me begin by saying that this is the fifth Denon AVR receiver I’ve owned, and I absolutely adore their products in general. Unfortunately, this was the second AVR-X4500H I had to order because the first one had a fatal issue right away. I found the CBL/SAT HDMI port didn’t work right away after taking the original one out of its packaging. It didn’t matter what I plugged into the port; take the same input and plug it into some other HDMI port and it worked perfectly.

    So I start by contacting Denon tech support, which I did immediately after discovering the problem. To be honest, I did buy this thing about 60 days before I opened it because I was remodeling my basement to include a new home theater. I kept the machine fully boxed and securely packed to keep dust off of it.

    When I contacted Denon, they informed me that I would have to return this brand new item to them for repair, which would take 4-6 weeks. Are you serious? The core of a brand new, just opened entertainment system was sent in for repair for more than a month. That’s terrible; I even tried to escalate, but their customer service refused to help. I despise businesses that don’t care about customer service; if there was any real competition, I wouldn’t buy another Denon. It’s a shame because I adore these things. I’ve tried Yamaha products and others, but I still prefer the Denon features and tone. But their service is abysmal, even after I told the escalation manager that I had nearly $5,000 worth of Polk speakers installed in my home theater (which they own). It makes no difference.

    They decided to let me return it outside of the usual return time and get a refund because I was planning to buy a replacement. That’s service; they didn’t bring me through hell just to refuse me service. Finally, as far as the product is concerned, I am very pleased with it. I do have a few minor tech complaints, like their Denon remote app and HEOS applications. It’s perplexing why the Denon program still (I say still because my other Denon receivers had the same issue years ago) won’t work between IP networks. For example, my wireless network has three different subnets, and my wired network has three more. I don’t care if the apps can’t find the receiver automatically; I can manually enter the IP address (or should be able to) in the apps and make them function. So, in order for these apps to function, I must connect the two devices to the same network; stupid, routed networks are nothing new.

    I’m quite shocked that this doesn’t come with Chromecast built in. But I was aware of this when I purchased it. Finally, I’d like to be able to adjust the sources allocated to the easy access keys.

  2. I bought this to replace my x4100, primarily for dchp 2.2, which will allow me to better incorporate my 4k capabilities. What I discovered is that the sound stages have greatly improved, allowing for major improvements in bluray, scad, and TV audio. The overall sound is bright and accurate, and my old velodyne subwoofer is finally reaching its full capacity. I couldn’t be happier. My setup is 5.1, Samsung Q9FN, Oppo 203, 4 Vienna Acoustics Bach’s and Maestro, and a Velodyne subwoofer.

  3. Unfortunately, after all these years of use, my old receiver eventually developed major problems. After some consideration, I settled on the AVR4500. It had all of the inputs I needed, was network ready, and supported all of the most recent technologies.

    When it arrived, I was shocked at how much lighter it was than my old receiver; I hooked it up and went through the device’s setup, and DANG it made it sound brand new again. The speakers sounded just as simple and sharp as when they were first purchased, the room setup, which is a great room size of 28×18, was spot on, and I can now enjoy music again.. 🙂 This just goes to show what a wonderful product this is, and if my wife can use it without asking 20 questions about how to do this and that, I’ll be able to enjoy it even more!

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