Enjoy incredible 8K video and immersive 3D audio from the AVC-X3800H.
2022 What Hi-Fi? award winner - "This Denon AVR is a force to be reckoned with. The AVC-X3800H's updated feature spec and new and improved sound make it an excellent buy."
With nine channels of amplification, up to four independent subwoofers, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, plus IMAX Enhanced and Auro 3D, the AVC-X3800H envelops larger living spaces in theatre-quality sound. Enjoy amazing 8K video quality and with HEOS® Built-in, wirelessly stream and share online music between rooms.
• High-performance discrete 9-channel amplifier
• 105 watts per channel (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, THD 0.08% 2ch driven)
• 135 watts per channel (6 ohm, 1 kHz, THD 0.7%, 2ch driven)
• Full 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz support with 8K upscaling
• 6 advanced HDMI inputs with full HDCP 2.3 support and 3 HDMI outputs
• Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) HDMI support
• Immersive 3D audio technologies including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, IMAX Enhanced, and Auro 3D
• Latest HDR support including HDR10+, HLG, Dolby Vision, and Dynamic HDR
• Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Quick Frame Transport (QFT)
• Control with your voice via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri
• HEOS Built-in wireless multi-room music streaming technology
• Wireless streaming from the most popular music services
• High-resolution audio (24bit/192kHz) via USB input
• Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual-band support
• Award-winning Denon Setup Assistant with Audyssey MultEQ XT32 calibration software
• Phono input and four independent subwoofer outputs
". . . a force to be reckoned with, combining future-proofed connectivity, flexibility and a mature, authoritative but expansive sound. If you’re looking for an all-round performer with plenty of features and ample scope for system expansion, then the 3800 is a superb choice."
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Discrete high-current amplifiers deliver up to 105W per channel (at 8 ohms, 20-20kHz, THD 0.08%)—enough power to drive any speaker.
AVC-X3800H offers many setup options and flexibility to adjust your home theatre to meet your needs. Supports 11.4 channel processing capability, Pre-Amplifier mode, and optional Dirac Live upgradability.
9-channel amplification does not mean you need to stop at max 11-channel speaker configuration. With external 2-channel amplification that can be assigned to either Front, Left, and Right, or a pair of height channels, you can set up an 11-channel speaker configuration such as 7.1.4, allowing you even more flexibility and an engulfing audio experience.
Your Denon AV amplifier can work as a perfect AV preamplifier with the latest HDMI connectivity. Pre-Amplifier Mode provides a cleaner signal path and more tolerance in clipping level by disconnecting internal amplifiers. Add the flexibility to disconnect select speaker channels so that you can use the AV receiver's built-in amplification to drive non-critical channels to get a clearer signal path for the channels driven by external amplification.
Blanket yourself in evenly distributed, accurate bass. Featuring up to four subwoofer outputs to smooth out low frequencies and provide better dispersion. No audible peaks or dips, just powerful, room-filling bass. Tweak your subwoofer settings to your preference when more than two subwoofers are connected. Select "Standard" if you want evenly distributed bass performance. Select "Directional" if you want more directional bass performance seamlessly integrated into the speaker channel closest to each subwoofer in the room.
The interaction between your sound system and the physical layout of your room has a huge impact on sound quality. Dirac Live Room Correction applies state-of-the-art, patented algorithms to analyze and digitally reduce room impact and enhance speaker performance. Select Denon AV receivers support Dirac Live Upgradability. You can purchase a Dirac Live license key to unlock the functionality. Visit dirac.com/denon/ for more information. Upgradability will be supported via a future firmware update.
Get enveloped in sound with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, IMAX Enhanced and Auro 3D, along with Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X and Auro-Matic upmixer to optimize legacy content.
Feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos. Upgrade your home theatre with height speakers to unleash a fully immersive 3D audio experience from Dolby Atmos content. Dolby Surround upmixer engages all speakers to create 3D audio sensation from legacy content. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology creates the sensation of overhead sound even without height speakers. You can also enjoy Dolby Atmos music tracks available from Apple Music, Amazon HD and TIDAL and a compatible streaming device.
DTS:X immersive audio sound where it would naturally occur in space, creating lifelike, multi-dimensional audio. DTS Neural:X upmixer offers improved immersion and heightened realism for legacy content. DTS Virtual:X provides immersive audio without height channels, creating virtual height effects in a 7.1, 5.1, or 2.1 speaker setup.
Get the most premium at-home entertainment experience with IMAX Enhanced - the latest technology from DTS that sets anew standard for home theatre imaging, sound, scale, and clarity. See clearer pictures and brighter images. Feel immersive, heart-pounding audio and experience premium content digitally remastered by IMAX. You can enjoy IMAX Enhanced experience starting from a 5.1.4 speaker setup. IMAX Enhanced compatible TV or projector is required.
Auro 3D elevates the home theatre experience to amazing new levels by delivering the excitement of three-dimensional sound for music, games, broadcast, and films, putting you in a cocoon of lifelike sound. Turn your existing audio-visual collection into an Auro 3D experience, thanks to the Auro-Matic upmixing engine. Supports up to 7.1.4.Auro 3D speaker configuration with an external 2-channel amplifier.
360 Reality Audio is a new immersive music experience that uses Sony‘s 360 Spatial Sound technology. Individual Sounds such as vocals, chorus, piano, guitar, bass and even the sounds of the live audience can be placed in a 360 spherical sound field. With 360 Reality Audio, music has never been so immersive and so real.Select Denon AV receivers are capable of 360 Reality Audio playback by connecting a 360RA streaming device via HDMI. Stay tuned for further updates!
8K video is supported on all six HDMI inputs and two of the three outputs. Enjoy easy video compatibility and great picture quality with HLG, HDR, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and Dynamic HDR passthrough.
Supports the latest technology on all HDMI inputs and output. ARC (Audio Return Channel) or eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) makes playing TV audio through your AV receiver simple, with just a single HDMI connection. eARC provides HD and 3D audio transmission such as Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD Master Audio and Dolby Atmos while ARC is limited to conventional 5.1ch audio formats or PCM.
Enjoy pristine 8K picture quality on your 8K TV or projector. Supports both 8K pass-through and 8K upscaling of 4K content. Supports HDCP 2.3, the latest copy protection standard, for peace of mind when streaming copy-protected content.
Supports Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT), and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) for a smooth, lag-free gaming experience when connected with compatible gaming devices.
Supports HDR (High Dynamic Range), HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), as well as Dynamic HDR and HDR10+ pass-through. HLG offers HDR technology over broadcast content. Both Dynamic HDR and HDR10+ use dynamic metadata to optimize shadows and highlights as screens change.
Dolby Vision is a stunning HDR imaging technology that brings extraordinary colour, contrast, and brightness to the screen. Compatible with Dolby Vision so you can enjoy Dolby Vision content from a compatible source device and TV.
The heart of your wireless network. For Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and AirPlay 2 wireless streaming connectivity, the Denon AVC-X3800H is equipped with an advanced dual antenna transceiver system for robust streaming even in congested urban environments. Enjoy listening to your favourite audio content wirelessly from your smart devices.
With HEOS Built-in technology play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room — the choice is yours. HEOS works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, providing effortless voice control.
HEOS supports free and premium Spotify, Amazon Music HD, TuneIn, Sound Cloud, TIDAL and more.
With HEOS® Built-in, your AV receiver can stream music wirelessly across compatible HEOS components from a variety of free and premium streaming services. Consumers can also enjoy their favourite music in any room of the home wirelessly. Play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room via a variety of streaming sources. Add Denon Home speakers to more rooms and control it all with the HEOS app.
Use AirPlay 2 to stream Apple music wirelessly to the AV receiver, or group with other AirPlay compatible speakers to fill your home with music.
Control your AV receiver hands-free with Amazon Alexa and your voice. Adjust the volume, skip to the next track, switch inputs for your different media players, and more—“Just Ask.” Download the free HEOS Home Entertainment Skill to enable Amazon Alexa voice commands. Requires Alexa app and Amazon Echo, Dot, or equivalent.
Start music in the HEOS app, then ask your Google Assistant to control volume, play, pause,skip tracks, mute, and unmute.
Pair your favourite Bluetooth headphones with your AV receiver to continue listening to your favourite music, movies, or TV programs at night. You can also play audio from both speakers and Bluetooth headphones simultaneously. If you have a family member or a friend who is hearing impaired, we recommend this setup. You can connect one pair of headphones at a time.
Discover the incredible fidelity of high-resolution audio tracks and enjoy music as the artist intended. A front USB port supports up to 24bit/192kHz Hi-Res audio playback from a USB drive. Supported audio formats are MP3, WMA, WAV, MPEG-4/AAC, FLAC, and ALAC.
By connecting a pair of speakers in a second room to the AV receiver, it’s possible to enjoy 7.4 channel surround sound in the main room and a separate source or music stream in the second room, such as den or patio. You can also play the same audio in both so that everyone in your home can enjoy and cheer your favourite team on Sunday evening or listen to the same song in both rooms. The AV receiver supports 2-source, 2-zone audio.
Award-winning guide Denon Setup Assistant supplies simple, clear instructions to get started. Just connect your AV receiver to your TV and follow the instructions on the TV screen to connect your speakers, perform speaker measurements, and connect source devices. For additional convenience, the AV receiver renames HDMI inputs automatically when connected or you can rename them manually at your convenience.
Denon AV receivers use the Audyssey suite of EQ software for simple, accurate setup and calibration. With the supplied Audyssey measuring microphone, Audyssey measures all the speakers in your home theatre and tunes the AV receiver to provide the smoothest, most optimal overall listening experience for your room. This AV receiver supports Audyssey MultEQ room correction technology. The other supported Audyssey features are Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume.
You can go even further with the Audyssey MultEQ Editor app, going “under the hood” to view and adjust settings for detailed tuning—allowing you to customize the sound more precisely to the specific problems in your room and tailor the sound to your personal preferences. With this comprehensive app, you can harness the power of Audyssey MultEQ to take total control of the way your home cinema sounds. The app is available for purchase in iOS and Google Play stores.
This iOS or Android control app allows you to turn the receiver on and off, select an input source, adjust volume level, and browse music from your phone or in a USB drive when connected to the receiver.
Innovative engineering and technology are at the core of what makes a Denon product so iconic.
Through a disciplined approach to design and production, our engineers ensure that only superb craftsmanship, precision engineering and impeccable performance go into every component. Our solutions are often born through passionately studying examples from the widest array of imaginable fields – including physics, electronics, mechanical engineering, art and nature. Our constant quest to create the perfect entertainment component has given us invaluable inspiration for not only the most powerful technical solutions, but also the most convenient features to satisfy a diverse set of entertainment needs. That is why we tirelessly transform creative ideas into leading innovations within our industry.
Simply put, anything that does not provide more passion, improve performance or enhance the experience does not belong in a Denon. We know because we are not just building these products, we are using them. When you actually experience a Denon product, it’s these higher standards that elevate the senses and enhance your entertainment. That’s the Denon Difference.
As Japan’s first audio electronics manufacturer with a deep legacy of firsts, Denon is the defining audio company of Japan. Founded in 1910, we enable the moments that matter through the relentless pursuit of quality, innovation, and audio performance. We innovate for a better experience.
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