Denon AVR-X3800H 9.4 Channel 8K Home Theater Receiver IMAX Enhanced with Dolby Atmos/DTS:X and HEOS Built-In

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Model: AVR-X3800H UPC: 747192138417 Item: 178409

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Home Theater Enthusiasts Rejoice

Powering 105W per channel, the Denon AVR-X3800H 9.4 channel 8K AV receiver delivers an enveloping 3D audio experience and amazing picture quality thanks to Dolby Atmos®, DTS:X®, and the latest HDMI technology featuring HDR10+, Dolby Vision™, and 8K video. Powered by HEOS® Built-in, access streaming music services and share with HEOS-enabled speakers in other rooms. With flexibility to set up the best speaker arrangement for your space and Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room correction technology to optimize the sound, Denon made this AV receiver to meet the demands of home theater enthusiasts, like you.


  • Immersive sound from 9.4 channels, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and IMAX Enhanced
  • Simple, intuitive setup, including Audyssey Room Correction Suite
  • HEOS Built-in, with WiFi and Bluetooth
  • Configuration flexibility with 11.4 channel processing capability and Pre-Amplifer mode
  • Increased HDMI 2.1 Connectivity with six 8K inputs (6/3 total HDMI in/out)
  • New HD GUI , AIOS 6.0 New Networking Platform (Module + Antenna)
  • Griffin Lite XP - Upgraded DSP with higher calculation power
  • Auro 3D processing
  • 4 independent subwoofer pre outs
  • Dirac Live Upgradability
  • HDMI +5V output power 300mA capability for all output (incl. Zone2 output)

High Performance 9- Channel Amplifier

Discrete high-current amplifiers deliver up to 105W per channel (at 8 ohms, 20- 20kHz, THD 0.08%)—enough power to drive any speaker.

3D Audio Experience

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.

Configuration Flexibility

AVR-X3800H offers many setup options and flexibility to adjust your home theater to meet your needs. Supports 11.4 channel processing capability, PreAmplifier mode, and optional Dirac Live upgradability (with fee, coming soon in 2023).

Advanced 8K Home Theater

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.

HEOS® Built-In Technology

Stream music wirelessly from a variety of free and premium streaming services. Share content to HEOS devices, like Denon Home speakers, in other rooms.

Audyssey Room Correction Technology

Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room correction features are built in for accurate setup and calibration to provide the most optimal listening experience for your room.

110+ Years Of Innovation

Founded in 1910, Denon enables the moments that matter through the relentless pursuit of quality, innovation, and audio performance.



  • Multichannel Surround 
    • DTS HD Master, DTS:X, DTS:X Pro: Yes, Yes, No
    • DTS Neo:X, DTS Neural:X: Yes, No
    • DTS Virtual:X: Yes
    • IMAX Enhanced: Yes
    • Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, Dolby Atmos Music: Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes
    • Dolby ProLogic Ilz, Dolby Surround: Yes, No
    • Auro 3D: Yes
    • 360 Reality Audio/MPEG H: Yes, Yes
    • Multichannel Stereo: Yes
    • Max. Number of Processing (Pre-Amp) Channels: 11.4
  • Sound Enhancements   
    • Mono Block Power Amp Construction: No
    • Discrete Power Amplifier: Yes
    • D.D.S.C. HD Digital: No
    • Pure Direct: Yes
    • Gold-Plated RCA Terminals: No
    • Clock Jitter Reducer: No
    • Alpha Processing: No
    • Audyssey: MultEQ XT32
    • Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Dynamic Volume: Yes, Yes
    • Audyssey LFC: Yes
    • Dirac Live Upgradability: Yes
    • Compressed Audio Restorer: Yes
  • Network             
    • Media Server: Yes
    • HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Technology: Yes
    • Alexa/Google Voice Assistant/Apple HomePod: Yes, Yes, Yes
    • Lossy Formats: MP3, WMA, AAC: Yes, Yes, Yes
    • Lossless Formats: FLAC, ALAC, WAV: Yes, Yes, Yes
    • Lossless Formats: FLAC HD, WAV, ALAC (all 192kHz/24 bit): Yes, Yes, Yes
    • DSD Audio Streaming: Yes (2.8/5.6MHz)
    • AirPlay 2: Yes
    • TuneIn: Yes
    • Spotify Connect: Yes
    • Pandora: Yes
    • SiriusXM: Yes
    • Roon Tested: Yes
    • HEOS App Control: Yes
    • Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones: Denon 2016 AVR Remote
    • Ethernet Ports: Yes
    • Wi-Fi: Yes
    • Bluetooth: Yes
  • HDMI   
    • HDMI Inputs: Back, Front: 6, No
    • HDCP2.3 Support: Yes
    • HDMI Outputs: Main, Zone: 2, 1
    • HDMI 2.1: 8K/60Hz AB, 4K/120Hz AB: Yes, Yes
    • HDR, HLG, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, Dynamic HDR: Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes
    • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) Pass-Through for Gaming: Yes
    • Variable Refresh Rate, Quick Flame Transport, Quick Media Switching: Yes, Yes, No
    • 3D Signal Pass-Through: Yes
    • 8K Signal Pass-Through, Scaling, GUI Overlay: Yes, Yes, Yes
    • DSD Audio Capability: Yes
    • Audio Return Channel (ARC), Enhanced ARC: Yes, Yes
    • Auto LipSync: Yes
  • Multiroom / CI 
    • Multi-Room Zones: 2
    • Zone Audio Source: HDMI;  Optical, Coax,  Network,  USB; Analog: Yes (2ch), Yes (2ch), Yes, Yes
    • Zone Audio Output: Speaker, Pre-Out: Yes, Yes
    • Zone HDMI Output from HDMI Source: Yes
    • IP Control, RS232 Control, Web Control, App Control: Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes
    • Remote In/Out: Yes, Yes
    • DC Trigger Output: 1
    • HDMI Diagnostics: Yes
  • Others 
    • Auto Speaker Setup by Microphone: Audyssey MultEQ XT32, Dirac Live (upgrade)
    • Front Display: 1-Line FLD
    • GUI Languages: 3
    • Setup Assistant: Yes
    • Quick Select Plus, Quick Select: Yes, No
    • Variable Crossover: Yes
    • Optimized Bass Redirection: Yes
    • Bass Sync: Yes
    • ECO Mode: Yes
    • Auto Power Off: Yes
    • Sleep Timer: Yes
  • Inputs/Outputs
    • Video   
      • HDMI In, Out : 6, 3
      • Multi-Room Video Out: Video, HDMI: Yes, No
    • Audio   
      • Analog In, Out: 5, No
      • Phono (MM) In: Yes
      • Digital In: Optical, Coaxial: 2, 2
      • Multi-Room Out: Analog, Digital: 1, No
      • Multichannel Pre-Out: Yes (11.4)
      • Subwoofer Out: 4 (independent)
  • Other   
    • Speaker Terminal: Gold-Plated Screw, Regular Screw       Yes, No
    • Number of Speaker Terminals: 11
    • Speaker A/B: Assignable
    • Bi-Amp Drive: Assignable
    • Multi-Room Speaker Terminal: Assignable
    • Front Inputs: Audio, Composite, Digital (Opt), HDMI, USB: No, No, No, No, Yes
    • USB Audio, Made for iPod, Made for iPhone: Yes, No, No
    • AM/FM Tuner: Yes
  • Power
    • Number of Power Amps: 9
    • Power Output (8 ohm, 20Hz - 20kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive): 105W
    • Power Output (8 ohm, 20Hz - 20kHz, 0.05% 2ch Drive): No
    • Power Output (6 ohm, 1kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive): 135W
    • Power Output (6 ohm, 1kHz, 10% 1ch Drive): 215W
  • General
    • Metal Front Panel: No
    • System Remote Control: RC-1253
    • Pre-Programmed, Learnable, LCD Display: No, No, No
    • Power Consumption in W: 660W
    • Power Consumption No-Sound  (ECO on/off) in W:  60W/100W
    • Standby Consumption in W: 0.1
    • CEC Standby Consumption in W: 0.5
    • Network Standby Consumption in W: Less than 2.0
    • Maximum Dimensions (W x H x D)
      • W/ Antenna: Horizontal: 17.1” x 6.6” x 15.3”
      • W/ Antenna: Vertical: 17.1” x 9.3” x 15.3”
      • W/o Antenna: 17.1” x 6.6” x 14.9”
    • Weight in lbs: 27.6

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • AVR-X3800H 9.4 Channel 8K Home Theater Receiver IMAX Enhanced with Dolby Atmos/DTS:X and HEOS Built-In
  • Remote Control
  • Batteries
  • AM/FM Antennas
  • AC Cord
  • Audyssey Microphone
  • Quick Start Guide


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Customer Reviews for Denon AVR-X3800H 9.4 Channel 8K Home Theater Receiver IMAX Enhanced with Dolby Atmos/DTS:X and HEOS Built-In

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Rated 5 out of 5
Crisp clean sound and quality
I have this amp powering Klipsch surround and tower speakers and the crisp clean clear sounds and vibrant bass is very satisfying to the ears. I replaced my 80’s Harmon Kardon system and this is a step up. Technology has definitely been added and I had to learn the system and I am still learning it. However it’s an enjoyable process. It is complicated at first, but it is much easier after figuring out the app on my phone. I love that part.
December 29, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Really nice receiver
I purchased this about 2 months ago when I stopped by my local hifi store. They had 1 in stock, so I bought it. I liked it. I upgraded my cables and now I LOVE it. I'm rewatching and relistening to a lot of my collection and absolutely hearing new things. It was a significant upgrade from my AVR-X2000 and worth every penny.
December 17, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
It was a bit tricky setting a few things up but now that it’s properly connected and calibrated it’s bloody amazing. The Auro 3D is awesome to use on films that weren’t mixed in Dolby Atmos. I’m just waiting until after Christmas to get an Emotiva amp to drive the additional 2 channels or I may just end up running the front three channels through a 3 channel amp and simply use the 3800s height speaker 2 ports. IMAX Enhanced is very good also it’s just a pity that there isn’t a lot of IE media available.
November 16, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Better than before!
Purchased to replace an older model which had more watts per channel. When comparing the clarity, highs, and lows, the newer model is much more accurate. So glad we upgraded.
November 13, 2022
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Rated 3 out of 5
Early Batch Hardware Troubles?
Overall I'm very happy with the unit. I must have received one that has a hardware defect however as my analog sources cut out randomly. This doesn't happen via HDMI at all. The rest of the features are nice such as HDMI 2.1 and eARC. I'll update my review once my replacement unit arrives and is verified to work correctly.
October 27, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great receiver
Great receiver. Works as advertised.
October 24, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very versatile unit. Simple yet thorough setup, definitely worth the price!
October 10, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Nice Upgrade
I love the sound compared to an older Onkyo 717 it replaced. Still playing with some settings, but very pleased so far.
October 7, 2022
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Natalie K on Apr 14, 2023
Upgrading to Atmos, needed 5.2.4 with possible future expansion.
Scott M on Mar 12, 2023
Upgrading to Atmos, needed 5.2.4 with possible future expansion.
Scott M on Mar 12, 2023
What would be the fee for Dirac live?
A shopper on Sep 22, 2022
  Thanks for your inquiry. Current information from Denon indicates Dirac Live is an optional upgrade available with future software update. At this time we have no information regarding when the software update will become available.
Will this unit play Amazon HD Music? If not which units will play Amazon HD Music?
A shopper on Dec 27, 2022
  Thanks for your inquiry. Connecting to a home network via LAN or wifi allows for playback of network audio such as Internet Radio and Amazon HD Music from your media server(s). If Amazon HD Music app is on a smart device it can be streamed to the X3800H via Bluetooth. The owners manual may prove to be helpful and can be accessed here:
is it new, unopened box? thanks
A shopper on Sep 28, 2022
  Yes. This listing is for a new, unopened unit. Thanks for inquiring. Our product specialists can be reached at 1.866.961.7781 if you have any further questions.