Denon DRA-800H Stereo Network Receiver

Model: DRA800HBKE3 UPC: 883795004817 Item: 173322


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The Denon DRA-800H seamlessly integrates Hi-Fi amplification, a network player and advanced AV receiver technologies. Featuring advanced custom amplifier design, the DRA-800H ensures your loudspeakers drive detailed, precise imaging through the dedicated circuitry. With five 4K Ultra HD HDMI inputs and the latest wireless music streaming technologies (Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2, Bluetooth and HEOS Built-in), the DRA-800H integrates seamlessly with your TV, game consoles, turntable, CD Player, wireless music and Hi-Fi systems.

Enjoy network streaming and USB front-panel audio playback of MP3, WAV, FLAC, ALAC and DSD (2.8/5.6MHz) files. Equipped with A/B speaker terminals (supports bi-wiring), dual subwoofer pre-outs, three digital and two analog inputs, one phono (MM) input and ARC for TV audio, the DRA-800H delivers a premium stereo listening experience for your music.


  • Two-channel stereo network receiver with 100W per channel
  • Expert sound engineering
  • Denon Hi-Fi amplifier
  • Analog and Digital Inputs for all your music sources including phono pre-amp
  • Hi-Res audio certified
  • 5 inputs and 1 output 4K HDMI ARC Support

High-Performance Discrete 2-Channel Amplifier

The DRA-800H Hi-Fi network receiver amplifier is specifically designed to meet the needs of your two-channel system. Featuring a custom discrete high-current power amplifier, symmetrical design and an OFC (oxygen-free copper) winding power transformer, the DRA-800H delivers maximum
performance and 100W of power per channel (8 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, THD: 0.08%, 2ch driven). With low impedance drive capability, it offers greater stability with a wide range of floor-standing and bookshelf loudspeakers for balanced, quality sound, every time. Optional auto ECO mode helps reduce power consumption, without sacrificing audio quality.

Expert Sound Engineering

Denon sound engineers use carefully selected Hi-Fi parts, including custom resistors and audio grade capacitors, to tune the stereo receiver. Using the design principles found in Denon award-winning amplifiers, the DRA-800H features a symmetrical layout, double differential DAC circuit and analog preamp circuits that don’t interfere with the power supply. The dedicated circuitry with short, straight paths between power supply, signal and amplification ensure your loudspeakers drive detailed and precise imaging.

Advanced HDMI Video Section

Enjoy your favorite movies, shows and games with the best picture quality available. The DRA-800H features 5 HDMI inputs and 1 output that support full 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR10), Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), ARC, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support for exceptional color, clarity and contrast. HDCP 2.3 processing is available on all HDMI ports, letting you enjoy copy-protected content totally uninhibited. Audio Return Channel (ARC) support enables the transmission of audio directly from the smart TV to the receiver through the connected HDMI cable.

High-Resolution Audio Support

Enjoy superb audio fidelity with your favorite high-resolution audio tracks. The DRA-800H with AKM 32-bit D/A converters features high-resolution audio decoding with multiple lossless file types, including ALAC, FLAC and WAV at up to 24-bit/196-kHz. It’s also compatible with 2.8/5.6-MHz DSD files (DSD is the audio coding format of SACD). Play them from memory devices via the front panel USB, or over network sources. The DRA-800H also supports other file types such as MP3 and WMA.

Effortless Voice Control and Music Streaming

Control the DRA-800H with your voice. Simply speak commands with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri and high-end smart home automation, Ask to play your favorite music, turn the volume up, skip to the next track, switch inputs and more. Pick your favorite voice control agent, at any time — the choice is yours. Wirelessly stream Spotify, Amazon Music, Tidal and more using your voice or your favorite app via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2 or HEOS Built-in multi-room music technology. Functionality varies by voice assistant.

Speaker A/B and Zone 2 Pre-out

Connect two pairs of speakers for easy A/B switching. Or, extend your system to a second room and listen to a different source in Zone 2 via pre-outs.

Integrated Phono Input

Connect your turntable and play vinyl records. Enjoy your collection with exceptional quality and sound.

Dual DAC Differential Circuit

The DRA-800H utilizes an eight-channel premium DAC to deliver amazing stereo imaging and detail. By assigning two DAC’s per channel including the subwoofer output, hear increased dynamic range and improved signal to noise (s/n).

HEOS Built-in Multi-Room Streaming

Enjoy your favorite music in any room of your home wirelessly 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. Also works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri, providing cutting-edge voice control and incredible sound for all your home entertainment.

Apple AirPlay 2 Built-in

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.

Amazon Alexa Voice Control

Control the DRA-800H 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 HEOS Home Entertainment Skill to enable Amazon Alexa voice commands for your DRA-800H, HEOS devices and other select Denon products.

Google Assistant Voice Control

Start music in the HEOS app, then ask your Google Assistant to control volume, play, pause, skip tracks and more.

Music Streaming

Stream music from nearly unlimited sources via Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay 2 or HEOS Built-in. The DRA-800H supports popular music services like Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music, Napster, SoundCloud, Deezer, Tidal, TuneIn, iHeart Radio (US), Sound Cloud (US), SiriusXM (US) and more. Whether you’re hosting a party or unwinding at home, enjoy access to your favorite streaming services to fit your mood. Availability of music services varies by region.



Technical Information

  • Number of Power Amps: 2
    Power Output: 
    • 175 watts per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD: 10%, 1ch driven)
    • 145W per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD: 1%, 1ch Driven)
    • 120 watts per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD: 0.7%, 2ch drive)
    • 100 watts per channel (8ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, THD: 0.08%, 2ch driven)
  • Speaker Impedance: 4 - 16Ω/ohms

Preamplifier Section

  • Input sensitivity: 200 mV
  • Frequency response: 10 Hz - 100 kHz — +1, –3 dB (Direct mode)
  • S/N Ratio: 98 dB (IHF-A weighted, Direct mode)
  •  General
    • Power supply: AC 120 V, 60 Hz
    • Power consumption: 3.5 Watts
    • Standby Power Consumption: 0.1 Watts
    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
      • Antenna Vertical: 17.1 x 13.3 x 8.5 in
      • Antenna Horizontal: 17.1 × 13.3 × 6 in
    • Weight: 18.3 lbs


  • IN
    • HDMI x 5
    • Phono (MM) x 1
    • Analog Audio x 2
    • Digital Optical x 2
    • Coaxial Inputs x 1
    • USB-A x 1
    • Antenna jack for DAB+ / FM x 1
  • OUT
    • HDMI (ARC) x 1
    • Multi-Room Out Analog x 1
    • Audio Pre-out (SW): 0.2ch
    • Speaker Terminal: 4ch (A and B)
    • Headphone x 1


Customer Reviews for Denon DRA-800H Stereo Network Receiver

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Great all-around stereo receiver with great sound!
I purchased this receiver as a source to drive in-ceiling speakers throughout the house, utilizing the receiver speaker outputs and an outboard amp. I was pleasantly surprised at how good it sounds when driving in-ceiling speakers and a sub-woofer!

This receiver significantly simplified HDMI switching, which the previous stereo receiver it replaced did not have. The previous receiver did have a zone 2 tone control however, which this receiver does not support. Being able to control tone in zone 2 makes a huge difference in zone 2 sound quality when listening to music. I hope Denon adds it as a future s/w update.

Also, this unit has a very good on-screen user interface which makes set-up a breeze!

All in all, an excellent stereo receiver!
May 27, 2020
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Denon, Time Tested!
I love clean audio. I was introduced to high end audio equipment when I took a job at Federated Group, a box store chain back in the 1980s. It was there I first heard Dahlquist, Nakamichi, Macintosh, Hafler, Carver and of course, Denon! From that experience I purchased the best receiver I could afford in 1986, a Denon DRA 335R. Today I still have that very DRA-335R, it still works beautifully and out performed several ensuing purchases, including a Harmon/Kardon HK 3490, which lasted 7 years then blew the output stage and died.
So, after seeing Denon had made another 2 channel receiver, I was in! I'm extremely happy with the features and sonic performance of the DRA-800H! Clear, clean music from multiple sources, it is a great receiver, and I hope it lasts as long as my 34 year old DRA-335R!
May 26, 2020
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Easy to use, sounds good, one flaw
I really like this amp. It is easy to operate, the app works great for full control of the amp remotely. I was looking for a unit with integrated Airplay2, a subwoofer out, and specifically i wanted just stereo rather than some form of AV receiver, as it is just for music listening. It does all of that well. On the negative, I was hoping to use this for two sets of speakers, utilizing speakers "A" and "B" for two different sitting areas. Unfortunately, the subwoofer is always "on", so if you want to only use speaker set "b" the subwoofer for the "A" speakers will still be audible. Thats dissapointing. It has a zone two out[put, but that isnt powered so I would need another amp to run that zone.
April 20, 2020
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Works well with wifi functionality but not perfect
I have two of these running 4 sets of speakers into 4 different rooms in my house. Overall, it has great sound. I like the HEOS app and how it can play Pandora, Amazon, Alexa, etc. It’s very slick.

I can control which room plays through the A, B, A+B functionality at the receiver. However, the HEOS app does not control this functionality. It needs to be done at the receiver physically. I called HEOS and they told me that this function was not available. Therefore, I give it 4/5 stars and will change it when it is fixed.
January 30, 2020
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Easy to use - good sound - but glitchy
Running the DRA-800H mostly for Spotify connect and home theater it has been really nice. Sound quality is great with good speakers (B&W) and its super convenient using the Spotify app on my phone to begin playing through Spotify connect.

I have had issues with glitches. Sometimes requires a restart to switch sources. Sometimes requires a restart to change the eco-mode, display dimmer, initiate setup. Its really strange, and a little annoying which worries me about the firmware rather than the hardware.

Overall I enjoy this receiver and its convenience and quality outweigh the occasional glitches.
October 30, 2019
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It's all about the sound
This is my third Denon receiver starting with the AVR2805 back in 2005 (with AL32) and AVR-S900W more recently. Last week I received the DRA-800H Hi-Fi Network receiver from Amazon since this is exactly what I was looking for. A powerful 2-channel receiver amp that can play Pandora and YouTube music videos with 100W + 100W 8 Ohms discrete, high resolution sound. After hookup and listening to various sources I realized that this new receiver has the same powerful sound that Denon is famous for and the sound that I love so dearly.
I hooked it up to my 4K AppleTV with HDMI and to TV HDMI (arc). Setup was a breeze and highly intuitive using the Setup Assistant. Used latest 4K HDR HDMI cables 4.4.4, Cat-8 Ethernet from router, as well as bi-amped (A+B) using 12 AWG Silverback speaker cables to my Monitor Audio Silver 6's toed in and with component isolation using Vibrapods. Still the average man's audiophile setup, but probably sounds just as good as a 100K setup. Make sure your TV has HDMI (arc). Can also hookup a pre-amp such as Shiit Magni3 and use this as an amplifier.
A really nice feature is the HEOS button on the remote that gives me access to all my online music sources & tuner channels using one button operation. Same for the Quick Select buttons 1-4.
Sound quality of Denon DRA-800H is powerful, detailed and sharp with just the right amount of base. I have heard this sound quality in all my Denon receivers and appears to be in their DNA. After all, it’s all about the sound. Watched Carlos Santana live Europa, Diana Krall, Latin / Cuban music, BB King the Thrill has Gone concert, etc. Denon you just made my life very happy!
This is EXACTLY what I wanted. A powerful 2.1 channel receiver, albeit very high quality sound with 100 W/channel and be able to hook up to latest music videos using HDMI / AppleTV / YouTube / AirPlay. A clean setup with top notch sound for music listening. I packed my 7.2 Denon Receiver for future use.
One minor downside is that the front USB is not compatible with my iPhone direct input. Surprising change, but can be overcome with AirPlay, BT, HEOS, RCA, etc. The Smart Remote function is a bit confusing for my TV. Minor issues nevertheless.
My next dream Denon receiver would be this unit with AL32 processing or the PMA-1600NE with the features & inputs from this DRA-800H 2-channel. Thank you Denon. This is posted on Denon website as well as Amazon.
August 7, 2019
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A shopper on May 28, 2020
  Thanks for your question. Any receiver with a phono input customarily includes a grounding lug for the turntable ground cable.
Yes when do you think you will get the denon 800h receiver in stock?
A shopper on Jul 1, 2020
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Does the demon dra800h support SiriusXM?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2020
  Thanks for your question. The DRA-800H supports a variety of streaming services: Stream music from nearly unlimited sources via Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay 2 or HEOS Built-in. The DRA-800H supports popular music services like Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music, Napster, SoundCloud, Deezer, Tidal, TuneIn, iHeart Radio (US), Sound Cloud (US), SiriusXM (US) and more. Whether youre hosting a party or unwinding at home, enjoy access to your favorite streaming services to fit your mood. Availability of music services varies by region.