Denon DRA-800H Stereo Network Receiver

Model: DRA800HBKE3 UPC: 883795004817 Item: 173322

Product Information

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.

Highlights

  • 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, Josh.ai. 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.

Specifications

Specifications

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

Ports

  • 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

Reviews

Customer Reviews for Denon DRA-800H Stereo Network Receiver

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Rated 5 out of 5
Great sound and convenience
It is what you should expect from a Denon. The quality for the price is 10/10. Don't expect the results of the 4K receiver because it is not. On the other hand drives great my 2 bookshelf B&W. This is an amp that you should pair it with same value speakers. Not less but not higher either, and it will performs perfect.
November 3, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Refurbished, and I ain't scared!
Took what I considered a minimal gamble for a 3rd Denon receiver for our home(bedroom specific. So far, terrific discount for a great unit! Love it!
November 2, 2021
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Rated 3 out of 5
A so-so receiver with a lot of bells & whistles
This unit is driving 2 Klipsh RF 82II floor speakers and is connected to a Sony XBR 65X950H with a HDMI cable capable to carry the eARC both units are set up for. All he bells and whistles seem to work flawlessly, although there is a slight (about 2-3 seconds) pause while the receiver cuts in. What does surprise me, is the units power. I retired a 12 year Denon rated at 75 watts power and connected by Toslink to the Tv. This unit drove the speakers at 30 to 50% power while the new unit is at 50 to 66% power to achieve the same volume despite being rated at 100 watts. I also notice that background sounds I heard with the old unit are missing on the new one. I should mention that all other units except the CD player are connected to the TV. CDs sound great and are set at a much lower power. I expected the eARC connection to improve my sound. That has not happened.
September 12, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect for our application!
Paired with a pair of Definitive Technology outdoor speakers on a covered veranda overlooking the lake. Perfect! Listening and enjoying right now!!
July 5, 2021
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Rated 4 out of 5
Great network stereo amp, not for the power-hungry
I bought this to replace the last of a series of disappointing amps I've had over the past several years, and I'm really glad I did. Everything just sounds better now that I have it installed, TV sound, computer sound, but the biggest improvement is with Internet radio and my own music library housed on a NAS file/media server. With my old system my signal chains were a mix of digital and analog where the analog tended to be the weak link. Now, it's all digital via all-HDMI inputs. The DRA's DAC sounds very accurate and clean, as does the amplification. My only complaint is that IMO the 175W power rating is misleading. Maybe this thing can pump out 175W peak to 4-ohm speakers, but I'm driving a pair of Cambridge Minx Min 12's, 'A' speakers only, no secondary channel, and I'm running volume at between about 40 and 60. So this amp may not be ideal for driving less efficient speakers, or if you want volume enough to wake the neighbors or rattle the rafters in your house.
May 18, 2021
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Rated 1 out of 5
Bad software
in the first week the firmware update failed. Nor did the return to factory settings work
February 28, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Exceptional DENON sound - perfect match!
This is my third DENON receiver and I was so happy to finally purchase a DRA-800H. Like all my DENONs, the sound is clean, powerful and detailed. The DRA-800H is rated 120W @ 6 ohms which is a near perfect match for my JBL 530s power requirement which is rated at 125W 6 ohms optimal. I have my AppleTV 4K, Apple MAC MINI, TEAC CD/Tape/USB deck, SONY 4K DVD and SONY pro-Mini Disc deck all functioning perfectly and displayed on my SONY 4K TV. This rig is set-up in my office so I don't need a subwoofer as my speakers deliver the bass efficiently for near-field listening. My only suggestion is that DENON try to improve the graphic readability of the on-screen menus and settings users see on their TV screen when using the system. Otherwise this unit is the working man's hi-res audio solution. Plus the price is worth every penny. I stopped shopping for more expensive audio equipment once I added this to my office system. Excellent job DENON!
January 3, 2021
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Rated 1 out of 5
No user manual, terrible sound quality, unit dirty
I recently sold my Luxman receiver and now really wish I had kept it! The Denon came with some sort of strange white powder on the metal case. What it did NOT come with was a User Manual, so I'm guessing at most of the operations! Sound is dreadful from CD or FM, with everything centered at midrange - no defined low end or high end. I couldn't care less about internet connectivity; I already have a computer system for that.
December 28, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
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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Rated 5 out of 5
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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need an amp for my speaker
Zheng L on Aug 11, 2021
I hear it's a great sounding system.
earl b on Jan 1, 2021
need an amp for my speaker
Zheng L on Aug 11, 2021
Needed me a decent amplifier for my gaming room to connect to my TV and gaming system.
Jose S on Jun 23, 2021
I hear it's a great sounding system.
earl b on Jan 1, 2021
I'm looking to replace a Yamaha receiver I have had since 1988!! that is no longer switching inputs. I did a little research and liked that this would provide a lot of modern inputs and integration, and that I can easily connect my vintage turntable. I'm excited to have a working stereo again. I also wanted to buy from a smaller shop vs. a big box store since the price is the same!
Karen B on Nov 26, 2020
Needed me a decent amplifier for my gaming room to connect to my TV and gaming system.
Jose S on Jun 23, 2021
I'm looking to replace a Yamaha receiver I have had since 1988!! that is no longer switching inputs. I did a little research and liked that this would provide a lot of modern inputs and integration, and that I can easily connect my vintage turntable. I'm excited to have a working stereo again. I also wanted to buy from a smaller shop vs. a big box store since the price is the same!
Karen B on Nov 26, 2020
WHAT IS THE SIGNAL GND FOR ON THE BACK OF THE DENON H-800?
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
  Please give us a call at 866.961.7781. We have experts here to help with pricing and availability. Thanks.
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.
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