- Number of Power Amps: 2
- 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
- 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)
- 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
- 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
- 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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.