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Denon AVR-3802

Denon AVR-3802
alaScore 75

31 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Denon AVR-3802. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Denon AVR-3802 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Denon AVR-3802


Beauty on the inside On the outside, the 3802 is nothing special. We found its styling uninspired and bland--it's a basic black component. Ah, but when we popped the cover and looked inside the 3802, we noticed a massive power transformer right behind...

Great sound; impressive build quality; DTS ES 6.1 Discrete processing; seven 110-watt channels; bountiful features and connectivity options.

Lacks THX certification; tricky setup chores; poorly written owner's manual.

This receiver's stellar sound will appeal to demanding listeners.

May, 2002

Expert review by : Richard Elen (

Denon AVR-3802 Receiver


Introduction The AVR-3802 is mid-level in Denon's line of AV receivers. As you ascend the range, the units get bigger, more flexible and a great deal heavier, thanks to Denon's use of increasingly massive main power transformers to insure that the amps...

Jan, 2001

Consumer review (

Denon AVR-3802 Power Problem


Sound quality

Power problem in less then one year

Feb, 2004

Consumer review (

One impressive receiver!


110 wts x 7 of high current amplification.

non thus far

Jul, 2003

Consumer review (

Quality, Quality, and quality


superior sound quality

small display console, hard to see volume

Jun, 2003

Consumer review (

Still trying to figure it out!


Sounds good when you can get the correct setting.

FM terrible.Poor manual.No tech support.Set up difficult

Feb, 2003

Consumer review (

Denon 3802


Great sound, good power when playing DVD's or CD's.

Difficult setup, manual is of little help.

Jan, 2003

Consumer review (

'Powerfully Smooth


Very clean, great bass management supperb digital functions


Nov, 2002

Consumer review (

Have asprin available...


Wonderful sound quality,

The setup is incredibly difficult!

Sep, 2002

Consumer review (

It is an incredible receiver, but.........


Truly incredible sound, Multi-Source

Difficult setup, where's the 800 customer support??

Jul, 2002

Product Specifications

The AVR-3802 Digital Surround A/V receiver is a remarkable solution that has been engineered to provide superb surround-sound listening with home theater sources such as DVD, as well as providing outstanding high-fidelity reproduction of your favorite music sources. It features Dolby Pro Logic II decoding with Cinema and Music Modes and DTS Extended Surround Discrete 6.1 decoding. There are 9 analog inputs including built-in AM/FM tuner. Power amplifier assign function lets you assign 2 of the 7 amplifier's channels to drive second-zone speakers directly. LCD dot-matrix programmable/learning remote features TV, VCR, DVD codes from other manufacturers. It also boasts backlighting main function keys.


Output Power / Total:770Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES decoder / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround System Class:5.1 channel/7.1 channel
Type:AV receiver

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Output: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Denon AVR

MD System

Type: None




Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control


Type: None