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Denon AVR-3802

Denon AVR-3802
alaScore 72

45 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews from magazines and websites.

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 72/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 45 reviews)

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Denon AVR-3802 - AV receiver - 7.1 channel


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

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.

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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...

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Denon AVR-3802 Power Problem


Sound quality

Power problem in less then one year


Consumer review by:

One impressive receiver!


110 wts x 7 of high current amplification.

non thus far

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Quality, Quality, and quality


superior sound quality

small display console, hard to see volume

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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

Consumer review by:

Denon 3802


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

Difficult setup, manual is of little help.

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'Powerfully Smooth


Very clean, great bass management supperb digital functions


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Have asprin available...


Wonderful sound quality,

The setup is incredibly difficult!

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


Truly incredible sound, Multi-Source

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


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