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Denon AVR-3803

Denon AVR-3803
alaScore 72

18 reviews

Sep, 2014

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Denon AVR-3803

 

A wry smile crossed my face as the 3803 was delivered to my door by a rather red-faced editor who had to carry this behemoth monster from his car boot

The 3803 is a solid performer with some innovative features putting its head slightly ahead of its competition. Sound reproduction for music is remarkable, faithfully reproducing tone and character in all that was thrown at it and in a home theatre...

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DENON AVR-5803 HOME THEATER RECEIVER 7.1 CHANNEL

 

accessories and original box

more

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Fix the Center Channel

 

Power, Ease of hook-up and operation

Center Channel Problems

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the power & punch to fuel your home ent. system.

 

Does more than i can even describe

Instructions are terrible.

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denon 3802, even better

 

7.1, 110W, incredible sound, all decoders

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Customer support does not exist

 

Ample power supply.

center channel does not work properly

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Do your homework.

 

State of the art sound processing and nice backlit remote

bad manual

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Amazing receiver

 

excellent sound, 7.1

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COMPETENT AV AMP, A RECOMENDED BUY

 

I've had this amp for two years and I'm still discovering tweaks that have improved the openess and detail of the sound. If you're using component video and prefer the analogue feed from a CD/DVD for sound (DVD-A, etc) then it should be a a sound buy.

7.1 capable amp with the warm, rich sound that seems to be the Denon trademark. Plenty of tweaking possible to achieve that desired sound.

Being surpassed by the 3805, the 3803 does not offer auto set-up or Denon link. However, pure direct mode does a good job of delivering pure signals from ext inputs.

Product Specifications

High-end home theater savvy, beefy 7-channel power, and impeccable construction meet in Denon's remarkable AVR-3803. The sound is powerful, pristine, and totally enveloping, thanks to 110 watts x 7 channels of Denon's high-current amplification. An advanced 32-bit SHARC processor drives a wealth of surround options, including Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, DTS Neo: 6 and Dolby Pro Logic II. You also get decoding for DTS 96/24 discs - this new format enables video DVDs to deliver 5.1 soundtracks in the same 96kHz/24-bit resolution that multi-channel DVD-Audio uses. And Denon's exclusive Wide screen 7.1 mode lets you turn any stereo or surround source into thrilling 7.1 audio! Bringing high-end A/V performance into a real world price range has always been a Denon specialty, but they've outdone themselves with the AVR-3803. This receiver boasts 16 Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit DACs in differential configuration, for incredible precision from all your digital sources. And in the convenience department, Denon's video conversion lets you send a variety of video sources to your main TV via a single S-video or component video connection. Another high-end bonus: Denon's renowned AL 24 (ALPHA 24) processing, which employs sophisticated interpolation to produce analog smoothness from 16- to 24-bit stereo digital audio. For the cleanest possible stereo sound, Pure Direct mode shuts off power to the video circuitry and front-panel display. With analog sources, Pure Direct also shuts off the digital circuitry, too. This versatile receiver also offers two dual-room/dual-source A/V options - use the preamp outs with another receiver, powered speakers, or a TV in your second room, or step to 5.1 sound in your main listening room and let the AVR-3803 power a pair of stereo speakers in the second room. The learning/multi-brand remote features an LCD and programmable macros for advanced system control. The AVR-3803's heavy-duty construction includes an anti-resonant chassis, a massive power supply, and large capacitors. Denon's DDSC-Digital configuration treats your audio to a series of single-function circuit blocks. With D/A conversion, A/D conversion, surround decoding, and other DSP each handled by its own dedicated block, every function is optimized, and so is your sound!

Amplifier

Output Power / Total:770Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS 96/24 / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / 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

Connectors

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:16.4in
Height:6.7in
Weight:36.4lbs
Width:17.1in

DVD

Type: None

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Denon
Model:3803
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Denon AVR

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Refurbished:Refurbished

Radio

Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Turntable

Type: None
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