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Denon AVR-3806 (silver)

Denon AVR-3806 (silver)
alaScore 79

82 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Denon AVR-3806 (silver) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 82 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Denon AVR-3806 Audyssey MultEQ XT Test Report


Audyssey's MultEQ XT is a sound equalization system that's finding its way into more and more audio-related products. We test out the implementation in the Denon AVR-3806 receiver.

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Denon AVR-3806 7.1-channel A/V Receiver


Denon A/V receivers are known for delivering genuine technological advancements, not whoopee-cushion gimmickry, and the mid-priced AVR-3806 is no exception. With the addition of XM capability, HDMI v.1.1 switching with analog source/video upconversion...

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Denon AVR-3806 - (A/V Receivers)


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Denon AVR-3806


The successor to Denon's best-selling receiver gets even better for 2006, but the AVR-3806's HDMI implementation falls a bit short.

High-end 7.1-channel A/V receiver ; 120 watts per channel ; High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) switching ; Three-zone multiroom capability ; Large-screen remote reduces button clutter

Analog inputs are limited to 480i output via HDMI, which many HDTVs can't handle ; Confusing autosetup procedure will make you want to take the easier path and use the manual setup

We couldn't resist going back and spinning CDs of the original Cream albums, and the energy levels of the youthful Creamsters have it all over the 2005 recordings. Clapton's guitar burns ever so brightly, and the Denon AVR-3806 managed to make the old...

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Denon AVR-3806


This replacement for the AVR-3805, Denon's main mid-price offering, is also a 7.1 channel amplifier, with the ability to play in up to three zones, or to dedicate two power amplifiers to each of the main front speakers for improved performance

Tuneful and refined sound, Practical and improved remote control

There aren't lots of new innovations

This is an excellent all rounder with much to recommend it in the mid-price range

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Denon AVR-3806


Sound below average, with MARIDIAN DVD PLAYER, Were;s the power

just looks good LOVE THE TUNER ; NEVER purchase again

Remote is clumsy a joke Manual was written by what ET ? Auto set up "it's not really AUTO, too many buttons to press" Manual set up took 36.24 hours still very confusing

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Denon AVR-3806


After reading good reviews. I went and bought one. Very happy with the performance. Shame about the remote control unit "who ever invented it should be shot:)" The manual book is a joke, I learn all the settings by playing around with it.

solid name ; great sound

stupidest remote in the universe ; auto set up "it's not really AUTO,too many buttons to press ; Volume control

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Denon AVR-3806


Great performance. Remote sucks, and auto set-up has it's problems, but overall sweeet!

Great sound ; Great power ; Well built ; Would purchase again

Auto set-up failed ; Manual is brutal ; Remote is clumsy and complicated

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"Great power, hard hitting sound"


Great power ; Great clarity ; Lots of inputs

The auto seteup is a bit confusing

Consumer review by:

"Great power, hard hitting sound"


Great performance. Remote sucks, and auto set-up has it's problems, but overall sweeet!

Great power ; Great clarity ; Lots of inputs

The auto seteup is a bit confusing


Product Specifications

The AVR-3806, an upgrade from the best-selling AVR-3805, continues to offer the finest in multi-channel audio performance and ensures ultra-rigorous standards of signal purity. Key new high-end features include HDMI switching, 7 channel amplifiers, HDCD decoding, built-in XM-satellite radio capability, and multi-zone functionality. The AVR-3806 also incorporates Audyssey MultEQxt Room EQ to calibrate your audio system and is packaged with a microphone to make your set-up even easier.


Output Channel Qty:7

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Effects:Cinema EQ
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:AV receiver


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

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:9 bands
Equalizer Type:Digital graphic


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Denon AVR




Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control