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Denon AVR-5308CI

Denon AVR-5308CI
alaScore 79

36 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Denon AVR-5308CI. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, 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-5308CI is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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This summary is based on the products: Denon AVR5308CI Home Theater Receiver NEWEST VERSIONDenon AVR5308CI Home Theater Receiver NEWEST VERSION (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Denon AVR5308CI Home Theater Receiver NEWEST VERSION

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Andrew Gash (

Denon AVR-5308CI(A) and AVP-A1HDCI Update Video Review


Would you pay $1000 to update a$5500 AV receiver to the latest firmware and features? Me neither.OK, to spend that kind of money - first of all you have to be thetype of person who actually buys a $5500 AV receiver like Denon'sAVR-5308CI. And believe...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Clint DeBoer (

Denon AVR-5308CI AV Receiver Review


The AVR-5308CI shares nearly all of the same features found on Denon's $7500 AVP-A1HDCI flagship processor. The AVR-5308CI performed as we'd come to expect from Denon's flagship products - excellently

Dual HDMI outputs ; Independent control of HQV Realta video processing on each input ; THX Ultra2 Certified ; Assignable amplification ; Digital to analogue conversion for multi-zone outputs ; Component video for Zone 2

No anamorphic output scaler for video inputs ; Doesn't make espresso

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Michael Fremer (

Denon AVR-5308CI A/V Receiver


Tom Waits once wrote a song constructed solely from a lengthy string of clichéd advertising pitches and Ron Popeil-style retail provocations. Some were familiar ("That's right, it filets, it chops, it dices, slices, never stops"), and some were...

As impressive as the picture was, the Dolby TrueHD and 5.1-channel PCM sound impressed me more. For audiophiles, surround sound isn't worthwhile if it lacks suppleness and misses the sophisticated textures and low-level dynamic contrasts presented in...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Wes Phillips (

Denon AVR-5308CI A/V Receiver


Fifteen minutes later, as I grunted to curl the monster ultra-high-end AVR into its chest-high slot on my equipment stand, I asked myself the same question.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Wes Phillips ( Denon AVR-5308CI A/V Receiver


When I answered the door and saw the UPS man standing there with a massive box, I knew that Denon's AVR-5308CI had finally arrived after a series of misadventures. (Don't ask.) "Oh boy, I've been waiting for this A/V receiver!" As the man in brown...

Superb sound from 2-channel to 7.1 sources, Extremely flexible configuration, Every input imaginable (7 HDMI!), LAN compatible

Non-intuitive interface (although better than many), Good, but not perfect, auto configuration, Main remote did not fit my ape-like paws

Who needs a 75-pound receiver? I do, now that I've lived with the Denon AVR-5308CI. Its sound is superb, its video processing is state-of-the-art, and it offers access to just about any source I could dream of. Add to that it's phenomenal flexibility,...

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: EagleTechy (

Excellent quality product


I bought this for the 7 HDMI inputs and the quality of sound, and I am extremely pleased. The video quality seems slightly improved for game systems and cable box. Watching channels that have low audio are no longer a problem since the audio is leveled...

Great Sound Quality","Lots of features","Lots of inputs and output","Lots of inputsoutputs

Costly","Heavy bulky","Runs Hot

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Jeff (

Excellent receiver


Overall a great receiver, especially for the price I got it for. The Audyssey MultEQ (with its 6 points of measurement) does a very good job of setting up the system automatically, but you still have the flexibility to make manual adjustments. Plenty...

Accurate Controls","Good Power Output","Great Sound Quality

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: AO (

Flagship piece


This receiver is Denon\'s flagship receiver. After this piece, we are talking separates and many thousands of dollars more. This receiver has a whopping 150 watts of power per channel, more than enough for most speakers. The thing is built like a...

Accurate Controls","Clean Sound","Durable","Easy To Set Up","Good Power


Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: JasonSZ (




Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Mike Cason (

Denon 5308CI (A) version (Latest)


Networking thousands of music and other channels via broadband from around the world.  No video channels like Netflix or others.  Must be able to setup networking from your computer to HULU and others.  My next learning curve......

Everything is of the highest quality for the amount spent

Remote is very difficult to learn

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications

Setting the reference standard for sound and video quality, the AVR-5308CI(A) is packed with all of the advanced technologies for the ultimate home theater experience. Featuring THX Ultra2 certification, the AVR-5308CI(A) features Denon's legendary D. D. S. C. -HD surround sound decoding, employing no less than 3 high speed DSP processors, along with precision Burr-Brown DACs in differential mode on all output channels (12). Able to decode the high definition audio formats, such as Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master Audio via the latest HDMI v1.3a specification. Video sources, regardless of resolution or format, are upconverted to high definition via the top-performing Realta HQV video processor, all the way up to 1080p. The versatile multi-zone functions include independent high definition and standard definition outputs. A host of digital media connectivity features includes network audio and photo streaming, via Ethernet and built-in Wi-Fi, along with internet radio stations, built-in HD radio, and XM satellite-ready capability.

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby TrueHD / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 / DTS-HD decoder / THX Ultra 2/Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby TrueHD / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 / DTS-HD High Resolution / DTS-HD Master Audio / THX Surround EX decoder / THX Ultra 2
Functions (KA):AV network receiver
Sound Effects:Cinema EQ
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround Sound Effects:Dolby Headphone
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:AV network 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