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Denon AVR-5308CI A/V Receiver

Denon AVR-5308CI A/V Receiver
alaScore 79

34 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Denon AVR-5308CI A/V Receiver. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Denon AVR-5308CI A/V Receiver from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on

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This summary is based on the products: Denon AVR5308CI Home Theater Receiver NEWEST VERSIONDenon AVR5308CI Home Theater Receiver NEWEST VERSION

Aug, 2018

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

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by : Michael Fremer (

Denon AVR-5308CI A/V Receiver


Like Waits' song, “Step Right Up,” one could review Denon's overachieving AVR-5308CI THX Ultra2–certified A/V receiver by stringing together a list of its operating, control, and configuration features. Unfortunately, that would leave no room in the...

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

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Dec, 2009

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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

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HIGH AMPLIFIED SOUND OF DENON MAKES NO EMPTY SPACE IN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY - DENON AVR 5308CI AV This is the receiver with Dolby digital, Dts, THX decorder encoded with channel features all center sounds of the cinema hall actors...



Mar, 2009

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Denon AVR 5308CI AV network receiver


Denon is certainly one of the heavy hitters in the AV receiver market, and its full 2007 AV receiver line has now been announced. In general, you can ecpect Denon's recievers to be pricier than similiarly equipped competitors, but in many cases. Denon...

network functionality


Dec, 2008

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