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Denon AVR 3805S - AV receiver - 7.1 channel

Denon AVR 3805S - AV receiver - 7.1 channel
alaScore 81

68 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 reviews of Denon AVR 3805S - AV receiver - 7.1 channel. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Denon AVR 3805S - AV receiver - 7.1 channel is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Denon AVR 3805S - AV receiver - 7.1 channel

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Denon AVR 3805S - AV receiver - 7.1 channel from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Denon AVR-3805 - AV receiver - 7.1 channel - blackDenon AVR-3805 - AV receiver - 7.1 channel - black

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Performance

 

Denon AVR-3805 (black)

A 7.1-channel receiver; high-end style and feel; graphic-display remote; all-digital hookup for compatible Denon SACD/DVD-A players; turntable input; versatile surround speaker switching.

The included superslick universal remote may be too advanced for its own good.

Audiophiles craving the very best sound and cutting-edge features will find everything they need in Denon's AVR-3805.

Sep, 2004

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Denon AVR-3805 ( black)

 

Editors' note: Denon Electronics will not honor the warranty on components purchased from unauthorized dealers or if the original factory serial number has been removed, defaced, or replaced. If in doubt about a particular online or brick-and-mortar...

A 7.1-channel receiver; high-end style and feel; graphic-display remote; all-digital hookup for compatible Denon SACD/DVD-A players; turntable input; versatile surround speaker switching.

The included superslick universal remote may be too advanced for its own good.

Audiophiles craving the very best sound and cutting-edge features will find everything they need in Denon's AVR-3805.

Sep, 2004

Expert review by : CNET staff (cnet.com)

Denon AVR-3805S

 

Denon AVR-3805 (silver)

Sep, 2004

Expert review by : Clint DeBoer (audioholics.com)

Denon AVR-3805 Receiver Review

 

The Denon AVR-3805 is an impressive all-around receiver. With the ability to bi-amp the main channels, full customization over your speaker configuration, and more, this receiver is highly recommended

DENON Link 3rd Edition ; Component video up-conversion with OSD ; Three (3) HDTV-compatible component video inputs ; Can bi-amp front speakers for 240 wpc (5.1 only) ; Bass output in 2-channel direct mode ; Lip Sync delay ; Can monitor video other than...

Auto Setup doesn’t set crossover point ; No IEEE 1394/Firewire interface ; Aggressive Room EQ (boosts up to +9 dB) ; No digital sources output to Zone 2/3

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : B.Greenway (hometheaterblog.com)

Denon AVR-3805, review

 

Being a recent convert to the joys of Denon, I have to admit it feel's a little odd having the ‘competition' in my setup. My interest in the line really started with the addition of an AVR-3802 to my system. It got me thinking this is a decent piece of...

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Mark Fleischmann (hometheater.com)

Denon AVR-3805 Receiver

 

All of the receivers I reviewed for this roundup have learning/preprogrammed remotes, but Denon's backlit blue-membrane remote is the coolest of the bunch. It glows when you pick it up. Touch a source, and the screen layout changes to reveal controls...

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Mark Fleischmann (hometheatermag.com)

Denon AVR-3805 Receiver

 

All of the receivers I reviewed for this roundup have learning/preprogrammed remotes, but Denon's backlit blue-membrane remote is the coolest of the bunch. It glows when you pick it up. Touch a source, and the screen layout changes to reveal controls...

Did I set the sub-out level too high before running the auto setup? No, the level I'd chosen manually was only a half-decibel higher than what the auto-setup program chose. Quality-not quantity-of bass was the problem. Denon's room EQ solved it neatly....

Aug, 2004

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

Denon AVR-3805

 

With the AVR-3805, Denon sets a landmark in AV receivers. Equipped with every feature for modern home theater, it has an amazing number of audio and video inputs and seven powerful channels, Dolby Pro Logic IIx and signal conversion to S-Video or...

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : Tony Davey (audioenz.co.nz)

Denon AVR-3805

 

There is something about the new range of AV receivers hitting the market today, they just seemed to have stepped it up a notch in performance and are forever pushing the "bang for the buck" boundary

Denon's latest high-mid priced offering (is that an oxymoron?) is a stunner. Feature packed, great sounding and a great looking piece of gear to go with it

Mar, 2005

Consumer review (audioreview.com)

Denon AVR-3805 A/V Receivers

 

This is an awesome receiver you could fully adjust to full range dynamic power front left n right the whole 7ch I using skinny tower Sony with equake sub 12in it will blew you away compare mine with NHT top of the line my step dad has $5,000 on 7.1 and...

Jan, 2016
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Product Specifications

D.D.S.C.-Digital is a circuit configuration specially designed by DENON in which all elements of the surround processor are optimized through the use of selected high performance discrete components, including separate A/D and D/A converters, with sophisticated DSP surround decoding. New D.D.S.C.-Digital incorporates the latest devices and also DENON LINK digital circuit. For decoding and processing various digital signals with the highest level of accuracy, DENON developed new 32bit floating point DSP for the AVR-3805, so this new D.D.S.C-Digital circuit provide the ultimate in multi-channel performance. DENON LINK has just been upgraded to the 3rd edition. The new edition now allows the input of Super Audio CD digital signals as well as DVD-Video/Audio. To transfer audio signals, DENON has developed a unique digital transmission technology, known as DENON LINK. This digitally balanced transfer technology permits jitter-less data transfer and low noise. The AVR-3805 incorporates this latest digital audio interface, so the end user will experience absolute finest in audio playback between AVR-3805 and DENON LINK featured DVD player. This video transcoding to component signals, letting you enjoy high picture quality from all video gear connected to the AVR-3805. Since composite and S-video signals are also converted into component video signals and output to the monitor, all you need to do is connect a monitor that can display component video images. The AVR-3805 is equipped with auto set up and room equalizing capability to achieve the ideal sound field for your room. With the microphone placed on your listening position, the powerful new 32bit floating point DSP analyzes accurately and automatically adjusts and sets the speaker configurations for your listening room. Also AVR-3805 analyzes the frequency response with 8 band parametric equalizer and adjust to optimum sound field. The microphone is equipped high performance microphone unit and heavy duty base to suppress the vibration for accurate analyzing. Pure direct function is designed for audiophiles to enjoy the audio sources. This function turns off the video circuit and FL display and also digital circuit while the analog playback. While you playback PCM source, DENON's waveform technology AL24 plus processing is worked and bring out all the delicate nuances of the music. The AVR-3805's remote controller is completely new designed for easy to use. It is featured EL technology, and it gives you a sophisticated design and control. The AVR-3805 features an equal power 7-channel amplifier section, with identical amplifier design on all 7 channels, with high current discrete output devices on all channels. Each of the 7 amplifier channels is rated at 120 watts, into 8 ohms, from 20 Hz - 20 kHz with no more than 0.05% THD. A huge power transformer has been connected in the power section where it is combined with a rectifier diode and a large block capacitor to ensure a large, stable supply of electrical current. Accordingly, the AVR-3805 boasts high output power of 120 W for each of the 7 channels. A large-capacity block capacitor was developed for the AVR-3805 to ensure a rock stable supply of power. The AVR-3805 provides a Multi Zone Output function and a Select function that let you output different sources to multiple zones. Sources can be selected for output to an additional zone, in addition to the main room. Multi-room Zone 2 can have variable pre-amp output along with composite video feed. And an independently selected source can be output to Multiroom Zone 3 as a fixed output. The AVR-3805's Power Amplifier Assign function lets you assign the 2 or 3 Surround Back (SB L/R) amplifier channels when the system is not configured for 7.1, to instead drive the Multi-room Zone 2 speakers, with 120 Watts per channel output power, while still providing 5 discrete amplifier channels to drive all speakers in a 5.1 configured home theater room.

Amplifier

Output Power / Total:770Watt

Audio

Audio output channels:7.1
Frequency range:10 - 100000
Input impedance:47000
Input sensitivity:200
Power output per channel (1KHz@6 Ohm):160
Power output per channel (20-20KHz@8 Ohm):120
Pre-out connectivity: Yes
Receiver Type:Surround
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):102
Speaker selector:A / B
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.05

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders: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
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround System Class: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:16.9in
Height:6.7in
Weight:37.5lbs
Width:17.1in

DVD

Type: None

Energy Management

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:8 bands
Equalizer Type:Digital graphic

Header

Manufacturer:Denon
Model:3805/3805S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Denon AVR

Inputs

Audio (L,R) in:11
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:3
Composite video in:7
Digital audio coaxial in:2
Digital audio optical in:5
Remote control in:1
S-Video in:7
S-Video inputs quantity:7

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Silver

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No

Outputs

Audio (L,R) out:11
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:3
Digital audio optical out:2
Remote control out:1
S-Video out:3
S-Video outputs quantity:3

Ports & interfaces

12V trigger: Yes
12V trigger ports quantity:2
Speakers connectivity type:RCA

Power

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120

Radio

AM band range:520 - 1710
FM band:87.5 - 107.9
FM band range:87.5 - 107.9
Preset stations quantity:56
Supported bands:AM, FM
Supported radio bands:AM,FM
Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Storage

Card reader: No
Card reader integrated:N

Technical Details

AirPlay: No
Apple docking compatibility: No
Audio decoders:DTS 96/24,DTS Neo:6,DTS-ES (Discrete 6.1),DTS-ES (Matrix 6.1),Dolby Digital EX,Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Bass adjustment: Yes
Built-in audio decoders:DTS 96/24, DTS Neo:6, DTS-ES (Discrete 6.1), DTS-ES (Matrix 6.1), Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Color of product:Black
Digital Signal Processing (DSP): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Multi-Zone capability: Yes
RS-232 interface: Yes
Treble adjustment: Yes

Turntable

Type: None

Video

3D:N
3D compatibility: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16.9
Height:6.73
Weight:37.5
Width:17.1