Denon AVC-X3800H 9.4 Channel AV Receiver + Bonus DHT-S316 Sound Bar

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Product Code: DEN-AVC-X3800H
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8K Video and 3D Audio Experience from a 9.4 Channel Receiver

With nine channels of amplification, up to four independent subwoofers, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, plus IMAX Enhanced and Auro 3D, the AVC-X3800H envelops larger living spaces in theatre-quality sound. Enjoy amazing 8K video quality and with HEOS® built-in, wirelessly stream and share online music between rooms.

Key Features

  • Enveloping 3D audio: Feel like you're in the centre of the action with enveloping 3D sound.
  • Expert ready: You'll be amazed at the available configuration options to best fit your space.
  • Geared for 8K: Enjoy amazing video quality from the latest 8K technology available.
  • Optimise for your room: Enhance performance with room correction options from Audyssey (installed) or Dirac Live (optional upgrade available with future SW update).

High Performance Nine-Channel Amplifier

Discrete high-current amplifiers deliver up to 105W per channel (at 8 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, THD 0.08%). Enough power to drive any speaker.

Denon AVC-X3800H AV Receiver

3D Audio Experience

Get enveloped in sound with Dolby Atmos®, DTS:X®, IMAX Enhanced and Auro 3D, along with Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X and Auro-Matic upmixer to optimise legacy content.

Denon AVC-X3800H AV Receiver

Configuration Flexibility

AVC-X3800H offers many setup options and flexibility to adjust your home theatre to meet your needs. Supports 11.4 channel processing capability, Pre-amplifier mode, and optional Dirac Live upgradability (with fee, coming soon in 2023).

Denon AVC-X3800H AV Receiver

Advanced 8K Home Theatre

8K video is supported on all six HDMI inputs and two of the three outputs. Enjoy easy video compatibility and great picture quality with HLG, HDR, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and Dynamic HDR passthrough.

Denon AVC-X3800H AV Receiver

Dolby Atmos

Feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos. Upgrade your home theatre with height speakers to unleash a fully immersive 3D audio experience from Dolby Atmos content. Dolby Surround upmixer engages all speakers to create 3D audio sensation from legacy content. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology creates the sensation of overhead sound even without height speakers. You can also enjoy Dolby Atmos music tracks available from Apple Music, Amazon HD, TIDAL and a compatible streaming device.

Denon AVC-X3800H AV Receiver


DTS:X immersive audio content places sound where it would naturally occur in space, creating lifelike, multidimensional audio. DTS Neural:X upmixer offers improved immersion and heightened realism for legacy content. DTS Virtual:X provides immersive audio without height channels, creating virtual height effects in a 7.1, 5.1, or 2.1 speaker setup.

Denon AVC-X3800H AV Receiver

IMAX Enhanced

Get the most premium at-home entertainment experience with IMAX Enhanced?the latest technology from DTS that sets a new standard for home theatre imaging, sound, scale, and clarity. See clearer pictures and brighter images. Feel immersive, heart-pounding audio and experience premium content digitally remastered by IMAX. You can enjoy IMAX Enhanced experience starting from 5.1.4 speaker setup. IMAX Enhanced compatible TV or projector is required.

Denon AVC-X3800H AV Receiver

Auro 3D

Auro 3D elevates the home theatre experience to amazing new levels by delivering the excitement of three dimensional sound for music, games, broadcast, and films, putting you in a cocoon of lifelike sound. Turn your existing audio-visual collection into an Auro 3D experience, thanks to the Auro-Matic upmixing engine. Supports up to 7.1.4 Auro 3D speaker configuration with an external 2 channel amplifier.

Denon AVC-X3800H AV Receiver

360 Reality Audio

360 Reality Audio is a new immersive music experience that uses Sony‘s 360 Spatial Sound technology. Individual Sounds such as vocals, chorus, piano, guitar, bass and even the sounds of the live audience can be placed in a 360 spherical sound field. With 360 Reality Audio, music has never been so immersive and so real. Select Denon AV receivers are capable of 360 Reality Audio playback by connecting a 360RA streaming device via HDMI. Stay tuned for further updates!

Denon AVC-X3800H AV Receiver

HDMI Connectivity with ARC/eARC

Supports the latest technology on all HDMI inputs and output. ARC (Audio Return Channel) or eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) makes playing TV audio through your AV receiver simple, with just a single HDMI connection. eARC provides HD and 3D audio transmission such as Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby Atmos while ARC is limited to conventional 5.1 ch audio formats or PCM.

Denon AVC-X3800H AV Receiver

8K / HDCP 2.3

Enjoy pristine 8K picture quality on your 8K TV or projector. Supports both 8K pass-through and 8K upscaling of 4K content. Supports HDCP 2.3, the latest copy protection standard, for peace of mind when streaming copy protected content.

Denon AVC-X3800H AV Receiver

Brilliant Colour from HDR 10+

Supports HDR (High Dynamic Range), HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), as well as Dynamic HDR and HDR10+ pass-through. HLG offers HDR technology over broadcast content. Both Dynamic HDR and HDR10+ use dynamic metadata to optimise shadows and highlights as screens change.

Denon AVC-X3800H AV Receiver

Dolby Vision

Dolby Vision is a stunning HDR imaging technology that brings extraordinary colour, contrast, and brightness to the screen. Compatible with Dolby Vision so you can enjoy Dolby Vision content from a compatible source device and TV.

Denon AVC-X3800H AV Receiver

Next-Generation Gaming

Supports Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) for smooth, lag-free gaming experience when connected with compatible gaming devices.

Denon AVC-X3800H AV Receiver

HEOS Built-In

With HEOS® Built-in, your AV receiver can stream music wirelessly across compatible HEOS components from a variety of free and premium streaming services. Consumers can also enjoy their favourite music in any room of the home wirelessly. Play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room via a variety of streaming sources. Add Denon Home speakers to more rooms and control it all with the HEOS app.

Denon AVC-X3800H AV Receiver

High-Resolution Audio

Discover the incredible fidelity of high-resolution audio tracks and enjoy music as the artist intended. A front USB port supports up to 24 bit / 192 kHz Hi-Res Audio playback from a USB drive. Supported audio formats are MP3, WMA, WAV, MPEG-4/AAC, FLAC, and ALAC.

Denon AVC-X3800H AV Receiver

Denon Setup Assistant

Award-winning guide Denon Setup Assistant supplies simple, clear instructions to get started. Just connect your AV receiver to your TV and follow the instructions on the TV screen to connect your speakers, perform speaker measurements, and connect source devices. For additional convenience, the AV receiver renames HDMI inputs automatically when connected or you can rename manually at your convenience.

Denon AVC-X3800H AV Receiver

Audyssey MultEQ Editor App

You can go even further with the Audyssey MultEQ Editor app, going “under the hood” to view and adjust settings for detailed tuning, allowing you to customise the sound more precisely to the specific problems in your room, and tailor the sound to your personal preferences. With this comprehensive app, you can harness the power of Audyssey MultEQ to take total control of the way your home cinema sounds. The app is available for purchase in iOS and Google Play stores.

Denon AVC-X3800H AV Receiver

11-Channel Processing, 9-Channel Amplification

9-channel amplification does not mean you need to stop at max. 11 channel speaker configuration. With external 2-channel amplification that can be assigned to either front, left, and right, or a pair of height channels, you can setup an 11-channel speaker configuration such as 7.1.4, allowing you even more flexibility and an engulfing audio experience.

Denon AVC-X3800H AV Receiver

Subwoofer Outputs & Settings

Blanket yourself in evenly distributed, accurate bass. Featuring up to four subwoofer outputs to smooth out low frequencies and provide better dispersion. No audible peaks or dips, just powerful, room filling bass. Tweak your subwoofer settings to your preference when more than two subwoofers are connected. Select "Standard" if you want evenly distributed bass performance. Select "Directional" if you want more directional bass performance seamlessly integrated into the speaker channel closest to each subwoofer in the room.

Denon AVC-X3800H AV Receiver

Pre-Amplifier Mode

Your Denon AV amplifier can work as a perfect AV preamplifier with the latest HDMI connectivity. Pre-Amplifier Mode provides a cleaner signal path and more tolerance in clipping level by disconnecting internal amplifiers. Add the flexibility to disconnect select speaker channels so that you can use the AV receiver's built-in amplification to drive non-critical channels to get a clearer signal path for the channels driven by external amplification.

Denon AVC-X3800H AV Receiver

Dirac Live Upgradeability

The interaction between your sound system and the physical layout of your room has a huge impact on sound quality. Dirac Live® Room Correction (coming soon in 2023) applies state-of-the-art, patented algorithms to analyse and digitally reduce room impact and enhance speaker performance. Select Denon AV receivers support Dirac Live upgradability. You can purchase a Dirac Live license key to unlock the functionality. Visit for more information. Upgradability will be supported via a future firmware update. Stay tuned!

Denon AVC-X3800H AV Receiver
Multichannel Surround
DTS HD Master / DTS:X / DTS:X Pro ✓ / ✓ / -
DTS Neo:X / DTS Neural:X - / ✓
DTS Virtual:X
IMAX Enhanced
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos / Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization / Dolby Atmos Music ✓ / ✓ / ✓ / ✓
Dolby ProLogic Ilz / Dolby Surround - / ✓
Auro 3D
360 Reality Audio / MPEG-H ✓ / ✓
Multichannel Stereo
Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels 11.4
Sound Enhancements
Discrete Power Amplifier
Pure Direct
Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic Volume ✓ / ✓
Audyssey LFC
Dirac Live Upgradability
Compressed Audio Restorer
Media Server
HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Technology
Alexa / Google Voice Assistant / Apple HomePod ✓ / ✓ / ✓
Lossy Formats: MP3 / WMA / AAC ✓ / ✓ / ✓
Lossless Formats: FLAC / ALAC / WAV ✓ / ✓ / ✓
Lossless Formats: FLAC HD / WAV / ALAC (All 192 kHz / 24 Bit) ✓ / ✓ / ✓
DSD Audio Streaming ✓ (2.8/5.6 MHz)
AirPlay 2
Spotify Connect
Roon Tested
HEOS App Control
Compatible with Remote App for Smart Phones ✓ (Denon 2016 AVR Remote)
Ethernet Ports
HDMI Inputs: Back / Front 6 / -
HDCP 2.3 Support
HDMI Outputs: Main / Zone 2 / 1
HDMI 2.1: 8K 60 Hz AB / 4K 120 Hz AB ✓ / ✓
HDR / HLG / Dolby Vision / HDR10+ / Dynamic HDR ✓ / ✓ / ✓ / ✓ / ✓
ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) Pass-Through for Gaming
Variable Refresh Rate / Quick Frame Transport / Quick Media Switching ✓ / ✓ / ✓
3D Signal Pass-Through
8K Signal Pass-Through / Scaling / GUI Overlay ✓ / ✓ / ✓
DSD Audio Capability
Audio Return Channel (ARC) / Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) ✓ / ✓
Auto LipSync
Multiroom / CI
Multi-Room Zones 2
Zone Audio Source: HDMI / Optical, Coax / Network, USB / Analogue ✓ (2 Ch) / ✓ (2 Ch) / ✓ / ✓
Zone Audio Output: Speaker / Preout ✓ / ✓
Zone HDMI Output from HDMI Source
IP Control / RS232 Control / Web Control / App Control ✓ / ✓ / ✓ / ✓
Remote In / Out ✓ / ✓
DC Trigger Output 1
HDMI Diagnostics
Auto Speaker Setup by Microphone Audyssey MultEQ XT32, Dirac Live (Upgrade)
Front Display 1 Line FLD
GUI Languages 3
Setup Assistant
Quick Select Plus / Quick Select ✓ / -
Variable Crossover
Optimised Bass Redirection
Bass Sync
ECO Mode
Auto Power Off
Sleep Timer
Inputs / Outputs
HDMI In / Out 6 / 3
Multi-Room Video Out: Video / HDMI - / ✓
Analogue In / Out 6 / -
Phono (MM) In
Digital In: Optical / Coaxial 2 / 2
Multi-Room Out: Analogue / Digital 1 / -
Multichannel Preout ✓ (11.4)
Subwoofer Out 4 (Independent)
Speaker Terminal: Gold Plated Screw / Regular Screw - / ✓
Number of Speaker Terminals 11
Speaker A/B Assignable
Bi-Amp Drive Assignable
Multi-Room Speaker Terminal Assignable
Front Inputs: Audio / Composite / Digital (Opt) / HDMI / USB - / - / - / - / ✓
USB Audio / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone ✓ / - / -
AM/FM Tuner
Number of Power Amps 9
Power Output (8 Ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Ch Driven) 105 W
Power Output (6 Ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% THD, 2 Ch Driven) 135 W
Power Output (6 Ohm, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1 Ch Driven) 215 W
System Remote Control RC-1253
Pre-Programmed / Learnable / LCD Display - / - / -
Power Consumption 660 W
Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On / Off) 60 W / 100 W
Standby Consumption 0.1 W
CEC Standby Consumption 0.5 W
Network Standby Consumption Less Than 2.0 W
Dimensions - Antenna: Horizontal (W x D x H) 434 x 389 x 167 mm
Dimensions - Antenna: Vertical (W x D x H) 434 x 389 x 236 mm
Dimensions - No Antenna (W x D x H) 434 x 379 x 167 mm
Weight 12.5 kg
Weight in Packaging 15.1 kg
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