Powering 105W per channel, the Denon AVR-X3800H 9.4 channel 8K AV receiver delivers an enveloping 3D audio experience and amazing picture quality thanks to Dolby Atmos®, DTS:X® , and the latest HDMI technology featuring HDR10+, Dolby Vision™ , and 8K video. Powered by HEOS® Built-in, access streaming music services and share with HEOS-enabled speakers in other rooms. With flexibility to set up the best speaker arrangement for your space and Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room correction technology to optimize the sound, we made this AV receiver to meet the demands of home theater enthusiasts, like you.
Feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos. Upgrade your home theater 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 and TIDAL and a compatible streaming device.
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.
Get the most premium at-home entertainment experience with IMAX Enhanced—the latest technology from DTS that sets a new standard for home theater 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.
Auro 3D elevates the home theater experience to amazing new levels by delivering the excitement of threedimensional 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.
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!
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.
Brilliant color 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 optimize shadows and highlights as screens change.
Dolby Vision is a stunning HDR imaging technology that brings extraordinary color, contrast, and brightness to the screen. Compatible with Dolby Vision so you can enjoy Dolby Vision content from a compatible source device and TV.
Supports Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) for smooth, lagfree gaming experience when connected with the compatible gaming devices.
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 favorite 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.
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 5.1ch audio formats or PCM.
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.
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.
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.
Discover the incredible fidelity of high-resolution audio tracks and enjoy music as the artist intended. A front USB port supports up to 24bit/192kHz hires audio playback from a USB drive. Supported audio formats are MP3, WMA, WAV, MPEG- 4/AAC, FLAC, and ALAC.
Denon Setup Assistant
Award-winning guide Denon Setup Assistant provides 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.
Audyssey premium suites of room correction technology
Denon AV receivers use the Audyssey suite of EQ software for simple, accurate set-up and calibration. With the supplied Audyssey measuring microphone, Audyssey measures all the speakers in your home theater, and tunes the AV receiver to provide the smoothest, most optimal overall listening experience for your room. This AV receivers supports Audyssey MultEQ room correction technology. The other supported Audyssey features are Dynamic EQ, and Dynamic Volume.
Audyssey MultEQ XT
You can go even further with the Audyssey MultEQ XT app, "going under the hood” to view and adjust settings for detailed tuning— allowing you to customize 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 XT to take total control of the way your home cinema sounds. The app is available for purchase in iOS and Google Play stores.
Dual speaker preset memory
Store two Speaker and Audyssey settings and switch between the two settings on the fly, giving you freedom to optimize your listening experience based on the content or listening environment. Settings also include Amp Assign, Speaker Config, Distances, Levels, Crossovers, Bass, Front Speaker, 2ch Playback, and Graphic EQ (when Audyssey is not used)
DTS HD Master, DTS:X, DTS:X Pro Yes, Yes, No
DTS Neo:X, DTS Neural:X No, Yes
DTS Virtual:X Yes
IMAX Enhanced Yes
Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, Dolby Atmos Music Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes
Dolby ProLogic Ilz, Dolby Surround No, Yes
Auro 3D Yes
360 Reality Audio / MPEG H Yes, Yes
Multichannel Stereo Yes
Max. Number of Processing (Pre-Amp) Channels 11.4
Discrete Power Amplifier Yes
Pure Direct Yes
Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Dynamic Volume Yes, Yes
Audyssey LFC Yes
Dirac Live Upgradability Yes
Compressed Audio Restorer Yes
Media Server Yes
HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Technology Yes
Alexa / Google Voice Assistant / Apple HomePod Yes, Yes, Yes
Lossy Formats: MP3, WMA, AAC Yes, Yes, Yes
Lossless Formats: FLAC, ALAC, WAV Yes, Yes, Yes
Lossless Formats: FLAC HD, WAV, ALAC (all 192kHz/24 bit) Yes, Yes, Yes
DSD Audio Streaming Yes (2.8/5.6MHz)
AirPlay 2 Yes
Spotify Connect Yes
Roon Tested Yes
HEOS App Control Yes
Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones Denon 2016 AVR Remote
Ethernet Ports Yes
HDMI Inputs: Back, Front 6, No
HDCP2.3 support Yes
HDMI Outputs: Main, Zone 2, 1
HDMI 2.1: 8K/60Hz AB, 4K/120Hz AB Yes, Yes
HDR, HLG, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, Dynamic HDR Yes , Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes
ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) Pass-through for gaming Yes
Variable Refresh Rate, Quick Flame Transport, Quick Media Switching Yes, Yes, No
3D Signal Pass-through Yes
8K Signal Pass-Through, Scaling, GUI Overlay Yes, Yes, Yes
DSD Audio Capability Yes
Audio Return Channel (ARC), Enhanced ARC Yes, Yes
Auto LipSync Yes
Multi-Room Zones 2
Zone Audio Source: HDMI; Optical, Coax, Network, USB; Analog Yes (2ch), Yes (2ch), Yes, Yes
Zone Audio Output: Speaker, Pre-Out Yes, Yes
Zone HDMI Output from HDMI Source Yes
IP Control, RS232 Control, Web Control, App Control Yes, Yes /Yes, Yes
Remote In / Out Yes, Yes
DC Trigger Output 1
HDMI Diagnostics Yes
Auto Speaker Setup by Microphone Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Dirac Live (upgrade)
Front Display 1-Line FLD
GUI Languages 3
Setup Assistant Yes
Quick Select Plus, Quick Select Yes, No
Variable Crossover Yes
Optimized Bass Redirection Yes
Bass Sync Yes
ECO Mode Yes
Auto Power Off Yes
Sleep Timer Yes
HDMI In, Out 6, 3
Multi-Room Video Out: Video, HDMI No, Yes
Analog In, Out 5, No
Phono (MM) In Yes
Digital In: Optical, Coaxial 2, 2
Multi-Room Out: Analog, Digital 1, No
Multichannel Preout Yes (11.4)
Subwoofer Out 4 (independent)
Speaker Terminal: 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 No, No, No, No, Yes
USB Audio, Made for iPod, Made for iPhone Yes, No, No
AM/FM Tuner Yes
Number of Power Amps 9
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive) 105W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive) 135W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% 1ch Drive) 215W
System Remote Control RC-1253
Power Consumption in W 660W
Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On / Off) in W 60W/100W
Standby Consumption in W 0.1
CEC Standby Consumption in W 0.5
Network Standby Consumption in W Less than 2.0
Antenna: Horizontal: (W x D x H) in Inches 17.1 x 15.3 x 6.6
Antenna: Vertical: (W x D x H) in Inches 17.1 x 15.3 x 9.3
W/O Antenna: (W x D x H) in Inches 17.1 x 14.9 x 6.6
Weight in LBS 27.6