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- Product InformationEnjoy high-end performance and stellar amplification for an exemplary home theater system. The Denon AVR-3803 A/V receiver provides an excellent audio experience for your listening pleasure. With 110 watts to push across seven channels, you can expect a bold and enveloping tonality with a strenuous commitment to building quality. Any audiophile will appreciate the clarity and strength of this receiver's sound.An onboard 32-bit SHARC processor drives several different decoding and system options, including Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, DTS NEO:6, and Dolby Pro Logic II. A wide range of formats are accounted for, including the 24-bit data streams encoded on some DVD and Blu-ray formats that allow for crystal clear native 5.1 movie experiences. This all sits on top of an internally developed Denon system that stretches 5.1 to 7.1 channel surround.This device brings high quality to the home theater environment with professional-quality sound. Denon has made a mission to make crystalline performance accessible for the home user. The AVR-3803 boasts 16 Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit Digital to Analog Converters (DACs). This technology is responsible for turning the digital information sent through the receiver's inputs into electrical pulses. Your speakers convert these pulses directly into the vibrations we hear. Having two per channel provides an incredible amount of accuracy and precision and ensures that you get the most out of your high-quality digital media. A side benefit of the digital precision available is a native Audio Delay system that allows you to correct for any drift between the sound and video.Denon understands that a home theater setup is more than just a route for the transmission of noise. The device is a dedicated processing unit, and with that in mind, they included their innovative Alpha 24 processing. This technology elevates digital media to provide a truly smooth and clean acoustic experience. This receiver also excels in processing analog sounds. For those with an analog system, a setting called Pure Direct mode shuts down all unnecessary circuitry inside the receiver to allow analog signals to pass through with little to no interference. The dual room option also lets you expand beyond just a single area. You can use the preamp output to send music to other receivers, powered speakers, or even another entertainment center. Another option is to run 5.1 channel surround with a stereo speaker pair elsewhere to make sure you don't miss a moment.This Denon's remote control continues to set a high bar with an LCD display and programmable macros for fine tuning all aspects of your audio experience. You can remotely control everything from the amplifier levels to how heavy the subwoofer is running. Customization doesn't stop at the programming level. This receiver is packed with enough optical, A/V, component video and audio, S-video, and other inputs, ports, and accessories to neatly join any home system. It's also easy to connect your headphones for personal listening.With a durable construction that includes single-function circuit blocks, DAC and ADC conversion, and dedicated processors, the Denon AVR-3803 delivers incredible durable performance.
- Family LineAVR
- Product TypeHome Theater Receivers
- MPNAVR-3803,AVR-3803 AVR-3803R AVR-3803S,AVR-3803R,AVR-3803S,AVR3803S
- Output Power150 Watt
- Amplifier Output Details110 Watt - 8 Ohm - 20 - 20000 Hz - THD 0.05% - 1 channel(s) ( center ),110 Watt - 8 Ohm - 20 - 20000 Hz - THD 0.05% - 2 channel(s) ( front ),110 Watt - 8 Ohm - 20 - 20000 Hz - THD 0.05% - 2 channel(s) ( surround ),110 Watt - 8 Ohm - 20 - 20000 Hz - THD 0.05% - 2 channel(s) ( surround back ),150 Watt - 6 Ohm - at 1 kHz - THD 0.7% - 1 channel(s) ( center ),150 Watt - 6 Ohm - at 1 kHz - THD 0.7% - 2 channel(s) ( front ),150 Watt - 6 Ohm - at 1 kHz - THD 0.7% - 2 channel(s) ( surround ),150 Watt - 6 Ohm - at 1 kHz - THD 0.7% - 2 channel(s) ( surround back )
- Sound Output TypeSurround Sound
- 3D ReadyNo
- Built-in DecodersDTS 96/24,DTS Neo:6,DTS-ES Discrete 6.1,DTS-ES Matrix 6.1,Dolby Digital Surround EX,Dolby Pro Logic II
- Receiver Tuner TypeDigital
- Receiver Tuner BandsAM/FM
- Response Bandwidth10 - 100000 Hz
- Input Impedance47 kOhm
- Input Sensitivity200 mV
- Power Consumption Operational380 Watt
- Coaxial Digital InputYes
- Optical Digital InputYes
- Optical Digital OutputYes
- Headphone JackYes
- Remote Control TypeUniversal remote control
- THX certifiedNo
- Built-in Display TypeFluorescent
- Bass ControlYes
- Included AccessoriesAM antenna,FM antenna
- Height6.73 in.
- Width17.09 in.
- Weight36.38 lb.
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- henscheeJun 22, 2015by
Good news for the audiophile on a budget!
Used high end A/V receivers are an amazing bargain. Rapid changes in video technology have brought these to eBay for incredible low prices. This unit has no HDMI inputs, but it offers 115 watts rms 20-20K Hz, 0.05% THD from each of seven discrete channels. Possibilities are endless. Hook up seven decent bookshelf speakers with six inch woofers in surround array, add a sub, set to 7 channel stereo, and you have an immersive listening experience that can be commandingly loud if you like. This was replacement for an Onkyo unit that abruptly stopped working after 3 years. The Denon has a more luxurious look and feel, and weighs 10 pounds more, but I can't really say if it is better. Only drawback of this particular piece was the need to hook up to a TV briefly to access the full audio setup. Anyway, I like it! $107 used. A two channel component amplifier with the same specs would cost much more. Read full review
- tipiwJan 29, 2012by
Movie theater sound quality, high build quality, great features; no HDMI
Purchased this used in 2005 for around $450 for my home theater. When paired with Paradigm speakers (2 towers, center,4 ceiling, active sub) the sound for movies is equal to movie houses. Though it lacks HDMI, so does my large screen HD TV; but I still can play blu-ray via component cables at 1080i using a PS3. Set up was time consuming, I used a sound meter to balance the speakers and Toshlink cables for digital input of sound. Picture quality going through this HTR is clean, and the receiver's display dims automatically. Unlike many newer lightweight Denon products that are made in China, this one was made in Japan and weighs in at 35 lbs. Though I can not upgrade to the latest sound platforms, my ears are quite satisfied. I cannot believe that future blu-ray discs may limit output via component cables to 480p ( to "prevent" pirated discs form being viewed in HD ); if so, both my TV and receiver may have to be replaced. Till then, this baby is a beast! Read full review
- paw_20Sep 04, 2011by
Solid and powerful. Was a fantastic deal at $250.
Bought as the centerpiece of a sound system for parties. Haven't completely tested it out yet, but 2 large (120 watt), 2 bookshelf (200 watt) and a powered sub in 5 channel stereo mode was plug and play and made the place bump. Only negative is that you can't access the setup menu on the unit itself, it has to be connected to a tv, and as I'm not using for an A/V setup, that's kind of a pain.
- 991417183@delet...Jun 01, 2011by
Great mids, use externally powered sub, no HDMI inputs
This is a great receiver for your home theater system. It has amazing sound quality at 0.05 THD for 8 ohm speakers, this drops to 0.7 for 6 ohm speakers which can be used for 5.1 or 6.1 surround sound. This speaker is designed for midrange frequencies so for best use I would use an externally powered subwoofer. I don't have my subwoofer set up yet but I am still very satisfied with the sound quality I'm getting. It can play somewhat loud too without hurting the ears, always a good thing! The only negative is that there are no HDMI inputs. All inputs and outputs are RCA or s-cable. So if you want to watch your movies in HD this system is not for you. I don't have a high def television so I am very happy.
- jalowayMar 15, 2008by
Dynamic Receiver at a Discount Price
This is an excellent 7.1 receiver with loads of options at a small price. This unit originally sold for between $900 - $1,100 depending where purchased. The price for a used unit (typically 5 - 6 years) in excellent condition can be as low as $250. That is a fantastic price for receiver with much of the functionality of many high end units. The major drawback to the unit is its lack of HDMI connectivity. This will be a minor inconvenience for those wanting simple Blue Ray hookup. That being said, you are still able to make a Blue Ray connection using multiple cables. The sound quality is great with a very clean and natural sound. Multi room playback with more power than the average user will ever require. Because the unit has so much flexibility, you will need lots of patience to program the system to maximize your listening environment. If you are older than Gen-X, you may need to call a friend for help. Everything on balance, this receiver will provide great sound reproduction for home theater as well as music listening. Read full review
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