Denon AVR-3802 A/V Receivers

4.58/5 (204 Reviews) MSRP : $899.00


Product Description

Built-in decoders-- DTS Neo:6, DTS decoder, Dolby Digital, DTS-ES decoder, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Digital Surround EX Amplifier Output Details-- 110 Watt 8 Ohm 0.05% 2 Front Installed, 110 Watt 8 Ohm 0.05% 1 Center Installed, 110 Watt 8 Ohm 0.05% 2 Surround Installed, 110 Watt 8 Ohm 0.05% 2 Surround back Installed, 150 Watt 6 Ohm 0.7% 2 Front Installed, 150 Watt 6 Ohm 0.7% 1 Center Installed, 150 Watt 6 Ohm 0.7% 2 Surround Installed, 150 Watt 6 Ohm 0.7% 2 Surround back Installed, 140 Watt 8 Ohm 2 Main Installed, 210 Joules 4 Ohm 2 Main Installed, 240 Watt 2 Ohm 2 Main Installed
  • Signal-to-noise ratio-- 102 dB
  • Optical Digital Input-- Yes
  • Coaxial Digital Input-- Yes
  • MD system type-- None


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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Tony a Audio Enthusiast

    Date Reviewed: March 2, 2016

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought my Denon AVR-3802 after doing a lot of homework.
    It's the most I've ever spent on a reciever, having bought discontinued models previously.

    My leap of faith paid of. Coupled with Mission speakers, my 7.1 system still sounds as awesome today as it did 15 years ago.

    I've looked at receivers that do Atmos and all that now, but really? Even without the sub going the 7 speakers hammer out a brilliant sound that shakes the ceiling and makes the Doris moan at me!

    Well worth the investment!

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    Used product for:   More than 1 year

    Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

    Product model year:   2001



    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by zaps9er a AudioPhile

    Date Reviewed: August 24, 2014

    Bottom Line:   
    the 3802 has been just great over the years,until I wanted to put in patio speaks to make along story short I bought a Monster multi-speaker selector that will cover up to 150 watts of power,and wham it did the trick.I have digital for the outdoor speaker's! I very proud to have friends over to hear the 3802 rock out,I didn't need to upgrade a thing and that was good.The 3802 denon is just awesome.

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    Used product for:   More than 1 year

    Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

    Product model year:   2007



    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Juan Carlos a AudioPhile

    Date Reviewed: March 13, 2011

    Bottom Line:   
    Un receiver como estos de Denon no lo volveremos a ver, manofacturado en Japón con muy buenos componentes de construcción, un sonido limpio y natural que hacen que los Energy RC-50 y Sunfire tengan un desempeño perfecto

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    Used product for:   1 to 3 months

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    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by anarchris a Audio Enthusiast

    Date Reviewed: January 11, 2008

    Bottom Line:   
    denon's are reputed to be warm but i found this 3802 to be bright although quite accurate. also, it sends drum sounds etc to the rear speakers unlike my yammie which sends them across the soundstage in front of the listener.

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    Used product for:   Less than 1 month

    Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

    Product model year:   2002

    Price Paid:    $400.00

    Purchased At:   1199



    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by realm_4d a AudioPhile

    Date Reviewed: November 14, 2006

    Bottom Line:   
    We are talking transistors and solid state here, tube lovers should look elsewhere.

    Made A/B comparison: Pioneer SX-750 (50 Watts/Ch), SX-780 (45 Watts/Ch) and this Denon (I believe, more than 100 Watts/Ch), with different sets of speakers (From Yamaha NS-1000 studio monitors to modern Energy to Large Advents) .

    It was the same difference as between live drummer and the drum machine: The Pioneers were dirtier in their sound, and SX-780 was a tad less transparent, but much more ALIVE and less mechanical, and that's what I believe counts in music reproduction. That's the reason I love some vintage audio equipment (those Pioneers are from the seventies).
    Besides, it's a sad story when it comes to comparing modern audio gear and vintage stuff build quality. Pioneer SX-750 is rated at only 50 WPC, but has bigger power transformer and 15000 mF (EACH) caps. And Pioneer's sound is very powerful; this clearly demonstrates that power ratings can be approached very differently. When Pioneer rated those receivers, no corners were cut: they could put out all of the rated power for a very long time, while most modern stuff can handle full rated power output for only a few seconds.

    Conclusion: Stay away from this one, If you like MUSIC, not movies and the surround sound.
    It's very good for home theater setups; audiophiles, search elsewhere (vintage Pioneer, Marantz, Luxman, Nakamichi, McIntosh, modern days Pioneer Elite and similar quality amps, etc., etc.)

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    Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

    Product model year:   2002

    Purchased At:   Friend's audio setup




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