Denon AVR-3802 A/V Receivers

4.59/5 (205 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 Tom a Audio Enthusiast

    Date Reviewed: November 28, 2017

    Bottom Line:   
    Being a stereo user, I've barely scratched the surface of what this amplifier can do - though I'm becoming increasingly curious! For stereo use the direct inputs allow the user to bypass the digital sound processing, and this to me is the only way to listen to an analogue source; otherwise the amp sounds distinctly average. Through direct inputs though, it's very good - there's a huge amount of current available to drive any speaker and the sound is effortlessly dynamic. It's character is smooth and warm rather than analytical; not my preference but the detail is not lost - in fact I sometimes find myself enjoying music more with it than my prized stereo amps!
    The other option I haven't tried is use the digital inputs - I have better outboard DACs, but on paper the Denon's look decent. Analogue I believe is converted to digital then back again away from the direct inputs; far from ideal, but then the amp is very unlikely to be used this way with modern equipment.
    I believe the full 7.1 information is carried over digital signal, so in actual fact this is far from obseletion and there is no need for HDMI inputs where the TV has an optical output.
    I'm a big movie fan but I'm not convinced 5.1/7.1 is necessary, however I'd love to try it since the Denon has 7 equally capable amps for each channel. I imagine the experience would be very impressive - and the amp would get very hot!
    I bought this second hand for around £75, and I'd recommend it at that price for stereo performance alone.

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    Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

    Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

    Product model year:   2001



    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

    Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile



    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




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