Denon AVR-5800 A/V Receivers

4.63/5 (152 Reviews) MSRP : $3800.00


Product Description

World's first A/V component with THX Surround EX; DTS Extended Surround Discrete 6.1; DTS ES Matrix 6.1; DTS Neo:6 Cinema & Neo:6 Music Matrix Decoding; Dolby Digital; Dolby Pro Logic; DTS


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

Date Reviewed: March 28, 2014

Bottom Line:   
Hi,

I wanted a home theater amp that would make movies sound powerfull, and i wouldn't wonder "how would it sound with more power???" and it accomplishes that task hands down!
But IMO, the strong point of this beast is sound quality in pure direct mode, this amp would eat most of the AV receivers out there when it comes to music!
the expression "they don't make em like they used to" applies perfectly for this monster.
Maybe the newer mid range HD receivers would outperform it when it comes to digital sound for movies, etc.
But for pure power the A1SE (5800) delivers seriously! Just by lookng at it and picking it up, you realize how serious Denon was to have the best TOTR receiver out there at the time.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bmarcinczyk14 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I use to have the Denon AVR-3300 running a pair of Def Tech BP2006. I soon decided i wanted to upgrade to the avr-5800. After doing so i thought my reciever could sound so much better then what my speakers could offer. So i decided to upgrade my speakers to the new Def Tech BP7002. The sound i heard was amazing. I havnt heard such great sound since back when I use to always buy high end audio components. The people who bashed this reciever need eaither a better pair of speakers or a better pair of ears. You need sperares to sound this good.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $1560.00

Purchased At:   ebay



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

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I bought it for it's excellent video and audio processing, it really can't be beat for the money (yr 2003). Beautiful up-converting of VHS and S-video to component. The surround decoding covers all current (yr 2003) types and switching them for different movies based on preference is the way to go. We watch about 10 movies a week and I have found that there is more variation in DVD and CD recordings than in the sound differences between high end receivers. There is little a receiver can do to improve what the studio did to the sound. THX, DTS, Ultra, ES, dual DACs whatever, if the mix is poor they won't help. We have found that the simulated 7 channel surround is terrific on older material or bad Dolby 5.1 mixes. I would recommend the 5803 for anyone where $3-$4K is the most they can spend and want to get it at a local dealer. There are other values, Sunfire, Outlaw and others, but they can be harder to find. In the Onkyo, Yamaha etc. lines, Denon shines. There is a reason you see so many dealers using the 5803 to demo speakers.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Purchased At:   Authorized Web B-sto



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

Date Reviewed: January 8, 2003

Bottom Line:   
After looking at many top notch AV receivers on the market. I chose this one for many reasons over the next. For one, the thing has every adjustable paramter avail. You can adjust each speaker to suit your room acoustics, including time delay, and tone, ie. cushy couches, off set centers, etc. This is amazing, the unit is built like a brick $hit house, And I liked that they offer an upgrade. Sedondly, It offers what they call PURE DIRECT, which shuts off all of the video switching and just has the shortest route to the speakers. Very nice feature. Besides having every available option that any home theater enthusiast would enjoy, THX-EX, DTS-ES, Wide, Cinema, etc., it also has offers an option for listening to every speaker. I mean why put those other speakers to rest when not watching movies? great for driving the neighbors crazy. It's not noisy and offers a host of other features to boot.
My system consists of:
Denon AVR-5800 (RECEIVER)
Denon DVD-3800 (DVD)
Denon POA-5200 (Second Room POWER)
Polk LS-90 (Second Room Speakers)
Sony CDP-79ES (5 Disc changer)
JVC TD-621 (3 Head Tape Deck I don't use)
JVC HR-D970U (Stereo VCR I don't use)
Samsung SIR-165 (Direct TV HDTV Receiver)
Monster Power HTS 2000 (Power Stabilizer)Monster Power HTS 5100 (Clean Power)
Monster Cable M-Series 2.4 (Biwire Cable)
Monster Cable M-Series (Inter connects)
Velodyne F15 (Subwoofer)
B&W Natulis 802 (Front Speakers) :)
B&W Natulis HTC1 (Center Channel) :)
Boston Acoustics (VRMX Sides) :)
Boston Acoustics Micro 90 (Rear) :)
Pioneer Elite PRO 720 (64" HDTV)
A very wonderful wife for allowing me to acquire all of these items.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   Secret :)



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by fast lane a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Ipurchased the Denon 5800 online when it first hit the market. It was great for the first year, everything the reviewers claimed it to be. After 13 monthes of enjoyment, functions started to go out. The volume control,input selector,and function control knobs on the receiver no longer worked. The same functions could still be controlled from the remote so I could still use it. Well, after 24 monthes of use, the wonderful remote has died, so now I have a 61 pound door stop. Denon will not warranty its products unless purchased from an authorized dealer. Regretfully, I was not aware of this when making the purchase two years ago. They did not have this information posted at that time. I would like to know how many others have had the same problem, if you have please send email.My address is listed in my profile. Thinking of starting a class action lawsuit. For all that have purchased from authorised dealers, I wish you the best and hope your 5800's last longer than mine did. It costs aprox. $100.00 to ship everytime it breaks.
Conclusion: If given the opportunity to go go back two years. I would have saved a few dollars more,waited a few more months and bought separates. Performance is superior and much more dependable. All the heat contained in one cabinet(receiver) cooks all the electronic components over time.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Purchased At:   ONLINE




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