Denon 3808CI A/V Receivers

Denon 3808CI A/V Receivers 

DESCRIPTION

The AVR-3808CI is the latest update to Denon's acclaimed three thousand series A/V receiver line. Technology advances and careful engineering has yielded a receiver with the features and functions to take it well into the future of home theater. The AVR-3808CI has joined the CI ranking with the addition of expanded connectivity including networking and Internet radio. Updated Audyssey audio processing has refined the calibration process producing better sound and room balance, even with difficult acoustical conditions. The AVR-3808CI now has HDMI v1.3a which brings with it the new surround formats for HD decoding. Portable device hookup has also been improved for ease of use.

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 21, 2007]
Michael
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Good Audio - DAC very good (much better then on my previouse SONY TA-2000ESD or my CDP SONY 505ES. Love the HDCD onboard. Looking forwerd to connect SACD with the DENON Link-III.
GUI - nice and friendly.
Audyssey MultEQ XT & MultEQ Pro calibration works well, easy to setup, good results.
Very happy with the FM tuner. Sounds good, very good reception and fantastic stereo separation.
Good finish quality (panel, knobs etc')

Weakness:

The remoth is a disaster!
It is so bad, that it is a crime to put this remote with the reciever in the same box!
No name editing, so I need to know my CD is called SAT etc'...My MD is DVR etc'.
It gets worm, so it needs a 4-5 inch (12 cm') space on top, to make it on the safe side.

A nice clean sounding reciever, with plenty of video and digital interfaces.
I use it as a pre for my main channels, and as the Amp for the center and rear speakers. As it was a replacment for my CDP connected directly to the power amp., it's DAC and sound is better. 12 years and 192Ksps/24Bit do good the audio.
It has somuch space in between the tunes, a lot of air and clearuty. Low's are tight and very presuiding. The sound stage with SACD as well with Audiophile CDs is fantastic. Almost to touch the players...with the eyes closed.
On video, it is as good as it could be. Cables HD is stuning. Also my upconverted DVDs look good. Still need to find out about sorround and Full HD.
They just going to make the deal better.
For my rating, sorry it got a 4/5 because the remote. For the value, it is a lot of reciever for the $ so it got a 5/5.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 07, 2007]
daobrien613
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Surperior Sound

Weakness:

Remote still suck

This is by far the best recceiver I've ever owned. I upgraded from the Denon 3805. The dramatic improvement in sound quality will blow you away. As an IT guy I was interested in streaming my MP3's over my network, this is easy to do. The receiver hhas the ability to restore mp3s to their original sound. Usiing the HDMI the hook up is simplified. This is just a phennominal reeceiver..

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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