With nine channels of amplification, up to four independent subwoofers, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, plus IMAX Enhanced and Auro 3D, the AVC-X3800H envelops larger living spaces in theater-quality sound. Enjoy amazing 8K video quality and with HEOS® Built-in, wirelessly stream and share online music between rooms.

Features – AVC-X3800H

8K video and 3D audio experience from a 9.4 channel receiver


With nine channels of amplification, up to four independent subwoofers, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, plus IMAX Enhanced and Auro 3D, the AVC-X3800H envelops larger living spaces in theater-quality sound. Enjoy amazing 8K video quality and with HEOS® Built-in, wirelessly stream and share online music between rooms.

Key Features
  • Enveloping 3D audio: Feel like you're in the center of the action with enveloping 3D sound.
  • Expert ready: You'll be amazed at the available configuration options to best fit your space.
  • Geared for 8K: Enjoy amazing video quality from the latest 8K technology available.
  • Optimize for your room: Enhance performance with room correction options from Audyssey (installed) or Dirac Live (optional upgrade available with future SW update).
  • High performance nine-channel amplifier

    Discrete high-current amplifiers deliver up to 105W per channel (at 8 ohms, 20-20kHz, THD 0.08%)?enough power todrive any speaker.

  • 3D audio experience

    Get enveloped in sound with Dolby AtmosR, DTS:XR, IMAX Enhanced and Auro 3D, along with Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X and Auro-Matic upmixer to optimize legacy content.

  • Configuration flexibility

    AVC-X3800H offers many setup options and flexibility to adjust your home theater to meet your needs. Supports 11.4 channel processing capability, Pre-Amplifier mode, and optional Dirac Live upgradability (with fee, coming soon in 2023).

  • Advanced 8K home theater

    8K video is supported on all six HDMI inputs and two of the three outputs.Enjoy easy video compatibility and great picture quality with HLG, HDR, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and Dynamic HDR passthrough.

Dolby Atmos

Feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos. Upgrade your home theater with height speakers to unleash a fully immersive 3D audio experience from Dolby Atmos content. Dolby Surround upmixer engages all speakers to create 3D audio sensation from legacy content. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology creates the sensation of overhead sound even without height speakers. You can also enjoy Dolby Atmos music tracks available from Apple Music, Amazon HD andTIDAL and a compatible streaming device.



DTS:X immersive audio contentplaces sound where it wouldnaturally occur in space,creating lifelike, multidimensionalaudio. DTSNeural:X upmixer offersimproved immersion andheightened realism for legacycontent. DTS Virtual:X providesimmersive audio without heightchannels, creating virtual heighteffects in a 7.1, 5.1, or 2.1speaker setup.


IMAX Enhanced

Get the most premium at-homeentertainment experience withIMAX Enhanced?the latesttechnology from DTS that sets anew standard for home theaterimaging, sound, scale, andclarity. See clearer pictures andbrighter images. Feelimmersive, heart-poundingaudio and experience premiumcontent digitally remastered byIMAX. You can enjoy IMAX Enhancedexperience starting from 5.1.4speaker setup. IMAX Enhancedcompatible TV or projector isrequired.


Auro 3D

Auro 3D elevates the hometheater experience to amazingnew levels by delivering theexcitement of threedimensionalsound for music,games, broadcast, and films,putting you in a cocoon of lifelikesound. Turn your existingaudio-visual collection into anAuro 3D experience, thanks tothe Auro-Matic upmixingengine. Supports up to 7.1.4.Auro 3D speaker configurationwith an external 2 channelamplifier.


360 Reality Audio

360 Reality Audio is a new immersive music experience that uses Sony‘s 360 Spatial Sound technology. Individual Sounds such as vocals, chorus, piano, guitar, bass and even the sounds of the live audience can be placed in a 360 spherical sound field. With 360 Reality Audio, music has never been so immersive and so real.Select Denon AV receivers are capable of 360 Reality Audio playback by connecting a 360RA streaming device via HDMI. Stay tuned for further updates!


HDMI Connectivity with ARC/eARC

Supports the latest technologyon all HDMI inputs and output.ARC (Audio Return Channel) oreARC (Enhanced Audio ReturnChannel) makes playing TVaudio through your AV receiversimple, with just a single HDMIconnection.eARC provides HD and 3D audiotransmission such as DolbyTrueHD, DTS HD Master Audioand Dolby Atmos while ARC islimited to conventional 5.1chaudio formats or PCM.


8K / HDCP 2.3

Enjoy pristine 8K picture qualityon your 8K TV or projector.Supports both 8K pass-throughand 8K upscaling of 4K content.Supports HDCP 2.3, the latestcopy protection standard, forpeace of mind when streamingcopy protected content.


Brilliant color from HDR 10+

Supports HDR (High DynamicRange), HLG (Hybrid LogGamma), as well as DynamicHDR and HDR10+ pass-through.HLG offers HDR technology overbroadcast content. BothDynamic HDR and HDR10+ usedynamic metadata to optimizeshadows and highlights asscreens change.


Dolby Vision

Dolby Vision is a stunning HDRimaging technology that bringsextraordinary color, contrast,and brightness to the screen.Compatible with Dolby Vision soyou can enjoy Dolby Visioncontent from a compatiblesource device and TV.


Next-generation gaming

Supports Variable Refresh Rate(VRR), Quick Frame Transport(QFT) and Auto Low LatencyMode (ALLM) for smooth, lagfreegaming experience whenconnected with the compatiblegaming devices.


HEOS Built-in

With HEOSR Built-in, your AVreceiver can stream musicwirelessly across compatibleHEOS components from avariety of free and premiumstreaming services. Consumerscan also enjoy their favoritemusic in any room of the homewirelessly. Play the same songin every room or select adifferent song for eachconnected room via a variety ofstreaming sources. Add DenonHome speakers to more roomsand control it all with the HEOSapp.


High-resolution audio

Discover the incredible fidelityof high-resolution audio tracksand enjoy music as the artistintended. A front USB portsupports up to 24bit/192kHz hiresaudio playback from a USBdrive. Supported audio formatsare MP3, WMA, WAV, MPEG-4/AAC, FLAC, and ALAC.


Denon Setup Assistant

Award-winning guide DenonSetup Assistant supplies simple,clear instructions to get started.Just connect your AV receiver toyour TV and follow theinstructions on the TV screen toconnect your speakers, performspeaker measurements, andconnect source devices. Foradditional convenience, the AVreceiver renames HDMI inputsautomatically when connectedor you can rename manually atyour convenience.


Audyssey MultEQ Editor app

You can go even further withthe Audyssey MultEQ Editorapp, going “under the hood” toview and adjust settings fordetailed tuning?allowing youto customize the sound moreprecisely to the specificproblems in your room, andtailor the sound to yourpersonal preferences. With thiscomprehensive app, you canharness the power of AudysseyMultEQ to take total control ofthe way your home cinemasounds. The app is available forpurchase in iOS and Google Playstores.


11-channel processing, 9- channel amplification

9-channel amplification doesnot mean you need to stop atmax 11 channel speakerconfiguration. With external 2-channel amplification that canbe assigned to either Front,Left, and Right, or a pair ofheight channels, you can setupan 11-channel speakerconfiguration such as 7.1.4,allowing you even moreflexibility and an engulfingaudio experience.


Subwoofer outputs & settings

Blanket yourself in evenlydistributed, accurate bass.Featuring up to four subwooferoutputs to smooth out lowfrequencies and provide betterdispersion. No audible peaks ordips ? just powerful, roomfillingbass.Tweak your subwoofer settingsto your preference when morethan two subwoofers areconnected. Select "Standard" ifyou want evenly distributedbass performance. Select"Directional" if you want moredirectional bass performanceseamlessly integrated into thespeaker channel closest to eachsubwoofer in the room.


Pre-Amplifier Mode

Your Denon AV amplifier can work as a perfect AV preamplifierwith the latest HDMIconnectivity. Pre-AmplifierMode provides a cleaner signalpath and more tolerance inclipping level by disconnectinginternal amplifiers.Add the flexibility to disconnectselect speaker channels so thatyou can use the AV receiver'sbuilt-in amplification to drivenon-critical channels to get aclearer signal path for thechannels driven by externalamplification.

Dirac Live upgradeability

The interaction between your sound system and the physical layout of your room has a huge impact on sound quality. Dirac Live® Room Correction applies state-of-the-art, patented algorithms to analyze and digitally reduce room impact and enhance speaker performance. Select Denon AV receivers support Dirac Live Upgradability. You can purchase a Dirac Live license key to unlock the functionality. Visit dirac.com/denon/ for more information. Upgradability will be supported via a future firmware update.



Multichannel Surround
Sound Enhancements
Multiroom / CI


  • “Effects are well spread but accurate, and the result is exciting and immersive while remaining authentic.”
    “[…] proves to be a force to be reckoned with, combining future-proofed connectivity, flexibility and a mature, authoritative but expansive sound.”
  • “The best AV Receiver of the year”
    This Denon A/V receiver is for audiophiles and consumers who want a more powerful and complete home audio experience. Whether you're a music lover, a gamer, or want to take movie viewing to the next level, with this receiver you'll be able to handle native 8K quality signals (or 4K to 8K upscaling). And with nothing more and nothing less than nine high-current amplifiers and four subwoofer outputs.

  • “In many ways, the Denon AVC-X3800H represents exactly what we’ve come to expect from a Denon AVR: excellent engineering, a comprehensive feature set and a refined sonic performance. But make no mistake, the AVC-X3800H is something of a game changer.”
  • “Price Performance – Very Good”


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