Denon AVC-X3800H 9.4 Channel 8K AV Amplifier



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.


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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 and TIDAL and a compatible streaming device.

DTS:X immersive audio sound where it would naturally occur in space, creating lifelike, multi-dimensional audio. DTS Neural:X upmixer offers improved immersion and heightened realism for legacy content. DTS Virtual:X provides immersive audio without height channels, creating virtual height effects in a 7.1, 5.1, or 2.1 speaker setup.

IMAX Enhanced
Get the most premium at-home entertainment experience with IMAX Enhanced, the latest technology from DTS that sets a new standard for home theater imaging, sound, scale, and clarity. See clearer pictures and brighter images. Feel immersive, heart-pounding audio and experience premium content digitally remastered by IMAX. You can enjoy IMAX Enhanced experience starting from the 5.1.4 speaker setup. IMAX-enhanced compatible TV or projector is required.

Auro 3D
Auro 3D elevates the home theater experience to amazing new levels by delivering the excitement of three-dimensional sound for music, games, broadcast, and films, putting you in a cocoon of lifelike sound. Turn your existing audio-visual collection into an Auro 3D experience, thanks to the Auro-Matic upmixing engine. Supports up to 7.1.4.Auro 3D speaker configuration with an external 2-channel amplifier.

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 technology on all HDMI inputs and outputs.ARC (Audio Return Channel) oreARC (Enhanced Audio ReturnChannel) makes playing TVaudio through your AV receiver simple, with just a single HDMI connection.eARC provides HD and 3D audio transmissions such as Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD Master Audio and Dolby Atmos while ARC is limited to conventional 5.1chaudio formats or PCM.

8K / HDCP 2.3
Enjoy pristine 8K picture quality on your 8K TV or projector. Supports both 8K pass-through and 8K upscaling of 4K content.Supports HDCP 2.3, the latest copy protection standard, for peace of mind when streaming copy protected content.

Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision is a stunning HDR imaging technology that brings extraordinary color, contrast, and brightness to the screen. Compatible with Dolby Vision so you can enjoy Dolby Vision content from a compatible source device and TV.

Next-generation gaming
Supports Variable Refresh Rate(VRR), Quick Frame Transport(QFT) and Auto Low latency mode (ALLM) for a smooth, lag-free gaming experience when connected with compatible gaming devices.

HEOS Built-in
With HEOS Built-in, your AV receiver can stream music wirelessly across compatible HEOS components from a variety of free and premium streaming services. Consumers can also enjoy their favorite music in any room of the home wirelessly. Play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room via a variety of streaming sources. Add DenonHome speakers to more room and control it all with the HEOSapp.

High-resolution audio
Discover the incredible fidelity of high-resolution audio tracks and enjoy music as the artist intended. A front USB port supports up to 24bit/192kHz hi-res audio playback from a USB drive. Supported audio formats are MP3, WMA, WAV, MPEG-4/AAC, FLAC, and ALAC.

Denon Setup Assistant
Award-winning guide Denon Setup Assistant supplies simple, clear instructions to get started. Just connect your AV receiver to your TV and follow the instructions on the TV screen to connect your speakers, perform speaker measurements, and connect source devices. For additional convenience, the AV receiver renames HDMI inputs automatically when connected or you can rename them manually at your convenience.

Audyssey MultEQ Editor app
You can go even further with the Audyssey MultEQ Editor app, going “under the hood” to view and adjust settings for detailed tuning allowing you to customize the sound more precisely to the specific problems in your room, and tailor the sound to your personal preferences. With this comprehensive app, you can harness the power of AudysseyMultEQ to take total control of the way your home cinema sounds. The app is available for purchase in iOS and Google Play stores.

11-channel processing, 9- channel amplification
9-channel amplification does not mean you need to stop at max 11-channel speaker configuration. With external 2-channel amplification that can be assigned to either Front, Left, and Right, or a pair of height channels, you can set up an 11-channel speaker configuration such as 7.1.4, allowing you even more flexibility and an engulfing audio experience.

Subwoofer outputs & settings
Blanket yourself in evenly distributed, accurate bass. Featuring up to four subwoofer outputs to smooth out low frequencies and provide better dispersion. No audible peaks or dips just powerful, room-filling bass. Tweak your subwoofer settings to your preference when more than two subwoofers are connected. Select “Standard” if you want evenly distributed bass performance. Select”Directional” if you want more directional bass performance seamlessly integrated into the speaker channel closest to each subwoofer in the room.

Pre-Amplifier Mode
Your Denon AV amplifier can work as a perfect AV preamplifier with the latest HDMI connectivity. Pre-AmplifierMode provides a cleaner signal path and more tolerance in clipping level by disconnecting internal amplifiers. Add the flexibility to disconnect select speaker channels so that you can use the AV receiver’s built-in amplification to drive-critical channels to get a clearer signal path for the channels driven by external amplification.

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 for more information. Upgradability will be supported via a future firmware update.



DTS HD Master, DTS:X, DTS:X Pro
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DTS Neo:X, DTS Neural:X
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DTS Virtual:X

IMAX Enhanced

Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, Dolby Atmos Music
o, o, o, o

Dolby ProLogic Ilz, Dolby Surround
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Auro 3D

360 Reality Audio/MPEG H
o, o

Multichannel Stereo

Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels


Mono Block Power Amp Construction

Discrete Power Amplifier

D.D.S.C. HD Digital

Pure Direct

Gold Plated RCA Terminals

Clock Jitter Reducer

Alpha Processing

MultEQ XT32

Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Dynamic Volume
o, o

Audyssey LFC

Dirac Live Upgradability

Compressed Audio Restorer


Media Server

HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Technology

Alexa/Google Voice Assistant/Apple HomePod
o, o, o

Lossy Formats: MP3, WMA, AAC
o, o, o

Lossless Formats: FLAC, ALAC, WAV
o, o, o

Lossless Formats: FLAC HD, WAV, ALAC (all 192kHz/24 bit)
o, o, o

DSD Audio Streaming
o (2.8/5.6MHz)

AirPlay 2


Spotify Connect



Roon Tested

HEOS App Control

Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones
Denon 2016 AVR Remote

Ethernet Ports




HDMI Inputs: Back, Front
6, –

HDCP2.3 support

HDMI Outputs: Main, Zone
2, 1

HDMI 2.1: 8K/60Hz AB, 4K/120Hz AB
o, o

HDR, HLG, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, Dynamic HDR
o , o, o, o, o

ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) Pass-Through for Gaming

Variable Refresh Rate, Quick Flame Transport, Quick Media Switching
o, o, –

3D Signal Pass-through

8K Signal Pass-Through, Scaling, GUI Overlay
o, o, o

DSD Audio Capability

Audio Return Channel (ARC), Enhanced ARC
o, o

Auto LipSync


Multi-Room Zones

Zone Audio Source: HDMI; Optical, Coax, Network, USB; Analog
o (2ch), o (2ch), o, o

Zone Audio Output: Speaker, Pre-Out
o, o

Zone HDMI Output from HDMI Source

IP Control, RS232 Control, Web Control, App Control
o, o /o, o

Remote In / Out
o, o

DC Trigger Output

HDMI Diagnostics


Auto Speaker Setup by Microphone
Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Dirac Live (upgrade)

Front Display
1-Line FLD

GUI Languages

Setup Assistant

Quick Select Plus, Quick Select
o, –

Variable Crossover

Optimized Bass Redirection

Bass Sync

ECO Mode

Auto Power Off

Sleep Timer


HDMI In / Out
6, 3

Multi-room Video Out: Video / HDMI
-, o

Analog In, Out
5, –

Phono (MM) In

Digital In: Optical / Coaxial
2, 2

Multi-room Out: Analog / Digital
1, –

Multichannel Preout
o (11.4)

Subwoofer Out
4 (independent)

Speaker Terminal: Gold Plated Screw / Regular Screw
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Number of Speaker Terminals

Speaker A / B

Bi-amp Drive

Multi-Room Speaker Terminal

Front Inputs: Audio / Composite / Digital (Opt) / HDMI / USB
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USB Audio / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone
o, -, –

AM/FM Tuner


Number of Poweramps

Power Output (8 ohms, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive)

Power Output (8 ohms, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.05% 2ch Drive)

Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive)

Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% 1ch Drive)


Metal Front Panel

System Remote Control

Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display
-, -, –

Power Consumption in W

Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO On / Off) in W

Standby Consumption in W

CEC Standby Consumption in W

Network Standby Consumption in W
Less than 2.0

Maximum Dimensions
Antenna:Horizontal: (W x D x H) in inches: 17.1 x 15.3 x 6.6
Antenna:Vertical: (W x D x H) in inches): 17.1 x 15.3 x 9.3
w/o Antenna: (W x D x H) in incheS: 17.1 x 14.9 x 6.6

Weight in LBS

Weight in lbs (Packaging)


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