9.4 Ch. 125W 8K AV Receiver with HEOS® Built-in

C$ 3,299.00
5 out of 5 Customer Rating
AVR-X4800H is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 8.
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Designed and manufactured in Japan, the powerful AVR-X4800H drives 9.4 channels of amplification. With Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, plus IMAX Enhanced and Auro 3D, the AVR-X4800H envelops larger living spaces in breathtaking 3D audio. With HEOS® Built-in, wirelessly stream your favorite music.

  • 9.4 channels
  • 125 watts per channel
  • 8K Ultra HD
  • 3D Audio
  • HEOS Built-in
  • Dirac Live Ready

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Experience the latest precision-based AV receiver

The latest visual and 3D audio formats via 8K HDMI with eARC support ensure incredible entertainment experiences for years to come.
Denon Home 150

Entertainment enhanced


Optimized for high-impact audio experiences


Optimized for high-impact audio experiences

Discrete high-current amplifiers deliver up to 125W per channel (at 8 ohms, 20- 20kHz, THD 0.05%) for more refined sound in large spaces.

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

AVR-X4800H offers many setup options and the 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).

Enhance performance with room correction options from Audyssey (installed) or Dirac Live (optional, with future update).

8K video is supported on all seven HDMI inputs and two of the three outputs. With HLG, HDR, Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and Dynamic HDR pass-through, there’s no need to worry about video compatibility or picture quality.

Key Technologies

  • Dolby Atmos Upgrade your home theater with height speakers to unleash a fully immersive 3D audio experience, or engage all speakers to create 3D audio sensation from legacy content even without height speakers.
  • Auro3D Auro-3D elevates the home theater experience to amazing new levels by delivering the excitement of 3D sound for music, games, broadcast, and films, thanks to the Auro-Matic upmixing engine.
  • DTS:X DTS:X immersive audio content places sound where it would naturally occur in space, creating lifelike, multi- dimensional audio. DTS Neural:X upmixer offers heightened realism for legacy content.
  • HDMI-eARC-ARC Supports the latest technology on HDMI inputs and output. ARC (Audio Return Channel) or eARC (Enhanced ARC) makes playing TV audio through your AV receiver simple with just a single HDMI connection.
  • Heos Built In Play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room via a variety of streaming sources. Add Denon Home speakers to more rooms and control it all with the HEOS app.
  • Dirac Purchase a Dirac Live® Room Correction license key to apply state-of-the-art, patented algorithms to analyze and digitally reduce room impact and enhance speaker performance. Update coming in 2023.
  • Enjoy pristine 8K picture quality 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 for peace of mind when streaming copy protected content.
  • Supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) Supports HDR (High Dynamic Range), HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), as well as Dynamic HDR and HDR10+ pass-through to optimize shadows and highlights. HLG offers HDR technology over broadcast content.
  • Dolby Vision Enjoy Dolby Vision content from a compatible source device and TV. Dolby Vision is a stunning HDR imaging technology that brings extraordinary color, contrast, and brightness to the screen.
  • IMAX Enhanced IMAX Enhanced is the latest technology from DTS that sets a new standard. See clearer and brighter picture, feel immersive lifelike audio, and experience premium content digitally remastered by IMAX.
  • Next Generation Gaming Supports Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) for smooth, lag- free gaming experience when connected with the compatible gaming devices.
  • 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.
  • AirPlay2 Stream audio or video from your favorite streaming services using your smart device. Hear audio perfectly synced to your speakers from AirPlay 2 sources. AirPlay 2 also supports multi-room audio.
  • Use your voice to stream your favorite music services through Alexa with HEOS® Built-in. Turn volume up or down, pause, mute and play the next song — all with your voice.
  • Ask your Google Home Google Home or other devices with Google Assistant built-in can control content across your listening environment. Ask your Google Assistant to control volume, play, pause, skip tracks and more.
  • Bluetooth Connect and play music directly from your smartphone, tablet or other compatible device
  • Roon Tested Get more out of your digital music library with searchable, surfable information about your favorite artists and songs. Find lyrics, concert dates, photos, bios, reviews and more.
  • OvrC Domotz Pro and OvrC remote system monitoring and management technology programs allow custom integrators to monitor the status of connected products and troubleshoot remotely.

Tailor your sound with complete connectivity & control

Every element of a Denon product is thoughtfully crafted to deliver an unforgettable audio experience.
Details & Specifications
Sound Enhancements


Rated 5 out of 5 by from NOW the 4800 is Next Level! Dirac Live is Here! So the receiver was already a top notch upgrade, saying you have a nice set of speakers and a quality sources. But Dirac Live (Full Version) is next level, this is your reason to upgrade to the AVR-X4800H. It makes such a cohesive and balanced bubble of sound after properly* configuring Dirac (make sure to watch a few YouTube videos). Save the default results as flat, and then create a movie and music curve the way you want it to sound. Once you have it how you think* you want it, upload it to the AVR and take it for a spin. Dirac has finally freed Denon AVR's into something exceptional, not just great. JUST FYI: You'll need a MiniDSP Umik-1 (or version 2, but not necessary), the curve text file from MiniDSP (90 degree version), a microphone stand to place the mic as instructed, the full Dirac license, your laptop annnd everyone out of the room (as close to absolute silence as possible). Watch some videos on setting up Dirac 3 so that you understand the initial settings etc. After each position is completed, hold on to your hats! You may need to adjust volumes here and there afterward, but you will notice that, wow, this thing sounds WAY better than Audyssey on its very best day in a perfect world with the Apps. Denon, thank you for adding Direc Live 3, now can we have Dirac Bass Management and Dirac ART (Active Room Treatment)? Unstoppable? Thank you in advance.
Date published: 2023-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and connection flexibility Take the time to understand as many of the functions and connections. Great sound and operation will follow. Registered for DIRAC upgrade which is due to be released March 2023 which is TODAY! No word on when I will get the download???
Date published: 2023-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Denon yet. This is my third Denon receiver. Best one yet. I usually upgrade every ten years. Hopefully this one will last ten years.
Date published: 2023-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Receiver, Great Build Quality, A+ Very nice receiver, as per other review pretty much the exact same specs as the Marantz Cinema 40 but way cheaper. Built in Japan so a big selling feature, excellent sound, easy setup, no glitches, only runs warm not hot, nice new user interface. Very impressed with it!! Thanks Denon
Date published: 2023-02-01
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I have a 9.2.2 speaker set up. Would I need to run a pre-amp or can this handle all of my speakers? If a pre-amp is needed can this avr run all of my speakers at one time?

Asked by: Evolved360
Hello, The AVR-X4800H has nine powered channels. For your 9.2.2 configuration, you will need an external power amp for at least two of your channels.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-05-26

When used in preamp mode (selectively or all channels) I understand the amps are disconnected at some point in the signal and helps with noise and bumps the pre out voltage but do the amps stop drawing power as well? Does total unit wattage draw decrease?

Asked by: ColinD
Hello, With the AVR-X4800H, the amplifier channels are only drawing power when there are speakers connected and there is a source signal being fed to those channels with the volume raised above 0.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-05-15

Could you provide what the RMS output would be with 5 channels driven, both at 8 Ohms and 4 Ohms? I understand that Denon feels that an "all channels driven" is an unrealistic measurement, but "5" seems like a reasonable ask.

Asked by: StoopidMonkey
Hello, With the AVR-X4800H, the maximum wattage rating for 5 channels driven is approximately 70% of the 2 channel wattage rating. It is worth considering this does not mean the amplifier will be continuously outputting it's maximum wattage. This only happens when the amplifier is being driven to it's maximum, and generally well beyond what is safe for human hearing. We recommend keeping the volume at a level where the sound pressure levels are below 96dB.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-05-10

I had this receiver (x4800h) for about a week. Watching ANY content, whether it is a Blu-ray disk, or even youtube content, the sound and picture stop working, then suddenly come back on about 3 to 10 seconds later. Any ideas why?

Asked by: nebtheweb
It’s the hdmi cable I finally went with audioquest forest And I’ve never believed in overpriced cables But I had the same problem with my x4300h
Answered by: Seangill31
Date published: 2023-04-24

If I plug in an HD cable box into the component video and output to TV over HDMI, will there be any resolution issues? I do this with my AVR-X4000 so that I can watch TV and listen to music over the digital optical cable plugged into the receiver.

Asked by: X4000
Via component video, I connected a Directv receiver to my new X4800H, which was, in turn, connected via HDMI to an LG 4K television. The picture quality was dreadful. A chart on page 300 of the X4800H owner's manual indicates that the X4800H does not upscale the component signal from 480i to 1080.
Answered by: cbhpi
Date published: 2023-04-17

Auto sense feature / Auto wake up feature. Will X4800H turn on automatically and start playback via the optical or coaxial input if a source, connected to the optical or coaxial input, starts playing music? (Similar to how HDMI ARC/CEC works.)

Asked by: Refotsirk
Hello, the Denon AVR-X4800H receiver has no auto-sensing feature for analog or optical inputs. The receiver can be powered on via HDMI ARC/eARC CEC control, HEOS app, Apple AirPlay, Bluetooth, 12-volt trigger, RS-232C, or IR commands.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-04-13

Does this system provide support for 4 atmos speakers?

Asked by: Rd89
Hello, the Denon AVR-X4800H is a 9-channel AV receiver capable of 5.4.4 Dolby Atmos speaker configurations. It also comes equipped with 11.4 channels of audio processing. Add a two-channel external amplifier for 7.4.4 Dolby Atmos configurations.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-04-10

What is the power rating all channels driven at 20hz-20kz?

Asked by: EasyEthan2426
Hello, Unfortunately, as we do not have any source content which allows for all channels of the AVR-X4800H to receive identical 20Hz - 20kHz information, we do not have such a measurement on hand.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-04-07
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