DRA-800H

2.2 Ch. 100W 4K AV Receiver with HEOS® Built-in

C$ 799.00
3.4 out of 5 Customer Rating
DRA-800H is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 38.
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Denon stereo receiver built with Hi-Fi amplification seamlessly integrates with the latest Hi-Res audio, wireless, voice control and AV receiver technologies including five 4K Ultra HD HDMI inputs.


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DRA-800H

DRA-800H

C$ 799.00
C$ 799.00
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Hi-Fi amplification from a smarter AV receiver

Seamless integration for wireless streaming or connection to TV, game consoles and Hi-Fi systems.
Denon Home 150

Hi-Fi quality TV sound

DRA-800H

Engineered for elevated listening experiences

DRA-800H

Engineered for elevated listening experiences

Network and front panel USB allows for gapless playback of high-resolution audio including 192kHz/24bit FLAC, WAV, ALAC and DSD 2.8/5.6MHz.

Five HDMI inputs with full support for HDCP 2.3, HDR10, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), 4:4:4 color resolution and BT.2020 and one HDMI output with ARC support provides the greatest video quality with exceptional brightness, contrast and color.

Connect two pairs of speakers for easy A/B switching, or extend your system to a second room and listen to a different source in Zone 2 via pre-outs.

Enjoy superb audio fidelity with your favorite high-resolution audio tracks.

Key Technologies

  • HI-Res Audio The ability to decode Hi-Res Audio ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files up to 24-bit/192-kHz, as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks (SACD) lets you enjoy each note exactly as the artist intended.
  • HDMI-ARC HDMI input and output features Audio Return Channel (ARC) for single cable connection from the sound bar to your TV. Supports 4K with HDCP 2.2, Dolby Vision and HDR10.
  • 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.
  • 4K Ultra HD HDMI inputs support 4K Ultra HD pass through, HDR, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby Vision (HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2), plus ARC support, for an unmatched expansive entertainment experience.
  • 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.
  • Amazon Music HD With the addition of Amazon Music HD, you will now be able to play Ultra HD music (24-bit 48kHz and up to 192kHz) on supported HEOS devices from the HEOS App when choosing Amazon Music.
  • 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.
  • Spotify Stream your music directly from your Spotify account for high-quality music in your TV room.
  • Bluetooth Connect and play music directly from your smartphone, tablet or other compatible device
  • Josh ai Josh.ai offers flexible voice control for nearly any aspect of your entertainment environment. Use voice commands to control the thermostat, lights, home appliances, speakers, AV receiver, and more.

Tailor your sound with complete connectivity & control

Every element of a Denon product is thoughtfully crafted to deliver an unforgettable audio experience.
DRA-800H
Details & Specifications
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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from great value for money Sounds great at Pure Direct, great connections and App
Date published: 2023-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pampered! Lot's of features and I like the bass and treble adjustments. The receiver looks and sounds great with my Klipsch speakers!
Date published: 2022-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good old new fashioned receiver Perfect do all receiver with plenty of power and it sounds sweet! I own two!
Date published: 2022-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all around unit Great unit, easy set up sounds great for my outdoor av system. has everything i need and some.
Date published: 2022-08-15
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Questions

Why is there no available Owners Manual for the DRA-800H at the .pdf link provided on that product page? All that I received with mine is the Quick Start Manual . This Receiver was purchased new in the unopened box from Crutchfield in Mid-May 2023.

Asked by: Roll Tide
Hi Roll Tide, Apologies for the inconvenience. Here is a link to the DRA-800H manual: https://manuals.denon.com/DRA800H/NA/EN/index.php
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-05-22

Can I connect 4 Ohm speakers? One pair, one per channel. And with what effect on THD? I see THD jumps when connected to 6 Ohms speakers, at least from what I can deduce from published specs.

Asked by: jri2000
Hello, The DRA-800H is able to handle a 4 ohm load, one pair at a time. If you wish to run two pairs at the same time, they will need to be 8 ohm speakers. THD numbers will depend on source content, desired volume level, and the demands of the speaker - which can vary significatly from model to model. Some 4 ohm speakers are much more demanding than others (Magapans for example). If you know your speakers to be particularly demanding, you may wish to consider a PMA1700NE - which is built to perform well with just about any speaker currently in production.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-05-17

I have 4 Ohm speakers. I’m pretty sure performance from this amp will be diminished if running those speakers, if it runs at all. Can I not connect speakers to this unit, and use the pre out to a separate amp? Without damage to output stage?

Asked by: jri2000
Hello, The DRA-800H is equppied to handle a four ohm speaker load - as detailed on the speaker binding post labeling. The pre-outs on the rear panel pertain only to Zone 2, and also a sub-woofer.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-05-17

DRA-800H user manual and spec sheet in the product description on this web page, gives a 404 - URL not found/invalid. How do I get the manual and spec sheet? Thanks.

Asked by: RonS
Hi Ron S, Apologies for the glitch. We'll have that fixed very soon. Here is a link to the user manual for the DRA-800H: https://manuals.denon.com/DRA800H/NA/EN/index.php And here are the specifications of the DRA-800H: Number of Power Amps 2 Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive) 100 W Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.05% 2ch Drive) No Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive) 120 W Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% 1ch Drive) 175 W Number of Power Amps 2 Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive) 100 W Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.05% 2ch Drive) No Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive) 120 W Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% 1ch Drive) 175 W
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-05-16

Hi, does denon dra 800h can use it's own hardware to play native DSD files or it conver them to PCM

Asked by: prove200
Hello, With the DRA-800H, the USB port uses the HEOS chip for processing. This can decode 2 ch DSD at 2.8 or 5.6 MHz natively. 
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-04-19

What wired speakers would you recommend for the DRA-800h? Thank you!

Asked by: ElMismo
Hello, Choice of speaker is a very subjective thing - like picking a tie or a meal on a menu. That being said, we have found Polk Audio, Definitive Technology and Bowers & Wilkins speakers pair well with the DRA-800H. Here are some links which offer all the details: Polk Audio https://www.polkaudio.com/en-us/ Definitive Technology https://www.definitivetechnology.com/en-us/ Bowers & Wilkins https://www.bowerswilkins.com/en-us/speakers/loudspeakers/600-series
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-04-10

Are there two different versions of the DRA 800H as i see photos of the back of unit with dedicated phono and another without

Asked by: PauLL
Hello, I haven't seen a photo of the DRA-800H without a phono input on the rear panel. I can confirm, the DRA-800H does come with a phono input.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-04-03

What sounds better for music, this amp or the PMA-900HNE? Also, would this amp sound better than my X1600H for stereo and if so, why?

Asked by: Subhunter
Hi Subhunter, Of the AVR-X1600H, the PMA-900HNE and the DRA-800H, the PMA-900HNE will be the model to choose if music is your main source of entertainment. The is are a few reasons for this: 1. The pre-amp stage in the PMA-900HNE has shorter signal paths with better interference isolation for the more sensitive components within. This results in a purer signal at the end of the electrical chain which equates to better sound quality. 2. The power amplifier stage of the PMA-900HNE has higher quality components in it's circuitry than the other two models in question. High quality amplifiers are rarely called upon to deliver more than 12 watts per channel with most modern loudspeakers (with a sensitivity rating of 86 dB or more), and the PMA-900HNE has been master-tuned to deliver an advanced high current feed to loudspeakers at the volume levels which are most likely to be selected by the user (below 96 dB. 96 dB is the point where permanent hearing damage can occur). This means a loudspeaker's drive units will be more controlled with how they react to the source content and the power they demand from the amplifier. The more control there is with a loudpspeaker's drive units, the more authentic the sonic delivery. These benefits are easily appreciated and enjoyed when listening to your favorite music. 3. When you look at what the PMA-900HNE does not have (or need - for music-lovers) compared with (for example) the AVR-X1600H; HDMI connectivity and circuitry, sophisticated surround sound processing technology, room calibrating auto set-up, the ability to power seven speakers, Zone 2 operation, a built-in AM/FM tuner, a detailed On Screen Display feed to a TV or projector screen..it's a long list. When you remove those things from the design budget, it allows for a more refined approach to the circuitry of a model such as the PMA-900HNE without demanding a high-end price tag. To make it even tougher on our competition, we haven't skimped on the important fun features of the PMA-900HNE. It still has: a. Lots of analog and digital inputs, including a higher quality phono stage than is found in the AVR-X1600H and DRA-800H. b. A multi-functional remote control. c. A HEOS engine so you can stream from a large selection of popular online services and also pair with optional wireless Home speakers in other rooms of your home playing any source you choose in each location. d. Bluetooth streaming. e. Wi-Fi, f. A low-noise OLED front-panel display. g. A USB port for streaming music from a thumb drive. h. A sub-woofer port. i. A headphone amplifier. j. Support for Apple Airplay 2. In addition - it's all backed by a three year manufacturer's warranty (when purchased from an authorized dealer).
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-03-31
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