AVR-X3800H - Refurbished

9.4 Ch. 105W 8K AV Receiver with HEOS® Built-in

$1,299.00 Price reduced from $1,699.00
3.7 out of 5 Customer Rating
AVR-X3800H is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 12.
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With nine channels of amplification, up to four independent subwoofers, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, plus IMAX Enhanced and Auro 3D, the AVR-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.

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

  • In Stock
$1,299.00 Price reduced from $1,699.00

AVR-X3800H - Refurbished

AVR-X3800H - Refurbished

$1,299.00 Price reduced from $1,699.00
$1,299.00 Price reduced from $1,699.00
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A next-level AV receiver for peak entertainment

Modernize your living room with a full suite of audio & video technologies plus smart features.

Home theater enthusiasts rejoice

AVR-X3800H - Refurbished

Optimized for high-impact audio experiences

AVR-X3800H - Refurbished

Optimized for high-impact audio experiences

Discrete high-current amplifiers deliver up to 180W per channel - enough power to drive any speaker.

Enhance performance with room correction options from Audyssey (installed) or Dirac Live.

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-X3800H offers many setup options and flexibility to adjust your home theater to meet your needs.

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.

Dirac Live Room Correction applies state-of-the-art, patented algorithms to analyze and digitally reduce room impact and enhance speaker performance.

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.
  • 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.
  • Audyssey With the supplied Audyssey measuring microphone, Audyssey measures all the speakers in your home theater, and tunes the AV receiver to provide most optimal overall listening experience for your room.
  • 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.
  • Apple Siri With Siri compatibility, users can play music, adjust volume, and switch inputs using voice control. AirPlay 2 features in compatible devices can also be controlled with your voice via Siri.
  • 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.
AVR-X3800H - Refurbished
Details & Specifications
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Simple and stunning at-home sound

Simple land stunning at-home sound.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crisp clean sound and quality I have this amp powering Klipsch surround and tower speakers and the crisp clean clear sounds and vibrant bass is very satisfying to the ears. I replaced my 80’s Harmon Kardon system and this is a step up. Technology has definitely been added and I had to learn the system and I am still learning it. However it’s an enjoyable process. It is complicated at first, but it is much easier after figuring out the app on my phone. I love that part.
Date published: 2022-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really nice receiver I purchased this about 2 months ago when I stopped by my local hifi store. They had 1 in stock, so I bought it. I liked it. I upgraded my cables and now I LOVE it. I'm rewatching and relistening to a lot of my collection and absolutely hearing new things. It was a significant upgrade from my AVR-X2000 and worth every penny.
Date published: 2022-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than before! Purchased to replace an older model which had more watts per channel. When comparing the clarity, highs, and lows, the newer model is much more accurate. So glad we upgraded.
Date published: 2022-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile! Very versatile unit. Simple yet thorough setup, definitely worth the price!
Date published: 2022-10-10
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Went into Settings -> Audio -> Volume, and set limit to "Off" but I still can't turn it up past 81, what is going on?

Asked by: GODZ1RA
Hello, Your situation requires some trouble-shooting. Here is a link to our Product Support Team. They are on hand to assist: https://www.denon.com/en-us/support/contact-us.html
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-05-22

Is the firmware update for the Denon AVR-X3800H 9.4-Channel Network A/V Receiver already fixed not to turn off the Pre-Amplifier feature? The Pre-Amplifier feature is the reason I want to purchase the Denon AVR-X3800H 9.4-Channel Network A/V Receiver.

Asked by: E6Nikon
Hello, We did have an issue for a short while where the pre-ampo option wasn't displayed, but that has since been fixed with a firmware update. You can be confident the AVR-X3800H will have a fully functioning pre-out stage, the way it was indended..
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-05-15

On the AVR-3800H, how do you set up different speaker impedance in two zones as in Pg 55 - Zone 1 w/ all 6 ohm spkrs (FR, FC, FL, SR, SL, SBR, SBL, FHR, FHL) plus Zone 2 w/ (2) 8 ohm speakers for stereo? Pg 38 in the instructions is vague. Thank you.

Asked by: RonS
Hi RonS The impedance needs to set to the that of the speaker with the lowest impedance. The impedance setting is for all speakers in both zones. You will want to set your impedance at 6 ohms. Carry out the following settings when using a speaker with an impedance of 4 – 6 Ω/ohms. 1. Press and hold the main unit’s ZONE2 SOURCE and STATUS at the same time for at least 3 seconds. “V.Format:< NTSC>” appears on the display. 2. Press DIMMER on the main unit three times. “Sp.Imp.:<8ohms>” appears on the display. 3. Press TUNER PRESET CH + or TUNER PRESET CH - on the main unit to select the impedance. 8ohms (De­fault): 4. 6 ohms. Se­lect when the im­ped­ance for any of the con­nected speak­ers is 6 Ω/ohms. Press the main unit’s STATUS to complete the setting. https://manuals.denon.com/AVRX3800H/NA/EN/DRDZSYrhoargxb.php#DRDZMLazvcgfip
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-05-09

I just got my 3800h last week. I’m not yet done with my setting up my speakers. When I use the amp for more than 30mins then I press the SETUP button on the remote, the tv goes blank. I have to unplug the amp from power outlet for setup mode.

Asked by: farmer
Hello, I suggest a soft reset. This entails disconnecting your AVR-X3800H and TV from their HDMI cable (at both ends) and from their power sources for at least 15 minutes, then powering back up again and reconnnecting the HDMI cable. This should reset the HDMI handshake between the two devices. Also, check to make sure you have a good quality (they vary in how well they are made) newer version HDMI cable.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-05-05

Am I able to set up a separate subwoofer in zone 2 with the x3800 receiver. Also, is there a separate HDMI output for zone 2 so that I can have something different showing in each zone?

Asked by: Btrini
Hi Btrini, Yes - you can use a sub-woofer in Zone 2, but it would need to be a sub-woofer with speaker in and out terminals. This is because there is no Zone 2 LFE pre-out on the AVR-X3800H, so the speaker wire feed to the Zone 2 location will need to go into the compatible sub-woofer first, then back out to the Zone 2 speakers from the sub-woofer. 12 or 10 gauge speaker wire is recommended for long runs to other locations from the AVR-X3800H, especially when used with a sub-woofer in the path.. The AVR-X3800H has a Zone 2 HDMI output (4K), so you can enjoy watching a different video source to the Main Zone when viewing in Zone 2. When using long HDMI runs, it is recommended to use HDMI baluns or high quality fiber optic HDMI cables to avoid handshake issues.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-04-11

I bought my 3800H last October and I love it! I will be purchasing the Dirac license soon (Full Bandwidth). Can you recommend a compatible microphone as the Audessey mike will not work with Dirac

Asked by: HerbieK
Hello, Dirac Live requires an omnidirectional calibration microphone with an associated calibration file. Dirac suggests the miniDSP UMIK-1 microphone (easily found with a search engine) due to its ease of use and universal drivers. In addition to a compatible omnidirectional calibration microphone, the Dirac Live calibration software must be installed on a Windows or macOS computer. Both the Dirac Live application and the Dirac Live-supported hardware need to be connected to the same network to facilitate communication.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-03-23

I'm going to buy Nakamichi's Dragon soundbar, if I buy an AVR x3800, will I be able to connect them to get help having Auro 3D in my system? It has Dolby Atmos, DTS.X Pr

Asked by: Edfilm
Hello, The AVR-X3800H supports Auro 3D and allows for conventional connectivity of passive speakers for a surround sound set-up. The AVR-X3800H also has 4 sub-woofer outputs, so it offers a wide range of options when considering which speaker set-up to use. Soundbars are not typically designed to connect to receivers as most Soundbars have their own amplification and processors built-in. We do not have access to Nakamichi Soundbar products, so we are unable to confirm what they offer for connectivity.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-03-20

when will the dirac upgrade be available and what will be the cost ?

Asked by: steveO2
Hello, The Dirac option was made available as of March 15th, so it should show-up in the menu of your AVR if your AVR-X3800H has the latest firmware update. There are currently two package options available. The first package is $259.00, the second package is $349.00 For more information on these packages and other elements to the Dirac Live upgrade option, this link will go into detail for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBB063_FdSA
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-03-17
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