Denon DRA-800H Stereo Receiver

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The Denon DRA-800H is everything you could want in an easy to use, easy to set-up and powerful stereo Hi-Fi network receiver

Multiple inputs and outputs, including Phono and HDMI in/out for improving your TV sound

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About The Denon DRA-800H Stereo Receiver

Since 1910 Denon have pushed for the latest technology and highest quality in all their products. That tradition is ongoing and can be heard with the DRA-800H. With the Denon DRA-800H you can enjoy high quality audio performance listening to analogue and digital sources. With FM/DAB+ radio, a wide array of connectivity including Phono input, network integration and HDMI, you will upgrade your listening and home theatre experience.

Featuring advanced custom amplifier design and a strong power supply, the DRA-800H ensures your loudspeakers drive detailed, precise imaging and impactful sound. With 4K Ultra HD HDMI and the latest wireless music streaming technologies (Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2, Bluetooth and HEOS Built-in), the DRA-800H integrates seamlessly with your TV, music services and Hi-Fi system. Enjoy network streaming and USB front-panel audio playback of MP3, WAV, FLAC, ALAC and DSD (2.8/5.6MHz) files. Equipped with A/B speaker terminals, dual subwoofer pre-outs, three digital and two analog inputs, one phono (MM) input and ARC for TV audio, the DRA-800H delivers a premium stereo listening experience like no other.

Denon DRA-800H Stereo Receiver

High-Performance Discrete Amplification

The DRA-800H Hi-Fi network receiver amplifier is specifically designed to meet the needs of your two-channel system. Featuring a custom discrete high-current power amplifier, symmetrical design and an OFC (oxygen-free copper) winding power transformer, the DRA-800H delivers maximum performance and 100W of power per channel (8 ohm, 20Hz – 20kHz, THD: 0,08%, 2ch Driven). With low impedance drive capability, it offers greater stability with a wide range of floor-standing and bookshelf loudspeakers for balanced, quality sound, every time. Auto ECO mode helps reduce power consumption, without sacrificing audio quality.

Expert Sound Engineering: Denon sound engineers use carefully selected Hi-Fi parts, including custom resistors and audio grade capacitors, to tune the stereo receiver. Using the design principles found in Denon award-winning amplifiers, the DRA-800H features a symmetrical layout, double differential DAC circuit and analog preamp circuits that don’t interfere with the power supply. The dedicated circuitry with its short, straight paths between the power supply, signal and amplification ensure your loudspeakers drive detailed and precise imaging.

Music Streaming: Enjoy a wide array of music streaming service including Spotify free and premium, Deezer, Tidal, Amazon Music and many more. Explore the world of internet radio with Tunein and enjoy distortion free radio from all over the globe.

High-Res Audio: Enjoy superb audio fidelity with your favourite high-resolution audio tracks. The DRA-800H with AKM 32-bit D/A converters features high-resolution audio decoding with multiple lossless file types, including ALAC, FLAC and WAV at up to 24-bit/196-kHz. It’s also compatible with 2.8/5.6-MHz DSD files (DSD is the audio coding format of SACD). Play them from memory devices via the front panel USB, or over network sources. The DRA-800H also supports other file types such as MP3 and WMA.

Multi-Zone: 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.

Phono Input: For nearly 50 years, Denon has been developing turntables, cartridges and phono pre-amps. With the included phono input, the DRA-800H lets you connect your turntable and play vinyl records. Enjoy your collection with exceptional quality and sound.

Dual DAC Circuit: he DRA-800H utilizes an eight-channel premium DAC to deliver amazing stereo imaging and detail. By assigning two DAC’s per channel including the subwoofer output, hear increased dynamic range and improved signal to noise (s/n).

Latest HDMI Specs With ARC: The DRA-800H features 5 HDMI inputs and 1 output — that support full 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Colour sub sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR10), Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), ARC, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support for exceptional colour, clarity and contrast. Audio Return Channel (ARC) support enables the transmission of audio directly from the smart TV to the receiver through the connected HDMI cable.

Advanced Video Controls: HDCP 2.3 processing is available on all HDMI ports, letting you enjoy copy-protected content totally uninhibited. Enjoy seamless compatibility with the latest HD and Ultra HD TVs, Blu-ray players and game consoles.

Easy Setup & Control

The DRA-800H stereo receiver can be the heart of your wireless network. For Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and AirPlay 2 wireless streaming connectivity, the Denon DRA-800H is equipped with an advanced dual antenna transceiver system for robust streaming even in congested urban environments. Enjoy listening to your favourite audio content wirelessly from your smart devices.

With HEOS Built-in technology play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room — the choice is yours. HEOS works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, providing effortless voice control. HEOS supports free and premium Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer, Tunein, Sound Cloud, Tidal and more.

Quick Select: The Denon DRA-800H front panel features four Quick Select buttons that store your preferred audio settings for each source. Switch between TV audio, Blu-ray, media players and more, and the DRA-800H adjusts the EQ settings to your preferences for that media source. Use the buttons on the front panel or opt for the same Quick Select on the receiver remote for faster control. Now allows for one-push all zone stereo mode via Quick Select.

Low Latency Mode: Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) ensures Xbox One users have a more responsive and immersive gaming experience when connected with select TV models that also support ALLM.

Voice Assistants: Enjoy effortless voice control and total flexibility from the leading voice services. Using a smart speaker or your phone, speak commands with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Siri. Ask to play your favourite music, turn the volume up, skip to the next track, switch inputs and more. Switch between voice services or pick a favourite to use — the choice is yours. Functionality varies by voice agent.

Amazon Alexa: Control the DRA-800H hands-free with Amazon Alexa and your voice. Adjust the volume, skip to the next track, switch inputs for your different media players and more — “Just Ask.” Download the free HEOS Home Entertainment Skill to enable Amazon Alexa voice commands for your DRA-800H, HEOS devices and other Denon products with HEOS built-in. Requires Alexa app and Amazon Echo, Dot or equivalent.

Google Assistant: Start music in the HEOS app, then ask your Google Assistant to control volume, play, pause, skip tracks and more.

Apple Siri: Use AirPlay 2 to stream music wirelessly to the AV receiver, or group with other AirPlay compatible speakers to fill your home with music. Stream audio from your favourite music services like Apple Music and Spotify or watch videos from services like YouTube and Netflix from any iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV and hear the audio perfectly synced to your speakers AirPlay 2 sources. AirPlay 2 also supports multi-room audio – wirelessly stream content to multiple AirPlay 2 compatible devices simultaneously with improved audio buffering to ensure smooth audio playback. AirPlay 2 provides control and grouping of compatible audio devices within the Apple Music or Home app. Use AirPlay 2 in-app or with your voice via Siri.

Our Take On The Denon DRA-800H

If you've just waded through all the features listed above (and maybe even below) then you'll already have realised that the Denon DRA-800H Stereo Receiver is jam-packed with almost every conceivable feature to enjoy all your favourite music tracks. Features are one thing but we're all about the sound and with 100 Watts per channel you're going to have plenty of power to drive most speakers in the $600 to $3000 category. The Denon DRA-800H features external control and IP control capabilities for easy customisation and compatibility with third-party integration solutions. It offers IP control capability for major third-party control devices, as well as Control4 SDPP (Simple Device Detection Protocol) certification for seamless integration with Control4 home automation equipment. An IR (infrared) remote control jack is on the rear panel for remote control compatibility with other components in your home theatre system.

Main Features & Specifications

  • Design: Stereo Network Receiver with FM/DAB+ Tuner
  • Power Output: 2 x 100 Watts RMS into 8 ohms (20-20kHz) at 0.08% THD
  • Wi-Fi: Built-in dual-band Wi-Fi for music streaming over your wireless home network
  • Internet Radio: Listen to 1000's of radio stations world-wide
  • Bluetooth: Enjoy wireless streaming audio from compatible smartphones, tablets, and computers
  • Apple AirPlay 2 for streaming music from an iPhone or iPad
  • Bluetooth transmitter mode for wireless streaming to compatible headphones and speakers (via future firmware update)
  • USB: Front-panel USB input for playing music from an iPod or USB memory device
  • Hi-Res Music: Plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (PCM up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution; DSD up to 5.6 MHz)
  • Streaming Services: Spotify Connect, Tidal, Deezer, Amazon Prime Music and More
  • Lossy Formats Supported: MP3 / WMA / AAC
  • Lossless Formats Supported: DSD / FLAC HD 192/24 / ALAC 96/24 / WAV 192/24
  • Gapless Playback: Yes
  • Voice Commands: Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Siri for hands-free voice control
  • Multi-Room: Built-in HEOS technology for wireless whole-home audio
  • Tone Controls: Yes


  • HDMI 2.0a audio/video switching: 5 x inputs, 1 x output
    • HDCP 2.3 technology ensures compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs
    • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible 4K TVs and HDR-encoded content
    • supports HDR 10 and HLG (Dolby Vision not supported)
    • ARC (Audio Return Channel) receives digital audio signals from the TV's tuner or "smart" content via HDMI
  • Optical Digital Inputs: 2
  • Coaxial Digital Input: 1
  • Front Panel USB Type A Input: 1
  • Line-Level Inputs: 2 pair stereo RCA inputs
  • Line-Level Output: Add a second amplifier for a second music zone
  • Phono Input: Compatible with Moving Magnet (MM) cartridges
  • Preamp Outputs: Connect a powered subwoofer for deep bass
  • Ethernet Port: Connect to your router for a superior wired network connection
  • Headphone Jack: Full size socket on the front panel
  • Speaker Outputs: Connect up to 4 speakers (two pair)
  • Speaker Wire Terminals: Accept bare wire or banana plugs
  • Power Consumption: 220 Watts
  • Standby Consumption: 0.1 Watt
  • Auto Power Off: Yes
  • Detachable Power Cable: Supplied with a standard IEC power cable that can be upgraded
  • Remote Control: Yes
  • Free app: IOS and Android
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 434 x 151 x 339mm
  • Weight: 8.6kg
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 3 years

Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE

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