Excuse my (Google) Japanese Translation. This content was released as a companion piece to the Official Japanese Press Release. These quotes should not be taken as rumor, but as a legitimate statements directly quoted from, or derived from interviews with Sound United engineers and officials at the highest levels. Again, interpretation of the translation may vary slightly, but the messages are clear in any language. As such, unless you speak Japanese, you should wait until September 22 for the EU release, and September 26 for NA, before making any final determinations.
"A common feature of all models is that Denon's sound master Shinichi Yamauchi is involved in sound decision, and the HDMI terminal supports 8K / 60p and 4K / 120p. As a result, all Denon AV amplifier lineups will be 8K compatible."
is a middle-class AV amplifier capable of 9.4ch output. As the .4ch says, it is possible to connect up to four subwoofers, and Kiyotaka Tanaka, who is in charge of sales at the company, explained, "This was achieved by installing the DSP 'Griffin Lite XP', which has higher performance than the higher-end models." . Regarding the actual usability, he said, "It's a maniac function, but if you put subwoofers on the front and rear left and right, you can feel the movement of the bass and it's very interesting."
The amplifier section is equipped with a discrete power amplifier with the same configuration for all 9 channels, inheriting Denon's flagship AV amplifier "AVC-X8500HA" and the design concept of Hi-Fi audio. The 9-channel amplifier is divided into two boards and mounted on a heat sink made of thick extruded aluminum, which is said to have excellent heat dissipation efficiency, achieving efficient heat dissipation and suppression of unnecessary vibration. The maximum output is 215W.
In addition, we jointly developed a power transistor with a manufacturer, and created a high-quality sound element that was particular about the circuit pattern inside the semiconductor. Sound master Mr. Yamauchi has achieved the sharp sound image, high resolution, and supple expressiveness that he is aiming for, and many other parts have been reviewed and their placement optimized.
The power supply section is equipped with a custom-designed large EI core transformer. By supplying power from dedicated windings to each of the pre/power amplifiers, mutual interference is suppressed and the purity of the sound is enhanced. Two large-capacity 12,000uF custom capacitors dedicated to this unit are used for the block capacitors. Improvements such as shortening the signal path and power supply line and thickening the board-like pattern have made it possible to achieve the rated output even during 5ch simultaneous playback. More than 70% output is possible.
Stereophonic formats support MPEG-4 AAC, Auro-3D, and 360 Reality Audio in addition to Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. It also supports IMAX Enhanced, virtual 3D surround technology Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer, and DTS Virtual:X.
Equipped with pre-out mode, pre-out in 11.4ch is possible. Supports speaker placement up to 5.4.6ch. The pre-out mode installed in Denon's previous models could only be turned on/off, but the 3800H allows it to be turned on/off for each channel.
Audio correction technology is equipped with "Audyssey MultEQ XT32" by default, but it is planned to support updating to "Dirac Live" for a fee. According to Mr. Tanaka, "The license is relatively expensive and you need to buy a dedicated microphone, but the effect is incomparable. I think it would be interesting if AV amplifiers to be released in the future also support updates."
The HDMI terminal is equipped with 6 inputs and 3 outputs (including zone output), and all but one for zone output support 8K. 8K upscaling is also possible, and the power supply capacity of the output terminal has been improved from the conventional 200mAh to 300mAh, so high-quality and stable transmission is possible even when using a long HDMI cable that requires power supply.
In addition, it also supports game functions such as eARC and ALLM / VRR / QFT. HDR supports HDR10/Dolby Vision/HLG/HDR10+/Dynamic HDR.
Since it is equipped with the network audio system "HEOS", it is possible to play music streaming services such as Amazon Music HD and Internet radio. It also supports voice operation with Amazon Alexa, AirPlay 2, and Bluetooth transmission and reception.
The external dimensions (when the antenna is erected) are 434W x 237H x 389Dmm, and the weight is 12.5kg.
Edit: Same physical specs as AVR-X3700H as seen as the chart I have included here.
Antenna: Horizontal: (W x D x H) in Inches
Antenna: Vertical: (W x D x H) in Inches
W/O Antenna: (W x D x H) in Inches
|17.1 x 15.3 x 6.6|
17.1 x 15.3 x 9.3
17.1 x 14.9 x 6.6
|Weight in LBS||27.6|