Denon's DRA-800H 2.1 Channel Stereo Network Receiver Does It All, Packing Audio, Video, Analog, Digital, and Streaming into Single, Superb Component
What if you could find one magic box to handle your audio, video, analog, digital, and streaming needs — all at an affordable price? That's precisely what Denon offers with its DRA-800H 2.1 Channel Stereo Network Receiver. No magic is needed because this network receiver packs so much advanced technology into a single box that it becomes not only a "does it all" solution, but also a gateway to a world of entertainment for music lovers and movie buffs.
Praised by Sound & Vision magazine for delivering "audiophile-quality sonics," Denon's DRA-800H is a stellar, two-channel network receiver with 100 watts per channel. But that is just the first of the many boxes it checks. The DRA-800H seamlessly integrates Hi-Fi amplification, a network player, and advanced AV receiver technologies. The DRA-800H ensures that your loudspeakers drive detailed, precise imaging through the dedicated circuitry of its short, straight paths between power supplies.
Plus, with five 4K Ultra HD HDMI inputs, ARC, and several wireless music-streaming technologies (Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2, Bluetooth, and HEOS built in), the DRA-800H can integrate seamlessly with your turntable, TV, game consoles, and CD player, as well as wireless music and Hi-Fi setups. Finding this variety of diverse connectivity and abilities, with this level of sonic and video quality — all at a reasonable price point — is rare, indeed.
Featuring a custom discrete high-current power amplifier, symmetrical design, and an OFC (oxygen-free copper) winding power transformer, Denon's DRA-800H delivers maximum performance and 100 watts of power per channel (8 ohms, 20Hz — 20kHz, THD: 0.08%, 2ch driven). With low impedance drive capability, it offers fantastic performance with a wide range of floorstanding and bookshelf loudspeakers for balanced, audiophile-quality sound. The optional auto ECO mode helps reduce power consumption, without sacrificing audio quality.
Denon's sound engineers used carefully selected parts, including custom resistors and audio-grade capacitors, to tune the stereo receiver. Utilizing the design principles found in Denon's award-winning amplifiers, the DRA-800H features a symmetrical layout, a double differential DAC circuit, and analog preamp circuits that don't interfere with the power supply. The dedicated circuitry with short, straight paths between power supply, signal, and amplification ensure that your loudspeakers can operate with muscular power and surgical precision.
The DRA-800H also enables you to enjoy your favorite movies, shows, and games with stunning picture quality. The DRA-800H features five HDMI inputs and one output that support full 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR10), Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), ARC, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support for exceptional color, clarity, and contrast. HDCP 2.3 processing is available on all HDMI ports, letting you enjoy copy-protected content totally uninhibited. Audio Return Channel (ARC) support enables the transmission of audio directly from a smart TV to the receiver through the connected HDMI cable.
You can also luxuriate in the superb audio fidelity of 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). You can play music from memory devices via the front panel USB, or over network sources. The DRA-800H also supports other file types, such as MP3 and W MA.
The DRA-800H is compatible with numerous voice-activated systems, including Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri, and Josh.ai (for smart-home automation). Ask to play your favorite music, turn the volume up, skip to the next track, switch inputs, and more. Also, you can wirelessly stream TIDAL, Spotify, Amazon Music, SiriusXM, and more using your voice or your favorite app via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2 or HEOS Built-in multi-room music technology.
Like all Music Direct products, the Denon DRA-800H 2.1 Channel Stereo Network Receiver comes with the 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee.
"I came away feeling like the Denon DRA-800H was highly capable with music, a kick-ass A/V platform for movies and TV, and ... one heck of a value.... [It delivered] incredible levels of detail, soundstaging, and dynamics. Perhaps equally important, Denon's modern take on the classic stereo receiver was just downright fun — it made music so accessible that it encouraged many hours of happy use."
—Rob Sabin, Sound & Vision
Speaker A/B and Zone 2 Pre-out
With the Denon DRA-800H, you can connect two pairs of speakers for easy A/B switching. Or, you can extend your system to a second room and listen to a different source in Zone 2 via pre-outs.
Dual DAC Differential Circuit
The DRA-800H utilizes an eight-channel premium DAC to deliver amazing stereo imaging and detail. By assigning two DACs per channel, including the subwoofer output, you can hear increased dynamic range and improved signal-to-noise ratio.
HEOS Built-in Multi-Room Streaming
Additionally, you can enjoy your favorite music in any room of your home wirelessly with HEOS built-in technology. You can play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room — the choice is yours.
8 ohm, 20 Hz 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive: 100 W
6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive: 120 W
6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% 1ch Drive: 175 W
System Remote Control: RC1235
Frequency response: 10 Hz - 100 kHz, +1, –3 dB (Direct mode)
S/N Ratio: 98 dB (IHFA weighted, Direct mode)
Speaker impedance: 4-16Ω/ohms
Input sensitivity: 200 mV
Tuning frequency range):
FM section: 87.5 107.9 MHz
AM section: 520 kHz – 1710 kHz
Standby Consumption: 0.1 W
CEC Standby Consumption: 0.5 W
Power Supply: AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Dimensions (WDH): 17.1" x 13.3" x 6"
Weight: 18.3 lbs.
User Manual (PDF, 10.9 MB)