Great if you want 7.1 surround sound and a turntable.
7 September 2012
Summary: One of my main motivations for buying this was the phono input. I wanted a 7.1 surround sound receiver with a remote and an integrated phono preamp at a reasonable price while not sacrificing sound quality. This fits the bill nicely. I would have liked the option to go with hdmi and the newest digital surround sound formats, but for the time being, hdmi and phono in one self contained unit is too expensive. Good power, and great clarity.
Summary: It's a great unit but the way it was shipped to me wasn't so great. But the sound is really amazing so I do recomend any Denon product. It all depends at what stage your in. I've owned Denon since the 80's and must say that 99% is all good.
Excerpt: Although now a little old in the tooth, the 3802 still makes a sound buy for either DVD or CD playback, even if it's radio capabilities are limited - ie just analogue. You can probably pick one up at a steal on ebay, and it's well worth considering. From the home cinema point of view, it will accept Dolby Pro-Logic2, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, DTS-ES/Neo6.0. It will even emulate 7.1 with a 5.1 channel souce.
Excerpt: Now only available second hand but a belter of a bargain if you can get one. At its best with loud brash action films. Loads of power to handle explosions. Equipped with most surround technologies that you'd ever need up to 7.1 channels of the stuff(Dolby Digital, DTS, S, DTS-ES, Prologic 1 and 11 and a wide variety of sound field processing).
Pros: Decent power on tap for explosions and high volume action
Excerpt: Zum Straßenpreis um plus/minus 1000 Euro gibt es von Denon den 3802 AV-Receiver mit Vollaustattung: Alle modernen Decoder (Dolby Digital, Dolby PL II, DTS, Neo 6 und die genannten in allen ES-Varianten!) sind drin, für 7.1 Installationen gibt es 7 Endstufen (je 150 W an 6 Ohm), genügend Eingänge (inkl. Phono MM) und ausreichend Optionen zum Bildschalten (FBAS, S-VHS, Komponenten).