Excerpt: Ever since agreeing to take on the review of the Denon AVR-3805 I couldn't go a day (much less an hour) without getting an email or a forum post requesting info on the unit or a deadline for my review (you know who you are!
Pros: DENON Link 3rd Edition, Component video up-conversion with OSD, Three (3) HDTV-compatible component video inputs, Can bi-amp front speakers for 240 wpc (5.1 only), Bass output in 2-channel direct mode!, Lip Sync delay, Can monitor video other than audio source
Cons: Auto Setup doesn’t set crossover point, No IEEE 1394/Firewire interface, Aggressive Room EQ (boosts up to +9 dB), No digital sources output to Zone 2/3
Excerpt: Being a recent convert to the joys of Denon, I have to admit it feel’s a little odd having the ‘competition’ in my setup. My interest in the line really started with the addition of an AVR-3802 to my system. It got me thinking this is a decent piece of gear, what’s the rest of lineup like.
Excerpt: This feature-laden receiver conceals its gifts behind a basic black exterior. There's nothing unusual about the plain white fluorescent display, volume and jog dials, or flip-down panel that conceals most of the buttons.
Conclusion: Toujours plus beau, puissant et complet, le nouvel amplificateur intégré Denon AVR-3805 est doté de fonctionnalités inédites telles que le calibrage automatique, l’égalisation paramétrique et une télécommande électroluminescente.