Excerpt: All of the receivers I reviewed for this roundup have learning/preprogrammed remotes, but Denon's backlit blue-membrane remote is the coolest of the bunch. It glows when you pick it up. Touch a source, and the screen layout changes to reveal controls for that source.
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.
Summary: The Denon AVR-3805 is an impressive all-around receiver. It is feature-rich and is the next in line of an unbroken a pedigree of solid performers from Denon. We recommend the Auto Setup for those who are not comfortable with using an SPL meter and reference tones. For Room EQ your mileage may vary.
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
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.