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DRA-800H Network Receiver From Denon

The DRA-800H network receiver includes a FM/DAB+ radio, a phono input, digital inputs including HDMI and more

According to the company, the DRA-800H includes, “…custom resistors and audiophile grade capacitors…” while the, “…newly designed power-amplifier section features a Left/Right symmetrical design and Denon custom capacitors. With an Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) winding power transformer…the DRA-800H delivers 100W.”

DRA-800H Network Receiver From Denon

You’ll find a 32bit AKM AK4458 supporting ALAC, FLAC and WAV at up to 24bit/196kHz and 2.8/5.6-MHz DSD files. You can also plug in USB sticks into the front port. The network receiver also supports other file types like MP3 and WMA.

DRA-800H Network Receiver From Denon

It also includes five HDMI inputs and one output, which support 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR10), Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), 3D and BT.2020 pass-through support. HDCP 2.3 processing is available on all HDMI ports, enabling users to enjoy copy-protected content. An HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) port is included.

DRA-800H Network Receiver From Denon

HEOS enables wireless multi-room music streaming across compatible HEOS components from a variety of free and premium streaming services, including Spotify Premium and free, Deezer, Amazon Music, TuneIn Internet Radio, Sound Cloud and Tidal.

DRA-800H Network Receiver From Denon

The DRA-800H works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Siri. Listeners can use Amazon Alexa for a variety of commands, including switching inputs for different media players, while the Google Assistant and Apple’s Siri can be used to adjust the volume, skip to the next track, and more.

Network Receiver From Denon

The DRA-800H will be available in July in a black or silver finish at £599.

For more information on the new stereo network receiver, please visit www.denon.co.uk.

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  • Reply
    Rodrigo Cordova
    19th September 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Hello Paul, great reviews and thanks for your great work¡ I just bought a pair of Borea BR08 and i still not receive it, but for Covid conditions i can not go to the city (Chile) and test the sound with differente amplifiers. I saw your review about Audiolab 6000 and i am very interested in this one and the Audiolab 6000P. But in the case they dont arrive here the owner of the store where i bought the borea the Musical Fidelity MS2 (it is the cheapest that he has) and a Streamer from Electrocompanient Sena S1. Other option is a Marantz PM6006, thos Denon DRA 800 or an Atoll IN50 with other streamer….What would you do?? In terms of sound , it is for a 25m2 living room, family, not too loud, clasical, jazz and blues specially. Thanks Paul¡¡¡

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      21st September 2020 at 9:10 am

      The 6000A would be my choice with a separate streamer attached to that. Failing that, the MS2i would be a good choice.

  • Reply
    5th January 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Hi Paul,
    I have a Klipsch R28f and Onkyo RZ810 system.
    I now want a 2 channel system and need to either replace the speakers or the AVR. Was thinking of using.the Denon DRA 800 with the R28F’s. I want a proper 2 channel system and I stream from Tidal. What’s your thoughts?

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      6th January 2021 at 10:54 am

      Hi Donovan – what’s your budget please?

  • Reply
    Rogers V
    14th March 2021 at 7:47 am

    Hello Paul,
    Great review, just need some advice , I have settled on the Denon DRA 800 for a stereo system ,however I need an opinion on speakers. My short list is Wharfdale Evo 4.4 ,linton heritage and Focal Aria 906. I listen to mostly acoustic folk ,jazz . Which of these speakers will match the amp and my music tastes.
    Kind regards

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      15th March 2021 at 3:33 pm

      Of the three? Probably the Lintons. Saying that I must add this piece wasn’t a review, it was only a news piece and all of these speakers are, to my mind, too good for the Denon. They’ll work fine and you’ll get a great noise but the speakers will only fly with a better quality source and amp. If funds are tight right now and you want to move with this set up, it might be something to bear in mind for the future in upgrade terms.

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