Our favourite AVR is a Sony, but the Denon X3800H is a much better Cyber Monday deal

Denon X3800H standing on a wooden unit.
(Image credit: Denon)

Sony's TA-AN1000 really shook up the home cinema amplifier category of the What Hi-Fi? Awards this year. The performance it offers at its £999 price was enough to knock out not just one, but two Denon AV amps.

Unfortunately, the TA-AN1000 has had no discount at all for Black Friday or the imminent Cyber Monday deals. Not even a penny off. On the other hand, the price of the Denon AVC-X3800H has absolutely plummeted – you can now buy it for just £699 at Sevenoaks.

To be totally clear, this is an absolutely incredible deal. The AVC-X3800H launched at a price of £1499, and it was at that price that we gave it five stars in our review and then gave it an Award. With an overall discount of £800 / 53%, it's a steal, and definitely worth buying over the Sony.

Denon AVC-X3800H AVR Black Friday deal

Denon AVC-X3800H AVRwas £1499now £699 at Sevenoaks (save £800)What Hi-Fi? Award winner

Denon AVC-X3800H AVR was £1499 now £699 at Sevenoaks (save £800)
The Denon AVC-X3800H AVR is a class AVR. It earned five stars from us, as well as a much-coveted Product of the Year Award in 2022 for Best Home Cinema Amplifier. This is a great opportunity to bag it without the hefty price tag.
What Hi-Fi? Award winner

Go for this deal and you won't be disappointed. The Denon AVC-X3800H sounds warm, rich and more muscular than even this year's home cinema amplifier product of the year, the Sony TA-AN1000

You get three HDMI outputs, support for 8K or 4K 120Hz video on all HDMI inputs, HDR10+ and additional coaxial and optical inputs.


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Tom Parsons

Tom Parsons has been writing about TV, AV and hi-fi products (not to mention plenty of other 'gadgets' and even cars) for over 15 years. He began his career as What Hi-Fi?'s Staff Writer and is now the TV and AV Editor. In between, he worked as Reviews Editor and then Deputy Editor at Stuff, and over the years has had his work featured in publications such as T3, The Telegraph and Louder. He's also appeared on BBC News, BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4 and Sky Swipe. In his spare time Tom is a runner and gamer.

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