Sony TA-AN1000 vs Denon AVC-X3800H: which AV amplifier should you get?

Sony’s latest AV amplifier, the TA-AN1000, has already competed against the Denon AVR-X2800H and came out victorious thanks to its excellent sound performance. Beating an award-winning AVR is an impressive feat in itself, but what about the more expensive Denon AVC-X3800H?

The Denon is more powerful and has more amplification channels, which means it should be better right? Well, it’s not that simple, as we found out in our review, so how do these AV amps actually compare?

Sony TA-AN1000 vs Denon AVC-X3800H: price

Sony TA-AN1000 vs Denon AVC-X3800H

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Unfortunately, Sony’s first new AV amplifier in nearly seven years (at least for the UK and European markets) is double the price of its previous model, the STR-DN1080. It will retail for £999/€999 when it launches in June, which equates to around $1250 in the United States and AU$1885 in Australia. There is a similar model in the United States called the STR-AN1000 that costs $800; however, we cannot confirm whether the performance matches that of the European variant.

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