The 3805 looks like a real sweet reciever for its price.
there has been alot updated from the 3803, its almost hard to say this is its successor and not a new line of recievers.
The 3805 has plenty of upgrades.
DDSC features Analog Devices HammerHead SHARC 32 bit floating processor, which was featured in the 5803 model
Auto-Setup and Room EQ with an optional microphone
APHLA 24 processing plus AL24+ which is on the 5803, opposed tot he AL24 on the 3803
DENON LINK SE input which was on the 5803
Trap Door on front panel hiding all buttons needed to make adjustments, so you dont have to use the remote
Larger display. (thank god, the 3803 display sucked)
New model of touchscreen remote, looks like a pretty slick remote for a reciever of this price.
There is now a RS-232 port, like the 5803
An additional Component input bringing the total to 3, matching the 5803.
Same sucky close-fitting binding posts though. Better get some banana plugs.
I used to have the 3803 and i loved it. Things are finally looking my way and hopefully i will be able to buy a bunch of gear in the next few months. The 3803 was on my list of purchases, but now im aiming for one of the 3805's.
Got pre-outs too. Which is good, i plan on using outboard amplification someday. The 120wpc oughta get me by untill then.