Denon AVRX4400H vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs Denon AVRX4400H

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 review

The 7.2-channel model of the AVENTAGE series has the power of 770W (4 Ohms). The RX-A1080 AV receiver is equipped with the highly efficient ESS Saber ES9007S Premier DACs and supports virtually all advanced audio and video processing technologies. Dolby Atmos and DTS:X are able to revive movie soundtracks like never before. The Aventage Series model has the latest HDMI interface with support for HDR, Dolby Vision and BT.2020, symmetrical power amplifier layout, YPAO 3D measurement and calibration system and Zone 2 content playback features. The aluminum front panel provides visual and acoustic benefits. Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080

Denon AVRX4400H review

The X4400H is 9.2 channel AV Receiver with 125W per channel (8 ohm). The AV receiver has eight HDMI inputs (three on the rear panel and one on the front), as well as three HDMI outputs, two of which can be used in the main zone, and another one in the secondary zone. All HDMI interfaces are compatible with 4K UHD video, support the extended dynamic range of HDR, as well as HGL and Dolby Vision. A powerful AV receiver video processor upscales any input signal up to 4K resolution. Also in the presence there is stable Bluetooth, support for AirPlay and proprietary multi-room technology HEOS. Denon AVRX4400H

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 pros & cons

Pros

  • The audio reproduction with the Yamaha is unbelievably good
  • The different listening modes for music are easy to flip through/ disable if you wish

Cons

  • I was very disappointed with the built-in DLNA support

Denon AVRX4400H pros & cons

Pros

  • I was a bit skeptical about whether my LG OLED E7P would pass Dolby Atmos to this through the ARC and it turns out it does
  • There is no need to upgrade the system with an additional stereo amplifier

Cons

  • If you're using CEC, you might encounter a problem where the receiver turns on your TV and the receiver randomly

Votes 2 2
Rating 3 3

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Product

Denon AVRX4400H
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080

Model

AVRX4400H
AVENTAGE RX-A1080

Brand

Denon
Yamaha

Reviews

100
52

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

125/8 20Hz-20KHz, 165/6 1KHz
110/8 20Hz-20KHz, 170/4 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Hi-Res audio
CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora,iHeart Radio, Sirius XM, Sound Cloud, Napster
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
8/3

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
3

Coaxial digital input

2
3

Composite input

4
4

Component input/output

2/1
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color
DeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

fluorescent
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote
MusicCast

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

has not
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

710
450

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 15.2 x 38.1/17.1 x 6.6 x 15.3
43.5 x 18.2 x 43.9/17 x 7.1 x 17

Weight, kg/lbs

13.1/29.8
14.9/32.8
Denon AVRX4400H
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080
Denon AVRX4400H
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080

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  • 9.2
  • 8.3
  • 9.2Denon AVRX4400H
  • 8.3Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080

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