Denon AVR-X8500H vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Denon AVR-X8500H

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 review

Yamaha RX-A3080 this 9.2 amplifier adopts very high-end DACs signed ESS, with the higher power. The Yamaha RX-A3080 obviously includes Dolby Atmos / DTS: X decoders, and can support Ultra/60p streams as well as HLG and Dolby Vision. As part of our Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Denon AVR-X8500H review, the disadvantage of this model versus the competitor is the inability to connect an additional set of speakers. The RX-A3080 develops 150 W/channel into 8 Ohms. RX-A3080 also features new ESS Saber Premier ES9007S and ES9026PRO DAC converters: these are able to decode Hi-Res files.

Denon AVR-X8500H review

Denon AVC-X8500H offers 13-channel amplification with Alexa compatibility. This unit has full support for 4K content (HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2, BT2020, HDR), as well as with the latest Auro 3D decoders, DTS: X and of course Dolby Atmos. Capable of developing 150 Watts per channel at 8 ohms. The Denon AVC-X8500H is compatible with DTS: X and DTS Neural: X. The AVC-X8500H has a connection via Wi-Fi or Ethernet, which gives access to the Airplay and DLNA, and to streaming services (Deezer, Tidal, Spotify). Also, there is Bluetooth and the possibility of controlling your system through an iOS / Android app.

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 pros and cons

Pros

  • There is the Cinema DSP HD3 technology which comes to improve the surround reproduction
  • The model featured with Surround AI process to adapt the sound to a speaker configuration

Cons

  • With each update, the device becomes slower

Denon AVR-X8500H pros and cons

Pros

  • The receiver can scale input video signal up to 4K without any troubles

Cons

  • There is no built-in tuner, only Web radio
  • When a signal is established with a Bluetooth device, the receiver automatically switches the source regardless of the current operation

Votes 2 2
Rating 4.5 4.5

AV receivers comparison chart

Overall
Denon AVR-X8500H
9.5
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
8.7
10
9
10
10
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Product

Denon AVR-X8500H
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080

Model

AVR-X8500H
AVENTAGE RX-A3080

Brand

Denon
Yamaha

Reviews

216
48

Amplifier

Channels

13.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

150/8 20Hz-20KHz, 250/6 1KHz
150/8 20Hz-20KHz, 230/4 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)

AK4490EQ 768 KHz/32-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

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC
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, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
7/3

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.3

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

3/1
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
USB, 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

HLG, BT.2020
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, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
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, Web Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
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)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround
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

900
490

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 19.5 x 7.8/17 x 7.7 x 18.7
43.5 x 19.2 x 47.4/17 x 7.5 x 18.5

Weight, kg/lbs

23.1/51.6
19.6/43.2
Denon AVR-X8500H
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Denon AVR-X8500H
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 9.5
  • 8.7
  • 9.5Denon AVR-X8500H
  • 8.7Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080

The Denon AVR-X8500H is better receiver in this comparison - check Denon AVR-X8500H price.