Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Denon AVR-X8500H

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs AVR-X8500H comparison chart

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

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Denon AVR-X8500H review

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

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Product

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Denon AVR-X8500H

Model

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
AVR-X8500H

Brand

Yamaha
Denon

Reviews

72
16

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
13.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

150/8, 230/4
150/8, 250/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.05

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bit
AK4490EQ 768 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
Audyssey MultEQ XT32

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC

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

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/3
8/3

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

3
2

Coaxial digital input

3
2

Composite input

4
4

Component input/output

2/0
3/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

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, BT.2020, HLG
HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

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

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle

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

has not
IP Control, Web Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast
HEOS App

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

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

490
900

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

Weight, kg/lbs

19.6/43.2
23.1/51.6

Other

Release year

2018
2018
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Denon AVR-X8500H
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Denon AVR-X8500H

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