Yamaha RX-A880 vs Denon AVR-X3600H

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Denon AVR-X3600H review

These models are quite similar. Their stereo power is almost identical: 105/8 and 100/8 W/Ohm respectively. The channel quantity is 9.2 vs 7.2. The Denon AVR-X3600H AV receiver with nine discrete amplifiers on board is capable of decoding DTS:X and Dolby Atmos object-oriented 3D sound formats in the maximum possible 7.2.2-channel configuration or in 7.2.4-channel using an additional stereo power. Available in DTS Virtual:X format and Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization technology that mimics the sound of ceiling speakers in DC systems that are not equipped with specialized speakers. IMAX Enhanced technology is supported with a special version of the DTS codec, which allows you to get the same highest quality sound. Denon AVR-X3600H

Yamaha RX-A880 review

On the front panel you will find a fairly standard setting: the input knob on the left, the volume control on the right and the row of buttons at the top to choose between functions such as AM and FM radio, change presets and so on. on the. At the bottom there is also a hatch that opens to open the headphone jack, a USB port, an additional port and several other functions. We like that these ports and features are a bit hidden, as this makes for a smoother front view when you may not be using these features anyway. Yamaha RX-A880

Denon AVR-X3600H pros & cons

Pros

  • This unit was priced right for its feature set and should be able to accommodate any theater setup
  • Atmos and DTS:X sound great, and even DD and DTS are improved through the unit’s surround application

Cons

  • The amp has many glitches in the firmware

Yamaha RX-A880 pros & cons

Pros

  • The phone app is very handy and makes set up easier
  • It creates sound fields like actual movie theaters

Cons

  • I wish it let you define meaningful descriptions for the inputs which are displayed on-screen while switching sources

Votes 8 8
Rating 5 5

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Product

Yamaha RX-A880
Denon AVR-X3600H

Model

RX-A880
AVR-X3600H

Brand

Yamaha
Denon

Reviews

40
212

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 160/4 1KHz
105/8 20Hz-20KHz, 135/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit
192KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
Audyssey MultEQ XT32

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, Compressed Audio Restorer

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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2
8/3

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
2

Coaxial digital input

2
2

Composite input

1
2

Component input/output

1/0
2/0

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
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, HLG, BT.2020
HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

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

App control

iPhone, 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

2
2

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)

1
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Neo:6
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

400
600

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 17.1 x 38.2/17 x 6.7 x 15
43.5 x 15.2 x 38.1/17 x 6.6 x 15.4

Weight, kg/lbs

11/24.3
11.7/26.6
Yamaha RX-A880
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Yamaha RX-A880
Denon AVR-X3600H

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  • 8.3
  • 8.7
  • 8.3Yamaha RX-A880
  • 8.7Denon AVR-X3600H

The Denon AVR-X3600H is better receiver in this comparison. Check Denon AVR-X3600H price