Denon AVR-X4500H vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080

Denon AVR-X4500H vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080

Denon AVR-X4500H review

Reviewed devices are decent selection. Both of them have 9.2 channels. The output power is 125/8 in Denon’s receiver while Yamaha has 140/8 W/Ohm. The AV receiver is equipped with decoders for all today's surround sound formats, including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro 3D. The system configuration based on the Denon AVR-X4500H for playing object-oriented 3D formats can be configured as 7.2.2 or 5.2.4. For audio processing, the AV receiver uses a DSP based on four powerful SHARC processors and a proprietary AL32 processor, as well as a DAC on 32-bit AKM AK4458VN chips in all channels. Denon AVR-X4500H

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 review

Like all AV-receivers of the company, Yamaha RX-A2080 has a balanced approach to the design of both digital and analog parts. And if the digital power of the device is based on the most modern solutions - in this model in the DAC section, ESS SABER Premier ES9007S chips with parameters of 32 bits / 384 kHz are used, then the power amplifier is built in accordance with the classical ideas that a high-quality transistor should look and work apparatus. Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080

Denon AVR-X4500H pros & cons

Pros

  • Almost everything is customizable by hand, from crossover frequencies for outputting bass to a sub, to various delays depending on the distance of the speakers for the listener
  • It looks more stylish than 4400
  • There are no noise in the speakers when the sound is turned off

Cons

  • I didn’t like auto settings via the microphone neither for cinema, nor even for music

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 pros & cons

Pros

  • The Yamaha RX-A2080 benefits from high-quality components, as well as a Yamaha A.R.T Wedge anti-vibration chassis
  • It has the Sound:AI feature, which is aimed to create more crisp dialogues in the produced sound stage

Cons

  • Heats up noticeably during operation

Votes 7 7
Rating 3.9 3.9

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Product

Denon AVR-X4500H
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080

Model

AVR-X4500H
AVENTAGE RX-A2080

Brand

Denon
Yamaha

Reviews

94
34

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

125/8 20Hz-20KHz, 165/6 1KHz
140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 220/4 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)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
ESS SABRE ( ES9007S) 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, Compressed Audio Restorer
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

3
4

Component input/output

2/1
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
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
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
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, DTS Neo:6

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
490

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 19.2 x 47.4/17 x 7.5 x 18.5

Weight, kg/lbs

13.6/30.2
17/37.5
Denon AVR-X4500H
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080
Denon AVR-X4500H
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 9.4
  • 8.6
  • 9.4Denon AVR-X4500H
  • 8.6Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080

The Denon AVR-X4500H is better receiver in this comparison. Check Denon AVR-X4500H price