Denon AVR-X6500H vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080

Denon AVR-X6500H vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080

Denon AVR-X6500H review

Comparing these two models we can see that Denon has more channels (11.2 vs 9.2) but its power output is 140W/8 Ohm vs 150W from Yamaha. The processor base is based on the most advanced architecture D.D.S.C. HD32. It, like the reference AVC-X8500H, has a system of precise internal synchronization, jitter suppression and digital filtering according to AL32 Processing Multichannel algorithms. The only thing where our model does not reach the flagship in class is the DAC unit - instead of eight separate Asahi Kasei AK4490 converters, other chips of the same manufacturer are used - 8-channel AK4458VN, as in the models below. Denon AVR-X6500H

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 review

Since the RX-A3080 has three HDMI output connectors. This means, for example, that you can use your TV as usual, but use the projector for your favorite films and special programming or have the same basic contents of the room shown in other rooms - easily and without having to change any connections. Naturally, the built-in HDMI functionality has the latest specifications, also corresponding to HDR (Dolby Vision Compatible, Hybrid Log-Gamma), 4K / 60p transmission, 4K scaling, etc. Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080

Denon AVR-X6500H pros & cons

Pros

  • There is support for the Apple AirPlay 2 broadcast protocol, as well as the ability to pilot using the voice assistant Alexa
  • The Denon AVC-X6500H has a large and informative display

Cons

  • The device does not work in AM / FM frequencies

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 pros & cons

Pros

  • The RX-A3080 is extremely well designed, extremely well made, and comes from a company with some serious history and breadth
  • There are a ton of inputs and outputs, with plenty of power from a very solid, well-designed platform

Cons

  • I wish for a way to save configuration settings to an external storage device

Votes 6 6
Rating 5 5

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Product

Denon AVR-X6500H
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080

Model

AVR-X6500H
AVENTAGE RX-A3080

Brand

Denon
Yamaha

Reviews

49
42

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 175/6 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)

192KHz/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, 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, Mood Mix
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

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, 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
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 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
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

750
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 15.2 x 38/17 x 6.7 x 14.9
43.5 x 19.2 x 47.4/17 x 7.5 x 18.5

Weight, kg/lbs

14.5/32
19.6/43.2
Denon AVR-X6500H
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Denon AVR-X6500H
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 9.4
  • 8.7
  • 9.4Denon AVR-X6500H
  • 8.7Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080

The Denon AVR-X6500H is better receiver in this comparison. Check Denon AVR-X6500H price