Denon AVR-X8500H vs Yamaha CX-A5200

Denon AVR-X8500H
vs
Yamaha CX-A5200

The Denon AVR-X8500H vs Yamaha CX-A5200 comparison shows that these AV receivers have some important differences and common features. The AVR-X8500H has 13.2 channels amplifier and the CX-A5200 11.2 channels. Both receivers have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AVR-X8500H has an overall score of 9.5 out of 10 vs 8.7 out of 10 for CX-A5200.

Advantages Denon AVR-X8500H over Yamaha CX-A5200

  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • HDMI eARC features compatible
  • IMAX Enhanced certification

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Phono (MM) input
  • Dolby Vision compatible
Votes 2 2
Rating 5 5

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Denon AVR-X8500H

Denon AVR-X8500H review

Jan 10, 2020

Just several years ago, we were surprised at the first eleven-channel Denon receiver, and now, trying not to mix anything up, we are already connecting 15 pairs of acoustic “bananas” to t...

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Yamaha CX-A5200

Yamaha CX-A5200 review

Jan 10, 2020

From this Yamaha CX-A5200 review you’ll get to know that the 11.2-channel CX-A5200 AVENTAGE Series Preamplifier will help you create the home theater of the future. Yamaha’s renowned CINEM...

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-X8500H
Yamaha CX-A5200

Model

AVR-X8500H
CX-A5200

Brand

Denon
Yamaha

Reviews

216
16

Amplifier

Channels

13.2
11.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

150/8 20Hz-20KHz, 250/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6

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 PRO (ES9026 ) 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 HD3, 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, Napster, SiriusXM, 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 2.2

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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG, BT.2020
HLG, BT.2020

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-ES, 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

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 19.5 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
15.2/33.5
Denon AVR-X8500H
Yamaha CX-A5200
Denon AVR-X8500H
Yamaha CX-A5200

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 9.5
  • 8.7
  • 9.5Denon AVR-X8500H
  • 8.7Yamaha CX-A5200

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