Yamaha R-N803BL vs Denon DRA-800H

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Yamaha R-N803BL review

Comparing Yamaha R-N803BL vs Denon DRA-800H we can notice their similarities. Both are 2.0-channelled and have RMS of 100W at 8 Ohms. The receiver is equipped with an ESS Saber DAC, which is ready to process audio at 24 bit / 192 kHz PCM and DSD up to 5.6 MHz. For owners of turntables, a phono input is provided, for owners of other sources - a pair of optical inputs and as many coaxial ones, plus USB for flash drives and external hard drives. Also, the network receiver, which is logical, can be connected to the home network via Ethernet and Wi-Fi. From the outputs there is a connector for a subwoofer, headphones and a trigger connector. Yamaha R-N803BL

Denon DRA-800H review

The stereo receiver has 5 HDMI input ports supporting 4K / 60 Hz resolution, the latest HDCP 2.3 protocol, as well as Dolby Vision, HLG and HDR10 video standards with extended dynamic range. The HDMI output supports ARC Audio Return Channel, which is convenient when connected to a TV. On board there is a full range of linear and digital inputs. There is a Pre Out for a pair of active subwoofers and a separate Pre Out for a second zone. Four pairs of screw terminals are used to connect speakers to the Denon DRA-800H, making it easy to organize a two-wire connection. Denon DRA-800H

Yamaha R-N803BL pros & cons

Pros

  • Yamaha takes it a step further with MusicCast
  • Support for various wireless data channels is also noteworthy, which greatly expands the choice of components for your multi-room system

Cons

  • Needs a lot of tweaking to be optimized on high end system

Denon DRA-800H pros & cons

Pros

  • Support for Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Siri implemented in the receiver
  • The receiver has 5 HDMI input ports with support for 4K / 60 Hz, the modern protocol HDCP 2.3

Cons

  • When playing music via Bluetooth, quality is lost

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Rating 4.3 4.3

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Product

Yamaha R-N803BL
Denon DRA-800H

Model

R-N803BL
DRA-800H

Brand

Yamaha
Denon

Reviews

42
32

Amplifier

Channels

2.0
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 160/4 1KHz
100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 120/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.01
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS SABRE (9006AS) 192 KHz/24-bit
192KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

has not
Compressed Audio Restorer, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

0/0
5/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

1
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

0
0

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic
USB, phones

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

has not
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

fluorescent
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

has not
2

Zone audio output

has not
preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

MusicCast
HEOS App

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

has not
has not

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

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

250
220

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 15.1 x 39.2/17.1 x 5.9 x 15.3
43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6 x 13.3

Weight, kg/lbs

11/24.2
8.3/18.3
Yamaha R-N803BL
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