Yamaha RX-A880 vs Denon HEOS AVR

RX-A880 vs HEOS AVR comparison chart

Yamaha RX-A880 vs Denon HEOS AVR review

Yamaha RX-A880
vs
Denon HEOS AVR

Here we are comparing Yamaha RX-A880 vs Denon HEOS AVR to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses. The RX-A880 has 7.2 channels amplifier and the HEOS AVR 5.1 channels. Only the RX-A880 has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the RX-A880. We have evaluated both AV receivers, RX-A880 has an overall score of 8.3 out of 10 vs 4.8 out of 10 for HEOS AVR.

Advantages Yamaha RX-A880 over Denon HEOS AVR

  • Delivers 100W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 50W/8Ohm
  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Includes automatic room EQ and speaker setup
  • AirPlay support
  • HDMI eARC features compatible
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • HDR compatible
  • Dolby Vision compatible
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Setup assistant
  • Multi-zone

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
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Yamaha RX-A880

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Common

Product

Yamaha RX-A880
Denon HEOS AVR

Model

RX-A880
HEOS AVR

Brand

Yamaha
Denon

Reviews

80
15

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8, 160/4
50/8, 65/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.05

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
has not

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

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
4/1

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
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

1
0

Component input/output

1/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

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

DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020
has not

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD

Tuner

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
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

MusicCast
HEOS App

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Pro Logic

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

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

400
110

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
43.1 x 7.6 x 27.9/17.1 x 3.6 x 11

Weight, kg/lbs

11/24.3
5.9/13/2

Other

Release year

2018
2017
Yamaha RX-A880
Denon HEOS AVR
Yamaha RX-A880
Denon HEOS AVR

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.3
  • 4.8
  • 8.3Yamaha RX-A880
  • 4.8Denon HEOS AVR