Denon AVR-X8500HSP vs Yamaha RX-V481BL

AVR-X8500HSP vs RX-V481BL comparison chart

Denon AVR-X8500HSP vs Yamaha RX-V481BL review

Denon AVR-X8500HSP
vs
Yamaha RX-V481BL

The Denon AVR-X8500HSP vs Yamaha RX-V481BL comparison shows that these AV receivers have some important differences and common features. The AVR-X8500HSP has 13.2 channels amplifier and the RX-V481BL 5.1 channels. Only the AVR-X8500HSP has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the AVR-X8500HSP. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AVR-X8500HSP has an overall score of 9.6 out of 10 vs 5.6 out of 10 for RX-V481BL.

Advantages Denon AVR-X8500HSP over Yamaha RX-V481BL

  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • HDMI eARC features compatible
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • Dolby Vision compatible
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Multi-zone
  • IMAX Enhanced certification

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
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Rating 5 5
Yamaha RX-V481BL

Jan 10, 2020

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-X8500HSP
Yamaha RX-V481BL

Model

AVR-X8500HSP
RX-V481BL

Brand

Denon
Yamaha

Reviews

6
98

Amplifier

Channels

13.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

150/8, 190/6
80/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4490 384 KHz/32-bit
Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-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, Compressed Audio Restorer, Hi-Res audio
CINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT, Extra Bass

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

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud
Pandora, Qobuz, JUKE

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
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
2

Composite input

4
3

Component input/output

3/1
0/0

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)

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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

BT.2020, HLG
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

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
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

HEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote
has not

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic

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

900
260

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 16.1 x 32.7/17 x 6.3 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

23.1/51.6
8.1/17.9

Other

Release year

2018
2016
Denon AVR-X8500HSP
Yamaha RX-V481BL
Denon AVR-X8500HSP
Yamaha RX-V481BL

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 9.6
  • 5.6
  • 9.6Denon AVR-X8500HSP
  • 5.6Yamaha RX-V481BL