Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Denon AVR-X8500H

Review of “monsters”of sound: Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Denon AVR-X8500H

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Denon AVR-X8500H

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Denon AVR-X8500H is an overview of professional receivers. They were taken in order to compare the performance at different amplifier capacity - 1350W (Yamaha) and 1500W (Denon) and sound processing by new 32-bit processors.

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Features & Performance

The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 is a 9.2-channel receiver which supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, and Hybrid Log-Gamma.

The RX-A3080 has modules for Dolby Atmos or DTS: X for work in 11.2-channel mode. The receiver has two 32-bit processors for improved sound performance.

Denon AVR-X8500H supports Dolby Atmos and DTS: X and it can work in 7.1.6 and 9.1.4 channel modes. The amplifier uses high-current transistors DHCT. In this Denon AVR-X8500H vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 comparison should be noted that Denon is equipped with 8 DAC AKM AK4490EQ chips. Denon AVR-X8500H works with 4K video with a frequency of 60 Hz with support HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG.

Denon AVR-X8500H vs Yamaha AVENTAGE-RX-A3080

Connections & Setup

The RX-A3080 supports MusicCast Surround for using wireless speakers for streaming sound through your home Wi-Fi network. The RX-A3080 also has Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay and works with all popular music streaming services. AVR-X8500H also has extensive wireless connectivity, but in this Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Denon AVR-X8500H review, it should be mentioned that Denon can work with HEOS technology.

Each of the receivers has a huge number of necessary connectors for connecting digital and analog equipment.

Design

The Yamaha RX-A3080 features a hard frame to attenuate and absorbing sound resonances and a hard front panel which holds most of the internal elements.

AVC-X8500H has a thick metal plate of the facade. Partly side panels of the durable aluminum profile, double rear wall, and front panel completely shielded from the reverse side perform the role of supporting elements. On top of the perforated casing and the lower steel three-layer part gives the entire structure the necessary anti-vibration properties.

Receivers have a considerable weight due to the professional direction, but the Yamaha is lighter than the Denon (39.9 versus 51.4 pounds).

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Yamaha works with Surround: AI, which is designed for an automatic control of the sound level during playback.
  • The receiver can use a home server as a source of media content.

Cons:

  • Does not have a power saving mode with a huge consumption from the network.

Denon AVR-X8500H Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • The receiver has a developed in Denon calibration system-Audyssey MultEQ XT32.
  • The total power of 1500W makes the sound ideal regardless of the source.

Cons:

  • Heavy, big, and very expensive.

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 review

Nov 29, 2018

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Common

Product

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Denon AVR-X8500H

Model

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
AVR-X8500H

Brand

Yamaha
Denon

Rating

4.2 of 5
4.8 of 5

Reviews

12
6

Amplifier

Total output power

1350 W
1500 W

Output power per channel

150 W
150 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm, 6 Ohm
4 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.06 %
0.05 %

Number of channels

9
13

Signal-to-noise ratio

120 dB
108 dB

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K
up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion
HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K
up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

9
3

Optical digital inputs

3
2

Coaxial digital inputs

3
2

HDMI inputs

7
8

HDMI outputs

2
3

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
2

USB

1
1

Phones

1
1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station

40
40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

Three-zone capability

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz
32bit / 384kHz

Surround sound effects

Virtual CINEMA
Front Stage Surround Advance

Surround system class

9.2 channel
13.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

900 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.5 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

18.7 x 17.1 x 7.6 inches
19 x 17.1 x 7.7 inches

Weight

39.9 pounds
51.4 pounds
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Denon AVR-X8500H
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Denon AVR-X8500H

AV receivers HelpToChoose comparison rating

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  • 24.8
  • 29.1
  • 24.8Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
  • 29.1Denon AVR-X8500H

The Denon AVR-X8500H is better receiver in this comparison. Check Denon AVR-X8500H price