Yamaha RX-A780 vs Denon AVR-X2500H

Yamaha RX-A780 vs Denon AVRX2500 – what is better for you?

Yamaha RX-A780 vs Denon AVRX2500

Having had a chance to test Denon AVRX2500 vs Yamaha RX-A780, I’d like to share my impression here to facilitate your choice of a new receiver. So, we have two very similar devices – with a seven-channel analog gain path on discrete elements, having almost the same power.

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Features & Performance

Yamaha RX-A780 vs Denon AVRX2500 back

If we compare these receivers in power and variety of possibilities – it is definitely Yamaha RX-A780. Given the output power of the receiver, which is 700 watts, even with quite demanding acoustics, it should not have any problems. The Denon AVRX2500 is only 670 watts. Nevertheless, they have the same power per channel — 95 watts.

Connections & Setup

Denon AVRX2500 versus Yamaha has 8 HDMI inputs and 2 HDMI outputs, while Yamaha RX-A780 has only 5 inputs and 2 output. Both receivers have built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The Denon AVRX2500 receiver combines high functionality and flexibility in settings, as well as multi-room HEOS technology.

In Yamaha RX-A780 antiresonance Technology Anti Resonance Technology (A.R.T.) is the fifth leg in the center of the device. It absorbs vibrations from the power transformer, transistors, and radiators, as well as possible vibrations from the sound of the speakers, which contributes to dynamic sound and focused accurate reproduction.

Both models support the integration of Amazon Home Entertainment Skill, which allows the use of voice commands through Alexa.

Design

Both receivers are very similar in design. Buttons and knobs look pretty attractive. Extra wires are not present, the wiring is made very carefully, and the transformer is securely screwed to the base. The remote controls of both devices are the same – light plastic boxes with the classic layout of buttons.

Yamaha RX-A780 pros & cons

Pros:

  • Rich and realistic sound.
  • On the DSP tab, you can select several pre-configured audio profiles.

Cons:

  • The user interface of this device is clumsy, with no visual direction, but very focused on phrases/ words, with almost no graphical help.

Denon AVRX2500 pros & cons

Pros:

  • Wide Color Gamut and 4: 4: 4 Pure Color are supported. You can connect to the receiver all the latest devices, such as game consoles, Blu-ray players or set-top boxes.
  • Supported formats are FLAC, ALAC and DSD (up to 5.6MHz).

Cons:

  • It's very hot, so you have to spend more money on the cooling system.

Yamaha RX-A780

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Denon AVR-X2500H

Denon AVR-X2500H review

Dec 07, 2018

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Common

Product

Yamaha RX-A780
Denon AVR-X2500H

Model

RX-A780
AVR-X2500H

Brand

Yamaha
Denon

Rating

3.9 of 5
3.5 of 5

Reviews

19
5

Amplifier

Total output power

700 W
670 W

Output power per channel

95 W
95 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm
8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.06 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

7
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

100 dB
100 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

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

5
8

Optical digital inputs

2
2

Coaxial digital inputs

2
1

HDMI inputs

5
8

HDMI outputs

2
2

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
56

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

32bit / 384kHz
24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Virtual CINEMA
Dolby Surround

Surround system class

7.2 channel
7.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

410 W
500 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.5 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

15 x 17.2 x 6.8 inches
13.3 x 17.1 x 6.6 inches

Weight

24.3 pounds
20.7 pounds
Yamaha RX-A780
Denon AVR-X2500H
Yamaha RX-A780
Denon AVR-X2500H

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  • 26.2Yamaha RX-A780
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