Yamaha RX-A880 vs Denon AVR-X4400H

Power and versatility – Yamaha RX-A880 vs Denon AVRX4400H

Yamaha RX-A880 vs Denon AVRX4400H

This Yamaha RX-A880 vs Denon AVRX4400H comparison should help people who look for a good receiver that has enough power and has many features.

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Features & Performance

Yamaha RX-A880 vs Denon AVRX4400H back

The comparison of the total power output shows that the AVRX4400H is the option for people who need more power – compare its 1050 W of the total output power and 780 W that the RX-A880 outputs. Moreover, the RX-A880 is a 7.2 channel system, while the AVRX4400H is a 9.2 channel receiver (with 11.2 channel processing). However, both receivers work with the Alexa voice control technology. These solutions support modern video standards (HDR, HLG, 4K). The AVRX4400H has an “eco mode” and it does not decrease the output power too much.

Connections & Setup

These models have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules. Both receivers also support AirPlay. The AVRX4400H features the HEOS built-in technology. Both solutions support the multi-room feature.

Some customers had problems with the RX-A880 ports – two HDMI ports stopped within three years.

These receivers use auto-calibration systems. The RX-A880 uses YPAO and the AVRX4400H uses Audyssey MultEQ XT32. These models are provided with the microphones required for the initial calibration. You can always fine-tune the settings in the future.

Design

The Denon AVRX4400H vs Yamaha RX-A880 design comparison shows that both models have almost identical buttons layout – two knobs on the sides, a simple display, and a front flap. The difference is that the AVRX4400H has the flap that covers all buttons and ports, while the RX-A880 has buttons which are not covered by the flap.

The dimensions are 15x17.1x6.7 in for the RX-A880 versus 14.9x17.1x6.6 in for the AVRX4400H. The weight is 24.3 and 29.8 pounds.

Yamaha RX-A880

Pros:

  • The output sound is clear and it does not have any distortion.
  • The auto-calibration feature is extremely precise and can deal with non-standard rooms.

Cons:

  • The remote controller is too heavy.
  • Some applications work with iPads and phones only and don’t work with Windows devices.
  • It takes some time to synchronize when you change the source.

Denon AVRX4400H

Pros:

  • The initial calibration is fast and accurate – you should not have any problems with it. The menu is user-friendly and attractive.
  • Excellent compatibility with various devices.
  • The output sound is extremely clean and it does not distort even at the high volume level.

Cons:

  • The Bluetooth connections are not stable (you may get lags or it disconnects eventually).
  • Some customers had an issue with the HEOS application – it locks the system (you need to unplug it and plug it back in).

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Common

Product

Yamaha RX-A880
Denon AVR-X4400H

Model

RX-A880
AVR-X4400H

Brand

Yamaha
Denon

Rating

4.2 of 5
4.2 of 5

Reviews

15
65

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

A/B

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

DSD

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS neural:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS:X

Dolby atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Power device

Operational power consumption

480 W
710 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.1 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Amplifier

Total output power

780 W
1050 W

Output power per channel

160 W, 100 W
125 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm, 8 Ohm
8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.06 %
0.05 %

Number of channels

7
9

Signal-to-noise ratio

100 dB
106 dB

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

7
2

Optical digital inputs

2
2

Coaxial digital inputs

2
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 qty

40
40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

X.v.Color

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Deep color

MCACC Pro

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Sound output mode

Surround Sound
Surround Sound

Audio D/A converter

32bit / 384kHz
32bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Virtual CINEMA
Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround

Surround system class

7.2 channel
9.2 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

17
7

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

15 x 17.1 x 6.7 inches
14.9 x 17.1 x 6.6 inches

Product weight

24.3 pounds
29.8 pounds

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