Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Denon AVR-X2400H

Mirror comparison: Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Denon AVR-X2400H

Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Denon AVR-X2400H

Denon AVR-X2400H vs Yamaha RX-V685BL is 1 year older comparing 2017 and 2018 plus it is $100 dollars more expensive. The question is whether the dual-zone feature, the only peculiar difference that names Denon stand out is worth it.

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Features & Performance

Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Denon AVR-X2400H back

Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Denon AVR-X2400H appears to be way more powerful. The total output power is 650 W versus 500 W. Each can function as a digital player, internet radio and network player. Yamaha has a Virtual CINEMA and Denon has a Cinema EQ. Loudness.

You can find a full spectrum of recognized audio formats. The AV receivers both play MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, and Apple Lossless. The only difference here is that Yamaha has AIFF on top of that while Denon does not.

The available decoders are DTS:X, Dolby Atmos, Dolby digital plus, and Dolby True HD. Here you can also find a single difference. Denon also has a good old Dolby surround. The receivers both can process 3D signals. You have HDMI to HDMI scaling as well as analog to HDMI upconversion.

Connections & Setup

The connectivity options are identical. Both receivers have IEEE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. It is more fun to compare the number of inputs. Yamaha has 7 AV and 5 HDMI. While Denon has 2 AV and 8 HDMI. Now back to similarities as both units have 2 optical and 2 coaxial digital inputs. 2 inputs for Sub, 1 phone, and 1 USB input. Denon does not have a dual-zone capability while Yamaha has it.

Design

Both AV receivers have black matte screens with white fluorescent lettering. Denon looks symmetrical with the display in the center. While Yamaha has a display that overs the top half of the front panel and is asymmetrical. The remotes come in a package for both receivers.

The dimensions are only slightly different. Yamaha weighs only 23 pounds and is 15 inches long. Denon weighs 20.7 pounds and is 13.3 inches long.

Yamaha RX-V685BL

Pros:

  • Quick setup.
  • Works with all known streaming services from Deezer to Spotify, Pandora, and others.
  • Lots of features and functions to play with.

Cons:

  • Only works with Alexa through Musicast.
  • Dolby Atmos only included front speakers, not the surround ones.
  • Customer support is hard to reach.

Denon AVR-X2400H

Pros:

  • All stereo channels aligned perfectly.
  • Works with Alexa without any hiccups.
  • Real easy to set up and to connect.

Cons:

  • Had HDMI compatibility issues.
  • Denon HEOS app is not as user-friendly as the Yamaha one. You have to run all your streaming services through HEOS.
  • It has already been discontinued.

Yamaha RX-V685BL

Yamaha RX-V685BL review

Oct 26, 2018

Yamaha RX-V685BL was regarded by me as a very interesting device. Why? Yamaha is a well-known company, which always carries about its clients and does everything for them. After some testing and Yama...

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Denon AVR-X2400H

Denon AVR-X2400H review

Dec 06, 2018

This Denon AVRX2400H review will help people understand if this receiver is right what they need. It combines a high power output and reliability. It is a great option if you are looking for a soluti...

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Common

Product

Yamaha RX-V685BL
Denon AVR-X2400H

Model

RX-V685BL
AVR-X2400H

Brand

Yamaha
Denon

Rating

4.5 of 5
3.8 of 5

Reviews

50
58

Amplifier

Total output power

650 W
500 W

Output power per channel

90 W
125 W, 95 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm, 6 Ohm
6 Ohm, 8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

7
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

101 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, 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
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

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 / 192kHz
24-bit/192-kHz

Surround sound effects

Virtual CINEMA
Cinema EQ. Loudness

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

185 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.1 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

14.9 x 17.1 x 6.7 inches
13.3 x 17.1 x 6.6 inches

Weight

23.1 pounds
20.7 pounds
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Denon AVR-X2400H
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Denon AVR-X2400H

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  • 25.2Yamaha RX-V685BL
  • 22.6Denon AVR-X2400H

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