What is better - Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs Marantz AV8805?
The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 13.2, respectively, for devices. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 it is 0.06%, but for the AV8805 it is 0.08%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 received the model ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bit, but the AV8805 is equipped with AK4490 384 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 and Marantz AV8805 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz, but the Marantz AV8805 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio. The quality of 4K/60Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 and the AV8805. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs is the same - 8/3. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 and the AV8805. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. AVENTAGE RX-A1080 and AV8805 support the standard HDCP 2.2. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Unlike the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 where 2 Multi zones is provided, the AV8805 works with 3 Multi zones. For voice control in the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, but in the AV8805 is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 and the Marantz AV8805 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.