Denon AVR-X3500H vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 – that is a question.
The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 9.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVR-X3500H has such a ratio W/Ohm - 105/8, 135/6, while the AVENTAGE RX-A2080 has a power of 140/8, 220/4. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVR-X3500H it is 0.05%, but for the AVENTAGE RX-A2080 it is 0.06%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AVR-X3500H received the model AKM 192 KHz/32-bit, but the AVENTAGE RX-A2080 is equipped with ESS SABRE ( ES9007S) 384 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Denon AVR-X3500H and Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
These units have the same Wi-Fi modules. 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 Denon AVR-X3500H works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio, but the Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz.
The HDR10 function is present in each of the rivals. 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 AVR-X3500H and the AVENTAGE RX-A2080. 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 varies depending on the receiver, the AVR-X3500H has 8/3, and the AVENTAGE RX-A2080 has 7/3. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the AVENTAGE RX-A2080. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The AVR-X3500H has support for the standard HDCP 2.2, compared to the AVENTAGE RX-A2080, which supports the standard HDCP 2.3. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Unlike the AVR-X3500H where 2 Multi zones is provided, the AVENTAGE RX-A2080 works with 3 Multi zones. For voice control in the AVR-X3500H is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI, but in the AVENTAGE RX-A2080 is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Denon AVR-X3500H and the Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 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.