Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Denon AVR-S540BT – that is a question.
The number of channels for receivers is different - 9.2 versus 5.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 150/8, 230/4, while the AVR-S540BT has a power of 70/8, 90/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 it is 0.06%, but for the AVR-S540BT it is 0.08%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 received the model ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bit, but the AVR-S540BT is equipped with 192 KHz/32-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080. The model AVENTAGE RX-A3080 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz, but the Denon AVR-S540BT works with TIDAL, Pandora. 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-A3080 and the AVR-S540BT. Video scaling is only possible with the AVENTAGE RX-A3080. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 has 7/3, and the AVR-S540BT has 5/1. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the AVENTAGE RX-A3080. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The AVENTAGE RX-A3080 has support for the standard HDCP 2.3, compared to the AVR-S540BT, which supports the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 and the Denon AVR-S540BT can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the AVENTAGE RX-A3080. Only in the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 realized a DTS:X surround technology.