Denon AVR-S660H vs Yamaha R-N1000A review

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Denon AVR-S660H
6.7
Yamaha R-N1000A
6.8
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Denon AVR-S660H vs Yamaha R-N1000A review

Denon AVR-S660H
vs
Yamaha R-N1000A

What is better - Denon AVR-S660H vs Yamaha R-N1000A?

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.2 versus 2.1, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVR-S660H has such a ratio W/Ohm - 75/8, 100/6, while the R-N1000A has a power of 100/8, 120/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVR-S660H it is 0.08%, but for the R-N1000A it is 0.07%.

Audio features

Competitive models use the same DAC. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Yamaha R-N1000A. The model R-N1000A can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

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-S660H works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, but the Yamaha R-N1000A works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode can provide only the AVR-S660H. Video scaling is only possible with the AVR-S660H. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the AVR-S660H.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AVR-S660H has 6/1, and the R-N1000A has 1/0.Denon AVR-S660H connectionsYamaha R-N1000A connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the AVR-S660H. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Denon AVR-S660H has HDMI CEC. AVR-S660H and R-N1000A support the standard HDCP 2.3. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. Voice control is performed using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI in both models. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Denon AVR-S660H and the Yamaha R-N1000A can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Generally no support for a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A DTS:X surround technology is not supported by devices from our comparison.

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General

Item

Denon AVR-S660H
Yamaha R-N1000A

Model

AVR-S660H
R-N1000A

Brand

Denon
Yamaha

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