What is better - Denon AVR-S940H vs Yamaha TSR-5810?
AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVR-S940H has such a ratio W/Ohm - 90/8, 125/6, while the TSR-5810 has a power of 80/8, 145/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVR-S940H it is 0.08%, but for the TSR-5810 it is 0.09%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AVR-S940H received the model 192 KHz/32-bit, but the TSR-5810 is equipped with Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Yamaha TSR-5810. Both Denon AVR-S940H and Yamaha TSR-5810 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Wireless Internet access via WIFI is possible on both units. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The contenders have differences in the supported services from Apple - AirPlay, AirPlay 2 versus AirPlay respectively. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Denon AVR-S940H works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, but the Yamaha TSR-5810 works with 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 AVR-S940H and the TSR-5810. Video scaling is only possible with the AVR-S940H. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the AVR-S940H.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AVR-S940H has 8/2, and the TSR-5810 has 4/1. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the AVR-S940H and the TSR-5810. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. AVR-S940H and TSR-5810 support the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Denon AVR-S940H.
Ability to create 2 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. For voice control in the AVR-S940H is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI, but in the TSR-5810 is used Amazon Alexa. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Denon AVR-S940H and the Yamaha TSR-5810 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.