Denon AVR-X1500H vs Yamaha RX-V4A review

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Denon AVR-X1500H vs Yamaha RX-V4A review

Denon AVR-X1500H
vs
Yamaha RX-V4A

Denon AVR-X1500H vs Yamaha RX-V4A comparison definitely makes sense.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon AVR-X1500H has 7.2 versus 5.2 for Yamaha RX-V4A. Regarding power, then AVR-X1500H has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/8, 120/6 when RX-V4A has a power of 80/6. The THD is 0.08% for the AVR-X1500H but 0.06% for the RX-V4A. Both the AVR-X1500H and the RX-V4A support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The AVR-X1500H can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, and the RX-V4A can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz.

Video features

Both AV receivers support HDR10 technology (High dynamic range). HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The RX-V4A can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the AVR-X1500H. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.

Extensive connections

The Denon AVR-X1500H has 6/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 HDMI connectors of the Yamaha RX-V4A.Denon AVR-X1500H connectionsYamaha RX-V4A connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the RX-V4A. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The AVR-X1500H supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.2, versus HDCP 2.3 in the RX-V4A. The AVR-X1500H has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. The AVR-X1500H supports voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI, and the RX-V4A - Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both AVR-X1500H and RX-V4A can be configured using the Setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Only the AVR-X1500H has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the AVR-X1500H.

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General

Item

Denon AVR-X1500H
Yamaha RX-V4A

Model

AVR-X1500H
RX-V4A

Brand

Denon
Yamaha

Reviews

0
0

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
5.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8, 120/6
80/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer
CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/1
4/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
0

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
0

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
USB, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/120Hz

8K signal pass-through

8K/60Hz

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

BT.2020, HLG
x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control, Web Control
App Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

HEOS App
MusicCast

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround
DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF, DSD

Power

Operational power consumption, W

430
260

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6.6 x 13.3
43.1 x 15.2 x 35.5/17.1 x 6.7 x 14.8

Weight, kg/lbs

8.6/19
8.6/19.4

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Denon AVR-X1500H
Yamaha RX-V4A
Denon AVR-X1500H
Yamaha RX-V4A

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  • 7.5Denon AVR-X1500H
  • 6.5Yamaha RX-V4A