Denon AVR-X3700H vs Yamaha RX-A4A review

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Denon AVR-X3700H vs Yamaha RX-A4A review

Denon AVR-X3700H
Yamaha RX-A4A

An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Denon AVR-X3700H vs Yamaha RX-A4A comparison definitely makes sense.


A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon AVR-X3700H has 9.2 versus 7.2 for Yamaha RX-A4A. Regarding power, then AVR-X3700H has such a W/Ohm ratio - 105/8, 135/6 when RX-A4A has a power of 110/8. The THD is 0.08% for the AVR-X3700H but 0.06% for the RX-A4A. Both the AVR-X3700H and the RX-A4A support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.


WI-FI modules have the same characteristics: 2.4/5GHz. 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-X3700H can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, TuneIn Radio, and the RX-A4A can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud.

Video features

Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/120Hz signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. Both rivals can scale the resolution of the incoming HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.

Extensive connections

Each receiver has 7/3 HDMI inputs/outputs.Denon AVR-X3700H connectionsYamaha RX-A4A connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. HDMI eARC is available in each model. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.3. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Each of the AV receivers from our review supports 2 Multi-room zones. Supported voice control technologies are identical - Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both AVR-X3700H and RX-A4A can be configured using the Setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.

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Denon AVR-X3700H
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