The Yamaha CX-A5200 vs Denon AVR-X4100W comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Yamaha CX-A5200 has 11.2 versus 7.2 for Denon AVR-X4100W. The THD is 0.06% for the CX-A5200 but 0.05% for the AVR-X4100W.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, ESS SABRE PRO (ES9026) 384 KHz/32-bit for CX-A5200 and 192 KHz/24-bit for the AVR-X4100W. Only the AVR-X4100W supports Bi-amping feature. 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 Yamaha CX-A5200 has support for AirPlay, AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The CX-A5200 can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz, and the AVR-X4100W can receive a content from Pandora, SiriusXM. Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/60Hz 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.
The Yamaha CX-A5200 has 7/3 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/3 HDMI connectors of the Denon AVR-X4100W. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Each of the AV receivers from our review supports 3 Multi-room zones. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both CX-A5200 and AVR-X4100W can be configured using the Setup assistant.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the CX-A5200.