Denon AVR-X4100W vs Yamaha RX-A3060BL – that is a question.
The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 9.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVR-X4100W has such a ratio W/Ohm - 125/8, 165/6, while the RX-A3060BL has a power of 150/8, 230/4. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVR-X4100W it is 0.05%, but for the RX-A3060BL it is 0.06%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AVR-X4100W received the model 192 KHz/24-bit, but the RX-A3060BL is equipped with ES9016 192 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Denon AVR-X4100W and Yamaha RX-A3060BL 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. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Denon AVR-X4100W works with Pandora, SiriusXM, but the Yamaha RX-A3060BL works with Napster, Qobuz, JUKE. 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-X4100W and the RX-A3060BL. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AVR-X4100W has 8/3, and the RX-A3060BL has 8/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the AVR-X4100W and the RX-A3060BL. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Ability to create 3 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. Voice control of the basic functions of the receiver is not realized in both models. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Denon AVR-X4100W and the Yamaha RX-A3060BL can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. Only in the RX-A3060BL realized a DTS:X surround technology.