Denon AVR-X4800H vs Sony STR-AZ7000ES review

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Denon AVR-X4800H vs Sony STR-AZ7000ES review

Denon AVR-X4800H
vs
Sony STR-AZ7000ES

It makes sense comparing Denon AVR-X4800H vs Sony STR-AZ7000ES because they both are able to give some premium features.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon AVR-X4800H has 9.4 versus 13.2 for Sony STR-AZ7000ES. Regarding power, then AVR-X4800H has such a W/Ohm ratio - 125/8, 165/6 when STR-AZ7000ES has a power of 150/8. The THD is 0.08% for the AVR-X4800H but 0.09% for the STR-AZ7000ES.

Audio features

Competitors' digital to analog converter (DAC) is identical to 192 KHz/32-bit. Both the AVR-X4800H and the STR-AZ7000ES 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. Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix - all of these streaming services have found application in each of the models.

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

The Denon AVR-X4800H has 7/3 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 6/2 HDMI connectors of the Sony STR-AZ7000ES.Denon AVR-X4800H connectionsSony STR-AZ7000ES 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. The AVR-X4800H has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Each of the AV receivers from our review supports 3 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-X4800H and STR-AZ7000ES 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-X4800H
Sony STR-AZ7000ES

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AVR-X4800H
STR-AZ7000ES

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