Denon AVR-X6500H vs Denon AVR-X4800H review

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Denon AVR-X6500H vs Denon AVR-X4800H review

Denon AVR-X6500H
Denon AVR-X4800H

It’s strongly recommended to compare different receivers if you want to choose the best one: Denon AVR-X6500H vs Denon AVR-X4800H.


The number of channels for receivers is different - 11.2 versus 9.4, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVR-X6500H has such a ratio W/Ohm - 140/8, 175/6, while the AVR-X4800H has a power of 125/8, 165/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVR-X6500H it is 0.05%, but for the AVR-X4800H it is 0.08%.

Audio features

Competitive models use the same DAC. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Denon AVR-X6500H and Denon AVR-X4800H can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Denon AVR-X6500H works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, Mood Mix, but the Denon AVR-X4800H works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix.

Video features

Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the AVR-X6500H and the AVR-X4800H. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AVR-X6500H has 8/3, and the AVR-X4800H has 7/3.Denon AVR-X6500H connectionsDenon AVR-X4800H connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the AVR-X6500H and the AVR-X4800H. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The AVR-X6500H has support for the standard HDCP 2.2, compared to the AVR-X4800H, which supports the standard HDCP 2.3. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Ability to create 3 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. Voice control is performed using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI in both models. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Denon AVR-X6500H and the Denon AVR-X4800H can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.

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