Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Denon AVR-X8500H review

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Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
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Denon AVR-X8500H

It’s strongly recommended to compare different receivers if you want to choose the best one: Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Denon AVR-X8500H.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 9.2 versus 13.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 150/8 20Hz-20KHz, 230/4 1KHz, while the AVR-X8500H has a power of 150/8 20Hz-20KHz, 250/6 1KHz. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 it is 0.06%, but for the AVR-X8500H it is 0.05%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 received the model ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bit, but the AVR-X8500H is equipped with AK4490EQ 768 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 and Denon AVR-X8500H 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 Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz, but the Denon AVR-X8500H works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud. The quality of 4K 60p 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 AVENTAGE RX-A3080 and the AVR-X8500H. 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 AVENTAGE RX-A3080 has 7/3, and the AVR-X8500H has 8/3.Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 connectionsDenon AVR-X8500H connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 and the AVR-X8500H. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The AVENTAGE RX-A3080 has support for the standard HDCP 2.3, compared to the AVR-X8500H, which supports the standard HDCP 2.2. 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. For voice control in the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, but in the AVR-X8500H is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 and the Denon AVR-X8500H 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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Product

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Denon AVR-X8500H

Model

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
AVR-X8500H

Brand

Yamaha
Denon

Reviews

42
11

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
13.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

150/8 20Hz-20KHz, 230/4 1KHz
150/8 20Hz-20KHz, 250/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.05

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bit
AK4490EQ 768 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
Audyssey MultEQ XT32

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLG
HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
IP Control, Web Control

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/3
8/3

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

3
2

Coaxial digital input

3
2

Composite input

4
4

Component input/output

2/0
3/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic, AUX
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast
HEOS App

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

490
900

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 19.2 x 47.4/17 x 7.5 x 18.5
43.5 x 19.5 x 7.8/17 x 7.7 x 18.7

Weight, kg/lbs

19.6/43.2
23.1/51.6
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Denon AVR-X8500H
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Denon AVR-X8500H

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 8.7
  • 9.5
  • 8.7Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
  • 9.5Denon AVR-X8500H

The Denon AVR-X8500H is better receiver in this comparison. Check Denon AVR-X8500H price