An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Denon AVR-X8500H vs Yamaha RX-V585BL comparison definitely makes sense.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon AVR-X8500H has 13.2 versus 7.2 for Yamaha RX-V585BL. Regarding power, then AVR-X8500H has such a W/Ohm ratio - 150/8, 250/6 when RX-V585BL has a power of 80/8, 145/6. The THD is 0.05% for the AVR-X8500H but 0.09% for the RX-V585BL.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AK4490EQ 768 KHz/32-bit for AVR-X8500H and Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit for the RX-V585BL. Both the AVR-X8500H and the RX-V585BL 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. The AVR-X8500H can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, and the RX-V585BL can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio. 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 Denon AVR-X8500H has 8/3 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 HDMI connectors of the Yamaha RX-V585BL. 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 2.2. The AVR-X8500H has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
The AVR-X8500H supports 3 Multi-room zones, versus 2 for the RX-V585BL. The AVR-X8500H supports voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI, and the RX-V585BL - Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both AVR-X8500H and RX-V585BL can be configured using the Setup assistant.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.