Denon AVR-X8500HA vs Yamaha R-N1000A review

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Denon AVR-X8500HA
9.8
Yamaha R-N1000A
6.8
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Denon AVR-X8500HA vs Yamaha R-N1000A review

Denon AVR-X8500HA
vs
Yamaha R-N1000A

What is better - Denon AVR-X8500HA vs Yamaha R-N1000A?

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 13.2 versus 2.1, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVR-X8500HA has such a ratio W/Ohm - 150/8, 190/6, while the R-N1000A has a power of 100/8, 120/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVR-X8500HA it is 0.08%, but for the R-N1000A it is 0.07%.

Audio features

Competitive models use the same DAC. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Denon AVR-X8500HA and Yamaha R-N1000A can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

These units have the same Wi-Fi modules. 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. Most popular streaming services are available for our models under consideration - Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode can provide only the AVR-X8500HA. Video scaling is only possible with the AVR-X8500HA. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the AVR-X8500HA.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AVR-X8500HA has 8/3, and the R-N1000A has 1/0.Denon AVR-X8500HA connectionsYamaha R-N1000A connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the AVR-X8500HA. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Denon AVR-X8500HA has HDMI CEC. AVR-X8500HA and R-N1000A support the standard HDCP 2.3. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. 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-X8500HA and the Yamaha R-N1000A can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the AVR-X8500HA. Only in the AVR-X8500HA realized a DTS:X surround technology.

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General

Item

Denon AVR-X8500HA
Yamaha R-N1000A

Model

AVR-X8500HA
R-N1000A

Brand

Denon
Yamaha

Reviews

0
0

Amplifier

Channels

13.2
2.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

150/8, 190/6
100/8, 120/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.07

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer
CINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
2.4/5GHz

USB

2 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
1/0

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

4
0

Component input/output

3/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic
USB, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10+

4K signal pass-through

4K/120Hz

8K signal pass-through

8K/60Hz

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

Dynamic HDR, Variable Refresh Rate, Quick Frame Transport, Quick Media Switching, Auto Low Latency Mode
has not

Additional features

Voice control

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

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

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

IP Control, RS232 Control, Web Control, App Control
IP Control, Web Control, App Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

HEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote
has not

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Atmos Music, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
has not

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS:X Pro
has not

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF, DSD
AIFF, DSD

Power

Operational power consumption, W

900
180

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

22.4 x 21.2 x 12.9/ 56.8 x 53.8 x 32.7
17.1 Г— 6 x 15.3 / 43.4 x 15.2 x 38.8

Weight, kg/lbs

23.5/52
12.2/27.1

Other

Release year

2021
2023
Denon AVR-X8500HA
Yamaha R-N1000A
Denon AVR-X8500HA
Yamaha R-N1000A

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  • 9.8
  • 6.8
  • 9.8Denon AVR-X8500HA
  • 6.8Yamaha R-N1000A