What is better - Denon AVR-X8500HSP vs Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10?
The number of channels for receivers is different - 13.2 versus 2.0, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVR-X8500HSP has such a ratio W/Ohm - 150/8, 190/6, while the Topaz SR10 has a power of 85/8. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVR-X8500HSP it is 0.05%, but for the Topaz SR10 it is 0.01%. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Denon AVR-X8500HSP. The model AVR-X8500HSP can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. There is a Bluetooth protocol at the AVR-X8500HSP. The AVR-X8500HSP has access to the Spotify service.
Support for the HDR function can only boast of the AVR-X8500HSP. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode can provide only the AVR-X8500HSP. Video scaling is only possible with the AVR-X8500HSP. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the AVR-X8500HSP. HDMI Audio Return Channel is only available on Denon AVR-X8500HSP. HDMI eARC is only supported by the AVR-X8500HSP. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Denon AVR-X8500HSP has HDMI CEC. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. There is an ECO mode in AVR-X8500HSP. The Denon AVR-X8500HSP can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the AVR-X8500HSP. Only in the AVR-X8500HSP realized a DTS:X surround technology.