What is better - Denon AVR-X8500HSP vs Yamaha TSR-5810?
The number of channels for receivers is different - 13.2 versus 7.2, 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 TSR-5810 has a power of 80/8, 145/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVR-X8500HSP it is 0.05%, but for the TSR-5810 it is 0.09%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AVR-X8500HSP received the model AK4490 384 KHz/32-bit, but the TSR-5810 is equipped with Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Denon AVR-X8500HSP and Yamaha TSR-5810 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The contenders have differences in the supported services from Apple - AirPlay, AirPlay 2 versus AirPlay respectively. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Denon AVR-X8500HSP works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, but the Yamaha TSR-5810 works with Pandora.
Support for the HDR function can only boast of each of the AV receivers. The quality of 4K/60Hz 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 AVR-X8500HSP and the TSR-5810. Video scaling is only possible with the AVR-X8500HSP. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the AVR-X8500HSP.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AVR-X8500HSP has 8/3, and the TSR-5810 has 4/1. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the AVR-X8500HSP. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. AVR-X8500HSP and TSR-5810 support the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Denon AVR-X8500HSP.
Unlike the AVR-X8500HSP where 3 Multi zones is provided, the TSR-5810 works with 2 Multi zones. For voice control in the AVR-X8500HSP is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI, but in the TSR-5810 is used Amazon Alexa. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Denon AVR-X8500HSP and the Yamaha TSR-5810 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.