What is better - Cambridge Audio AXR100 vs Denon DRA-800H?
AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the AXR100 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 100/8, while the DRA-800H has a power of 100/8, 120/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AXR100 it is 0.01%, but for the DRA-800H it is 0.08%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AXR100 received the model 192 KHz/32-bit, but the DRA-800H is equipped with 192 KHz/24-bit. None of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. The model DRA-800H can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. None of the AV receivers have an auto speaker calibration support.
Wireless Internet connection via WIFI is only possible with DRA-800H. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The DRA-800H has access to the Spotify service. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode can provide only the DRA-800H. None of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the DRA-800H. HDMI Audio Return Channel is only available on Denon DRA-800H. HDMI eARC is not supported by the AXR100 and the DRA-800H. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Denon DRA-800H 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 DRA-800H. The Denon DRA-800H can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
Generally no support for a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A DTS:X surround technology is not supported by devices from our comparison.