Cambridge Audio AXR100 vs Denon DRA-800H review

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Rating 5 5

AV receivers comparison chart

Overall
Cambridge Audio AXR100
5.6
Denon DRA-800H
7
7
7
inapplicable
6

Cambridge Audio AXR100 vs Denon DRA-800H review

Cambridge Audio AXR100
vs
Denon DRA-800H

What is better - Cambridge Audio AXR100 vs Denon DRA-800H?

Amplifier

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%.

Audio features

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.

Connectivity

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.

Multichannel surround

Generally no support for a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A DTS:X surround technology is not supported by devices from our comparison.

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General

Item

Cambridge Audio AXR100
Denon DRA-800H

Model

AXR100
DRA-800H

Brand

Cambridge Audio
Denon

Reviews

28
29

Amplifier

Channels

2.0
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8
100/8, 120/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8
8, 6

Frequency response

5Hz-50KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.01
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

has not
Compressed Audio Restorer, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

0/0
5/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

1
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

0
0

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

phones, AUX
USB, phones

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

has not
HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle

Display

fluorescent
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
IP Control, Web Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
2

Zone audio output

has not
preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
HEOS App

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

has not
has not

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

550
220

Standby consumption, W

0.5
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 11 x 34/17 x 4.3 x 13.4
43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6 x 13.3

Weight, kg/lbs

8.1/17.8
8.3/18.3

Other

Release year

2019
2019
Cambridge Audio AXR100
Denon DRA-800H
Cambridge Audio AXR100
Denon DRA-800H

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 5.6
  • 7
  • 5.6Cambridge Audio AXR100
  • 7Denon DRA-800H