Denon DRA-900H vs Yamaha R-N2000A review

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Denon DRA-900H vs Yamaha R-N2000A review

Denon DRA-900H
Yamaha R-N2000A

Denon DRA-900H vs Yamaha R-N2000A comparison definitely makes sense.


A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon DRA-900H has 2.2 versus 2.1 for Yamaha R-N2000A. Regarding power, then DRA-900H has such a W/Ohm ratio - 100/8, 120/6 when R-N2000A has a power of 90/8, 145/4. The THD is 0.08% for the DRA-900H but 0.07% for the R-N2000A.

Audio features

Competitors' digital to analog converter (DAC) is identical to 192 KHz/32-bit. Only the R-N2000A supports Bi-amping feature. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.


WI-FI modules have the same characteristics: 2.4/5GHz. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Spotify can be used on each receiver. Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix - all of these streaming services have found application in each of the models. Only the DRA-900H provides HDMI signal transmission in standby mode. The DRA-900H can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the R-N2000A. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is not supported by these receivers. Only the DRA-900H supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The HDMI eARC is available only on the DRA-900H. Of the two receivers in our comparison, HDMI CEC is present in only the DRA-900H. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. Supported voice control technologies are identical - Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both DRA-900H and R-N2000A can be configured using the Setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

None of the rivals equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The receivers do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.

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Denon DRA-900H
Yamaha R-N2000A