Denon DRA-900H vs Yamaha R-N800A review

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Overall
Denon DRA-900H
7.3
Yamaha R-N800A
6.5
7
9
7
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Denon DRA-900H vs Yamaha R-N800A review

Denon DRA-900H
vs
Yamaha R-N800A

Denon DRA-900H vs Yamaha R-N800A – that is a question.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 2.2 versus 2.1, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, the receivers have the same performance - 100/8, 120/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the DRA-900H it is 0.08%, but for the R-N800A it is 0.07%.

Audio features

Competitive models use the same DAC. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Yamaha R-N800A. Both Denon DRA-900H and Yamaha R-N800A can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

These units have the same Wi-Fi modules. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. Most popular streaming services are available for our models under consideration - Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode can provide only the DRA-900H. Video scaling is only possible with the DRA-900H. Review participants do not have the Dolby Vision feature. HDMI Audio Return Channel is only available on Denon DRA-900H. HDMI eARC is only supported by the DRA-900H. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Denon DRA-900H has HDMI CEC. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. Voice control is performed using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI in both models. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Denon DRA-900H and the Yamaha R-N800A 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

Denon DRA-900H
Yamaha R-N800A

Model

DRA-900H
R-N800A

Brand

Denon
Yamaha

Reviews

0
0

Amplifier

Channels

2.2
2.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8, 120/6
100/8, 120/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.07

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

has not
CINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
2.4/5GHz

USB

2 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/1
0/0

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

0
0

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic
USB, phones

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10+

4K signal pass-through

4K/120Hz

8K signal pass-through

8K/60Hz

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

Dynamic HDR, Variable Refresh Rate, Quick Frame Transport, Auto Low Latency Mode, Auto LipSync
has not

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control, Web Control, App Control
IP Control, Web Control, App Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
has not

Zone audio output

preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

HEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote
has not

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
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

AIFF, DSD
AIFF, DSD

Power

Operational power consumption, W

220
180

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

17.1Г— 13.3 Г— 6 / 43.4 x 33.7 x 15.2
17.1Г— 15.3 Г— 6.6 / 43.4 x 38.8 x 16.7

Weight, kg/lbs

8.2/18.3
11.4/25.2

Other

Release year

2023
2023
Denon DRA-900H
Yamaha R-N800A
Denon DRA-900H
Yamaha R-N800A

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 7.3
  • 6.5
  • 7.3Denon DRA-900H
  • 6.5Yamaha R-N800A