What is better - Yamaha CX-A5200 vs Denon HEOS AVR?
The number of channels for receivers is different - 11.2 versus 5.1, respectively, for devices. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the CX-A5200 it is 0.06%, but for the HEOS AVR it is 0.05%. None of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Yamaha CX-A5200 and Denon HEOS AVR can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Yamaha CX-A5200 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz, but the Denon HEOS AVR works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud. 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 CX-A5200 and the HEOS AVR. Video scaling is only possible with the CX-A5200. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the CX-A5200.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the CX-A5200 has 7/3, and the HEOS AVR has 4/1. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the CX-A5200 and the HEOS AVR. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. CX-A5200 and HEOS AVR support the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Yamaha CX-A5200. Voice control is performed using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant in both models. There is an ECO mode in CX-A5200. The Yamaha CX-A5200 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the CX-A5200. Only in the CX-A5200 realized a DTS:X surround technology.