What is better - Denon HEOS AVR vs Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10?
The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.1 versus 2.0, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the HEOS AVR has such a ratio W/Ohm - 50/8, 65/6, while the Topaz SR10 has a power of 85/8. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the HEOS AVR it is 0.05%, but for the Topaz SR10 it is 0.01%. None of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. The model HEOS AVR 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 HEOS AVR. There is a Bluetooth protocol at the HEOS AVR. Support for Apple Music Services not implemented. The HEOS AVR has access to the Spotify service.
Oddly enough, the support for the HDR function is not implemented in these units. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode can provide only the HEOS AVR. None of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Review participants do not have the Dolby Vision feature. HDMI Audio Return Channel is only available on Denon HEOS AVR. HDMI eARC is not supported by the HEOS AVR and the Topaz SR10. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Denon HEOS AVR has HDMI CEC. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10. There is an ECO mode in neither AV receiver. None of these units 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.