What is better - Yamaha R-N303BL vs Denon DRA-800H?
AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the R-N303BL has such a ratio W/Ohm - 125/8, while the DRA-800H has a power of 100/8, 120/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the R-N303BL it is 0.09%, but for the DRA-800H it is 0.08%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the R-N303BL received the model Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit, but the DRA-800H is equipped with 192 KHz/24-bit. None of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Yamaha R-N303BL and Denon 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.
Wireless Internet access via WIFI is possible on both units. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The contenders have differences in the supported services from Apple - AirPlay versus AirPlay, AirPlay 2 respectively. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Yamaha R-N303BL works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz, JUKE, but the Denon DRA-800H works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud. 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 R-N303BL 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 either AV receiver. The Denon DRA-800H 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.