Denon AVR-X4500H vs Yamaha R-N803BL review

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AV receivers comparison chart

Overall
Denon AVR-X4500H
9.4
Yamaha R-N803BL
6.7
9
7
10
4
10
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Denon AVR-X4500H vs Yamaha R-N803BL review

Denon AVR-X4500H
vs
Yamaha R-N803BL

Denon AVR-X4500H vs Yamaha R-N803BL comparison definitely makes sense.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon AVR-X4500H has 9.2 versus 2.0 for Yamaha R-N803BL. Regarding power, then AVR-X4500H has such a W/Ohm ratio - 125/8, 165/6 when R-N803BL has a power of 100/8, 160/4. The THD is 0.05% for the AVR-X4500H but 0.01% for the R-N803BL.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit for AVR-X4500H and ESS SABRE (9006AS) 192 KHz/24-bit for the R-N803BL. Only the AVR-X4500H supports Bi-amping feature. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Both models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Denon AVR-X4500H has support for AirPlay, AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The AVR-X4500H can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, and the R-N803BL can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM. Only the AVR-X4500H provides HDMI signal transmission in standby mode. The AVR-X4500H can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the R-N803BL. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the AVR-X4500H. Only the AVR-X4500H supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The HDMI eARC is available only on the AVR-X4500H. Of the two receivers in our comparison, HDMI CEC is present in only the AVR-X4500H. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. The AVR-X4500H supports voice control via Amazon Alexa, and the R-N803BL - Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. The setup assistant will help you configure Denon AVR-X4500H.

Multichannel surround

Only the AVR-X4500H has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the AVR-X4500H.

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General

Item

Denon AVR-X4500H
Yamaha R-N803BL

Model

AVR-X4500H
R-N803BL

Brand

Denon
Yamaha

Reviews

222
43

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

125/8, 165/6
100/8, 160/4

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.01

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
ESS SABRE (9006AS) 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, Compressed Audio Restorer
has not

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
0/0

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

2
2

Composite input

3
0

Component input/output

2/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
USB, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

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

HLG, BT.2020
has not

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

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
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

HEOS App
MusicCast

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
has not

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround
has not

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

710
250

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 15.2 x 38.1/17.1 x 6.6 x 15.3
43.5 x 15.1 x 39.2/17.1 x 5.9 x 15.3

Weight, kg/lbs

13.6/30.2
11/24.2

Other

Release year

2018
2017
Denon AVR-X4500H
Yamaha R-N803BL
Denon AVR-X4500H
Yamaha R-N803BL

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 9.4
  • 6.7
  • 9.4Denon AVR-X4500H
  • 6.7Yamaha R-N803BL

The Denon AVR-X4500H is better receiver in this comparison. Check Denon AVR-X4500H price