The Denon AVR-X8500H vs Yamaha R-S202BL comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon AVR-X8500H has 13.2 versus 2 for Yamaha R-S202BL. Regarding power, then AVR-X8500H has such a W/Ohm ratio - 150/8 20Hz-20KHz, 250/6 1KHz when R-S202BL has a power of 140/8 1KHz. The THD is 0.05% for the AVR-X8500H but 0.2% for the R-S202BL.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AK4490EQ 768 KHz/32-bit for AVR-X8500H and 192 KHz/24-bit for the R-S202BL. Only the AVR-X8500H supports Bi-amping feature. The Denon AVR-X8500H can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Only the Denon AVR-X8500H can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the AVR-X8500H supports Spotify.
Only the Denon AVR-X8500H has support for High dynamic range (HDR). Only the AVR-X8500H provides HDMI signal transmission in standby mode. The AVR-X8500H can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the R-S202BL. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the AVR-X8500H. Only the AVR-X8500H supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The HDMI eARC is available only on the AVR-X8500H. Of the two receivers in our comparison, HDMI CEC is present in only the AVR-X8500H. The AVR-X8500H has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the AVR-X8500H. The setup assistant will help you configure Denon AVR-X8500H.
Only the AVR-X8500H has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the AVR-X8500H.
The Denon AVR-X8500H is better receiver in this comparison. Check Denon AVR-X8500H price