Denon AVR-X8500H vs Yamaha R-S202BL review

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Denon AVR-X8500H
vs
Yamaha R-S202BL

The Denon AVR-X8500H vs Yamaha R-S202BL comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.

Amplifier

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.

Audio features

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.

Connectivity

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.

Video features

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.

Multichannel surround

Only the AVR-X8500H has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the AVR-X8500H.

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-X8500H
Yamaha R-S202BL

Model

AVR-X8500H
R-S202BL

Brand

Denon
Yamaha

Reviews

222
2439

Amplifier

Channels

13.2
2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

150/8 20Hz-20KHz, 250/6 1KHz
140/8 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
40Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.2

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4490EQ 768 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud
has not

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p

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, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle

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

Other additional features

IP Control, Web Control
has not

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
0

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
0

Coaxial digital input

2
0

Composite input

4
0

Component input/output

3/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
phones

Multi channel preamp output

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
has not

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

900
175

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.3

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 19.5 x 7.8/17 x 7.7 x 18.7
43.5 x 14.1 x 32.2/17 x 5.5 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

23.1/51.6
6.7/14.8
Denon AVR-X8500H
Yamaha R-S202BL
Denon AVR-X8500H
Yamaha R-S202BL

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  • 9.5Denon AVR-X8500H
  • 4.8Yamaha R-S202BL

The Denon AVR-X8500H is better receiver in this comparison. Check Denon AVR-X8500H price