Yamaha RX-A1060BL vs Denon AVR-X6400H review

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Yamaha RX-A1060BL
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Denon AVR-X6400H

The Yamaha RX-A1060BL vs Denon AVR-X6400H comparison will be extremely helpful for people who want to get a great, powerful receiver with many functions.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 11.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the RX-A1060BL has such a ratio W/Ohm - 110/8 20Hz-20KHz, while the AVR-X6400H has a power of 140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 250/6 1KHz. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the RX-A1060BL it is 0.06%, but for the AVR-X6400H it is 0.05%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the RX-A1060BL received the model ESS 192 KHz/24-bit, but the AVR-X6400H is equipped with AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Yamaha RX-A1060BL and Denon AVR-X6400H can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

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 RX-A1060BL works with Deezer, TIDAL, Sirius XM, Napster, but the Denon AVR-X6400H works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud. The quality of 4K 60p signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the RX-A1060BL and the AVR-X6400H. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs is the same - 8/3.Yamaha RX-A1060BL connectionsDenon AVR-X6400H connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the AVR-X6400H. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Denon AVR-X6400H has HDMI CEC. RX-A1060BL and AVR-X6400H support the standard HDCP 2.2. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Unlike the RX-A1060BL where 2 Multi zones is provided, the AVR-X6400H works with 3 Multi zones. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Denon AVR-X6400H can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.

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Common

Product

Yamaha RX-A1060BL
Denon AVR-X6400H

Model

RX-A1060BL
AVR-X6400H

Brand

Yamaha
Denon

Reviews

39
55

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
11.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

110/8 20Hz-20KHz
140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 250/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.05

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS 192 KHz/24-bit
AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
Audyssey MultEQ XT32

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI
analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color
HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

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

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

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

has not
IP Control

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
8/3

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

3
2

Coaxial digital input

3
2

Composite input

4
5

Component input/output

2/0
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast
HEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

450
750

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 18.2 x 43.9/17 x 7.1 x 17
43.1 x 15.2 x 38.1/17.1 x 6.6 x 15.5

Weight, kg/lbs

14.9/32.8
14.4/32
Yamaha RX-A1060BL
Denon AVR-X6400H
Yamaha RX-A1060BL
Denon AVR-X6400H

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 7.8
  • 9.4
  • 7.8Yamaha RX-A1060BL
  • 9.4Denon AVR-X6400H

The Denon AVR-X6400H is better receiver in this comparison. Check Denon AVR-X6400H price