Yamaha RX-A1070BL vs Harman Kardon AVR 1610 review

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Yamaha RX-A1070BL
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Harman Kardon AVR 1610

The Yamaha RX-A1070BL vs Harman Kardon AVR 1610 comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Yamaha RX-A1070BL has 7.2 versus 5.1 for Harman Kardon AVR 1610. Regarding power, then RX-A1070BL has such a W/Ohm ratio - 110/8 20Hz-20KHz when AVR 1610 has a power of 85/8 1KHz, 85/6 1KHz. The THD is 0.06% for the RX-A1070BL but 0.09% for the AVR 1610.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, ESS 192 KHz/24-bit for RX-A1070BL and 192 KHz/24-bit for the AVR 1610. Only the RX-A1070BL supports Bi-amping feature. The Yamaha RX-A1070BL can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Only the Yamaha RX-A1070BL can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver.

Video features

Only the Yamaha RX-A1070BL has support for High dynamic range (HDR). Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K 60p signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The RX-A1070BL can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the AVR 1610. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the RX-A1070BL.

Extensive connections

The Yamaha RX-A1070BL has 8/2 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 5/1 HDMI connectors of the Harman Kardon AVR 1610.Yamaha RX-A1070BL connectionsHarman Kardon AVR 1610 connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. Of the two receivers in our comparison, HDMI CEC is present in only the RX-A1070BL. The RX-A1070BL supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.2, versus HDCP 1.4 in the AVR 1610. The RX-A1070BL has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the RX-A1070BL. The setup assistant will help you configure Yamaha RX-A1070BL.

Multichannel surround

Only the RX-A1070BL has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the RX-A1070BL.

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Common

Product

Yamaha RX-A1070BL
Harman Kardon AVR 1610

Model

RX-A1070BL
AVR 1610

Brand

Yamaha
Harman Kardon

Reviews

0
57

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

110/8 20Hz-20KHz
85/8 1KHz, 85/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-130KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS 192 KHz/24-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO

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

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM
has not

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

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 scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color
has not

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPod, Android

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
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
5/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 1.4

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

3
1

Coaxial digital input

3
1

Composite input

3
2

Component input/output

2/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

MusicCast, AV Controller
has not

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

450
450

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.5

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 24.7 x 44/17 x 9.4 x 17.2
44 x 12.1 x 30/17.3 x 4.7 x 11.8

Weight, kg/lbs

14.9/32.8
4.6/10
Yamaha RX-A1070BL
Harman Kardon AVR 1610
Yamaha RX-A1070BL
Harman Kardon AVR 1610

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  • 8.3Yamaha RX-A1070BL
  • 4.5Harman Kardon AVR 1610

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