What is better - Yamaha RX-A1070BL vs Denon AVR-S720W?
AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the RX-A1070BL has such a ratio W/Ohm - 110/8 20Hz-20KHz, while the AVR-S720W has a power of 75/8 20Hz-20KHz, 110/6 1KHz. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the RX-A1070BL it is 0.06%, but for the AVR-S720W it is 0.08%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the RX-A1070BL received the model ESS 192 KHz/24-bit, but the AVR-S720W is equipped with 192 KHz/32-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Yamaha RX-A1070BL. Both Yamaha RX-A1070BL and Denon AVR-S720W can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Wireless Internet access via WIFI is possible on both units. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Yamaha RX-A1070BL works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, but the Denon AVR-S720W works with Pandora, SiriusXM.
Support for the HDR function can only boast of each of the AV receivers. 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-A1070BL and the AVR-S720W. Video scaling is only possible with the RX-A1070BL. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the RX-A1070BL.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the RX-A1070BL has 8/2, and the AVR-S720W has 6/1. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the RX-A1070BL and the AVR-S720W. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. RX-A1070BL and AVR-S720W support the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Yamaha RX-A1070BL.
Ability to create 2 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Yamaha RX-A1070BL and the Denon AVR-S720W can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.
The Yamaha RX-A1070BL is better receiver in this comparison. Check Yamaha RX-A1070BL price