Denon AVR-S740H vs Yamaha RX-A1070BL comparison definitely makes sense.
Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 7.2. Regarding power, then AVR-S740H has such a W/Ohm ratio - 75/8 20Hz-20KHz, 110/6 1KHz when RX-A1070BL has a power of 110/8 20Hz-20KHz. The THD is 0.08% for the AVR-S740H but 0.06% for the RX-A1070BL.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 192 KHz/32-bit for AVR-S740H and ESS 192 KHz/24-bit for the RX-A1070BL. Only the RX-A1070BL supports Bi-amping feature. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Both models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Denon AVR-S740H has support for AirPlay, AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The AVR-S740H can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, and the RX-A1070BL can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM.
These units support HDR technology. 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-S740H. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.
The Denon AVR-S740H has 6/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/2 HDMI connectors of the Yamaha RX-A1070BL. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Each of the AV receivers from our review supports 2 Multi-room zones. The AVR-S740H supports voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI, and the RX-A1070BL - Amazon Alexa. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both AVR-S740H and RX-A1070BL can be configured using the Setup assistant.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.
The Yamaha RX-A1070BL is better receiver in this comparison. Check Yamaha RX-A1070BL price