An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Yamaha RX-A1070BL vs Denon AVR-X1400H comparison definitely makes sense.
Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 7.2. Regarding power, then RX-A1070BL has such a W/Ohm ratio - 110/8 20Hz-20KHz when AVR-X1400H has a power of 80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 120/6 1KHz. The THD is 0.06% for the RX-A1070BL but 0.08% for the AVR-X1400H.
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-X1400H. Both the RX-A1070BL and the AVR-X1400H support Bi-amping. 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 Yamaha RX-A1070BL has support for AirPlay, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The RX-A1070BL can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, and the AVR-X1400H can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud.
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-X1400H. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.
The Yamaha RX-A1070BL has 8/2 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 6/1 HDMI connectors of the Denon AVR-X1400H. 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. The RX-A1070BL has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
The RX-A1070BL supports 2 Multi-room zones, versus 3 for the AVR-X1400H. The RX-A1070BL supports voice control via Amazon Alexa, and the AVR-X1400H - Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both RX-A1070BL and AVR-X1400H 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