Yamaha RX-A1070BL vs Denon AVR-X1500H review

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Yamaha RX-A1070BL
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Denon AVR-X1500H

It’s strongly recommended to compare different receivers if you want to choose the best one: Yamaha RX-A1070BL vs Denon AVR-X1500H.

Amplifier

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-X1500H has a power of 80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 120/6 1KHz. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the RX-A1070BL it is 0.06%, but for the AVR-X1500H it is 0.08%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the RX-A1070BL received the model ESS 192 KHz/24-bit, but the AVR-X1500H is equipped with 192 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Yamaha RX-A1070BL and Denon AVR-X1500H 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-A1070BL works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, but the Denon AVR-X1500H 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-A1070BL and the AVR-X1500H. Video scaling is only possible with the RX-A1070BL. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the RX-A1070BL has 8/2, and the AVR-X1500H has 6/1.Yamaha RX-A1070BL connectionsDenon AVR-X1500H connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the RX-A1070BL and the AVR-X1500H. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. RX-A1070BL and AVR-X1500H support the standard HDCP 2.2. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Ability to create 2 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. For voice control in the RX-A1070BL is used Amazon Alexa, but in the AVR-X1500H is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Yamaha RX-A1070BL and the Denon AVR-X1500H 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-A1070BL
Denon AVR-X1500H

Model

RX-A1070BL
AVR-X1500H

Brand

Yamaha
Denon

Reviews

0
0

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

110/8 20Hz-20KHz
80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 120/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
Audyssey MultEQ XT

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, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM
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 scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color
BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
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, Web Control

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
6/1

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
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, HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast, AV Controller
HEOS App

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

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
430

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 24.7 x 44/17 x 9.4 x 17.2
43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6.6 x 13.3

Weight, kg/lbs

14.9/32.8
8.6/19
Yamaha RX-A1070BL
Denon AVR-X1500H
Yamaha RX-A1070BL
Denon AVR-X1500H

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  • 8.3Yamaha RX-A1070BL
  • 7.5Denon AVR-X1500H

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