Having had an opportunity to test Yamaha RX-A1070BL vs Denon AVR-X2500H, I’d like to share my impression here to facilitate your choice of a new AV receiver.
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-X2500H has a power of 95/8 20Hz-20KHz, 125/6 1KHz. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the RX-A1070BL it is 0.06%, but for the AVR-X2500H it is 0.08%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the RX-A1070BL received the model ESS 192 KHz/24-bit, but the AVR-X2500H is equipped with AK4490 384 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Yamaha RX-A1070BL and Denon AVR-X2500H 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. 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-X2500H 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-X2500H. Video scaling is only possible with the RX-A1070BL. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs is the same - 8/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the RX-A1070BL and the AVR-X2500H. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. RX-A1070BL and AVR-X2500H support the standard HDCP 2.2. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
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-X2500H 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-X2500H 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