Denon AVR-X8500HSP vs Yamaha RX-A1070BL comparison definitely makes sense.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon AVR-X8500HSP has 13.2 versus 7.2 for Yamaha RX-A1070BL. Regarding power, then AVR-X8500HSP has such a W/Ohm ratio - 150/8 20Hz-20KHz, 190/6 1KHz when RX-A1070BL has a power of 110/8 20Hz-20KHz. The THD is 0.05% for the AVR-X8500HSP but 0.06% for the RX-A1070BL.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AK4490 384 KHz/32-bit for AVR-X8500HSP and ESS 192 KHz/24-bit for the RX-A1070BL. Both the AVR-X8500HSP and the RX-A1070BL support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Denon AVR-X8500HSP has support for AirPlay, AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The AVR-X8500HSP 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. Both rivals can scale the resolution of the incoming HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.
The Denon AVR-X8500HSP has 8/3 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/2 HDMI connectors of the Yamaha RX-A1070BL. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the AVR-X8500HSP. 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.
The AVR-X8500HSP supports 3 Multi-room zones, versus 2 for the RX-A1070BL. The AVR-X8500HSP 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-X8500HSP 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 Denon AVR-X8500HSP is better receiver in this comparison. Check Denon AVR-X8500HSP price