Yamaha RX-A1070BL vs Harman Kardon HK 3700 review

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Yamaha RX-A1070BL
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Harman Kardon HK 3700

Yamaha RX-A1070BL vs Harman Kardon HK 3700 – that is a question.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 2.0, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the RX-A1070BL has such a ratio W/Ohm - 110/8 20Hz-20KHz, while the HK 3700 has a power of 85/8 20Hz-20KHz. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the RX-A1070BL it is 0.06%, but for the HK 3700 it is 0.07%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the RX-A1070BL received the model ESS 192 KHz/24-bit, but the HK 3700 is equipped with 192 KHz/24-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Yamaha RX-A1070BL. The model RX-A1070BL can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection via WIFI is only possible with RX-A1070BL. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The RX-A1070BL has access to the Spotify service. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Yamaha RX-A1070BL works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, but the Harman Kardon HK 3700 works with vTuner.

Video features

Support for the HDR function can only boast of the RX-A1070BL. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode can provide only the RX-A1070BL. Video scaling is only possible with the RX-A1070BL. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the RX-A1070BL. HDMI Audio Return Channel is only available on Yamaha RX-A1070BL. HDMI eARC is not supported by the RX-A1070BL and the HK 3700. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Yamaha RX-A1070BL has HDMI CEC. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. There is an ECO mode in RX-A1070BL. The Yamaha RX-A1070BL can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the RX-A1070BL. Only in the RX-A1070BL realized a DTS:X surround technology.

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Common

Product

Yamaha RX-A1070BL
Harman Kardon HK 3700

Model

RX-A1070BL
HK 3700

Brand

Yamaha
Harman Kardon

Reviews

0
53

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

110/8 20Hz-20KHz
85/8 20Hz-20KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-130KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.07

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO

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

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM
vTuner

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

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
has not

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

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

Other additional features

has not
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
0/0

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

3
0

Coaxial digital input

3
0

Composite input

3
0

Component input/output

2/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
USB, phones

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

MusicCast, AV Controller
has not

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

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
310

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.5

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
44 x 12.1 x 30/17.3 x 4.7 x 11.8

Weight, kg/lbs

14.9/32.8
6/13.2
Yamaha RX-A1070BL
Harman Kardon HK 3700
Yamaha RX-A1070BL
Harman Kardon HK 3700

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  • 8.3
  • 4.8
  • 8.3Yamaha RX-A1070BL
  • 4.8Harman Kardon HK 3700

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