Yamaha RX-A4A vs Denon AVR-X6800H review

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Yamaha RX-A4A vs Denon AVR-X6800H review

Yamaha RX-A4A
Denon AVR-X6800H

The Yamaha RX-A4A vs Denon AVR-X6800H comparison will be extremely helpful for people who want to get a great, powerful receiver with many functions.


The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 11.4, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the RX-A4A has such a ratio W/Ohm - 110/8, while the AVR-X6800H has a power of 140/8, 175/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the RX-A4A it is 0.06%, but for the AVR-X6800H it is 0.08%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the RX-A4A received the model 384 KHz/32-bit, but the AVR-X6800H is equipped with 192 KHz/32-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Yamaha RX-A4A. Both Yamaha RX-A4A and Denon AVR-X6800H can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.


These units have the same Wi-Fi modules. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Yamaha RX-A4A works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, but the Denon AVR-X6800H works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix.

Video features

The HDR10+ function is present in each of the rivals. The quality of 4K/120Hz 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-A4A and the AVR-X6800H. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs is the same - 7/3.Yamaha RX-A4A connectionsDenon AVR-X6800H connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the RX-A4A and the AVR-X6800H. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. RX-A4A and AVR-X6800H support the standard HDCP 2.3. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Unlike the RX-A4A where 2 Multi zones is provided, the AVR-X6800H works with 3 Multi zones. Voice control is performed using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI in both models. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Yamaha RX-A4A and the Denon AVR-X6800H 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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Yamaha RX-A4A
Denon AVR-X6800H