Yamaha RX-A6A vs Denon AVR-A1H review

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Yamaha RX-A6A vs Denon AVR-A1H review

Yamaha RX-A6A
Denon AVR-A1H

Having had an opportunity to test Yamaha RX-A6A vs Denon AVR-A1H, I’d like to share my impression here to facilitate your choice of a new AV receiver.


The number of channels for receivers is different - 9.2 versus 15.4, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the RX-A6A has such a ratio W/Ohm - 150/8, while the AVR-A1H has a power of 150/8, 190/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the RX-A6A it is 0.06%, but for the AVR-A1H it is 0,05%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the RX-A6A received the model 384 KHz/32-bit, but the AVR-A1H is equipped with 192 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Yamaha RX-A6A and Denon AVR-A1H 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-A6A works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, but the Denon AVR-A1H 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-A6A and the AVR-A1H. 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-A6A connectionsDenon AVR-A1H connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the RX-A6A and the AVR-A1H. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. RX-A6A and AVR-A1H support the standard HDCP 2.3. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Ability to create 3 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. 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-A6A and the Denon AVR-A1H 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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