What is better - Denon AVR-X3600H vs Yamaha RX-V385BL?
The number of channels for receivers is different - 9.2 versus 5.1, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVR-X3600H has such a ratio W/Ohm - 105/8, 135/6, while the RX-V385BL has a power of 70/8, 145/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVR-X3600H it is 0.08%, but for the RX-V385BL it is 0.09%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AVR-X3600H received the model 192 KHz/32-bit, but the RX-V385BL is equipped with Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Denon AVR-X3600H. The model AVR-X3600H can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Wireless Internet connection via WIFI is only possible with AVR-X3600H. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The AVR-X3600H has access to the Spotify service.
The HDR10 function is present in each of the rivals. The quality of 4K/60Hz 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 AVR-X3600H and the RX-V385BL. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AVR-X3600H has 8/3, and the RX-V385BL has 4/1. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the AVR-X3600H and the RX-V385BL. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. AVR-X3600H and RX-V385BL support the standard HDCP 2.3. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Denon AVR-X3600H. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Denon AVR-X3600H can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the AVR-X3600H. Only in the AVR-X3600H realized a DTS:X surround technology.