What is better - Denon AVR-X8500H vs Yamaha RX-V385BL?
The number of channels for receivers is different - 13.2 versus 5.1, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVR-X8500H has such a ratio W/Ohm - 150/8, 250/6, 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-X8500H it is 0.05%, but for the RX-V385BL it is 0.09%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AVR-X8500H received the model AK4490EQ 768 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-X8500H. The model AVR-X8500H can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Wireless Internet connection via WIFI is only possible with AVR-X8500H. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The AVR-X8500H has access to the Spotify service. 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-X8500H 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-X8500H 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-X8500H and the RX-V385BL. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The AVR-X8500H has support for the standard HDCP 2.2, compared to the RX-V385BL, which supports the standard HDCP 2.3. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Denon AVR-X8500H. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Denon AVR-X8500H can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the AVR-X8500H. Only in the AVR-X8500H realized a DTS:X surround technology.