What is better - Yamaha RX-V671 vs Denon DRA-800H?
The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.1 versus 2.0, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the RX-V671 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 90/8, 150/4, while the DRA-800H has a power of 100/8, 120/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the RX-V671 it is 0.09%, but for the DRA-800H it is 0.08%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the RX-V671 received the model Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit, but the DRA-800H is equipped with 192 KHz/24-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Yamaha RX-V671. Both Yamaha RX-V671 and Denon DRA-800H can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Wireless Internet connection via WIFI is only possible with DRA-800H. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The DRA-800H has access to the Spotify service. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Yamaha RX-V671 works with Napster, but the Denon DRA-800H works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud. 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 RX-V671 and the DRA-800H. Video scaling is only possible with the RX-V671. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the DRA-800H.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the RX-V671 has 6/1, and the DRA-800H has 5/1. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the RX-V671 and the DRA-800H. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The RX-V671 has support for the standard HDCP 2.2, compared to the DRA-800H, which supports the standard HDCP 2.3. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Ability to create 2 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. There is an ECO mode in DRA-800H. The Denon DRA-800H can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
Generally no support for a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A DTS:X surround technology is not supported by devices from our comparison.