What is better - Sony STR-DH590 vs Denon DRA-800H?
The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.2 versus 2.0, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the STR-DH590 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 145/6, while the DRA-800H has a power of 100/8, 120/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the STR-DH590 it is 0.09%, but for the DRA-800H it is 0.08%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the STR-DH590 received the model 192 KHz/32-bit, but the DRA-800H is equipped with 192 KHz/24-bit. None of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Sony STR-DH590 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 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 STR-DH590 and the DRA-800H. None 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 STR-DH590 has 4/1, and the DRA-800H has 5/1. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the STR-DH590 and the DRA-800H. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The STR-DH590 has support for the standard HDCP 2.2, compared to the DRA-800H, which supports the standard HDCP 2.3. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Denon DRA-800H. 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.