Sony STR-DH790 vs Denon AVR-S750H review

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Sony STR-DH790 vs Denon AVR-S750H review

Sony STR-DH790
vs
Denon AVR-S750H

The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Sony STR-DH790 vs Denon AVR-S750H that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.

Amplifier

Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 7.2. Regarding power, then STR-DH790 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 90/6 when AVR-S750H has a power of 75/8, 110/6. The THD is 0.09% for the STR-DH790 but 0.08% for the AVR-S750H.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 192 KHz/24-bit for STR-DH790 and AKM 192 KHz/32-bit for the AVR-S750H. Only the STR-DH790 supports Bi-amping feature. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Only the Denon AVR-S750H can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the AVR-S750H supports Spotify.

Video features

Both AV receivers support HDR10 technology (High dynamic range). Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/60Hz signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. Both competitors are not able to scale the HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.

Extensive connections

The Sony STR-DH790 has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 6/1 HDMI connectors of the Denon AVR-S750H.Sony STR-DH790 connectionsDenon AVR-S750H connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. HDMI eARC is available in each model. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The STR-DH790 supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.2, versus HDCP 2.3 in the AVR-S750H. The AVR-S750H has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the AVR-S750H. Both STR-DH790 and AVR-S750H can be configured using the Setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.

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General

Item

Sony STR-DH790
Denon AVR-S750H

Model

STR-DH790
AVR-S750H

Brand

Sony
Denon

Reviews

435
624

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

90/6
75/8, 110/6

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
AKM 192 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

DCAC
Audyssey MultEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Hi-Res audio
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, Mood Mix

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
6/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

0
2

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

phones, setup mic
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG
HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
IP Control, Web Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
2

Zone audio output

has not
speaker

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
HEOS App

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

240
400

Standby consumption, W

0.3
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 13.3 x 29.7/ 17 x 5.3 x 11.4
43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6 x 13.3

Weight, kg/lbs

7.4/15.4
8.6/19

Other

Release year

2018
2019
Sony STR-DH790
Denon AVR-S750H
Sony STR-DH790
Denon AVR-S750H

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  • 5.3
  • 7
  • 5.3Sony STR-DH790
  • 7Denon AVR-S750H