Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs Denon AVR-S650H

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Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs Denon AVR-S650H review

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080
vs
Denon AVR-S650H

To get informed with the specs of the receivers, we suggest you read the Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 and Denon AVR-S650H review. According to the results of our review, Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 received 8.3 points out of 10 possible, and Denon AVR-S650H was rated 6.2 points. The release date of AVENTAGE RX-A1080 is 2018, and AVR-S650H is 2019. This review shows us that the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 is a better choice as a home AV receiver than the AVR-S650H.

Main advantages Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 over Denon AVR-S650H

  • More channels, namely 7, makes this receiver more profitable than its 5-channel competitor.
  • 110/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 75/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Thanks to 2 multi-room zones support, AVENTAGE RX-A1080 bypasses its competitor without multizone support.
  • Surround sound ensures the availability of Dolby Atmos.
  • Object-oriented sound ensures the availability of DTS:X.

Main advantages Denon AVR-S650H over Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 8 and 6, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
8
AVR-S650H
6

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 supports 7.2-channels sound, but Denon AVR-S650H supports a 5.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. The differences between the models in terms of RMS power are significant - for the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 this value is 110/8 W/Ohm, and for the AVR-S650H it is 75/8 W/Ohm.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 AVR-S650H
Channels7.25.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm110/8, 170/475/8, 100/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 48, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.060.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 9 out of 10, and the AVR-S650H - 6.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
9
AVR-S650H
6

Bi-amping is the amplification of one speaker with two amplifiers. This amplification method has a positive effect on sound quality. Bi-amping is possible only on the AVENTAGE RX-A1080.

Most receivers now come with a microphone included. It is with the help of this microphone that the auto-calibration system functions, which adjusts the sound of the receiver to the room.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 AVR-S650H
Digital to analog converter (DAC)ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bitAKM 192 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationYPAOAudyssey MultEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresCINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONTAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 scored 8, and Denon AVR-S650H scored 7 out of 10.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
8
AVR-S650H
7

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 AVR-S650H
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)11
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 AVR-S650H
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, QobuzDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, Mood Mix

Extensive connections

The presence of many connectors makes the receiver more versatile. But there are also narrowly targeted models, the number of connectors which are limited to a certain area of use. And when choosing their own receiver, users need to consider exactly your goals for using the receiver. For extensive connection, Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 got 9 points, but Denon AVR-S650H received 7 points.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
9
AVR-S650H
7

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 is equipped with 8/3 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Denon AVR-S650H has 5/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

The HDCP encryption protocol is now mandatory for most media devices. This security technology encrypts digital signals from one product to another. HDCP content-encryption protocol is present on Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 in the HDCP 2.2 version, and Denon AVR-S650H has the HDCP 2.3 version.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 AVR-S650H
HDMI input/output8/35/1
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.3
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input32
Coaxial digital input31
Composite input42
Component input/output2/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, phones, setup mic
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

The AV receiver is the heart of the home theater. And in this case, support for all current video formats ensures the best user experience, so it is very important to consider this when choosing a device. Video features of the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 were rated 8 out of 10 against the 6 for the AVR-S650H.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
8
AVR-S650H
6

Most of the AV receivers have a video scaling function, it is the process of reformatting the video signal to a higher resolution without losing the quality of the image. Upscaling the video signal resolution is possible only with Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 AVR-S650H
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/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 featuresDeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLGHLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, both receivers received a score of 10 out of 10.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
10
AVR-S650H
10

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 AVR-S650H
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google AssistantAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
Displaycolour OSDcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featureshas notIP Control, Web Control

Multi-room

As the center of a home media system, each multichannel receiver has an additional set of terminals for connecting the second set of speakers to create additional audio space in Zone 2 or even Zone 3 where audio can have the separate source.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 AVR-S650H
Multi-room zones2has not
Zone audio outputspeaker, preouthas not
Zone HDMI outputhas not
Multi-room controlMusicCasthas not
RS-23210
Remote control input/output (IR)1/10/0
DC trigger output (12V)20

Multichannel surround

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 got 7 points for the multichannel surround sound and Denon AVR-S650H got 5.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
7
AVR-S650H
5

Dolby Atmos' particularity is that this is the object-oriented sound format, that is, each audio signal object is independently sounded and connected to its spatial position. Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 can create 3D sound due to the Dolby Atmos support.

DTS:X is an algorithm used by the processor to create sound scenes, where sounds connected directly to objects rather than channels, and to determine the optimum sound output distribution in space. Surround sound with DTS:X is available only on the AVENTAGE RX-A1080.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 AVR-S650H
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-SurroundDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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