Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Denon AVR-X6500H

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AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs AVR-X6500H comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
8.7
Denon AVR-X6500H
9.4
9
10
10
10

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Denon AVR-X6500H review

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
vs
Denon AVR-X6500H

Choosing an AV receiver is not an easy task and the Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 versus Denon AVR-X6500H comparison is meant to help you with this. According to the results of our review, Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 received 8.7 points out of 10 possible, and Denon AVR-X6500H was rated 9.4 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2018. As a result, it becomes clear that AVR-X6500H is a better option for home theater than AVENTAGE RX-A3080.

Main advantages Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 over Denon AVR-X6500H

  • 150/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 140/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Main advantages Denon AVR-X6500H over Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080

  • More channels, namely 11, makes this receiver more profitable than its 9-channel competitor.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 9 and 10, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
9
AVR-X6500H
10

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 supports 9.2-channels sound, but Denon AVR-X6500H supports a 11.2-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-A3080 this value is 150/8 W/Ohm, and for the AVR-X6500H it is 140/8 W/Ohm.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 AVR-X6500H
Channels9.211.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm150/8, 230/4140/8, 175/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 48, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.060.05

Audio features

The score for audio features is 9 of 10 for both receivers.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
9
AVR-X6500H
9

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.

Speaker A/B switching allows you to change between the main and sub speaker set. Denon AVR-X6500H can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 AVR-X6500H
Digital to analog converter (DAC)ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bit192 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationYPAOAudyssey MultEQ XT32
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresCINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONTAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, Compressed Audio Restorer

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is equal and was rated 8 out of 10.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
8
AVR-X6500H
8

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

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 AVR-X6500H
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-A3080 AVR-X6500H
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-A3080 got 9 points, but Denon AVR-X6500H received 10 points.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
9
AVR-X6500H
10

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 is equipped with 7/3 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Denon AVR-X6500H has 8/3 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-A3080 in the HDCP 2.3 version, and Denon AVR-X6500H has the HDCP 2.2 version.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 AVR-X6500H
HDMI input/output7/38/3
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.3HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input32
Coaxial digital input32
Composite input44
Component input/output2/02/1
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, HDMI, 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-A3080 were rated 9 out of 10 against the 10 for the AVR-X6500H.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
9
AVR-X6500H
10

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 AVR-X6500H
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 conversionanalog to HDMI
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-A3080
10
AVR-X6500H
10

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 AVR-X6500H
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

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-A3080 AVR-X6500H
Multi-room zones33
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMusicCastHEOS App
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/1
DC trigger output (12V)22

Multichannel surround

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 got 7 points for the multichannel surround sound and Denon AVR-X6500H got 9.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
7
AVR-X6500H
9

Auro 3D gives a bit more versatility than Dolby Atmos or DTS:X and provides a hemispherical sound and enables a receiver to produce 3D sound stages. Denon AVR-X6500H has Auro-3D on its feature list.

IMAX Enhanced is a licensing and certification program under which home theater devices deliver crisp 4K HDR pictures and powerful sound as it was designed by the IMAX engineers. The AVR-X6500H licensed by IMAX.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 AVR-X6500H
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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