Denon AVR-X4700H vs Yamaha RX-A4A

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AVR-X4700H vs RX-A4A comparison chart

Denon AVR-X4700H vs Yamaha RX-A4A review

Denon AVR-X4700H
vs
Yamaha RX-A4A

To get informed with the specs of the receivers, we suggest you read the Denon AVR-X4700H and Yamaha RX-A4A review. According to the results of our review, Denon AVR-X4700H received 9.6 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha RX-A4A was rated 8.7 points. The release date of AVR-X4700H is 2020, and RX-A4A is 2021. This review shows us that the AVR-X4700H is a better choice as a home AV receiver than the RX-A4A.

Main advantages Denon AVR-X4700H over Yamaha RX-A4A

  • More channels, namely 9, makes this receiver more profitable than its 7-channel competitor.
  • 125/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 110/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Both receivers have a multi-room zone function, but AVR-X4700H has 3 zones vs 2 on its competitor.

Main advantages Yamaha RX-A4A over Denon AVR-X4700H

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 9 and 8, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

AVR-X4700H
9
RX-A4A
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Denon AVR-X4700H supports 9.2-channels sound, but Yamaha RX-A4A supports a 7.2-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 AVR-X4700H this value is 125/8 W/Ohm, and for the RX-A4A it is 110/8 W/Ohm.

AVR-X4700H RX-A4A
Channels9.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm125/8, 165/6110/8
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.050.06

Audio features

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

AVR-X4700H
9
RX-A4A
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-X4700H can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

AVR-X4700H RX-A4A
Digital to analog converter (DAC)N/A384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ XT32YPAO
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, Hi-Res audioCINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Denon AVR-X4700H scored 10, and Yamaha RX-A4A scored 9 out of 10.

AVR-X4700H
10
RX-A4A
9

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

DLNA is the perfect way to use your local cloud storage to stream movies and music directly to a TV. You can use the DLNA protocol only with Denon AVR-X4700H.

AVR-X4700H RX-A4A
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz2.4/5GHz
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.

AVR-X4700H RX-A4A
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, TuneIn RadioDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud

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, Denon AVR-X4700H got 10 points, but Yamaha RX-A4A received 8 points.

AVR-X4700H
10
RX-A4A
8

Denon AVR-X4700H is equipped with 8/3 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Yamaha RX-A4A has 7/3 HDMI inputs and outputs.

AVR-X4700H RX-A4A
HDMI input/output8/37/3
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.3HDCP 2.3
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input22
Coaxial digital input21
Composite input30
Component input/output2/10
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 AVR-X4700H were rated 10 out of 10 against the 8 for the RX-A4A.

AVR-X4700H
10
RX-A4A
8

AVR-X4700H RX-A4A
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10+
4K signal pass-through4K/120Hz4K/120Hz
8K signal pass-through8K/60Hz8K/60Hz
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 featuresHLG, BT.2020, Dynamic HDRx.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020, LipSync

Additional features

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

AVR-X4700H
10
RX-A4A
10

AVR-X4700H RX-A4A
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
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 featuresIP Control, Web Control, RS-232 Control, App ControlWeb Control, App 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.

AVR-X4700H RX-A4A
Multi-room zones32
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutpreout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlHEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR RemoteMusicCast
RS-23210
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/1
DC trigger output (12V)22

Multichannel surround

Denon AVR-X4700H got 9 points for the multichannel surround sound and Yamaha RX-A4A got 7.

AVR-X4700H
9
RX-A4A
7

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. Only the Denon AVR-X4700H 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. Only the AVR-X4700H licensed by IMAX.

AVR-X4700H RX-A4A
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height VirtualizationDolby 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-HD, DTS-EXPRESSDTS-ES, DTS-HD
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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