Denon AVR-X8500H vs Marantz AV8805

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AVR-X8500H vs AV8805 comparison chart

Denon AVR-X8500H vs Marantz AV8805 review

Denon AVR-X8500H
vs
Marantz AV8805

Let's compare Denon AVR-X8500H versus Marantz AV8805 for an overview of all their pros and cons. According to the results of our review, Denon AVR-X8500H received 9.5 points out of 10 possible, and Marantz AV8805 was rated 9.4 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2018. And as a result of the comparison, AVR-X8500H seems to be a better option for the role of a home theater center than AV8805.

Main advantages Denon AVR-X8500H over Marantz AV8805

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Main advantages Marantz AV8805 over Denon AVR-X8500H

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

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

AVR-X8500H
10
AV8805
9

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 13.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced.

AVR-X8500H AV8805
Channels13.213.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm150/8, 250/6N/A
Output impedance, Ohm8, 6N/A
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.050.08

Audio features

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

AVR-X8500H
10
AV8805
10

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.

AVR-X8500H AV8805
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AK4490EQ 768 KHz/32-bitAK4490 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ XT32Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFCAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

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

AVR-X8500H
8
AV8805
8

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-X8500H.

AVR-X8500H AV8805
Wi-Fi
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-X8500H AV8805
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound CloudDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio

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, both receivers got 10 points on our 10-point scale.

AVR-X8500H
10
AV8805
10

Competitors in our review have 8/3 HDMI inputs and outputs.

AVR-X8500H AV8805
HDMI input/output8/38/3
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input22
Coaxial digital input22
Composite input44
Component input/output3/13/1
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup micUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
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 rivals in our comparison were rated 9 out of 10.

AVR-X8500H
9
AV8805
9

AVR-X8500H AV8805
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
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 HDMIanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresHLG, BT.2020DeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

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

AVR-X8500H
10
AV8805
10

AVR-X8500H AV8805
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon KindleiPhone, 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 ControlIP 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.

AVR-X8500H AV8805
Multi-room zones33
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutpreout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlHEOS AppMarantz AVR Remote App, HEOS App
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/1
DC trigger output (12V)22

Multichannel surround

For the ability to create multichannel surround sound, each of the receivers received 10 points out of 10.

AVR-X8500H
10
AV8805
10

Each of these devices has Auro-3D on its feature list.

Rivals in this competition licensed by IMAX.

AVR-X8500H AV8805
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-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-SurroundDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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