Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 vs Denon AVRS530BT

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AVENTAGE RX-A680 vs AVRS530BT comparison chart

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 vs Denon AVRS530BT review

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680
vs
Denon AVRS530BT

Along with the growing popularity of custom home theater builds, the comparison of Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 and Denon AVRS530BT takes place. According to the results of our review, Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 received 7.5 points out of 10 possible, and Denon AVRS530BT was rated 4.3 points. The release date of AVENTAGE RX-A680 is 2018, and AVRS530BT is 2017. Based on the data on the characteristics and features of both models, we can conclude that AVENTAGE RX-A680 has better performance than AVRS530BT.

Main advantages Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 over Denon AVRS530BT

  • More channels, namely 7, makes this receiver more profitable than its 5-channel competitor.
  • 115/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 70/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Thanks to 2 multi-room zones support, AVENTAGE RX-A680 bypasses its competitor without multizone support.
  • There is Wi-Fi support.
  • The Spotify support is an exclusive advantage.
  • There is support for Apple AirPlay.
  • Include HDMI eARC function.
  • Surround sound ensures the availability of Dolby Atmos.
  • Object-oriented sound ensures the availability of DTS:X.

Main advantages Denon AVRS530BT over Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680

  • 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-A680
8
AVRS530BT
6

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 supports 7.2-channels sound, but Denon AVRS530BT 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-A680 this value is 115/8 W/Ohm, and for the AVRS530BT it is 70/8 W/Ohm.

AVENTAGE RX-A680 AVRS530BT
Channels7.25.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm115/8, 145/670/8, 90/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the AVENTAGE RX-A680 9 out of 10, and the AVRS530BT - 5.

AVENTAGE RX-A680
9
AVRS530BT
5

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-A680.

Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 has Pure Direct mode.

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-A680 AVRS530BT
Digital to analog converter (DAC)Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit192 KHz/24-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationYPAO
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresCINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONTDialog Normalization

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 scored 8, and Denon AVRS530BT scored 5 out of 10.

AVENTAGE RX-A680
8
AVRS530BT
5

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

Wired internet connection via RJ45 allows receiver faster connection than wireless or even use NAS storages. Wired connection via RJ45 is possible in the AVENTAGE RX-A680 only.

AVENTAGE RX-A680 AVRS530BT
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)1
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-A680 AVRS530BT
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuzhas not

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-A680 got 6 points, but Denon AVRS530BT received 5 points.

AVENTAGE RX-A680
6
AVRS530BT
5

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 is equipped with 4/1 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Denon AVRS530BT has 5/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

HDMI eARC is the next step in the development of audio return channel technology, which works in conjunction with HDMI 2.1. Using eARC provides the highest sound quality for home audio systems. HDMI eARC is available only on Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680.

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-A680 in the HDCP 2.3 version, and Denon AVRS530BT has the HDCP 2.2 version.

AVENTAGE RX-A680 AVRS530BT
HDMI input/output4/15/1
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 input12
Coaxial digital input21
Composite input32
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, 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-A680 were rated 7 out of 10 against the 6 for the AVRS530BT.

AVENTAGE RX-A680
7
AVRS530BT
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-A680.

AVENTAGE RX-A680 AVRS530BT
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10
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, HLG, BT.2020BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the AVENTAGE RX-A680 got 10 points, but the AVRS530BT has 7.

AVENTAGE RX-A680
10
AVRS530BT
7

Voice control allows you to control the basic functions of the receiver through a smartphone, smart speaker or using the microphone that comes with the kit. The AVENTAGE RX-A680 can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant.

AVENTAGE RX-A680 AVRS530BT
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, Android
Displaycolour OSDfluorescent
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBUSB
Other additional featureshas nothas not

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-A680 AVRS530BT
Multi-room zones2has not
Zone audio outputspeakerhas not
Zone HDMI outputhas not
Multi-room controlMusicCasthas not
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)0/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)00

Multichannel surround

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 got 7 points for the multichannel surround sound and Denon AVRS530BT got 5.

AVENTAGE RX-A680
7
AVRS530BT
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-A680 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-A680.

AVENTAGE RX-A680 AVRS530BT
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plushas not
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS-Neo:6DTS Neo:6 Cinema
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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