Denon AVRS530BT vs Yamaha RX-A870BL

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AVRS530BT vs RX-A870BL comparison chart

Denon AVRS530BT vs Yamaha RX-A870BL review

Denon AVRS530BT
vs
Yamaha RX-A870BL

To get informed with the specs of the receivers, we suggest you read the Denon AVRS530BT and Yamaha RX-A870BL review. According to the results of our review, Denon AVRS530BT received 4.3 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha RX-A870BL was rated 8.3 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2017. This review shows us that the RX-A870BL is a better choice as a home AV receiver than the AVRS530BT.

Main advantages Denon AVRS530BT over Yamaha RX-A870BL

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Yamaha RX-A870BL over Denon AVRS530BT

  • More channels, namely 7, makes this receiver more profitable than its 5-channel competitor.
  • 100/8 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, RX-A870BL bypasses its competitor without multizone support.
  • There is Wi-Fi support.
  • The Spotify support is an exclusive advantage.
  • There is support for Apple AirPlay.
  • Surround sound ensures the availability of Dolby Atmos.
  • Object-oriented sound ensures the availability of DTS:X.

Amplifiers

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

AVRS530BT
6
RX-A870BL
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Denon AVRS530BT supports 5.2-channels sound, but Yamaha RX-A870BL 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 RX-A870BL this value is 100/8 W/Ohm, and for the AVRS530BT it is 70/8 W/Ohm.

AVRS530BT RX-A870BL
Channels5.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm70/8, 90/6100/8
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.06

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the AVRS530BT 5 out of 10, and the RX-A870BL - 8.

AVRS530BT
5
RX-A870BL
8

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 on the RX-A870BL.

Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Yamaha RX-A870BL 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.

AVRS530BT RX-A870BL
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/24-bitBurr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationYPAO
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresDialog NormalizationCINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT, Extra Bass

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Denon AVRS530BT scored 5, and Yamaha RX-A870BL scored 8 out of 10.

AVRS530BT
5
RX-A870BL
8

Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible on the Yamaha RX-A870BL.

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 RX-A870BL only.

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 Yamaha RX-A870BL.

AVRS530BT RX-A870BL
Wi-Fi
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.

AVRS530BT RX-A870BL
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming serviceshas notDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM

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 AVRS530BT got 5 points, but Yamaha RX-A870BL received 9 points.

AVRS530BT
5
RX-A870BL
9

Denon AVRS530BT is equipped with 5/1 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Yamaha RX-A870BL has 8/2 HDMI inputs and outputs.

Connecting a vinyl player or phonograph is possible using a Phono input which is represented by mini-jack or RCA connectors. Only the RX-A870BL has a Phono interface.

AVRS530BT RX-A870BL
HDMI input/output5/18/2
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 input12
Composite input21
Component input/output0/01/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, 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 the AVRS530BT were rated 6 out of 10 against the 10 for the RX-A870BL.

AVRS530BT
6
RX-A870BL
10

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 with Yamaha RX-A870BL.

AVRS530BT RX-A870BL
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 HDMIanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresBT.2020DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the AVRS530BT got 7 points, but the RX-A870BL has 10.

AVRS530BT
7
RX-A870BL
10

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 RX-A870BL can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa.

AVRS530BT RX-A870BL
Voice controlAmazon Alexa
App controliPhone, iPad, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displayfluorescentcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updateUSBnetwork, USB
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.

AVRS530BT RX-A870BL
Multi-room zoneshas not2
Zone audio outputhas notspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI outputhas not
Multi-room controlhas notMusicCast
RS-23201
Remote control input/output (IR)0/01/1
DC trigger output (12V)01

Multichannel surround

Denon AVRS530BT got 5 points for the multichannel surround sound and Yamaha RX-A870BL got 7.

AVRS530BT
5
RX-A870BL
7

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 RX-A870BL 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 on the RX-A870BL.

AVRS530BT RX-A870BL
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)has notDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS Neo:6 CinemaDTS-EXPRESS, DTS Neo:6 Cinema, DTS Neo:6 Music
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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