Denon AVRX4400H vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080

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Votes 2 2
Rating 5 5

AVRX4400H vs AVENTAGE RX-A1080 comparison chart

Overall
Denon AVRX4400H
9.2
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080
8.3
9
8
10
8

Denon AVRX4400H vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 review

Denon AVRX4400H
vs
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080

The Denon AVRX4400H vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 comparison makes sense because it shows what devices in their segments can offer. According to the results of our review, Denon AVRX4400H received 9.2 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 was rated 8.3 points. The release date of AVRX4400H is 2017, and AVENTAGE RX-A1080 is 2018. AVRX4400H is more suitable as the heart of home theater system than its opponent - AVENTAGE RX-A1080.

Main advantages Denon AVRX4400H over Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080

  • 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 AVRX4400H has 3 zones vs 2 on its competitor.

Main advantages Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 over Denon AVRX4400H

  • 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.

AVRX4400H
9
AVENTAGE RX-A1080
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Denon AVRX4400H supports 9.2-channels sound, but Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 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 AVRX4400H this value is 125/8 W/Ohm, and for the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 it is 110/8 W/Ohm.

AVRX4400H AVENTAGE RX-A1080
Channels9.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm125/8, 165/6110/8, 170/4
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 4
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.050.06

Audio features

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

AVRX4400H
9
AVENTAGE RX-A1080
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 AVRX4400H can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

AVRX4400H AVENTAGE RX-A1080
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/24-bitESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ XT32YPAO
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresHi-Res audioCINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Denon AVRX4400H scored 7, and Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 scored 8 out of 10.

AVRX4400H
7
AVENTAGE RX-A1080
8

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

AVRX4400H AVENTAGE RX-A1080
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.

AVRX4400H AVENTAGE RX-A1080
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora,iHeart Radio, Sirius XM, Sound Cloud, NapsterDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz

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 AVRX4400H got 10 points, but Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 received 9 points.

AVRX4400H
10
AVENTAGE RX-A1080
9

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

AVRX4400H AVENTAGE RX-A1080
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 input23
Coaxial digital input23
Composite input44
Component input/output2/12/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, 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 AVRX4400H were rated 10 out of 10 against the 8 for the AVENTAGE RX-A1080.

AVRX4400H
10
AVENTAGE RX-A1080
8

AVRX4400H AVENTAGE RX-A1080
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.ColorDeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

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

AVRX4400H
10
AVENTAGE RX-A1080
10

AVRX4400H AVENTAGE RX-A1080
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant
App controliPhone, iPad, Mac, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displayfluorescentcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featuresIP Controlhas 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.

AVRX4400H AVENTAGE RX-A1080
Multi-room zones32
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlHEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR RemoteMusicCast
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/1
DC trigger output (12V)22

Multichannel surround

Denon AVRX4400H got 9 points for the multichannel surround sound and Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 got 7.

AVRX4400H
9
AVENTAGE RX-A1080
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 AVRX4400H has Auro-3D on its feature list.

AVRX4400H AVENTAGE RX-A1080
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)has notDTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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