Denon HEOS AVR vs Yamaha RX-A1070BL

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Denon HEOS AVR vs Yamaha RX-A1070BL review

Denon HEOS AVR
vs
Yamaha RX-A1070BL

Review of Denon HEOS AVR versus Yamaha RX-A1070BL will reveal the best features offered by the devices. According to the results of our review, Denon HEOS AVR received 4.8 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha RX-A1070BL was rated 8.3 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2017. RX-A1070BL is better suited for home theater use than the HEOS AVR. Its sound profile is better balanced.

Main advantages Denon HEOS AVR over Yamaha RX-A1070BL

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Yamaha RX-A1070BL over Denon HEOS AVR

  • More channels, namely 7, makes this receiver more profitable than its 5-channel competitor.
  • 110/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 50/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Thanks to 2 multi-room zones support, RX-A1070BL bypasses its competitor without multizone support.
  • There is support for Apple AirPlay.
  • Can process HDR video.
  • 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.

HEOS AVR
6
RX-A1070BL
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Denon HEOS AVR supports 5.1-channels sound, but Yamaha RX-A1070BL 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-A1070BL this value is 110/8 W/Ohm, and for the HEOS AVR it is 50/8 W/Ohm.

HEOS AVR RX-A1070BL
Channels5.17.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm50/8, 65/6110/8
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.050.06

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the HEOS AVR 5 out of 10, and the RX-A1070BL - 7.

HEOS AVR
5
RX-A1070BL
7

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-A1070BL.

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.

HEOS AVR RX-A1070BL
Digital to analog converter (DAC)N/AESS 192 KHz/24-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationYPAO
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featureshas notCINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT, Extra Bass

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Denon HEOS AVR scored 7, and Yamaha RX-A1070BL scored 8 out of 10.

HEOS AVR
7
RX-A1070BL
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 Yamaha RX-A1070BL.

HEOS AVR RX-A1070BL
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.

HEOS AVR RX-A1070BL
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound CloudDeezer, 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 HEOS AVR got 5 points, but Yamaha RX-A1070BL received 9 points.

HEOS AVR
5
RX-A1070BL
9

Denon HEOS AVR is equipped with 4/1 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Yamaha RX-A1070BL 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-A1070BL has a Phono interface.

HEOS AVR RX-A1070BL
HDMI input/output4/18/2
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)12
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input13
Coaxial digital input13
Composite input03
Component input/output0/02/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, 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 HEOS AVR were rated 5 out of 10 against the 10 for the RX-A1070BL.

HEOS AVR
5
RX-A1070BL
10

HDR pass-through gives you the possibility to broadcast HDR content directly from source to TV without the processing of the receiver. HDR support is available on the Yamaha RX-A1070BL.

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-A1070BL.

HEOS AVR RX-A1070BL
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 HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featureshas notDeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the HEOS AVR got 4 points, but the RX-A1070BL has 10.

HEOS AVR
4
RX-A1070BL
10

Yamaha RX-A1070BL has the ECO mode.

HEOS AVR RX-A1070BL
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google AssistantAmazon Alexa
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSD
TunerAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, 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.

HEOS AVR RX-A1070BL
Multi-room zoneshas not2
Zone audio outputhas notspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI outputhas not
Multi-room controlHEOS AppMusicCast, AV Controller
RS-23201
Remote control input/output (IR)1/01/1
DC trigger output (12V)02

Multichannel surround

Denon HEOS AVR got 5 points for the multichannel surround sound and Yamaha RX-A1070BL got 7.

HEOS AVR
5
RX-A1070BL
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-A1070BL 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-A1070BL.

HEOS AVR RX-A1070BL
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Pro LogicDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)has notDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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