Yamaha RX-A3070BL vs Denon AVR-X2700H

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RX-A3070BL vs AVR-X2700H comparison chart

Yamaha RX-A3070BL vs Denon AVR-X2700H review

Yamaha RX-A3070BL
vs
Denon AVR-X2700H

Choosing an AV receiver is not an easy task and the Yamaha RX-A3070BL versus Denon AVR-X2700H comparison is meant to help you with this. According to the results of our review, Yamaha RX-A3070BL received 8.7 points out of 10 possible, and Denon AVR-X2700H was rated 8.4 points. The release date of RX-A3070BL is 2017, and AVR-X2700H is 2020. As a result, it becomes clear that RX-A3070BL is a better option for home theater than AVR-X2700H.

Main advantages Yamaha RX-A3070BL over Denon AVR-X2700H

  • More channels, namely 9, makes this receiver more profitable than its 7-channel competitor.
  • 165/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 95/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Both receivers have a multi-room zone function, but RX-A3070BL has 3 zones vs 2 on its competitor.

Main advantages Denon AVR-X2700H over Yamaha RX-A3070BL

  • Include HDMI eARC function.
  • 8K/60Hz signal pass-through is available.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 9 and 7, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

RX-A3070BL
9
AVR-X2700H
7

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Yamaha RX-A3070BL supports 9.2-channels sound, but Denon AVR-X2700H 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-A3070BL this value is 165/8 W/Ohm, and for the AVR-X2700H it is 95/8 W/Ohm.

RX-A3070BL AVR-X2700H
Channels9.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm165/895/8, 125/6
Output impedance, Ohm88, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.060.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the RX-A3070BL 8 out of 10, and the AVR-X2700H - 9.

RX-A3070BL
8
AVR-X2700H
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 AVR-X2700H can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

RX-A3070BL AVR-X2700H
Digital to analog converter (DAC)ESS SABRE PRO 192 KHz/24-bitN/A
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationYPAOAudyssey MultEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresCompressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT, Extra BassAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Yamaha RX-A3070BL scored 8, and Denon AVR-X2700H scored 10 out of 10.

RX-A3070BL
8
AVR-X2700H
10

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

RX-A3070BL AVR-X2700H
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.

RX-A3070BL AVR-X2700H
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlayAirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, NapsterDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, 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, Yamaha RX-A3070BL got 9 points, but Denon AVR-X2700H received 8 points.

RX-A3070BL
9
AVR-X2700H
8

Yamaha RX-A3070BL is equipped with 8/2 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Denon AVR-X2700H has 6/2 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 on Denon AVR-X2700H.

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 RX-A3070BL in the HDCP 2.2 version, and Denon AVR-X2700H has the HDCP 2.3 version.

RX-A3070BL AVR-X2700H
HDMI input/output8/26/2
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.3
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input32
Coaxial digital input31
Composite input42
Component input/output2/02/1
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, 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 RX-A3070BL were rated 10 out of 10 against the 8 for the AVR-X2700H.

RX-A3070BL
10
AVR-X2700H
8

With the 4K pass-through feature, the AV receiver sends "native" 4K signals to a 4K TV from a video source without any processing. The RX-A3070BL works with the 4K/60Hz video, and the AVR-X2700H has the 4K/120Hz.

The AV receiver passes "native" 8K signals from a video source to 8K TV without any encoding, with the 8k pass-through features. The 8K path-through is available on Denon AVR-X2700H.

RX-A3070BL AVR-X2700H
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/120Hz
8K signal pass-through8K/60Hz
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.ColorHLG, BT.2020, Dynamic HDR

Additional features

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

RX-A3070BL
10
AVR-X2700H
10

RX-A3070BL AVR-X2700H
Voice controlAmazon AlexaAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, 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 featureshas notIP Control, Web Control, RS-232 Control, App 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.

RX-A3070BL AVR-X2700H
Multi-room zones32
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMusicCast, AV ControllerHEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/1
DC trigger output (12V)20

Multichannel surround

Yamaha RX-A3070BL got 8 points for the multichannel surround sound and Denon AVR-X2700H got 7.

RX-A3070BL
8
AVR-X2700H
7

RX-A3070BL AVR-X2700H
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS Neo:6 Cinema, DTS Neo:6 Music, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESSDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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