Denon AVR-S940H vs Yamaha RX-V383BL

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AVR-S940H vs RX-V383BL comparison chart

Denon AVR-S940H vs Yamaha RX-V383BL review

Denon AVR-S940H
vs
Yamaha RX-V383BL

Being able to compare Denon AVR-S940H and Yamaha RX-V383BL gave us an insight into what of them would be better for home theater configuration. According to the results of our review, Denon AVR-S940H received 7.4 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha RX-V383BL was rated 5 points. The release date of AVR-S940H is 2018, and RX-V383BL is 2017. AVR-S940H is more performable in terms of audio broadcast than the RX-V383BL.

Main advantages Denon AVR-S940H over Yamaha RX-V383BL

  • More channels, namely 7, makes this receiver more profitable than its 5-channel competitor.
  • Thanks to 2 multi-room zones support, AVR-S940H 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.

Main advantages Yamaha RX-V383BL over Denon AVR-S940H

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 7 and 5, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

AVR-S940H
7
RX-V383BL
5

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Denon AVR-S940H supports 7.2-channels sound, but Yamaha RX-V383BL supports a 5.1-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 AVR-S940H this value is 125/6 W/Ohm, and for the RX-V383BL it is 70/6 W/Ohm.

AVR-S940H RX-V383BL
Channels7.25.1
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm90/8, 125/670/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 66
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.09

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the AVR-S940H 7 out of 10, and the RX-V383BL - 5.

AVR-S940H
7
RX-V383BL
5

Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Denon AVR-S940H 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.

AVR-S940H RX-V383BL
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/32-bitBurr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQYPAO
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio RestorerCINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Denon AVR-S940H scored 7, and Yamaha RX-V383BL scored 5 out of 10.

AVR-S940H
7
RX-V383BL
5

Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible only on the Denon AVR-S940H.

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 AVR-S940H only.

AVR-S940H RX-V383BL
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.

AVR-S940H RX-V383BL
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloudhas 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, Denon AVR-S940H got 9 points, but Yamaha RX-V383BL received 5 points.

AVR-S940H
9
RX-V383BL
5

Denon AVR-S940H is equipped with 8/2 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Yamaha RX-V383BL has 4/1 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 AVR-S940H has a Phono interface.

AVR-S940H RX-V383BL
HDMI input/output8/24/1
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)21
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input21
Coaxial digital input11
Composite input22
Component input/output2/10/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup micUSB, 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 AVR-S940H were rated 6 out of 10 against the 9 for the RX-V383BL.

AVR-S940H
6
RX-V383BL
9

AVR-S940H RX-V383BL
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10
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 featuresBT.2020, HLGDeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the AVR-S940H got 10 points, but the RX-V383BL has 5.

AVR-S940H
10
RX-V383BL
5

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 AVR-S940H can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI.

AVR-S940H RX-V383BL
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
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.

AVR-S940H RX-V383BL
Multi-room zones2has not
Zone audio outputspeakerhas not
Zone HDMI outputhas not
Multi-room controlHEOS Apphas not
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)0/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)00

Multichannel surround

Denon AVR-S940H got 7 points for the multichannel surround sound and Yamaha RX-V383BL got 5.

AVR-S940H
7
RX-V383BL
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. Denon AVR-S940H 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 AVR-S940H.

AVR-S940H RX-V383BL
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-SurroundDTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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