Denon AVR-S760H vs Yamaha RX-V6A Detailed Comparison

Denon AVR-S760H

Yamaha RX-V6A

SCORE:
87
SCORE:
88

Highlights

  • 7.2 channels
  • 7.1 channel processing
  • 75 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X capable
  • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 8K Upscaling, 8K Passthrough
  • AirPlay 2, DLNA, HEOS
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs

Highlights

  • 7.2 channels
  • 7.1 channel processing
  • 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X capable
  • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 4K Upscaling, 8K Passthrough
  • AirPlay 2, MusicCast
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs

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Overview

Here we are comparing Denon AVR-S760H to Yamaha RX-V6A to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. Both receivers have 7 channel amplifiers with Denon AVR-S760H's being less powerful.

We have evaluated both receivers. Yamaha RX-V6A gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

Denon AVR-S760H

Yamaha RX-V6A

AMPLIFIER
85
VIDEO FEATURES
100
AUDIO FEATURES
86
CONNECTIVITY
86
MULTIZONE
77
MISCELLANEOUS
64
RADIO
96
OVERALL
87
AMPLIFIER
89
VIDEO FEATURES
98
AUDIO FEATURES
86
CONNECTIVITY
85
MULTIZONE
79
MISCELLANEOUS
67
RADIO
97
OVERALL
88

Amplifier score is based on power ratings, minimum impedance load, power supply, transformer type, total harmonic distortion, damping factor, signal to noise ratio and other small details. Audio score depends on the number of channels, front wide channel support, maximum channel processing, support of audio formats, DAC specifications, room calibration algorithm... Video score is based on HDR, Dolby Vision and 4K passthrough, upscaling, analog to HDMI upconversion. Connectivity score is defined from all wired and wireless inputs and outputs, internet and bluetooth connections, HEOS, SONOS and others. Multizone score depends on the number of zones with their outputs. Radio score is evaluated form digital radio support and analog tuner with its frequency range, signal to noise ratio, harmonic distortion...

Advantage of Denon AVR-S760H

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Denon AVR-S760H over Yamaha RX-V6A.

Denon AVR-S760H has bigger power supply.

Denon AVR-S760H vs Yamaha RX-V6A
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization vs
Dolby Digital EX vs
DTS Virtual:X vs
DTS Express vs
Audyssey Dynamic EQ vs
Audyssey Dynamic Volume vs
Video Signal Upscaling from 1080p up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4 vs up to 4K 60p 4:4:4
More Optical Inputs 2 vs 1
More Composite Video Inputs 2 vs
More Composite Video Outputs 1 vs
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals vs
Bigger Power Supply 400 W vs 360 W
Longer Warranty 3 Years vs 2 Years
Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) 165 W (10% THD) vs 160 W (10% THD)
Wider AM Frequency Range 520 kHz - 1710 kHz vs 530 kHz - 1710 kHz

Advantage of Yamaha RX-V6A

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Denon AVR-S760H over Yamaha RX-V6A.

Denon AVR-S760H has bigger power supply.

Denon AVR-S760H vs Yamaha RX-V6A
Bi-amp capability vs
DTS Neo vs Neo:6
Music Playback via USB MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD vs MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
Higher Resolution Music Playback via USB up to 192 kHz vs up to 192 kHz/32 Bit
High Resolution Audio Formats via USB Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD vs Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
DSD via HDMI vs 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Dialogue Lift vs
More HDMI Inputs 6 (three 8K inputs) vs 7
More Analog Audio Line Inputs 2 vs 3
More Analog Pre-Outs 0.2 vs 2.2
Zone 2 Outs vs Preout
+12V Trigger Output vs 1
More Speaker Terminals 7 vs 9
More Large Speaker Terminals 7 vs 9
Higher Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC) 75 W (0.08% THD) vs 100 W (0.06% THD)
Higher S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 98 dB vs 110 dB
Higher S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A) 74 dB vs 95 dB
Higher DSD Sampling Rate via USB 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz vs 11.2 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz
Lower FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz) Mono/Stereo: 0.7%/1.0% vs Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6%

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both receivers.

PROS
👍   Certified 4 Ω Performance
👍   Dolby Atmos
👍   Dolby TrueHD
👍   Dolby Digital Plus
👍   Dolby Surround Upmixer
👍   DTS:X
👍   DTS Neural:X
👍   DTS-HD Master Audio
👍   DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
👍   DTS 96/24
👍   DTS-ES
👍   High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network
👍   Gapless Playback
👍   DSD via USB
👍   DTS Dialog Control
👍   Dialog Level Adjustment
👍   Dialog Normalization
👍   Compressed Music Enhancer
👍   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
👍   HDR10
👍   HDR10+
👍   BT.2020 color space
👍   Dolby Vision
👍   HLG
👍   QMS
👍   Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
👍   VRR
👍   QFT
👍   3-D Ready
👍   4K or 8K Video Passthrough
👍   4K or 8K Signal Upscaling
👍   Works with Amazon Alexa
👍   Google assistant
👍   Ethernet
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Bluetooth
👍   eARC
👍   New HDCP Version
👍   USB Input
👍   Phono Input
👍   Zones
👍   Analog Tuner
👍   Pandora
👍   Spotify
👍   Tidal
👍   Deezer
👍   Napster
👍   SiriusXM Internet Radio
👍   New Bluetooth Version
CONS
👍   No Front Wide Channel Support
👍   No IMAX Enhanced
👍   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
👍   No High-resolution Music Enhancer
👍   No Chromecast Built-In
👍   Does Not Work with SONOS
👍   Few HDMI Outputs
👍   Few Analog Audio Line Inputs
👍   No Component Video Inputs
👍   No Multi-Channel Input

Amplifier

Denon AVR-S760H and Yamaha RX-V6A have 7 channel amplifiers. Denon AVR-S760H delivers 75 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and Yamaha RX-V6A delivers 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and they both have stable performance at 4 Ω load. Since 2016 all receiver manufacturers have dropped front wide channel support and these models are no exceptions.


Video Features

Both receivers support 8K passthrough up to 60p. Denon AVR-S760H can do 8K upscaling up to 60p and Yamaha RX-V6A can do 4K upscaling up to 60p. The receivers support HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision.


HDR10

High-dynamic-range (HDR) video has greater dynamic range than standard-dynamic-range (SDR) video with brigter whites and deeper blacks. HDR10 was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 supports up to 1000 nits of brightness and 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.


Dolby Vision and HDR10+

Dolby Vision and HDR10+ are both updates to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits maximum brightness on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and support up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.


Dolby Atmos and Dolby Surround upmixer

Denon AVR-S760H and Yamaha RX-V6A support Dolby Atmos with its Dolby Surround upmixer. They can be configured upto 5.1.2 channels using internal amplifiers.

Dolby Atmos is the first cinematic audio format in which sounds exist as individual entities, called audio objects. In Dolby Atmos, any sound - the helicopter, a car screeching around a corner, a melodic bird call - can exist as an independent audio object, free of channel restrictions. They can be precisely placed and moved anywhere in your room, including overhead, to flow above and around you in three-dimensional space. Through the use of audio objects, overhead sound, and all the richness, clarity, and power of Dolby sound, Dolby Atmos turns your room into an amazing place for entertainment. You'll feel like you're inside the action, in ways you've never experienced before.

Dolby Atmos for the home represents every sound in the original cinema mix as an audio object. Extensions to the Dolby Audio™ codecs, along with an advanced scalable algorithm, allow Dolby Atmos to be delivered via Blu-ray Disc and streaming media. A spatially-coded substream is added to Dolby TrueHD or Dolby Digital Plus. A Dolby Atmos audio/video receiver (AVR) adapts the cinema experience to your home theater from seven speakers to as many as 34 in 24.1.10 configuration, recreating the original artistic concept. The format supports up to 128 simultaneous independent audio objects in a mix for rich, realistic, and breathtaking sound. It recreates the director's original concept through descriptive metadata to provide customized playback for home theater and delivers sounds above you through overhead speakers, special upward-firing Dolby Atmos speakers, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar.

If the content is not mixed in Dolby Atmos then the Dolby surround upmixer will expand the audio to all channels including ceiling speakers. The upmixer has replaced the Dolby Pro Logic II family with improved upmixing algorithms.


DTS:X and Neural:X upmixer

Denon AVR-S760H and Yamaha RX-V6A support DTS:X with its Neural:X upmixer. Both of them can be configured upto 5.1.2 channels using internal amplifiers.

A technique used in DTS:X is similar to the one used in Dolby Atmos. Instead of a fixed number of channels, DTS:X defines object locations from the listener in polar coordinates. An a/v receiver then dynamically renders sound according to the current speaker configuration. The speaker layout employed by DTS:X is the sum of Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D. It has standard 7.1 channel base layer, a 5 channel height layer above the base layer on the front and side walls, and 3 rows of speakers on the ceiling.

DTS Neural:X is an upmixer that can take non DTS:X content and upmix it to the DTS:X speaker layout. It has replaced the DTS Neo family with improved flexibility.


Adaptive DRC

Yamaha RX-V6A features Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) which automatically adjusts the dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that you hear clear dialog and vocals, and all sound effects at comfortable levels. There is no need to adjust the volume level as you listen; everything from whispers to big explosions will be heard clearly and comfortably at the same volume setting. It also tones down loud TV commercials, and is ideal for low-volume, late-night listening, when you do not want to disturb others.


Connectivity

Denon AVR-S760H

Denon AVR-S760H can be connected to internet using ethernet cable or built-in wi-fi adapter. It can also connect to bluetooth devices via built-in bluetooth adapter. The Receiver works with Amazon Alexa and supports AirPlay 2. It has 6 HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.3 copy protection. There is a phono input with built-in phono stage for connecting the cartridge output of the turntable directly to the Receiver.

Front panel has USB input.

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Yamaha RX-V6A

Yamaha RX-V6A can be connected to internet using ethernet cable or built-in wi-fi adapter. It can also connect to bluetooth devices via built-in bluetooth adapter. The Receiver works with Amazon Alexa and supports AirPlay 2. It has 7 HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.3 copy protection. There is a phono input with built-in phono stage for connecting the cartridge output of the turntable directly to the Receiver. There are 2.2 channel analog pre-outs for external amplification.

Front panel has USB input.

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Side by Side Comparison

And in the end let us list the detailed specifications of the receivers side-by-side.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - Denon AVR-S760H and here - Yamaha RX-V6A.

BASICS Denon AVR-S760H vs Yamaha RX-V6A
BrandDenonvsYamaha
ModelAVR-S760HvsRX-V6A
TypeA/V ReceivervsA/V Receiver
CountryUSAvsUSA
Release Year2021vs2020
AMPLIFIER Denon AVR-S760H vs Yamaha RX-V6A
Channels7.2vs7.2
Front Wide Channel Supportvs
THX™ Certificationvs
Continuous 6 Ω Ratedvs
Certified 4 Ω Performancevs
Bi-amp Capabilityvs
AUDIO Denon AVR-S760H vs Yamaha RX-V6A
DACAKMvsBurr-Brown PCM5102A
Maximum Channel Processing7.1vs7.1
Air Studios Monitor Certificationvs
Dolby Atmos up to 5.1.2vs
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizationvs
Dolby TrueHDvs
Dolby Digital Plusvs
Dolby Surround Upmixervs
Dolby Pro Logicvs
Dolby Digital EXvs
DTS:X up to 5.1.2vs
DTS Neural:Xvs
DTS Virtual:Xvs
DTS Neovs Neo:6
DTS-HD Master Audiovs
DTS-HD High Resolution Audiovs
DTS 96/24vs
DTS Expressvs
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1vs Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
IMAX Enhancedvs
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixervs
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Inputvs 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSDvsMP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 192 kHzvs up to 192 kHz/32 Bit
High Resolution Audio Formats via USBApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSDvsApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USBvs
Gapless Playbackvs
DSD via HDMIvs 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USB 2-ch Inputvs 2-ch Input
DSD to PCM Convertervs
USB DACvs
DTS Dialog Controlvs
Dialog Level Adjustmentvs
Dialog Normalizationvs
Dialogue Liftvs
Compressed Music Enhancervs
High-resolution Music Enhancervs
Audyssey Dynamic EQvs
Audyssey Dynamic Volumevs
Audyssey LFCvs
Audyssey Sub EQ HTvs
Audyssey DSXvs
Pure Direct Modevs
Independent Dual Subwoofer Outputvs
CALIBRATION Denon AVR-S760H vs Yamaha RX-V6A
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. Audyssey MultEQvs YPAO sound optimization (R.S.C.)
VIDEO Denon AVR-S760H vs Yamaha RX-V6A
HDR10vs
HDR10+vs
BT.2020 color spacevs
Dolby Visionvs
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)vs
QMS (Quick Media Switching)vs
ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)vs
VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)vs
QFT (Quick Frame transport)vs
3-D Readyvs
Video Signal Passthroughup to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4vsup to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4
Video Signal Upscaling from 1080p up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4vs up to 4K 60p 4:4:4
Analog To HDMI Upconversionvs
Component Video Upscalingvs
Analog to Analog Video conversionvs
isf Certified Calibration Controlvs
CONNECTIVITY Denon AVR-S760H vs Yamaha RX-V6A
MHL Inputvs
FireConnectvs
FlareConnectvs
Chromecast Built-Invs
DTS Play-Fivs
Works with Amazon Alexavs
Google assistantvs
Works with SONOSvs
AirPlay AirPlay 2vs AirPlay 2
Apple Product Connection iPod, iPhone and iPadvs iPod, iPhone and iPad
Remote App Denon 2016 AVR Remote App for iOS and Android devices and Kindle Firevs (iPhone® / iPad® / Android™ phone / tablet)
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevuevs
Ethernetvs
Ethernet Switchvs
Wi-Fivs
Bluetooth SBCvs SBC, AAC
HDBaseT Compatiblevs
Enhanced ARCvs
HDCP Version2.3vs2.3
HDMI Input6 (three 8K inputs)vs7
HDMI Output1vs1
USB Input1 Front for USB memoryvsUSB memory, Portable Audio Player
USB DC Out Portvs
Analog Audio Line Input2vs3
Analog Audio Line Outputvs
Phono Inputvs
Optical In2vs1
Optical Outvs
Coaxial In/Out1 / vs1 /
Composite Video Input2vs
Composite Video Output1vs
S-Video Inputvs
S-Video Outputvs
Component Video Inputvs
Component Video Outputvs
PC Invs
Multi-Channel Inputvs
Analog Pre-Outs0.2vs2.2
XLR Inputsvs
XLR Pre-outsvs
Front A/V InputsUSBvsUSB
Speaker A/Bvs
Headphone Out 6.3 mmvs 6.3 mm
ZONES Denon AVR-S760H vs Yamaha RX-V6A
Zones2vs2
Powered Zones 2vsZone 2
Zone 2vsPreout
RS-232vs
+12V Trigger Outputvs1
Remote (IR) Input/Output0 / 0vs0 / 0
MISC Denon AVR-S760H vs Yamaha RX-V6A
On-Screen Display Hybrid Graphic User InterfacevsGraphical User Interface
Web Browser Controlvs
Remote ControllerRC-1244vs
Detachable Power Cordvs
RADIO Denon AVR-S760H vs Yamaha RX-V6A
Analog Tuner FM/AMvs FM/AM
Digital Radiovs
Internet Radio TuneInvs
Pandoravs
Spotifyvs
Tidalvs
Deezervs
Napstervs
SiriusXM Internet Radiovs
CONSTRUCTION Denon AVR-S760H vs Yamaha RX-V6A
Speaker Terminals7vs9
Large Speaker Terminals7vs9
Color-Coded Speaker Terminalsvs
Gold plated RCA terminalsvs
POWER Denon AVR-S760H vs Yamaha RX-V6A
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 HzvsAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption400 Wvs360 W
Standby Power0.1 Wvs0.1 W
GENERAL Denon AVR-S760H vs Yamaha RX-V6A
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Functionvs
Dimensions (W x H x D)434 mm x 151 mm x 339 mm (with antenna: 434 mm x 215 mm x 339 mm)
17 1/8" x 6" x 13 3/8" (with antenna: 17 1/8" x 8 1/2" x 13 3/8")
vs435 mm x 171 mm x 377 mm (with antenna: 435 mm x 245 mm x 377 mm)
17-1/8" x 6-3/4" x 14-7/8" (with antenna up: 17-1/8" x 9-5/8" x 14-7/8")
Weight8.6 kg (19 lbs)vs9.8 kg (21.6 lbs)
Warranty3 Yearsvs2 Years
SPECS Denon AVR-S760H vs Yamaha RX-V6A
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 275 W (0.08% THD)vs100 W (0.06% THD)
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA)165 W (10% THD)vs160 W (10% THD)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩvs200 mV/47 kΩ
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM)2.5 mVvs3.5 mV/47 kΩ
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)98 dBvs110 dB
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A)74 dBvs95 dB
Phono RIAA Deviation±1 dB (20-20 kHz)vs±0.5 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In)+1/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz, Direct mode)vs+0/-3 dB (AUDIO 3 etc. to Front, Pure Direct, 10 Hz to 100 kHz)
DSD Sampling Rates via USB5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHzvs11.2 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz
Ethernet Standard100BASE-TXvs10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi StandardIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/acvsIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency5 GHz, 2.4 GHzvs2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Bluetooth Version4.2vs4.2
Bluetooth Frequency2.4 GHzvs2.4 GHz
USB TerminalUSB2.0 5V, 1 AvsUSB2.0 5 V, 1 A
FM Frequency87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHzvs87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 2.8 µV (20.2 dBf)vsMono: 3 µV (20.8 dBf)
FM S/N RatioMono/Stereo: 70 dB/67 dBvsMono/Stereo: 69 dB/68 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.7%/1.0%vsMono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6%
AM Frequency520 kHz - 1710 kHzvs530 kHz - 1710 kHz

* - 480i/576i and 480p/576p only
** - 480i/576i only
*** - no 1080p/24 upconversion
**** - 1080p signal is not converted

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