- 7.2 channels
- 7.1 channel processing
- 90 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
- HDMI 2.1
- 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
- 7.2 channels
- 7.1 channel processing
- 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
- HDMI 2.1
- 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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Here we are comparing Denon AVR-S970H 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-S970H's being less powerful.
Advantage of Denon AVR-S970H
This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Denon AVR-S970H over Yamaha RX-V6A.
Denon AVR-S970H has bigger power supply.
|Denon AVR-S970H||vs||Yamaha RX-V6A|
|Dolby Atmos Music||vs|
|Dolby Digital EX||vs|
|Audyssey Dynamic EQ||vs|
|Audyssey Dynamic Volume||vs|
|Video Signal Upscaling||up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4||vs||up to 4K 60p 4:4:4|
|More HDMI Outputs||2 (1 x 8K and 1 x 4K (simultaneous))||vs||1|
|More RCA Line Inputs||4||vs||3|
|More Optical Outputs||vs|
|Color-Coded Speaker Terminals||vs|
|Bigger Power Supply||460 W||vs||360 W|
|Longer Warranty||3 Years||vs||2 Years|
|Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA)||185 W (10% THD)||vs||160 W (10% THD)|
|Lower FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)||Mono/Stereo: 0.7%/1.0%||vs||Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6%|
|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 Yamaha RX-V6A over Denon AVR-S970H.
Yamaha RX-V6A has more power per channel, higher signal to noise ratio and higher DSD sampling rate via USB. It supports DSD streaming via HDMI. It has analog pre-outs.
|Denon AVR-S970H||vs||Yamaha RX-V6A|
|Music Playback via USB||MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 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|
|More HDMI Inputs||6||vs||7|
|More 8K Inputs||3||vs||7|
|More RCA Pre-Outs||0.2||vs||2.2|
|Zone 2 Outs||vs||RCA 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)||90 W (0.08% THD)||vs||100 W (0.06% THD)|
|Higher S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)||100 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|
Common Strengths and Weaknesses
Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both receivers.
|Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization|
|Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.|
|New HDCP Version|
|Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through|
|4K or 8K Video Passthrough|
|4K or 8K Signal Upscaling|
|Works with Amazon Alexa|
|Many 8K Inputs|
|Many Optical Inputs|
|New Bluetooth Version|
|No Front Wide Channel Support|
|No IMAX Enhanced|
|No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer|
|No Chromecast Built-In|
|No Composite Video Inputs|
|Denon AVR-S970H||Yamaha RX-V6A|
7 channel Amplifier: Denon AVR-S970H features 7 channel power amplifier. It is rated at 90 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.
7 channel Amplifier: Yamaha RX-V6A features 7 channel power amplifier. It is rated at 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.
Denon AVR-S970H's and Yamaha RX-V6A's amplifiers can be assigned for different speaker configurations.
- Dolby Atmos Configurations: The following speaker configurations are supported for Dolby Atmos:
- Denon AVR-S970H: 5.2.2 with internal amplifier.
- Yamaha RX-V6A: 5.2.2 with internal amplifier.
- DTS:X Configurations: The following speaker configurations are supported for DTS:X:
- Denon AVR-S970H: The speaker configurations for DTS:X are the same as for Dolby Atmos - 5.2.2 with internal amplifier.
- Yamaha RX-V6A: The speaker configurations for DTS:X are the same as for Dolby Atmos - 5.2.2 with internal amplifier.
- Configurations without height channels: There are also other speaker configurations available which do not include height channels:
- Denon AVR-S970H: 5.2, 7.2 with internal amplifier.
- Yamaha RX-V6A: 5.2, 7.2 with internal amplifier.
- Bi-Amp: Yamaha RX-V6A is able to bi-amp up to 2 main channels simultaneously. During bi-amplification two amplifiers are used for one speaker. One amplifier powers the midrange and tweeter section of the speaker and another amplifier powers the low frequency woofers. Each amplifier is less loaded and performs better. In order to use this feature speakers must have 2 pairs of connectors.
- Dolby Surround Upmixer: Both models support Dolby Surround Upmixer. 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.
- Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization: Both models support Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization which is a digital signal processing solution that leverages Dolby's deep understanding of human audio perception to create the sensation of overhead sound from the listener-level speakers.
- DTS Neural:X: Both models feature DTS Neural:X which is an advanced 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.
- DTS Virtual:X: Denon AVR-S970H supports DTS Virtual:X which bridges the gap between DTS:X codec and the reality of so many consumers' homes, allowing you to enjoy multi-dimensional sound regardless of room size, layout, or speaker configuration. If you have a limited speaker setup you will miss a full immersive potential of your entertainment system. DTS Virtual:X adds height and surround audio effect to your system without adding height speakers. It works with multiple configurations and delivers immersive sound experience out of 5.1 or even 2.1 speaker layouts.
- DTS Dialog Control: Both models have DTS Dialog Control. This function adjusts the dialog levels during playback of the DTS:X stream. It allows you to separately increase the dialog levels in contrast with the background sound and hear dialog easily even under noisy circumstances.
- Audyssey: Denon AVR-S970H comes with Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume.
- Dynamic EQ: selects the best possible frequency response and surround volume levels moment-by-moment. This ensures that the bass response, tonal balance and surround impression remain constant despite changes in volume. This is the first technology that carefully combines information from incoming source levels with actual output sound levels in the room, a pre-requisite for delivering a dynamic volume solution.
- Dynamic Volume: Your Listening experience can be greatly diminished when there are significant shifts in volume between television programs, commercials and within the program material itself. When this happens you must constantly adjust the volume to maintain your desired listening level. Audyssey Dynamic Volume monitors the volume of program material moment-by-moment and automatically adjusts it, maintaining the desired listening level for all content while optimizing the dynamic range to preserve impact.
- Compressed Music Enhancer: Denon AVR-S970H and Yamaha RX-V6A feature Compressed Music Enhancer which enhances the quality of the music files with lossy compression.
- Audyssey Room Calibration: Audyssey is an acoustic measurement technology which automatically restores the acoustic distortion caused by the acoustic behaviour of a room with only a push on a button. Audyssey equalization provides an clear, accurate, natural sound with voices and dialog that become focused and intelligible, restoring the musical balance. Musical instruments and sound effects become precisely localized and the surround soundstage is made seamless and enveloping.
- YPAO: The Yamaha Parametric room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) function detects speaker connections, measures the distances from them to your listening position(s), and then automatically optimizes the speaker settings, such as volume balance and acoustic parameters, to suit your room.
Denon AVR-S970H and Yamaha RX-V6A support Dolby Atmos. It is a cinematic audio format in which sounds exist as individual entities, called audio objects. In Dolby Atmos, any sound 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. 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.
Denon AVR-S970H and Yamaha RX-V6A support DTS:X. 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.
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
Denon AVR-S970H and Yamaha RX-V6A support Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature allows the compatible TV to send audio signal to the a/v receiver through the same HDMI cable which is used to send audio and video signals to the TV. So one HDMI cable is used to transfer audio signal in both directions. New Enhanced ARC will support uncompressed audio formats such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio whereas the previous ARC could support only Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, DTS HD, and PCM.
Denon AVR-S970H comes with Audyssey MultEQ and Yamaha RX-V6A comes with YPAO (R.S.C.) room correction system.
Denon AVR-S970H comes with 3 HDMI 2.1 inputs with 8K support and 3 inputs with 4K support. It has 2 outputs which work parallelly and output the same signal.
Yamaha RX-V6A comes with 7 HDMI 2.1 inputs with 8K support. It has 1 output.
- 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz Passthrough on Denon AVR-S970H: 3 out of 6 inputs pass up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 and the rest of the inputs pass up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4 video signal.
8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz Passthrough on Yamaha RX-V6A: All inputs pass up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 video signal.
- 8K Upscaling on Denon AVR-S970H: It can upscale up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 from HDMI sources.
4K Upscaling on Yamaha RX-V6A: It can upscale up to 4K 60p 4:4:4 from HDMI sources.
- BT.2020 Color Space: BT.2020 or Rec. 2020 is a color standard which delivers a wider color gamut compared to Rec. 709. It covers approximately 75% of the total visual spectrum while the Rec. 709 covers only 35% (available on both models).
- HDCP 2.3 Copy Protection: Both receivers are HDCP 2.3 compliant which is a requirement for 4K/HDR copy-protected content transmission.
- Quick Media Switching (QMS): With HDMI 2.1a, Quick Media Switching for movies and video uses the HDMI VRR mechanism to eliminate the blackout period when an HDMI Source device switches its video mode. As long as the resolution remains the same and only the frame rate changes, QMS will instantly switch between frame rates. QMS eliminates A/V blackouts by using VRR technology to change frame rates, allowing instant changes from 24Hz to 60Hz frame rate, and anywhere in-between. The viewer never sees blank screens and gets a seamless experience (available on both models).
- 3D Ready: Both receivers are able to pass 3D video through HDMI.
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
Denon AVR-S970H supports HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Dynamic HDR and Hybrid Log-Gamma.
Yamaha RX-V6A supports HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma.
High dynamic range video has greater dynamic range than standard dynamic range (SDR) video with brighter whites and deeper blacks. The result is greater contrast and more details in dark and bright areas, better color and depth.
- HDR10: HDR10 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 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors. It is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits peak brightness, however common HDR10 contents are mastered with peak brightness from 1,000 to 4,000 nits.
- HDR10+: HDR10+ is an HDR video technology that adds dynamic metadata to HDR10 source files. The dynamic metadata are used to adjust brightness levels on a scene-by-scene or even frame-by-frame basis. HDR10+ supports maximum of 10,000 nits peak brightness and 10-bit or more (up to 16-bit) color bit depth. It uses Samsung's dynamic metadata defined in SMPTE ST 2094-40.
- Dolby Vision: Dolby Vision is a set of technologies developed by Dolby Laboratories for high dynamic range (HDR) video. It covers content creation, distribution, and playback. Like HDR10+, it includes dynamic metadata that are used to adjust and optimize each frame of the HDR video to the consumer display's capabilities in a way specified by the content creator. Dolby Vision allows for a maximum resolution of 8K up to 12-bit color depth, maximum peak brightness of 10,000 nits and a color gamut up to Rec. 2020. It uses Dolby's proprietary dynamic metadata defined in SMPTE ST 2094-10.
- Dynamic HDR: Dynamic HDR enables a noticeable progression in overall video image quality from SDR to static HDR, and now static HDR to dynamic HDR. Dynamic HDR support ensures every moment of a video is displayed at its ideal values for depth, detail, brightness, contrast, and wider color gamuts - on a scene-by-scene or even a frame-by-frame basis. HDR-enhanced content is available for movies, videos, TV shows, video and PC games and VR.
- Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG): The Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) is a transfer function developed mainly for HDR live video feed and over-the-air broadcasts. It is an HDR format that uses BT.2020 color primaries and a bitdepth of 10-bit. It is backward compatible with the transfer function of SDR and is designed to be better-suited for television broadcasting, where the metadata required for other HDR formats is not backward compatible with non-HDR displays. HLG defines a non-linear optical-electro transfer function, in which the lower half of the signal values use a gamma curve and the upper half of the signal values use a logarithmic curve.
Both receivers support Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Quick Frame Transport (QFT) for lag-free and smooth gaming.
- Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM): Auto Low Latency Mode enables the ideal latency setting to automatically be set allowing for smooth, lag-free and uninterrupted viewing and interactivity. When the receiver detects a gaming signal it will enter ALLM. The signal will also be sent to the TV causing it to automatically switch to a low-latency, low-lag mode for gaming. Some functions will not be available on the receiver and TV during ALLM.
- Variable Refresh Rate (VRR): VRR enables a gaming source such as a console or computer to deliver video frames as fast as it can, which in many cases is slower than the normal static refresh rate. It allows the TV to adapt to certain frame rate which reduces or eliminates lag, judder and frame tearing for more fluid and better detailed gameplay.
- Quick Frame Transport (QFT): QFT reduces latency for smoother no-lag gaming, and real-time interactive virtual reality. It transports each frame at a higher rate to decrease display latency, which is the amount of time between a frame being ready for transport in the GPU and that frame being completely displayed.
Inputs and Outputs
- Analog Pre-Outs: Yamaha RX-V6A has 2.2 preamplifier outputs which allows you to connect the receiver to the external power amplifier. You may want to use a high quality external amplifier for certain channels, usually for front L/R and center, and use the receiver to power the rest. Also, both receivers have 7 channel processing but have only 7 channel amplifiers, so they need external amplifiers connected to the analog pre-outs in order to reach their maximum speaker configurations.
- Analog Line Inputs: There are 4 pair of line inputs on Denon AVR-S970H and 3 pair of line inputs on Yamaha RX-V6A for connecting sources with analog outputs.
- Digital Inputs and Outputs: 1 optical input, 2 optical outputs and 1 coaxial input are available on Denon AVR-S970H and 1 optical input, 1 optical output and 1 coaxial input are available on Yamaha RX-V6A for digital audio connections.
- Headphone Output: There is a 6.3 mm (1/4") headphone output jack on the front panel of each receiver.
- Denon AVR-S970H
Inputs: 6 Outputs: 2 (1 x 8K and 1 x 4K (simultaneous))
8K Inputs: 3.
- Yamaha RX-V6A
Inputs: 7 Outputs: 1
8K Inputs: 7.
Front A/V Inputs
- Denon AVR-S970H: USB
- Yamaha RX-V6A: USB
And in the end let us list all the available specifications of the receivers side-by-side.
|BASICS||Denon AVR-S970H||Yamaha RX-V6A|
|Type||A/V Receiver||A/V Receiver|
|AMPLIFIER||Denon AVR-S970H||Yamaha RX-V6A|
|Front Wide Channel Support|
|Continuous 6 Ω Rated|
|Certified 4 Ω Performance|
|Mono Block Power Amplifier Construction|
|AUDIO||Denon AVR-S970H||Yamaha RX-V6A|
|DAC Specs||384 kHz/32 Bit|
|Maximum Channel Processing||7.1||7.1|
|D.D.S.C. HD Digital|
|Air Studios Monitor Certification|
|Dolby Atmos||up to 5.1.2|
|Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization|
|Dolby Atmos Music|
|Dolby Digital Plus|
|Dolby Surround Upmixer|
|Dolby Pro Logic|
|Dolby Digital EX|
|DTS:X||up to 5.1.2|
|DTS-HD Master Audio|
|DTS-HD High Resolution Audio|
|DTS-ES||Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1||Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1|
|Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer|
|PCM||2-ch/Multi-ch Input||2-ch/Multi-ch Input|
|Music Playback via USB||MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD||MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD|
|High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network||up to 192 kHz||up to 192 kHz/32 Bit|
|High Resolution Audio Formats via USB||Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD||Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD|
|DSD via HDMI||2-ch/Multi-ch Input|
|DSD via USB||2-ch Input||2-ch Input|
|DSD to PCM Converter|
|DTS Dialog Control|
|Dialog Level Adjustment|
|Compressed Music Enhancer|
|High-resolution Music Enhancer|
|Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)|
|Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting|
|Audyssey Dynamic EQ|
|Audyssey Dynamic Volume|
|Audyssey Sub EQ HT|
|Straight Decoding Mode|
|Pure Direct Mode|
|SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP|
|Virtual Speakers||including surround back|
|Independent Subwoofer Outputs|
|CALIBRATION||Denon AVR-S970H||Yamaha RX-V6A|
|Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.||Audyssey MultEQ||YPAO sound optimization (R.S.C.)|
|Audyssey App Support|
|Optimized Bass Redirection|
|VIDEO||Denon AVR-S970H||Yamaha RX-V6A|
|HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)|
|BT.2020 color space|
|QMS (Quick Media Switching)|
|ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)|
|VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)|
|QFT (Quick Frame transport)|
|Video Signal Passthrough||up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4||up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4|
|Video Signal Upscaling||up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4||up to 4K 60p 4:4:4|
|Analog To HDMI Upconversion|
|Component Video Upscaling|
|Analog to Analog Video conversion|
|isf Certified Calibration Control|
|CONNECTIVITY||Denon AVR-S970H||Yamaha RX-V6A|
|Works with Amazon Alexa|
|Works with SONOS|
|AirPlay||AirPlay 2||AirPlay 2|
|Apple Product Connection||iPod, iPhone and iPad||iPod, iPhone and iPad|
|Remote App||Denon 2016 AVR Remote App for iOS and Android devices and Kindle Fire||(iPhone® / iPad® / Android™ phone / tablet)|
|InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue|
|Bluetooth Headphone Transmission|
|HDMI Outputs||2 (1 x 8K and 1 x 4K (simultaneous))||1|
|USB Input||1 Front for USB memory||USB memory, Portable Audio Player|
|USB DC Out Port|
|RCA Line Input||4||3|
|RCA Line Output|
|XLR Line Inputs|
|Composite Video Input|
|Composite Video Output|
|Component Video Input|
|Component Video Output|
|Front A/V Inputs||USB||USB|
|Headphone Out||6.3 mm (1/4")||6.3 mm (1/4")|
|ZONES||Denon AVR-S970H||Yamaha RX-V6A|
|Powered Zones||2||Zone 2|
|Zone 2 Outs||RCA Preout|
|Zone B Video Output|
|+12V Trigger Output||1|
|Remote (IR) Input/Output||0 / 0||0 / 0|
|MISC||Denon AVR-S970H||Yamaha RX-V6A|
|On-Screen Display||Advanced Graphic User Interface||Graphical User Interface|
|SCENE||SCENE (8 sets)|
|Web Browser Control|
|IP Control for CI|
|Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display||/ /|
|Detachable Power Cord|
|Denon Link HD|
|Quick Select plus / Quick Select||/|
|RADIO||Denon AVR-S970H||Yamaha RX-V6A|
|SiriusXM Internet Radio|
|CONSTRUCTION||Denon AVR-S970H||Yamaha RX-V6A|
|Front Panel||not Metal|
|Large Speaker Terminals||7||9|
|Color-Coded Speaker Terminals|
|Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals|
|High Grade Audio Components|
|Gold plated RCA terminals|
|POWER||Denon AVR-S970H||Yamaha RX-V6A|
|Power Supply||AC 120 V, 60 Hz||AC 120 V, 60 Hz|
|Power Consumption||460 W||360 W|
|No Sound Power||ECO On/Off: 35 W/75 W|
|Standby Power||0.1 W||0.1 W|
|GENERAL||Denon AVR-S970H||Yamaha RX-V6A|
|ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function|
|Auto Power Standby|
|Auto Power off|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||434 mm x 167 mm x 341 mm (with antenna: 434 mm x 237 mm x 341 mm)|
17 1/8" x 6 5/8" x 13 1/2" (with antenna: 17 1/8" x 9 3/8" x 13 1/2")
|435 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")
|Dimensions of Package (W x H x D)||520 mm x 243 mm x 429 mm|
20.5" x 9.6" x 16.9"
|Weight||9.5 kg (20 lbs 15 oz)||9.8 kg (21.6 lbs)|
|Weight of Package||11.5 kg (25.4 lbs)|
|Warranty||3 Years||2 Years|
|SPECS||Denon AVR-S970H||Yamaha RX-V6A|
|Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2||90 W (0.08% THD)||100 W (0.06% THD)|
|Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2||105 W (0.9% THD)|
|Rated Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)||125 W (0.9% THD)|
|Maximum Effective Output Power (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven, JEITA)||150 W (10% THD)|
|Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2||125 W (0.7% THD)|
|Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA)||185 W (10% THD)||160 W (10% THD)|
|Rated Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC)||145 W (1% THD)|
|Rated Power Output (4 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)||150 W (0.9% THD)|
|THD||0.04% (AUDIO 3 etc. to Front, Pure Direct, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 50 W, 8 Ω)|
|THD (Phono)||0.02% (Phono to PRE OUT, Pure Direct, 1 kHz, 1 V)|
|THD digital||0.008% (1 kHz, at 0 dB)|
|Analog Distortion||0.008% (20 Hz-20 kHz, Direct mode)|
|Phono Distortion||0.03% (1 kHz, 3 V)|
|Damping Factor||100 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 Ω)|
|Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)||200 mV/47 kΩ||200 mV/47 kΩ|
|Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM)||3.5 mV/47 kΩ|
|Maximum Input Sensitivity (Line)||2.4 V (1 kHz, 0.5% THD)|
|Maximum Input Sensitivity (Phono)||45 mV (1 kHz, 0.5% THD)|
|Rated Preout Level and Impedance||1.0 V/470Ω|
|Rated Lineout Level and Impedance||1.2 V|
|Rated Output digital||2 V (at 0 dB playback)|
|Maximum Preout Level and Impedance||2.0 V|
|S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)||100 dB||110 dB|
|S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A)||74 dB||95 dB|
|S/N Ratio (digital)||102 dB|
|Dynamic Range (digital)||100 dB|
|Phono RIAA Deviation||±1 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)||±0.5 dB|
|Frequency Response (Analog In)||+1/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz, Direct mode)||+0/-3 dB (AUDIO 3 etc. to Front, Pure Direct, 10 Hz to 100 kHz)|
|Residual Noise (IHF-A Network)||150 µV (Speaker Out)|
|Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (LINE)||70 dB/50 dB|
|Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (PHONO)||60 dB/55 dB|
|DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI||2.8 MHz|
|DSD Sampling Rates via USB||5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz||11.2 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz|
|Wi-Fi Standard||IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency||5 GHz, 2.4 GHz||2.4 GHz, 5 GHz|
|Bluetooth Frequency||2.4 GHz||2.4 GHz|
|USB Terminal||USB2.0 5V, 1 A||USB2.0 5 V, 1 A|
|FM Frequency||87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz||87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz|
|FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)||Mono: 2.8 µV (20.2 dBf)||Mono: 3 µV (20.8 dBf)|
|FM Effective Sensitivity||1.2 µV (12.8 dBf)|
|FM S/N Ratio||Mono/Stereo: 70 dB/67 dB||Mono/Stereo: 69 dB/68 dB|
|FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)||Mono/Stereo: 0.7%/1.0%||Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6%|
|AM Frequency||520 kHz - 1710 kHz||530 kHz - 1710 kHz|
|AM Effective Sensitivity||18 µV|
* - 480i/576i and 480p/576p only
** - 480i/576i only
*** - no 1080p/24 upconversion
**** - 1080p signal is not converted