1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

Denon AVR-X1700H DAB

Yamaha TSR-7850

SCORE:
87
SCORE:
87

Highlights

  • 7.2 channels
  • 7.1 channel processing
  • 80 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
  • 95 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X capable
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, 4K Upscaling, 4K Passthrough
  • AirPlay 2 via firmware update, MusicCast
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing Denon AVR-X1700H DAB to Yamaha TSR-7850 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-X1700H DAB's being less powerful.

We have evaluated both receivers. Both receivers get equal 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-X1700H DAB

Yamaha TSR-7850

AMPLIFIER
86
VIDEO FEATURES
100
AUDIO FEATURES
86
CONNECTIVITY
85
MULTIZONE
77
MISCELLANEOUS
68
RADIO
88
OVERALL
87
AMPLIFIER
89
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
86
CONNECTIVITY
86
MULTIZONE
79
MISCELLANEOUS
67
RADIO
97
OVERALL
87

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-X1700H DAB

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Denon AVR-X1700H DAB over Yamaha TSR-7850.

Denon AVR-X1700H DAB has bigger power supply.

Denon AVR-X1700H DAB vs Yamaha TSR-7850
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization vs
Dolby Digital EX vs
DTS Virtual:X vs
DTS Express vs
Audyssey Dynamic EQ vs
Audyssey Dynamic Volume vs
HDR10+ vs
QMS vs
Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through vs
VRR vs
QFT vs
Video Signal Passthrough up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 vs up to 4K 60p 4:4:4
Video Signal Upscaling from 1080p up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 vs up to 4K 60p 4:4:4
More HDMI Inputs 6 (three 8K inputs) vs 5
More 8K Inputs 3 vs
More Composite Video Inputs 2 vs 1
More Composite Video Outputs 1 vs
Speaker A/B assignable vs
Detachable Power Cord vs
Digital Radio DAB/DAB+ vs
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals vs
Bigger Power Supply 430 W vs 400 W
Longer Warranty 3 Years vs 2 Years
Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) 175 W (10% THD) vs 160 W (10% THD)
Lower FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz) Mono/Stereo: 0.4%/0.4% vs Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6%

Advantage of Yamaha TSR-7850

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha TSR-7850 over Denon AVR-X1700H DAB.

Yamaha TSR-7850 has more power per channel, higher signal to noise ratio and higher DSD sampling rate via USB. It supports DSD streaming via HDMI, Pandora and SiriusXM. It has analog pre-outs.

Denon AVR-X1700H DAB vs Yamaha TSR-7850
DTS Neo vs Neo:6
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
Dialogue Lift vs no presence speakers required
Analog To HDMI Upconversion vs Component**, Composite
More HDMI Outputs 1 vs 2
More Analog Audio Line Inputs 2 vs 4 (1 front)
More Coaxial Inputs/Outputs / vs 2 /
More Component Video Inputs vs 1
More Analog Pre-Outs 0.2 vs 2.2
Front A/V Inputs USB vs USB, mini-jack Audio
Zone 2 Outs vs Preout
+12V Trigger Output vs 1
Remote (IR) Input/Output 0 / 0 vs 1 / 1
Analog Tuner FM with RDS vs FM/AM
Pandora vs
SiriusXM Internet Radio vs
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) 80 W (0.08% THD) vs 95 W (Front, 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 96 dB
Higher DSD Sampling Rate via USB 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz vs 11.2 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz
Higher FM S/N Ratio Mono/Stereo: 65 dB/65 dB vs Mono/Stereo: 69 dB/67 dB

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both receivers.

STRENGTHS
  Dolby Atmos
  DTS:X
  Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
  HDR10
  Dolby Vision
  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
  Composite Video Inputs
  Zones
  Analog Tuner
  Spotify
  Tidal
  New Bluetooth Version
WEAKNESSES
  No Front Wide Channel Support
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
  No Chromecast Built-In

Selected Features

Amplifier

Denon AVR-X1700H DAB and Yamaha TSR-7850 have 7 channel amplifiers. Denon AVR-X1700H DAB delivers 80 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and Yamaha TSR-7850 delivers 95 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

Denon AVR-X1700H DAB supports 8K passthrough up to 60p and Yamaha TSR-7850 supports 4K passthrough up to 60p. Denon AVR-X1700H DAB can do 8K upscaling up to 60p and Yamaha TSR-7850 can do 4K upscaling up to 60p. Denon AVR-X1700H DAB supports HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision and Yamaha TSR-7850 supports 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-X1700H DAB and Yamaha TSR-7850 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-X1700H DAB and Yamaha TSR-7850 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 TSR-7850 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-X1700H DAB

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Denon AVR-X1700H DAB 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.

Yamaha TSR-7850

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Yamaha TSR-7850 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 via firmware update. It has 5 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 and mini-jack Audio inputs.

Specifications

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-X1700H DAB and here - Yamaha TSR-7850.

BASICS Denon AVR-X1700H DAB Yamaha TSR-7850
BrandDenonYamaha
ModelAVR-X1700H DABTSR-7850
TypeA/V ReceiverA/V Receiver
CountryUKUSA and Canada
Release Year20212018
AMPLIFIER Denon AVR-X1700H DAB Yamaha TSR-7850
Channels7.27.2
Front Wide Channel Support
THX™ Certification
Continuous 6 Ω Rated
Certified 4 Ω Performance
Bi-amp Capability assignable
AUDIO Denon AVR-X1700H DAB Yamaha TSR-7850
DACAKMBurr-Brown DAC x 4
Maximum Channel Processing7.17.1
Air Studios Monitor Certification
Dolby Atmos up to 5.1.2
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby Atmos Music
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Surround Upmixer
Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Digital EX
DTS:X up to 5.1.2
DTS Neural:X
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neo Neo:6
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS 96/24
DTS Express
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1 Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
IMAX Enhanced
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSDMP3, 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 USBApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSDApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USB
Gapless Playback
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USB 2-ch Input 2-ch Input
DSD to PCM Converter
USB DAC
DTS Dialog Control
Dialog Level Adjustment
Dialog Normalization
Dialogue Lift no presence speakers required
Compressed Music Enhancer including enhancer for Bluetooth®
High-resolution Music Enhancer
Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Audyssey Dynamic Volume
Audyssey LFC
Audyssey Sub EQ HT
Audyssey DSX
Pure Direct Mode with Video On mode
Independent Subwoofer Outputs
CALIBRATION Denon AVR-X1700H DAB Yamaha TSR-7850
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. Audyssey MultEQ XT YPAO sound optimization (R.S.C.)
VIDEO Denon AVR-X1700H DAB Yamaha TSR-7850
Video Signal TypeNTSC/PALNTSC/PAL/SECAM
HDR10
HDR10+
BT.2020 color space
Dolby Vision
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
QMS (Quick Media Switching)
ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
QFT (Quick Frame transport)
3-D Ready
Video Signal Passthroughup to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4up to 4K 60p 4:4:4
Video Signal Upscaling from 1080p up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 up to 4K 60p 4:4:4
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component**, Composite
Component Video Upscaling
Analog to Analog Video conversion
isf Certified Calibration Control
CONNECTIVITY Denon AVR-X1700H DAB Yamaha TSR-7850
MHL Input
FireConnect
FlareConnect
Chromecast Built-In
DTS Play-Fi
Works with Amazon Alexa
Google assistant
Works with SONOS
AirPlay AirPlay 2 AirPlay 2 via firmware update
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
Ethernet
Ethernet Switch
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth SBC SBC, AAC (compatible with SCMS-T.)
HDBaseT Compatible
Enhanced ARC via firmware update
HDCP Version2.32.3
HDMI Inputs6 (three 8K inputs)5
HDMI Outputs12
8K Inputs3
USB Input1 Front for USB memoryUSB memory, Portable Audio Player
USB DC Out Port
Analog Audio Line Input24 (1 front)
Analog Audio Line Output
Phono Input
Optical In22
Optical Out
Coaxial In/Out / 2 /
Composite Video Input21
Composite Video Output1
S-Video Input
S-Video Output
Component Video Input1
Component Video Output
PC In
Multi-Channel Input
Analog Pre-Outs0.22.2
XLR Inputs
XLR Pre-outs
Front A/V InputsUSBUSB, mini-jack Audio
Speaker A/B assignable
Headphone Out 6.3 mm 6.3 mm
ZONES Denon AVR-X1700H DAB Yamaha TSR-7850
Zones22
Powered Zones 2Zone 2
Zone 2Preout
RS-232
+12V Trigger Output1
Remote (IR) Input/Output0 / 01 / 1
MISC Denon AVR-X1700H DAB Yamaha TSR-7850
On-Screen Display Hybrid Graphic User InterfaceGraphical User Interface
Web Browser Control
Remote ControllerRC-1244
Detachable Power Cord
RADIO Denon AVR-X1700H DAB Yamaha TSR-7850
Analog Tuner FM with RDS FM/AM
Digital Radio DAB/DAB+
Internet Radio TuneIn
Pandora
Spotify
Tidal
Deezer
Napster
SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONSTRUCTION Denon AVR-X1700H DAB Yamaha TSR-7850
Speaker Terminals79
Large Speaker Terminals79
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Gold plated RCA terminals
POWER Denon AVR-X1700H DAB Yamaha TSR-7850
Power SupplyAC 230 V, 50/60 HzAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption430 W400 W
Standby Power0.1 W0.1 W
GENERAL Denon AVR-X1700H DAB Yamaha TSR-7850
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function
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")
435 mm x 171 mm x 380 mm (with antenna: 435 mm x 248 mm x 380 mm)
17-1/8" x 6-3/4" x 15" (with antenna up: 17-1/8" x 9-3/4" x 15")
Weight8.6 kg (19 lbs)11.0 kg (23.4 lbs)
Warranty3 Years2 Years
SPECS Denon AVR-X1700H DAB Yamaha TSR-7850
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 280 W (0.08% THD)95 W (Front, 0.06% THD)
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA)175 W (10% THD)160 W (10% THD)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩ200 mV/47 kΩ
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM)2.5 mV3.5 mV/47 kΩ
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)98 dB110 dB
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A)74 dB96 dB
Phono RIAA Deviation±1 dB (20-20 kHz)±0.5 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In)+1/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz, Direct mode)+0/-3 dB (AV 2 etc. to Front, 10 Hz to 100 kHz)
DSD Sampling Rates via USB5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz11.2 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component Y)
0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
Ethernet Standard100BASE-TX10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi StandardIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/acIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency5 GHz, 2.4 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Bluetooth Version4․24․2
Bluetooth Frequency2.4 GHz2.4 GHz
USB TerminalUSB2.0 5V, 1 AUSB2.0 5 V, 1 A
FM Frequency87.5 MHz - 108.0 MHz87.5 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 S/N RatioMono/Stereo: 65 dB/65 dBMono/Stereo: 69 dB/67 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.4%/0.4%Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6%

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

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