Product Comparison: Yamaha RX-A860 vs Denon AVR-X3300W

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General Specifications
About the Product
This 7.2-channel AVENTAGE network AV receiver features Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ for surround sound realism. With the latest in HDMI® technologies, experience movies in stunning 4K Ultra HD and high dynamic range (HDR). The free MusicCast app makes it easy to access your music library and streaming music services. Add audio in up to 9 additional rooms with MusicCast wireless speakers or other MusicCast devices. Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® and AirPlay® wireless connectivity, a phono input for vinyl playback and Zone B HDMI out provide added system versatility.
Discover a new world of incredibly immersive surround sound with the AVR-X3300W 7.2 channel AV receiver which features Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 3D surround decoding. Featured on a growing list of blockbuster Hollywood soundtracks, these object-based surround formats deliver a superior 3D listening experience compared to conventional surround soundtracks. Dolby Atmos features the option of overhead speakers or Dolby Atmos elevation speakers. DTS:X will be available via future firmware update.
Key Specs
Number of Channels
Watts Per Channel RMS
110 Watts
150 Watts
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.06 %
0.08 %
Signal/Noise Ratio
110 dB
100 dB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Yamaha RX-A860 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver (Black) with Yamaha HPH-200 Headphones (White)
  • Outstanding sound and flexibility to connect all sorts of e-devices. I have a DVR/VCR player, flat screen TV, turntable, cable box, and web crawler tv box all hooked through this. I have 7 speakers although it is capable of 9.
  • Easy to use and setup. Enjoy surround sound for your tv shows, movies and music! Clean bass without just a bunch of boom and distortion.
  • Cinema DSP and enhanced surround make it even better. A lot of fun. You will never use your tv speakers again.
  • Very nice receiver. So far have 7.1 hooked up and it sounds awesome.
  • The only major difference between this & the units costing twice is the output. You go right down the line on the Yamaha website & per channel wattage is the responsible for price.
Denon AVR-X3300W 7.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD A/V Receiver with Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Plenty of power and the Audessy XT32 room adjustment works well, measuring multiple listening points.
  • Good power and sound, but doesn't quite have the punch that my old Denon avr3806 had, but then again it was hundreds of dollars of cheaper.
  • This receiver is exactly as advertised. It has more than enough power to blow out eardrums in my home theater when coupled with my 7.2 system.
  • I live in a teeny tiny apartment, and I only run a 5.1 setup, so this receiver was perfect for me.
  • Not as powerful as my previous Marantz
  • One thing though..... do keep in mind that this receiver is limited to SEVEN channels. Some of the new receivers (eg. the new Denon AVR-x3400) have 11 channels, and are more suitable for Atmos playback, so keep that it mind when shopping.
Size & Weight
6.75 in.
9.25 in.
17.1 in.
17.1 in.
15 in.
15.3 in.
23.2 lbs.
23 lbs.
Receiver Type
A/V Receiver
A/V Receiver
Satellite Radio Tuner
Number Of FM Presets
Minimum Impedance
8 Ohms
6 Ohms
Frequency Response
20 - 20000 Hz
20 - 20000 Hz
Anti-Resonance Technology Wedge, Total Purity Concept, Discrete Amp Configuration, Aluminum Front Panel, Alexa on MusicCast, Wi-Fi and Wireless Direct, Spotify Connect, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, 4K Ultra HD Full Support, SCENE for One-Touch Start, Compressed Music Enhancer, YPAO™- R.S.C., ECO Mode
Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, High Resolution Audio, Latest HDMI 2.0a Connectivity; HDCP 2.2 Compatible; ISF-Certified, Audyssey's advanced DSP audio algorithms, Color Coded 4-Way Speaker Terminals, Audyssey MultEQ Editor App, External Control and IP Control Capabilities, Smart TV Connectivity
What customers say about "Features"
Yamaha RX-A860 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver (Black) with Yamaha HPH-200 Headphones (White)
  • I'm also really impressed with the auto calibration feature, I was quite skeptical but it does a good job of setting equalizer distance & gain.
  • The Yamaha smartphone app is also a winner with a ton of controllability at you fingertips.
  • A wired mic is included for doing the distance and time correction but there is also an option to do with manual adjustments as well. The on tv screen menus are pretty easy to navigate and are straight forwarded enough.
  • Only dislike is the mediocre remote (not a learning remote), but easy to work around using their Android app.
  • Only down thing is the paperless manual
Denon AVR-X3300W 7.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD A/V Receiver with Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Front panel display is clean, contains good amount of info and can be semi-customized
  • Can EQ and balance dual subs
  • Front panel display is clean, contains good amount of info and can be semi-customized
  • Mobile app is fairly useful and well laid out
  • 4K up-conversion and transcoding from analog to HDMI
  • Not the best looking AVR
  • The Audessy iPad app is a rather expensive add on, so I skipped it. Too bad this is not free/less expensive.
Speaker Connection Type
Ethernet Port(s)
Wireless Connection
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Wireless Multi-Room Audio
USB 2.0, 8x HDMI, Ethernet, Remote control, 5x Analog Stereo RCA, 2x Digital Optical, 2x Digital Coaxial, 6x Component Video
USB 2.0, 8x HDMI, Ethernet, 2x Digital Optical, 2x Digital Coaxial, 5x Component Video, 5x Analog Stereo RCA, Remote control
Phones 3.5mm, 2x HDMI, RS-232C, 9x Speaker, Remote control, 2x Component Video, Antenna, 2x Subwoofer, 4x Analog Stereo RCA
2x HDMI, Component Video, Phones 3.5mm, Remote control, Antenna, RS-232C, 7x Speakers, 5x Analog RCA
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Yamaha RX-A860 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver (Black) with Yamaha HPH-200 Headphones (White)
  • The wifi is only single band (2.4ghz) but if Ethernet is used, all the features such as airplay, Spotify & net radio work perfectly.
  • The amount of connections on this thing is great, there is plenty of HDMI ins and outs for MOST all applications and legacy if thats your thing.
  • The banana plug inserts are soo incredibly handy, it makes hooking things up a million times easier.
  • Not only is the sound realy good (important ;-) , as an IT person I am amazed by the connectivity with my other network based devices. My iPad, iPhone, my network server with all my MP3's (I run Plex at that end) and the intergration with Spotify... everything works as a dream.
Denon AVR-X3300W 7.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD A/V Receiver with Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Great interface! Easy to setup and functions work how they are supposed to
  • This denon, installed in place of the onkyo, same connected components same cables, it doesn't care what order things are turned on, it simply passes audio and video through for the default pass through
  • There are plenty of hookups on the back for just about anything you might need. As soon as I get another CAT 7 ethernet cable, I'll hook that up for an internet connection, but for now the wifi internect connection is working great to get me loads of internet channels
  • It was SO easy to connect to my home wifi system.....just following the setup assistant directions, it practically did the whole thing for me. It was amazingly simple.
  • HDMI inputs cannot keep up with the 4K UHD 60fps output of my Roku Ultra, so I had to dial it back to 30fps. The HDMI output can be scaled up to 60 fps, however, and so far I have not noticed any issues associated with this upscaling
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
999.95 $

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