Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 vs Onkyo TX-SR494 review

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Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 vs Onkyo TX-SR494 review

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080
vs
Onkyo TX-SR494

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 vs Onkyo TX-SR494 – that is a question.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 9.2 versus 7.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVENTAGE RX-A2080 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 140/8, 220/4, while the TX-SR494 has a power of 135/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVENTAGE RX-A2080 it is 0.06%, but for the TX-SR494 it is 0.08%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AVENTAGE RX-A2080 received the model ESS SABRE ( ES9007S) 384 KHz/32-bit, but the TX-SR494 is equipped with AKM 384 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 and Onkyo TX-SR494 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The AVENTAGE RX-A2080 has access to the Spotify service.

Video features

The HDR10 function is present in each of the rivals. The quality of 4K/60Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the AVENTAGE RX-A2080 and the TX-SR494. Video scaling is only possible with the AVENTAGE RX-A2080. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the AVENTAGE RX-A2080.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AVENTAGE RX-A2080 has 7/3, and the TX-SR494 has 4/1.Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 connectionsOnkyo TX-SR494 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the AVENTAGE RX-A2080. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The AVENTAGE RX-A2080 has support for the standard HDCP 2.3, compared to the TX-SR494, which supports the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080.

Additional features

Unlike the AVENTAGE RX-A2080 where 3 Multi zones is provided, the TX-SR494 works with 2 Multi zones. There is an ECO mode in AVENTAGE RX-A2080. The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 and the Onkyo TX-SR494 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.

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General

Item

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080
Onkyo TX-SR494

Model

AVENTAGE RX-A2080
TX-SR494

Brand

Yamaha
Onkyo

Reviews

29
148

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

140/8, 220/4
135/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 4
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS SABRE ( ES9007S) 384 KHz/32-bit
AKM 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
Advanced Music Optimizer, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/3
4/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

3
1

Coaxial digital input

3
1

Composite input

4
0

Component input/output

2/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic, AUX
USB, phones

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLG
DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast
has not

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS Neo:6
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

490
490

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 19.2 x 47.4/17 x 7.5 x 18.5
43.5 x 16.1 x 32.7/17 x 6.3 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

17/37.5
8.2/18.1

Other

Release year

2018
2019
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080
Onkyo TX-SR494
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080
Onkyo TX-SR494

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 8.6
  • 5.5
  • 8.6Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080
  • 5.5Onkyo TX-SR494