Denon AVR-X4100W vs Onkyo TX-8270 review

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Denon AVR-X4100W vs Onkyo TX-8270 review

Denon AVR-X4100W
vs
Onkyo TX-8270

Denon AVR-X4100W vs Onkyo TX-8270 – that is a question.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 2.0, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVR-X4100W has such a ratio W/Ohm - 125/8, 165/6, while the TX-8270 has a power of 160/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVR-X4100W it is 0.05%, but for the TX-8270 it is 0.08%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AVR-X4100W received the model 192 KHz/24-bit, but the TX-8270 is equipped with AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Denon AVR-X4100W. Both Denon AVR-X4100W and Onkyo TX-8270 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Denon AVR-X4100W works with Pandora, SiriusXM, but the Onkyo TX-8270 works with Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio.

Video features

Support for the HDR function can only boast of the TX-8270. The quality of 4K/60Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode can provide only the AVR-X4100W. Video scaling is only possible with the AVR-X4100W. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AVR-X4100W has 8/3, and the TX-8270 has 4/1.Denon AVR-X4100W connectionsOnkyo TX-8270 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the AVR-X4100W and the TX-8270. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Unlike the AVR-X4100W where 3 Multi zones is provided, the TX-8270 works with 2 Multi zones. Voice control of the basic functions of the receiver is not realized in both models. There is an ECO mode in AVR-X4100W. The Denon AVR-X4100W and the Onkyo TX-8270 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the AVR-X4100W. A DTS:X surround technology is not supported by devices from our comparison.

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General

Item

Denon AVR-X4100W
Onkyo TX-8270

Model

AVR-X4100W
TX-8270

Brand

Denon
Onkyo

Reviews

54
119

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

125/8, 165/6
160/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, Compressed Audio Restorer
Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, SiriusXM
Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
4/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

3
0

Component input/output

2/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
phones

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

has not
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

App control

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

Display

fluorescent
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
FM, DAB

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control, Web Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

has not
FlareConnect

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
has not

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS-Neo:X
has not

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

670
260

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 15.2 x 38.1/17 x 6.6 x 15.3
43.5 x 14.9 x 32.8/17 x 5.5 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

12.2/27.8
8.6/19.4

Other

Release year

2014
2017
Denon AVR-X4100W
Onkyo TX-8270
Denon AVR-X4100W
Onkyo TX-8270

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 8
  • 6.2
  • 8Denon AVR-X4100W
  • 6.2Onkyo TX-8270