Onkyo TX-SR393 vs Harman Kardon HK 3700 review

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Onkyo TX-SR393
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Harman Kardon HK 3700

Onkyo TX-SR393 vs Harman Kardon HK 3700 – that is a question.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.2 versus 2.0, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the TX-SR393 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 155/6 1KHz, while the HK 3700 has a power of 85/8 20Hz-20KHz. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the TX-SR393 it is 0.08%, but for the HK 3700 it is 0.07%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the TX-SR393 received the model AKM 384 KHz/32-bit, but the HK 3700 is equipped with 192 KHz/24-bit. None of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. In the considered devices there is no function transmitting an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Wireless connection to the Internet via WIFI can not be performed on these receivers. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Support for Apple Music Services not implemented. Spotify is not available for these receivers. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode can provide only the TX-SR393. Video scaling is only possible with the TX-SR393. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the TX-SR393. HDMI Audio Return Channel is only available on Onkyo TX-SR393. HDMI eARC is not supported by the TX-SR393 and the HK 3700. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Onkyo TX-SR393 has HDMI CEC. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Harman Kardon HK 3700. Voice control of the basic functions of the receiver is not realized in both models. There is an ECO mode in neither AV receiver. None of these units can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the TX-SR393. Only in the TX-SR393 realized a DTS:X surround technology.

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Product

Onkyo TX-SR393
Harman Kardon HK 3700

Model

TX-SR393
HK 3700

Brand

Onkyo
Harman Kardon

Reviews

17
54

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 155/6 1KHz
85/8 20Hz-20KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-130KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.07

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
vTuner

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p

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, HLG, BT.2020
has not

Additional features

Voice control

App control

Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

fluorescent
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
0/0

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
0

Coaxial digital input

1
0

Composite input

2
0

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

phones, setup mic
USB, phones

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
has not

Zone audio output

speaker
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
has not

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

445
310

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.5

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 16 x 32.8/17 x 6.3 x 12.8
44 x 12.1 x 30/17.3 x 4.7 x 11.8

Weight, kg/lbs

8.2/18.1
6/13.2
Onkyo TX-SR393
Harman Kardon HK 3700
Onkyo TX-SR393
Harman Kardon HK 3700

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.2
  • 4.8
  • 5.2Onkyo TX-SR393
  • 4.8Harman Kardon HK 3700

The Onkyo TX-SR393 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Onkyo TX-SR393 price