Onkyo TX-SR494 vs Yamaha RX-A1070BL review

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Amplifier

Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 7.2. Regarding power, then TX-SR494 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 135/6 1KHz when RX-A1070BL has a power of 110/8 20Hz-20KHz. The THD is 0.08% for the TX-SR494 but 0.06% for the RX-A1070BL.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AKM 384 KHz/32-bit for TX-SR494 and ESS 192 KHz/24-bit for the RX-A1070BL. Both the TX-SR494 and the RX-A1070BL support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Only the Yamaha RX-A1070BL can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the RX-A1070BL supports Spotify. Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K 60p signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The RX-A1070BL can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-SR494. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the RX-A1070BL.

Extensive connections

The Onkyo TX-SR494 has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/2 HDMI connectors of the Yamaha RX-A1070BL.Onkyo TX-SR494 connectionsYamaha RX-A1070BL connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. The RX-A1070BL has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Each of the AV receivers from our review supports 2 Multi-room zones. An ECO mode is only available for the RX-A1070BL. Both TX-SR494 and RX-A1070BL can be configured using the Setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.

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Common

Product

Onkyo TX-SR494
Yamaha RX-A1070BL

Model

TX-SR494
RX-A1070BL

Brand

Onkyo
Yamaha

Reviews

148
0

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

135/6 1KHz
110/8 20Hz-20KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

AccuEQ
YPAO

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)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

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

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

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, 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
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
8/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
3

Coaxial digital input

1
3

Composite input

0
3

Component input/output

0/0
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

has not
MusicCast, AV Controller

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

490
450

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 16.1 x 32.7/17 x 6.3 x 12.6
43.5 x 24.7 x 44/17 x 9.4 x 17.2

Weight, kg/lbs

8.2/18.1
14.9/32.8
Onkyo TX-SR494
Yamaha RX-A1070BL
Onkyo TX-SR494
Yamaha RX-A1070BL

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 5.5
  • 8.3
  • 5.5Onkyo TX-SR494
  • 8.3Yamaha RX-A1070BL

The Yamaha RX-A1070BL is better receiver in this comparison. Check Yamaha RX-A1070BL price