Onkyo TX-SR393 vs Yamaha RX-V485BL review

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Onkyo TX-SR393 vs Yamaha RX-V485BL review

Onkyo TX-SR393
vs
Yamaha RX-V485BL

The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Onkyo TX-SR393 vs Yamaha RX-V485BL that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Onkyo TX-SR393 has 5.2 versus 5.1 for Yamaha RX-V485BL. Regarding power, then TX-SR393 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/8, 155/6 when RX-V485BL has a power of 80/6. The THD is 0.08% for the TX-SR393 but 0.09% for the RX-V485BL.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AKM 384 KHz/32-bit for TX-SR393 and Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit for the RX-V485BL. Only the RX-V485BL supports Bi-amping feature. The Yamaha RX-V485BL can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the RX-V485BL supports Spotify.

Video features

Both AV receivers support HDR10 technology (High dynamic range). Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/60Hz signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. Both rivals can scale the resolution of the incoming HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.

Extensive connections

Each receiver has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs.Onkyo TX-SR393 connectionsYamaha RX-V485BL connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the RX-V485BL. 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. Receivers do not have 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-V485BL. The setup assistant will help you configure Yamaha RX-V485BL.

Multichannel surround

Only the TX-SR393 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the TX-SR393.

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General

Item

Onkyo TX-SR393
Yamaha RX-V485BL

Model

TX-SR393
RX-V485BL

Brand

Onkyo
Yamaha

Reviews

17
331

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8, 155/6
80/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AKM 384 KHz/32-bit
Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

AccuEQ
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

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

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

has not
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
4/1

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
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

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, HLG, BT.2020
BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Google Assistant

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
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker
speaker

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

has not
MusicCast

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

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

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

445
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 16 x 32.8/17 x 6.3 x 12.8
43.5 x 23.4 x 32.7/ 17 x 9 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

8.2/18.1
7.8/17.2

Other

Release year

2019
2018
Onkyo TX-SR393
Yamaha RX-V485BL
Onkyo TX-SR393
Yamaha RX-V485BL

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.2
  • 6.6
  • 5.2Onkyo TX-SR393
  • 6.6Yamaha RX-V485BL

The Yamaha RX-V485BL is better receiver in this comparison. Check Yamaha RX-V485BL price