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.
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.
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.
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.
Each receiver has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. 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.
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.
Only the TX-SR393 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the TX-SR393.
The Yamaha RX-V485BL is better receiver in this comparison. Check Yamaha RX-V485BL price