Denon AVR-X6500H vs Onkyo TX-8020 review

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Rating 5 5

AV receivers comparison chart

Overall
Denon AVR-X6500H
9.4
Onkyo TX-8020
4.2
10
6
10
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10
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Denon AVR-X6500H vs Onkyo TX-8020 review

Denon AVR-X6500H
vs
Onkyo TX-8020

It makes sense comparing Denon AVR-X6500H vs Onkyo TX-8020 because they both are able to give some premium features.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon AVR-X6500H has 11.2 versus 2.0 for Onkyo TX-8020. Regarding power, then AVR-X6500H has such a W/Ohm ratio - 140/8, 175/6 when TX-8020 has a power of 90/6. The THD is 0.05% for the AVR-X6500H but 0.03% for the TX-8020.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 192 KHz/32-bit for AVR-X6500H and 192 KHz/24-bit for the TX-8020. Only the AVR-X6500H supports Bi-amping feature. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Only the Denon AVR-X6500H can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the AVR-X6500H has Bluetooth support. The Denon AVR-X6500H has support for AirPlay, AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay. Only the AVR-X6500H supports Spotify. Only the AVR-X6500H provides HDMI signal transmission in standby mode. The AVR-X6500H can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-8020. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the AVR-X6500H. Only the AVR-X6500H supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The HDMI eARC is available only on the AVR-X6500H. Of the two receivers in our comparison, HDMI CEC is present in only the AVR-X6500H. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the AVR-X6500H. The setup assistant will help you configure Denon AVR-X6500H.

Multichannel surround

Only the AVR-X6500H has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the AVR-X6500H.

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General

Item

Denon AVR-X6500H
Onkyo TX-8020

Model

AVR-X6500H
TX-8020

Brand

Denon
Onkyo

Reviews

54
738

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

140/8, 175/6
90/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.03

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/24-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
WRAT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
0

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, Mood Mix
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
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

2
0

Coaxial digital input

2
0

Composite input

4
0

Component input/output

2/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
phones

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

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

HLG, BT.2020
has not

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
iPhone, iPod

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

HEOS App
has not

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/0

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
has not

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

750
180

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15.2 x 38/17 x 6.7 x 14.9
43.5 x 15 x 32.8/ 17 x 6.5 x 13

Weight, kg/lbs

14.5/32
9.6/19.8

Other

Release year

2018
2013
Denon AVR-X6500H
Onkyo TX-8020
Denon AVR-X6500H
Onkyo TX-8020

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 9.4
  • 4.2
  • 9.4Denon AVR-X6500H
  • 4.2Onkyo TX-8020

The Denon AVR-X6500H is better receiver in this comparison. Check Denon AVR-X6500H price