The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Onkyo TX-8020 vs Integra DTM-7 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.
Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 2.0. Regarding power, then TX-8020 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 90/6 when DTM-7 has a power of 100/8. The THD is 0.03% for the TX-8020 but 0.08% for the DTM-7.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 192 KHz/24-bit for TX-8020 and AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit for the DTM-7. None of the models support Bi-amping. The Onkyo TX-8020 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. None of the competitors supports Auto speaker calibration. Only the DTM-7 has Bluetooth support. The Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay. Only the DTM-7 supports Spotify. Only the DTM-7 provides HDMI signal transmission in standby mode. Both competitors are not able to scale the HDMI signal. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the DTM-7. Only the DTM-7 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. Of the two receivers in our comparison, HDMI CEC is present only in the DTM-7. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is not present in each of the AV receivers. The setup assistant will help you configure Integra DTM-7.
None of the rivals equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The receivers do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.
The Integra DTM-7 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Integra DTM-7 price