Denon HEOS AVR vs Onkyo TX-8020 review

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Denon HEOS AVR vs Onkyo TX-8020 review

Denon HEOS AVR
vs
Onkyo TX-8020

It makes sense comparing Denon HEOS AVR 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 HEOS AVR has 5.1 versus 2.0 for Onkyo TX-8020. Regarding power, then HEOS AVR has such a W/Ohm ratio - 50/8, 65/6 when TX-8020 has a power of 90/6. The THD is 0.05% for the HEOS AVR but 0.03% for the TX-8020. None of the models support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. None of the competitors supports Auto speaker calibration.

Connectivity

Only the Denon HEOS AVR can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the HEOS AVR has Bluetooth support. Only the HEOS AVR supports Spotify.

Video features

HDR is not available on each model. Only the HEOS AVR provides HDMI signal transmission in standby mode. Both competitors are not able to scale the HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is not supported by these receivers. Only the HEOS AVR 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 in only the HEOS AVR. The TX-8020 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is not present in each of the AV receivers. Unfortunately, the setup assistant is not available in each of the models.

Multichannel surround

None of the rivals equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The receivers do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.

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General

Item

Denon HEOS AVR
Onkyo TX-8020

Model

HEOS AVR
TX-8020

Brand

Denon
Onkyo

Reviews

15
738

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

50/8, 65/6
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/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

has not
WRAT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
0

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
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)

1
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
0

Coaxial digital input

1
0

Composite input

0
0

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

phones

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

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 scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

has not
has not

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPod

Display

colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
has not

Zone audio output

has not
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not
has not

Multi-room control

HEOS App
has not

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Pro Logic
has not

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

110
180

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 7.6 x 27.9/17.1 x 3.6 x 11
43.5 x 15 x 32.8/ 17 x 6.5 x 13

Weight, kg/lbs

5.9/13/2
9.6/19.8

Other

Release year

2017
2013
Denon HEOS AVR
Onkyo TX-8020
Denon HEOS AVR
Onkyo TX-8020

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 4.8
  • 4.2
  • 4.8Denon HEOS AVR
  • 4.2Onkyo TX-8020

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