Onkyo TX-8020 vs Onkyo TX-8270 review

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Onkyo TX-8020 vs Onkyo TX-8270 review

Onkyo TX-8020
vs
Onkyo TX-8270

Onkyo TX-8020 vs Onkyo TX-8270 – that is a question.

Amplifier

AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the TX-8020 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 90/6, while the TX-8270 has a power of 160/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the TX-8020 it is 0.03%, but for the TX-8270 it is 0.08%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the TX-8020 received the model 192 KHz/24-bit, but the TX-8270 is equipped with AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit. None of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Onkyo TX-8020 and Onkyo TX-8270 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. None of the AV receivers have an auto speaker calibration support. There is a Bluetooth protocol at the TX-8270. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay. The TX-8270 has access to the Spotify service.

Video features

Support for the HDR function can only boast of the TX-8270. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is not possible with these models. None of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the TX-8270. HDMI Audio Return Channel is only available on Onkyo TX-8270. HDMI eARC is not supported by the TX-8020 and the TX-8270. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Onkyo TX-8270 has HDMI CEC. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. Voice control of the basic functions of the receiver is not realized in both models. There is an ECO mode in neither AV receiver. The Onkyo TX-8270 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Generally no support for a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A DTS:X surround technology is not supported by devices from our comparison.

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General

Item

Onkyo TX-8020
Onkyo TX-8270

Model

TX-8020
TX-8270

Brand

Onkyo
Onkyo

Reviews

738
119

Amplifier

Channels

2.0
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

90/6
160/6

Output impedance, Ohm

6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.03
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

WRAT
Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

0
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

0/0
4/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

1
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

0
2

Coaxial digital input

0
1

Composite input

0
0

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

phones
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
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPod
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
FM, DAB

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
2

Zone audio output

has not
preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
FlareConnect

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

has not
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
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

180
260

Standby consumption, W

0.15
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15 x 32.8/ 17 x 6.5 x 13
43.5 x 14.9 x 32.8/17 x 5.5 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

9.6/19.8
8.6/19.4

Other

Release year

2013
2017
Onkyo TX-8020
Onkyo TX-8270
Onkyo TX-8020
Onkyo TX-8270

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.2
  • 6.2
  • 4.2Onkyo TX-8020
  • 6.2Onkyo TX-8270

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