The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Onkyo TX-8270 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-8270 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 160/6 when DTM-7 has a power of 100/8. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.
Competitors' digital to analog converter (DAC) is identical to AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit. None of the models support Bi-amping. The Onkyo TX-8270 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. None of the competitors supports Auto speaker calibration.
WI-FI modules have the same characteristics: 2.4/5GHz. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The TX-8270 can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio, and the DTM-7 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio. Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/60Hz signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. Only the DTM-7 provides HDMI signal transmission in standby mode. Both competitors are not able to scale the 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. Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. 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. These compared receivers 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 not present in each of the AV receivers. Both TX-8270 and DTM-7 can be configured using the Setup assistant.
None of the rivals equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The receivers do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.