The Onkyo TX-NR545 vs Yamaha RX-A1050 comparison will be extremely helpful for people who want to get a great, powerful receiver with many functions.
AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the TX-NR545 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 100/6, while the RX-A1050 has a power of 120/8. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the TX-NR545 it is 0.08%, but for the RX-A1050 it is 0.06%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the TX-NR545 received the model Hi-Grade 384 KHz/32-bit, but the RX-A1050 is equipped with ESS SABRE 192 KHz/24-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Onkyo TX-NR545 and Yamaha RX-A1050 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Onkyo TX-NR545 works with Tunein Radio, but the Yamaha RX-A1050 works with Pandora, Napster, JUKE, Rhapsody.
Support for the HDR function can only boast of each of the AV receivers. The quality of 4K/60Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the TX-NR545 and the RX-A1050. Video scaling is only possible with the RX-A1050. Review participants do not have the Dolby Vision feature.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the TX-NR545 has 6/1, and the RX-A1050 has 8/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the TX-NR545 and the RX-A1050. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. TX-NR545 and RX-A1050 support the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Yamaha RX-A1050.
Unlike the TX-NR545 where 2 Multi zones is provided, the RX-A1050 works with 3 Multi zones. There is an ECO mode in RX-A1050. The Onkyo TX-NR545 and the Yamaha RX-A1050 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is not supported by devices from our comparison.