What is better - Onkyo TX-NR545 vs Yamaha RX-V579BL?
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-V579BL has a power of 115/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the TX-NR545 it is 0.08%, but for the RX-V579BL it is 0.09%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the TX-NR545 received the model Hi-Grade 384 KHz/32-bit, but the RX-V579BL is equipped with Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Onkyo TX-NR545 and Yamaha RX-V579BL 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-V579BL works with Pandora, Napster, JUKE.
Support for the HDR function can only boast of the TX-NR545. 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-V579BL. None of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Review participants do not have the Dolby Vision feature.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs is the same - 6/1. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the TX-NR545 and the RX-V579BL. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. TX-NR545 and RX-V579BL support the standard HDCP 2.2. Unlike most receivers, our models do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Ability to create 2 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. Voice control of the basic functions of the receiver is not realized in both models. There is an ECO mode in RX-V579BL. The Onkyo TX-NR545 and the Yamaha RX-V579BL can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the TX-NR545. A DTS:X surround technology is not supported by devices from our comparison.