Onkyo TX-NR545 vs Onkyo TX-NR626 review

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Onkyo TX-NR545
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Amplifier

Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 7.2. Regarding power, then TX-NR545 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 100/6 1KHz when TX-NR626 has a power of 160/6 1KHz. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, Hi-Grade 384 KHz/32-bit for TX-NR545 and Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit for the TX-NR626. Both the TX-NR545 and the TX-NR626 support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. 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-NR545 can work with the audio stream from Tunein Radio, and the TX-NR626 can receive a content from TuneIn Radio, Last.fm, AUPEO, Simfy.

Video features

Only the Onkyo TX-NR545 has support for High dynamic range (HDR). Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K 60p signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The TX-NR626 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-NR545. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is not supported by these receivers.

Extensive connections

The Onkyo TX-NR545 has 6/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 6/2 HDMI connectors of the Onkyo TX-NR626.Onkyo TX-NR545 connectionsOnkyo TX-NR626 connections 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. The TX-NR626 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Each of the AV receivers from our review supports 2 Multi-room zones. A voice control is not available. An ECO mode is not present in each of the AV receivers. The setup assistant will help you configure Onkyo TX-NR545.

Multichannel surround

Only the TX-NR545 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The receivers do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.

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Common

Product

Onkyo TX-NR545
Onkyo TX-NR626

Model

TX-NR545
TX-NR626

Brand

Onkyo
Onkyo

Reviews

0
0

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/6 1KHz
160/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
5Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Hi-Grade 384 KHz/32-bit
Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

AccuEQ
Audyssey MultEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Tunein Radio
TuneIn Radio, Last.fm, AUPEO, Simfy

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPod, Android

Display

fluorescent
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/1
6/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

4
5

Component input/output

2/0
1/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

phones, setup mic, AUX
USB, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Onkyo Remote 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

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

430
600

Standby consumption, W

0.15
0.2

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

57 x 28.7 x 42.3/22.4 x 11 x 16.5
43.5 x 17.3 x 32.8/17 x 6.8 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

11.5/24.2
12.5/26.4
Onkyo TX-NR545
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AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 7.2
  • 7
  • 7.2Onkyo TX-NR545
  • 7Onkyo TX-NR626

The Onkyo TX-NR545 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Onkyo TX-NR545 price

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