Onkyo TX-NR555 vs Yamaha CX-A5200 – that is a question.
The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 11.2, respectively, for devices. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the TX-NR555 it is 0.08%, but for the CX-A5200 it is 0.06%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the TX-NR555 received the model Hi-Grade 384 KHz/32-bit, but the CX-A5200 is equipped with ESS SABRE PRO (ES9026) 384 KHz/32-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Onkyo TX-NR555. Both Onkyo TX-NR555 and Yamaha CX-A5200 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
These units have the same Wi-Fi modules. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The contenders have differences in the supported services from Apple - AirPlay versus AirPlay, AirPlay 2 respectively. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Onkyo TX-NR555 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, but the Yamaha CX-A5200 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz. 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-NR555 and the CX-A5200. Video scaling is only possible with the CX-A5200. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the CX-A5200.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the TX-NR555 has 6/1, and the CX-A5200 has 7/3. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the TX-NR555 and the CX-A5200. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. TX-NR555 and CX-A5200 support the standard HDCP 2.2. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Unlike the TX-NR555 where 2 Multi zones is provided, the CX-A5200 works with 3 Multi zones. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Yamaha CX-A5200 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.