What is better - Onkyo TX-NR555 vs Yamaha RX-V579BL?
AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the TX-NR555 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 130/6, while the RX-V579BL has a power of 115/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the TX-NR555 it is 0.08%, but for the RX-V579BL it is 0.09%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the TX-NR555 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-NR555 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-NR555 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, but the Yamaha RX-V579BL works with Pandora, Napster, JUKE.
Support for the HDR function can only boast of the TX-NR555. 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 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-NR555 and the RX-V579BL. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. TX-NR555 and RX-V579BL support the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Onkyo TX-NR555.
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 either AV receiver. The Yamaha RX-V579BL can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the TX-NR555. Only in the TX-NR555 realized a DTS:X surround technology.