Onkyo TX-NR555 vs Sony STR-DN1040 review

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Onkyo TX-NR555 vs Sony STR-DN1040 review

Onkyo TX-NR555
vs
Sony STR-DN1040

What is better - Onkyo TX-NR555 vs Sony STR-DN1040?

Amplifier

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 STR-DN1040 has a power of 100/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the TX-NR555 it is 0.08%, but for the STR-DN1040 it is 0.09%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the TX-NR555 received the model Hi-Grade 384 KHz/32-bit, but the STR-DN1040 is equipped with 96 KHz/24-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Onkyo TX-NR555 and Sony STR-DN1040 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. The TX-NR555 has access to the Spotify service.

Video features

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 STR-DN1040. Video scaling is only possible with the STR-DN1040. Review participants do not have the Dolby Vision feature.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the TX-NR555 has 6/1, and the STR-DN1040 has 8/2.Onkyo TX-NR555 connectionsSony STR-DN1040 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the TX-NR555 and the STR-DN1040. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. TX-NR555 and STR-DN1040 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.

Additional features

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 TX-NR555. The Sony STR-DN1040 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the TX-NR555. Only in the TX-NR555 realized a DTS:X surround technology.

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General

Item

Onkyo TX-NR555
Sony STR-DN1040

Model

TX-NR555
STR-DN1040

Brand

Onkyo
Sony

Reviews

82
342

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

130/6
100/6

Output impedance, Ohm

6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Hi-Grade 384 KHz/32-bit
96 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

AccuEQ
DCAC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Double Bass Function, CinemaFILTER
has not

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/1
8/2

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
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

2/0
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

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
has not

Additional features

Voice control

App control

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

Display

colour OSD
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

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

FlareConnect
has not

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

has not
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby EX

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

460
240

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.3

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 17.3 x 37.8/17 x 6.7 x 14.5
43 x 17.2 x 32.9/17 x 6.7 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

9.4/20.7
10/22

Other

Release year

2016
2013
Onkyo TX-NR555
Sony STR-DN1040
Onkyo TX-NR555
Sony STR-DN1040

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 7
  • 6.1
  • 7Onkyo TX-NR555
  • 6.1Sony STR-DN1040