Yamaha CX-A5100 vs Onkyo TX-SR343 review

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Yamaha CX-A5100 vs Onkyo TX-SR343 review

Yamaha CX-A5100
vs
Onkyo TX-SR343

The Yamaha CX-A5100 vs Onkyo TX-SR343 comparison will be extremely helpful for people who want to get a great, powerful receiver with many functions.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 11.2 versus 5.1, respectively, for devices. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the CX-A5100 it is 0.06%, but for the TX-SR343 it is 0.08%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the CX-A5100 received the model ESS 9016 192 KHz/32-bit, but the TX-SR343 is equipped with TI Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit. None of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. The model CX-A5100 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection via WIFI is only possible with CX-A5100. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The CX-A5100 has access to the Spotify service.

Video features

Support for the HDR function can only boast of the CX-A5100. 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 CX-A5100 and the TX-SR343. Video scaling is only possible with the CX-A5100. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the CX-A5100.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the CX-A5100 has 8/2, and the TX-SR343 has 4/1.Yamaha CX-A5100 connectionsOnkyo TX-SR343 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the CX-A5100 and the TX-SR343. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. CX-A5100 and TX-SR343 support the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Yamaha CX-A5100. Voice control of the basic functions of the receiver is not realized in both models. There is an ECO mode in CX-A5100. The Yamaha CX-A5100 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the CX-A5100. Only in the CX-A5100 realized a DTS:X surround technology.

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General

Item

Yamaha CX-A5100
Onkyo TX-SR343

Model

CX-A5100
TX-SR343

Brand

Yamaha
Onkyo

Reviews

23
0

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/6

Output impedance, Ohm

6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS 9016 192 KHz/32-bit
TI Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP HD3, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
Theater-Dimensional, CinemaFILTER

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, JUKE
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
4/1

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
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

3
2

Coaxial digital input

3
1

Composite input

4
3

Component input/output

3/1
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
phones, AUX

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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

App control

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

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
USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

MusicCast, AV Controller
has not

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS Neo:6 Cinema, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

650
340

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 19.2 x 47.4/17 x 7.5 x 18.5
53.7 x 26.5 x 41.6/ 20.8 x 10.2 x 16.1

Weight, kg/lbs

13.5/29.8
10.5/22

Other

Release year

2015
2015
Yamaha CX-A5100
Onkyo TX-SR343
Yamaha CX-A5100
Onkyo TX-SR343

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  • 8.3Yamaha CX-A5100
  • 4.3Onkyo TX-SR343