The Onkyo TX-SR343 vs Yamaha RX-A1050 comparison will be extremely helpful for people who want to get a great, powerful receiver with many functions.
The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.1 versus 7.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the TX-SR343 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 100/6, while the RX-A1050 has a power of 120/8. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the TX-SR343 it is 0.08%, but for the RX-A1050 it is 0.06%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the TX-SR343 received the model TI Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit, but the RX-A1050 is equipped with ESS SABRE 192 KHz/24-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Yamaha RX-A1050. The model RX-A1050 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Wireless Internet connection via WIFI is only possible with RX-A1050. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The RX-A1050 has access to the Spotify service.
Support for the HDR function can only boast of the RX-A1050. 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-SR343 and the RX-A1050. Video scaling is only possible with the RX-A1050. Review participants do not have the Dolby Vision feature.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the TX-SR343 has 4/1, and the RX-A1050 has 8/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the TX-SR343 and the RX-A1050. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. TX-SR343 and RX-A1050 support the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Yamaha RX-A1050. There is an ECO mode in RX-A1050. The Yamaha RX-A1050 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the RX-A1050. A DTS:X surround technology is not supported by devices from our comparison.