Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Onkyo TX-SR353 review

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Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Onkyo TX-SR353 review

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
vs
Onkyo TX-SR353

The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Onkyo TX-SR353 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 has 9.2 versus 5.1 for Onkyo TX-SR353. Regarding power, then AVENTAGE RX-A3080 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 150/8, 230/4 when TX-SR353 has a power of 140/6. The THD is 0.06% for the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 but 0.08% for the TX-SR353.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bit for AVENTAGE RX-A3080 and 192 KHz/24-bit for the TX-SR353. Only the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 supports Bi-amping feature. The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 supports Spotify. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The AVENTAGE RX-A3080 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-SR353. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the AVENTAGE RX-A3080.

Extensive connections

The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 has 7/3 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 HDMI connectors of the Onkyo TX-SR353.Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 connectionsOnkyo TX-SR353 connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the AVENTAGE RX-A3080. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The AVENTAGE RX-A3080 supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.3, versus HDCP 2.2 in the TX-SR353. The AVENTAGE RX-A3080 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the AVENTAGE RX-A3080. The setup assistant will help you configure Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080.

Multichannel surround

Only the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the AVENTAGE RX-A3080.

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General

Item

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Onkyo TX-SR353

Model

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
TX-SR353

Brand

Yamaha
Onkyo

Reviews

48
59

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

150/8, 230/4
140/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 4
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
has not

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/3
4/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

3
1

Coaxial digital input

3
1

Composite input

4
2

Component input/output

2/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

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

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, 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
has not

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround
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

490
210

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.45

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
43.5 x 16.8 x 32.6/17 x 6.2 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

19.6/43.2
8/17

Other

Release year

2018
2016
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Onkyo TX-SR353
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Onkyo TX-SR353

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  • 8.7
  • 4
  • 8.7Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
  • 4Onkyo TX-SR353