The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 vs Onkyo TX-SR353 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 has 7.2 versus 5.1 for Onkyo TX-SR353. Regarding power, then AVENTAGE RX-A680 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 115/8, 145/6 when TX-SR353 has a power of 140/6. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit for AVENTAGE RX-A680 and 192 KHz/24-bit for the TX-SR353. Only the AVENTAGE RX-A680 supports Bi-amping feature. The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 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-A680 supports Spotify. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The AVENTAGE RX-A680 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-SR353. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the AVENTAGE RX-A680.
Each receiver has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the AVENTAGE RX-A680. 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-A680 supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.3, versus HDCP 2.2 in the TX-SR353. Receivers do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the AVENTAGE RX-A680. The setup assistant will help you configure Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680.
Only the AVENTAGE RX-A680 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the AVENTAGE RX-A680.