Onkyo TX-SR353 vs Pioneer Elite SC-99 review

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Onkyo TX-SR353 vs Pioneer Elite SC-99 review

Onkyo TX-SR353
vs
Pioneer Elite SC-99

It makes sense comparing Onkyo TX-SR353 vs Pioneer Elite SC-99 because they both are able to give some premium features.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Onkyo TX-SR353 has 5.1 versus 9.2 for Pioneer Elite SC-99. Regarding power, then TX-SR353 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 140/6 when Elite SC-99 has a power of 140/8, 200/6, 255/4. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 192 KHz/24-bit for TX-SR353 and ESS SABRE 192 KHz/32-bit for the Elite SC-99. Only the Elite SC-99 supports Bi-amping feature. The Pioneer Elite SC-99 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the Elite SC-99 supports Spotify.

Video features

Only the Pioneer Elite SC-99 has support for High dynamic range (HDR). HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The Elite SC-99 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-SR353. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is not supported by these receivers.

Extensive connections

The Onkyo TX-SR353 has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/3 HDMI connectors of the Pioneer Elite SC-99.Onkyo TX-SR353 connectionsPioneer Elite SC-99 connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. Of the two receivers in our comparison, HDMI CEC is present in only the TX-SR353. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. The Elite SC-99 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. A voice control is not available. An ECO mode is only available for the Elite SC-99. The setup assistant will help you configure Pioneer Elite SC-99.

Multichannel surround

Only the Elite SC-99 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The receivers do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.

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General

Item

Onkyo TX-SR353
Pioneer Elite SC-99

Model

TX-SR353
Elite SC-99

Brand

Onkyo
Pioneer

Reviews

59
0

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

140/6
140/8, 200/6, 255/4

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8, 6, 4

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

AccuEQ
MCACC Pro

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

has not
Advanced Sound Retriever

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

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
8/3

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)

1
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

2
3

Component input/output

0/0
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color
x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac, Android

Display

fluorescent
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
IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
3

Zone audio output

has not
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
iControlAV5, AMX, Control4, Crestron

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
2/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
2

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-EXPRESS
has not

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

210
370

Standby consumption, W

0.45
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 16.8 x 32.6/17 x 6.2 x 12.6
43.5 x 18.5 x 44.1/17 x 7 x 17.3

Weight, kg/lbs

8/17
17.6/38.7

Other

Release year

2016
2015
Onkyo TX-SR353
Pioneer Elite SC-99
Onkyo TX-SR353
Pioneer Elite SC-99

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

  • better
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  • 4
  • 9.5
  • 4Onkyo TX-SR353
  • 9.5Pioneer Elite SC-99