The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Yamaha RX-A1060BL 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 RX-A1060BL has 7.2 versus 5.1 for Onkyo TX-SR353. Regarding power, then RX-A1060BL has such a W/Ohm ratio - 110/8 when TX-SR353 has a power of 140/6. The THD is 0.06% for the RX-A1060BL but 0.08% for the TX-SR353.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, ESS 192 KHz/24-bit for RX-A1060BL and 192 KHz/24-bit for the TX-SR353. Only the RX-A1060BL supports Bi-amping feature. The Yamaha RX-A1060BL can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Only the Yamaha RX-A1060BL can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the RX-A1060BL supports Spotify. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The RX-A1060BL can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-SR353. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the RX-A1060BL.
The Yamaha RX-A1060BL has 8/3 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 HDMI connectors of the Onkyo TX-SR353. 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 only in the TX-SR353. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. The RX-A1060BL 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 RX-A1060BL. Unfortunately, the setup assistant is not available in each of the models.
Only the RX-A1060BL has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the RX-A1060BL.