The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Yamaha RX-A780 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-A780 has 7.2 versus 5.1 for Onkyo TX-SR353. Regarding power, then RX-A780 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 95/8, 160/4 when TX-SR353 has a power of 140/6. The THD is 0.06% for the RX-A780 but 0.08% for the TX-SR353.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit for RX-A780 and 192 KHz/24-bit for the TX-SR353. Only the RX-A780 supports Bi-amping feature. The Yamaha RX-A780 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the RX-A780 supports Spotify. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The RX-A780 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-SR353. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the RX-A780.
The Yamaha RX-A780 has 7/2 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 HDMI connectors of the Onkyo TX-SR353. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the RX-A780. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The RX-A780 supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.3, versus HDCP 2.2 in the TX-SR353. The RX-A780 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the RX-A780. The setup assistant will help you configure Yamaha RX-A780.
Only the RX-A780 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the RX-A780.