Onkyo TX-NR797 vs Yamaha RX-A2070

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TX-NR797 vs RX-A2070 comparison chart

Onkyo TX-NR797 vs Yamaha RX-A2070 review

Onkyo TX-NR797
vs
Yamaha RX-A2070

Let's compare Onkyo TX-NR797 versus Yamaha RX-A2070 for an overview of all their pros and cons. We estimated the compared receivers and both received a 8.5 out of 10 points. The release date of TX-NR797 is 2019, and RX-A2070 is 2017.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-NR797 over Yamaha RX-A2070

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Main advantages Yamaha RX-A2070 over Onkyo TX-NR797

  • 140/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 100/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 9 points out of 10.

TX-NR797
9
RX-A2070
9

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 9.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. The differences between the models in terms of RMS power are significant - for the RX-A2070 this value is 140/8 W/Ohm, and for the TX-NR797 it is 100/8 W/Ohm.

TX-NR797 RX-A2070
Channels9.29.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm100/8, 220/6140/8
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.06

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the TX-NR797 9 out of 10, and the RX-A2070 - 8.

TX-NR797
9
RX-A2070
8

Most receivers now come with a microphone included. It is with the help of this microphone that the auto-calibration system functions, which adjusts the sound of the receiver to the room.

TX-NR797 RX-A2070
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AK4458 384 KHz/32-bitESS 192 KHz/24-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAccuEQYPAO
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAdvanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio, Dynamic Audio AmplificationCINEMA DSP HD3, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT, Extra Bass, High-resolution Music Enhancer

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Onkyo TX-NR797 scored 8, and Yamaha RX-A2070 scored 9 out of 10.

TX-NR797
8
RX-A2070
9

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.

DLNA is the perfect way to use your local cloud storage to stream movies and music directly to a TV. You can use the DLNA protocol only with Yamaha RX-A2070.

TX-NR797 RX-A2070
Wi-Fi
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)11
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.

TX-NR797 RX-A2070
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn RadioDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM

Extensive connections

The presence of many connectors makes the receiver more versatile. But there are also narrowly targeted models, the number of connectors which are limited to a certain area of use. And when choosing their own receiver, users need to consider exactly your goals for using the receiver. For extensive connection, both receivers got 8 points on our 10-point scale.

TX-NR797
8
RX-A2070
8

Onkyo TX-NR797 is equipped with 7/2 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Yamaha RX-A2070 has 8/2 HDMI inputs and outputs.

The HDCP encryption protocol is now mandatory for most media devices. This security technology encrypts digital signals from one product to another. HDCP content-encryption protocol is present on Onkyo TX-NR797 in the HDCP 2.2 version, and Yamaha RX-A2070 has the HDCP 2.3 version.

TX-NR797 RX-A2070
HDMI input/output7/28/2
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.3
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input13
Coaxial digital input13
Composite input24
Component input/output1/02/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsHDMI, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

The AV receiver is the heart of the home theater. And in this case, support for all current video formats ensures the best user experience, so it is very important to consider this when choosing a device. Video features of the TX-NR797 were rated 8 out of 10 against the 9 for the RX-A2070.

TX-NR797
8
RX-A2070
9

TX-NR797 RX-A2070
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversionanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresDeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the TX-NR797 got 9 points, but the RX-A2070 has 10.

TX-NR797
9
RX-A2070
10

Yamaha RX-A2070 has the ECO mode.

TX-NR797 RX-A2070
Voice controlGoogle AssistantAmazon Alexa
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displayfluorescentcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM, DAB
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featuresIP Controlhas not

Multi-room

As the center of a home media system, each multichannel receiver has an additional set of terminals for connecting the second set of speakers to create additional audio space in Zone 2 or even Zone 3 where audio can have the separate source.

TX-NR797 RX-A2070
Multi-room zones33
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlFlareConnectMusicCast
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/01/1
DC trigger output (12V)12

Multichannel surround

Onkyo TX-NR797 got 8 points for the multichannel surround sound and Yamaha RX-A2070 got 7.

TX-NR797
8
RX-A2070
7

IMAX Enhanced is a licensing and certification program under which home theater devices deliver crisp 4K HDR pictures and powerful sound as it was designed by the IMAX engineers. Only the TX-NR797 licensed by IMAX.

TX-NR797 RX-A2070
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height VirtualizationDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESSDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Neo:6
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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