Onkyo TX-SR494 vs Yamaha RX-A2070

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TX-SR494 vs RX-A2070 comparison chart

Onkyo TX-SR494 vs Yamaha RX-A2070 review

Onkyo TX-SR494
vs
Yamaha RX-A2070

Let's compare Onkyo TX-SR494 versus Yamaha RX-A2070 for an overview of all their pros and cons. According to the results of our review, Onkyo TX-SR494 received 5.5 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha RX-A2070 was rated 8.5 points. The release date of TX-SR494 is 2019, and RX-A2070 is 2017. And as a result of the comparison, RX-A2070 seems to be a better option for the role of a home theater center than TX-SR494.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-SR494 over Yamaha RX-A2070

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Yamaha RX-A2070 over Onkyo TX-SR494

  • More channels, namely 9, makes this receiver more profitable than its 7-channel competitor.
  • Both receivers have a multi-room zone function, but RX-A2070 has 3 zones vs 2 on its competitor.
  • There is Wi-Fi support.
  • The Spotify support is an exclusive advantage.
  • There is support for Apple AirPlay.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 7 and 9, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

TX-SR494
7
RX-A2070
9

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Onkyo TX-SR494 supports 7.2-channels sound, but Yamaha RX-A2070 supports a 9.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced.

TX-SR494 RX-A2070
Channels7.29.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm135/6140/8
Output impedance, Ohm68
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-SR494 9 out of 10, and the RX-A2070 - 8.

TX-SR494
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-SR494 RX-A2070
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AKM 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, Hi-Res audioCINEMA 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-SR494 scored 5, and Yamaha RX-A2070 scored 9 out of 10.

TX-SR494
5
RX-A2070
9

Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible on the Yamaha RX-A2070.

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

Wired internet connection via RJ45 allows receiver faster connection than wireless or even use NAS storages. Wired connection via RJ45 is possible in the RX-A2070 only.

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-SR494 RX-A2070
Wi-Fi
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)1
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-SR494 RX-A2070
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming serviceshas notDeezer, 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, Onkyo TX-SR494 got 6 points, but Yamaha RX-A2070 received 8 points.

TX-SR494
6
RX-A2070
8

Onkyo TX-SR494 is equipped with 4/1 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-SR494 in the HDCP 2.2 version, and Yamaha RX-A2070 has the HDCP 2.3 version.

Connecting a vinyl player or phonograph is possible using a Phono input which is represented by mini-jack or RCA connectors. Only the RX-A2070 has a Phono interface.

TX-SR494 RX-A2070
HDMI input/output4/18/2
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 input04
Component input/output0/02/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phonesUSB, 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-SR494 were rated 6 out of 10 against the 9 for the RX-A2070.

TX-SR494
6
RX-A2070
9

Most of the AV receivers have a video scaling function, it is the process of reformatting the video signal to a higher resolution without losing the quality of the image. Upscaling the video signal resolution is possible with Yamaha RX-A2070.

TX-SR494 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 conversion
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-SR494 got 6 points, but the RX-A2070 has 10.

TX-SR494
6
RX-A2070
10

Voice control allows you to control the basic functions of the receiver through a smartphone, smart speaker or using the microphone that comes with the kit. The RX-A2070 can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa. Yamaha RX-A2070 has the ECO mode.

TX-SR494 RX-A2070
Voice controlAmazon 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 updateUSBnetwork, USB
Other additional featureshas nothas 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-SR494 RX-A2070
Multi-room zones23
Zone audio outputspeakerspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlhas notMusicCast
RS-23201
Remote control input/output (IR)0/01/1
DC trigger output (12V)02

Multichannel surround

For the ability to create multichannel surround sound, each of the receivers received 7 points out of 10.

TX-SR494
7
RX-A2070
7

TX-SR494 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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