Yamaha RX-A3070BL vs Onkyo TX-SR373

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RX-A3070BL vs TX-SR373 comparison chart

Yamaha RX-A3070BL vs Onkyo TX-SR373 review

Yamaha RX-A3070BL
vs
Onkyo TX-SR373

The Yamaha RX-A3070BL vs Onkyo TX-SR373 comparison makes sense because it shows what devices in their segments can offer. According to the results of our review, Yamaha RX-A3070BL received 8.7 points out of 10 possible, and Onkyo TX-SR373 was rated 4.2 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2017. RX-A3070BL is more suitable as the heart of home theater system than its opponent - TX-SR373.

Main advantages Yamaha RX-A3070BL over Onkyo TX-SR373

  • More channels, namely 9, makes this receiver more profitable than its 5-channel competitor.
  • Thanks to 3 multi-room zones support, RX-A3070BL bypasses its competitor without multizone support.
  • There is Wi-Fi support.
  • The Spotify support is an exclusive advantage.
  • There is support for Apple AirPlay.
  • Surround sound ensures the availability of Dolby Atmos.
  • Object-oriented sound ensures the availability of DTS:X.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-SR373 over Yamaha RX-A3070BL

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 9 and 6, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

RX-A3070BL
9
TX-SR373
6

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Yamaha RX-A3070BL supports 9.2-channels sound, but Onkyo TX-SR373 supports a 5.1-channels configuration.

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

RX-A3070BL TX-SR373
Channels9.25.1
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm165/8135/6
Output impedance, Ohm86
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz5Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.060.06

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the RX-A3070BL 8 out of 10, and the TX-SR373 - 5.

RX-A3070BL
8
TX-SR373
5

Bi-amping is the amplification of one speaker with two amplifiers. This amplification method has a positive effect on sound quality. Bi-amping is possible only on the RX-A3070BL.

Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Yamaha RX-A3070BL has Pure Direct mode.

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.

RX-A3070BL TX-SR373
Digital to analog converter (DAC)ESS SABRE PRO 192 KHz/24-bit192 KHz/24-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationYPAOAccuEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresCompressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT, Extra Basshas not

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Yamaha RX-A3070BL scored 8, and Onkyo TX-SR373 scored 5 out of 10.

RX-A3070BL
8
TX-SR373
5

Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible only on the Yamaha RX-A3070BL.

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-A3070BL 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-A3070BL.

RX-A3070BL TX-SR373
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.

RX-A3070BL TX-SR373
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napsterhas not

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, Yamaha RX-A3070BL got 9 points, but Onkyo TX-SR373 received 6 points.

RX-A3070BL
9
TX-SR373
6

Yamaha RX-A3070BL is equipped with 8/2 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Onkyo TX-SR373 has 4/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

Connecting a vinyl player or phonograph is possible using a Phono input which is represented by mini-jack or RCA connectors. Only the RX-A3070BL has a Phono interface.

RX-A3070BL TX-SR373
HDMI input/output8/24/1
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)21
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input31
Coaxial digital input31
Composite input42
Component input/output2/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, phones, setup mic
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 RX-A3070BL were rated 10 out of 10 against the 5 for the TX-SR373.

RX-A3070BL
10
TX-SR373
5

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 only with Yamaha RX-A3070BL.

RX-A3070BL TX-SR373
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10
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.ColorDeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the RX-A3070BL got 10 points, but the TX-SR373 has 5.

RX-A3070BL
10
TX-SR373
5

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-A3070BL can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa. Only the Yamaha RX-A3070BL has the ECO mode.

RX-A3070BL TX-SR373
Voice controlAmazon Alexa
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDfluorescent
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBUSB
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.

RX-A3070BL TX-SR373
Multi-room zones3has not
Zone audio outputspeaker, preouthas not
Zone HDMI outputhas not
Multi-room controlMusicCast, AV Controllerhas not
RS-23210
Remote control input/output (IR)1/10/0
DC trigger output (12V)20

Multichannel surround

Yamaha RX-A3070BL got 8 points for the multichannel surround sound and Onkyo TX-SR373 got 5.

RX-A3070BL
8
TX-SR373
5

Dolby Atmos' particularity is that this is the object-oriented sound format, that is, each audio signal object is independently sounded and connected to its spatial position. Yamaha RX-A3070BL can create 3D sound due to the Dolby Atmos support.

DTS:X is an algorithm used by the processor to create sound scenes, where sounds connected directly to objects rather than channels, and to determine the optimum sound output distribution in space. Surround sound with DTS:X is available only on the RX-A3070BL.

RX-A3070BL TX-SR373
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS Neo:6 Cinema, DTS Neo:6 Music, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESSDTS 96/24, DTS-HD
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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