Onkyo TX-SR383 vs Yamaha RX-A870BL

If you click a link on this page and make a purchase, we may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

TX-SR383 vs RX-A870BL comparison chart

Onkyo TX-SR383 vs Yamaha RX-A870BL review

Onkyo TX-SR383
vs
Yamaha RX-A870BL

To get informed with the specs of the receivers, we suggest you read the Onkyo TX-SR383 and Yamaha RX-A870BL review. According to the results of our review, Onkyo TX-SR383 received 4.8 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha RX-A870BL was rated 8.3 points. The release date of TX-SR383 is 2018, and RX-A870BL is 2017. This review shows us that the RX-A870BL is a better choice as a home AV receiver than the TX-SR383.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-SR383 over Yamaha RX-A870BL

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Yamaha RX-A870BL over Onkyo TX-SR383

  • 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.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 7 and 8, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

TX-SR383
7
RX-A870BL
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 7.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. In terms of RMS power, the models have the same characteristics - 100/8, 135/6/8 W/Ohm.

TX-SR383 RX-A870BL
Channels7.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm100/8, 135/6100/8
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68
Frequency response5Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.090.06

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the TX-SR383 6 out of 10, and the RX-A870BL - 8.

TX-SR383
6
RX-A870BL
8

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 on the RX-A870BL.

Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Yamaha RX-A870BL 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.

TX-SR383 RX-A870BL
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/24-bitBurr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQYPAO
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAdvanced Music OptimizerCINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT, Extra Bass

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Onkyo TX-SR383 scored 6, and Yamaha RX-A870BL scored 8 out of 10.

TX-SR383
6
RX-A870BL
8

Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible on the Yamaha RX-A870BL.

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-A870BL.

TX-SR383 RX-A870BL
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-SR383 RX-A870BL
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-SR383 got 6 points, but Yamaha RX-A870BL received 9 points.

TX-SR383
6
RX-A870BL
9

Onkyo TX-SR383 is equipped with 4/1 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Yamaha RX-A870BL has 8/2 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-A870BL has a Phono interface.

TX-SR383 RX-A870BL
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 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input12
Coaxial digital input12
Composite input21
Component input/output0/01/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, setup micUSB, 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-SR383 were rated 6 out of 10 against the 10 for the RX-A870BL.

TX-SR383
6
RX-A870BL
10

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-A870BL.

TX-SR383 RX-A870BL
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.Color, BT.2020, HLGDeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the TX-SR383 got 4 points, but the RX-A870BL has 10.

TX-SR383
4
RX-A870BL
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-A870BL can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa. Yamaha RX-A870BL has the ECO mode.

TX-SR383 RX-A870BL
Voice controlAmazon Alexa
App controliPhone, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displayfluorescentcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
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-SR383 RX-A870BL
Multi-room zones22
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)01

Multichannel surround

Onkyo TX-SR383 got 5 points for the multichannel surround sound and Yamaha RX-A870BL got 7.

TX-SR383
5
RX-A870BL
7

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-A870BL 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 on the RX-A870BL.

TX-SR383 RX-A870BL
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Pro LogicDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)has notDTS-EXPRESS, DTS Neo:6 Cinema, DTS Neo:6 Music
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
Add another receiver to comparison
We didn't find anything to show here