Cambridge Audio AXR100 vs Onkyo TX-8260

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Rating 5 5

AXR100 vs TX-8260 comparison chart

Overall
Cambridge Audio AXR100
5.6
Onkyo TX-8260
6
7
7

Cambridge Audio AXR100 vs Onkyo TX-8260 review

Cambridge Audio AXR100
vs
Onkyo TX-8260

An overview of Cambridge Audio AXR100 and Onkyo TX-8260 will help us understand the many features that the devices are equipped with. According to the results of our review, Cambridge Audio AXR100 received 5.6 points out of 10 possible, and Onkyo TX-8260 was rated 6 points. The release date of AXR100 is 2019, and TX-8260 is 2017. And as a result of the review, it becomes clear that AXR100 is inferior in audio processing features to TX-8260.

Main advantages Cambridge Audio AXR100 over Onkyo TX-8260

  • 100/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 80/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-8260 over Cambridge Audio AXR100

  • Thanks to 2 multi-room zones support, TX-8260 bypasses its competitor without multizone support.
  • 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 models have rated 7 points out of 10.

AXR100
7
TX-8260
7

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 2.0-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 AXR100 this value is 100/8 W/Ohm, and for the TX-8260 it is 80/8 W/Ohm.

AXR100 TX-8260
Channels2.02.0
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm100/880/8, 160/6
Output impedance, Ohm88, 6
Frequency response5Hz-50KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.010.09

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the AXR100 6 out of 10, and the TX-8260 - 7.

AXR100
6
TX-8260
7

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.

AXR100 TX-8260
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/32-bitAK4452 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibration
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featureshas notWRAT

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Cambridge Audio AXR100 scored 6, and Onkyo TX-8260 scored 7 out of 10.

AXR100
6
TX-8260
7

Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible on the Onkyo TX-8260.

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 TX-8260 only.

AXR100 TX-8260
Wi-Fi
USB1 (USB 2.0)2 (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.

AXR100 TX-8260
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming serviceshas notTIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

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 5 points on our 10-point scale.

AXR100
5
TX-8260
5

Competitors in our review have 0/0 HDMI inputs and outputs.

AXR100 TX-8260
HDMI input/output0/00/0
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)
Subwoofer output (LFE)11
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input22
Coaxial digital input12
Composite input00
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsphones, AUXUSB, phones
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.

AXR100
false
TX-8260
false

AXR100 TX-8260
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
4K signal pass-through
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 featureshas nothas not

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, both receivers received a score of 4 out of 10.

AXR100
4
TX-8260
4

AXR100 TX-8260
Voice control
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displayfluorescentfluorescent
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.

AXR100 TX-8260
Multi-room zoneshas not2
Zone audio outputhas notspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI outputhas not
Multi-room controlhas notOnkyo Controller app
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)0/01/0
DC trigger output (12V)00

Multichannel surround

AXR100
false
TX-8260
false

AXR100 TX-8260
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)has nothas not
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)has nothas not
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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