Onkyo TX-8260 vs Onkyo TX-8140

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TX-8260 vs TX-8140 comparison chart

Onkyo TX-8260 vs Onkyo TX-8140 review

Onkyo TX-8260
vs
Onkyo TX-8140

To get informed with the specs of the receivers, we suggest you read the Onkyo TX-8260 and Onkyo TX-8140 review. According to the results of our review, Onkyo TX-8260 received 6 points out of 10 possible, and Onkyo TX-8140 was rated 6.5 points. The release date of TX-8260 is 2017, and TX-8140 is 2016. This review shows us that the TX-8140 is a better choice as a home AV receiver than the TX-8260.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-8260 over Onkyo TX-8140

  • Thanks to 2 multi-room zones support, TX-8260 bypasses its competitor without multizone support.
  • There is support for Apple AirPlay.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-8140 over Onkyo TX-8260

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

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

TX-8260
7
TX-8140
8

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. In terms of RMS power, the models have the same characteristics - 80/8, 160/6/8 W/Ohm.

TX-8260 TX-8140
Channels2.02.0
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm80/8, 160/680/8, 110/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.090.08

Audio features

The score for audio features is 7 of 10 for both receivers.

TX-8260
7
TX-8140
7

Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Onkyo TX-8140 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-8260 TX-8140
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AK4452 384 KHz/32-bitAK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibration
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresWRATWRAT, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Onkyo TX-8260 scored 7, and Onkyo TX-8140 scored 9 out of 10.

TX-8260
7
TX-8140
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 Onkyo TX-8140.

TX-8260 TX-8140
Wi-Fi
USB2 (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-8260 TX-8140
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesTIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn RadioSiriusXM

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-8260 got 5 points, but Onkyo TX-8140 received 6 points.

TX-8260
5
TX-8140
6

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

TX-8260 TX-8140
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 input22
Composite input00
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phonesUSB, 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.

TX-8260
false
TX-8140
false

TX-8260 TX-8140
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, the TX-8260 got 4 points, but the TX-8140 has 7.

TX-8260
4
TX-8140
7

TX-8260 TX-8140
Voice control
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displayfluorescentfluorescent
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, 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-8260 TX-8140
Multi-room zones2has not
Zone audio outputspeaker, preouthas not
Zone HDMI outputhas not
Multi-room controlOnkyo Controller apphas not
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)1/01/1
DC trigger output (12V)00

Multichannel surround

TX-8260
false
TX-8140
false

TX-8260 TX-8140
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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