Denon DRA-800H vs Onkyo TX-8270

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DRA-800H vs TX-8270 comparison chart

Denon DRA-800H vs Onkyo TX-8270 review

Denon DRA-800H
vs
Onkyo TX-8270

Along with the growing popularity of custom home theater builds, the comparison of Denon DRA-800H and Onkyo TX-8270 takes place. According to the results of our review, Denon DRA-800H received 7 points out of 10 possible, and Onkyo TX-8270 was rated 6.2 points. The release date of DRA-800H is 2019, and TX-8270 is 2017. Based on the data on the characteristics and features of both models, we can conclude that DRA-800H has better performance than TX-8270.

Main advantages Denon DRA-800H over Onkyo TX-8270

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Onkyo TX-8270 over Denon DRA-800H

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 7 points out of 10.

DRA-800H
7
TX-8270
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 TX-8270 this value is 160/6 W/Ohm, and for the DRA-800H it is 120/6 W/Ohm.

DRA-800H TX-8270
Channels2.02.0
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm100/8, 120/6160/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 66
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the DRA-800H 6 out of 10, and the TX-8270 - 8.

DRA-800H
6
TX-8270
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.

DRA-800H TX-8270
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/24-bitAK4438 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibration
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresCompressed Audio Restorer, Hi-Res audioHi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is equal and was rated 8 out of 10.

DRA-800H
8
TX-8270
8

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

DRA-800H TX-8270
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz
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.

DRA-800H TX-8270
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound CloudDeezer, TIDAL, 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, Denon DRA-800H got 6 points, but Onkyo TX-8270 received 5 points.

DRA-800H
6
TX-8270
5

Denon DRA-800H is equipped with 5/1 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Onkyo TX-8270 has 4/1 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 Denon DRA-800H in the HDCP 2.3 version, and Onkyo TX-8270 has the HDCP 2.2 version.

DRA-800H TX-8270
HDMI input/output5/14/1
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.3HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input22
Coaxial digital input11
Composite input00
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phonesphones
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 DRA-800H were rated 6 out of 10 against the 5 for the TX-8270.

DRA-800H
6
TX-8270
5

DRA-800H TX-8270
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 conversion
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresHLG, BT.2020DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the DRA-800H got 10 points, but the TX-8270 has 5.

DRA-800H
10
TX-8270
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 DRA-800H can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. Only the Denon DRA-800H has the ECO mode.

DRA-800H TX-8270
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon KindleiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDfluorescent
TunerAM, FMFM, DAB
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featuresIP Control, Web Controlhas 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.

DRA-800H TX-8270
Multi-room zones22
Zone audio outputpreoutpreout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlHEOS AppFlareConnect
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)0/01/1
DC trigger output (12V)00

Multichannel surround

DRA-800H
false
TX-8270
false

DRA-800H TX-8270
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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