Onkyo TX-SR383 vs Denon AVR-S940H

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TX-SR383 vs AVR-S940H comparison chart

Onkyo TX-SR383 vs Denon AVR-S940H review

Onkyo TX-SR383
vs
Denon AVR-S940H

Review of Onkyo TX-SR383 versus Denon AVR-S940H will reveal the best features offered by the devices. According to the results of our review, Onkyo TX-SR383 received 4.8 points out of 10 possible, and Denon AVR-S940H was rated 7.4 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2018. AVR-S940H is better suited for home theater use than the TX-SR383. Its sound profile is better balanced.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-SR383 over Denon AVR-S940H

  • 100/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 90/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Main advantages Denon AVR-S940H 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 models have rated 7 points out of 10.

TX-SR383
7
AVR-S940H
7

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. The differences between the models in terms of RMS power are significant - for the TX-SR383 this value is 100/8 W/Ohm, and for the AVR-S940H it is 90/8 W/Ohm.

TX-SR383 AVR-S940H
Channels7.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm100/8, 135/690/8, 125/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response5Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.090.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the TX-SR383 6 out of 10, and the AVR-S940H - 7.

TX-SR383
6
AVR-S940H
7

Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Denon AVR-S940H 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 AVR-S940H
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/24-bit192 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQAudyssey MultEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAdvanced Music OptimizerAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Onkyo TX-SR383 scored 6, and Denon AVR-S940H scored 7 out of 10.

TX-SR383
6
AVR-S940H
7

Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible on the Denon AVR-S940H.

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

TX-SR383 AVR-S940H
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 AVR-S940H
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming serviceshas notDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud

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 Denon AVR-S940H received 9 points.

TX-SR383
6
AVR-S940H
9

Onkyo TX-SR383 is equipped with 4/1 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Denon AVR-S940H 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 AVR-S940H has a Phono interface.

TX-SR383 AVR-S940H
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 input11
Composite input22
Component input/output0/02/1
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, setup micUSB, HDMI, 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 rivals in our comparison were rated 6 out of 10.

TX-SR383
6
AVR-S940H
6

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 Denon AVR-S940H.

TX-SR383 AVR-S940H
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 featuresDeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLGBT.2020, HLG

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the TX-SR383 got 4 points, but the AVR-S940H has 10.

TX-SR383
4
AVR-S940H
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 AVR-S940H can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. Denon AVR-S940H has the ECO mode.

TX-SR383 AVR-S940H
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
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 AVR-S940H
Multi-room zones22
Zone audio outputspeakerspeaker
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlhas notHEOS App
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)0/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)00

Multichannel surround

Onkyo TX-SR383 got 5 points for the multichannel surround sound and Denon AVR-S940H got 7.

TX-SR383
5
AVR-S940H
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. Denon AVR-S940H 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 AVR-S940H.

TX-SR383 AVR-S940H
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-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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