Onkyo TX-SR393 vs Denon AVR-S660H

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TX-SR393 vs AVR-S660H comparison chart

Onkyo TX-SR393 vs Denon AVR-S660H review

Onkyo TX-SR393
vs
Denon AVR-S660H

Being able to compare Onkyo TX-SR393 and Denon AVR-S660H gave us an insight into what of them would be better for home theater configuration. According to the results of our review, Onkyo TX-SR393 received 5.2 points out of 10 possible, and Denon AVR-S660H was rated 6.7 points. The release date of TX-SR393 is 2019, and AVR-S660H is 2021. AVR-S660H is more performable in terms of audio broadcast than the TX-SR393.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-SR393 over Denon AVR-S660H

  • 80/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 75/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Thanks to 2 multi-room zones support, TX-SR393 bypasses its competitor without multizone support.

Main advantages Denon AVR-S660H over Onkyo TX-SR393

  • There is WI-Fi support.
  • The Spotify support is an exclusive advantage.
  • There is support for Apple AirPlay.
  • Include HDMI eARC function.
  • 8K/60Hz signal pass-through is available.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 6 points out of 10.

TX-SR393
6
AVR-S660H
6

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 5.2-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-SR393 this value is 80/8 W/Ohm, and for the AVR-S660H it is 75/8 W/Ohm.

TX-SR393 AVR-S660H
Channels5.25.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm80/8, 155/675/8, 100/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

The score for audio features is 6 of 10 for both receivers.

TX-SR393
6
AVR-S660H
6

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-SR393 AVR-S660H
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AKM 384 KHz/32-bit192 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAccuEQAudyssey MultEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAdvanced Music Optimizer, Hi-Res audio, CinemaFILTERAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Onkyo TX-SR393 scored 6, and Denon AVR-S660H scored 7 out of 10.

TX-SR393
6
AVR-S660H
7

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 AVR-S660H only.

TX-SR393 AVR-S660H
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (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.

TX-SR393 AVR-S660H
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming serviceshas notDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud

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-SR393 got 6 points, but Denon AVR-S660H received 7 points.

TX-SR393
6
AVR-S660H
7

Onkyo TX-SR393 is equipped with 4/1 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Denon AVR-S660H has 6/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

HDMI eARC is the next step in the development of audio return channel technology, which works in conjunction with HDMI 2.1. Using eARC provides the highest sound quality for home audio systems. HDMI eARC is available on Denon AVR-S660H.

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 Onkyo TX-SR393 in the HDCP 2.2 version, and Denon AVR-S660H has the HDCP 2.3 version.

Connecting a vinyl player or phonograph is possible using a Phono input which is represented by mini-jack or RCA connectors. Only the AVR-S660H has a Phono interface.

TX-SR393 AVR-S660H
HDMI input/output4/16/1
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.3
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input12
Coaxial digital input11
Composite input22
Component input/output0/00
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsphones, setup micUSB, 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 the TX-SR393 were rated 7 out of 10 against the 8 for the AVR-S660H.

TX-SR393
7
AVR-S660H
8

With the 4K pass-through feature, the AV receiver sends "native" 4K signals to a 4K TV from a video source without any processing. The TX-SR393 works with the 4K/60Hz video, and the AVR-S660H has the 4K/120Hz.

The AV receiver passes "native" 8K signals from a video source to 8K TV without any encoding, with the 8k pass-through features. The 8K path-through is available on Denon AVR-S660H.

TX-SR393 AVR-S660H
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10+
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/120Hz
8K signal pass-through8K/60Hz
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, HLG, BT.2020Dynamic HDR, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the TX-SR393 got 6 points, but the AVR-S660H has 10.

TX-SR393
6
AVR-S660H
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-S660H can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. Denon AVR-S660H has the ECO mode.

TX-SR393 AVR-S660H
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controlAndroidiPhone, 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 notWeb Control, App Control

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-SR393 AVR-S660H
Multi-room zones2has not
Zone audio outputspeakerhas not
Zone HDMI outputhas not
Multi-room controlhas notHEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)0/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)00

Multichannel surround

Onkyo TX-SR393 got 7 points for the multichannel surround sound and Denon AVR-S660H got 8.

TX-SR393
7
AVR-S660H
8

TX-SR393 AVR-S660H
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height VirtualizationDolby Atmos Height Virtualization
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESSDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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