Denon AVRX1500 vs Onkyo TX-NR575

Choosing a home receiver: Denon AVRX1500 vs Onkyo TX-NR575

Denon AVRX1500 vs Onkyo TX-NR575

Comparing Denon AVRX1500 vs Onkyo TX-NR575, take a note that these receivers are designed for home use but with the same power to the channel - 80W, they have different impedance - 8 Ohms (Denon) versus 6 Ohms (Onkyo), which allows the receivers to work with different speakers.

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Features & Performance

Denon AVR-X1500H has a 7.2-channel configuration and supports all popular surround formats. Amplifiers in the Denon AVR-X1500H are made on diskette components and provide a significant output current, which let working effectively with the most varied acoustics. Denon AVR-X1500H has a dynamic and balanced sound with comfortable sound on high frequency and powerful, focused bass.

Onkyo TX-NR575 is 7.2-channel receiver with support for decoders of object-oriented formats Dolby Atmos and DTS: X. The receiver has a rich, timbre rich, balanced and detailed sound of multi-channel soundtracks.

Onkyo TX-NR575 vs Denon AVRX1500

Connections & Setup

In Onkyo TX-NR575 vs Denon AVRX1500 review, I want to highlight that the network capabilities for listening to music in both receivers are similar - Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

Denon AVRX1500 is equipped with 6 HDMI and 1 HDMI-output. Also, note the presence of a built-in phono stage for the MM pickup. The receiver can be used as part of a proprietary HEOS wireless system that can be controlled via the app.

Onkyo TX-NR575 supports many streaming technologies, including Chromecast, Spotify, etc. FireConnect technology is also available. Onkyo has 6 HDMI inputs. 4K signal transmission is provided, including HDR10 and Dolby Vision. HDMI outputs support the Audio Return Channel technology. There are also 2 component and composite video, 6 analogs, 3 digital inputs that allow connecting almost all the necessary equipment.

Design

Onkyo TX-NR575 has a strict, minimalist design. The receiver is made in a large metal housing with a plastic panel. The front panel has a display with a number of keys below it, a volume control on the right, and a few additional buttons on the left.

If I compare the front panels of devices, it becomes obvious that the front panel of the AVRX1500 has already 2 knobs and fewer buttons than Onkyo. They are located to the left and right of the display. Under the display, there is also a row of buttons, USB, and HDMI.

Denon AVRX1500 Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • The receiver has the upscaling video function up to 4k, which improves the quality of the content.

Cons:

  • The remote control is made of low-quality plastic and has no key backlighting.
  • The screen menu has low resolution.

Onkyo TX-NR575 Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Chromecast has built-in voice support for Google Home.

Cons:

  • The Wi-Fi module does not hold the network well. Connection sometimes breaks.
  • No video upscale.

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Denon AVRX1500 review

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Onkyo TX-NR575 review

Sep 25, 2018

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Common

Product

Denon AVRX1500
Onkyo TX-NR575

Model

AVRX1500
TX-NR575

Brand

Denon
Onkyo

Rating

5.0 of 5
4.2 of 5

Reviews

3
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Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

D

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

DSD

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS neural:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS:X

Dolby atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Power device

Operational power consumption

430 W
600 W

Standby power consumption

0.5 W
0.1 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Amplifier

Total output power

560 W
610 W

Output power per channel

80 W
80 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm
4 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

13
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

98 dB
106 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K
up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

Connector type

AV inputs

6
2

Optical digital inputs

2
2

Coaxial digital inputs

1
1

HDMI inputs

6
6

HDMI outputs

1
1

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
2

USB

1
1

Phones

1
1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station qty

56
40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

X.v.Color

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Deep color

MCACC Pro

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Sound output mode

Surround Sound
Surround Sound

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz
32bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Dolby Surround
Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround

Surround system class

7.2 channel
7.2 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

7
4

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

13.3 x 17.1 x 5.9 inches
14.9 x 17.1 x 6.8 inches

Product weight

18.7 pounds
20 pounds

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