Onkyo TX-NR575 vs Denon AVR-X2500H

The Best Home Theater Addition — Onkyo TX-NR575 vs Denon AVR-X2500H

Onkyo TX-NR575 vs Denon AVR-X2500H

Comparing Onkyo TX-NR575 vs Denon AVR-X2500H you will be surprised that they belong to different brands because they are so similar. It’s hard to notice some crucial distinctions between these models, but even insignificant indicators, like some additional features, can play a decisive role in choosing the better model.

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Features & Performance

The receivers have some differences in their power. If you consider the more powerful model as better one, then I would recommend you to take a closer look at the receiver from Denon — it has 670W of the total output power, versus 610W offered by the Onkyo TX-NR575.

Both units are able to offer you all the essential functions: digital player, Internet radio, and network audio player.

The supported audio formats also don’t raise any issues — these receivers reproduce audio content in all the most popular formats, such as MP3, WAV, WMA, Apple lossless, etc.

The most pleasant addition in these receivers, is, to my mind, the built-in decoders. Regardless of which model you prefer, they will both add volume to the sound with the help of such technologies as DTS:X, Dolby Atmos, Dolby surround, and Dolby True HD.

If you like to listen to the radio and prefer a large variety of stations, then Denon’s model will be better in this regard: it has 56 preset stations, while the Onkyo TX-NR575 has only 40.

Denon AVR-X2500H vs Onkyo TX-NR575

Connections & Setup

These receivers have all the needed connectivity interfaces: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, IEEE. Their available connector types are also identical: they both have two optical digital inputs and one coaxial digital input, two subwoofer outputs, USB and phones input. The Onkyo TX-NR575 has two AV inputs, which is a relatively small number if you compare it to eight AV inputs of the Denon AVR-X2500H. The HDMI inputs/outputs are present in both models.

I didn’t notice any issues setting up of both units. The detailed user’s guide is provided along with both receivers. It will help speed up the installation even if you’re a beginner.

Design

The external look of the Denon AVR-X2500H vs Onkyo TX-NR575 has some noticeable differences: the Denon’s model goes in light black color, while the Onkyo’s receiver is finished with dark black. However, they both look minimalistic and have similar button layout.

Onkyo TX-NR575 pros & cons

Pros

  • It’s supplied with advanced sound retriever technology.
  • You can stream audio directly to the system via smartphone.

Cons

  • There is no three-zone capability.

Denon AVR-X2500H pros & cons

Pros

  • The receiver has the HDMI to HDMI scaling.
  • It has 3D pass-through for outstanding movie watching and gaming experience.

Cons

  • The HDMI connectors don’t seem reliable.

Onkyo TX-NR575

Onkyo TX-NR575 review

Sep 25, 2018

When you're buying home theater gear it's a usual choice between either features or performance. But if you could have both? The Onkyo TX-NR575 is a mid-level receiver which pairs of the wealth of up...

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Denon AVR-X2500H

Denon AVR-X2500H review

Dec 07, 2018

Denon AVRX2500 is a very multipurpose receiver. With the addition of AirPlay 2, the HEOS network technology and the input for connecting a vinyl player, it becomes even more multifunctional. As my De...

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Common

Product

Onkyo TX-NR575
Denon AVR-X2500H

Model

TX-NR575
AVR-X2500H

Brand

Onkyo
Denon

Rating

4.1 of 5
3.5 of 5

Reviews

184
5

Amplifier

Total output power

610 W
670 W

Output power per channel

80 W
95 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm
8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

7
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

106 dB
100 dB

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

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

2
8

Optical digital inputs

2
2

Coaxial digital inputs

1
1

HDMI inputs

6
8

HDMI outputs

1
2

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

40
56

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

Three-zone capability

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Audio D/A converter

32bit / 192kHz
24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround
Dolby Surround

Surround system class

7.2 channel
7.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

600 W
500 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.5 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

14.9 x 17.1 x 6.8 inches
13.3 x 17.1 x 6.6 inches

Weight

20 pounds
20.7 pounds
Onkyo TX-NR575
Denon AVR-X2500H
Onkyo TX-NR575
Denon AVR-X2500H

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