Pioneer Elite SC-87 vs Onkyo TX-NR545

Pioneer Elite SC-87

Pioneer Elite SC-87 review

Sep 24, 2018

The Pioneer brand is regarded as one of the most famous creators of music devices. Of course, I always wanted to test its products and the Pioneer Elite SC-87 became a perfect example. The item perfo...

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Onkyo TX-NR545

Onkyo TX-NR545 review

Nov 27, 2018

Despite the fact that Onkyo TX-NR545 is considered an entry-level receiver, it gives a soft, but at the same time dense and surround sound in the game mode and when watching movies, and also pleases ...

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Product

Pioneer Elite SC-87
Onkyo TX-NR545

Model

Elite SC-87
TX-NR545

Brand

Pioneer
Onkyo

Rating

3.5 of 5
3.7 of 5

Reviews

68
99

Amplifier

Total output power

810 W
700 W

Output power per channel

140 W, 240 W
115 W, 65 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm, 8 Ohm
6 Ohms

Frequency response

1 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.7 %

Number of channels

9
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

88 dB
106 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, analog to HDMI up conversion
HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K
has not

Connector type

AV inputs

2
6

Optical digital inputs

2
2

Coaxial digital inputs

2
1

HDMI inputs

8
6

HDMI outputs

3
1

Optical digital outputs

1
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

63
40

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
32bit / 384kHz

Surround sound effects

Front Stage Surround Advance
Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround

Surround system class

9.2 channel
7.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 1.4
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

370 W
380 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.1 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

17.4 x 17.1 x 7.3 inches
12.9 x 17.1 x 6.8 inches

Weight

38.6 pounds
19 pounds
Pioneer Elite SC-87
Onkyo TX-NR545
Pioneer Elite SC-87
Onkyo TX-NR545

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  • 19.6
  • 21.6
  • 19.6Pioneer Elite SC-87
  • 21.6Onkyo TX-NR545

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