Onkyo TX-8140 vs Onkyo TX-8220

When you need a simple solution – Onkyo TX-8140 vs Onkyo TX-8220

Onkyo TX-8140 vs Onkyo TX-8220

The Onkyo TX-8140 vs Onkyo TX-8220 features comparison should help people choose a simple receiver that meets their requirements.

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Features & Performance

Onkyo TX-8140 vs Onkyo TX-8220 back

The Onkyo TX-8220 vs Onkyo TX-8140 total output power comparison shows that the TX-8140 is more powerful with its 160 W versus 100 W that the TX-8220 outputs. Both models are 2 channel solutions. These models use the Wide Range Amplification Technology. The TX-8140 features the Asahi Kasei AK4452 32-bit digital to analog converter.

Connections & Setup

The Onkyo TX-8220 supports Bluetooth only, while the TX-8140 supports Wi-Fi and you can also access popular audio streaming services, like Pandora, Deezer, Spotify, etc.

Both models are built-well and customers do not have any issues with the ports. The signal is stable and noise-free.

These models do not feature the automatic audio calibration solution, but you still can adjust balance, treble, and bass.

Design

Both models have several common components – a display, a large volume dial on the right, a power on/off button on the left and some buttons right under the display.

The Onkyo TX-8140 has additional buttons, dials (input, bass, treble, balance) and a USB port, while the TX-8220 has small round buttons to control input, bass, treble, and balance.

These models are provided with ergonomic remote controllers which allow you to access all menus and features you need. However, both models can be controlled using the buttons located on the receivers themselves.

The TX-8140 is bigger – compare its size 22.5x16.5x10.3 in versus 12.9x17.1x5.9 in (the TX-8220 size). The weight is 18.5 and 15 pounds respectively.

Onkyo TX-8140

Pros:

  • It is easy to set up and use. The network features are easy to set up as well. The wireless modules perform well – the connection is stable and you get no lags.
  • The output audio is clean, crisp even at high volumes – you get no distortion at all. Plus, it has enough power.
  • It has many input ports (even a phono port for turntables) so you can connect various devices.

Cons:

  • The receiver may run hot.
  • It may disconnect repeatedly from the Onkyo Phone application (you may need to direct it to another input and then back again to reset).

Onkyo TX-8220

Pros:

  • Great compatibility with various modern devices – the receiver can be paired immediately. This model is easy to program and set up.
  • The output sound is excellent – the sound is deep, crisp and natural.
  • The Bluetooth module performs extremely well – the connection is very stable.

Cons:

  • Some customers find this unit to be a bit weak.

Onkyo TX-8140
Onkyo TX-8140 review

Dec 06, 2018

After spending hours looking at different receivers I settled for this one. As my Onkyo TX-8140 review, I think this device can do everything a modern user needs. This is a good one if you are lookin...

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Onkyo TX-8220
Onkyo TX-8220 review

Dec 07, 2018

The Onkyo TX-8220 has quite a low output power per channel (50W), but such a rate is enough for using in middle-area rooms. It proposes a Stereo Sound Mode and Bi-amplifying speaker connection. See p...

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Common

Product

Onkyo TX-8140
Onkyo TX-8220

Model

TX-8140
TX-8220

Brand

Onkyo
Onkyo

Rating

4.2 of 5
4.2 of 5

Reviews

84
69

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

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

290 W
290 W

Standby power consumption

0.15 W
0.15 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Amplifier

Total output power

160 W
100 W

Output power per channel

80 W
50 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm
8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

2
2

Signal-to-noise ratio

92 dB
98 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

Video conversion/scaling

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

Connector type

AV inputs

6
5

Optical digital inputs

4
1

Coaxial digital inputs

4
1

HDMI inputs

has not
has not

HDMI outputs

has not
has not

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

1
1

USB

1
has not

Phones

1
1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station qty

40
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

Stereo Sound
Stereo Sound

Audio D/A converter

32bit / 384kHz
24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

has not
has not

Surround system class

2.0 channel
2.0 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

has not
has not

Digital content protection

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

22.5 x 16.5 x 10.3 inches
12.9 x 17.1 x 5.9 inches

Product weight

18.5 pounds
15 pounds

AV receivers HelpToChoose comparison rating

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  • 16.4
  • 9.2
  • 16.4Onkyo TX-8140
  • 9.2Onkyo TX-8220

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