Denon AVR-X8500HSP vs Onkyo TX-NR838

Onkyo TX-NR838

Onkyo TX-NR838 review

Dec 10, 2018

This high-end 7.2-receiver offers multiple options for creating the inimitable movie and sound experience. The Onkyo TX-NR838 specs reveal solid build, professional physical parameters, special conne...

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Product

Denon AVR-X8500HSP
Onkyo TX-NR838

Model

AVR-X8500HSP
TX-NR838

Brand

Denon
Onkyo

Rating

5.0 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

4
138

Amplifier

Total output power

1100 W
960 W

Output power per channel

150 W
180 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

117 dB
105 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
up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

9
7

Optical digital inputs

2
3

Coaxial digital inputs

2
2

HDMI inputs

8
7

HDMI outputs

4
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

56
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

24bit / 192kHz
24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Dolby Surround
Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround

Surround system class

13.2 channel
7.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

900 W
720 W

Standby power consumption

0.5 W
0.15 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

13 x 22 x 23 inches
17.1 x 8 x 16 inches

Weight

51.4 pounds
34.2 pounds
Denon AVR-X8500HSP
Onkyo TX-NR838
Denon AVR-X8500HSP
Onkyo TX-NR838

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