Onkyo TX-NR555 vs Yamaha RX-V581

Onkyo TX-NR555
vs
Yamaha RX-V581

The Onkyo TX-NR555 vs Yamaha RX-V581 comparison shows that these AV receivers have some important differences and common features. Both have 7.2 channel amplifiers. Both receivers have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices. We have evaluated both AV receivers, TX-NR555 has an overall score of 7 out of 10 vs 6.7 out of 10 for RX-V581.

Advantages Onkyo TX-NR555 over Yamaha RX-V581

  • Delivers 130W/6Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 115W/6Ohm
  • Built-in phono (MM) input

Advantages Yamaha RX-V581 over Onkyo TX-NR555

  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Setup assistant

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

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Yamaha RX-V581

Yamaha RX-V581 review

Dec 27, 2019

Home-theater systems continue to conquer object-oriented formats - after running-in technologies on receivers of the upper price segment, more affordable models began to acquire Dolby Atmos and DTS: X...

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Common

Product

Onkyo TX-NR555
Yamaha RX-V581

Model

TX-NR555
RX-V581

Brand

Onkyo
Yamaha

Reviews

296
83

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

130/6 1KHz
115/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Hi-Grade 384 KHz/32-bit
Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

AccuEQ
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Double Bass Function, CinemaFILTER
CINEMA DSP 3D

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora
Pandora, JUKE

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/1
4/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

2
3

Component input/output

2/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

phones, setup mic, AUX
USB, phones, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI
analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color
DeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, Android

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

FlareConnect
MusicCast

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

has not
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS-ES, DTS Neo:6 Cinema, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

460
260

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 17.3 x 37.8/17 x 6.7 x 14.5
43.5 x 22.5 x 32.7/17 x 8.6 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

9.4/20.7
8.1/17.9
Onkyo TX-NR555
Yamaha RX-V581
Onkyo TX-NR555
Yamaha RX-V581

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 6.7
  • 7Onkyo TX-NR555
  • 6.7Yamaha RX-V581

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