Onkyo TX-NR686 vs Denon AVR-X1500H

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Onkyo TX-NR686

Onkyo TX-NR686 review

Dec 20, 2019

Onkyo has opened the new season of 2018 with the release of the next version of its classic 600-series receiver. The novelty replaced the TX-NR676 and differs from the previous model in advanced funct...

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Denon AVR-X1500H

Denon AVR-X1500H review

Dec 13, 2019

Watch your favorite movies and shows with stunning picture and sound with the Denon AVR-X1500H. Follow this Denon AVR-X1500H review and see the Denon AVR-X1500H specs. Article navigation Features D...

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Product

Onkyo TX-NR686
Denon AVR-X1500H

Model

TX-NR686
AVR-X1500H

Brand

Onkyo
Denon

Reviews

137
23

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

165/6 1KHz
80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 120/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

VLSC 384 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

AccuEQ
Audyssey MultEQ XT

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer

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, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2
6/1

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
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

2/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

HDMI, phones, setup mic
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

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 scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

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

Additional features

Voice control

Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle

Display

fluorescent
colour OSD

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

IP Control
IP Control, Web Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Onkyo Controller app, FlareConnect
HEOS App

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

570
430

Standby consumption, W

0.15
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 17.3 x 37.9/17 x 6.8 x 15.6
43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6.6 x 13.3

Weight, kg/lbs

10/22.1
8.6/19
Onkyo TX-NR686
Denon AVR-X1500H
Onkyo TX-NR686
Denon AVR-X1500H

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