Onkyo TX-NR686 vs Yamaha RX-V581

TX-NR686 vs RX-V581 comparison chart

Onkyo TX-NR686 vs Yamaha RX-V581 review

Onkyo TX-NR686
vs
Yamaha RX-V581

The Onkyo TX-NR686 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-NR686 has an overall score of 7.2 out of 10 vs 6.7 out of 10 for RX-V581.

Advantages Onkyo TX-NR686 over Yamaha RX-V581

  • Delivers 165W/6Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 115W/6Ohm
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • Dolby Vision compatible

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Onkyo TX-NR686

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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Yamaha RX-V581

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-NR686
Yamaha RX-V581

Model

TX-NR686
RX-V581

Brand

Onkyo
Yamaha

Reviews

152
83

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

165/6
115/6

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)

VLSC 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

Advanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio
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

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio
Pandora, JUKE

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2
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

HDMI, phones, setup mic
USB, phones, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

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

Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, Android

Display

fluorescent
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

IP Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Onkyo Controller app, 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)

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 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

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

570
260

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 22.5 x 32.7/17 x 8.6 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

10/22.1
8.1/17.9

Other

Release year

2018
2016
Onkyo TX-NR686
Yamaha RX-V581
Onkyo TX-NR686
Yamaha RX-V581

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
  • 7.2Onkyo TX-NR686
  • 6.7Yamaha RX-V581