Onkyo TX-SR494 vs Yamaha RX-A1070BL

TX-SR494 vs RX-A1070BL comparison chart

Onkyo TX-SR494 vs Yamaha RX-A1070BL review

Onkyo TX-SR494
vs
Yamaha RX-A1070BL

What are the main differences between the Onkyo TX-SR494 vs Yamaha RX-A1070BL and which AV receivers is better? 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-SR494 has an overall score of 5.5 out of 10 vs 8.3 out of 10 for RX-A1070BL.

Advantages Yamaha RX-A1070BL over Onkyo TX-SR494

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • AirPlay support
  • 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-SR494

Dec 27, 2019

The Onkyo TX-SR494 AV Receiver is the perfect foundation for a modern home cinema. This unit is offered at an affordable price, but it has many features that were recently characteristic of more expen...

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Common

Product

Onkyo TX-SR494
Yamaha RX-A1070BL

Model

TX-SR494
RX-A1070BL

Brand

Onkyo
Yamaha

Reviews

159
40

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

135/6
110/8

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AKM 384 KHz/32-bit
ESS 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

AccuEQ
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Music Optimizer, Hi-Res audio
CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT, Extra Bass

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
8/2

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

1
3

Coaxial digital input

1
3

Composite input

0
3

Component input/output

0/0
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, 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, HLG, BT.2020
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

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

Display

fluorescent
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

has not
MusicCast, AV Controller

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
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-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

490
450

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 16.1 x 32.7/17 x 6.3 x 12.6
43.5 x 24.7 x 44/17 x 9.4 x 17.2

Weight, kg/lbs

8.2/18.1
14.9/32.8

Other

Release year

2019
2017
Onkyo TX-SR494
Yamaha RX-A1070BL
Onkyo TX-SR494
Yamaha RX-A1070BL

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.5
  • 8.3
  • 5.5Onkyo TX-SR494
  • 8.3Yamaha RX-A1070BL

The Yamaha RX-A1070BL is better receiver in this comparison - check Yamaha RX-A1070BL price.