Onkyo TX-SR494 vs Onkyo TX-NR545

Onkyo TX-SR494
vs
Onkyo TX-NR545

In this article, we will talk about Onkyo TX-SR494 vs Onkyo TX-NR545 comparison. Both have 7.2 channel amplifiers. Both receivers have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. DTS:X is supported only by the TX-SR494. We have evaluated both AV receivers, TX-SR494 has an overall score of 5.5 out of 10 vs 7.2 out of 10 for TX-NR545.

Advantages Onkyo TX-SR494 over Onkyo TX-NR545

  • Delivers 135W/6Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 100W/6Ohm

Advantages Onkyo TX-NR545 over Onkyo TX-SR494

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • AirPlay support

Common strengths

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

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Onkyo TX-SR494

Onkyo TX-SR494 review

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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Onkyo TX-NR545

Onkyo TX-NR545 review

Dec 20, 2019

Onkyo TX-NR545 is one of the first budget AV receivers that supports Dolby Atmos formats of the near future for watching Ultra HD movies. What other Onkyo TX-NR545 specs are there check in this Onkyo ...

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Product

Onkyo TX-SR494
Onkyo TX-NR545

Model

TX-SR494
TX-NR545

Brand

Onkyo
Onkyo

Reviews

87
99

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

135/6 1KHz
100/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AKM 384 KHz/32-bit
Hi-Grade 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

AccuEQ
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

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

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Tunein Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
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

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

0
4

Component input/output

0/0
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones
phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

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

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

App control

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

Display

fluorescent
fluorescent

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
Onkyo Remote App

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

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 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
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

490
430

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.15

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
57 x 28.7 x 42.3/22.4 x 11 x 16.5

Weight, kg/lbs

8.2/18.1
11.5/24.2
Onkyo TX-SR494
Onkyo TX-NR545
Onkyo TX-SR494
Onkyo TX-NR545

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.5
  • 7.2
  • 5.5Onkyo TX-SR494
  • 7.2Onkyo TX-NR545

The Onkyo TX-NR545 is better receiver in this comparison - check Onkyo TX-NR545 price.