Onkyo TX-NR616 vs. Yamaha RX-V673


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Onkyo
TX-NR616

  • Suggested Price: $699.99
  • Release Date: February 2012

Yamaha
RX-V673

  • Suggested Price: $649.95
  • Release Date: April 2012

Pros for buying the Onkyo TX-NR616:

+6
Audyssey DSX processing
+5
2 Year Warranty
+4
Supports vTuner, Pandora, Spotify, Aupeo, Rhapsody, Sirius/XM iRadio, Slacker, LastFM iRadio, MP3tunes cloud service
+4
8 HDMI inputs & 2 outputs
+3
Great price for features + excellent sound quality.
+2
Powered Zone 2 And Zone 2 Line-Out
+1
THX Select2 Plus certified

Pros for buying the Yamaha RX-V673:

+6
Multizone functionality
+3
Apple Airplay support
+3
Video upsaling of analog sources to 1080p or 4K
+2
Awesome value for next level up features
+2
Web browser control
+2
Reliable product with excellent firmware
+1
2 year warranty
+1
ECO mode reduces power consumption by 20%
+1
12V Trigger and IR input for more complex setups
+1
Line-level and powered Zone 2
+1
Has a pure direct mode

Cons against buying the Onkyo TX-NR616:

+3
No built-in AirPlay
+2
Wireless WiFi adapter UWF-1 not included
+1
No PC input
+1
Some customers have complained about buggy firmware

Cons against buying the Yamaha RX-V673:

+3
WiFi Adapter not included
+3
Busy and cluttered looking
+1
No SIRIUS Satellite Radio

Specifications

Audio Decoding True HD, DD Plus, PLIIz, DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio Processing Audyssey DSX (2EQ), Dynamic EQ & Volume
Channels 7.2
HDMI 8 inputs (7 back + 1 front), 2 outputs, MHL input
Network Ethernet Port + optional WiFi adapter
Power 100 watts / ch (8 ohms, 20-20kHz, 2 ch driven)
Smart Control Onkyo Remote App for iPhone/iPad/Android
THX Certified Select2 Plus
Video Upscaling 4K Marvell Qdeo

Specifications

Audio Decoding True HD, DD Plus, PLIIx, DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio Processing Adaptive Dynamic Range Control, YPAO
Channels 7.2
HDMI 6 inputs (5 back + 1 front), 1 output
Network Ethernet Port + optional WiFi adapter
Power 90 watts / ch (8 ohms, 20-20kHz, 2 ch driven)
Smart Control AV Controller for iPhone/iPad/Android
THX Certified No
Video Upscaling 4K, 1080p

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Denon AVR-1913

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Denon AVR-2113CI

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Marantz NR1403

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  • Release Date: March 2012

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Sony STR-DN1030

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Harman Kardon AVR 2650

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Yamaha RX-A720

  • Step-up
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