Onkyo vs Denon Feature/Specification Comparison

Feature/Function
Onkyo
TX-NR905
Denon
AVR-4308CI

Amplifier/Audio

Channels
7
7

Power (each of 7 channels)
140W/Ch
140W/Ch

Channels driven for Power rating
2
2

THD – all channels
0.5
0.5

THX Certified
Ultra2
No

Frequency Response
5Hz-100kHz
20Hz – 20kHz

S/N Ratio
106 db
102 db

Bi-Amp capability for front
Yes
Yes

Auto Calibration
Audyssey MultiEQ XT
Audyssey MultiEQ XT

Auto Calibration seating positions
8
8

Microphone included
Yes
Yes

Speaker Impendence
4-8 ohms
4-8 ohms

Processing

Dolby Decoder
DD PLus, TrueHD
DD PLus, TrueHD

DTS Decoder
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio

Neural Surround
THX
Yes

DACs
192K/24 bit
192K/24 bit

DACs mfg
Burr Brown
Burr Brown

DACs part number
PCM1796A
PCM1791A

DACs Signal to Noise Ratio
123 db
113 db

Cross-over
40-200Hz
40-250Hz

Crossover – Independent adjustment
F/C/S/SB
Yes

AV Sync
Yes
Yes

Multi-Band Speaker EQ
7 Band
9 Band

Compressed audio restoration
No
Yes

Volume level trim for each input
Yes
Yes

Network audio support
MP3, WMA, WAV, M4A (Mpeg4 audio)
MP3, WMA, WAV, M4A (Mpeg4 audio). FLAC

Network Image support
No
Jpeg

Connections

Audio in
9
9

Audio out
2
2

Phono input
Yes
Yes

Digital Audio In – Optical
3
4

Digital Audio In – Coax
3
3

Digital Audio Out – Optical
1
2

Digital Audio Out – Coax
0
0

S-Video In
6
7

S-Video Out
1
3

Component Video In
3
3

Component Video Out
2
3

Component Bandwidth
100 MHz
100 MHz

Hdmi in
4
4

Hdmi out
2
2

Hdmi version
1.3a
1.3a

Total Selectable Video
6
7

Multi-Channel input
8ch
8ch

Pre-amp outputs
8ch
8ch

USB
Yes
Yes

Video

Hdmi Deep Color
Yes
Yes

Component Video Upconversion
Yes
Yes

Analog to HDMI Upconversion
Yes
Yes

1080p Upscalling
Yes
Yes

Video Processor
HQV Reon-VX
Faroudja DCDi

Video Processor part number
VX-50
FLI8638

Supports HD IVTC
Yes
No

Multizone Support

Zones
3
4

Powered Zone 2 option
Yes
Yes

Powered Zone 3 option
No
Yes

Zone 2 Video out
Composite
Composite & Compontent

Integration Features

RS-232
Yes
Yes

IR input
Yes
Yes

Ethernet
Yes
Yes

Wireless
No
Yes

HDMI -CEC
Yes
No

12 v Triggers
Yes
2

iPod ready
Yes
Yes

XM Radio
Ready
Ready

SIRIUS Radio
Ready
No

HD Radio
Yes
Yes

DNLA certified
Yes
Yes

Access

Learning Remote
Yes
Yes

Basic Remote
No
Yes

Remote Back-lit
Yes
Yes

Direct Input selection – Remote
Yes
Yes

Direct Input selection – Receiver
Yes
No

Two-Way Remote
No
Yes

Discrete Remote On/Off
Yes
Yes

Macro control
3 on remote
3 on receiver & remote

Extensive discrete remote codes
Unknown
Yes

Display
2 line x 14 char
2 line x 16 char

OSD style
Full-color, 480p
Full-color

OSD Sample
See Post #1, Picture 022.jpg
See Post #496

OSD functions over HDMI
Yes
Yes

User applied firmware update
Yes
Yes

Odds and Ends

Warranty
2 years
2 years

Weight
54 Lbs
40.8 lbs

Switched 120VAC outlet
Yes, 1-120W
Yes, 2-120W total

Detachable Power Cord
Yes
Yes

List Price
$2099
$2499

Dimensions WHD
17 1/8″x 7 5/8″ x 18 1/16″
17.1″ x 7.7″ x 16.9″

Colors available
Black or Silver
Black

Heat Produced
Medium-hot
Medium?

Websites and Links

Company home page USA
www.Onkyo.com
www.usa.denon.com

Company home page Japan
www.jp.onkyo.com
www.denon.jp

Product page USA
Product Link
Product Link

Product page/info Japan
News release

Other
ListenUp

Manual PDF
Onkyo 905 manual
4308 Manual PDF

Primary AVS link
Official 905 thread
Official 4308 thread