1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

Denon AVR-X1700H DAB

Onkyo TX-NR585

SCORE:
87
SCORE:
84

Highlights

  • 7.2 channels
  • 7.1 channel processing
  • 80 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X capable
  • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 8K Upscaling, 8K Passthrough
  • AirPlay 2, DLNA, HEOS
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs

Highlights

  • 7.2 channels
  • 7.1 channel processing
  • 80 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, 4K Passthrough
  • AirPlay 2, DLNA, Chromecast, DTS Play-Fi
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing Denon AVR-X1700H DAB to Onkyo TX-NR585 to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. Both receivers have 7 channel and equally powerful amplifiers.

We have evaluated both receivers. Denon AVR-X1700H DAB gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

Denon AVR-X1700H DAB

Onkyo TX-NR585

AMPLIFIER
86
VIDEO FEATURES
100
AUDIO FEATURES
87
CONNECTIVITY
85
MULTIZONE
77
MISCELLANEOUS
68
RADIO
88
OVERALL
87
AMPLIFIER
83
VIDEO FEATURES
90
AUDIO FEATURES
87
CONNECTIVITY
84
MULTIZONE
77
MISCELLANEOUS
64
RADIO
92
OVERALL
84

Amplifier score is based on power ratings, minimum impedance load, power supply, transformer type, total harmonic distortion, damping factor, signal to noise ratio and other small details. Audio score depends on the number of channels, front wide channel support, maximum channel processing, support of audio formats, DAC specifications, room calibration algorithm... Video score is based on HDR, Dolby Vision and 4K passthrough, upscaling, analog to HDMI upconversion. Connectivity score is defined from all wired and wireless inputs and outputs, internet and bluetooth connections, HEOS, SONOS and others. Multizone score depends on the number of zones with their outputs. Radio score is evaluated form digital radio support and analog tuner with its frequency range, signal to noise ratio, harmonic distortion...

Advantage of Denon AVR-X1700H DAB

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Denon AVR-X1700H DAB over Onkyo TX-NR585.

Denon AVR-X1700H DAB has higher wi-fi standard and higher bluetooth standard. It supports Amazon Alexa and Napster. In video department only Denon AVR-X1700H DAB supports HDCP 2.3 copy protection.

Denon AVR-X1700H DAB vs Onkyo TX-NR585
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization vs
Dolby Digital EX vs
DTS Virtual:X vs
Audyssey Dynamic EQ vs
Audyssey Dynamic Volume vs
HDR10+ vs
QMS vs
Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through vs
VRR vs
QFT vs
Video Signal Passthrough up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 vs up to 4K/60p (RGB/YCbCr4:4:4)
Video Signal Upscaling from 1080p up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 vs
Works with Amazon Alexa vs
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) vs
Newer HDCP Version 2.3 vs 2.2
More Composite Video Outputs 1 vs
Front A/V Inputs USB vs Mini-Jack
Speaker A/B assignable vs
More GUI Languages 9 vs 7
Detachable Power Cord vs
Digital Radio DAB/DAB+ vs
Napster vs
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals vs
Longer Warranty 3 Years vs 2 Years
Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) 175 W (10% THD) vs 170 W (10% THD)
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac vs IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Newer Bluetooth Version 4.2 vs 4.1 + LE

Advantage of Onkyo TX-NR585

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Denon AVR-X1700H DAB over Onkyo TX-NR585.

Denon AVR-X1700H DAB has higher wi-fi standard and higher bluetooth standard. It supports Amazon Alexa and Napster. In video department only Denon AVR-X1700H DAB supports HDCP 2.3 copy protection.

Denon AVR-X1700H DAB vs Onkyo TX-NR585
Music Playback via USB MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD vs FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, WMA, MP3, DSD, AIFF, AAC, Dolby TrueHD
High Resolution Audio Formats via USB Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD vs FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, DSD, AIFF, AAC, Dolby TrueHD
DSD via HDMI vs 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Jitter Reduction vs PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology for S/PDIF Audio
Analog To HDMI Upconversion vs Component**, Composite
FlareConnect vs
Chromecast Built-In vs
DTS Play-Fi vs
Works with SONOS vs requires firmware update & Sonos Connect
More Analog Audio Line Inputs 2 vs 7 (1 Front)
More Coaxial Inputs/Outputs / vs 1 /
More Component Video Inputs vs 2
Zone 2 Outs vs RCA Line Out
Analog Tuner FM with RDS vs FM/AM
Pandora vs
More Speaker Terminals 7 vs 9
More Large Speaker Terminals 7 vs 9
Bigger Power Supply 430 W vs 460 W
Higher S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 98 dB vs 106 dB
Higher S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A) 74 dB vs 80 dB

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both receivers.

PROS
👍   Certified 4 Ω Performance
👍   Bi-amp Capability
👍   Dolby Atmos
👍   Dolby TrueHD
👍   Dolby Digital Plus
👍   Dolby Surround Upmixer
👍   DTS:X
👍   DTS Neural:X
👍   DTS-HD Master Audio
👍   DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
👍   DTS 96/24
👍   DTS Express
👍   DTS-ES
👍   High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network
👍   Gapless Playback
👍   DSD via USB
👍   DTS Dialog Control
👍   Dialog Normalization
👍   Compressed Music Enhancer
👍   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
👍   HDR10
👍   BT.2020 color space
👍   Dolby Vision
👍   HLG
👍   3-D Ready
👍   4K or 8K Video Passthrough
👍   DLNA 1.5
👍   Ethernet
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Bluetooth
👍   New HDCP Version
👍   USB Input
👍   Phono Input
👍   Composite Video Inputs
👍   Zones
👍   Analog Tuner
👍   Spotify
👍   Tidal
👍   Deezer
👍   New Bluetooth Version
CONS
👍   No Front Wide Channel Support
👍   No IMAX Enhanced
👍   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
👍   No High-resolution Music Enhancer
👍   Few HDMI Outputs
👍   No Multi-Channel Input
👍   No Analog Pre-Outs
👍   No SiriusXM Internet Radio

Selected Features

Amplifier

Denon AVR-X1700H DAB and Onkyo TX-NR585 have 7 channel amplifiers. They both deliver 80 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and have stable performance at 4 Ω load. Since 2016 all receiver manufacturers have dropped front wide channel support and these models are no exceptions.


Video Features

Denon AVR-X1700H DAB supports 8K passthrough up to 60p and Onkyo TX-NR585 supports 4K passthrough up to 60p. Denon AVR-X1700H DAB can do 8K upscaling up to 60p. Denon AVR-X1700H DAB supports HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision and Onkyo TX-NR585 supports HDR10, Dolby Vision.


HDR10

High-dynamic-range (HDR) video has greater dynamic range than standard-dynamic-range (SDR) video with brigter whites and deeper blacks. HDR10 was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 supports up to 1000 nits of brightness and 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.


Dolby Vision and HDR10+

Dolby Vision and HDR10+ are both updates to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits maximum brightness on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and support up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.


Dolby Atmos and Dolby Surround upmixer

Denon AVR-X1700H DAB and Onkyo TX-NR585 support Dolby Atmos with its Dolby Surround upmixer. They can be configured upto 5.1.2 channels using internal amplifiers.

Dolby Atmos is the first cinematic audio format in which sounds exist as individual entities, called audio objects. In Dolby Atmos, any sound - the helicopter, a car screeching around a corner, a melodic bird call - can exist as an independent audio object, free of channel restrictions. They can be precisely placed and moved anywhere in your room, including overhead, to flow above and around you in three-dimensional space. Through the use of audio objects, overhead sound, and all the richness, clarity, and power of Dolby sound, Dolby Atmos turns your room into an amazing place for entertainment. You'll feel like you're inside the action, in ways you've never experienced before.

Dolby Atmos for the home represents every sound in the original cinema mix as an audio object. Extensions to the Dolby Audio™ codecs, along with an advanced scalable algorithm, allow Dolby Atmos to be delivered via Blu-ray Disc and streaming media. A spatially-coded substream is added to Dolby TrueHD or Dolby Digital Plus. A Dolby Atmos audio/video receiver (AVR) adapts the cinema experience to your home theater from seven speakers to as many as 34 in 24.1.10 configuration, recreating the original artistic concept. The format supports up to 128 simultaneous independent audio objects in a mix for rich, realistic, and breathtaking sound. It recreates the director's original concept through descriptive metadata to provide customized playback for home theater and delivers sounds above you through overhead speakers, special upward-firing Dolby Atmos speakers, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar.

If the content is not mixed in Dolby Atmos then the Dolby surround upmixer will expand the audio to all channels including ceiling speakers. The upmixer has replaced the Dolby Pro Logic II family with improved upmixing algorithms.


DTS:X and Neural:X upmixer

Denon AVR-X1700H DAB and Onkyo TX-NR585 support DTS:X with its Neural:X upmixer. Both of them can be configured upto 5.1.2 channels using internal amplifiers.

A technique used in DTS:X is similar to the one used in Dolby Atmos. Instead of a fixed number of channels, DTS:X defines object locations from the listener in polar coordinates. An a/v receiver then dynamically renders sound according to the current speaker configuration. The speaker layout employed by DTS:X is the sum of Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D. It has standard 7.1 channel base layer, a 5 channel height layer above the base layer on the front and side walls, and 3 rows of speakers on the ceiling.

DTS Neural:X is an upmixer that can take non DTS:X content and upmix it to the DTS:X speaker layout. It has replaced the DTS Neo family with improved flexibility.


Dynamic Audio Amplification

Onkyo TX-NR585 features Dynamic Audio Amplification which is Onkyo’s amplification philosophy that focuses on capturing the energy and dynamism contained in the audio signal and reproducing it without loss. Audio signals are not static like a test tone, but rather a countless collection of constantly moving waves. While static measurements such as S/N ratio and Total Harmonic Distortion are important, Onkyo believes that excellent dynamic and transient response is the key to emotionally involving sound. Dynamism - the “life” in music - is achieved when the amp can respond to changes in the signal instantaneously, so notes start and stop naturally and the nuances in attack, decay, sustain, and release are voiced with conviction. Onkyo home theater receivers represent the culmination of almost 70 years’ experience in amplifier design. The unique elements of their amplification system comprise high-current, low-impedance architecture to accurately control large speaker cones while enabling instantaneous response to dynamic changes, and discrete wide-range amplifier circuit topology to eliminate phase shift for clear and accurate audio imaging.


Advanced Music Optimizer

Compressed music enhancement in Onkyo TX-NR585 is done by Onkyo’s Advanced Music Optimizer. While MP3 or AAC files may sound fine through the headphones of your portable digital player, the limitations of these files can be exposed when played back through a quality home entertainment system. This is because a significant amount of high-frequency bit information is lost during the file-compression process. To counter this, Onkyo has designed the Advanced Music Optimizer to compensate for lost bit information and improve the quality of compressed audio signals. This results in a clearer and more expansive sound. Also included in this technology is a loudness correction feature that further improves the audio character of compressed files.


Phase-Matching Bass Boost

Onkyo TX-NR585 features Phase-Matching Bass Boost. The negative effects of phase-shift or the timing difference between sound waves of different frequencies can sometimes be heard in audio players when corners are cut in order to increase bass response. While most audio systems have some form of low-frequency enhancement system, often a bigger bass sound comes at the expense of mid-range clarity, and results in a smeared or muddy sound. Onkyo’s Phase-Matching Bass Boost technology avoids this problem by improving the phase timing to preserve the natural clarity of the mid-range allowing vocals and strings to shine while maintaining a smooth, powerful bass response at all volume levels.


Connectivity

Denon AVR-X1700H DAB

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Denon AVR-X1700H DAB can be connected to internet using ethernet cable or built-in wi-fi adapter. It can also connect to bluetooth devices via built-in bluetooth adapter. The Receiver works with Amazon Alexa and supports AirPlay 2. It has 6 HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.3 copy protection. There is a phono input with built-in phono stage for connecting the cartridge output of the turntable directly to the Receiver.

Front panel has USB input.

Onkyo TX-NR585

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Onkyo TX-NR585 can be connected to internet using ethernet cable or built-in wi-fi adapter. It can also connect to bluetooth devices via built-in bluetooth adapter. The Receiver works with SONOS and supports AirPlay 2 after firmware update. It has 6 HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.2 copy protection. There is a phono input with built-in phono stage for connecting the cartridge output of the turntable directly to the Receiver.

Front panel has Mini-Jack input.

Specifications

And in the end let us list the detailed specifications of the receivers side-by-side.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - Denon AVR-X1700H DAB and here - Onkyo TX-NR585.

BASICS Denon AVR-X1700H DAB Onkyo TX-NR585
BrandDenonOnkyo
ModelAVR-X1700H DABTX-NR585
TypeA/V ReceiverA/V Receiver
CountryUKNorth America
Release Year20212018
AMPLIFIER Denon AVR-X1700H DAB Onkyo TX-NR585
Channels7.27.2
Front Wide Channel Support
THX™ Certification
Continuous 6 Ω Rated
Certified 4 Ω Performance
Bi-amp Capability assignable
AUDIO Denon AVR-X1700H DAB Onkyo TX-NR585
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) EngineFour 300 MHz DSP cores32-bit Digital Signal Processing Engines
DACAKMAKM AK4458
Maximum Channel Processing7.17.1
Air Studios Monitor Certification
Dolby Atmos up to 5.1.2
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Surround Upmixer
Dolby Pro Logic PLII
Dolby Digital EX
DTS:X up to 5.1.2
DTS Neural:X
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neo Neo:6
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS 96/24
DTS Express
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
IMAX Enhanced
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSDFLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, WMA, MP3, DSD, AIFF, AAC, Dolby TrueHD
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 192 kHz up to 192 kHz
High Resolution Audio Formats via USBApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSDFLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, DSD, AIFF, AAC, Dolby TrueHD
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USB
Gapless Playback
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USB 2-ch Input 2-ch Input
DSD to PCM Converter
USB DAC
Jitter Reduction PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology for S/PDIF Audio
DTS Dialog Control
Dialog Enhancement
Dialog Normalization
Dialogue Lift
Compressed Music Enhancer Advanced Music Optimizer (bluetooth included)
High-resolution Music Enhancer
Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Audyssey Dynamic Volume
Audyssey LFC
Audyssey Sub EQ HT
Audyssey DSX
Direct Mode
CALIBRATION Denon AVR-X1700H DAB Onkyo TX-NR585
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. Audyssey MultEQ XT AccuEQ with AccuReflex™
VIDEO Denon AVR-X1700H DAB Onkyo TX-NR585
HDR10
HDR10+
BT.2020 color space
Dolby Vision
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
QMS (Quick Media Switching)
ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
QFT (Quick Frame transport)
3-D Ready
Video Signal Passthroughup to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4up to 4K/60p (RGB/YCbCr4:4:4)
Video Signal Upscaling from 1080p up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component**, Composite
Component Video Upscaling
Analog to Analog Video conversion
isf Certified Calibration Control
CONNECTIVITY Denon AVR-X1700H DAB Onkyo TX-NR585
MHL Input
DLNA 1.5
FireConnect
FlareConnect
Chromecast Built-In
DTS Play-Fi
Works with Amazon Alexa
Works with SONOS requires firmware update & Sonos Connect
AirPlay AirPlay 2 AirPlay 2 after firmware update
Apple Product Connection iPod, iPhone and iPad iPod, iPhone and iPad
Remote App Denon 2016 AVR Remote App for iOS and Android devices and Kindle FireOnkyo Remote App for iPod touch/iPhone and Android-Powered Devices
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
Ethernet
Ethernet Switch
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth SBC SBC, AAC
HDBaseT Compatible
Enhanced ARC
HDCP Version2.32.2
HDMI Input6 (three 8K inputs)6
HDMI Output11
USB Input1 Front for USB memory1 (Rear)
USB DC Out Port
Analog Audio Line Input27 (1 Front)
Analog Audio Line Output
Phono Input
Optical In22
Optical Out
Coaxial In/Out / 1 /
Composite Video Input22
Composite Video Output1
S-Video Input
S-Video Output
Component Video Input2
Component Video Output
PC In
Multi-Channel Input
Analog Pre-Outs0.20.2
XLR Inputs
XLR Pre-outs
Front A/V InputsUSBMini-Jack
Speaker A/B assignable
Headphone Out 6.3 mm 6.3 mm
ZONES Denon AVR-X1700H DAB Onkyo TX-NR585
Zones22
Powered Zones 2 2
Zone 2RCA Line Out
RS-232
+12V Trigger Output0
Remote (IR) Input/Output0 / 00 / 0
MISC Denon AVR-X1700H DAB Onkyo TX-NR585
On-Screen Display Hybrid Graphic User Interface Graphical Overlaid On-Screen Display (OSD) via HDMI with Quick Set-Up
GUI Languages97
Detachable Power Cord
RADIO Denon AVR-X1700H DAB Onkyo TX-NR585
Analog Tuner FM with RDS FM/AM
Digital Radio DAB/DAB+
Internet Radio TuneIn TuneIn
Pandora
Spotify
Tidal
Deezer
Napster
SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONSTRUCTION Denon AVR-X1700H DAB Onkyo TX-NR585
Speaker Terminals79
Large Speaker Terminals79
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals
Gold plated RCA terminals
POWER Denon AVR-X1700H DAB Onkyo TX-NR585
Power SupplyAC 230 V, 50/60 HzAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption430 W460 W
No Sound PowerECO On/Off: 29 W/39 W55 W
Standby Power0.1 W0.15 W
GENERAL Denon AVR-X1700H DAB Onkyo TX-NR585
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function
Dimensions (W x H x D)434 mm x 151 mm x 339 mm (with antenna: 434 mm x 215 mm x 339 mm)
17 1/8" x 6" x 13 3/8" (with antenna: 17 1/8" x 8 1/2" x 13 3/8")
435 mm x 173.5 mm x 379.5 mm
17-1/8" x 6-13/16" x 14-15/16"
Weight8.6 kg (19 lbs)9.4 kg (20.7 lbs)
Warranty3 Years2 Years
SPECS Denon AVR-X1700H DAB Onkyo TX-NR585
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 280 W (0.08% THD)80 W (0.08% THD)
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA)175 W (10% THD)170 W (10% THD)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩ200 mV/47 kΩ (1 kHz, 100 W/8 Ω)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM)2.5 mV3.5 mV/47 kΩ
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)98 dB106 dB
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A)74 dB80 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In)+1/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz, Direct mode)10 Hz - 100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (Direct)
DSD Sampling Rates via USB5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz2.8 MHz, 5.6 MHz
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component Y)
0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
Ethernet Standard100BASE-TX10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi StandardIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/acIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency5 GHz, 2.4 GHz5 GHz, 2.4 GHz
Bluetooth Version4.24.1 + LE
Bluetooth Frequency2.4 GHz2.4 GHz
USB TerminalUSB2.0 5V, 1 AVer. 2.0, 5 V, 1 A
FM Frequency87.5 MHz - 108.0 MHz87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 2.8 µV (20.2 dBf)Mono: 1.56 µV (15.0 dBf)

* - 480i/576i and 480p/576p only
** - 480i/576i only
*** - no 1080p/24 upconversion
**** - 1080p signal is not converted

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