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Onkyo TX-SR343 (USA version)

SCORE:
64

Highlights

  • 5.1 channels
  • 5.1 channel processing
  • 65 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • 4K Passthrough
  • Bluetooth

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Content

Overview

Onkyo TX-SR343 was introduced in 2015. It is equipped with 5 channel amplifier with 65 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 5.1 maximum channel processing. It passes 4K/60Hz video signal.

We evaluated the a/v receiver and gave 64 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

AMPLIFIER
71
VIDEO FEATURES
67
AUDIO FEATURES
63
CONNECTIVITY
64
MULTIZONE
55
MISCELLANEOUS
42
RADIO
59
OVERALL
64

Pros and Cons

In this section we present pros and cons of Onkyo TX-SR343.

PROS
  DSD via HDMI
  New HDCP Version
  4K or 8K Video Passthrough
  Analog To HDMI Upconversion
  Bluetooth
  Many Analog Audio Line Inputs
  Composite Video Inputs
  Component Video Inputs
  Zones
  Analog Tuner
  Independent Power Supply
CONS
  5.1 Channel Processing
  No Dolby Atmos
  No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
  No DTS:X
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
  No Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
  No eARC
  No HDR10
  No HDR10+
  No Dolby Vision
  No 4K or 8K Video Upscaling
  No Chromecast Built-In
  Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
  No Ethernet
  No Wi-Fi
  Few HDMI Inputs
  Few HDMI Outputs
  Few 8K Inputs
  No USB Input
  No Phono Input
  No Analog Pre-Outs
  No Pandora
  No Spotify
  No Tidal
  Old Bluetooth Version

Predecessor

Here we are comparing Onkyo TX-SR343 to its predecessor TX-SR333 and displaying the major changes.

UPGRADES Onkyo TX-SR343 vs Onkyo TX-SR333
DTS-ES vs
Phase-Matching Bass Boost for Deep Bass and Clear Mid-Range vs
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component**, Composite vs
USB DC Out Port 5 V, 1 A vs
More Optical Inputs 2 vs 1
More Component Video Inputs 2 vs 1
Smart Grid-Ready vs
More Large Speaker Terminals 2 vs 0
Bigger Power Supply 3.8 A vs 3.2 A
Lower THD 0.08% (20 Hz - 20 kHz, half power) vs 0.7% (20 Hz - 20 kHz, Half power)

DOWNGRADES Onkyo TX-SR343 vs Onkyo TX-SR333
AirPlay vs AirPlay via optional Onkyo RI Dock DS-A5 (sold separately)
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue vs
Less HDMI Inputs 4 vs 6
USB Input vs 1 (Rear)
Less Analog Audio Line Outputs vs 1
Less Coaxial Inputs/Outputs 1 vs 2
Less Composite Video Inputs 3 (1 front) vs 4 (1 front)
Less Composite Video Outputs vs 1
Less Component Video Outputs vs 1
Less Zones 1 vs 2
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals vs
Lower Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC) 100 W (1% THD) vs 110 W (0.9% THD)
Lower Damping Factor 40 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 Ω) vs 60 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 Ω)

For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Onkyo TX-SR343 vs Onkyo TX-SR333.

Audio Section

5 channel Amplifier

Onkyo TX-SR343 features 5 channel power amplifier. It is rated at 65 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven).

  • WRAT (Wide Range Amp Technology): Onkyo TX-SR343 features Onkyo’s Wide Range Amp Technology (WRAT) circuit layout that prevents phase shifting by pushing the roll-off point higher than the listening-level frequency. Amplifying sound without phase shift creates an uncommonly well-focused and realistic audio image. If phase shift occurs and signal timing is not accurate, then neither is the resulting audio image.

Speaker Configurations

Onkyo TX-SR343's 5 channel amplifier can be assigned for different speaker configurations.

  • Configurations: Available configurations are:
  • 5.1 with internal amplifier.

Sound Processing

  • Advanced Music Optimizer: Compressed music enhancement in Onkyo TX-SR343 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.

Video Section

HDMI

Onkyo TX-SR343 features 4 HDMI inputs. It has 1 output.

  • 4K/60Hz Passthrough: All inputs pass up to 4K/60p (RGB/YCbCr4:4:4/YCbCr4:2:2, 24 bit) video signal.
  • Analog To HDMI Upconversion: The a/v receiver supports video upconversion, so you can connect your analog Component and Composite video sources and Onkyo TX-SR343 will output them via HDMI. This means that you will need only one HDMI cable to connect to your TV.
  • HDCP 2.2 Copy Protection: All inputs and outputs are HDCP 2.2 compliant which is a requirement for 4K/HDR copy-protected content transmission.
  • 3D Ready: Onkyo TX-SR343 is able to pass 3D video through HDMI.

Inputs and Outputs

Audio

  • Analog Line Inputs: There are 7 line inputs for analog audio connection.
  • Digital Inputs: 2 optical inputs and 1 coaxial input are available for digital audio connection.
  • Headphone Output: There is a 6.3 mm (1/4") headphone output jack on the front panel.

Video

  • HDMI:
  • Inputs: 4   Outputs: 1
    8K Inputs: 0
  • Composite Video: Connect you VCR, Laserdisc player and other old video equipment with composite video cables.
  • Inputs: 3   Outputs: 0
  • Component Video: Component video connection gives you the higher quality video compared to the composite video connection. So in case your old DVD player and other equipment do not have an HDMI output but have Component video output use this connection over the composite one. Onkyo TX-SR343 supports up to 480i/576i resolution on Component video connectors.
  • Inputs: 2   Outputs: 0
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Specifications

Here we list all the available features and specifications of Onkyo TX-SR343.

BASICS
BrandOnkyo
ModelTX-SR343
TypeA/V Receiver
CountryUSA
Release Year2015
AMPLIFIER
Channels5.1
WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry)
Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry
THX™ Certification
Continuous 6 Ω Rated
Certified 4 Ω Performance
Discrete Output Stage Circuitry
3-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry
PUSH-PULL Design
Independent Block Construction (Amp/Preprocessor)
Bi-amp Capability
BTL (Bridged Transless or Bridging)
AUDIO
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) EngineAdvanced 32-bit DSP Chip
DACBurr-Brown
DAC Specs192 kHz/24 Bit
Maximum Channel Processing5.1
Air Studios Monitor Certification
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby Atmos Music
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Surround Upmixer
Dolby Pro Logic PLII
Dolby Digital EX
Surround EX
DTS:X
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
IMAX Enhanced
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USB
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-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 Level Adjustment
Dialog Normalization
Dialogue Lift
Tone Control Front L/R Channels
Compressed Music Enhancer Advanced Music Optimizer (bluetooth included)
High-resolution Music Enhancer
THX Processing Mode
Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Audyssey Dynamic Volume
Audyssey LFC
Audyssey Sub EQ HT
Audyssey DSX
Phase-Matching Bass Boost for Deep Bass and Clear Mid-Range
Direct Mode
Pure Audio Mode
Pure Direct Analog Path Mode
Virtual Speakers T-D (Theater-Dimensional)
Independent Subwoofer Outputs
CALIBRATION
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
VIDEO
Enhanced ARC
HDCP Version2.2
HDR10
HDR10+
Dynamic HDR
Dolby Vision
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
BT.2020 color space
QMS (Quick Media Switching)
ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
QFT (Quick Frame transport)
3-D Ready
Video Signal Passthroughup to 4K/60p (RGB/YCbCr4:4:4/YCbCr4:2:2, 24 bit)
Video Signal Upscaling
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component**, Composite
Component Video Upscaling
Analog to Analog Video conversion
Component Video Maximum Resolution480i/576i
isf Certified Calibration Control
CONNECTIVITY
MHL Input
DLNA 1.5
FireConnect
FlareConnect
Chromecast Built-In
DTS Play-Fi
Works with Amazon Alexa
Works with SONOS
AirPlay
Apple Product Connection iPod, iPhone via RI Dock
Remote App
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
Ethernet
Ethernet Switch
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
HDBaseT Compatible
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Outputs1
8K Inputs
USB Input
USB DC Out Port 5 V, 1 A
Analog Audio Line Input7 (1 front)
Analog Audio Line Output
Phono Input
Optical Inputs2
Optical Outputs
Coaxial Inputs1
Composite Video Input3 (1 front)
Composite Video Output
S-Video Input
S-Video Output
Component Video Input2
Component Video Output
PC In
Multi-Channel Input
Analog Pre-Outs0.1
XLR Inputs
XLR Pre-outs
Front A/V InputsComposite Video, RCA Audio
Speaker A/B
Headphone Out6.3 mm (1/4")
ZONES
Zones1
Whole House Mode
RS-232C Interface
+12V Trigger Output0
Remote (IR) Input/Output0 / 0
MISC
On-Screen Display Graphical Overlaid On-Screen Display (OSD) via HDMI with Quick Set-Up
Detachable Power Cord
uport
ONKYO-RI System Control
RIHD (Remote Interactive Over HDMI)
Pre-Pro/Learning Remote /
On Screen Remote Programming
Bi-directional Remote Setup via GUI
Smart Grid-Ready
RADIO
Analog Tuner FM/AM
Presets40
Digital Radio
Internet Radio
Pandora
Spotify
Tidal
Deezer
Napster
SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONSTRUCTION
Solid Aluminum Front
Speaker Terminals5
Large Speaker Terminals2
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals
18mm Pitch High Grade Pre-outs
19mm-Pitch Audio Inputs
Gold plated RCA terminals
POWER
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Independent Power Supply2
H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply) Massive High Power Transformer
Toroidal Transformer
Power Consumption3.8 A
No Sound Power45 W
Standby Power0.15 W
GENERAL
Dimensions (W x H x D)435 mm x 160 mm x 328 mm
17-1/8" x 6-5/16" x 12-15/16"
Weight7.8 kg (17.2 lbs)
Warranty2 Years
SPECS
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 265 W (0.7% THD)
Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, FTC)110 W (0.9% THD)
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA)120 W
Rated Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC)100 W (1% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel (3 Ω, Front)160 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front)125 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front)85 W
THD0.08% (20 Hz - 20 kHz, half power)
Damping Factor40 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 Ω)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩ (LINE, 1 kHz 100 W/8 Ω)
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)100 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In)10 Hz - 100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (Direct mode)
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component Y)
0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
Ethernet Standard
Bluetooth Version2․1 + EDR
Bluetooth Frequency2.4 GHz
FM Frequency87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz
AM Frequency522/530 kHz - 1611/1710 kHz

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

Successor

In 2016 Onkyo TX-SR343 was replaced by TX-SR353. Let us now have a look at some important changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES Onkyo TX-SR353 vs Onkyo TX-SR343
More Advanced Auto Speaker Calibration System AccuEQ vs
HDR10 vs
BT.2020 color space vs
USB Input 1 (Front) vs
More Composite Video Outputs 1 vs
Bigger Power Supply 210 W vs 3.8 A
Higher Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC) 80 W (0.08% THD) vs 65 W (0.7% THD)
Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, FTC) 140 W (1.0% THD) vs 110 W (0.9% THD)
Lower THD 0.06% (20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 Ω, 1 Channel Driven, 50 W) vs 0.08% (20 Hz - 20 kHz, half power)

DOWNGRADES Onkyo TX-SR353 vs Onkyo TX-SR343
DSD via HDMI 2-ch vs 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Jitter Reduction vs PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology for S/PDIF Audio
Phase-Matching Bass Boost vs for Deep Bass and Clear Mid-Range
Analog To HDMI Upconversion vs Component**, Composite
USB DC Out Port vs 5 V, 1 A
Less Analog Audio Line Inputs 3 vs 7 (1 front)
Less Optical Inputs 1 vs 2
Less Composite Video Inputs 2 vs 3 (1 front)
Less Component Video Inputs vs 2
ONKYO-RI System Control vs
RIHD (Remote Interactive Over HDMI) vs
Pre-Pro/Learning Remote / vs /
Less Presets 30 vs 40
Independent Power Supply vs 2
H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply) vs Massive High Power Transformer
Lower S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 98 dB vs 100 dB
Narrower AM Frequency Range 530 kHz - 1700 kHz vs 522/530 kHz - 1611/1710 kHz

For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Onkyo TX-SR343 vs Onkyo TX-SR353.

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