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Onkyo TX-SR353 (North American version)

SCORE:
67

Highlights

  • 5.1 channels
  • 5.1 channel processing
  • 80 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • HDR10, 4K Passthrough
  • Bluetooth
  • USB input

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Overview

Onkyo TX-SR353 was introduced in 2016. It is equipped with 5 channel amplifier with 80 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 67 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
69
VIDEO FEATURES
84
AUDIO FEATURES
64
CONNECTIVITY
61
MULTIZONE
55
MISCELLANEOUS
41
RADIO
59
OVERALL
67

Pros and Cons

In this section we present pros and cons of Onkyo TX-SR353.

PROS
  DSD via HDMI
  Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
  New HDCP Version
  HDR10
  4K or 8K Video Passthrough
  Bluetooth
  USB Input
  Composite Video Inputs
  Zones
  Analog Tuner
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 eARC
  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
  Few Analog Audio Line Inputs
  No Phono Input
  No Analog Pre-Outs
  No Pandora
  No Spotify
  No Tidal

Predecessor

Here we are comparing Onkyo TX-SR353 to its predecessor TX-SR343 and displaying the major changes.

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-SR353 vs Onkyo TX-SR343.

Audio Section

5 channel Amplifier

Onkyo TX-SR353 features 5 channel power amplifier. It is rated at 80 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven).

    Speaker Configurations

    Onkyo TX-SR353'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-SR353 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.

    Room Calibration

    Onkyo TX-SR353 comes with AccuEQ room correction system and includes the calibration microphone.

    • AccuEQ: First, AccuEQ detects the presence of speakers and evaluates the impedance of each. Next, it pinpoints their distance relative to the main listening position using the mic and sets suitable sound-pressure levels. Then it selects the optimal crossover frequency so that deeper bass rolls smoothly off to the subwoofer. Finally, AccuEQ performs frequency response equalization based on room-acoustic and speaker data collected via microphone. The sound-field is now tailored around the listening position, resulting in a more immersive and realistic in-film experience.

    Video Section

    HDMI

    Onkyo TX-SR353 features 4 HDMI inputs. It has 1 output.

    • 4K/60Hz Passthrough: All inputs pass up to 4K/60p (4:4:4) video signal.
    • BT.2020 Color Space: BT.2020 or Rec. 2020 is a color standard which delivers a wider color gamut compared to Rec. 709. It covers approximately 75% of the total visual spectrum while the Rec. 709 covers only 35%.
    • 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-SR353 is able to pass 3D video through HDMI.
    andh3>HDR (High Dynamic Range)

    Onkyo TX-SR353 supports HDR (high dynamic range) video formats such as HDR10. High dynamic range video has greater dynamic range than standard dynamic range (SDR) video with brighter whites and deeper blacks. The result is greater contrast and more details in dark and bright areas, better color and depth.

    • HDR10: HDR10 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 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors. It is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits peak brightness, however common HDR10 contents are mastered with peak brightness from 1,000 to 4,000 nits.

    Inputs and Outputs

    Audio

    • Analog Line Inputs: There are 3 line inputs for analog audio connection.
    • Digital Inputs: 1 optical input 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: 2   Outputs: 1
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    Specifications

    Here we list all the available features and specifications of Onkyo TX-SR353.

    BASICS
    BrandOnkyo
    ModelTX-SR353
    TypeA/V Receiver
    CountryNorth America
    Release Year2016
    AMPLIFIER
    Channels5.1
    Dynamic Audio Amplification
    Non-Phase Shift Amplifier
    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
    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 Digital EX
    DTS:X
    DTS Neural:X
    DTS Virtual:X
    DTS-HD Master Audio
    DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
    DTS 96/24
    IMAX Enhanced
    Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
    PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
    High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network
    Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USB
    DSD via HDMI 2-ch
    USB DAC
    Jitter Reduction
    DTS Dialog Control
    Dialog Enhancement
    Dialog Normalization
    Dialogue Lift
    Tone Control Front L/R Channels
    Compressed Music Enhancer Advanced Music Optimizer
    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
    Direct Mode
    Pure Audio Mode
    Pure Direct Analog Path Mode
    CALIBRATION
    Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. AccuEQ
    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 (4:4:4)
    Video Signal Upscaling
    Analog To HDMI Upconversion
    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
    Remote App
    InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
    Ethernet
    Ethernet Switch
    Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth
    HDBaseT Compatible
    HDMI Inputs4
    HDMI Outputs1
    8K Inputs
    USB Input1 (Front)
    USB DC Out Port
    Analog Audio Line Input3
    Analog Audio Line Output
    Phono Input
    Optical Inputs1
    Optical Outputs
    Coaxial Inputs1
    Composite Video Input2
    Composite Video Output1
    S-Video Input
    S-Video Output
    Component Video Input
    Component Video Output
    PC In
    Multi-Channel Input
    Analog Pre-Outs0.1
    XLR Inputs
    XLR Pre-outs
    Front A/V InputsUSB
    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
    Detachable Power Cord
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    ONKYO-RI System Control
    RIHD (Remote Interactive Over HDMI)
    Pre-Pro/Learning Remote /
    On Screen Remote Programming
    Bi-directional Remote Setup via GUI
    RADIO
    Analog Tuner FM/AM
    Presets30
    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 Supply
    H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply)
    Toroidal Transformer
    Power Consumption210 W
    Standby Power0.45 W
    GENERAL
    Dimensions (W x H x D)435 mm x 168 mm x 326.5 mm
    17-1/8" x 6-5/8" x 12-7/8"
    Weight8.0 kg (17 lb 10 oz)
    Warranty2 Years
    SPECS
    Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 280 W (0.08% THD)
    Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, FTC)140 W (1.0% THD)
    THD0.06% (20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 Ω, 1 Channel Driven, 50 W)
    Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩ
    S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)98 dB
    Frequency Response (Analog In)5 Hz - 100 kHz/0 dB, -3 dB (Direct mode)
    DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI2.8 MHz
    Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
    FM Frequency87.5 MHz - 108.0 MHz
    AM Frequency530 kHz - 1700 kHz

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

    Successor

    In 2017 Onkyo TX-SR353 was replaced by TX-SR373. Let us now have a look at some important changes that the successor brought.


    UPGRADES Onkyo TX-SR373 vs Onkyo TX-SR353
    More Channels 5.2 vs 5.1
    Dolby Vision vs
    Higher S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 106 dB vs 98 dB

    For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Onkyo TX-SR353 vs Onkyo TX-SR373.

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