Onkyo TX-SR353 Review and Specs
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Onkyo TX-SR353 (North American version)

SCORE:
66

Highlights

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

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Onkyo TX-SR353 Overview

Onkyo TX-SR353 was introduced in 2016. It is equipped with 5 channel amplifier and is capable of 5.1 maximum channel processing.

We evaluated the Receiver and gave 66 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
81
AUDIO FEATURES
65
CONNECTIVITY
62
MULTIZONE
55
MISCELLANEOUS
41
RADIO
59
OVERALL
66

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 video signal passthrough and 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...

Pros and Cons

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

PROS
Dolby TrueHD πŸ‘
Dolby Digital Plus πŸ‘
DTS-HD Master Audio πŸ‘
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio πŸ‘
DTS 96/24 πŸ‘
DSD via HDMI πŸ‘
Compressed Music Enhancer πŸ‘
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. πŸ‘
HDR10 πŸ‘
BT.2020 color space πŸ‘
3-D Ready πŸ‘
4K or 8K Video Passthrough πŸ‘
Bluetooth πŸ‘
New HDCP Version πŸ‘
USB Input πŸ‘
Composite Video Inputs πŸ‘
Composite Video Outputs πŸ‘
Zones πŸ‘
Analog Tuner πŸ‘
CONS
Not Certified 4 Ω Performance πŸ‘Ž
No Bi-amp Capability πŸ‘Ž
Few Channel Processing πŸ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos πŸ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization πŸ‘Ž
No Dolby Surround Upmixer πŸ‘Ž
No DTS:X πŸ‘Ž
No DTS Neural:X πŸ‘Ž
No DTS Virtual:X πŸ‘Ž
No IMAX Enhanced πŸ‘Ž
No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer πŸ‘Ž
No High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network πŸ‘Ž
No DTS Dialog Control πŸ‘Ž
No High-resolution Music Enhancer πŸ‘Ž
No HDR10+ πŸ‘Ž
No Dolby Vision πŸ‘Ž
No Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) πŸ‘Ž
No 4K or 8K Video Upscaling πŸ‘Ž
No DLNA 1.5 πŸ‘Ž
No Chromecast Built-In πŸ‘Ž
Does not Work with Amazon Alexa πŸ‘Ž
Does Not Work with SONOS πŸ‘Ž
No Ethernet πŸ‘Ž
No Wi-Fi πŸ‘Ž
No eARC πŸ‘Ž
Few HDMI Inputs πŸ‘Ž
Few HDMI Outputs πŸ‘Ž
Few Analog Audio Line Inputs πŸ‘Ž
No Phono Input πŸ‘Ž
No Component Video Inputs πŸ‘Ž
No Multi-Channel Input πŸ‘Ž
No Analog Pre-Outs πŸ‘Ž
No Pandora πŸ‘Ž
No Spotify πŸ‘Ž
No Tidal πŸ‘Ž
No Deezer πŸ‘Ž
No Napster πŸ‘Ž
No SiriusXM Internet Radio πŸ‘Ž

Major Changes from its predecessor

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

UPGRADES Onkyo TX-SR353 Onkyo TX-SR343
More Advanced Auto Speaker Calibration System βœ” AccuEQ βœ–
BT.2020 color space βœ” βœ–
USB Input 1 (Front) βœ–
More Composite Video Outputs 1 βœ–

DOWNGRADES Onkyo TX-SR353 Onkyo TX-SR343
DSD via HDMI βœ” 2-ch βœ” 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Phase-Matching Bass Boost βœ– βœ” for Deep Bass and Clear Mid-Range
Analog To HDMI Upconversion βœ– βœ” Component**, Composite
Less Analog Audio Line Inputs 3 7 (1 front)
Less Optical Inputs 1 2
Less Composite Video Inputs 2 3 (1 front)
Less Component Video Inputs βœ– 2
Independent Power Supply βœ– 2
H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply) βœ– βœ” Massive High Power Transformer

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

Selected Features

Amplifier

Onkyo TX-SR353 has 5 channel amplifier and delivers 80 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven).


Video Features

The Receiver has 4K passthrough up to 60p.


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 Correction

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


Connectivity

Onkyo TX-SR353 can also connect to bluetooth devices via built-in bluetooth adapter. It has 4 HDMI inputs and HDCP 2.2 copy protection.

Front panel has USB input.

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Detailed 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 Amplificationβœ–
Non-Phase Shift Amplifierβœ–
VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry)βœ–
Optimum Gain Volume Circuitryβœ–
THXβ„’ Certificationβœ–
Continuous 6 Ω Ratedβœ”
Certified 4 Ω Performanceβœ–
Discrete Output Stage Circuitryβœ”
3-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitryβœ–
PUSH-PULL Designβœ–
Independent Block Construction (Amp/Preprocessor)βœ–
Bi-amp Capabilityβœ–
BTL (Bridged Transless or Bridging)βœ–
AUDIO
Maximum Channel Processing5.1
Air Studios Monitor Certificationβœ–
Dolby Atmosβœ–
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizationβœ–
Dolby TrueHDβœ”
Dolby Digital Plusβœ”
Dolby Surround Upmixerβœ–
Dolby Digital EXβœ–
DTS:Xβœ–
DTS Neural:Xβœ–
DTS Virtual:Xβœ–
DTS-HD Master Audioβœ”
DTS-HD High Resolution Audioβœ”
DTS 96/24βœ”
IMAX Enhancedβœ–
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixerβœ–
PCMβœ” 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Networkβœ–
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USBβœ–
DSD via HDMIβœ” 2-ch
USB DACβœ–
Jitter Reductionβœ–
DTS Dialog Controlβœ–
Dialog Enhancementβœ–
Dialog Normalizationβœ–
Dialogue Liftβœ–
Tone Controlβœ” Front L/R Channels
Compressed Music Enhancerβœ” Advanced Music Optimizer
High-resolution Music Enhancerβœ–
THX Processing Modeβœ–
Audyssey Dynamic EQβœ–
Audyssey Dynamic Volumeβœ–
Audyssey LFCβœ–
Audyssey Sub EQ HTβœ–
Audyssey DSXβœ–
Phase-Matching Bass Boostβœ–
Direct Modeβœ”
Pure Audio Modeβœ–
Pure Direct Analog Path Modeβœ–
CALIBRATION
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.βœ” AccuEQ
VIDEO
HDR10βœ”
HDR10+βœ–
Dynamic HDRβœ–
BT.2020 color spaceβœ”
Dolby Visionβœ–
Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)βœ–
Quick Media Switching (QMS)βœ–
Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-throughβœ–
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)βœ–
Quick Frame Transport (QFT)βœ–
3-D Readyβœ”
Video Signal Passthroughup to 4K/60p (4:4:4)
Video Signal Upscalingβœ–
Analog To HDMI Upconversionβœ–
isf Certified Calibration Controlβœ–
CONNECTIVITY
MHL Inputβœ–
DLNA 1.5βœ–
FireConnectβœ–
FlareConnectβœ–
Chromecast Built-Inβœ–
DTS Play-Fiβœ–
Works with Amazon Alexaβœ–
Works with SONOSβœ–
AirPlayβœ–
Apple Product Connectionβœ–
Remote Appβœ–
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevueβœ–
Ethernetβœ–
Ethernet Switchβœ–
Wi-Fiβœ–
Bluetoothβœ”
HDBaseT Compatibleβœ–
Enhanced ARCβœ–
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI Input4
HDMI Output1
USB Input1 (Front)
USB DC Out Portβœ–
Analog Audio Line Input3
Analog Audio Line Outputβœ–
Phono Inputβœ–
Optical In1
Optical Outβœ–
Coaxial In/Out1 / βœ–
Composite Video Input2
Composite Video Output1
S-Video Inputβœ–
S-Video Outputβœ–
Component Video Inputβœ–
Component Video Outputβœ–
PC Inβœ–
Multi-Channel Inputβœ–
Analog Pre-Outs0.1
XLR Inputsβœ–
XLR Pre-outsβœ–
Front A/V InputsUSB
Speaker A/Bβœ–
Headphone Outβœ” 6.3 mm
ZONES
Zones1
Whole House Modeβœ–
RS-232βœ–
+12V Trigger Output0
Remote (IR) Input/Output0 / 0
MISC
Detachable Power Cordβœ–
uportβœ–
ONKYO-RI System Controlβœ–
RIHD (Remote Interactive Over HDMI)βœ–
Pre-Pro/Learning Remoteβœ– / βœ–
On Screen Remote Programmingβœ–
Bi-directional Remote Setup via GUIβœ–
RADIO
Analog Tunerβœ” FM/AM
Presets30
Digital Radioβœ–
Internet Radioβœ–
Pandoraβœ–
Spotifyβœ–
Tidalβœ–
Deezerβœ–
Napsterβœ–
SiriusXM Internet Radioβœ–
CONSTRUCTION
Solid Aluminum Frontβœ–
Speaker Terminals5
Large Speaker Terminals2
Color-Coded Speaker Terminalsβœ–
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminalsβœ–
18mm Pitch High Grade Pre-outsβœ–
19mm-Pitch Audio Inputsβœ–
Gold plated RCA terminalsβœ–
POWER
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Independent Power Supplyβœ–
H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply)βœ–
Toroidal Transformerβœ–
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
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)
FM Effective Sensitivity
FM S/N Ratio
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)
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 Onkyo TX-SR353
More Channels 5.2 5.1
Dolby Vision βœ” βœ–

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

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