Sep 25, 2018
I had a chance to test this model and this Onkyo TX-RZ820 review will be helpful for people who look for a good receiver that has many great functions. This model combines high power output (moreover...Read More
Some people prefer having the all-in-one receiver, no matter which kind of person you are, by reading this article you can make a choice - Onkyo TX-RZ820 or Marantz SR6012.
In comparison with Marantz SR6012, Onkyo can’t read AAC audio files, unfortunately, however, its biggest advantage is how little electricity it consumes, no matter what – while operating or standby. So, if you are a person who looks after every single penny spends and doesn’t want to spend anything on not needed things, your obvious choice will be an Onkyo with only 0.1 W standby and 600 W operational power consumption. Furthermore, Onkyo also has greater frequency response range (5 Hz-100 kHz) and output power per channel, so that’s worth your money. On the other hands, Marantz has 9 channels versus Onkyo’s 7 only and has a better signal-to-noise ratio value of 108 dB. How noticeable for you this is – that’s up to you!
Both av receivers have a full set of connectivity interfaces, including wifi, IEEE and Bluetooth. If you need a lot to connect through, it would be wise to choose Marantz SR6012 as it has 8 HDMI inputs and 3 outputs compare to Onkyo TX-RZ820’s 7 inputs and 2 outputs. Also, be careful with Onkyo - there are some issues with HDMI signal cutting out with 4K sources, so if you have the latest smart TV, better to choose Marantz instead. Another my advice is to use an autocalibration with the Marantz one – they do include a microphone in the package that helps you to adjust the volume levels so just use.
The biggest difference between this receivers is that you may notice from the first glance is the screen – Onkyo’s model has a large screen so you can see the mode running, the time and everything sitting on the sofa far away. With Marantz’s one, it will be quite tricky as a non-standard design of a screen as a circle leads to the inability to keep an eye on what’s going on from the distance.
The Onkyo TX-RZ820 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Onkyo TX-RZ820 price