Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Onkyo TX-RZ3100

Onkyo TX-RZ3100 vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080: Heavyweight Rivals

Onkyo TX-RZ3100 vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080

I was really excited to test and compare 9.2-channel Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 and 11.2-channel Onkyo TX-RZ3100 AV receivers. Yamaha and Onkyo offer us stable high quality. The receivers let you enjoy surround sound. Onkyo TX-RZ3100 provides Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround, meanwhile, Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 presents Virtual CINEMA.

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Features & Performance

HDMI pass-through provides upscaling up to 4K in both units. Along with HDCP 2.2 protocol, they guarantee an excellent picture. Yamaha, as well as Onkyo, sounds great. However, the TX-RZ3100 has richer sound thanks to the support of all popular formats, including DTS Neural:X and Dolby surround, which Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 doesn’t support. Both receivers have high output power per channel (140W in Onkyo and 150W in Yamaha) that is important when you have quite demanding speakers.

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Onkyo TX-RZ3100

Connections & Setup

Onkyo TX-RZ3100, as well as Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080, supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Both worked well when testing. RX-A3080 provides AirPlay, Spotify Connect, and MusicCast multi-room. It also works with Amazon Alexa. Meanwhile, the TX-RZ3100 offers you Chromecast built-in, AirPlay, tune in radio, Pandora, Spotify, Tidal, and Deeper for app-based Audio streaming. So both receivers are well-equipped to let you enjoy your favorite music content.

The devices can boast of the connectors number. There are 8 AV and 8 HDMI inputs in Onkyo TX-RZ3100 versus 9 AV and 7 HDMI in Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080. The plugs connections deploy in the nests tightly and don’t cause any complaints. Another Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Onkyo TX-RZ3100 feature to compare is the setup process. The TX-RZ3100 seemed a bit complicated to set up. I didn’t use auto calibration because it sounded a bit flat and tuned the device on the remote. In case of the AVENTAGE RX-A3080, the auto setup sound was fine, so it didn’t take much time to tune the system.

Design

Onkyo TX-NR737 has its usual big knob on the right. There are many small buttons right above it and several other buttons on the left. The LCD is traditionally in the middle of the front panel. Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 has its typical design with 2 big knobs on both sides and the LCD between them. All ports are located on the back panel. The receivers have classic black color and will fit any interior.

Onkyo TX-RZ3100 Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • The unit offers a good balance of power and natural immersive sound.

Cons:

  • It has HDMI board issues: you need to reset the receiver to make it work correctly.

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Total Purity Compass technology helps prevent vibrations and digital noise.

Cons:

  • It lacks ASR technology.

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 review

Nov 29, 2018

This Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 review deals with the premium device that can deliver 150W per channel. The anti-resonance tech makes the device completely reliable and durable. The sound is natural an...

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Onkyo TX-RZ3100

Onkyo TX-RZ3100 review

Mar 27, 2019

Before you go on reading the Onkyo TX-RZ3100 review I have to be honest and to tell you that this receiver is indeed an amazing option for the whole family to enjoy. But this piece of hardware will c...

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Common

Product

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Onkyo TX-RZ3100

Model

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
TX-RZ3100

Brand

Yamaha
Onkyo

Rating

4.2 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

12
13

Amplifier

Total output power

1350 W
1010 W

Output power per channel

150 W
140 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm, 6 Ohm
4 Ohm, 4 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.06 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

9
11

Signal-to-noise ratio

120 dB
108 dB

Functions

Amplifier class

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

DSD

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS neural:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K
up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion
HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K
up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

9
8

Optical digital inputs

3
3

Coaxial digital inputs

3
2

HDMI inputs

7
8

HDMI outputs

2
2

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
2

USB

1
1

Phones

1
1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station

40
40

Preset station qty

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

MCACC Pro

Deep color

X.v.Color

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz
32bit / 384kHz

DSP preset qty

Sound output mode

Surround sound effects

Virtual CINEMA
Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround

Surround system class

9.2 channel
11.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Digital sound processor (DSP)

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

340 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.15 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

18.7 x 17.1 x 7.6 inches
17.8 x 17.1 x 7.9 inches

Weight

39.9 pounds
43 pounds
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
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Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Onkyo TX-RZ3100

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  • 25.8Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
  • 26Onkyo TX-RZ3100

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