Onkyo TX-RZ820 vs Onkyo TX-RZ710

Onkyo TX-RZ820 vs Onkyo TX-RZ710 – choose the best receiver for you

Onkyo TX-RZ820 vs Onkyo TX-RZ710

I had an opportunity to test both models and this comparison should help you choose between Onkyo TX-RZ820 vs TX-RZ710.

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Features & Performance

Onkyo TX-RZ820 vs Onkyo TX-RZ710 back

If we compare the total power output, we will see that TX-RZ820 wins with its 900 W versus TX-RZ710 that provides 560 W only. Onkyo also used various audio enhancement technologies, like Dynamic Audio Amplification and VLSC. These receivers support the modern video standard – 4K at 60 Hz with the HDR technology.

Connections & Setup

Both receivers have wireless modules installed. You can access various online audio streaming services, use the Apple AirPlay or the Chrome technologies. These receivers also support several zones.

Some customers claim that TX-RZ820 is quite unstable and it has issues with the HDMI board and the ports. However, TX-RZ710 does not have any major issues with ports. If we compare Onkyo TX-RZ710 vs TX-RZ820 in terms of the number of the HDMI ports, we will see that TX-RZ710 has 8 in and TX-RZ820 has 7 in HDMI ports. Both models have 2 HDMI out ports.

Onkyo uses the AccuEQ technology to control the output audio. It has an auto-calibration module (the manufacturer provides you with the setup microphone). If you are not satisfied with the calibration result you can always tweak it as you like, using a special application. The application is easy to use.

Design

Both models look almost the same – there are three knobs, an LCD display that shows some very basic information. TX-RZ710 has a row of buttons right under the LCD display. TX-RZ820 has a front flap that covers many additional buttons and ports.

The remote controller is ergonomic. It has all buttons to control various parameters, like accessing the menu, changing the volume level, input source, zone controlling, etc.

The dimensions are 15.6x17.1x7.9 inches for Onkyo TX-RZ820 and 17.2x15.8x8 inches for Onkyo TX-RZ710. The weight is 31 pounds and 23.1 pounds respectively.

Onkyo TX-RZ820 pros & cons

Pros:

  • Good quality of the output audio – due to various enhancement technologies (plus it is THX-certified).
  • The AccuEQ calibration is precise.
  • The UI is well-designed which makes it easy to use.

Cons:

  • Some customers have issues with Samsung Bluray players (no video output).
  • Issues with the HDMI signal (it cuts out with 4K sources).

Onkyo TX-RZ710 pros & cons

Pros:

  • Good compatibility with various models of TVs (including the ARC technology).
  • The calibration results are quite precise.

Cons:

  • Some customers claim that this model is not reliable (it worked for 2 months only).
  • Issues with Zone 2 (no video), plus it takes too long to switch zone control using a remote controller.

Onkyo TX-RZ820

Onkyo TX-RZ820 review

Sep 25, 2018

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Common

Product

Onkyo TX-RZ820
Onkyo TX-RZ710

Model

TX-RZ820
TX-RZ710

Brand

Onkyo
Onkyo

Rating

4.0 of 5
4.0 of 5

Reviews

106
70

Amplifier

Total output power

900 W
560 W

Output power per channel

130 W
110 W, 180 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm, 6 Ohm
6 Ohm, 8 Ohm

Frequency response

5 Hz-100 kHz
5 Hz-100 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

7
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

110 dB
100 dB

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS: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

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

2
8

Optical digital inputs

2
2

Coaxial digital inputs

1
1

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

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

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

32bit / 192kHz
32bit / 384kHz

Surround sound effects

Virtual Cinema DSP
Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround

Surround system class

7.2 channel
7.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

600 W
600 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.1 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

15.6 x 17.1 x 7.9 inches
17.2 x 15.8 x 8 inches

Weight

31 pounds
23.1 pounds
Onkyo TX-RZ820
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  • 25.3Onkyo TX-RZ820
  • 24.1Onkyo TX-RZ710

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