An Onkyo TX-RZ830 has all the features, which has to be in a modern audio/video receiver. It can propose 4K and HDR pass-through and decode for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X soundtracks. Such peculiarities were enough to feel true enjoyment. At the same time, the Onkyo TX-RZ830 review showed all the decent characteristics and problematic moments.
A special front panel reduced the resonance, so I heard an amazing sound quality. 4 silver legs not only guaranteed the sustainability but also performed the decoration task. Display demonstrated the inscriptions brightly, but on a sunny day it was hard to see the written words. I had to form the shade with help of my hand. The box itself is made from the durable material, which staid whole even after falling. On the lateral side, there were ventilation openings. They really helped the device not to overheat.
Due to Zone 2 and Zone 3 I had an opportunity to listen to the music even in different rooms. A built-in Google Chromecast allowed the Onkyo TX-RZ830 to play the streaming video and music. With the help of the Onkyo Music Control App I got an access to Amazon Music, but for Tidal, TuneIn, Deezer and Spotify usage I had to download and install the Onkyo Controller.
After the Onkyo TX-RZ830 specs checking, I didn’t have any doubts about the huge performance perspectives of this device. During the whole testing period, only 1 trouble appeared: non-working Wi-Fi. The wireless connection disappeared very unpredictably even when I was standing near the unit. In such a case the savior was a Bluetooth, which worked without interruptions. 40 preset FM/AM stations were not enough, for me, so I tested the Internet radio and wasn’t disappointed. The sound, the same as the signal level and quality were brilliant.
Frankly speaking, the device’s sound was delightful. This harmony between the environment sounds and voices in a movie created the condition for total immersion into occurring. With the help of the special app, I could control the volume. On the max level, the Onkyo TX-RZ830 suddenly shut down. Perhaps, in such a way, the manufacturer wanted to safe user’s eardrums, but such a device’s reaction was strange. The receiver is complemented with a special Pure Audio mode, which helps minimize the interference.
7 HDMI inputs and 2 outputs were enough for me. It didn’t have optical and coaxial digital outputs, put the presence of 2 subwoofer outputs and 1 phono became a real surprise. My vinyl player proved itself as its best and the sound was very clean and full.
Due to the high-level calibration, the system was ensured accurate sound equalization. The setting process as itself was performed without serious problems. I noticed that the device hindered from time to time. Such a peculiarity became a reason for the inconvenience, especially while the setting operation. As the result, I had to turn off the unit, turn it on and start everything again. This happened only once.
The Onkyo TX-RZ830 is really an amazing media receiver, which has everything to please an owner with a high-level functionality. Among positive peculiarities, I can highlight 4K, HDR pass-through, Dolby Atmos, ventilation openings, Zone 2, Zone 3, built-in Google Chromecast, 40 preset FM/AM stations, Bluetooth, Internet radio, etc. Also, there were not very positive moments: non-working Wi-Fi, display problems, and shutting down on the max volume.