Onkyo TX-RZ830 review & specs

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Onkyo TX-RZ830

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.

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Design

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.

Characteristics

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.

Performance

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.

Sound Quality

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.

Connectivity

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.

Setup

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.

Conclusion

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.

Common features

Product

Onkyo TX-RZ830

Model

TX-RZ830

Brand

Onkyo

Rating

2.0 of 5

Reviews

2

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

D

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

DSD

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS neural:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS:X

Dolby atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Power device

Operational power consumption

850 W

Standby power consumption

0.15 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent

Colour

black

Amplifier

Total output power

980 W

Output power per channel

180 W

Output impedance per channel

6 Ohm

Frequency response

5 Hz-100 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %

Number of channels

9

Signal-to-noise ratio

108 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

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

7

Optical digital inputs

2

Coaxial digital inputs

1

HDMI inputs

7

HDMI outputs

2

Optical digital outputs

has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not

Subwoofer outputs

2

USB

1

Phones

1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM

Preset station qty

40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

X.v.Color

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Deep color

MCACC Pro

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Sound output mode

Surround Sound

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround

Surround system class

9.2 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

4

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

15.7 x 17.2 x 8 inches

Product weight

31 pounds

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