Onkyo TX-RZ830 vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080

Choose the best receiver for your needs - Onkyo TX-RZ830 vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080

Onkyo TX-RZ830 vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080

I had a chance to test two high-performance solutions - Onkyo TX-RZ830 vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080. This review should help people who are looking for a great receiver.

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Features & Performance

Onkyo TX-RZ830 vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 back

If we compare Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 vs Onkyo TX-RZ830 in terms of the total power output we get Onkyo TX-RZ830 with 850 W versus Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 that outputs 1260 W. However, Onkyo TX-RZ830 is THX certified and it is compatible with Sonos, while Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 supports the Surround AI technology and it has a premier-quality DAC installed.

Connections & Setup

Both manufacturers provide Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules, so you can stream content from online services. RX-A2080 can work with wireless surround speakers (MusicCast 50 or 20), while TX-RZ830 is supporting the Chromecast technology and the Google Assistant.

These models support the multi-room technology, which is easy to control using buttons on the receivers or remote controllers. Both models are built well and customers don’t have any problems with ports.

RX-A2080 uses the YPAO technology and Onkyo uses the AccuEQ technology to calibrate and control the output audio. The initial calibration is very precise (both manufacturers provide the required microphone). However, you can always fine-tune the settings using a special application. It is easy to use and customers do not have any issues with it.

Design

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 has two large knobs, a power on/off button. It also has a simple LCD display. You can find more buttons and ports behind the front flap.

Onkyo TX-RZ830 has one large knob and two small ones, a power on/off button, many small round-shaped buttons and a simple LCD display. Additional buttons are behind the flap. The round-shaped buttons are very small.

The receivers are provided with ergonomic remote controllers.

The dimensions are 15.7x17.2x8 in for Onkyo TX-RZ830 versus 18.7x17.1x7.6 in for Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080. The weight is 31 and 37.5 pounds respectively.

Onkyo TX-RZ830 pros & cons

Pros:

  • Easy to install and calibrate – the AccuEQ technology is extremely precise. The output sound is balanced properly.
  • The output sound and video quality is stunning – the sound is deep and it is distortion-free.
  • It passes the Amazon Atmos content.

Cons:

  • Some customers may find the output power not enough in certain cases.

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 pros & cons

Pros:

  • It is extremely flexible – you have many options and settings to adjust.
  • The auto-calibration feature is fast and precise – you do not need to tweak anything.
  • High-performance makes this model highly responsive.

Cons:

  • Some customers find the output sound not clean (you may experience a subtle audio distortion).

Onkyo TX-RZ830
Onkyo TX-RZ830 review

Oct 16, 2018

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 w...

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Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 review

Oct 10, 2018

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 is really able to become a part of a fantastic home theater. Such a receiver has everything for this. I truly enjoyed an opportunity to connect the three compatible displays ...

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Common

Product

Onkyo TX-RZ830
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080

Model

TX-RZ830
AVENTAGE RX-A2080

Brand

Onkyo
Yamaha

Rating

3.5 of 5
4.6 of 5

Reviews

4
3

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
0.1 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Amplifier

Total output power

980 W
1260 W

Output power per channel

180 W
140 W

Output impedance per channel

6 Ohm
4 Ohm, 6 Ohm

Frequency response

5 Hz-100 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.06 %

Number of channels

9
9

Signal-to-noise ratio

108 dB
112 dB

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

7
9

Optical digital inputs

2
3

Coaxial digital inputs

1
3

HDMI inputs

7
7

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 qty

40
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
Surround Sound

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz
24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround
Virtual CINEMA

Surround system class

9.2 channel
9.2 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

4
24

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

15.7 x 17.2 x 8 inches
18.7 x 17.1 x 7.6 inches

Product weight

31 pounds
37.5 pounds

AV receivers comparison rating

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  • 36
  • 37.5
  • 36Onkyo TX-RZ830
  • 37.5Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080

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