Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Onkyo TX-RZ50

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AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs TX-RZ50 comparison chart

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Onkyo TX-RZ50 review

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
vs
Onkyo TX-RZ50

Let's compare Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 versus Onkyo TX-RZ50 for an overview of all their pros and cons. According to the results of our review, Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 received 8.7 points out of 10 possible, and Onkyo TX-RZ50 was rated 8.5 points. The release date of AVENTAGE RX-A3080 is 2018, and TX-RZ50 is 2021. And as a result of the comparison, AVENTAGE RX-A3080 seems to be a better option for the role of a home theater center than TX-RZ50.

Main advantages Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 over Onkyo TX-RZ50

  • 150/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 120/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Both receivers have a multi-room zone function, but AVENTAGE RX-A3080 has 3 zones vs 2 on its competitor.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-RZ50 over Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080

  • 8K/60Hz signal pass-through is available.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 9 and 8, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
9
TX-RZ50
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 9.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. The differences between the models in terms of RMS power are significant - for the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 this value is 150/8 W/Ohm, and for the TX-RZ50 it is 120/8 W/Ohm.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 TX-RZ50
Channels9.29.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm150/8, 230/4120/8, 250/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 48, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.060.08

Audio features

The score for audio features is 9 of 10 for both receivers.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
9
TX-RZ50
9

Most receivers now come with a microphone included. It is with the help of this microphone that the auto-calibration system functions, which adjusts the sound of the receiver to the room.

Speaker A/B switching allows you to change between the main and sub speaker set. Onkyo TX-RZ50 can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 TX-RZ50
Digital to analog converter (DAC)ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bit384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationYPAOAccuEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresCINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONTAdvanced Music Optimizer, Hi-Res audio, Dynamic Audio Amplification, CinemaFILTER

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 scored 8, and Onkyo TX-RZ50 scored 9 out of 10.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
8
TX-RZ50
9

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 TX-RZ50
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)11
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 TX-RZ50
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, QobuzDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud

Extensive connections

The presence of many connectors makes the receiver more versatile. But there are also narrowly targeted models, the number of connectors which are limited to a certain area of use. And when choosing their own receiver, users need to consider exactly your goals for using the receiver. For extensive connection, Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 got 9 points, but Onkyo TX-RZ50 received 7 points.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
9
TX-RZ50
7

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 is equipped with 7/3 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Onkyo TX-RZ50 has 7/2 HDMI inputs and outputs.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 TX-RZ50
HDMI input/output7/37/2
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.3HDCP 2.3
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input31
Coaxial digital input31
Composite input41
Component input/output2/01
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, setup mic, AUXHDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

The AV receiver is the heart of the home theater. And in this case, support for all current video formats ensures the best user experience, so it is very important to consider this when choosing a device. Video features of the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 were rated 9 out of 10 against the 8 for the TX-RZ50.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
9
TX-RZ50
8

With the 4K pass-through feature, the AV receiver sends "native" 4K signals to a 4K TV from a video source without any processing. The AVENTAGE RX-A3080 works with the 4K/60Hz video, and the TX-RZ50 has the 4K/120Hz.

The AV receiver passes "native" 8K signals from a video source to 8K TV without any encoding, with the 8k pass-through features. The 8K path-through is available on Onkyo TX-RZ50.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 TX-RZ50
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10+
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/120Hz
8K signal pass-through8K/60Hz
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversion
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresDeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLGDeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020, LipSyn, Deep Color

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, both receivers received a score of 10 out of 10.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
10
TX-RZ50
10

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 TX-RZ50
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google AssistantAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featureshas notWeb Control, App Control

Multi-room

As the center of a home media system, each multichannel receiver has an additional set of terminals for connecting the second set of speakers to create additional audio space in Zone 2 or even Zone 3 where audio can have the separate source.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 TX-RZ50
Multi-room zones32
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutlineout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMusicCastFlareConnect
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/0
DC trigger output (12V)21

Multichannel surround

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 got 7 points for the multichannel surround sound and Onkyo TX-RZ50 got 8.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
7
TX-RZ50
8

IMAX Enhanced is a licensing and certification program under which home theater devices deliver crisp 4K HDR pictures and powerful sound as it was designed by the IMAX engineers. The TX-RZ50 licensed by IMAX.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 TX-RZ50
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-SurroundDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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