Denon AVR-S740H vs Onkyo TX-RZ840

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AVR-S740H vs TX-RZ840 comparison chart

Denon AVR-S740H vs Onkyo TX-RZ840 review

Denon AVR-S740H
vs
Onkyo TX-RZ840

Review of Denon AVR-S740H versus Onkyo TX-RZ840 will reveal the best features offered by the devices. According to the results of our review, Denon AVR-S740H received 7.1 points out of 10 possible, and Onkyo TX-RZ840 was rated 8.4 points. The release date of AVR-S740H is 2018, and TX-RZ840 is 2019. TX-RZ840 is better suited for home theater use than the AVR-S740H. Its sound profile is better balanced.

Main advantages Denon AVR-S740H over Onkyo TX-RZ840

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Onkyo TX-RZ840 over Denon AVR-S740H

  • More channels, namely 9, makes this receiver more profitable than its 7-channel competitor.
  • Both receivers have a multi-room zone function, but TX-RZ840 has 3 zones vs 2 on its competitor.
  • Include HDMI eARC function.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 8 points out of 10.

AVR-S740H
8
TX-RZ840
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Denon AVR-S740H supports 7.2-channels sound, but Onkyo TX-RZ840 supports a 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 TX-RZ840 this value is 180/6 W/Ohm, and for the AVR-S740H it is 110/6 W/Ohm.

AVR-S740H TX-RZ840
Channels7.29.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm75/8, 110/6180/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 66
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the AVR-S740H 6 out of 10, and the TX-RZ840 - 9.

AVR-S740H
6
TX-RZ840
9

Bi-amping is the amplification of one speaker with two amplifiers. This amplification method has a positive effect on sound quality. Bi-amping is possible on the TX-RZ840.

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.

AVR-S740H TX-RZ840
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/32-bitAKM 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQAccuEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer, Hi-Res audioAdvanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Denon AVR-S740H scored 7, and Onkyo TX-RZ840 scored 8 out of 10.

AVR-S740H
7
TX-RZ840
8

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

AVR-S740H TX-RZ840
Wi-Fi
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.

AVR-S740H TX-RZ840
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound CloudDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

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, Denon AVR-S740H got 6 points, but Onkyo TX-RZ840 received 8 points.

AVR-S740H
6
TX-RZ840
8

Denon AVR-S740H is equipped with 6/1 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Onkyo TX-RZ840 has 7/2 HDMI inputs and outputs.

HDMI eARC is the next step in the development of audio return channel technology, which works in conjunction with HDMI 2.1. Using eARC provides the highest sound quality for home audio systems. HDMI eARC is available on Onkyo TX-RZ840.

AVR-S740H TX-RZ840
HDMI input/output6/17/2
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input21
Coaxial digital input11
Composite input22
Component input/output0/01/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup micHDMI, phones, setup mic
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 AVR-S740H were rated 6 out of 10 against the 8 for the TX-RZ840.

AVR-S740H
6
TX-RZ840
8

AVR-S740H TX-RZ840
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversionanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresBT.2020, HLGDeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the AVR-S740H got 10 points, but the TX-RZ840 has 9.

AVR-S740H
10
TX-RZ840
9

Only the Denon AVR-S740H has the ECO mode.

AVR-S740H TX-RZ840
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIGoogle Assistant
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDfluorescent
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featuresIP Control, Web ControlIP 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.

AVR-S740H TX-RZ840
Multi-room zones23
Zone audio outputspeakerspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlHEOS AppFlareConnect
RS-23201
Remote control input/output (IR)0/01/0
DC trigger output (12V)01

Multichannel surround

Denon AVR-S740H got 7 points for the multichannel surround sound and Onkyo TX-RZ840 got 8.

AVR-S740H
7
TX-RZ840
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-RZ840 licensed by IMAX.

AVR-S740H TX-RZ840
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-ES, 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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