Along with the growing popularity of custom home theater builds, the comparison of Onkyo TX-RZ730 and Denon AVRS530BT takes place. According to the results of our review, Onkyo TX-RZ730 received 7.8 points out of 10 possible, and Denon AVRS530BT was rated 4.3 points. The release date of TX-RZ730 is 2018, and AVRS530BT is 2017. Based on the data on the characteristics and features of both models, we can conclude that TX-RZ730 has better performance than AVRS530BT.
For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 7 and 6, respectively, on a 10-point scale.
The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Onkyo TX-RZ730 supports 9.2-channels sound, but Denon AVRS530BT supports a 5.2-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-RZ730 this value is 175/6 W/Ohm, and for the AVRS530BT it is 90/6 W/Ohm.
|Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm||175/6||70/8, 90/6|
|Output impedance, Ohm||6||8, 6|
|THD in stereo, %||0.08||0.08|
After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the TX-RZ730 9 out of 10, and the AVRS530BT - 5.
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 only on the TX-RZ730.
Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Onkyo TX-RZ730 has Pure Direct mode.
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.
|Digital to analog converter (DAC)||AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit||192 KHz/24-bit|
|Pure direct (straight)||✔||✖|
|Auto speaker calibration||AccuEQ||✖|
|Speaker A/B switching||✖||✖|
|Other audio features||Advanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio||Dialog Normalization|
The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Onkyo TX-RZ730 scored 8, and Denon AVRS530BT scored 5 out of 10.
Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.
Wired internet connection via RJ45 allows receiver faster connection than wireless or even use NAS storages. Wired connection via RJ45 is possible in the TX-RZ730 only.
|USB||1 (USB 2.0)||1 (USB 2.0)|
Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.
|Apple Music (AirPlay)||AirPlay||✖|
|Other streaming services||Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio||has not|
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, Onkyo TX-RZ730 got 8 points, but Denon AVRS530BT received 5 points.
Onkyo TX-RZ730 is equipped with 7/2 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Denon AVRS530BT has 5/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.
Connecting a vinyl player or phonograph is possible using a Phono input which is represented by mini-jack or RCA connectors. Only the TX-RZ730 has a Phono interface.
|HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)||✔||✔|
|HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)||✖||✖|
|Digital content protection (HDCP)||HDCP 2.2||HDCP 2.2|
|Subwoofer output (LFE)||2||2|
|Headphone output||1 x 6.3||1 x 6.3|
|Optical digital input||2||2|
|Coaxial digital input||1||1|
|Phono (MM) input||✔||✖|
|Front panel connectors||HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX||USB, phones, setup mic|
|Multi channel preamp output||✔||✖|
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 TX-RZ730 were rated 7 out of 10 against the 6 for the AVRS530BT.
|HDR (High Dynamic Range)||HDR10||✔|
|4K signal pass-through||4K/60Hz||4K/60Hz|
|8K signal pass-through||✖||✖|
|HDMI signal pass-through||✔||✔|
|3D signal pass-through||✔||✔|
|HDMI pass-through in standby mode||✔||✔|
|Video conversion||✖||analog to HDMI|
|Analog to HDMI scaling||✖||✖|
|HDMI to HDMI scaling||✖||✖|
|Other video features||DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020||BT.2020|
In terms of evaluating additional features, the TX-RZ730 got 8 points, but the AVRS530BT has 7.
Voice control allows you to control the basic functions of the receiver through a smartphone, smart speaker or using the microphone that comes with the kit. The TX-RZ730 can be controlled by voice via Google Assistant. Denon AVRS530BT has the ECO mode.
|Voice control||Google Assistant||✖|
|App control||iPhone, iPod, Android||iPhone, iPad, Android|
|Tuner||AM, FM||AM, FM|
|Auto power off||✖||✔|
|Graphical user interface (GUI)||✔||✔|
|Firmware update||network, USB||USB|
|Other additional features||IP Control||has not|
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.
|Multi-room zones||3||has not|
|Zone audio output||speaker, preout||has not|
|Zone HDMI output||✔||has not|
|Multi-room control||Onkyo Controller app, FlareConnect||has not|
|Remote control input/output (IR)||1/0||0/0|
|DC trigger output (12V)||1||0|
Onkyo TX-RZ730 got 7 points for the multichannel surround sound and Denon AVRS530BT got 5.
Dolby Atmos' particularity is that this is the object-oriented sound format, that is, each audio signal object is independently sounded and connected to its spatial position. Onkyo TX-RZ730 can create 3D sound due to the Dolby Atmos support.
DTS:X is an algorithm used by the processor to create sound scenes, where sounds connected directly to objects rather than channels, and to determine the optimum sound output distribution in space. Surround sound with DTS:X is available only on the TX-RZ730.
|Dolby (other)||Dolby Digital Plus||has not|
|DTS HD Master||✔||✔|
|DTS (other)||DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS||DTS Neo:6 Cinema|