Yamaha RX-A880 vs Onkyo TX-RZ840

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RX-A880 vs TX-RZ840 comparison chart

Yamaha RX-A880 vs Onkyo TX-RZ840 review

Yamaha RX-A880
vs
Onkyo TX-RZ840

Review of Yamaha RX-A880 versus Onkyo TX-RZ840 will reveal the best features offered by the devices. According to the results of our review, Yamaha RX-A880 received 8.3 points out of 10 possible, and Onkyo TX-RZ840 was rated 8.4 points. The release date of RX-A880 is 2018, and TX-RZ840 is 2019. TX-RZ840 is better suited for home theater use than the RX-A880. Its sound profile is better balanced.

Main advantages Yamaha RX-A880 over Onkyo TX-RZ840

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Onkyo TX-RZ840 over Yamaha RX-A880

  • 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.

Amplifiers

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

RX-A880
8
TX-RZ840
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Yamaha RX-A880 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.

RX-A880 TX-RZ840
Channels7.29.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm100/8, 160/4180/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 46
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.060.08

Audio features

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

RX-A880
9
TX-RZ840
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.

RX-A880 TX-RZ840
Digital to analog converter (DAC)Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bitAKM 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationYPAOAccuEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresCINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONTAdvanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is equal and was rated 8 out of 10.

RX-A880
8
TX-RZ840
8

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

RX-A880 TX-RZ840
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz
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.

RX-A880 TX-RZ840
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, QobuzDeezer, 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, Yamaha RX-A880 got 9 points, but Onkyo TX-RZ840 received 8 points.

RX-A880
9
TX-RZ840
8

Competitors in our review have 7/2 HDMI inputs and outputs.

RX-A880 TX-RZ840
HDMI input/output7/27/2
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 input21
Composite input12
Component input/output1/01/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, setup mic, AUXHDMI, 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 rivals in our comparison were rated 8 out of 10.

RX-A880
8
TX-RZ840
8

Most of the AV receivers have a video scaling function, it is the process of reformatting the video signal to a higher resolution without losing the quality of the image. Upscaling the video signal resolution is possible only with Yamaha RX-A880.

RX-A880 TX-RZ840
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10
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 featuresDeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the RX-A880 got 10 points, but the TX-RZ840 has 9.

RX-A880
10
TX-RZ840
9

Only the Yamaha RX-A880 has the ECO mode.

RX-A880 TX-RZ840
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google AssistantGoogle Assistant
App controliPhone, 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 featureshas notIP 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.

RX-A880 TX-RZ840
Multi-room zones23
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMusicCastFlareConnect
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/0
DC trigger output (12V)11

Multichannel surround

Yamaha RX-A880 got 7 points for the multichannel surround sound and Onkyo TX-RZ840 got 8.

RX-A880
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.

RX-A880 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 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Neo:6DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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