Yamaha RX-A8A vs Onkyo TX-RZ70

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RX-A8A vs TX-RZ70 comparison chart

Yamaha RX-A8A vs Onkyo TX-RZ70 review

Yamaha RX-A8A
vs
Onkyo TX-RZ70

The Yamaha RX-A8A vs Onkyo TX-RZ70 comparison makes sense because it shows what devices in their segments can offer. We estimated the compared receivers and both received a 9.4 out of 10 points. The release date of RX-A8A is 2021, and TX-RZ70 is 2023.

Main advantages Yamaha RX-A8A over Onkyo TX-RZ70

  • 150/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 140/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-RZ70 over Yamaha RX-A8A

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

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

RX-A8A
10
TX-RZ70
10

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 11.2-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 RX-A8A this value is 150/8 W/Ohm, and for the TX-RZ70 it is 140/8 W/Ohm.

RX-A8A TX-RZ70
Channels11.211.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm150/8140/8
Output impedance, Ohm88
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-A8A
9
TX-RZ70
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-RZ70 can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

RX-A8A TX-RZ70
Digital to analog converter (DAC)384 KHz/32-bit384 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, Hi-Res audio, Dynamic Audio Amplification, CinemaFILTER

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is equal and was rated 9 out of 10.

RX-A8A
9
TX-RZ70
9

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

RX-A8A TX-RZ70
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)2 (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-A8A TX-RZ70
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloudDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix

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-A8A got 10 points, but Onkyo TX-RZ70 received 9 points.

RX-A8A
10
TX-RZ70
9

Competitors in our review have 7/3 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 RX-A8A has a Phono interface.

RX-A8A TX-RZ70
HDMI input/output7/37/3
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 input32
Coaxial digital input22
Composite input22
Component input/output11/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, setup micphones, 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 RX-A8A were rated 9 out of 10 against the 10 for the TX-RZ70.

RX-A8A
9
TX-RZ70
10

RX-A8A TX-RZ70
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10+HDR10+
4K signal pass-through4K/120Hz4K/120Hz
8K signal pass-through8K/60Hz8K/60Hz
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversionanalog to HDMIanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresx.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020, LipSyncVariable Refresh Rate, Auto Low Latency Mode

Additional features

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

RX-A8A
10
TX-RZ70
10

RX-A8A TX-RZ70
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIAmazon 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 featuresWeb Control, App ControlIP Control, Web 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.

RX-A8A TX-RZ70
Multi-room zones33
Zone audio outputpreoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMusicCastFlareConnect
RS-23201
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/0
DC trigger output (12V)21

Multichannel surround

Yamaha RX-A8A got 8 points for the multichannel surround sound and Onkyo TX-RZ70 got 9.

RX-A8A
8
TX-RZ70
9

Auro 3D gives a bit more versatility than Dolby Atmos or DTS:X and provides a hemispherical sound and enables a receiver to produce 3D sound stages. Only the Yamaha RX-A8A has Auro-3D on its feature list.

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-RZ70 licensed by IMAX.

RX-A8A TX-RZ70
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height VirtualizationDSD, LPCM
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS-HDDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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