Onkyo TX-RZ920 vs Onkyo TX-NR585

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TX-RZ920 vs TX-NR585 comparison chart

Onkyo TX-RZ920 vs Onkyo TX-NR585 review

Onkyo TX-RZ920
vs
Onkyo TX-NR585

The Onkyo TX-RZ920 versus Onkyo TX-NR585 comparison makes clear all pros and cons of AV receivers. According to the results of our review, Onkyo TX-RZ920 received 8.4 points out of 10 possible, and Onkyo TX-NR585 was rated 7.4 points. The release date of TX-RZ920 is 2017, and TX-NR585 is 2018. Identified advantages have shown that TX-RZ920 is better over TX-NR585 mainly as a home theater processor.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-RZ920 over Onkyo TX-NR585

  • More channels, namely 9, makes this receiver more profitable than its 7-channel competitor.
  • 135/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 80/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Both receivers have a multi-room zone function, but TX-RZ920 has 3 zones vs 2 on its competitor.
  • Include HDMI eARC function.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-NR585 over Onkyo TX-RZ920

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

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

TX-RZ920
9
TX-NR585
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Onkyo TX-RZ920 supports 9.2-channels sound, but Onkyo TX-NR585 supports a 7.2-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-RZ920 this value is 135/8 W/Ohm, and for the TX-NR585 it is 80/8 W/Ohm.

TX-RZ920 TX-NR585
Channels9.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm135/8, 175/680/8, 170/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response5Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.040.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the TX-RZ920 8 out of 10, and the TX-NR585 - 9.

TX-RZ920
8
TX-NR585
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.

TX-RZ920 TX-NR585
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AK4490 384 KHz/32-bitAK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAccuEQAccuEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresTheater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio, Dynamic Audio AmplificationTheater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

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

TX-RZ920
8
TX-NR585
8

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

TX-RZ920 TX-NR585
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.

TX-RZ920 TX-NR585
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn RadioDeezer, 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, Onkyo TX-RZ920 got 9 points, but Onkyo TX-NR585 received 8 points.

TX-RZ920
9
TX-NR585
8

Onkyo TX-RZ920 is equipped with 8/2 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Onkyo TX-NR585 has 7/1 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 only on Onkyo TX-RZ920.

TX-RZ920 TX-NR585
HDMI input/output8/27/1
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 input22
Coaxial digital input21
Composite input22
Component input/output2/02/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsHDMI, phones, setup micHDMI, 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 TX-RZ920 were rated 10 out of 10 against the 7 for the TX-NR585.

TX-RZ920
10
TX-NR585
7

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 Onkyo TX-RZ920.

TX-RZ920 TX-NR585
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 featuresHLG, BT.2020BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the TX-RZ920 got 8 points, but the TX-NR585 has 7.

TX-RZ920
8
TX-NR585
7

TX-RZ920 TX-NR585
Voice controlGoogle AssistantGoogle Assistant
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, 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.

TX-RZ920 TX-NR585
Multi-room zones32
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlOnkyo Controller app, FlareConnectFlareConnect
RS-23210
Remote control input/output (IR)1/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)20

Multichannel surround

For the ability to create multichannel surround sound, each of the receivers received 7 points out of 10.

TX-RZ920
7
TX-NR585
7

TX-RZ920 TX-NR585
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESSDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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