Onkyo TX-NR787 vs Onkyo TX-RZ840

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TX-NR787 vs TX-RZ840 comparison chart

Onkyo TX-NR787 vs Onkyo TX-RZ840 review

Onkyo TX-NR787
vs
Onkyo TX-RZ840

Review of Onkyo TX-NR787 versus Onkyo TX-RZ840 will reveal the best features offered by the devices. According to the results of our review, Onkyo TX-NR787 received 8 points out of 10 possible, and Onkyo TX-RZ840 was rated 8.4 points. The release date of TX-NR787 is 2018, and TX-RZ840 is 2019. TX-RZ840 is better suited for home theater use than the TX-NR787. Its sound profile is better balanced.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-NR787 over Onkyo TX-RZ840

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Onkyo TX-RZ840 over Onkyo TX-NR787

  • Include HDMI eARC function.

Amplifiers

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

TX-NR787
8
TX-RZ840
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 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-NR787 this value is 220/6 W/Ohm, and for the TX-RZ840 it is 180/6 W/Ohm.

TX-NR787 TX-RZ840
Channels9.29.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm100/8, 220/6180/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 66
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

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

TX-NR787
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.

TX-NR787 TX-RZ840
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AK4458 384 KHz/32-bitAKM 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAccuEQAccuEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAdvanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audioAdvanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

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

TX-NR787
8
TX-RZ840
8

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

TX-NR787 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.

TX-NR787 TX-RZ840
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlayAirPlay, AirPlay 2
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-NR787 got 7 points, but Onkyo TX-RZ840 received 8 points.

TX-NR787
7
TX-RZ840
8

Competitors in our review have 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.

TX-NR787 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 input11
Composite input22
Component input/output2/01/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsHDMI, 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 the TX-NR787 were rated 7 out of 10 against the 8 for the TX-RZ840.

TX-NR787
7
TX-RZ840
8

TX-NR787 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 featuresBT.2020, HLGDeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the TX-NR787 got 8 points, but the TX-RZ840 has 9.

TX-NR787
8
TX-RZ840
9

TX-NR787 TX-RZ840
Voice controlGoogle AssistantGoogle Assistant
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displayfluorescentfluorescent
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-NR787 TX-RZ840
Multi-room zones33
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlOnkyo Controller app, FlareConnectFlareConnect
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/01/0
DC trigger output (12V)11

Multichannel surround

Onkyo TX-NR787 got 7 points for the multichannel surround sound and Onkyo TX-RZ840 got 8.

TX-NR787
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.

TX-NR787 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-HD, DTS-EXPRESSDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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