Onkyo TX-RZ50 vs Denon AVR-A1H

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TX-RZ50 vs AVR-A1H comparison chart

Onkyo TX-RZ50 vs Denon AVR-A1H review

Onkyo TX-RZ50
vs
Denon AVR-A1H

The Onkyo TX-RZ50 vs Denon AVR-A1H comparison makes sense because it shows what devices in their segments can offer. According to the results of our review, Onkyo TX-RZ50 received 8.5 points out of 10 possible, and Denon AVR-A1H was rated 9.7 points. The release date of TX-RZ50 is 2021, and AVR-A1H is 2022. AVR-A1H is more suitable as the heart of home theater system than its opponent - TX-RZ50.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-RZ50 over Denon AVR-A1H

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Denon AVR-A1H over Onkyo TX-RZ50

  • More channels, namely 15, makes this receiver more profitable than its 9-channel competitor.
  • 150/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 120/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Both receivers have a multi-room zone function, but AVR-A1H has 3 zones vs 2 on its competitor.

Amplifiers

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

TX-RZ50
8
AVR-A1H
10

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Onkyo TX-RZ50 supports 9.2-channels sound, but Denon AVR-A1H supports a 15.4-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 AVR-A1H this value is 150/8 W/Ohm, and for the TX-RZ50 it is 120/8 W/Ohm.

TX-RZ50 AVR-A1H
Channels9.215.4
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm120/8, 250/6150/8, 190/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080,05

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the TX-RZ50 9 out of 10, and the AVR-A1H - 10.

TX-RZ50
9
AVR-A1H
10

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-RZ50 AVR-A1H
Digital to analog converter (DAC)384 KHz/32-bit192 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAccuEQAudyssey MultEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAdvanced Music Optimizer, Hi-Res audio, Dynamic Audio Amplification, CinemaFILTERAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey Dynamic LFC, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audio, Dirac Live

Connectivity

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

TX-RZ50
9
AVR-A1H
9

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

TX-RZ50 AVR-A1H
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.

TX-RZ50 AVR-A1H
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, Onkyo TX-RZ50 got 7 points, but Denon AVR-A1H received 9 points.

TX-RZ50
7
AVR-A1H
9

Onkyo TX-RZ50 is equipped with 7/2 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Denon AVR-A1H has 7/3 HDMI inputs and outputs.

TX-RZ50 AVR-A1H
HDMI input/output7/27/3
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)24
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input12
Coaxial digital input12
Composite input10
Component input/output10/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsHDMI, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, 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-RZ50 were rated 8 out of 10 against the 10 for the AVR-A1H.

TX-RZ50
8
AVR-A1H
10

TX-RZ50 AVR-A1H
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 HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresDeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020, LipSyn, Deep Colorx.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020, LipSync

Additional features

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

TX-RZ50
10
AVR-A1H
10

TX-RZ50 AVR-A1H
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, RS232 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-RZ50 AVR-A1H
Multi-room zones23
Zone audio outputlineoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlFlareConnectHEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/01/1
DC trigger output (12V)12

Multichannel surround

Onkyo TX-RZ50 got 8 points for the multichannel surround sound and Denon AVR-A1H got 10.

TX-RZ50
8
AVR-A1H
10

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. Denon AVR-A1H has Auro-3D on its feature list.

Rivals in this competition licensed by IMAX.

TX-RZ50 AVR-A1H
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height VirtualizationDolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
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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