Onkyo TX-RZ50 vs Marantz CINEMA 70s

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TX-RZ50 vs CINEMA 70s comparison chart

Onkyo TX-RZ50 vs Marantz CINEMA 70s review

Onkyo TX-RZ50
vs
Marantz CINEMA 70s

Let's make the Onkyo TX-RZ50 versus Marantz CINEMA 70s comparison. According to the results of our review, Onkyo TX-RZ50 received 8.5 points out of 10 possible, and Marantz CINEMA 70s was rated 8 points. The release date of TX-RZ50 is 2021, and CINEMA 70s is 2022. After comparison, it will become clear that among these two devices, the TX-RZ50 is more suitable for the role of the heart of home theater system.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-RZ50 over Marantz CINEMA 70s

  • More channels, namely 9, makes this receiver more profitable than its 7-channel competitor.
  • 120/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 50/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Main advantages Marantz CINEMA 70s over Onkyo TX-RZ50

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 8 and 6, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

TX-RZ50
8
CINEMA 70s
6

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Onkyo TX-RZ50 supports 9.2-channels sound, but Marantz CINEMA 70s 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-RZ50 this value is 120/8 W/Ohm, and for the CINEMA 70s it is 50/8 W/Ohm.

TX-RZ50 CINEMA 70s
Channels9.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm120/8, 250/650/8, 70/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz5Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the TX-RZ50 9 out of 10, and the CINEMA 70s - 7.

TX-RZ50
9
CINEMA 70s
7

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 CINEMA 70s
Digital to analog converter (DAC)384 KHz/32-bit192 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAccuEQAudyssey MultEQ XT
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAdvanced Music Optimizer, Hi-Res audio, Dynamic Audio Amplification, CinemaFILTERAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

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

TX-RZ50
9
CINEMA 70s
9

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

DLNA is the perfect way to use your local cloud storage to stream movies and music directly to a TV. You can use the DLNA protocol only with Marantz CINEMA 70s.

TX-RZ50 CINEMA 70s
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-RZ50 CINEMA 70s
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, both receivers got 7 points on our 10-point scale.

TX-RZ50
7
CINEMA 70s
7

Onkyo TX-RZ50 is equipped with 7/2 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Marantz CINEMA 70s has 6/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

TX-RZ50 CINEMA 70s
HDMI input/output7/26/1
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 input11
Coaxial digital input11
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 rivals in our comparison were rated 8 out of 10.

TX-RZ50
8
CINEMA 70s
8

TX-RZ50 CINEMA 70s
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 conversion
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresDeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020, LipSyn, Deep ColorHLG, BT.2020, Dynamic HDR

Additional features

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

TX-RZ50
10
CINEMA 70s
10

TX-RZ50 CINEMA 70s
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDport hole OLED
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 CINEMA 70s
Multi-room zones22
Zone audio outputlineoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlFlareConnectMarantz 2016 AVR Remote, HEOS App
RS-23210
Remote control input/output (IR)1/01/0
DC trigger output (12V)11

Multichannel surround

For the ability to create multichannel surround sound, each of the receivers received 8 points out of 10.

TX-RZ50
8
CINEMA 70s
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. Only the TX-RZ50 licensed by IMAX.

TX-RZ50 CINEMA 70s
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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