Onkyo TX-RZ820 vs Onkyo TX-SR393

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TX-RZ820 vs TX-SR393 comparison chart

Onkyo TX-RZ820 vs Onkyo TX-SR393 review

Onkyo TX-RZ820
vs
Onkyo TX-SR393

To get informed with the specs of the receivers, we suggest you read the Onkyo TX-RZ820 and Onkyo TX-SR393 review. According to the results of our review, Onkyo TX-RZ820 received 7.7 points out of 10 possible, and Onkyo TX-SR393 was rated 5.2 points. The release date of TX-RZ820 is 2017, and TX-SR393 is 2019. This review shows us that the TX-RZ820 is a better choice as a home AV receiver than the TX-SR393.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-RZ820 over Onkyo TX-SR393

  • More channels, namely 7, makes this receiver more profitable than its 5-channel competitor.
  • 160/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 80/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • There is Wi-Fi support.
  • The Spotify support is an exclusive advantage.
  • There is support for Apple AirPlay.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-SR393 over Onkyo TX-RZ820

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 9 and 6, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

TX-RZ820
9
TX-SR393
6

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Onkyo TX-RZ820 supports 7.2-channels sound, but Onkyo TX-SR393 supports a 5.2-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-RZ820 this value is 160/8 W/Ohm, and for the TX-SR393 it is 80/8 W/Ohm.

TX-RZ820 TX-SR393
Channels7.25.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm160/880/8, 155/6
Output impedance, Ohm88, 6
Frequency response5Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the TX-RZ820 8 out of 10, and the TX-SR393 - 6.

TX-RZ820
8
TX-SR393
6

Bi-amping is the amplification of one speaker with two amplifiers. This amplification method has a positive effect on sound quality. Bi-amping is possible only on the TX-RZ820.

Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Onkyo TX-RZ820 has Pure Direct mode.

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-RZ820 TX-SR393
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 featureshas notAdvanced Music Optimizer, Hi-Res audio, CinemaFILTER

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Onkyo TX-RZ820 scored 8, and Onkyo TX-SR393 scored 6 out of 10.

TX-RZ820
8
TX-SR393
6

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

Wired internet connection via RJ45 allows receiver faster connection than wireless or even use NAS storages. Wired connection via RJ45 is possible in the TX-RZ820 only.

TX-RZ820 TX-SR393
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)1
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-RZ820 TX-SR393
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDALhas not

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-RZ820 got 8 points, but Onkyo TX-SR393 received 6 points.

TX-RZ820
8
TX-SR393
6

Onkyo TX-RZ820 is equipped with 7/2 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Onkyo TX-SR393 has 4/1 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 TX-RZ820 has a Phono interface.

TX-RZ820 TX-SR393
HDMI input/output7/24/1
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 input21
Coaxial digital input11
Composite input22
Component input/output2/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsHDMI, 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 rivals in our comparison were rated 7 out of 10.

TX-RZ820
7
TX-SR393
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 with Onkyo TX-SR393.

TX-RZ820 TX-SR393
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 conversion
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresHLG, BT.2020DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the TX-RZ820 got 8 points, but the TX-SR393 has 6.

TX-RZ820
8
TX-SR393
6

Only the Onkyo TX-RZ820 has the ECO mode.

TX-RZ820 TX-SR393
Voice control
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidAndroid
Displayfluorescentfluorescent
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBUSB
Other additional featuresIP Controlhas not

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-RZ820 TX-SR393
Multi-room zones22
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlFlareConnecthas not
RS-23210
Remote control input/output (IR)1/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)10

Multichannel surround

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

TX-RZ820
7
TX-SR393
7

TX-RZ820 TX-SR393
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)has notDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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