Denon AVR-X3600H vs Onkyo TX-RZ920

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AVR-X3600H vs TX-RZ920 comparison chart

Denon AVR-X3600H vs Onkyo TX-RZ920 review

Denon AVR-X3600H
vs
Onkyo TX-RZ920

Review of Denon AVR-X3600H versus Onkyo TX-RZ920 will reveal the best features offered by the devices. According to the results of our review, Denon AVR-X3600H received 8.7 points out of 10 possible, and Onkyo TX-RZ920 was rated 8.4 points. The release date of AVR-X3600H is 2019, and TX-RZ920 is 2017. AVR-X3600H is better suited for home theater use than the TX-RZ920. Its sound profile is better balanced.

Main advantages Denon AVR-X3600H over Onkyo TX-RZ920

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Onkyo TX-RZ920 over Denon AVR-X3600H

  • 135/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 105/8 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.

Amplifiers

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

AVR-X3600H
8
TX-RZ920
9

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-RZ920 this value is 135/8 W/Ohm, and for the AVR-X3600H it is 105/8 W/Ohm.

AVR-X3600H TX-RZ920
Channels9.29.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm105/8, 135/6135/8, 175/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz5Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.04

Audio features

The score for audio features is 8 of 10 for both receivers.

AVR-X3600H
8
TX-RZ920
8

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.

Speaker A/B switching allows you to change between the main and sub speaker set. Denon AVR-X3600H can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

AVR-X3600H TX-RZ920
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/32-bitAK4490 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ XT32AccuEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, Compressed Audio RestorerTheater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio, Dynamic Audio Amplification

Connectivity

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

AVR-X3600H
8
TX-RZ920
8

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

AVR-X3600H TX-RZ920
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.

AVR-X3600H TX-RZ920
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound CloudDeezer, 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, Denon AVR-X3600H got 10 points, but Onkyo TX-RZ920 received 9 points.

AVR-X3600H
10
TX-RZ920
9

Denon AVR-X3600H is equipped with 8/3 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Onkyo TX-RZ920 has 8/2 HDMI inputs and outputs.

The HDCP encryption protocol is now mandatory for most media devices. This security technology encrypts digital signals from one product to another. HDCP content-encryption protocol is present on Denon AVR-X3600H in the HDCP 2.3 version, and Onkyo TX-RZ920 has the HDCP 2.2 version.

AVR-X3600H TX-RZ920
HDMI input/output8/38/2
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.3HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input22
Coaxial digital input22
Composite input22
Component input/output2/02/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup micHDMI, 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 AVR-X3600H were rated 9 out of 10 against the 10 for the TX-RZ920.

AVR-X3600H
9
TX-RZ920
10

AVR-X3600H TX-RZ920
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 HDMIanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresHLG, BT.2020HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the AVR-X3600H got 10 points, but the TX-RZ920 has 8.

AVR-X3600H
10
TX-RZ920
8

Only the Denon AVR-X3600H has the ECO mode.

AVR-X3600H TX-RZ920
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIGoogle Assistant
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon KindleiPhone, 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 featuresIP Control, Web 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.

AVR-X3600H TX-RZ920
Multi-room zones23
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlHEOS AppOnkyo Controller app, FlareConnect
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/0
DC trigger output (12V)12

Multichannel surround

Denon AVR-X3600H got 9 points for the multichannel surround sound and Onkyo TX-RZ920 got 7.

AVR-X3600H
9
TX-RZ920
7

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 AVR-X3600H licensed by IMAX.

AVR-X3600H TX-RZ920
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height VirtualizationDolby 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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