Onkyo TX-RZ50 9.2-Channel THX Certified AV Receiver Review

7.58 Mixed Usages
6.4 VIDEO FEATURES:
8.3 CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS:
7.6 AUDIO FEATURES:
9.4 MULTIZONE:
6.2 AMPLIFICATION:
Release year: 2021 Rating: 4.3

The Onkyo TX-RZ50 is a 9.2-channel AV receiver that has been THX certified, ensuring high-quality audio performance. It enhances your home entertainment experience by providing excellent surround sound and audio processing capabilities. It is an excellent choice for setting up a home theater and media rooms, this receiver elevates audio setups, ensuring you catch all the details in TV shows, sports events, and streaming content. Now it's time to get to know more about this amazing receiver. 

Our Verdict

The Onkyo TX-RZ50 is a powerful and feature-rich AV receiver suitable for those who seek exceptional audio performance in their home entertainment systems. Its THX certification ensures reliable and precise sound reproduction, making it a reliable choice for enthusiasts and serious audio aficionados.

PROS
  1. THX certification guarantees high-quality audio output and immersive surround sound.
  2. Versatile speaker configurations and more immersive experiences.
  3. Advanced audio processing technologies \
  4. Suitable for home theaters, media rooms, gaming, and music listening, offering great versatility.
  5. Multiple inputs and outputs cater to various devices, making it compatible with a wide range of equipment.
  6. User-friendly interface and setup
CONS
  1. Higher price point compared to entry-level AV receivers.
  2. The setup process might be intimidating for beginners 
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Specification

GENERAL

Receiver Type A/V Receiver
Number Of Channel 9.2 Channel
Number Channel Processing 11
Audio Feature Dolby Atmos , DTS:X
Video Feature HDR10 , HDR10+ , Dolby Vision , 8K Passthrough , 8K Upscaling
Watts Per Channel 120 W
Zones 3
Radio Internet Radio , Pandora , Spotify , Tidal , Deezer
Amplifier Class G , Non-Phase

CONNECTIVITY

Ethernet Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
USB Yes
RCA LIne Input: 6
RCA LIne Output: No
RCA Pre-Outs: 11.2 (barter to Zone 3 Pre/Line Out)
XLR Line Inputs: No
XLR Pre-Outs: No
Phono Input: Yes
Optical Inputs: 1
Optical Output: No
Coaxial Inputs: No
Multi-Channel Input: No
Headphone Out: 6.3 mm (1/4
HDMI Inputs: 7 (1 front)
HDMI Outputs: 2 (1 Main, 1 Sub/Zone2)
8K Inputs: 7
Composite Video Input 2
Composite Video Output: No
Component Video Input: 1
Component Video Output: No
Front A/V Inputs: HDMI
Speaker A/B: No

AUDIO FEATURES:

Maximum Channel Processing 11
Dolby Atmos Yes
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Yes
Dolby Atmos Music N/A
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
Dolby Surround Upmixer Yes
Dolby Pro Logic N/A
Dolby Digital EX N/A
Surround EX Yes
DTS:X Yes
DTS Neural:X Yes
DTS Virtual:X N/A
DTS Neo N/A
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio Yes
DTS 96/24 Yes
DTS Express Yes
DTS-ES Yes
IMAX Enhanced Yes
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USB FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, WMA, MP3, DSD, AIFF, AAC, Dolby TrueHD
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 192 kHz
High Resolution Audio Formats via USB FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, DSD, AIFF, AAC, Dolby TrueHD
Gapless Playback Yes
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USB 2-ch Input
DSD to PCM Converter N/A
USB DAC N/A
Jitter Reduction Yes
DTS Dialog Control Yes
Dialog Enhancement N/A
Dialog Level Adjustment N/A
Dialog Normalization Yes
Dialogue Lift N/A
Compressed Music Enhancer Advanced Music Optimizer
High-resolution Music Enhancer N/A
Audyssey Dynamic EQ N/A
Audyssey Dynamic Volume N/A
Audyssey LFC N/A
Audyssey Sub EQ HT N/A
Audyssey DSX N/A
Direct Mode Yes
Pure Direct Mode Yes
Independent Subwoofer Outputs Yes
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. Dirac Live™ and AccuEQ Room Corrections
Audyssey App Support N/A
Bass Sync N/A
Optimized Bass Redirection N/A

VIDEO FEATURES:

HDMI Version 2.1
Enhanced ARC Yes
HDCP Version 2.3
HDR10+ Yes
Dynamic HDR N/A
Dolby Vision Yes
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) Yes
QMS (Quick Media Switching) Yes
3-D Ready Yes
Video Signal Passthrough Yes
Video Signal Upscaling Yes
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Yes
Component Video Upscaling N/A
isf Certified Calibration Control N/A

AMPLIFIERS

Channels 9.2
Front Wide Channel Support N/A
Current Feedback Topology Yes
Discrete Amplification Yes
HDAM N/A
THX™ Certification Yes
Continuous 6 Ω Rated Yes
Certified 4 Ω Performance Yes
Bi-amp Capability Yes

GAMING FEATURES

Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) Yes
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) Yes
Quick Frame Transport (QFT) Yes

ZONES

Zones 3
Powered Zones 2 and 3
Zone 2 Outs HDMI, RCA Pre/Line Out (shared with Zone B Line out)
Zone 3 Outs RCA Pre/Line Out
RS-232C Interface Yes
+12V Trigger Output 1 (MAIN, 100 mA)

RADIO

Analog Tuner FM/AM
Digital Radio N/A
Internet Radio TuneIn
Pandora Yes
Spotify Yes
Tidal Yes
Deezer Yes
SiriusXM Internet Radio N/A
Napster N/A

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

On-Screen Display Graphical User Interface with Overlaid On-Screen Display (OSD) via HDMI
GUI Languages 7
Web Browser Control N/A
IP Control for CI Yes
Control4 SDDP N/A
PreAmp Mode N/A
Display No
Remote Controller RC-834M
Remote Control In/Out 1/1
LCD Display N/A
Detachable Power Cord Yes
Setup Assistant N/A

POWER

Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 No
Rated Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC) No
Dynamic Power per Channel (3 Ω, Front) 250 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front) 220 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front) 130 W
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 120 W (0.08% THD)
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) 250 W (10% THD)
Power Supply AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Toroidal Transformer N/A
Power Consumption 850 W
No Sound Power 75 W
Standby Power 0.1 W

BUILD

Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8
Weight 14 kg
Chassis No
Front Panel No
Speaker Terminals 11
Large Speaker Terminals 11
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals N/A
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals N/A
High Grade Audio Components N/A
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function Yes
Auto Power off Yes
Warranty 3 years

SPECIFICATIONS

THD digital 0.08% (20 Hz - 20 kHz, Half power)
Analog Distortion 0.008%
Phono Distortion 0.006%
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line) 200 mV/47 kohm
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM) 2.5 mV/47 kohm
Rated Lineout Level and Impedance 210 mV/100 ohm
Rated Output digital 192 kHz/24 bit
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 110 dB
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A) 82 dB
S/N Ratio (digital) 110 dB
Phono RIAA Deviation ±0.1 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In) 20 Hz - 20 kHz
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI 2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz, 11.2896 MHz, 22.5792 MHz
DSD Sampling Rates via USB 2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz, 11.2896 MHz, 22.5792 MHz, 35.2800 MHz, 50.4000 MHz, 64.0000 MHz
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance 1.0 V/75 ohm
Video Frequency Response 5 Hz - 100 MHz
Ethernet Standard IEEE 802.3ab (1000BASE-T)
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
Bluetooth Version 4.2
Bluetooth Frequency 2.4 GHz
USB Terminal USB 2.0
FM Frequency 87.5 MHz - 108 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.) 18.5 dBf
FM S/N Ratio 73 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz) 0.25%
AM Effective Sensitivity 28 μV/m
AM Frequency 520 kHz - 1710 kHz
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Details Review

Design

The Onkyo TX-RZ50 is a great A/V tuner that works with any system and looks great. It looks both old and new because it is made of brushed metal and has a simple front panel. The front panel is simple and stylish. It has a big volume knob, a row of buttons to choose the input, and a few other important settings. On a big, well-lit screen, it showed what input was being used and what sound mode was being used. The back panel is the best thing about the TX-RZ50. Its simple layout and clearly labelled ports show that Onkyo thought about how it would be used and make it easy to set up. The strong connections on the speaker can accept both banana plugs and bare wires. Some users had trouble with how reliable or long-lasting the radio is, such as when it loses connection or breaks down.

Performance

The 150 watts per channel of the TX-RZ50 mean that it can deliver powerful surround sound in even the biggest rooms and with the most energy-hungry speakers.The area was full of clear conversation and immersive sound effects from even the most demanding movie scores and performance video. The THX mark lets you know that the product's sound, frequency response, and distortion levels are all good.

It can process up to 11.2 channels of surround sound, so you can use speakers in the roof or above to make 3D sound that makes you feel like you're there. You can listen to songs on the TX-RZ50 in either digital or traditional format. High-resolution audio files up to 192kHz/24-bit can be sent over HDMI and USB links. Record fans will like the phono input and analogue playing modes.

Connectivity

Onkyo's user interface makes setting up the TX-RZ50 so easy. The receiver has a number of connectivity options, such as Ethernet, Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2, and Bluetooth, as well as eight HDMI connections (one of which is front-facing). The TX-RZ50 can send audio and video to two other rooms, so you can easily listen to 5.1 surround sound in the main room while listening to stereo in another.

The provided remote makes setting up the system's multi-zone audio a breeze. The receiver contains built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth so that music may be streamed wirelessly from a mobile device. The AV receiver's setup and configuration procedure can be too difficult or time-consuming for certain users.

Ease of Use

The TX-RZ50's on-screen setup choices are set up, and each option is explained in depth. You can change the placement of the speakers, the amount of bass, and the volume between channels, among other things. The radio also has AccuEQ room adjustment, which lets you fine-tune how the speakers sound in your room. The remote control makes it easy to use the tools you use most.

The main panel makes it easy to change settings like the sound mode choices and the input. The buttons on the remote are bright, so you can see them even if your home theatre is completely dark. Some people may find it hard to use the remote because of its size, shape, or how it works. Some customers have had bad situations with customer service in the past, like waiting for a long time or getting bad help.

Compatible Devices

The TX-RZ50 is compatible with many devices. It has HDMI inputs for use with devices including Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, cable/satellite set-top boxes, and streaming devices. In addition, it accepts digital and analogue audio inputs from CD players, record players, and other devices.

The TX-RZ50 has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi built in, so you can connect your smartphone, tablet, or computer and play music wirelessly. It works with Apple's AirPlay 2 and Google's Chromecast to let you broadcast from your iOS or Android smartphone, respectively.The TX-RZ50 is compatible with several smart home platforms. You can adjust the volume, playback, and more just by speaking to Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri.

Where and When to use

The Onkyo TX-RZ50 is a good choice for both home theatre and music systems. It plays high-resolution audio, works with surround sound files, and can play songs in more than one zone. It's good for people who like music because it comes with Wi-Fi streaming. But its high power output might be too much for small rooms, and for simple music needs, a cheaper receiver might be a better choice. It's not designed to be moved around or used outside.

Cost

The Onkyo TX-RZ50 is a great deal for a high-end AV player. It's not the cheapest option, but it's a great deal for what you pay. It's a great buy for anyone who likes home theatre because of how well it works, how many ways you can connect it, and how smart it is.

FAQs

What audio formats does the Onkyo TX-RZ50 support?

The receiver supports a wide range of audio formats including Dolby ATMOS, DTS:X, and THX Certified Select. It also supports hi-res audio formats such as FLAC and WAV.

How many channels does the receiver have?

The Onkyo TX-RZ50 has a 9.2 channel configuration, meaning it can support up to nine speakers and two subwoofers for a fully immersive audio experience.

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