Onkyo TX-RZ740 9.2 Channel AV Receiver Review

7.94 Mixed Usages
7.2 VIDEO FEATURES:
7.8 CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS:
8 AUDIO FEATURES:
8.5 MULTIZONE:
8.3 AMPLIFICATION:
Release year: 2019 Rating: 4.1

If you're a big fan of audio and want to create an amazing home theatre experience, you should definitely check out the Onkyo TX-RZ740 9.2 channel receiver. The robust design of this product just fits perfectly in bigger entertainment spaces, whether it's a dedicated home theatre or an open living room. It's got a fantastic 9.2 channel setup and all sorts of ways to connect your devices. Whether you're into movies, gaming or just jamming out to some tunes, it's got you covered.

Our Verdict

The Onkyo TX-RZ740 has a sleek design and the audio performance is just amazing. When you listen to it, it feels like you're in a theatre, the sound quality is that good. There are so many inputs available, but I have to admit, the initial setup can be overwhelming for some people. How well the receiver works with different devices and how easy it is to use are important factors to consider. But sometimes its size can be a bit of a drawback in smaller spaces. So most people really like Dolby ATMOS and find it valuable, but there are a few folks who have run into some occasional glitches with it. If you're looking for great audio quality, this is definitely a solid choice. It might have a few small issues, but if you're willing to overlook those, you'll get a premium home entertainment experience.

PROS
  1. Immersive theater-like audio.
  2. Diverse device compatibility.
  3. Sleek and durable design.
  4. Abundant connectivity options.
  5. Intuitive remote and menus.
  6. Ideal for larger entertainment spaces.
CONS
  1. Bulky for limited room.
  2. Initial setup complexity.
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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
Video Feature HDR10 , Dolby Vision , 4K Passthrough , 4K Upscaling
Watts Per Channel 100 W
Zones 2
Radio Internet Radio , Pandora , Spotify , Tidal
Amplifier Class G , Non-Phase

CONNECTIVITY

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

AUDIO FEATURES:

Maximum Channel Processing 11.2
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 N/A
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 (bluetooth included)
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. AccuEQ Advance with AccuReflex™
Audyssey App Support N/A
Bass Sync N/A
Optimized Bass Redirection N/A

VIDEO FEATURES:

HDMI Version No
Enhanced ARC N/A
HDCP Version 2.3
HDR10+ N/A
Dynamic HDR N/A
Dolby Vision Yes
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) Yes
QMS (Quick Media Switching) N/A
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 N/A
Discrete Amplification N/A
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 LCD display
Remote Controller
Remote Control In/Out 1/0
LCD Display Yes
Detachable Power Cord Yes
Setup Assistant N/A

POWER

Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 225 w
Rated Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC) 185 w
Dynamic Power per Channel (3 Ω, Front) 300 w
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front) 250 w
Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front) 170 w
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 100 w
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) 240 w
Power Supply AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Toroidal Transformer N/A
Power Consumption 750 W
No Sound Power 75 W
Standby Power 0.15 W

BUILD

Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8
Weight 10.8 kg (23.8 lbs)
Chassis No
Front Panel No
Speaker Terminals 9
Large Speaker Terminals 9
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 N/A
Warranty 3 years

SPECIFICATIONS

THD digital 0.08% (20 Hz - 20 kHz, Half power)
Analog Distortion 0.08% (20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channels driven, 8 ohms)
Phono Distortion 0.008% (20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.5 mV input, 8 ohms)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line) 200 mV/47 kohms
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM) 2.5 mV/47 kohms
Rated Lineout Level and Impedance 2.0 V/100 ohms
Rated Output digital 2 Vrms (RCA)
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 106 dB
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A) 80 dB
S/N Ratio (digital) 110 dB
Phono RIAA Deviation ±0.2 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In) 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0.5/-3 dB
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI 2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz
DSD Sampling Rates via USB 2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz / 11.2 MHz / 22.4 MHz
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance 1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component Y) 0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR) 1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
Video Frequency Response 5 Hz - 100 MHz
Ethernet Standard IEEE 802.3ab (1000Base-T)
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency 2.4 GHz - 2.4835 GHz, 5.15 GHz - 5.825 GHz
Bluetooth Version 5.0
Bluetooth Frequency 2.4 GHz - 2.4835 GHz
USB Terminal USB 2.0
FM Frequency 87.5 MHz - 108.0 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.) 11.2 dBf
FM S/N Ratio 72 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz) 0.1%
AM Effective Sensitivity 250 µV/m
AM Frequency 530 kHz - 1710 kHz
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Details Review

Design

Let's dive into the design of the Onkyo TX-RZ740. The receiver looks really amazing and fits in perfectly with any home entertainment system. The metallic finish not only makes it look sophisticated but also gives the impression that it's built to last. Yet, some users actually mentioned that they were a little worried about how bulky it is, especially in smaller spaces where there's not a lot of room.

Connectivity

Speaking of connectivity, the TX-RZ740 definitely doesn't disappoint. This receiver is pretty awesome because it has a bunch of different inputs like HDMI, optical, and coaxial ports. That means it can work with many devices like gaming consoles, Blu-ray players, and media streaming devices. People really love the multiple HDMI inputs on this device. It's so convenient because you can connect different sources without constantly switching cables. No more cable swapping dance! However, some users were a bit confused at first because there were so many options to choose from, which made the setup process feel overwhelming.

Performance

The performance of audio equipment is what really matters, and that's where the TX-RZ740 truly shines. This device has a fantastic 9.2 channel setup. It's like having a theatre experience right in your own living room. The sound quality is so immersive, it takes you on a fantastic auditory journey. People just can't stop talking about how amazing the sound is! It's so immersive, like it wraps around you and takes you right into whatever you're watching or listening to. No matter if you're totally into a movie, fighting in a virtual world, or just enjoying your favourite songs, the audio quality always stays top-notch. By the way, some users did experience occasional issues with the Dolby ATMOS processing. It caused the audio to drop out sometimes, which was a bit annoying considering how great everything else was.

Where and When to Use

The Onkyo TX-RZ740 finds its sweet spot in larger entertainment spaces, such as dedicated home theaters or open living rooms. It's a powerful option that works great in bigger entertainment spaces. This receiver is really impressive, whether you're setting up a dedicated home theatre or just want to upgrade your living room. It's the perfect partner for those movie nights, exciting sports events, and long gaming sessions that need an audio setup with some serious power. But, you know, there were some users who thought that the receiver's power might be a bit too much for smaller spaces. They felt like it wasn't being used to its full potential.

Compatible Devices

The TX-RZ740 is all about compatibility. It's like the crown jewel of this device! Users were so excited about how easy it was to hook up their smart TVs, gaming consoles, and streaming gadgets. Syncing smartphones and tablets to this audio maestro was a breeze for most, thanks to its built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities. But you know, in the world of tech, things don't always go smoothly. Some users had a bit of trouble with their Bluetooth connections, which was a bit of a bummer in an otherwise great experience.

Ease of Use

When it comes to ease of use, the Onkyo TX-RZ740 is a bit tricky to navigate. A lot of users found the setup process really easy because of the user-friendly on-screen menus and the AccuEQ room calibration system. People really liked the remote control that came with it because it was easy to use and everything was laid out in a logical way. But some users were frustrated because they found the buttons on the remote to be small and closely spaced, which caused them to accidentally press the wrong buttons.

Cost

The Onkyo TX-RZ740 is actually a pretty good deal when you look at its features and performance. It's priced fairly compared to other similar options out there. People who bought this receiver were really happy with it because the sound quality is amazing and it has a lot of different ways to connect to other devices. However, I can understand if some people on a budget might find the cost high, especially if they don't plan on using all of its features.

FAQs

Is the receiver compatible with voice assistants?

Unfortunately, the TX-RZ740 does not support built-in voice assistants, which disappointed some users looking for voice control integration.

Can I stream music directly from my smartphone?

Yes, the receiver has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities, allowing you to stream music from your smartphone or tablet. However, a few users reported intermittent connectivity issues with Bluetooth pairing.

Does the receiver come with a calibration microphone?

Yes, the receiver includes a calibration microphone for AccuEQ room calibration, which helps optimize audio performance based on your room's acoustics.


 

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