Denon AVR-X8500HSP vs Onkyo TX-RZ820

AVR-X8500HSP vs TX-RZ820 comparison chart

Denon AVR-X8500HSP vs Onkyo TX-RZ820 review

Denon AVR-X8500HSP
vs
Onkyo TX-RZ820

Here we show you our detailed AV receiver comparison of the Denon AVR-X8500HSP versus the Onkyo TX-RZ820. The AVR-X8500HSP has 13.2 channels amplifier and the TX-RZ820 7.2 channels. Both receivers have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AVR-X8500HSP has an overall score of 9.6 out of 10 vs 7.7 out of 10 for TX-RZ820.

Advantages Denon AVR-X8500HSP over Onkyo TX-RZ820

  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • HDMI eARC features compatible
  • IMAX Enhanced certification

Advantages Onkyo TX-RZ820 over Denon AVR-X8500HSP

  • Delivers 160W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 150W/8Ohm

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Phono (MM) input
  • Dolby Vision compatible
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Rating 5 5
Onkyo TX-RZ820

Dec 06, 2019

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Product

Denon AVR-X8500HSP
Onkyo TX-RZ820

Model

AVR-X8500HSP
TX-RZ820

Brand

Denon
Onkyo

Reviews

6
376

Amplifier

Channels

13.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

150/8, 190/6
160/8

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
5Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4490 384 KHz/32-bit
AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer, Hi-Res audio
has not

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud
Deezer, TIDAL

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
7/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

4
2

Component input/output

3/1
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

BT.2020, HLG
HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control, Web Control
IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote
FlareConnect

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround
has not

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

900
650

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 19.5 x 7.8/17 x 7.7 x 18.7
43.5 x 20.1 x 39.5/17 x 7.8 x 15.4

Weight, kg/lbs

23.1/51.6
17/37.4

Other

Release year

2018
2017
Denon AVR-X8500HSP
Onkyo TX-RZ820
Denon AVR-X8500HSP
Onkyo TX-RZ820

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 9.6
  • 7.7
  • 9.6Denon AVR-X8500HSP
  • 7.7Onkyo TX-RZ820

The Denon AVR-X8500HSP is better receiver in this comparison - check Denon AVR-X8500HSP price.