Onkyo TX-RZ820 vs Denon AVR-X2500H

TX-RZ820 vs AVR-X2500H comparison chart

Onkyo TX-RZ820 vs Denon AVR-X2500H review

Onkyo TX-RZ820
vs
Denon AVR-X2500H

This is a review and detailed comparison of Onkyo TX-RZ820 vs Denon AVR-X2500H. Both have 7.2 channel amplifiers. 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, TX-RZ820 has an overall score of 7.7 out of 10 vs 8 out of 10 for AVR-X2500H.

Advantages Onkyo TX-RZ820 over Denon AVR-X2500H

  • Delivers 160W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 95W/8Ohm

Advantages Denon AVR-X2500H over Onkyo TX-RZ820

  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers

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

The flagship THX-certified TX-RZ820 AV receiver delivers truly stunning audio performance. Proprietary dynamic audio amplification system delivers instantaneous power with high currents for swinging ...

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Denon AVR-X2500H

Dec 13, 2019

Denon reaffirms its abilities by introducing this detailed and dynamic amplifier! Check out Denon AVR-X2500H specs and the whole Denon AVR-X2500H review. Article navigation Features Design and buil...

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Common

Product

Onkyo TX-RZ820
Denon AVR-X2500H

Model

TX-RZ820
AVR-X2500H

Brand

Onkyo
Denon

Reviews

376
7

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

160/8
95/8, 125/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8
8, 6

Frequency response

5Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

AccuEQ
Audyssey MultEQ XT

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

has not
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

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, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2
8/2

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

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

2/0
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
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 scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG, BT.2020
BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

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

Display

fluorescent
colour OSD

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
IP Control, Web Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

FlareConnect
HEOS App

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

1
0

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)

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

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

650
500

Standby consumption, W

0.15
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 20.1 x 39.5/17 x 7.8 x 15.4
43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6.6 x 13.3

Weight, kg/lbs

17/37.4
9/20.7

Other

Release year

2017
2018
Onkyo TX-RZ820
Denon AVR-X2500H
Onkyo TX-RZ820
Denon AVR-X2500H

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.7
  • 8
  • 7.7Onkyo TX-RZ820
  • 8Denon AVR-X2500H

The Denon AVR-X2500H is better receiver in this comparison - check Denon AVR-X2500H price.