Onkyo TX-RZ740 vs Onkyo TX-NR696

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Onkyo TX-RZ740 review

The compared models have obvious differences. Looking at figures RZ740 has 9.2 channels and 225W at 6 Ohms of power. At the same time his rival owns 7.2 channels and 165/6 power output. The Onkyo TX-RZ740 AV receiver is optimized for operation as part of installed AV systems. This unit has passed the THX certification, which guarantees high quality sound in home theaters based on it. The AV receiver is equipped with the latest technology for reproducing sound from various sources and is very convenient to use thanks to a well-thought-out control system. Onkyo TX-RZ740

Onkyo TX-NR696 review

This model has the most advanced functionality for network streaming (via Ethernet or Wi-Fi), based on a separate SoC processor. Onkyo TX-NR696 can play music from available network devices or online resources. In addition, this model has built-in Chromecast and Google Assistant, support for multi-room technologies DTS Play-Fi, Sonos and FireConnect. For direct connection of mobile gadgets, Bluetooth and AirPlay2 are provided. The Onkyo TX-NR696 has even a USB connector for external drives with music files. Onkyo TX-NR696

Onkyo TX-RZ740 pros & cons

Pros

  • I enjoyed FlareConnect for multi-zone audio distribution to compatible components
  • It is very massive and equipped with high capacitance capacitors

Cons

  • In comparison with the previous model, the number of optical inputs has decreased, and the developers have sacrificed component and composite video inputs as the least relevant

Onkyo TX-NR696 pros & cons

Pros

  • TX-NR696 has support for streaming technologies, including built-in Chromecast, DTS Play-Fi, Spotify Connect, AirPlay
  • The model provides output from a power amplifier to the second zone

Cons

  • No instruction nor explanations of how to get the second zone speakers to work

Votes 2 2
Rating 3.5 3.5

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Onkyo TX-RZ740

Onkyo TX-RZ740 review

Dec 27, 2019

In the ranks of nine-channel AV-receivers with IMAX Enhanced support tangible replenishment. Onkyo also joined the competition between brands who want to give home theater owners incredible surround s...

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Onkyo TX-NR696

Onkyo TX-NR696 review

Dec 27, 2019

The Onkyo TX-NR696 AV receiver is a modern model, equipped with a wide range of the latest technologies, and at the same time offered at a very reasonable cost. This unit is able to become the basis o...

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Product

Onkyo TX-RZ740
Onkyo TX-NR696

Model

TX-RZ740
TX-NR696

Brand

Onkyo
Onkyo

Reviews

6
32

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 225/6 1KHz
165/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

AccuEQ
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Music Optimizer, Hi-Res audio, Dynamic Audio Amplification
Advanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

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, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2
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

1
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
0

Component input/output

1/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

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

DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020
DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Google Assistant
Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

fluorescent
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
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

FlareConnect
FlareConnect

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

750
570

Standby consumption, W

0.15
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 17.7 x 37.9/17 x 6.8 x 14.5
43.5 x 17.3 x 37.9/17 x 6.8 x 14.5

Weight, kg/lbs

10.8/23.8
12.5/26.4
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  • 8.5Onkyo TX-RZ740
  • 7.6Onkyo TX-NR696

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