Denon AVR-X4500H vs Onkyo TX-RZ840

Denon AVR-X4500H vs Onkyo TX-RZ840

Denon AVR-X4500H review

The device develops a rated output power of 120 W with a load resistance of 8 Ohms and has a 9-channel configuration. The multi-channel DTS: X format distributes the sound as it would naturally occur, and also creates realistic multi-dimensional sound. All eight HDMI inputs (including one on the front panel) and three HDMI outputs support HDCP 2.2 compatibility, as well as the latest HDMI specifications, including 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4: 4: 4 Pure Color color sub-sampling, high dynamic range (HDR) and video format 21: 9, 3D and BT.2020. Denon AVR-X4500H

Onkyo TX-RZ840 review

Onkyo TX-RZ840 AV Receiver is THX Certified and IMAX Enhanced Certified Select. The model has IMAX Mode, and the Dynamic Audio Amplification system developed for the RZ series has allowed the device amplifiers to handle high currents. The TX-RZ840 is equipped with an 11.2-channel preamplifier output and 11-channel processing - thus, it can be used to implement the 7.2.4 speaker configuration (an external amplifier is required). Naturally, configurations 5.2.4 or 7.2.2 are also available. The receiver power is 180 watts per channel (6 ohms). Onkyo TX-RZ840

Denon AVR-X4500H pros & cons

Pros

  • Almost everything is customizable by hand, from crossover frequencies for outputting bass to a sub, to various delays depending on the distance of the speakers for the listener
  • There are no noise in the speakers when the sound is turned off

Cons

  • I didn’t like auto settings via the microphone neither for cinema, nor even for music

Onkyo TX-RZ840 pros & cons

Pros

  • The functionality and sound quality of the unit are great for a home theater
  • This is a big heavy receiver that has most of the latest extras people are looking for

Cons

  • One thing I'm very disappointed about is the fact Spotify isn't supported by Onkyo, the Apps shows up in the list of Music streaming services but Spotify will not connect

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Rating 5 5

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Product

Denon AVR-X4500H
Onkyo TX-RZ840

Model

AVR-X4500H
TX-RZ840

Brand

Denon
Onkyo

Reviews

81
36

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

125/8 20Hz-20KHz, 165/6 1KHz
180/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
AKM 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, Audyssey LFC, Compressed Audio Restorer
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, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

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
1

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

3
2

Component input/output

2/1
1/0

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
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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

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

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
Google Assistant

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
IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
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, 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-Surround
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

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

710
870

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 15.2 x 38.1/17.1 x 6.6 x 15.3
43.5 x 20.1 x 39.8/17 x 7.8 x 15.3

Weight, kg/lbs

13.6/30.2
17/37.4
Denon AVR-X4500H
Onkyo TX-RZ840
Denon AVR-X4500H
Onkyo TX-RZ840

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  • 9.4Denon AVR-X4500H
  • 8.4Onkyo TX-RZ840

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