Normal Retail Price $1999
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Comparison Table Terminologies Explained Below
SRP: (Suggested Retail Price) The price Retailers sell product for, usually the price before a Promotion
MARKET PRICE: The best price an item can be bought for 'today', also called the 'current' or 'going' price.
POWER: Power is measured in watts howere this is FACT...Power is a meaningless for comparing one AV Receiver vs another.
- It is true the more power you feed into a speaker the louder it plays BUT that does not guarantee better sound. Forget the various ways manufacturers choose to express power, instead check out the product WEIGHT.
- Power is HEAVY! ...materials used to make power supplys ss heavy (Heavy metals like Copper) so a 6kg amp has much less power than a 12kg amp. Look inside a high-end amp or pricey A/V Receiver and you will see a big and heavy power transformer. Powerful amps need big transformers to 'pull' more power from the wall outlet, and good transformers are heavy. A 'lightweight' AV Receiver will not come close to delivering it's spec-ed power into seven channels...in fact most will not deliver 30% of their claimed wattage.
So, if you live in a large house or have older speakers you will need oodles of power...pony up and buy the heaviest AV Receiver you can afford. When in doubt, go for more, and don't worry about damaging your speakers with too much power. More speakers get fried by underpowered amps than by Godzilla power amps.
CHANNELS: AV Receivers can have 5, 7, 9 or 11 channels. 5 channels is most common and usually referred to as 5.1 being left and right (1 + 2), center (3) left rear surround (4) and right rear surround (5). The ".1" refers to the Subwoofer channel
HDMI 2.0: This was released in 2014 and had numerous changes over the former 1.4 version. HDMI 2.0 keeps all features & support from previous versions, plus adds 3D and Audio Return Channel (ARC). With the TV industry now fully into UHD (Ultra High Definition or 4K) more bandwidth is needed via the cable to handle higher resolutions and frame rates. HDMI 2.0 supports "4K" allowing for 4K 3D, along with higher-frame-rate 2D content such as computer games. Basically HDMI 2.0 increases the size of the "pipe" transmitting data from the source (like a Blu-ray Player or PC) to your TV. To enjoy these features a cable upgrade is necessary.
HDCP 2.2: (High Definition Content Protection)...2.2 is the latest evolution designed to create a secure connection between a source and a TV. This is so you can't make a copy of the content. HDCP creates encrypted keys between the source and display (called 'the sync'). Enabled devices like an ONKYO AV Receiver can be in the chain. The source and the 'sync' need to 'agree' or no content gets transferred. If you've ever hooked up gear and gotten a blank screen then the HDCP "handshake" is usually the issue.
STREAM READY: A good example of the "Streaming Stick" is the Google Chromecast USB Device. Available from retailers like JB HiFi for around $60 they are a small Streaming Device that plugs into an HDMI Port on your ONKYO AV Receiver. You can then use your Smartphone to 'cast' your favourite entertainment (like You Tube videos) onto your TV. Not all brands of AV Receiver are compatible with this type of Device so it pays to check first.
HDMI UPCONVERT: Some AV Receivers can convert from one video format to another. This is called Up-Conversion. You can then take an an analogue video signal (eg: Composite or Component) and 'Up-Convert' to HDMI. This is a great feature for people who still own the 'old' Sky Decoders or still have a VCR.
AUDIO RETURN: This uses a single HDMI connection to send audio from a TV to the AV Receiver.It simplifies your system & reduces the cables you need. With 'ARC' you send video to the TV with an HDMI cable, and that same HDMI cable sends audio from the TV back down the same cable
OPTICAL INPUTS: Optical cable can pass digital audio from one device to another. It is better than analog (the red and white cables). Depending on your gear, you might not have the option for HDMI ...in that case, optical is fine. Don't sweat not being able to connect with HDMI. For most setups, the sound will be just as good with optical as with HDMI.
USB INPUTS: A USB connection lets you connect an iPod or USB Drive. In addition a good receiver will bypass the iPod's or connected Device's digital-to-analog converter (DAC) when using the USB connection. This enables the receiver to use its own higher quality DAC as well as built-in processing capabilities that restore fidelity lost in many compressed file formats and give you better sound quality.
WIFI: This a wireless networking technology that allows electronic devices to network, mainly using the 2.4 gigahertz and 5 gigahertz radio bands. The term "Wi-Fi" is a synonym for 'WLAN' as in Wireless Local Area Network and is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. The "Wi-Fi Certified" trademark can only be used by Wi-Fi products that successfully complete Wi-Fi certification testing. Many devices Wi-Fi like smartphones and tablets and in our case Onkyo AV Receivers. A WiFi enabled device can connect to a network via a Router and have a range of about 20 meters indoors and more outdoors. This will also allow remote control the AV Receiver via an APP. Wi-Fi is less secure than a wired connection such as an Ethernet Cable.
BLUETOOTH: This is like a radio-wave technology for communicating over short distances. Most Smartphones and Tablets have Bluetooth as it is a convenient way to transfer music to your AV Receiver. The benefit of Bluetooth in an AV Receiver is anyone with an Bluetooth device can connect with your AV Receiver to share their music. A small downside for Bluetooth is it can not transfer as much data as WiFi or AirPlay and therefore 'compresses' files which results in lower quality sound compared to WiFi & AirPlay.
D/A CONVERTER: Also called a 'DAC' it allows you to play music from a "DIGITAL" source such as iPhone, Tablet or PC. Speaker Cable can not transfer a digital signal so the DAC converts the music file into analog so it can travel through speaker cable to your speakers. When in an AV Receiver the DAC takes the digital signal, converts it into an analog signal so it can then be fed into the Amplifier and onto the speakers. The benefit of a 'DAC' is improved Sound Quality and Volume.
When a DAC is noted as 192/24 what do the "two different numbers mean?" eg: 192 (first number) then 24 (second number)
The first number (192) is the "Sampling Rate"...Sampling rate determines the quality or accuracy of a digital recording. It defines the number of samples per unit of time (usually seconds) taken from a continuous signal to make a discrete signal". For time related signals the unit for sampling is call 'Hertz'
The second number (24) is the "Bit Depth" or Resolution...Bit Depth describes the number of bits of information recorded for each sample. The less bits, the more "grainy” the reproduction of sound will be. The more bits, the more accurate accurate the sound. 16 bit is the standard resolution for CDs and is generally acceptable for analog to digital recording. 24 bit or even 32 bit gives you a cleaner sound and more accurate representation. The more 'bits' means your AV Receiver will have a better quality quality processor built in. Music Lovers Tip! ...You want your system to playback music in the most accurate way possible. For this reason go with the best 'DAC' you can afford.
WEIGHT: As noted in the POWER explanation above the weight is significant when comparing to amps that are a similar price and / or specification. If one a is a lot lighter such as 7kg vs 9 kg then look closer at teh heavier model as it is more likely to have the better quality amplifier and therfore more power.
7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver
Add THX® Reference Sound to Your Widescreen Experience
Just bought a big 4K TV? Here’s big sound to go with it. THX® Certified for Cinema Reference Volume, the TX-RZ710 has a premium RZ build with non-phase-shift amps, huge capacitors, and high-output transformer that pull every drop of emotion from object-based soundtracks, which are precisely phase-aligned with new AccuReflex calibration technology. Music blooms with vibrant energy thanks to high-current amplification, whether it’s fed from Spotify via Google Cast™ or AirPlay or from a vinyl record on your turntable. FireConnect™ streams any of these sources from the receiver to a wireless speaker in another room* **, while Zone 2 HDMI® sends video to a second TV. Gathering your media and giving easy access across the home, the TX-RZ710 will make daily entertainment an event to look forward to.
What is the RZ Series?
Our premium RZ Series audio-video receivers deliver a significant boost to the dynamism, detail, and accuracy of music and movie soundtracks for a listening experience that packs stunning emotional impact. Upgraded components, such as the massive transformer and custom capacitors, provide high instantaneous current for lightning-fast transient response and a frequency range that extends down to 5 Hz. Discrete amp circuits prevent phase shifting, clearly focusing the audio image and cutting distortion even at floor-shaking volumes. It’s a serious build if you’re serious about sound.
Dynamic Audio Amplification for Thrilling Sound
Dynamic Audio Amplification lets music live and breathe thanks to accurate, noise-free signal processing and hi-current power that dynamically controls your speakers, producing rich and authentic sound that fills you with emotion.
THX®-Certified for Cinema Reference Sound
THX® certification guarantees the same high volume and low distortion levels you experience in a commercial cinema in your listening room. THX® Select2™ Plus is recommended for screen-to-seat viewing distances of 3–4 m. To achieve THX® certification, amplifiers must undergo a barrage of the industry’s toughest independent bench testing to satisfy THX® requirements.
Experience DTS:X™* and Dolby Atmos®
Make object-based Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ surround-sound reality in your living room. Sound flows naturally above and around in three dimensions, with discrete effects—such as birdcalls, rain, or the sound of a helicopter—originating from overhead. In fact, every element in an “object-based” soundtrack is mixed separately, so it’s free to travel from speaker to speaker with lifelike realism.
* Firmware update required
FireConnect™ Multi-room Audio
A firmware update enables any audio source connected to the receiver—from vinyl to streaming audio—to be sent wirelessly via FireConnect™ to an optional speaker* placed anywhere in your home. Stable, fast, and easy to control with a mobile, it’s the smart way to set audio free.
* Unavailable at press time. Release date TBA. Firmware update required
FireConnect™ by Blackfire Research Corp. is a stable wireless protocol that mirrors any audio source connected to the receiver—from vinyl to streaming audio—.
Go Wireless with Google Cast, AirPlay, Wi-Fi®, and Bluetooth
Google Cast and AirPlay free your music from your smartphone. You can stream audio from compatible applications to your home cinema, or stream virtually any mobile or PC audio via Bluetooth technology. Available internet radio and music subscription services include Pandora, Spotify, and more.
Note: Support for some features including Google Cast, TIDAL and Deezer will be enabled via future firmware update. Please consult the Onkyo website for scheduling information as it becomes available. Google Cast not supported on Chinese models.
Latest Spec HDMI® with Zone 2 Video
Select HDMI terminals support 4K/60 Hz video, HDCP 2.2 copy protection, and High Dynamic Range (HDR) for next-generation UltraHD streaming and broadcasting. A 6G- and HDCP 2.2/HDR-compatible Zone 2 HDMI output allows you to enjoy AV sources connected to the receiver in another room.
Powered Zone 2 for Audio in a Second Room
If you choose, Powered Zone 2 capability can bring audio to speakers in a second room connected to the receiver. Now with a dedicated Zone 2 DAC, you can share Digital Audio input sources such as Spotify or Internet podcasts.
AccuEQ Calibration Featuring AccuReflex Technology
AccuEQ equalizes the surround-sound to suit the room acoustics for crisply focused sound, while AccuReflex aligns the phase of upfiring height speakers with sound coming directly from your other speakers. Any delay is resolved so that everything arrives at your ears at the same time. The result is cohesive reproduction of object-based soundtracks.
- Custom RZ Grade Amplification System with Upgraded Parts
- THX® Select2™ Cinema Reference Certification
- DTS:X™* and Dolby Atmos® up to 5.1.2 Channels
- AccuEQ Room Calibration with AccuReflex Technology
- FireConnect™ Multi-Room Wireless Technology (Firmware update required)
- Wireless Audio Streaming with Google Cast, AirPlay, Wi-Fi®, and Bluetooth
- HDMI® 8 In with Zone 1 and Zone 2 Out (HDCP 2.2 / HDR*1)
- Phono Input and Hi-Res Audio Playback
* Firmware update required
- THX® Select2™ Cinema Reference Certification
- DTS:X™ and Dolby Atmos® Object-based Sound Decoding
- 4K/60 Hz-Capable 4:4:4 HDMI® Terminals with HDCP 2.2 and HDR for Next-Generation UltraHD and Full HD Video Content*1
- Zone 2 HDMI Output for 4K/60 Hz Video in Another Room
- Google Cast, AirPlay, Wi-Fi®, and Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1 (Compatible Profile: A2DP v1.2, AVRCP v1.3) with Advanced Music Optimizer DSP Technology
- Internet Audio Streaming Services including TuneIn Radio, Pandora®, Spotify, TIDAL and Deezer*2
- Play Compressed, Lossless, and Hi-Res Audio via Local Network (MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, AAC, Apple Lossless, DSD 5.6 MHz, and Dolby® TrueHD) with Selectable Advanced Music Optimizer
- Wireless Digital and Analog Audio Transmission to Optional Wireless Speaker via FireConnect™ Technology
- AccuEQ Room Calibration Featuring AccuReflex Technology for Seamless Object-based Sound from Compatible Speakers (Mic Included)
- Control and Stream with Free Onkyo Remote Streaming Apps for
- iPod touch/iPhone*3 and Android™ Devices*4
- Powered Zone 2/Zone 2 Pre/Line Out for Distributed Analog/Digital
- Audio Playback in Another Room
- Bi-Amping Capability for Front Channels
*1 6G video and HDCP 2.2 is supported on HDMI inputs 1/2/3, Main Out, and Sub Out. *2 Availability of services depends on region. Some services may require a paid subscription and firmware update. Availability of third-party services advertised here is accurate at the time of publication, but may be subject to change without notice. *3 Compatible with iPod touch (3rd generation or later) and iPhone 3GS or later. All models require iOS 4.2 or later. *4 Requires Android 2.1 or later.
- 175 W/Ch (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1% THD, 1 Channel Driven, IEC); 185 W/Ch (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1 Channel Driven, JEITA)
- Discrete RZ Grade Non-Phase-Shifting Amplifier Circuits for Accurate Audio Imaging with Ultra-Low 5 Hz Frequency Performance
- Customized Audio-Grade Capacitors and Massive High Power Transformer for High Current Delivery and Precise Speaker Driver Control
- VLSC™ D/A Conversion Enhancement Delivers Supreme Clarity
- Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry
- PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology for S/PDIF Audio
- HDMI Support for 4K/60 Hz, 3D, Audio Return Channel, DeepColor™, x.v.Color™, LipSync, Dolby Atmos®, Dolby® TrueHD, DTS:X™, DTS-HD Master Audio™, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD, Multichannel PCM, and CEC
- Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ Decoding
- AK4458 384 kHz/32-bit DAC (8 Channels x 1)
- 32-bit Digital Signal Processing Engines
- 4 DSP Modes for Gaming: Rock, Sports, Action, and RPG
- Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround Function
- Direct Mode
- Double Bass Function
- 8 HDMI Inputs (1 Front/ 7 Rear) and 2 Outputs
- USB 2.0 Port with Mass Storage Class USB Memory Playback
- 2 Component Inputs and 2 Composite Video Inputs
- 3 Digital Audio Inputs (2 Optical and 1 Coaxial)
- 8 Analog Audio Inputs (1 Front*/7 Rear)
- Phono Input for Turntable Connection
- 2 Parallel Subwoofer Pre-Outs
- Location-Numbered Speaker Terminals
* 3.5mm pin jack type.
- Crossover Adjustment for Each Channel
- (40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/180/200 Hz)
- A/V Sync Control (Up to 500 ms in 5 ms Steps at 48 kHz)
- Graphical Overlaid On-Screen Display (OSD) via HDMI with Quick Set-Up
- Hybrid Standby Function with HDMI Passthrough
- Tone Control (Bass/Treble) for Front L/R Channels
- 3-Mode Display Dimmer (Normal/Dim/Dimmer)
- 40 FM/AM Random Presets
- Firmware Updates via Ethernet and USB
- RIHD (Remote Interactive Over HDMI) for System Control
- Simple Remote Control
WARRANTY FOR THE ONKYO TX-RZ710 IS THREE (3) YEARS FROM DATE OF PURCHASE