Normal Retail Price $4999
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Comparison Table 'Terms' Explained Below
SRP: (stands for Suggested Retail Price) Price distributor suggests product is sold for.
POWER: FACT! - Power is a meaningless way to compare the loudness of one AV Receiver vs another. It is true - more power = louder, but more watts does not mean better sound. Forget the various ways manufacturers to express power, instead check out the amplifier WEIGHT. Another FACT - Power is heavy! (amps are made using heavy metals such as Copper). Eg: 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 massive (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. Most will not manage one third of their claimed wattage. So, if you live in a large house or have older speakers that need oodles of power, pony up and buy the heaviest AV Receiver you can afford. Even if it's just the occasional party where you really want to blow off some steam, buy 'heavy'. When in doubt, go for more, and don't worry about damaging your speakers with too much power. Fact is, more speakers get fried by underpowered amps than by Godzilla power amps. Eg: You are more likely to "blow up" speakers a 15 watt amp than a 250 watter.
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
MULTI-ZONE: This means the amplifier can play different audio signals (and in some cases Video signals) in different areas of the home at the same time. Eg: Play a movie in the lounge while have music playing outside on the deck.
MULTI-ROOM AUDIO: Multi-room audio is the ability to listen to music wirelessly in several rooms. The AV Receiver is the 'HUB' that will distribute streaming services like Spotify or your own personal music collection whether that be on a network drive, your computer, a CD or even vinyl - with the right setup.
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.
11.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver - For Multidimensional Sound Without Compromise
- Ultimate DTS:X™ and Dolby Atmos® Home Cinema
- THX®-Certified for Cinema Reference Sound
- Google Cast™, AirPlay®, Wi-Fi®, and Bluetooth®
- FireConnect™ Wireless Multi-room Solution
- Housewide Playback of Any Source
Our flagship receiver’s fathomless pool of high-current power and instantaneous full-scale dynamics make it the ultimate driving force for 7.2.4-channel home-cinema layouts with floorstanding speakers, dual subwoofers, and in-ceiling height speakers. Sound quality is accurate, lush, and exuberant, capable of transporting your audience out of this world and into the one created by the film’s director. As well as completely transforming the cinematic and stereo-listening experience, the TX-RZ3100 serves entertainment seamlessly across the home, with wired or wireless* multi-zone digital/analog audio, Zone 2 UltraHD HDMI®, and a suite casting technologies to share app-based audio to the home cinema and beyond. Designed for easy custom home integration, the TX-RZ3100 is crafted with passion for the passionate home cinema enthusiast. * Requires optional FireConnect™-compatible speakers sold separately.
- 200 W per Channel
- THX® Select2™ Plus Certification
- Native DTS:X™ and Dolby Atmos® to 7.2.4 Channels
- DTS Neural:X™ Upmixing for Legacy Multichannel Formats
- Google Cast™, AirPlay®, Wi-Fi®, and Bluetooth® App Streaming
- AccuEQ Room Calibration with AccuReflex Technology
- FireConnect™ Multi-Room Wireless Technology
- HDMI® 8 In (1 Front), Main Out, Zone 2 Out (HDCP 2.2/HDR*1)
- THX® Select2™ Plus Cinema-Reference Audio Performance
- 7.2.4-channel DTS:X™ and Dolby Atmos® Object-based Audio Decoding
- DTS Neural:X™ Upmixes Standard 5.1 and 7.1 formats to 3D Sound
- HDMI Supports 4K/60 Hz, High Dynamic Range, 4:4:4 Color Space, and HDCP 2.2-protected Video*1
- Google Cast*2, AirPlay®, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®*3, TuneIn Radio, Pandora®, Spotify, TIDAL*2, and Deezer*2 for App-based Audio Streaming*4
- Network/USB Audio (DSD 11.2 MHz [Stereo], 192/24 PCM, Dolby® TrueHD, FLAC, WAV, ALAC, AAC, MP3, WMA)
- Powered Zone 2 and Powered Zone 3 Outputs for Multi-room Analog and Digital (HDMI/Network/OPT/COAX) Audio with Independent Volume/Tone Controls
- Whole House Mode Function
- AccuEQ Calibration with AccuReflex for Seamless Object-based, Multichannel, and Stereo Sound (Setup Mic Included)
- FireConnect™*2 Wireless Multi-room Digital/Analog Audio Distribution to Compatible Speakers (Sold Separately)
- 11.2 Multichannel Pre-Outs for User Setup Customization
- Quality Banana-plug Speaker Posts with Transparent Knobs
- Remote App for iPhone/iPod touch*5 and Android™ Devices*6
*1 6G Video/HDCP 2.2 supported on HDMI inputs 1–5, Main Out, and Zone 2 Out. *2 Services enabled via firmware update. Details TBA. *3 Bluetooth specification Version 4.1 (compatible profile: A2DP v1.2, AVRCP v1.3) also supporting Advanced Music Optimizer. *4 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. *5 Compatible with iPod touch (5th generation or later) and iPhone 4GS or later. *6 Requires Android 4.0.3 or later.
- 200 W/Ch (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1% THD, 1 Channel Driven, IEC) 340 W/Ch (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1 Channel Driven, JEITA)
- Onkyo High-Current Digital Amplification for Smooth Low-Distortion Power
- Customized High-Output Transformer, Custom Audio-Grade Capacitors, Separate Transformer for Standby
- Separated Digital and Analog Circuitry to Reduce Interference
- Extruded Metal Heat Sink with Polycarbonate Cooling Fan
- Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry
- VLSC™ (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) Noise-free Signal Processing for All Channels
- PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Jitter-Cleaning Circuitry for S/PDIF Audio
- HDMI Support for 4K/60 Hz, 3D, Audio Return Channel, DeepColor™, x.v.Color™, LipSync, Dolby Atmos®, Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby® Digital Plus, Dolby® Surround, DTS:X™, DTS-HD Master Audio™, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES, DTS Express, DTS Neural:X™, THX® Cinema/Music/Game, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD, Multichannel PCM, and CEC
- Dolby Atmos®, DTS:X™, Dolby® TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master Audio™ Decoding
- Separate 384 kHz/32-bit AK4490 Stereo DAC (Front L/R), 2 x 768 kHz/32-bit AK4458 Multichannel DACs (Surround Channels)
- Discrete 192 kHz/24-bit AK4388 Stereo DACs (x2) for Zone 2 and Zone 3
- Multiple 32-bit Digital Signal Processing Engines
- 4 DSP Modes for Gaming: Rock, Sports, Action, and RPG
- Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround Function
- Direct Mode and Pure Audio Mode
- 8 HDMI Inputs (1 Front/7 Rear), Main, and Zone 2 Outputs
- Component Video Switching (2 Inputs and 1 Output) and 2 Composite Video Inputs
- 5 Digital Audio Inputs (3 Optical and 2 Coaxial) and 7 Analog Audio Inputs
- Phono Input (MM) for Turntable Connection
- Mass Storage Class USB Memory Playback Capability (Rear Input)
- Zone 2 and Zone 3 Powered Speaker Outputs
- 11.2 Multichannel Pre-Outs and Zone 2/3 Pre-/Line Outs
- Dual Subwoofer Pre-Outs
- 12 V Trigger Out (Assignable) with IR Input; Supports IP and RS232
- 6.3 mm Headphone Input
- Tone Controls (Bass/Treble) ±10 dB for All Channels
- Independent 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)
- New Graphical Overlaid On-Screen Display (OSD) via HDMI with Quick Setup Function
- Hybrid Standby Function with HDMI Passthrough
- 40 FM/AM and 40 Internet Radio Station Presets
- RIHD (Remote Interactive Over HDMI) for System Control
- Aluminum Front Panel and Volume Control Knob
- Simple Remote Control
WARRANTY FOR THE ONKYO TX-RZ3100 THREE (3) YEARS FROM DATE OF PURCHASE