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I called Onkyo about an hour ago and was told the TX-RZ830 sold-out during the week-end. The rep said that twenty of them were taking the sales calls.
Interesting. I called this morning, Monday, and got one.
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That is really a hard question to answer. The NR686 can drive your current and soon to be Klipsch speakers. If you are planning to STAY at 5.2.2, then you will be fine...knowing that the NR686 puts out a little less power. If, however, you plan to go to 5.2.4 or more, then the RZ830 will probably work better since it is 5.2.4 and has pre-outs for external amps.
Thanks. Are there any other issues besides the power? I have been looking at it and could not find a lot of details. I do not think I will go 5.2.4 as my current setup does not support this configuration. Do not want to spend extra if I do not have to.
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Knowing what you are planning to use it for and trying to stay within a budget, I would buy the NR686 if you can still find it for $299. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the receiver and it does have the bells and whistles that you will use. With that having been said, keep in mind the RZ830 is a receiver that normally sells in the $6-800 range. Logical thinking though would still say why spend the money if you aren't going to use the extras that it brings to the table. I've always been in the camp to buy the best speakers and receiver you can afford to begin with, to keep away constant upgrade disease that tends to plague many of us. I know this probably doesn't help a lot


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Thanks. Are there any other issues besides the power? I have been looking at it and could not find a lot of details. I do not think I will go 5.2.4 as my current setup does not support this configuration. Do not want to spend extra if I do not have to.

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Knowing what you are planning to use it for and trying to stay within a budget, I would buy the NR686 if you can still find it for $299. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the receiver and it does have the bells and whistles that you will use. With that having been said, keep in mind the RZ830 is a receiver that normally sells in the $6-800 range. Logical thinking though would still say why spend the money if you aren't going to use the extras that it brings to the table. I've always been in the camp to buy the best speakers and receiver you can afford to begin with, to keep away constant upgrade disease that tends to plague many of us. I know this probably doesn't help a lot
I agree with you that is one reason I am thinking. Seems like NR686 does not have AccuEQ Advanced. Not sure how much difference I will go with RZ830 and figure out later on.
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I don't think it will be too big of a difference in the EQ; especially with your set-up.

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I agree with you that is one reason I am thinking. Seems like NR686 does not have AccuEQ Advanced. Not sure how much difference I will go with RZ830 and figure out later on.
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I called mid afternoon and was told they were sold out
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Seems like Onkyo is sold out. How is this set? Is this a good deal?

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Amazon has the RZ830 for $599 today for those that missed out the $499 deal.
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Has anyone who ordered on 2-23-2019 received a product shipped email yet?
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Is price slash like this common for onkyo, makes me nervous? I’ve never had onkyo before but still like the 599 deal even if I can’t get it for $500.
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Onkyo Said 4-6 Days After Order For Shipment Email

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Has anyone who ordered on 2-23-2019 received a product shipped email yet?
When I ordered Monday mid-morning I was told to expect an email confirming order (which I got) and then I would get a separate email notification when the product has shipped. I was told to expect the shipment confirmation in 4 to 6 days. So, not expected to ship until this coming Friday/Monday.

So, I guess we all need to be patient. Onkyo orders aren't next day fast like Amazon Prime, etc it would seem.
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When I ordered Monday mid-morning I was told to expect an email confirming order (which I got) and then I would get a separate email notification when the product has shipped. I was told to expect the shipment confirmation in 4 to 6 days. So, not expected to ship until this coming Friday/Monday.

So, I guess we all need to be patient. Onkyo orders aren't next day fast like Amazon Prime, etc it would seem.
Thanks. Yes I received the same order confirmation email but not informed of the 4-6 day shipment window, I feel better now.
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I was told that too. I expect there will be a bulk shipment going out at once. For some reason though, I've got a feeling that the emails may not go out, it will just show up at my door.
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Ordered 2-23 in afternoon and got fed ex alert yesterday that it is being delivered tomorrow. Credit card was charged on Tuesday as it was shipping I think.
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I was told that too. I expect there will be a bulk shipment going out at once. For some reason though, I've got a feeling that the emails may not go out, it will just show up at my door.
You might be correct. My card has been charged but I have yet to receive the shipping email.
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I ordered on 2-22 and received shipping notice same day. Shipped FedEx "ground" mode. I am supposed to receive tomorrow (Thursday, 27 Feb).
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my 830 arrives on Friday
I never received a tracking email but I get auto fedex notification when things are shipped to my address
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That's actually how I knew mine shipped also. Received shipment notice from FedEx. Interestingly, not able to track progress of package. Only shows shipped from Carson, CA and due to be delivered on 2/28/2019.

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I never received a tracking email but I get auto fedex notification when things are shipped to my address
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I got no shipping notice and mine was waiting for me at my doorstep today
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I received mine today.
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I received mine today.
let us know what ya think
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do you use it with tv? if so does it click every time sound format changes like on commercials i dont get why they cant eliminate that nose like all other receivers drives me nuts.
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↑ I'll hook it up tonight and let you know. I hadn't noticed that clicking on my other Onkyo...but now that you mentioned it, watch me start hearing it.
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I got no shipping notice and mine was waiting for me at my doorstep today
Nor I. Decided to call today and they provided me a tracking number. ETA 3-4-19, it will have to travel across the country to my home in the frozen north!
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I got home from work and hooked it up. I am so glad that I use banana plugs....this is the 3rd time I've replaced the receiver in my system in just over a month. A little background: I will be comparing this receiver to TX-NR3030 and TX-RZ900, and TX-NR787. I am mainly looking to hear if I can hear that "ole school" Onkyo sound that the NR3030 and RZ900 has. I have no complaints about the NR787 other than it doesn't produce that ole Onkyo sound. My system consists of Klipsch RP-280fa fronts, RP-450c center, RP-160m rear/surround, RP-500as rear atmos, and HSU Research VTF-15H MK2 subwoofer. We know the Klipsch are efficient, so not worried about it having the power. A Samsung MU800 will provide the display and a Samsung UHD M9500 will be used for movies and playing music off a CD.

I will run the Advance AccuEq and see how it compares to the normal AccuEq on the NR787, which by the way set my fronts to 40Hz, Center 40Hz, Rear/Surrounds 60Hz, and the Atmos speakers to 80Hz. Of course, I manually changed those. Note, I keep saying Rear/Surrounds. This is because my configuration is 5.1.4 which places the speakers slightly to the side and rear of the listening position.

It's close to 6 PM here on the east coast and I most likely will not get to listen to music and movies at a reference level. Don't want my neighbor ringing my bell again, as that happened one night I was sipping and didn't realize it was 2:00 AM and listening at a level that had his wife complaining that my sub was vibrating their bed. (I won't go there ) I'll try to tune things in tonight and run home at lunchtime tomorrow to listen at reference level and report back.
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I love my TX-RZ920 - Paid about $1200 for it and it is as good as I need, it is a fine AVR. But I compared to the TX-RZ830 on the Onkyo site and it seems to match up well and even beat the TX-RZ920 in a few categories like better DAC on all channels. Why is the TX-RZ830 so much cheaper? What am I missing?

Also, the 830 has advanced AccuEQ while the more expensive 920 has regular AccuEQ. AccuEQ does not correct the front L/R, but AccuEQ "Advanced" does every channel.

No brainer deal if from what I can see.

I feel infinite

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I still have my RZ900 in use in the living room and I still enjoy it. I was wondering the same thing, why the RZ830 is going on sale; maybe it is a sign that Onkyo is getting ready to announce the replacement receivers. Since this is my home in the state where I work and not my main home, I probably will resist the urge to upgrade past the RZ830...... I hope.
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I love my TX-RZ920 - Paid about $1200 for it and it is as good as I need, it is a fine AVR. But I compared to the TX-RZ830 on the Onkyo site and it seems to match up well and even beat the TX-RZ920 in a few categories like better DAC on all channels. Why is the TX-RZ830 so much cheaper? What am I missing?

Also, the 830 has advanced AccuEQ while the more expensive 920 has regular AccuEQ. AccuEQ does not correct the front L/R, but AccuEQ "Advanced" does every channel.

No brainer deal if from what I can see.
does your rz920 eq 2 subs separately?
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is this deal still valid or is it over
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is this deal still valid or is it over
The email didn't have an ending date so give them a call and see. Can't hurt to try.
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