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Question Any difference between the Onkyo TX-RZ730 and TX-RZ830?

Wow can't believe its been so many years since I got back into this stuff and my last visit was like 5 years ago lol. Hello Everyone!


I have decided to get into Dolby Atmos now that I got my own home and can cut into walls and ceilings lol without fear of a landlord strangling me lol.


My receiver of choice based on budget is either a TX-RZ730 or TX-RZ830.


Besides output watts I cannot see any other difference... is that all there is between the two?


BTW, my plans are to go 7.2.4 with a secondary amplifier as well. I think it would compliment the 80" LEDTV nicely
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Besides output watts I cannot see any other difference... is that all there is between the two?
Here's a nice comparison chart: link.

And not to talk you out of anything, but as someone who is a current Onkyo owner (TX-RZ620, which has never given me any troubles) and likes it a lot, but also as someone who lurks around these boards a LOT the past year, are you dead-set on an Onkyo? Most of the folks here at AVS use Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, Emotiva, or NAD. If I were to start building a system from scratch, I'd probably lean more those directions...I'm especially leaning toward Yamaha's RX-A3070 if I could ever afford it.

In any event, the TX-RZ series is Onkyo's top line, so you'd do well with either model...they just don't offer some of the advantages of these other brands.
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Wow can't believe its been so many years since I got back into this stuff and my last visit was like 5 years ago lol. Hello Everyone!


I have decided to get into Dolby Atmos now that I got my own home and can cut into walls and ceilings lol without fear of a landlord strangling me lol.


My receiver of choice based on budget is either a TX-RZ730 or TX-RZ830.


Besides output watts I cannot see any other difference... is that all there is between the two?


BTW, my plans are to go 7.2.4 with a secondary amplifier as well. I think it would compliment the 80" LEDTV nicely
Stay with Onkyo...
For the chasis alone I would pickbthe 830

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Due to this same situation, I have bought, tested and sold 'as used' the following ones:

2016: Onkyo 646
2017-Feb: Yamaha 681 (I sold it within a week of receipt)
2017-May: Denon 4300H (sold the 646)
By the cost of the 4300H I kept it for almost two years, but I always said to myself: why did I change brands from Onkyo to Denon.
2019-Aug: Pioneer 932
2019-Sep: I had the opportunity to buy an Onkyo again (RZ840).

I will never leave Onkyo again
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@momofx I too have been researching the lx503 vs. rz730 vs. rz830 for awhile. The really nice UK comparison tool has been watered down, so from memory only (others will have to confirm) the rz830 has aluminum front panel with a drop down door, it has larger capacitors and weighs about 8 lbs more, which is typically a sign of a much more robust amplifier section.

Now, I like the price of the rz730, but the new hdmi boards in the rz740/840 have given me pause. If you do not care, the lx503, rz730 and rz830 have a ton of features for the price and are hard to beat if you are looking for budget 9 channel receiver.

I believe @asabrag has the rz840 and so he is a much better source than myself.


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After reading much and together with the response here (Thanks guys!), I decided to go with the rz830 Going over my budget for this stuff but we all know how that goes lol. I think I will try to recoup some of my expense by selling my old Sony STR-DN1030 receiver


I'm excited to get my 7.1.4 or maybe 7.2.4 together
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After reading much and together with the response here (Thanks guys!), I decided to go with the rz830 Going over my budget for this stuff but we all know how that goes lol. I think I will try to recoup some of my expense by selling my old Sony STR-DN1030 receiver


I'm excited to get my 7.1.4 or maybe 7.2.4 together
Have you gotten to use the 830 yet? I'm also looking at purchasing one.

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No not yet. The 4 ceiling speakers where. Pain in the butt to install in my old house that was made before 1940. The ceiling was super thick, built like a tank lol. I will keep you updated 🙂
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No not yet. The 4 ceiling speakers where. Pain in the butt to install in my old house that was made before 1940. The ceiling was super thick, built like a tank lol. I will keep you updated 🙂
Used to be called chicken wire. It's a pain in the butt for sure.

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Haha yeah there was that wire in the "sheet rock" and then a 1" wood ceiling behind that. I almost said forget it but I found a multi-purpose blade for my Milwaukee saw and it made it happen 🙂 Im hoping to test it out by tomorrow and then get wires nice and tidy.
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I picked up a RZ830 a few months ago and absolutely love it. The 830 replaced my Onkyo TX-SR444 that was my main unit for a few years when I had a much lower budget. The SR444 now sits upstairs in the living room running my original Polk 3.1 setup while the RZ830 lives downstairs driving a Klipsch Reference 5.2 setup for now. Plans are in the works to run another pair of subs for the rear right now as well as setting up Atmos this winter and hooking up my Klipsch outdoor speakers on the back deck to run off this. I was surprised just how beefy it is, it totally makes my SR444 feel like a toy!
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