AV electronics maker Onkyo recently announced three new premium AVRs in its RZ series that are now available to preorder: The TX-RZ830 ($1399), TX-RZ730 ($1099) and TX-RZ630 ($899) 9.2-channel network AV receivers. All three of these RZ Series models feature THX certification the the RZ730 plus RZ830 models offer 7.1.4 processing when you add an outboard amp for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
A top feature touted by the press release is compatibility with the Sonos Connect thanks to built-in “Works with Sonos” capability. When you start playback through Sonos, it’ll wake the unit up, change the input, and adjust the volume to your preference automatically. However, a Sonos Connect ($349) is required to tie it in to that system.
This is the Onkyo TX-RX830
Onkyo AccuEQ room correction comes with these models and offers multi-point measurement that reduces the effects of standing waves. It can even compensate for background noise that might otherwise skew a measurement.
Check out the face of the TX-RZ730
Power-wise, here are the specs: TX-RZ83, 120 W/Ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 channels driven, FTC) or 250 W/Ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1 channel driven). The TX-RZ730 has 100 W/Ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 channels driven, FTC) or 225 W/Ch ( 6 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1 channel driven). As for the TX-RZ630, it clocks in at t 90 W/Channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 channels driven, FTC) or 215 W/Channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1 channel driven).
The Onkyo TX-RZ630
All thee AVRs are THX Certified Select and have a frequency response extending from 5 Hz to 100,000 Hz. Furthermore, with IP control and an RS-232 port plus 12 trigger and IR input, this is a custom install and home automation friendly series.
Besides working with Sonos, these RZ Series AVRs have Chromecast built in as well as DTS Play-Fi, so it’s not lacking for networked streaming options. And as you’d expect these days, there’s direct support for Amazon Music through the Onkyo Music Control Aap, while Tidal, TuneIn, Deezer, and Spotify run with Onkyo Controller. Additionally, there’a Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth for simple, direct streaming from a mobile device.
All these AVRs handle 4K HDR video including 60p, 4:4:4 color, and include HDCP 2.2. For HDR, HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision are supported.