100 W/Ch. (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 channels Driven, FTC) and 170 W/Ch. (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1 Channel Driven, FTC) from custom rz grade parts
8 HDMI in (1 front/7 rear) W/ 2 HDMI out (main & Sub) 4K/60 Hz-Capable 4: 4: 4 W/ HDCP 2.2, HDR and BT.2020 for Ultra HD and full HD video content
Chromecast built-in, airplay, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, tune in radio, Pandora, Spotify, Tidal, and Deezer for app-based Audio streaming (requires firmware update)
AccuEQ room calibration equalizes the surround-sound to suit the room acoustics for crisply focused sound W/ accureflex which aligns the phase of up-firing height speakers
Rz Series products are backed by a three-year parts and labor warranty
The gateway to Our premium rz Series, the TX-RZ610 Features custom installation Features and audiophile parts to deliver an emotionally moving sound experience. Dynamic audio amplification employs a massive transformer, huge capacitors, and high-current non-phase-shift Amps to precisely control big floor standing speakers for clarity and power down to 5 Hz. Signal fidelity is protected with VLSC and a premium 384 kHz/32-bit DAC from AKM. Robust hardware forms the basis for some brilliant Features, including wireless multi-zone digital/analog audio via fire connect, Dolby Atmos and DTS: x decoding with original AccuReflex phase-alignment technology, and chrome cast built-in, Wi-Fi, and airplay for your Spotify or Tidal apps.
|Product Dimensions||17.2 x 15.8 x 8 inches|
|Item Weight||22 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||26.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)|
|Item model number||TX-RZ610|
|Batteries||2 AA batteries required. (included)|
52 customer reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars
|Best Sellers Rank||
#13,846 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
|Date first listed on Amazon||April 18, 2016|
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August 2, 2017
Why am I comparing these 2?
1. I have both
2. Same price range(at the time I got them)
3. I have 2 theater rooms both running the same speakers(Klipsch Pro 6800)
4. Both rooms are about the same size(500-600 sqft), just on different floors
5. I paid the same price for both of them, $400.
1. I have one room running a Klipsch R115SW and another running an SVS PB-1000. The SVS is not as powerful but I tuned both to have roughly the same output.
2. The Yamaha is in a room with hardwood flooring. However, there are plenty of furniture, a big high pile rug and plenty of decor.
3. The Onkyo is in a carpeted room but the room is still quite bare except for some basic furniture(ping pong table, sofa, coffee table, desk, etc..)
4. Some people would think my setup is too weak. I’m not an audiophile or loud music/movie enthusiast. I wanted a nice sound system for TV, movies, and gaming that’s hidden from view and doesn’t take up much space. I need it to be simple and easy to use even for kids.
1. The Onkyo sounds a bit better, clearer and fuller. Could be subjective but that’s what my ears tells me. I’m not an audiophile but I can definitely tell. The Onkyo handles the louder volume better and has better progression.
2. The Onkyo is more powerful. At 8 ohms, the Onkyo 100w while the Yahama is 90w. The difference is noticeable though I doubt anymore will explore that sound level 99% of the time.
3. Yahama has more and better control of sound settings. I guess technically you can tune the Yamaha to give you a better scene and more choices in reverb, delays, etc…Although I love the options, I have too many things to do like most people and prefer the machine figure it out by itself. The Onkyo does a better job by itself but he Yamaha offer better controls overall.
4. Both can automatically calibrate your speakers with the included microphone and they do work.
1. Onkyo wins hands down. GUI is simple, laid out fairly logical, and comes with explanations for settings.
2. Yahama interface varies so much between the app and the direct interface via your TV. It’s a mess and barely has any explanations. Really need to play around to find everything.
3. Yahama seems to have more controls but that could be a good or bad thing.
4. Yahama respond slower to every command and much slower startups.
5. Yahama has really neat app that is surprisingly easy to use controls for inputs and customizing those inputs like lag time and room size. That’s about the only thing I like from the Yamaha interface and it is part of the app you download onto your phone or tablet.
There are other features I have not tested like zone control, party mode, wireless speakers, etc… The Onkyo had a problem with the wifi. It worked for a few hours and then I could not find it for Airplay. Had to reset the whole receiver and it fixed it. It hasn’t happened again. Since then, wifi worked fine but just like any device that will have a cheap wifi chip in there, just use a hard wire. I had wifi connection problems with my Sony TVs and Yamaha receivers as well. I’m guessing it’s just cheap parts so use an ethernet cable if possible.
For me, I would pick the Onkyo over the Yamaha simply because it’s easier to use, much quicker response, and does a pretty good job by itself.
I purchased this receiver on March 19, 2017 and its been in the shop twice, now only partially functioning and I’m wrestling with Onkyo Product Support over what to do next. I want a replacement unit. They want me to ship it to them for a 3rd time.
When it first broke back in October 2017 the problem was that it constantly lost network connectivity. No matter whether I tried hardwired or wi-fi, just couldn’t get it to stay on the network. I called Onkyo and after 30 minutues of troubleshooting they said I needed to take it to a repair facility. Since the nearest one is 400 miles away, I had to ship it at my own cost to Adam’s Electronics in LA.
Adam’s fixed it and shipped it back to me but it stopped working after less than a week. This time the buttons and LED readout on the front panel stopped working and the receiver would only respond to the Onkyo app. Called Onkyo and was told to send it to Adam’s for repair again. Shipped again at my cost.
Adam’s “fixed” it but after I got it back this second time it only worked 2 days. For a day the readout was frozen saying “GAME” followed by “Mi” and either a garbage or special character. While talking online with their support I was asked to reset the unit at which point the readout stopped working entirely. I was told I needed to send it in for repair a 3rd time. That’s not acceptable to me so I asked to speak with the supervisor that my tech support person had been talking to but…
This is the worst part in my opinion… the supervisor wouldn’t talk to me unless I emailed them my purchase receipt, my serial number and the specs on my speaker layout. They’re standing right there talking to the tech support person and she won’t take the phone unless I email that info? Ridiculous.
Lastly – if you really want to buy Onkyo because you live really close to an authorized repair facility, first take a look at the main support page on their US site. Right there they feature “ONKYO RZ SERIES PRIORITY SUPPORT”. Apparently the RZ series is a bag of lemons. Write the number down because you may be needing it soon after your RZ arrives.
April 1, 2017