What is better - Onkyo PR-RZ5100 vs Denon HEOS AVR?
The number of channels for receivers is different - 11.2 versus 5.1, respectively, for devices. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the PR-RZ5100 it is 0.06%, but for the HEOS AVR it is 0.05%. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Onkyo PR-RZ5100. The model HEOS AVR can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Wireless Internet access via WIFI is possible on both units. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Onkyo PR-RZ5100 works with Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio, but the Denon HEOS AVR works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud. The quality of 4K/60Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the PR-RZ5100 and the HEOS AVR. Video scaling is only possible with the PR-RZ5100. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the PR-RZ5100.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the PR-RZ5100 has 8/2, and the HEOS AVR has 4/1. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the PR-RZ5100 and the HEOS AVR. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. PR-RZ5100 and HEOS AVR support the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Onkyo PR-RZ5100. There is an ECO mode in neither AV receiver. The Onkyo PR-RZ5100 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the PR-RZ5100. Only in the PR-RZ5100 realized a DTS:X surround technology.