What is better - Onkyo TX-RZ710 vs Denon AVR-S720W?
AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the TX-RZ710 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 175/6, while the AVR-S720W has a power of 75/8, 110/6. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the TX-RZ710 received the model AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit, but the AVR-S720W is equipped with 192 KHz/32-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Onkyo TX-RZ710. Both Onkyo TX-RZ710 and Denon AVR-S720W can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Onkyo TX-RZ710 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Tunein Radio, but the Denon AVR-S720W works with Pandora, SiriusXM.
Support for the HDR function can only boast of each of the AV receivers. 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 TX-RZ710 and the AVR-S720W. Video scaling is only possible with the TX-RZ710. Review participants do not have the Dolby Vision feature.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the TX-RZ710 has 8/2, and the AVR-S720W has 6/1. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the TX-RZ710 and the AVR-S720W. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. TX-RZ710 and AVR-S720W support the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Onkyo TX-RZ710.
Ability to create 2 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. Voice control of the basic functions of the receiver is not realized in both models. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Denon AVR-S720W can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.