Onkyo TX-RZ710 vs Yamaha RX-V679BL review

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Onkyo TX-RZ710
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Yamaha RX-V679BL

An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Onkyo TX-RZ710 vs Yamaha RX-V679BL comparison definitely makes sense.

Amplifier

Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 7.2. Regarding power, then TX-RZ710 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 175/6 1KHz when RX-V679BL has a power of 90/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/4 1KHz. The THD is 0.08% for the TX-RZ710 but 0.06% for the RX-V679BL.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit for TX-RZ710 and Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit for the RX-V679BL. Both the TX-RZ710 and the RX-V679BL support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The TX-RZ710 can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Tunein Radio, and the RX-V679BL can receive a content from Pandora, Napster, JUKE.

Video features

Only the Onkyo TX-RZ710 has support for High dynamic range (HDR). Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K 60p signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. Both rivals can scale the resolution of the incoming HDMI signal. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the RX-V679BL.

Extensive connections

The Onkyo TX-RZ710 has 8/2 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 5/1 HDMI connectors of the Yamaha RX-V679BL.Onkyo TX-RZ710 connectionsYamaha RX-V679BL connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. The TX-RZ710 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Each of the AV receivers from our review supports 2 Multi-room zones. A voice control is not available. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Unfortunately, the setup assistant is not available in each of the models.

Multichannel surround

Only the TX-RZ710 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the TX-RZ710.

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Common

Product

Onkyo TX-RZ710
Yamaha RX-V679BL

Model

TX-RZ710
RX-V679BL

Brand

Onkyo
Yamaha

Reviews

72
0

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

175/6 1KHz
90/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/4 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8, 4

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

AccuEQ
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Tunein Radio
Pandora, Napster, JUKE

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI
analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
5/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

2
4

Component input/output

2/0
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

phones, setup mic, AUX
USB, HDMI, phones

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Onkyo Remote App, FlareConnect
MusicCast

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

1
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

600
400

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 17.7 x 37.8/ 17 x 6.6 x 14.5
43.5 x 23.4 x 37.8/ 17 x 9 x 14.5

Weight, kg/lbs

10.5/23.1
10/22.1
Onkyo TX-RZ710
Yamaha RX-V679BL
Onkyo TX-RZ710
Yamaha RX-V679BL

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  • 7.5Onkyo TX-RZ710
  • 7Yamaha RX-V679BL

The Onkyo TX-RZ710 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Onkyo TX-RZ710 price