Onkyo TX-SR343 vs Onkyo TX-RZ840 review

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Onkyo TX-SR343 vs Onkyo TX-RZ840 review

Onkyo TX-SR343
vs
Onkyo TX-RZ840

Onkyo TX-SR343 vs Onkyo TX-RZ840 comparison definitely makes sense.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Onkyo TX-SR343 has 5.1 versus 9.2 for Onkyo TX-RZ840. Regarding power, then TX-SR343 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 100/6 when TX-RZ840 has a power of 180/6. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, TI Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit for TX-SR343 and AKM 384 KHz/32-bit for the TX-RZ840. Only the TX-RZ840 supports Bi-amping feature. The Onkyo TX-RZ840 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Only the Onkyo TX-RZ840 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the TX-RZ840 supports Spotify. Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/60Hz 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 competitors are not able to scale the HDMI signal. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the TX-RZ840.

Extensive connections

The Onkyo TX-SR343 has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 7/2 HDMI connectors of the Onkyo TX-RZ840.Onkyo TX-SR343 connectionsOnkyo TX-RZ840 connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the TX-RZ840. 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-RZ840 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is not present in each of the AV receivers. The setup assistant will help you configure Onkyo TX-RZ840.

Multichannel surround

Only the TX-RZ840 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the TX-RZ840.

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General

Item

Onkyo TX-SR343
Onkyo TX-RZ840

Model

TX-SR343
TX-RZ840

Brand

Onkyo
Onkyo

Reviews

0
36

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/6
180/6

Output impedance, Ohm

6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

TI Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit
AKM 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Theater-Dimensional, CinemaFILTER
Advanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
7/2

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)

1
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

3
2

Component input/output

2/0
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

phones, AUX
HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

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, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Google Assistant

App control

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

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
3

Zone audio output

has not
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
FlareConnect

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS Neo:6 Cinema, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

340
870

Standby consumption, W

0.3
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

53.7 x 26.5 x 41.6/ 20.8 x 10.2 x 16.1
43.5 x 20.1 x 39.8/17 x 7.8 x 15.3

Weight, kg/lbs

10.5/22
17/37.4

Other

Release year

2015
2019
Onkyo TX-SR343
Onkyo TX-RZ840
Onkyo TX-SR343
Onkyo TX-RZ840

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  • 4.3Onkyo TX-SR343
  • 8.4Onkyo TX-RZ840