The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Onkyo PR-RZ5100 vs Onkyo TX-SR353 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Onkyo PR-RZ5100 has 11.2 versus 5.1 for Onkyo TX-SR353. The THD is 0.06% for the PR-RZ5100 but 0.08% for the TX-SR353.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AKM 384 KHz/32-bit for PR-RZ5100 and 192 KHz/24-bit for the TX-SR353. Only the PR-RZ5100 supports Bi-amping feature. Sound transmission directly to the amplifier in Pure direct (straight) mode is not implemented in these models.
Only the Onkyo PR-RZ5100 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the PR-RZ5100 supports Spotify. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The PR-RZ5100 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-SR353. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the PR-RZ5100.
The Onkyo PR-RZ5100 has 8/2 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 HDMI connectors of the Onkyo TX-SR353. 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 PR-RZ5100 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. A voice control is not available. An ECO mode is not present in each of the AV receivers. The setup assistant will help you configure Onkyo PR-RZ5100.
Only the PR-RZ5100 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the PR-RZ5100.