The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Onkyo TX-RZ920 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 TX-RZ920 has 9.2 versus 5.1 for Onkyo TX-SR353. Regarding power, then TX-RZ920 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 135/8, 175/6 when TX-SR353 has a power of 140/6. The THD is 0.04% for the TX-RZ920 but 0.08% for the TX-SR353.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AK4490 384 KHz/32-bit for TX-RZ920 and 192 KHz/24-bit for the TX-SR353. Only the TX-RZ920 supports Bi-amping feature. The Onkyo TX-RZ920 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the TX-RZ920 supports Spotify. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The TX-RZ920 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-SR353. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the TX-RZ920.
The Onkyo TX-RZ920 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. The HDMI eARC is available only on the TX-RZ920. 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-RZ920 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-RZ920.
Only the TX-RZ920 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the TX-RZ920.