Anthem MRX 740 8K vs Onkyo TX-NR535

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      Overview

      Here we are comparing Anthem MRX 740 8K to Onkyo TX-NR535 to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. The Anthem MRX 740 8K has 7 channel and the Onkyo TX-NR535 has 5 channel amplifiers with Anthem MRX 740 8K's being more powerful.


      Anthem MRX 740 8K Onkyo TX-NR535

      Anthem MRX 740 8K was introduced in 2021. It is equipped with 7 channel amplifier with 140 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 11.1 maximum channel processing. It supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, passes 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video signal.

      Onkyo TX-NR535 was introduced in 2014. It is equipped with 5 channel amplifier with 65 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz and 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 5.1 maximum channel processing. It , passes 4K/60Hz video signal.

      Highlights

      • 7.2 Channels
      • 11.1 Channel Processing
      • 140 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven)
      • HDMI 2.1
      • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
      • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision
      • 8K Passthrough
      • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet
      • Phono Input

      Highlights

      • 5.2 Channels
      • 5.1 Channel Processing
      • 65 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
      • 4K/60Hz Passthrough
      • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet

      We evaluated Anthem MRX 740 8K and Onkyo TX-NR535 and gave them scores of 89 and 71 out of 100 recpectively. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

      Anthem MRX 740 8K

      Onkyo TX-NR535

      Amplifier
      89
      Amplifier
      71
      Audio Features
      89
      Audio Features
      70
      Video Features
      100
      Video Features
      66
      Connectivity
      88
      Connectivity
      78
      Zones
      77
      Zones
      64
      Radio
      73
      Radio
      90
      OVERALL
      89
      OVERALL
      71

      For more details about the ranking please go to    Evaluations page.

      Pros and Cons

      In this section we present pros and cons of Anthem MRX 740 8K and Onkyo TX-NR535.

      PROS

      Anthem MRX 740 8K

      Onkyo TX-NR535

      •   High Power Output - 140 W
      •   11.1 Channel Processing
      •   Dolby Atmos
      •   DTS:X
      •   IMAX Enhanced
      •   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
      •   HDR10
      •   HDR10+
      •   Dolby Vision
      •   HDMI Version
      •   eARC
      •   New HDCP Version
      •   Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
      •   VRR
      •   QFT
      •   8K Passthrough
      •   Wi-Fi
      •   Bluetooth
      •   Chromecast Built-In
      •   7 HDMI Inputs
      •   4 HDMI Outputs
      •   7 8K Inputs
      •   Phono Input
      •   RCA Pre-Outs
      •   Ethernet
      •   Analog Tuner
      •   Spotify
      •   DSD via HDMI
      •   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
      •   Wi-Fi
      •   Bluetooth
      •   USB Input
      •   Many RCA Line Inputs
      •   Composite Video Inputs
      •   Component Video Inputs
      •   Ethernet
      •   Analog Tuner
      •   Pandora
      •   Spotify
      •   Independent Power Supply

      CONS

      Anthem MRX 740 8K

      Onkyo TX-NR535

      •   No Front Wide Channel Support
      •   No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
      •   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
      •   No DSD via HDMI
      •   Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
      •   No USB Input
      •   No Composite Video Inputs
      •   No Digital Radio
      •   No Pandora
      •   No Tidal
      •   Few Channels - 5.2
      •   Low Power Output - 65 W
      •   5.1 Channel Processing
      •   No Dolby Atmos
      •   No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
      •   No DTS:X
      •   No IMAX Enhanced
      •   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
      •   No HDR10
      •   No HDR10+
      •   No Dolby Vision
      •   No eARC
      •   No 8K Passthrough
      •   Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
      •   1 HDMI Outputs
      •   0 8K Input
      •   No Phono Input
      •   No RCA Pre-Outs
      •   No Digital Radio
      •   No Tidal
      •   Bluetooth 2․1 + EDR


      And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

      AVERAGE

      Anthem MRX 740 8K

      Onkyo TX-NR535

      •   7.2 Channels
      •   RCA Line Inputs
      •   2 Zones
      •   6 HDMI Inputs
      •   2 Zones

      Advantage of Anthem MRX 740 8K

      This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Anthem MRX 740 8K over Onkyo TX-NR535.

      Anthem MRX 740 8K vs Onkyo TX-NR535
      More Channels 7.2 vs 5.2
      Higher Power Output 140 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven) vs 65 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
      Certified 4 Ω Performance vs
      Bi-amp capability vs
      Higher DAC Specs 768 kHz/32 Bit vs 192 kHz/24 Bit
      More Channel Processing 11.1 vs 5.1
      Dolby Atmos vs
      Dolby Surround Upmixer vs
      DTS:X vs
      DTS Neural:X vs
      DTS Virtual:X vs
      IMAX Enhanced vs
      DTS Dialog Control vs
      HDR10 vs
      HDR10+ vs
      BT.2020 color space vs
      Dolby Vision vs
      HLG vs
      Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) vs
      Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through vs
      VRR vs
      QFT vs
      Video Signal Passthrough up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 vs up to 4K/60p (YCbCr 4:2:0)
      Chromecast Built-In vs
      AirPlay AirPlay 2 vs AirPlay via optional Onkyo RI Dock DS-A5 (sold separately)
      More HDMI Inputs 7 vs 6
      More HDMI Outputs 3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2) vs 1
      More 8K Inputs 7 vs
      More Optical Inputs 3 vs 1
      More Optical Outputs 1 vs
      Phono Input vs
      More RCA Pre-Outs 11.2 vs 0.2
      Detachable Power Cord vs
      Zone 2 Outs HDMI, Pre Out vs RCA Line Out
      RS-232C Interface vs
      +12V Trigger Output 3 vs 0
      Remote (IR) Input/Output 1 / 0 vs 0 / 0
      More Speaker Terminals 7 vs 5
      More Large Speaker Terminals 7 vs 5
      Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC) 170 W (1% THD) on Channels 1-5, 75 W (1% THD) on Remaining Channels vs 90 W (0.7% THD)
      Higher S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 110 dB vs 100 dB

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      Advantage of Onkyo TX-NR535

      This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Onkyo TX-NR535 over Anthem MRX 740 8K.

      Anthem MRX 740 8K vs Onkyo TX-NR535
      Dolby Pro Logic vs PLII
      DTS Neo vs Neo:6
      DSD via HDMI vs 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
      DSD via USB vs 2-ch Input
      USB Input for factory service vs 1 (Front)
      More RCA Line Inputs 4 vs 7 (1 front)
      More Composite Video Inputs vs 4 (1 front)
      More Composite Video Outputs vs 1
      More Component Video Inputs vs 1
      More Component Video Outputs vs 1
      Front A/V Inputs vs USB, Composite Video, RCA audio
      Pandora vs
      SiriusXM vs

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      Common Strengths and Weaknesses

      We already listed pros and cons of each model. However, you may also find useful to look at their common strengths and weaknesses shown side-by-side.

      STRENGTHS Anthem MRX 740 8K Onkyo TX-NR535
        Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.Anthem Room Correction (ARC Genesis) AccuEQ
        Wi-Fi
        Bluetooth
        Ethernet
        Analog Tuner FM/AM
        Spotify
      WEAKNESSES Anthem MRX 740 8K Onkyo TX-NR535
        No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
        No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
        Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
        No Digital Radio
        No Tidal

      Inputs and Outputs

      Audio

      • Phono Input: There is an MM phono input on Anthem MRX 740 8K with built-in phono stage for connecting the moving magnet cartridge output of the turntable directly to the receiver.
      • Analog Pre-Outs: Anthem MRX 740 8K has 11.2 preamplifier outputs which allows you to connect the receiver to the external power amplifier. You may want to use a high quality external amplifier for certain channels, usually for front L/R and center, and use the receiver to power the rest. Also, Anthem MRX 740 8K has 11 channel processing but has only 7 channel amplifier, so it needs external amplifier connected to the analog pre-outs in order to reach its maximum speaker configuration.
      • Analog Line Inputs and Outputs: There are 4 pair of line inputs on Anthem MRX 740 8K and 7 pair of line inputs on Onkyo TX-NR535 for connecting sources with analog outputs. There are also 1 pair of line outputs on the receivers.
      • Digital Inputs and Outputs: 3 optical inputs, 1 optical output and 2 coaxial inputs are available on Anthem MRX 740 8K and 1 optical input and 2 coaxial inputs are available on Onkyo TX-NR535 for digital audio connections.
      • Headphone Output: There is a 6.3 mm (1/4") headphone output jack on the front panel of each receiver.

      Video

      • HDMI:
      • Anthem MRX 740 8K
        Inputs:
        7   Outputs: 3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)
        8K Inputs: 7.
      • Onkyo TX-NR535
        Inputs:
        6   Outputs: 1
        8K Inputs: 0.
      • Composite Video: Connect you VCR, Laserdisc player and other old video equipment with composite video cables.
      • Anthem MRX 740 8K
        Inputs:
        0   Outputs: 0.
      • Onkyo TX-NR535
        Inputs:
        4   Outputs: 1.
      • Component Video: Component video connection gives you the higher quality video compared to the composite video connection. So in case your old DVD player and other equipment do not have an HDMI output but have Component video output use this connection over the composite one. resolution on Component video connectors. resolution on Component video connectors.
      • Anthem MRX 740 8K
        Inputs:
        0   Outputs: 0.
      • Onkyo TX-NR535
        Inputs:
        1   Outputs: 1.

      Front A/V Inputs

      • Anthem MRX 740 8K: None
      • Onkyo TX-NR535: USB, Composite Video, RCA audio

      Anthem MRX 740 8K

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      Onkyo TX-NR535

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