1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

Anthem MRX 740 8K

Onkyo TX-RZ50

SCORE:
88
SCORE:
93

Highlights

  • 7.2 channels
  • 11.1 channel processing
  • 140 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • HDMI 2.1
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X capable
  • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 8K Passthrough
  • AirPlay 2, Chromecast
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs

Highlights

  • 9.2 channels
  • 11.2 channel processing
  • 120 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • HDMI 2.1
  • THX Select™ certified
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X capable
  • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 8K Upscaling, 8K Passthrough
  • AirPlay 2, Chromecast
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing Anthem MRX 740 8K to Onkyo TX-RZ50 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-RZ50 has 9 channel amplifiers.


Anthem MRX 740 8K Onkyo TX-RZ50

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-RZ50 was introduced in 2021. It is equipped with 9 channel amplifier with 120 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 11.2 maximum channel processing. It supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, passes 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz and upscales 1080p to 4K/8K and 4K to 8K video signal.

We evaluated the a/v receiver and gave 88 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

We evaluated the a/v receiver and gave 93 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

AMPLIFIER
89
VIDEO FEATURES
100
AUDIO FEATURES
89
CONNECTIVITY
89
MULTIZONE
77
MISCELLANEOUS
71
RADIO
73
OVERALL
88
AMPLIFIER
93
VIDEO FEATURES
100
AUDIO FEATURES
91
CONNECTIVITY
91
MULTIZONE
91
MISCELLANEOUS
78
RADIO
92
OVERALL
93

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-RZ50.

Anthem MRX 740 8K has higher DAC specs and higher signal to noise ratio.

Anthem MRX 740 8K vs Onkyo TX-RZ50
Higher DAC Specs 768 kHz/32 Bit vs 192 kHz/24 Bit
DTS Virtual:X vs
More HDMI Outputs 3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2) vs 2 (1 Main, 1 Sub/Zone2)
More Analog Audio Line Outputs 1 vs
More Optical Inputs 3 vs 1
More Optical Outputs 1 vs
More Coaxial Inputs/Outputs 2 vs 1
Zone 2 Outs HDMI, Pre Out vs HDMI, RCA Pre/Line Out (shared with Zone B Line out)
+12V Trigger Output 3 vs 1 (MAIN, 100 mA)
Higher S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 110 dB vs 106 dB

Advantage of Onkyo TX-RZ50

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Onkyo TX-RZ50 over Anthem MRX 740 8K.

Onkyo TX-RZ50 has more channels, more zones and bigger power supply. It supports DSD streaming via HDMI and USB, Amazon Alexa, SONOS, Pandora, Tidal and Deezer.

Anthem MRX 740 8K vs Onkyo TX-RZ50
More Channels 7.2 vs 9.2
THX™ Certification vs Select™ (previously known as Select2)
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization vs
DSD via HDMI vs 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USB vs 2-ch Input
Independent Subwoofer Outputs vs
DTS Play-Fi vs via Onkyo Music Control app
Works with Amazon Alexa vs
Google assistant vs
Apple Siri vs
Works with SONOS vs
USB Input for factory service vs 1 (Rear)
More Analog Audio Line Inputs 4 vs 6
More Composite Video Inputs vs 2
More Component Video Inputs vs 1
Front A/V Inputs vs HDMI
More Zones 2 vs 3
More Powered Zones vs 2 and 3
Pandora vs
Tidal vs
Deezer vs
More Speaker Terminals 7 vs 11
More Large Speaker Terminals 7 vs 11
Bigger Power Supply 485 W vs 850 W

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both receivers.

STRENGTHS
  11.1 Channel Processing
  Dolby Atmos
  DTS:X
  IMAX Enhanced
  Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
  eARC
  New HDCP Version
  HDR10
  HDR10+
  Dolby Vision
  Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
  VRR
  QFT
  4K or 8K Video Passthrough
  Chromecast Built-In
  Ethernet
  Wi-Fi
  Bluetooth
  Many HDMI Inputs
  Many 8K Inputs
  Phono Input
  Analog Pre-Outs
  Zones
  Analog Tuner
  Spotify
WEAKNESSES
  No Front Wide Channel Support
  No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer

Audio Section

Amplifier

Anthem MRX 740 8K Onkyo TX-RZ50

7 channel Class A/B Amplifier: Anthem MRX 740 8K features 7 channel power amplifier with Class A/B design on Channels 1-5 and Class D design on the rest. It is rated at 140 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.

9 channel Amplifier: Onkyo TX-RZ50 features 9 channel power amplifier. It is rated at 120 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.

  • Dynamic Audio Amplification: Onkyo TX-RZ50 features Dynamic Audio Amplification which is Onkyo’s amplification philosophy that focuses on capturing the energy and dynamism contained in the audio signal and reproducing it without loss. Audio signals are not static like a test tone, but rather a countless collection of constantly moving waves. While static measurements such as S/N ratio and Total Harmonic Distortion are important, Onkyo believes that excellent dynamic and transient response is the key to emotionally involving sound. Dynamism - the “life” in music - is achieved when the amp can respond to changes in the signal instantaneously, so notes start and stop naturally and the nuances in attack, decay, sustain, and release are voiced with conviction. Onkyo home theater receivers represent the culmination of almost 70 years’ experience in amplifier design. The unique elements of their amplification system comprise high-current, low-impedance architecture to accurately control large speaker cones while enabling instantaneous response to dynamic changes, and discrete wide-range amplifier circuit topology to eliminate phase shift for clear and accurate audio imaging.

THX Select™ (previously known as Select2) certification

Onkyo TX-RZ50 is THX Select™ (previously known as Select2) certified. This means that it is for medium sized rooms, up to 2,000 cubic feet in size, with a 10-12 foot viewing distance from the screen.

  • THX™ Certification: THX™ Certification offers optimal performance, superior quality and seamless integration. THX works with partners from the ground up, so that certified products deliver professional quality audio-visual experiences right out of the box. They only certify the very best products with uncompromised quality, performance and consistency. They ensure that THX certified devices play well with lower performing devices and components. THX listening modes make the receiver to have one speaker set up for movies, music and games. They are tested for power output, bass management, signal-to-noise ratio and feature THX Loudness Plus, Boundary Gain Compensation, Timbre Matching and RE-EQ.
  • Power Output: Power output is tested to ensure the receiver accurately plays source material at THX Reference Level in every input and mode and at every sampling rate for all possible playback combinations selected by the listener.
  • Frequency Response: THX has strict requirements for frequency response to ensure that you hear all the details in high-resolution tracks, ensures dialog in movies, and vocals in music are clear while maintaining deep, impactful bass output that doesn’t overpower the listening experience.
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: THX tests the signal-to-noise ratio to ensure the unit is designed to have low noise performance with very little to no audible hiss from the speakers.
  • Bass Management: THX requires an 80Hz crossover point in the setup menu to ensure proper bass management in every THX Certified AVR. This setting confirms that the subwoofer handles low frequencies, freeing up the loudspeakers to handle mids and highs.
  • THX Loudness Plus™: THX Loudness Plus™ is a volume control technology featured in THX Certified Dominus, THX Certified Ultra and THX Certified Select AV Receivers, and preamplifiers that automatically adjusts the front-to-back speaker level relationship as you turn the volume down. With THX Loudness Plus, home theater audiences can now experience the rich details of surround sound at any volume level.
  • Boundary Gain Compensation: Sitting near a wall may result in increased acoustic levels at the lower frequencies. BGC corrects the way low frequency sound is perceived when seated near a wall. This results in a more accurate bass response.
  • Timbre Matching: Your ears hear different tonal qualities in sounds coming from different directions. Timbre Matching restores the frequency balance between your front and surround speakers ensuring seamless and smooth panning between the front to back of the room.
  • RE-EQ: Many movie soundtracks are mixed in studios for playback in large cinema auditoriums with an array of speakers. When played on home systems, they may appear abrasive and edgy. Re-EQ establishes a more accurate tonal balance when enjoying movies in your home.

Speaker Configurations

Anthem MRX 740 8K's and Onkyo TX-RZ50's amplifiers can be assigned for different speaker configurations.

  • Dolby Atmos Configurations: The following speaker configurations are supported for Dolby Atmos:
  • Anthem MRX 740 8K: 5.2.2 with internal amplifier and 5.2.4, 7.2.2 with addition of external 2 channel amplifier and 7.2.4 with addition of external 4 channel amplifier.
  • Onkyo TX-RZ50: 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 7.2.2 with internal amplifier and 7.2.4 with addition of external 2 channel amplifier.
  • DTS:X Configurations: The following speaker configurations are supported for DTS:X:
  • Anthem MRX 740 8K: The speaker configurations for DTS:X are the same as for Dolby Atmos - 5.2.2 with internal amplifier and 5.2.4, 7.2.2 with addition of external 2 channel amplifier and 7.2.4 with addition of external 4 channel amplifier.
  • Onkyo TX-RZ50: The speaker configurations for DTS:X are the same as for Dolby Atmos - 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 7.2.2 with internal amplifier and 7.2.4 with addition of external 2 channel amplifier.
  • Configurations without height channels: There are also other speaker configurations available which do not include height channels:
  • Anthem MRX 740 8K: 5.2, 7.2 with internal amplifier.
  • Onkyo TX-RZ50: 5.2, 7.2 with internal amplifier.
  • Bi-Amp: You can bi-amp Anthem MRX 740 8K's and Onkyo TX-RZ50's front left and right speakers. During bi-amplification two amplifiers are used for one speaker. One amplifier powers the midrange and tweeter section of the speaker and another amplifier powers the low frequency woofers. Each amplifier is less loaded and performs better. In order to use this feature speakers must have 2 pairs of connectors.

Dolby Atmos

Anthem MRX 740 8K and Onkyo TX-RZ50 support Dolby Atmos. It is a cinematic audio format in which sounds exist as individual entities, called audio objects. In Dolby Atmos, any sound can exist as an independent audio object, free of channel restrictions. They can be precisely placed and moved anywhere in your room, including overhead, to flow above and around you in three-dimensional space. Through the use of audio objects, overhead sound, and all the richness, clarity, and power of Dolby sound, Dolby Atmos turns your room into an amazing place for entertainment. The format supports up to 128 simultaneous independent audio objects in a mix for rich, realistic, and breathtaking sound. It recreates the director's original concept through descriptive metadata to provide customized playback for home theater and delivers sounds above you through overhead speakers, special upward-firing Dolby Atmos speakers, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar.

  • Dolby Surround Upmixer: Both models support Dolby Surround Upmixer. If the content is not mixed in Dolby Atmos then the Dolby surround upmixer will expand the audio to all channels including ceiling speakers. The upmixer has replaced the Dolby Pro Logic II family with improved upmixing algorithms.
  • Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization: Onkyo TX-RZ50 supports Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization which is a digital signal processing solution that leverages Dolby's deep understanding of human audio perception to create the sensation of overhead sound from the listener-level speakers.

DTS:X

Anthem MRX 740 8K and Onkyo TX-RZ50 support DTS:X. A technique used in DTS:X is similar to the one used in Dolby Atmos. Instead of a fixed number of channels, DTS:X defines object locations from the listener in polar coordinates. An a/v receiver then dynamically renders sound according to the current speaker configuration. The speaker layout employed by DTS:X is the sum of Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D. It has standard 7.1 channel base layer, a 5 channel height layer above the base layer on the front and side walls, and 3 rows of speakers on the ceiling.

  • DTS Neural:X: Both models feature DTS Neural:X which is an advanced upmixer that can take non DTS:X content and upmix it to the DTS:X speaker layout. It has replaced the DTS Neo family with improved flexibility.
  • DTS Virtual:X: Anthem MRX 740 8K supports DTS Virtual:X which bridges the gap between DTS:X codec and the reality of so many consumers' homes, allowing you to enjoy multi-dimensional sound regardless of room size, layout, or speaker configuration. If you have a limited speaker setup you will miss a full immersive potential of your entertainment system. DTS Virtual:X adds height and surround audio effect to your system without adding height speakers. It works with multiple configurations and delivers immersive sound experience out of 5.1 or even 2.1 speaker layouts.
  • DTS Dialog Control: Both models have DTS Dialog Control. This function adjusts the dialog levels during playback of the DTS:X stream. It allows you to separately increase the dialog levels in contrast with the background sound and hear dialog easily even under noisy circumstances.

Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)

Anthem MRX 740 8K and Onkyo TX-RZ50 support Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature allows the compatible TV to send audio signal to the a/v receiver through the same HDMI cable which is used to send audio and video signals to the TV. So one HDMI cable is used to transfer audio signal in both directions. New Enhanced ARC will support uncompressed audio formats such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio whereas the previous ARC could support only Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, DTS HD, and PCM.



Sound Processing

  • Compressed Music Enhancer: Onkyo TX-RZ50 features Compressed Music Enhancer which enhances the quality of the music files with lossy compression.
  • Advanced Music Optimizer: Compressed music enhancement in Onkyo TX-RZ50 is done by Onkyo’s Advanced Music Optimizer. While MP3 or AAC files may sound fine through the headphones of your portable digital player, the limitations of these files can be exposed when played back through a quality home entertainment system. This is because a significant amount of high-frequency bit information is lost during the file-compression process. To counter this, Onkyo has designed the Advanced Music Optimizer to compensate for lost bit information and improve the quality of compressed audio signals. This results in a clearer and more expansive sound. Also included in this technology is a loudness correction feature that further improves the audio character of compressed files.

Room Calibration

Anthem MRX 740 8K comes with Anthem Room Correction (ARC Genesis) and Onkyo TX-RZ50 comes with Dirac Live™ and AccuEQ room correction system.

  • AccuEQ: First, AccuEQ detects the presence of speakers and evaluates the impedance of each. Next, it pinpoints their distance relative to the main listening position using the mic and sets suitable sound-pressure levels. Then it selects the optimal crossover frequency so that deeper bass rolls smoothly off to the subwoofer. Finally, AccuEQ performs frequency response equalization based on room-acoustic and speaker data collected via microphone. The sound-field is now tailored around the listening position, resulting in a more immersive and realistic in-film experience.
  • Dirac Live: The interaction between your sound system and the physical layout of your room has a huge impact on sound quality. Dirac Live™ Room Correction applies state-of-the-art, patented algorithms to analyze and digitally reduce room impact and enhance speaker performance. Dirac Live delivers a larger sweet spot, accurate staging, clarity, voice intelligibility, and a deeper, tighter bass not otherwise possible. Fully tunable to your preference.

Video Section

HDMI

Anthem MRX 740 8K comes with 7 HDMI 2.1 inputs with 8K support. It has 3 outputs - 2 for MAIN and 1 for ZONE2.

Onkyo TX-RZ50 comes with 7 HDMI 2.1 inputs with 8K support. It has 2 outputs - 1 Main and 1 Sub/Zone2.

  • 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz Passthrough: On both receivers all inputs pass up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 video signal.
  • 8K Upscaling on Onkyo TX-RZ50: It can upscale 1080p to 4K/8K and 4K to 8K from HDMI and analog sources.
  • Analog To HDMI Upconversion: Onkyo TX-RZ50 supports analog to HDMI Upconversion, so you can input your analog video sources and output them digitally via HDMI. This means that you will need only one HDMI cable to connect to your TV.
  • BT.2020 Color Space: BT.2020 or Rec. 2020 is a color standard which delivers a wider color gamut compared to Rec. 709. It covers approximately 75% of the total visual spectrum while the Rec. 709 covers only 35% (available on both models).
  • HDCP 2.3 Copy Protection: Both receivers are HDCP 2.3 compliant which is a requirement for 4K/HDR copy-protected content transmission.
  • Quick Media Switching (QMS): With HDMI 2.1a, Quick Media Switching for movies and video uses the HDMI VRR mechanism to eliminate the blackout period when an HDMI Source device switches its video mode. As long as the resolution remains the same and only the frame rate changes, QMS will instantly switch between frame rates. QMS eliminates A/V blackouts by using VRR technology to change frame rates, allowing instant changes from 24Hz to 60Hz frame rate, and anywhere in-between. The viewer never sees blank screens and gets a seamless experience (available on Onkyo TX-RZ50 only).
  • 3D Ready: Both receivers are able to pass 3D video through HDMI.

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

Both receivers support HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma.

High dynamic range video has greater dynamic range than standard dynamic range (SDR) video with brighter whites and deeper blacks. The result is greater contrast and more details in dark and bright areas, better color and depth.

  • HDR10: HDR10 uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 supports 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors. It is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits peak brightness, however common HDR10 contents are mastered with peak brightness from 1,000 to 4,000 nits.
  • HDR10+: HDR10+ is an HDR video technology that adds dynamic metadata to HDR10 source files. The dynamic metadata are used to adjust brightness levels on a scene-by-scene or even frame-by-frame basis. HDR10+ supports maximum of 10,000 nits peak brightness and 10-bit or more (up to 16-bit) color bit depth. It uses Samsung's dynamic metadata defined in SMPTE ST 2094-40.
  • Dolby Vision: Dolby Vision is a set of technologies developed by Dolby Laboratories for high dynamic range (HDR) video. It covers content creation, distribution, and playback. Like HDR10+, it includes dynamic metadata that are used to adjust and optimize each frame of the HDR video to the consumer display's capabilities in a way specified by the content creator. Dolby Vision allows for a maximum resolution of 8K up to 12-bit color depth, maximum peak brightness of 10,000 nits and a color gamut up to Rec. 2020. It uses Dolby's proprietary dynamic metadata defined in SMPTE ST 2094-10.
  • Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG): The Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) is a transfer function developed mainly for HDR live video feed and over-the-air broadcasts. It is an HDR format that uses BT.2020 color primaries and a bitdepth of 10-bit. It is backward compatible with the transfer function of SDR and is designed to be better-suited for television broadcasting, where the metadata required for other HDR formats is not backward compatible with non-HDR displays. HLG defines a non-linear optical-electro transfer function, in which the lower half of the signal values use a gamma curve and the upper half of the signal values use a logarithmic curve.

IMAX Enhanced

Anthem MRX 740 8K and Onkyo TX-RZ50 are IMAX Enhanced certified. To qualify for IMAX Enhanced certification, 4K HDR televisions, projectors, sound bars, a/v receivers, loudspeakers, powered subwoofers and other premium home entertainment devices must meet carefully prescribed performance requirements established by IMAX, DTS and Hollywood's leading experts.

  • What makes an IMAX Enhanced A/V receiver different from an A/V receiver with DTS:X technology? DTS:X technology is commonly found in most multi-channel A/V receivers on the market today. All IMAX Enhanced A/V receivers include DTS:X technology and deliver additional features, such as auto-sensing of IMAX Enhanced content, via IMAX Mode. IMAX Mode indicates that your A/V receiver supports fully immersive IMAX signature sound.
  • IMAX Enhanced Content: IMAX Enhanced studio partners have announced IMAX Enhanced versions of movies that exclusively feature IMAX's signature picture, sound and scale.
  • Picture: Stunning, ultra-vivid 4K HDR picture that utilizes the newest, proprietary Digital Media Remastering technology (DMR) developed by IMAX. DMR accurately reduces noise and grain under the filmmaker’s guidance to best optimize the content for a much higher-quality, higher-brightness display. Without this technology, high-dynamic range content can actually look worse than what was originally seen and intended by the filmmaker.
  • Sound: IMAX and DTS have partnered with award-winning Hollywood sound mixers leveraging DTS:X codec technology integrated in home audio equipment and select televisions to deliver an IMAX signature sound experience with deeper bass and more dynamic range.
  • Scale: Select IMAX Enhanced titles that were shot with IMAX-certified cameras or specially formatted for IMAX theatres feature its exclusive expanded aspect ratio, enabling viewers to see the full scale and scope of the picture on 4K HDR TVs.
  • Streaming Services: IMAX Enhanced is now available on the world’s biggest streaming services, including Disney+, BRAVIA CORE, Tencent, iQiyi and more.

Gaming Features

Both receivers support Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Quick Frame Transport (QFT) for lag-free and smooth gaming.

  • Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM): Auto Low Latency Mode enables the ideal latency setting to automatically be set allowing for smooth, lag-free and uninterrupted viewing and interactivity. When the receiver detects a gaming signal it will enter ALLM. The signal will also be sent to the TV causing it to automatically switch to a low-latency, low-lag mode for gaming. Some functions will not be available on the receiver and TV during ALLM.
  • Variable Refresh Rate (VRR): VRR enables a gaming source such as a console or computer to deliver video frames as fast as it can, which in many cases is slower than the normal static refresh rate. It allows the TV to adapt to certain frame rate which reduces or eliminates lag, judder and frame tearing for more fluid and better detailed gameplay.
  • Quick Frame Transport (QFT): QFT reduces latency for smoother no-lag gaming, and real-time interactive virtual reality. It transports each frame at a higher rate to decrease display latency, which is the amount of time between a frame being ready for transport in the GPU and that frame being completely displayed.

Inputs and Outputs

Audio

  • Phono Input: There is an MM phono input on Anthem MRX 740 8K and Onkyo TX-RZ50 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 and Onkyo TX-RZ50 have 11.2 preamplifier outputs which allow you to connect the receivers to the external power amplifiers. 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 and Onkyo TX-RZ50 has 11 channel processing but has only 7 channel amplifier, so they need external amplifiers connected to their analog pre-outs in order to reach their maximum speaker configurations.
  • Analog Line Inputs and Outputs: There are 4 pair of line inputs on Anthem MRX 740 8K and 6 pair of line inputs on Onkyo TX-RZ50 for connecting sources with analog outputs. There is also 1 pair of line outputs on Anthem MRX 740 8K.
  • 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 1 coaxial input are available on Onkyo TX-RZ50 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-RZ50
    Inputs:
    7 (1 front)   Outputs: 2 (1 Main, 1 Sub/Zone2)
    8K Inputs: 7.
  • 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-RZ50
    Inputs:
    2   Outputs: 0.
  • 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.
  • Onkyo TX-RZ50 supports up to 480i/576i resolution on Component video connectors.
  • Anthem MRX 740 8K
    Inputs:
    0   Outputs: 0.
  • Onkyo TX-RZ50
    Inputs:
    1   Outputs: 0.

Front A/V Inputs

  • Anthem MRX 740 8K: None
  • Onkyo TX-RZ50: HDMI

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Specifications

And in the end let us list all the available specifications of the receivers side-by-side.

BASICS Anthem MRX 740 8K Onkyo TX-RZ50
BrandAnthemOnkyo
ModelMRX 740 8KTX-RZ50
TypeA/V ReceiverA/V Receiver
CountryNorth AmericaNorth America
Release Year20212021
AMPLIFIER Anthem MRX 740 8K Onkyo TX-RZ50
Channels7.29.2
Front Wide Channel Support
AmplifierClass A/B on Channels 1-5 and Class D on the rest
Dynamic Audio Amplification
Non-Phase Shift Amplifier Original 2-stage
VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) Front L/R Channels
THX™ Certification Select™ (previously known as Select2)
Continuous 6 Ω Rated
Certified 4 Ω Performance
Discrete Output Stage Circuitry
Independent Block Construction (Amp/Preprocessor)
Bi-amp Capability
BTL (Bridged Transless or Bridging)
AUDIO Anthem MRX 740 8K Onkyo TX-RZ50
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) EngineNext-Generation DSP Platform32-bit Digital Signal Processing Engines
DAC Specs768 kHz/32 Bit192 kHz/24 Bit
Maximum Channel Processing11.111.2
Air Studios Monitor Certification
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby Atmos Music
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Surround Upmixer
Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Digital EX
THX Listening Modes
DTS:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neo
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS 96/24
DTS Express
DTS-ES
IMAX Enhanced
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USBFLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, WMA, MP3, DSD, AIFF, AAC, Dolby TrueHD
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 192 kHz
High Resolution Audio Formats via USBFLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, DSD, AIFF, AAC, Dolby TrueHD
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USB
Gapless Playback
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USB 2-ch Input
DSD to PCM Converter
USB DAC
Jitter Reduction PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology for S/PDIF Audio
DTS Dialog Control
Dialog Enhancement
Dialog Normalization
Dialogue Lift
Tone Control All Channels
Compressed Music Enhancer Advanced Music Optimizer
High-resolution Music Enhancer
THX Processing Mode
Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Audyssey Dynamic Volume
Audyssey LFC
Audyssey Sub EQ HT
Audyssey DSX
Direct Mode
Pure Audio Mode
Virtual Speakers T-D (Theater-Dimensional)
Independent Subwoofer Outputs
CALIBRATION Anthem MRX 740 8K Onkyo TX-RZ50
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.Anthem Room Correction (ARC Genesis) Dirac Live™ and AccuEQ Room Corrections
VIDEO Anthem MRX 740 8K Onkyo TX-RZ50
HDMI Version2.12.1
Enhanced ARC
HDCP Version2.32.3
HDR10
HDR10+
Dynamic HDR
Dolby Vision
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
BT.2020 color space
QMS (Quick Media Switching)
ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
QFT (Quick Frame transport)
3-D Ready
Video Signal Passthroughup to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4up to 8K/60p (RGB/YCbCr4:4:4)
Video Signal Upscaling 1080p to 4K/8K and 4K to 8K
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component**, Composite
Component Video Upscaling
Analog to Analog Video conversion
Component Video Maximum Resolution480i/576i
isf Certified Calibration Control
CONNECTIVITY Anthem MRX 740 8K Onkyo TX-RZ50
MHL Input
Chromecast Built-In
DTS Play-Fi via Onkyo Music Control app
Works with Amazon Alexa
Google assistant
Apple Siri
Works with SONOS
AirPlay AirPlay 2 AirPlay 2
Apple Product Connection iPod, iPhone and iPad iPod, iPhone and iPad
Remote App Anthem Remote AppOnkyo Controller and Music Control apps
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
Ethernet
Ethernet Switch
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD
HDBaseT Compatible
HDMI Inputs77 (1 front)
HDMI Outputs3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)2 (1 Main, 1 Sub/Zone2)
8K Inputs77
USB Input for factory service1 (Rear)
USB DC Out Port
Analog Audio Line Input46
Analog Audio Line Output1
Phono Input
Optical Inputs31
Optical Outputs1
Coaxial Inputs21
Composite Video Input2
Composite Video Output
S-Video Input
S-Video Output
Component Video Input1
Component Video Output
PC In
Multi-Channel Input
Analog Pre-Outs11.211.2 (barter to Zone 3 Pre/Line Out)
XLR Inputs
XLR Pre-outs
Front A/V InputsHDMI
Speaker A/B
Headphone Out6.3 mm (1/4")6.3 mm (1/4")
ZONES Anthem MRX 740 8K Onkyo TX-RZ50
Zones23
Powered Zones 2 and 3
Zone 2 OutsHDMI, Pre OutHDMI, RCA Pre/Line Out (shared with Zone B Line out)
Zone 3 OutsRCA Pre/Line Out
Whole House Mode
RS-232C Interface
+12V Trigger Output31 (MAIN, 100 mA)
Remote (IR) Input/Output1 / 01 / 0
MISC Anthem MRX 740 8K Onkyo TX-RZ50
On-Screen Display Graphical User Interface with Overlaid On-Screen Display (OSD) via HDMI
GUI Languages7
IP Control for CI
Display
Detachable Power Cord
RADIO Anthem MRX 740 8K Onkyo TX-RZ50
Analog Tuner FM/AM
Presets40
Digital Radio
Internet Radio TuneIn
Pandora
Spotify
Tidal
Deezer
Napster
SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONSTRUCTION Anthem MRX 740 8K Onkyo TX-RZ50
Solid Aluminum Front
Speaker Terminals711
Large Speaker Terminals711
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals
Gold plated RCA terminals
POWER Anthem MRX 740 8K Onkyo TX-RZ50
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 HzAC 120 V, 60 Hz
H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply) Custom High-Current Low-Noise Power Transformer
Toroidal Transformer
Power Consumption485 W850 W
No Sound Power75 W
Standby Power0.3 W0.1 W
GENERAL Anthem MRX 740 8K Onkyo TX-RZ50
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function
Dimensions (W x H x D)431.8 mm x 152.4 mm x 364 mm
17" x 6" x 14-1/2" x
435 mm x 201.5 mm x 398 mm
17-1/8" x 7-15/16" x 15-11/16"
Dimensions of Package (W x H x D)570 mm x 335 mm x 490 mm
22-7/16" x 13-3/16" x 19-5/16"
Weight15.1 kg (33.2 lbs)14 kg (30.9 lbs)
Weight of Package17.0 kg (37.5 lbs)
Warranty3 Years
SPECS Anthem MRX 740 8K Onkyo TX-RZ50
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2120 W (0.08% THD)
Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2140 W (1% THD) on Channels 1-5, 60 W (1% THD) on Remaining Channels
Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2170 W (1% THD) on Channels 1-5, 75 W (1% THD) on Remaining Channels
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA)250 W (10% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel (3 Ω, Front)250 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front)220 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front)130 W
THD0.08% (20 Hz - 20 kHz, Half power)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩ
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM)3.5 mV/47 kΩ
Rated Preout Level and Impedance1 V/470 Ω
Maximum Preout Level and Impedance5.2 VRMS, 7.1 VRMS
Rated Headphone Jack Output Level and Impedance32 Ω - 600 Ω
Rated Headphone Power Output85 mW (32 Ω, 1 kHz, 10% THD)
Phono Overload70 mV (MM, 1 kHz 0.5%)
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)110 dB106 dB
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A)80 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In)20 Hz - 30 kHz +/-0.2 dB5 Hz - 100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (Direct/Pure Audio)
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI2.8 MHz
DSD Sampling Rates via USB2.8 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 11.2 MHz
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component Y)
0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi StandardIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency5 GHz, 2.4 GHz
Bluetooth Version4․2
Bluetooth Frequency2.4 GHz
USB TerminalVer. 2.0, 5 V, 1 A
FM Frequency87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 1.0 µV (11.2 dBf)
AM Frequency530 kHz - 1710 kHz

* - 480i/576i and 480p/576p only
** - 480i/576i only
*** - no 1080p/24 upconversion
**** - 1080p signal is not converted

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