Anthem MRX 740 8K vs Onkyo TX-RZ50

       
       

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      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.

      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

      • 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
      • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision
      • 8K Passthrough, 8K Upscaling
      • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet
      • Phono Input

      We evaluated Anthem MRX 740 8K and Onkyo TX-RZ50 and gave them scores of 89 and 93 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-RZ50

      Amplifier
      89
      Amplifier
      92
      Audio Features
      89
      Audio Features
      91
      Video Features
      100
      Video Features
      100
      Connectivity
      88
      Connectivity
      91
      Zones
      77
      Zones
      91
      Radio
      73
      Radio
      92
      OVERALL
      89
      OVERALL
      93

      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-RZ50.

      PROS

      Anthem MRX 740 8K

      Onkyo TX-RZ50

      •   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
      •   High Power Output - 120 W
      •   THX™ Certification
      •   11.2 Channel Processing
      •   Dolby Atmos
      •   Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
      •   DTS:X
      •   IMAX Enhanced
      •   DSD via HDMI
      •   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
      •   8K Upscaling
      •   Analog To HDMI Upconversion
      •   Wi-Fi
      •   Bluetooth
      •   Works with Amazon Alexa
      •   Google Assistant
      •   Chromecast Built-In
      •   7 HDMI Inputs
      •   7 8K Inputs
      •   USB Input
      •   Many RCA Line Inputs
      •   Phono Input
      •   RCA Pre-Outs
      •   Composite Video Inputs
      •   Component Video Inputs
      •   Ethernet
      •   3 Zones
      •   Analog Tuner
      •   Pandora
      •   Spotify
      •   Tidal

      CONS

      Anthem MRX 740 8K

      Onkyo TX-RZ50

      •   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
      •   No Front Wide Channel Support
      •   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
      •   No Digital Radio


      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-RZ50

      •   7.2 Channels
      •   RCA Line Inputs
      •   2 Zones
      •   9.2 Channels
      •   3 HDMI Outputs
      •   Bluetooth 4․2

      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 vs Onkyo TX-RZ50
      Higher Power Output 140 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven) vs 120 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
      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 Optical Inputs 3 vs 1
      More Optical Outputs 1 vs
      More Coaxial Inputs/Outputs 2 vs 1
      More RCA Line Outputs 1 vs
      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

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      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.

      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
      Works with Amazon Alexa vs
      Google Assistant vs
      Apple Siri vs
      Works with SONOS vs
      DTS Play-Fi vs via Onkyo Music Control app
      USB Input for factory service vs 1 (Rear)
      More RCA 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

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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-RZ50
        High Power Output140 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven)120 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
        Channel Processing11.111.2
        Dolby Atmos
        DTS:X
        IMAX Enhanced
        Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.Anthem Room Correction (ARC Genesis) Dirac Live™ and AccuEQ Room Corrections
        HDR10
        HDR10+
        Dolby Vision
        HDMI []2.12.1
        eARC
        New HDCP Version2.32.3
        Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
        VRR
        QFT
        8K Passthroughup to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4up to 8K/60p (RGB/YCbCr4:4:4)
        Wi-Fi
        Bluetooth SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD
        Chromecast Built-In
        Many HDMI Inputs77 (1 front)
        Many 8K Inputs77
        Phono Input
        RCA Pre-Outs11.211.2 (barter to Zone 3 Pre/Line Out)
        Ethernet
        Analog Tuner FM/AM
        Spotify
      WEAKNESSES Anthem MRX 740 8K Onkyo TX-RZ50
        No Front Wide Channel Support
        No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
        No Digital Radio

      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

      Anthem MRX 740 8K

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      Onkyo TX-RZ50

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