Denon AVR-X3800H vs Onkyo TX-RZ50

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      Overview

      Here we are comparing Denon AVR-X3800H 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 Denon AVR-X3800H has 9 channel and the Onkyo TX-RZ50 has 9 channel amplifiers with Denon AVR-X3800H's being less powerful.


      Denon AVR-X3800H Onkyo TX-RZ50

      Denon AVR-X3800H was introduced in 2022. It is equipped with 9 channel amplifier with 105 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 11.4 maximum channel processing. It supports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D, passes 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz and upscales up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 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

      • 9.4 Channels
      • 11.4 Channel Processing
      • 105 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
      • HDMI 2.1
      • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Auro 3D
      • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision
      • 8K Passthrough, 8K Upscaling
      • 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 Denon AVR-X3800H and Onkyo TX-RZ50 and gave them scores of 92 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.

      Denon AVR-X3800H

      Onkyo TX-RZ50

      Amplifier
      89
      Amplifier
      92
      Audio Features
      93
      Audio Features
      91
      Video Features
      100
      Video Features
      100
      Connectivity
      89
      Connectivity
      91
      Zones
      84
      Zones
      91
      Radio
      98
      Radio
      92
      OVERALL
      92
      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 Denon AVR-X3800H and Onkyo TX-RZ50.

      PROS

      Denon AVR-X3800H

      Onkyo TX-RZ50

      •   11.4 Channel Processing
      •   Dolby Atmos
      •   Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
      •   DTS:X
      •   IMAX Enhanced
      •   Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
      •   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
      •   Wi-Fi
      •   Bluetooth
      •   Works with Amazon Alexa
      •   Google Assistant
      •   HEOS
      •   4 HDMI Outputs
      •   6 8K Inputs
      •   USB Input
      •   Phono Input
      •   RCA Pre-Outs
      •   Ethernet
      •   Analog Tuner
      •   Pandora
      •   Spotify
      •   Tidal
      •   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

      Denon AVR-X3800H

      Onkyo TX-RZ50

      •   No Front Wide Channel Support
      •   No Composite Video Inputs
      •   No Digital Radio
      •   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

      Denon AVR-X3800H

      Onkyo TX-RZ50

      •   9.4 Channels
      •   Power Output - 105 W
      •   6 HDMI Inputs
      •   RCA Line Inputs
      •   2 Zones
      •   Bluetooth 4․2
      •   9.2 Channels
      •   3 HDMI Outputs
      •   Bluetooth 4․2

      Advantage of Denon AVR-X3800H

      This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Denon AVR-X3800H over Onkyo TX-RZ50.

      Denon AVR-X3800H vs Onkyo TX-RZ50
      More Channels 9.4 vs 9.2
      Higher DAC Specs 384 kHz/32 Bit vs 192 kHz/24 Bit
      Dolby Atmos Music vs
      Dolby Digital EX vs
      DTS Virtual:X vs
      Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer Built-In vs
      Audyssey Dynamic EQ vs
      Audyssey Dynamic Volume vs
      Audyssey LFC vs
      Audyssey Sub EQ HT vs
      Dynamic HDR vs
      isf Certified Calibration Control vs
      More HDMI Outputs 3 (2 x 8K for MAIN, 1 x 4K for ZONE2) vs 2 (1 Main, 1 Sub/Zone2)
      More Optical Inputs 2 vs 1
      More Coaxial Inputs/Outputs 2 vs 1
      Speaker A/B assignable vs
      Remote (IR) Input/Output 1 / 1 vs 1 / 0
      Napster vs
      SiriusXM vs
      Color-Coded Speaker Terminals vs
      Wider AM Frequency Range 520 kHz - 1710 kHz vs 530 kHz - 1710 kHz

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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 Denon AVR-X3800H.

      Denon AVR-X3800H vs Onkyo TX-RZ50
      Higher Power Output 105 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) vs 120 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
      THX™ Certification vs Select™ (previously known as Select2)
      Network Audio Formats MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD vs FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, WMA, MP3, DSD, AIFF, MPEG-4 AAC, LPCM
      Music Playback via USB MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD vs FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, WMA, MP3, DSD, AIFF, AAC, Dolby TrueHD
      High Resolution Audio Formats via USB Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD vs FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, DSD, AIFF, AAC, Dolby TrueHD
      Jitter Reduction vs PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology for S/PDIF Audio
      QMS vs
      Chromecast Built-In vs
      Works with SONOS vs
      DTS Play-Fi vs via Onkyo Music Control app
      More HDMI Inputs 6 vs 7 (1 front)
      More 8K Inputs 6 vs 7
      More RCA Line Inputs 5 vs 6
      More Composite Video Inputs vs 2
      More Component Video Inputs vs 1
      Front A/V Inputs USB vs HDMI
      More Zones 2 vs 3
      More Powered Zones 2 vs 2 and 3
      More GUI Languages 3 vs 7
      Bigger Power Supply 660 W vs 850 W
      Higher Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC) 105 W (0.08% THD) vs 120 W (0.08% THD)
      Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) 215 W (10% THD) vs 250 W (10% THD)
      Higher S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 100 dB vs 106 dB
      Higher S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A) 74 dB vs 80 dB
      Higher DSD Sampling Rate via USB 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz vs 2.8 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 11.2 MHz

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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 Denon AVR-X3800H Onkyo TX-RZ50
        Channel Processing11.411.2
        Dolby Atmos up to 7.1.4
        Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
        DTS:X up to 7.1.4
        IMAX Enhanced
        DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
        Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. Audyssey MultEQ XT32 and Dirac Live (upgrade) 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)
        8K Upscaling up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 1080p to 4K/8K and 4K to 8K
        Wi-Fi
        Bluetooth SBC SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD
        Works with Amazon Alexa
        Google Assistant
        Many 8K Inputs67
        USB Input1 Front for USB memory1 (Rear)
        Phono Input
        RCA Pre-Outs11.411.2 (barter to Zone 3 Pre/Line Out)
        Ethernet
        Analog Tuner FM/AM FM/AM
        Pandora
        Spotify
        Tidal
      WEAKNESSES Denon AVR-X3800H Onkyo TX-RZ50
        No Front Wide Channel Support
        No Digital Radio

      Inputs and Outputs

      Audio

      • Phono Input: There is an MM phono input on Denon AVR-X3800H 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: Denon AVR-X3800H has 11.4 and Onkyo TX-RZ50 has 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, both receivers have 11 channel processing but have only 9 channel amplifiers, so they need external amplifiers connected to the analog pre-outs in order to reach their maximum speaker configurations.
      • Analog Line Inputs: There are 5 pair of line inputs on Denon AVR-X3800H and 6 pair of line inputs on Onkyo TX-RZ50 for connecting sources with analog outputs.
      • Digital Inputs: 2 optical inputs and 2 coaxial inputs are available on Denon AVR-X3800H 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:
      • Denon AVR-X3800H
        Inputs:
        6   Outputs: 3 (2 x 8K for MAIN, 1 x 4K for ZONE2)
        8K Inputs: 6.
      • 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.
      • Denon AVR-X3800H
        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.
      • Denon AVR-X3800H
        Inputs:
        0   Outputs: 0.
      • Onkyo TX-RZ50
        Inputs:
        1   Outputs: 0.

      Front A/V Inputs

      • Denon AVR-X3800H: USB
      • Onkyo TX-RZ50: HDMI

      Denon AVR-X3800H

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      Onkyo TX-RZ50

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