An entertainment powerhouse
A couple of years ago I bought a predecessor to the Onkyo TX-RZ840 (the ‘RZ810). It quickly became my favorite home theater receiver I’ve ever owned — my surround system has never sounded better, and HDR-encoded content looks absolutely spectacular on my 4K Sony TV.
The new ‘RZ840 is even sweeter, offering virtually every surround sound feature under the sun while still being straightforward to use. Add in wireless music streaming and easy app control, and you’ve got an entertainment powerhouse that you’ll absolutely love.
Key new features for 2019
The TX-RZ840 retains the entire feature set of last year’s model, and also offers some fun new additions. Apple AirPlay 2 lets you stream content directly from your iPhone® or iPad®. You can also ask Siri to play songs from Apple Music.
The ‘840 sports a speedy new quad-core networking processor, an improved on-screen display, and a new remote control to help make your experience smoother and more enjoyable.
A free future firmware update will even add IMAX® Enhanced, a new audio decoding feature that reproduces the full dynamic range of specially encoded IMAX movie soundtracks from compatible sources.
Enjoy a true home theater experience
One of the things I carve out time for at home is to watch movies in surround sound. The sensory experience of hearing sound effects burst into life all around me is exhilarating. That’s what a state-of-the-art home theater receiver like the TX-RZ840 offers.
This unit has outputs for 11 speakers, and can power up to nine at the same time. This gives you flexibility for different home theater and wired multi-room music configurations. Use all nine channels in a 5.1.4 or 7.1.2 Dolby Atmos® or DTS:X™ system, or go with a more modest surround sound setup and repurpose the extra channels for music in another zone.
Plenty of wireless music choices
The ‘RZ840 gives you all kinds of options for wireless listening. I mentioned the new AirPlay 2 compatibility, and you can also stream tunes via Bluetooth or through the handy Chromecast built-in feature.
This receiver can also play Spotify® and Pandora® through Wi-Fi, and it offers access to an array of internet radio stations from around the world.
Works with Sonos
If you’re a Sonos lover like I am, the ‘RZ840 easily integrates into your wireless multi-room music system. Just add a Sonos Port, and you can send any music or audio source from the Sonos app to the receiver.
The ‘840 will even automatically turn on and switch to the correct input when you fire it up in the Sonos app. That’s awesome!
The RZ Series difference
The TX-RZ840 is part of Onkyo’s premium RZ Series line of home theater receivers. It’s constructed with quality components like large custom capacitors for consistently great sound throughout its frequency range. And its advanced amp circuitry delivers a clearly focused audio image and reduced distortion — even at high volume levels.