Network & Tuner Functions
Bluetooth & USB Integration
Remote & App Control
RZ Series: Onkyo's premium RZ series AV receivers feature upgraded
components, such as a massive transformer and custom capacitors that provide
high instantaneous current for lightning-fast transient response and a frequency
range that extends down to 5 Hz. Discrete amp circuits prevent phase shifting,
clearly focusing the audio image and cutting distortion even at extreme volume
levels. The RZ series amplifier delivers a significant boost to the dynamics,
detail, and accuracy of music and movie soundtracks for a listening experience
that packs a stunning emotional impact. The RZ series are backed by a 3 year parts
& labor warranty.
Dynamic Audio Amplification: The TX-RZ610 AV receiver
features Onkyo's Dynamic Audio Amplification with a 7-channel amplifier rated at
100 watts (into 8-ohms, at
20Hz-20kHz, with 0.08%, driving 2 channels). Onkyo's new Dynamic Audio
Amplification technology incorporates a Hi-Current amplifier design w/
discrete output stage circuitry,
WRAT (Wide Range Amp Technology), H.C.P.S (High Current Power Supply),
separate block construction, and Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry for dynamic, detailed, and clear
- Hi-Current Amp Design: The unique elements of Onkyo's Dynamic
Audio Amplification system comprise high-current, low-impedance architecture
with discrete output stage circuitry & custom 15,000 μF audio capacitors for
instantaneous high-current power and precisely control of your loudspeakers
for dynamic, accurate sound.
- Wide Range Amp Technology (WRAT): Onkyo's Wide Range Amp
Technology (WRAT) circuit layout prevents phase shifting by pushing the
roll-off point higher than the listening-level frequency. Amplifying sound
without phase shift creates an uncommonly well-focused and realistic audio
- H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply): Under the
anti-resonant cover of any Onkyo receiver, you'll instantly notice the High
Current Power Supply (H.C.P.S.) transformer. With its huge, isolated power
supply design and high-capacity filter capacitors, it delivers the large
amounts of power necessary for reproducing the wide dynamics of movie
soundtracks and the detail and clarity of your music.
- High-Quality Construction: The AV receiver employs a
separate analog amp and digital processing block construction to reduce
interference. Copper bus bars and rigid insulators are used to further
reduce signal interference.
- Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry: Optimum Gain Volume
Circuitry adjusts the gain so that less than half the amount of attenuation
is needed, ensuring the signal never comes close to the noise floor. This
protects the signal against noise, resulting in a dramatically clearer
Amplifier Assignment: The 7-channel amplifier can be
configured in a variety of ways to match your type of speaker setup.
- Surround Back (7.1ch): The Onkyo TX-RZ610 provides
7.1ch surround in your main listening area with dedicated Surround Back
- Front Bi-Amp (5.1ch): The Surround-Back/Height speaker
terminals can be reassigned and used along with the Front terminals to
bi-amp the front speakers, providing improved bass & treble performance.
When bi-amping the front speakers the receiver is limited to a 5.1ch speaker
system in the main room (no Surround Back or Front Height speakers)
- Powered Zone 2 (7.1ch + Zone 2): In this configuration,
you can connect Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back, and Zone 2 speakers
to the AV receiver. When Zone 2 is off, all seven channels will be used in
the Main Zone. However, when Zone 2 is on, power to the two surround back
(or front height) channels will be directed to the two speakers in Zone 2
and the Main Zone will receive only five channels of power.
- Dolby Atmos (5.1.2ch): The Surround-Back/Front-High
speaker terminals are assigned to power a pair of Front-Height, Rear-Height, Overhead
Ceiling, or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers to create 5.1.2ch Dolby Atmos
surround sound. Zone 2 speaker can still be powered by the receiver in the
configuration. When Zone 2 is off, all seven channels will be used in the
Main Zone for Dolby Atmos. However, when Zone 2 is on, power to the Dolby
Atmos channels will be directed to the two speakers in Zone 2 and the Main
Zone will receive only five channels of power without Dolby Atmos.
Dual 32-Bit DSP Engines: The Onkyo TX-RZ610 AV receiver employs
powerful and highly accurate 32-bit DSP (Digital Signal Processor) engines for
better surround sound reproduction.
384kHz/32-Bit Hi-Grade DAC: The Onkyo TX-RZ610 utilizes one
premium-quality AK4458 digital-to-analog converter from Asahi Kasei for all
channels. This 384kHz/32-bit DAC implements unique low-distortion filtering
technologies for clear sound, and unlocks the full potential of any audio
format, including compressed, lossless, and hi-res audio (MP3, WMA, WMA
Lossless, FLAC, WAV, OggVorbis, AAC, Apple Lossless, DSD 5.6 MHz, LPCM, and
Dolby TrueHD). The TX-RZ610 offers additional DAC signal processing to make sure
your movie & music soundtracks sound their best.
- Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry (Front Channels Only):
Onkyo developed Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry (VLSC) to reassemble the
signal in its original form following processing. Unlike conventional
filters, VLSC removes pulse noise generated in D/A conversion, allowing the
sound wave to be reproduced with extremely high fidelity for a smooth analog
signal. The signal's data is converted between sampling points and joined
with analog vectors in real time to produce a smooth output wave form. The
result is a virtually noiseless, smooth, analog signal that brings out even
the most subtle of nuances in music sources.
- PLL Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology: PLL (Phase
Locked Loop) jitter-cleaning circuit technology reduces jitter by comparing
the input and output phases of the digital signal and creating an accurate
clock waveform. This enhances the precision of digital signal processing and
noticeably improves audio quality. Jitter-cleaning technology works both for
digital signals input via HDMI and for digital signals converted from analog
signals inside the receiver itself
AccuEQ w/ AccuReflex: AccuEQ conducts two measurements: (1) it measures and sets the distance,
sound pressure level and crossover of your speakers and subwoofer to ensure all
channels are treated equally (2) it evaluates your room's sonic characteristics
and adjusts your speaker's frequency response to prevent standing waves from
forming. AccuEQ incorporates AccuReflex technology to align the phase of
upfiring "height" speakers with the sound coming directly from your other
speakers. Any delay is resolved so that everything arrives at your ears at the
same time. The result is cohesive reproduction of object-based soundtracks. You
can save up to 3 AccuEQ presets. The included microphone plugs into the
front-panel of the receiver.
Note: You can choose bypass the AccuEQ for your front speakers or
all speakers, and manually set the distance, crossover, EQ, and level of
Compatible Digital Audio Formats: The AV receiver supports
the following stereo & multichannel digital audio formats through its HDMI jacks
and optical/coax digital inputs.
| Digital Audio Connector ||Audio
Signal Type || Audio Signal Format |
| HDMI ||2Ch Linear PCM ||2ch, 32-192kHz,
|Multichannel Linear PCM ||8ch, 32-192kHz,
|DSD ||2ch, 2.8 MHz, 1-bit |
DTS, DTS ES,
DTS 96/24 |
|High Definition Audio Bitstream || Dolby Atmos,
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD,
DTS-HD Master Audio,
DTS-HD High Resolution,
DTS Express |
| Optical/Coaxial ||2Ch Linear PCM ||2ch, 32-96kHz,
|Multichannel Linear PCM ||6ch, 32-96Hz,
DTS, DTS ES,
DTS 96/24 |
Immersive Surround Sound: The Onkyo TX-RZ610 AV receiver
goes beyond regular surround with the latest immersive surround sound formats,
including Dolby Atmos, & DTS:X.
- Dolby Atmos: With
Dolby Atmos, sound comes alive from all directions, including overhead,
to fill your home theater with astonishing clarity, power, detail, and
depth. The TX-RZ610 has the processing power to run a more enveloping
5.1.2ch Dolby Atmos layout utilizing ceiling mounted or Dolby Atmos-enabled
speakers (sold separately). A 5.1.2ch speaker configuration is based upon a
traditional 5.1 speaker layout complemented by 2 overhead or Dolby Atmos-enabled
- DTS:X (via future firmware update): DTS:X will be
enabled through an online firmware update coming later this year.
DTS:X is the next generation object-based, multi-dimensional audio
technology from DTS. Unbound from channels, DTS:X conveys the fluid movement
of sound to create an incredibly rich, realistic and immersive soundscape -
in front of, behind, beside and above the audience - more accurately than
ever before. DTS:X offers the ability to automatically adapt the audio to
the speaker layout that best fits your space.
Post Decoding Formats: The Onkyo AV receiver supports Dolby
Surround, DTS Neural:X, and DTS Neo:6 (Music/Cinema) to enhance 2-channel and
multichannel decoding formats.
- Dolby Surround: Dolby Surround offers an enhanced cinema experience to your 2ch or
multichannel movie soundtracks using your existing 5.1ch, 7.1ch or Dolby
Atmos speaker setup. Dolby Surround enhances audio definition by improving
the spatial dimension and overall audio definition of movie soundtracks. It
does this by using four distinct surround zones that provide greater control
over the exact placement of each detail in a movie sound track, so audio can
be matched more accurately to the video on screen; this means more depth and
greater realism for your movies. As a result, individual sounds are clearer
and more distinct. It also improves the surround sound experience across the
entire theater by widening the listening "sweet spot".
- DTS Neural:X (via future firmware update): DTS Neural:X
will be enabled through an online firmware update coming later this year. DTS:X incorporates Neural:X, the latest spatial remapping
technology from DTS, which provides a fully immersive output for all types
of source content; this includes DTS bitstreams and non-encoded (PCM) data.
Neural:X delivers a thrilling sense of immersive sound to your speaker
layout regardless of the original source format.
- DTS Neo:6: DTS Neo:6 is an advanced matrix decoder that
takes any two-channel source (including television broadcasts, CDs and DVDs)
and expands it into five or six channels. It also provides separate,
optimized modes for stereo music materials and matrix surround motion
picture soundtracks. DTS Neo:6 brings you a more revealing sound from
ordinary stereo and a more expansive home cinema experience.
Onkyo Original DSP Modes: Onkyo's Original DSP Modes,
combined with Dolby Digital & DTS processing, produce more realistic, powerful
sound effects for your movie and music sound tracks based on the type of content
and your home theater setup. You can choose from the following:
- Orchestra: For classical or operatic music.
- Unplugged: For acoustic instruments, vocals, and jazz.
- Studio-Mix: Suitable for rock or pop.
- TV Logic: Adds realistic acoustics to TV shows.
- Game: The receiver offers four different Gaming modes -
RPG, Action, Rock, and Sports.
- All Ch Stereo: Stereo sound from all speakers. Ideal
for background music.
- Full Mono: All speakers output the same sound in mono.
- Theater-Dimensional (T-D): Theater-Dimensional
circuitry takes the complexity out of conventional surround-sound setups and
lets you experience the excitement of surround sound from as few as two
ordinary speakers. Theater-Dimensional's unique multi-speaker modes let you
place up to five speakers conveniently by the TV, for the most realistic
virtual-surround sound possible.
Direct Mode: In Direct mode, audio from the input source is
output without surround-sound processing. This mode delivers pure sound with
minimum sound quality adjustment and filtration.
Audio Enhancements: The Onkyo TX-RZ610 receiver provides
various audio enhancements to deliver a high-quality listening experience every
- CinemaFilter: The CinemaFilter softens overly
bright movie soundtracks. Movie soundtracks are typically mixed for a large
theater (relative to your home theater) with lots of soft seats and thick
curtains on the walls. Home theater settings often lack these high frequency
absorbing wall treatments, making the soundtrack sound too bright.
CinemaFilter accounts for this and for many movies sounds more natural at
- Music Optimizer: The Music Optimizer function enhances
the sound quality of compressed music files. The Music Optimizer function
only works with PCM digital audio input signals with a sampling rate below
48kHz, analog input signals, and Bluetooth audio.
- Late Night Feature: The Late Night feature limits the
dynamic range of Dolby Digital recordings. Limiting the dynamic range makes
it easier to find a volume that ensures the quiet sounds are not too quiet
and the loud sounds are not too loud for night time listening. This allows
you to comfortably listen to without the need to constantly adjust the
volume to keep from waking family/neighbors. The choices are: Off, Low, and
High. This feature only works with Dolby Digital Encoded software and the
depth of the feature will vary based on the individual software package.
Bass Management: The Onkyo AV receiver offers Tone Control, Phase Matching Bass technology,
and a Double Bass feature to get the most bass impact out of your
- Tone Controls: You can independently adjust the Bass
(90Hz) and Treble (7.5kHz) of the receiver's Front L/R channels from -10 to
- Phase Matching Bass: Onkyo's Phase-Matching Bass
optimizes low frequencies while preserving mid-range clarity. This means
that powerful bass plays back with clear vocals; it doesn't overpower them.
- Double Bass: You can also activate the Double Bass
function in order to boost bass output even more by feeding bass sounds to
the front left/right speakers, center-channel, and powered subwoofer.
Volume Setup: The Onkyo AV receiver provides the following
- IntelliVolume: With IntelliVolume, you can set the
input level for each input (+/-12dB) selector individually. This is useful
if one of your source components is louder or quieter than the others. This
function does not work in Zone 2.
- Maximum Volume: Use this feature to set the receiver's
maximum volume level. This feature is useful to avoid turning the volume too
loud by mistake. You can set the Max Volume from 50-99 (max), or Off
- Power On Volume: Use this feature to set the volume
level when the power is turned on. You can choose between Last (same as the
volume when the unit was turned off), Min (0), or 1-99.
- Mute Level: Set the volume lowered from the listening volume when
"Mute" is selected. Choose from 0, -40dB, or -20 dB.
- Headphone Level: With this setting, you can specify the
headphone volume (+/-12dB) relative to the main volume. This is useful if
there's a volume difference between your speakers and your headphones.
Phono Input: The Onkyo AV receiver is fitted with a Phono
(MM) input and ground terminal for connection of a turntable, so you can enjoy
listening to your vinyl records.
Front-Panel Aux Input: The TX-RZ610 is fitted with a front-panel 3.5mm
Aux input for connecting a portable audio player.
Analog Audio Outputs: The Onkyo TX-RZ610 is outfitted with the
following analog audio outputs.
- Binding-Post Speaker Terminals: There are binding-post
terminals for all speaker connections - Front, Center, Surround, Surround
Back/Height, and Zone 2. The binding post terminals will accept
bare-wire, pin-connectors, and banana plugs (single only). Use 6- to 16-ohm
- Dual Subwoofer Outputs: The receiver is fitted with two
subwoofer outputs to connect dual powered subs for extra bass. The dual
outputs are wired in parallel and share the same input signal (the are not
- Headphones: When headphones are plugged into the
full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically
HDMI 2.0a: The Onkyo TX-RZ610 has eight HDMI 2.0a inputs (7
rear/1 front) and dual HDMI 2.0a outputs. The dual HDMI outputs can
simultaneously output the same HDMI audio/video signal to two TVs (video is output at
the resolution supported by both TVs). Thanks to the latest HDMI 2.0a specification, the receiver
can support 4K/60 Hz Ultra-HD video, HDCP 2.2 compatibility, 4:4:4 color
sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR), and BT.2020 Wide Color Gamut.
- 4K/60Hz: The TX-RZ610 supports up to 4K (3840x2160
pixels) video @ 60 frames per second on
all of its HDMI inputs and outputs. It will also pass a 480i, 480p, 720p,
1080i, or 1080p video signals via HDMI
- HDCP 2.2: The receivers HDMI 1-3 inputs and both HDMI
monitor outputs support HDCP
2.2, which fully complies with the latest copyright protection standard for
4K video transmission.
- 4:4:4 Color Subsampling: The receiver's
HDMI 1-3 inputs and both HDMI monitor outputs support RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2, and YCbCr 4:2:0
color subsampling (@ 60Hz or 50Hz). With 4:4:4 color subsampling, luminance
(brightness) and chroma (color) are sampled at the same rate; resulting in
an RGB color palette as big as the video sampling rate for a video image
with more colors, plus greater color accuracy and detail. HDMI inputs 4-8
only support 4K 60/50Hz @ YCbCr 4:2:0.
- HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR provides enhanced picture
quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and
bright parts of an image. HDR reproduces a greater dynamic range of
luminosity or brightness levels, creating greater contrast. This increased
contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and
shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth.
- Wide Color Gamut (BT.2020): The BT.2020 color standard
delivers a much wider color gamut and represents about 75% of the total
visual color spectrum, while the current Rec. 709 color standard selected as
the color space for HDTVs and early generation 4K Ultra HDTVs covers only
35% of the total visual color spectrum.
Note: Use a premium high-speed 18Gbps HDMI cable for the best
1080p-to-4K HDMI Upscaling: The Onkyo TX-RZ610 AV receiver can upscale
1080p HDMI video to 4K through its main
HDMI monitor output.
Analog Video-to-HDMI Conversion:
Analog composite and component video signals (480i only) input to the receiver
will be converted to HDMI signals and then output from the receiver via its main HDMI
monitor output to your TV. The
resolution remains the same and is not upscaled.
Other HDMI Features: The TX-RZ610 AV receiver's HDMI
connectivity also offers 3D video pass-through, ARC (Audio Return Channel), Deep
Color & x.v. Color support, as well as an auto LipSync function.
- 3D-Ready: All HDMI jacks will accept 3D video from your
3D-ready Blu-ray player and output the video signal in 3D to your 3D-ready
- ARC (Audio Return Channel): The receiver's main HDMI output
features ARC (Audio Return Channel). This feature allows audio to be sent
from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable
already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the
need for extra cables connected to your television. The sub HDMI monitor
output does not support this feature.
- Deep Color & x.v.Color Support: The AV receiver
supports Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color
range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike,
- Auto Lip-Sync: The Lip-Sync function can automatically
synchronize HDMI audio and video (for any HDMI jack) that has gotten out of
sync due to the complex digital video processing being performed by your
HDMI-compatible TV. With HDMI Lip-Sync, the audio delay required to
synchronize the audio and video is calculated and applied automatically by
the AV receiver. You can also manually correct the audio delay from 0 (no
delay) to 400 milliseconds; in 10 millisecond steps.
HDMI Through: When enabling the HDMI Through function,
regardless of whether the AV receiver is "O" or in "Standby", both audio/video
streams from an HDMI input will be output to your television, via the receiver
HDMI monitor output. You can select between three HDMI Through modes.
- Auto: Detects the signal and automatically selects the
- Source: Selects the HDMI input source for which the
HDMI Through function in enabled.
- Last: The HDMI Through function is activated on the
input source selected at the time of setting the AV receiver to the
Analog Video Inputs: The receiver features two composite
video inputs and two component video inputs which support 480i video signals
only. All analog video input signals are converted to digital and sent via HDMI
to your TV at 480i (no upscaling). The component video input are not capable of
Video Select: It is possible to play audio and video from
different sources. For example, you can play audio via Bluetooth and video from
your BD/DVD player. This function is only effective when an input with audio
only (Network, Bluetooth, or Tuner) has been selected initially.
Network & Tuner Functions
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Onkyo TX-RZ610 AV
receiver supports a wired Ethernet (RJ-45) or wireless WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n;
2.4/5GHz) network connection. Via the AV receiver's
network connection, you can enjoy music files stored on your computer and listen
to internet radio through a variety of online music services.
- Ethernet (LAN) Jack: The Onkyo AV receiver is equipped
with an Ethernet (RJ-45) jack for connecting the player to your home network
and computer. Connecting the A/V receiver's Ethernet port to a 100Base-TX
switched Ethernet network is recommended for best results. Use a shielded
CAT-5 Ethernet cable to connect the receiver to your home network.
- Built-in Wireless LAN: The AV receiver also features
built-in WiFi that allows you to wirelessly connect to your home network, so
you can enjoy the benefits of a cable-free network environment. A wireless
connection requires a home network with a WiFi-enabled access point (IEEE
802.11 b/g/n; 2.4/5GHz). Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA security.
Note: Network setup requires that the receiver be connected
to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. The receiver's
network setup cannot be accessed through its front-panel display.
DLNA Certified: Because the TX-RZ610 is DLNA (ver.15)
certified, you can play back music files stored on your Windows PC (w/ Windows
Media Player 11 or 12) or a DLNA compliant media server through the AV receiver.
You can control basic playback functions of your music library from the included
remote control and receiver's on-screen menu; such as Folder/File Select,
Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random.
Compatible music files include -
- Hi-Res Music Files: AIFF (8/16/24-bit; 44.1-192kHz), FLAC (8/16/24-bit; 44.1-192kHz), WAV (8/16/24-bit;
44.1-192kHz), DSD (1-bit; 2.8/5.6/11.2MHz)
- Lossless: ALAC (16/24-bit; 44.1-96kHz)
- Low-Res Music Files: MP3 (8-320kbps; 44.1-48kHz), WMA (5-320kbps;
44.1-48kHz), AAC (8-320kbps; 44.1-96kHz)
Internet Radio: The Onkyo TX-RZ610lets you access Internet
Radio and various online music service providers through its wired or wireless
network connection. The TX-RZ610 will display station name and program-related
information; such as artist name, song/album title, and elapsed playing time.
You can preset up to 40 of your "favorite" Internet radio stations for easy
Service || Description |
| TuneIn ||With more than 70,000 radio stations
and 2 million on-demand programs registered, TuneIn is a service
where you can enjoy music, sports and news from all over the world. |
| Pandora ||Pandora is a free, personalized
Internet radio service that plays the music you know and helps you
discover music you'll love. You can select Internet radio stations
by Artist, Song, or Genre. |
| Spotify Connect ||If you subscribe to Spotify Premium and have
the Spotify App on your Apple iOS or Android smartphone, you can
stream Spotify to the Onkyo receiver. Spotify is a digital music
service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music
libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting).
Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share
music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album,
track, or most popular; and create your own music library with
customized playlists. |
| Tidal (Via Future Firmware
Update) ||Tidal is a global streaming service
that offers over 30 million songs in high-fidelity CD sound quality.
Tidal has two pricing tiers; either $9.99 or $19.99 a month. Both
pricing levels allow you to access Tidal's entire music library. The
$19.99 tier has the added benefit of high-fidelity sound at CD-level
AirPlay Compatible: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite
songs directly from your Apple iOS (4.3.3+) device or from your iTunes (10.2.2+)
library on your Windows PC or Mac computer to the AV receiver, over your home's
wireless network connection. From your Apple iOS device you are able to stream
stored music on your device, downloaded music apps, and music on your iCloud to
the AV receiver. From your Windows or Mac you can stream your stored iTunes
music library on your computer to the AV receiver; you can even download Apple's
Remote App onto your compatible iOS device to browse and control playback
functions of the music stored in your iTunes music library on your computer that
is being streamed to the AV receiver. With AirPlay you also get to see
song/artist information and album art via the receiver's on-screen menu (via
Chromecast Built-in (Via Firmware Update): Chromecast Built-in,
the same technology behind Chromecast, lets you cast many of your favorite music
apps from your from your Android (OS 2.3+) smartphone tablet, Apple iOS (7.0+)
device, Mac computer, Windows PC, or Chromebook to the Onkyo AV receiver and
your connected speakers. Chromecast Built-in certified apps include
Google Play Music, TuneIn,
iHeart Radio, and more
here for a complete list of compatible apps). Additional Chromecast Built-in features include:
- Chromecast Built-in allows you to search, browse, play, skip, and turn up
the volume directly from the music apps you know and love on your compatible
phone, tablet or laptop.
- While you cast your music, you can still use your phone to answer a
phone call, play a game, send a text, and even leave the room, all without
interrupting what's playing on the receiver's speaker system.
- Friends and family can even use their own Chromecast Built-in compatible
phone or tablet to cast music to you system by connecting to your home's
AM/FM Tuner: With the built-in tuner you can enjoy AM and FM
radio stations. You can store your favorite stations as presets for quick
selection. You can store a combination of up to 40 of your favorite FM/AM radio
stations as presets.
Bluetooth & USB Integration
Built-in Bluetooth: The Onkyo TX-RZ610 features built-in
Bluetooth (version 4.1+LE) with support for profiles A2DP 1.2 and AVRCP 1.3.
You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your
Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows
Phone/PC, & Mac laptop/computer, as well as other Bluetooth compatible devices
to the Onkyo receiver.
- SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the
standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the TX-RZ610 offers support of AAC. By
supporting AAC, the receiver offers better audio performance of the music
streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
- Playback Control: You can use the receiver's IR remote control to
operate basic playback functions, like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track.
Advanced music browsing will still need to be handled from your
- Song/Artist Information: The receiver will display song/artist
information on its front-panel LCD and through its on-screen on your
HDMI-connected TV. Album Art is not supported.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the Onkyo receiver.
USB Mass Storage Class: This AV receiver is equipped with a
rear-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of music files
from a USB mass storage class memory device, such as USB thumbdrive or portable
digital audio player. The unit will recognize USB MSC devices formatted in FAT16
or FAT32 with up to 20,000 music files. You can control basic playback
functions of your music library from the included remote control and receiver's
on-screen menu; such as Folder/File Select, Play/Pause, Stop, Fast
Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random. USB portable audio
players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the AV
receiver's USB port (5V/1A); even in standby mode. Compatible music files
- Hi-Res Music Files: AIFF (8/16/24-bit; 44.1-192kHz), ALAC
(16/24-bit; 44.1-192kHz), FLAC (8/16/24-bit; 44.1-192kHz), WAV (8/16/24-bit;
44.1-192kHz), DSD (1-bit; 2.8/5.6MHz)
- Low-Res Music Files: MP3 (8-320kbps; 44.1-48kHz), WMA (5-320kbps;
44.1-48kHz), AAC (8-320kbps; 44.1-96kHz)
Notes: USB hubs and USB devices with hub functions are not supported. MP3
players containing music files that are managed with special music software are
not supported. Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad and Android devices are not
supported via USB.
Zone 2: In addition to the main listening room, you can also
enjoy audio playback from a different source in another room of your home using
the receiver's Zone 2 function. The receiver features Zone 2 line-outputs, as
well as Zone 2 speaker terminals. By using the line-level outputs on the
TX-RZ610 you can connect an external receiver or integrated amplifier in a
second room, allowing you to listen to 7.1ch surround in the main room and play
a different audio source in another room of your home. By using the
speaker-level outputs on the TX-RZ610, you can directly connect a secondary pair
of speakers in another room of your home, allowing you to listen to 5.1ch
surround sound in your main room and play a different audio source in the other
room. The volume of Zone 2 is controlled from the receiver when using the
speaker outputs and from your add-on integrated amp when using the line-level
- Compatible Zone Sources: Tuner, Analog, Optical/Coax
Digital (2ch PCM only), USB, Network
(not DSD), and Bluetooth audio sources can be sent to Zone 2.
- Incompatible Zone Sources: HDMI audio/video and analog
video sources cannot be output to Zone 2.
Note: As for Network, USB, and Bluetooth sources; you cannot
select different inputs for the main room and Zone 2. For example, if a
Network source been selected in the main room and then Bluetooth is selected
as playback source in Zone 2, the input in the main room will also change to
the Bluetooth source. When listening to AM/FM radio, you cannot select
different stations for the main room and Zone 2.
Dual HDMI Outputs: The AV receiver's dual HDMI outputs can
simultaneously output the same HDMI audio/video signal to two TVs (video is output at
the resolution supported by both TVs).
FireConnect MultiRoom Audio: A future firmware update will enable any
audio source connected to the receiver (from vinyl to streaming audio) to be
sent wirelessly via FireConnect, Powered by Blackfire, over a WiFi connection to
an optional Onkyo wireless speaker (scheduled for release in summer 2016) placed
anywhere in your home. Stable, fast, and easy to control with a mobile app on
Note: Onkyo cannot guarantee the compatibility of its AV receivers with
other devices featuring FireConnect.
Google Home Multiroom: Using the Google Home app for
Apple iOS 8.0+ and
Android OS 4.0.3+, you can sync multiple speakers with Chromecast
built-in in multiple rooms of your home to play the same song from a
Chromecast built-in music app throughout your house at the same time.
Friends and family can even use their own Chromecast compatible phone or
tablet to cast music to your system by connecting to your home's WiFi
Remote & App Control
Onkyo Remote App (for Apple iOS & Android): The Onkyo Remote
Apple's App Store &
Google Play) allows you to operate the Onkyo AV receiver from your Apple iOS
(4.3+) or Android (2.1+) device, using your home's wireless network. The Onkyo
Remote App lets you access Internet Radio stations, AM/FM stations, DLNA
content, and Input sources right from your mobile device. Content information
will be displayed on the device's touchscreen. You also get to adjust tone
controls, listening modes, and speaker volume from your compatible Apple iOS or
Android device. The Onkyo Remote App even allows you to wirelessly stream audio
stored on your Apple iOS or Android device to the Onkyo AV receiver and lets you
control audio output for up to two Zones. The Onkyo AV receiver and your
compatible Apple iOS or Android device must be connected to the same home
Google Home Voice Commands: With the Google Home
voice-activated speaker (8064658762,
sold separately) and the Google Home App (for
Apple iOS 8.0+ or
Android OS 4.2+), you can use your voice to control select functions of the
Onkyo AV receiver. With a simple voice command, you can play music from
Chromecast compatible music services by artist, song, genre, album, playlist,
mood or activity. You can also turn up the volume, skip to the next track, or
stop the music - all without lifting a finger.
IR Remote: The receiver comes with an IR remote control for
wireless operation of this receiver and other HDMI-connected sources (via HDMI
HDMI Control: This function allows HDMI-CEC compatible
components or RIHD-compatible components connected via HDMI to be controlled
with the TX-RZ610 . The AV receiver offers the following HDMI-CEC controls.
- The AV receiver will enter Standby mode when the power of the TV is
turned to Standby.
- You can set on the menu screen of the TV to either output the audio from
the speakers connected to the AV receiver, or from the speakers of the TV.
- It is possible to output the audio/video from the antenna or from the
input jack of the TV from the speakers connected to the AV receiver.
- Input to the AV receiver can be selected with the remote controller of
- Operations such as volume adjustment or similar for the AV receiver can
be performed from the remote controller of the TV.
Remote Connection: The TX-RZ610 contains a IR input, 12V
trigger output, and a RS-232C port for custom remote integration.
- IR Input: The 3.5mm IR input jack allows you to control
the receiver without line-of-sight access using an optional IR remote
control system and locating the remote sensor in sight.
- 12V Trigger Out: The 12V trigger output (3.5mm) can be
connected to the 12-volt trigger input on a power amplifier in Zone 2 for
- RS-232C Port: The TX-RZ610 has an RS-232C port for
connection to external control systems from companies, such as AMX or
On-Screen Menu w/ Setup Assistance (HDMI only): The Onkyo AV
receiver offers an on-screen (GUI) menu system through its HDMI output. The
simple on-screen display combines text and graphics that make setup and other
operations extremely easy. The initial setup assistant takes you step-by-step
through speaker configuration, source connection, remote programming, and
Note: Initial setup requires that the receiver be connected
to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. Many of the
receiver's setup functions can only be found via the on-screen menu and not
the front-panel display.
Gapless Playback: Many live and classical albums have no
gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between
audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant
to be heard. Compatible with WAV, FLAC, and ALAC music files via USB.
Name Edit: You can enter a custom name for each individual
input selector and radio preset for easy identification. When entered, the
custom name will appear on the display. This function cannot be used for the
AM/FM, Network, USB, and Bluetooth input selectors.
Display Dimmer: The front-panel display brightness has three
settings - Dim, Dimmer, and Normal.
Timers: The receiver features a programmable Auto Standby
function & programmable Sleep Timer.
- Auto Standby: The AV receiver will automatically go
into Standby mode, if there is no operation for 20 minutes with no
audio/video signal input.
- Sleep Timer: From the remote, you can set the unit to
automatically turn off after 30, 60, or 90 minutes.
Firmware Updates: Future firmware updates are available from
the Onkyo website through the receiver's Network or USB connection. Visit
Center for the latest firmware updates.