Onkyo PR-RZ5100 11.2-Channel Network A/V Preamplifier

Onkyo PR-RZ5100 11.2-Channel Network A/V Preamplifier

Onkyo PR-RZ5100 11.2-Channel Network A/V Preamplifier

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Product Highlights

  • 11.2-Channel RCA & XLR Pre-Outs
  • AccuEQ Room Calibration Suite
  • 4K Ultra HD Upscaling
  • 32-Bit D/A Conversion
  • 8x HDMI-In / 2x HDMI-Out with HDCP 2.2
  • Built-In Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, & AirPlay
  • AM/FM & Internet Radio Sources
  • Built-In Dolby Atmos & DTS:X Support
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Onkyo PR-RZ5100 overview

  • 1Description

The Onkyo PR-RZ5100 11.2-Channel Network A/V Preamplifier is designed to deliver sophisticated audio processing, enhanced surround sound options, 4K video upscaling, and a variety of connectivity options when paired with a separately sold power amplifier. This preamplifier offers the flexibility of unbalanced and balanced pre-outputs for connectivity to nearly any amplifier. Built-in Dolby Atmos support gives you the ability to add front height channels for a more immersive audio experience. The AccuEQ room calibration suite is built into the preamplifier to help you tailor the sound of the unit to your listening environment with the included setup microphone.

Not only can you connect traditional audio sources like CD players, but the PR-RZ5100 can connect to wireless audio sources via integrated Bluetooth, AirPlay, and Wi-Fi connectivity. An Ethernet port is also available for wired high-speed connections. Additionally, Internet connectivity allows you to access Internet streaming services such as Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, and TuneIn. AM and FM tuners are also built-in for free over-the-air programming.

The PR-RZ5100 is well-equipped for video sources as well as audio. This preamplifier features eight HDMI inputs and two HDMI outputs, which includes support for HDCP 2.2-compliant devices on five inputs and both outputs. There are also six stereo RCA, three optical, two digital coaxial, USB, and phono inputs. Furthermore, the built-in video processor can upscale video sources to conform to 4K displays. For control flexibility, you can use the included remote control, or operate the PR-RZ5100 from your Android or iOS smart device with the free Onkyo remote App.

DTS:X and Dolby Atmos Decoding
With 11.2 pre-amp channels, you can let your speakers deliver a complete multidimensional movie experience in your home theater through a 7.2.4 layout. Dolby Atmos and DTS:X unlock sound from conventional channels and free the audio to move above and around the audience for a more immersive movie experience. The Onkyo PR-RZ5100 features dual 32-bit DSP engines to decode and scale DTS:X and Dolby Atmos to your home theater layout. Additionally, a Dolby surround up-mixer allows for your current channel-based content (that has not been mixed for Dolby Atmos) to be expanded to fill the speaker layouts of a Dolby Atmos system. DTS Neural:X retrieves spacial cues from standard multi-channel formats and up-mixes them for a 3D soundtrack that's virtually identical to a native DTS:X source, augmenting your existing Blu-ray library.
Cohesive Multidimensional Sound
AccuReflex – part of the AccuEQ room calibration suite – phase-matches height and floor-standing speakers for transparent and seamless reproduction of object-based sound. AccuEQ optimizes the entire system to suit your space without affecting front-speaker characteristics for augmented stereo listening.
Google Cast, AirPlay, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth
Most smartphone and computer music apps let you mirror what's playing to your PR-RZ5100 within moments using Google Cast. The receiver also features AirPlay, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi for additional wireless audio support, including DSD up to 11.2 MHz.
Enhanced Processing
At the heart of the PR-RZ5100 are dual Analog Devices SHARC processors capable of up to six billion operations per second. Digital-to-analog audio conversion comes courtesy of discrete AKM 32-bit DACs.
Engineered for Hi-Res Audio
The PR-RZ5100 is engineered for universal hi-res compatibility and ease of use. It's easy to enjoy albums mastered in high-resolution that you've downloaded and stored on your computer or media server. Almost every hi-res and lossless format is supported, from gapless FLAC and WAV to ALAC and WMA. The PR-RZ5100 also handles 11.2 MHz DSD, 192/24 PCM, and Dolby TrueHD formats for enhanced depth and clarity.
THX Ultra2 Plus Certified
THX certification is designed to guarantee the same high-volume sound you experience in a multiplex theater. Your PR-RZ5100 processor has passed laboratory tests to ensure that its audio performance meets the standards for theater-reference sound. THX Ultra2 Plus is recommended for screen-to-seat viewing distances greater than 12' and for room volumes 3000 cubic feet or greater.
Near-Noiseless Signal Processing with VLSC
VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) compares vectors from the input/output signal and uses that information to erase digital noise. A nearly noise-free analog signal is fed to your amps, resulting in enhanced detail resolution and clarity.
Multi-Zone Playback
Put your extra speakers to good use – plug them into an external power amp connected to the PR-RZ5100 using its Zone 2 and Zone 3 pre-/line-outs. Dedicated DACs and the smartphone control app lets you manage digital and analog content via the preamp in any zone.
Ready for the FireConnect Wireless Multi-Room Solution
The PR-RZ5100 includes the ability to cast nearly anything playing through your receiver – including vinyl and streaming audio – to optional compatible speakers around your home using FireConnect technology. Manage multi-zone playback with Onkyo's free smartphone app.
4K UltraHD Video Performance
The PR-RZ5100's HDMI specifications and HDCP 2.2 compatibility support up to 18 Gbps bandwidth to achieve a 4:4:4 color space and 4K @ 50/60 Hz (2160p). The PR-RZ5100 enables transmission of High Dynamic Range (HDR) formats, with BT.2020 support, and provides enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image. The PR-RZ5100 also upscales 1080p video to 4K UltraHD.
Enjoy Your Favorite Music Streaming Sources
Enjoy the music you want anytime on your home theater via Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, and TuneIn.
Additional Features
  • Shielded low-hum transformer
  • Separate transformer for Standby Mode
  • PLL (Phase Locked Loop) jitter-cleaning circuitry for S/PDIF audio
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding
  • Multiple 32-bit digital signal processing engines
  • 4 DSP Modes for gaming: Rock, Sports, Action, and RPG
  • Theater-dimensional virtual surround function
  • Direct Mode and Pure Audio Mode
  • Component video switching (two inputs and one output) and two composite video inputs
  • Phono input (MM) for turntable connection
  • Mass storage class USB memory playback capability (rear input)
  • A/V sync control (up to 500 ms in 5 ms steps at 48 kHz)
  • Graphical overlaid on-screen display (OSD) via HDMI with Quick Setup function
  • Hybrid standby function with HDMI pass-through
  • 40 FM/AM and 40 Internet radio station presets
  • RIHD (Remote Interactive Over HDMI) for system control
  • Aluminum front panel and volume control knob
UPC: 889951000273
In the Box
Onkyo PR-RZ5100 11.2-Channel Network A/V Preamplifier
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • Indoor FM Antenna
  • AM Loop Antenna
  • Speaker Setup Microphone
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Onkyo PR-RZ5100 specs

    Input Sensitivity/Impedance Line: 200 mV / 82 kOhms
    Phono MM: 3.5 mV / 47 kOhms
    RCA Output Level and Impedance Zone Out: 200 mV / 1.2 kOhms
    Zone Pre-Out: 2 V / 1.2 kOhms
    Pre-Out / Subwoofer Pre-Out: 1 V / 330 Ohms
    Phono Overload 70 mV (MM, 1 kHz 0.5 %)
    Frequency Response Direct Mode: 5 Hz to 100 kHz / +1 dB, -3 dB
    Tone Control Bass, Treble: ±10 dB, 20 Hz
    Signal to Noise Ratio Line, IHF-A: 110 dB
    Phono, IHF-A: 80 dB
    Digital Inputs 8 x HDMI
    3 x Optical TOSLINK
    2 x Digital coaxial
    1 x USB (rear)
    Analog Input 7 x Stereo RCA (1 phono)
    2 x RCA component video
    2 x RCA composite video
    Wireless Connectivity Apple AirPlay
    FireConnect ready
    Google Cast
    Digital Outputs 2 x HDMI
    Analog Output 1 x Component video
    1 x 0.25" (6.3 mm) headphone output
    Pre-Out 11.2-channel XLR
    11.2-channel RCA
    Control Connectors
    I/O 1 x 12 V assignable trigger out with IR input
    1 x RS232
    Physical Characteristics
    Power Requirements 120 VAC, 60 Hz
    Power Consumption (Operating) 65 A
    Power Consumption (Standby) 0.15 W
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.1 x 17.8 x 18.4" (435 x 199 x 466.5 mm)
    Weight 30.9 lb (14 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 36.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.8 x 21.6 x 13.0"

    Onkyo PR-RZ5100 reviews

    PR-RZ5100 11.2-Channel Network A/V Preamplifier is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, so great! I bought the PR-RZ5100 to replace a previous Onkyo pre-amp that itself replaced an Onkyo receiver... �I've been happy with Onkyo products for decades and the PR-RZ5100 looks to carry on this tradition. �I admittedly am not using half the capability of this unit, but upgraded to keep up with the times for 4k HDR. �My ears may not be what they used to be, but I find the overall sound quality to seem improved over my previous unit, which I find a little hard to believe, but maybe... �Hookup was straight forward. �My only gripe is I wish Zone 2 & 3 could output HDMI inputs from other channels, but I suppose there are HDCP issues with that which are not directly related to this unit.
    Date published: 2017-12-14
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