Onkyo has a lot to prove is all I’m saying. Since their troubles and reinvention under the Voxx banner, they haven’t impressed.
Agreed, in the past they seemed to have more reliability issues based on forum talks and in their newest Dirac equipped ones their relatively heavy/stout amp section/power supply section failed to result in bench measurements compared to D+M's lighter and potentially smaller PS in the X3000/4000H series. Class AB amps are very matured technology so there should be no excuse. Other than that, traditionally they seemed to be willing use better parts such as DACs, OPAs, volume control ICs, in that sense I find D+M disappointing overall (there were some rare exceptions, such as the top flagship DAC IC found in the 5805.
One thing remains to be seen, is whether the RZ50 and its Pioneer cousins are upgradable to DLBC, without that, I would not say it is better than D+M's XT32+app, for those who don't mind to tweak a little.