What is better - Denon AVR-X3600H vs Marantz AV8805?
The number of channels for receivers is different - 9.2 versus 13.2, respectively, for devices. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AVR-X3600H received the model 192 KHz/32-bit, but the AV8805 is equipped with AK4490 384 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Denon AVR-X3600H and Marantz AV8805 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Wireless Internet access via WIFI is possible on both units. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Denon AVR-X3600H works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, but the Marantz AV8805 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio. The quality of 4K/60Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the AVR-X3600H and the AV8805. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs is the same - 8/3. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the AVR-X3600H and the AV8805. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The AVR-X3600H has support for the standard HDCP 2.3, compared to the AV8805, which supports the standard HDCP 2.2. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Unlike the AVR-X3600H where 2 Multi zones is provided, the AV8805 works with 3 Multi zones. Voice control is performed using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI in both models. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Denon AVR-X3600H and the Marantz AV8805 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.