Marantz AV8805 vs Yamaha CX-A5200 review

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Marantz AV8805
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Marantz AV8805 vs Yamaha CX-A5200 – that is a question.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 13.2 versus 11.2, respectively, for devices.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AV8805 received the model AK4490 384 KHz/32-bit, but the CX-A5200 is equipped with ESS SABRE PRO (ES9026 ) 384 KHz/32-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Marantz AV8805. Both Marantz AV8805 and Yamaha CX-A5200 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. 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 Marantz AV8805 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, but the Yamaha CX-A5200 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz. The quality of 4K 60p 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 AV8805 and the CX-A5200. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AV8805 has 8/3, and the CX-A5200 has 7/3.Marantz AV8805 connectionsYamaha CX-A5200 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the AV8805. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. AV8805 and CX-A5200 support the standard HDCP 2.2. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Ability to create 3 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. For voice control in the AV8805 is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI, but in the CX-A5200 is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Marantz AV8805 and the Yamaha CX-A5200 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.

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Common

Product

Marantz AV8805
Yamaha CX-A5200

Model

AV8805
CX-A5200

Brand

Marantz
Yamaha

Reviews

9
10

Amplifier

Channels

13.2
11.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

Output impedance, Ohm

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4490 384 KHz/32-bit
ESS SABRE PRO (ES9026 ) 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI
analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLG
HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control, Web Control
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
7/3

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
3

Coaxial digital input

2
3

Composite input

4
4

Component input/output

3/1
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
USB, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
3

Zone audio output

preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Marantz AVR Remote App, HEOS App
MusicCast

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

900

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 17.7 x 40.6/17.3 x 7.3 x 16.2
43.5 x 19.2 x 47.4/17 x 7.5 x 18.5

Weight, kg/lbs

13.6/30.2
15.2/33.5
Marantz AV8805
Yamaha CX-A5200
Marantz AV8805
Yamaha CX-A5200

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 9.4
  • 8.7
  • 9.4Marantz AV8805
  • 8.7Yamaha CX-A5200

The Marantz AV8805 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Marantz AV8805 price