An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Marantz AV8805 vs Onkyo TX-SR393 comparison definitely makes sense.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Marantz AV8805 has 13.2 versus 5.2 for Onkyo TX-SR393. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AK4490 384 KHz/32-bit for AV8805 and AKM 384 KHz/32-bit for the TX-SR393. Only the AV8805 supports Bi-amping feature. The Marantz AV8805 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Only the Marantz AV8805 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the AV8805 supports Spotify. Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/60Hz signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. Both rivals can scale the resolution of the incoming HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.
The Marantz AV8805 has 8/3 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 HDMI connectors of the Onkyo TX-SR393. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the AV8805. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. The AV8805 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
The AV8805 supports 3 Multi-room zones, versus 2 for the TX-SR393. An ECO mode is only available for the AV8805. The setup assistant will help you configure Marantz AV8805.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.