Marantz SR6011 vs Denon AVR-X3400H review

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Marantz SR6011
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Denon AVR-X3400H

The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Marantz SR6011 vs Denon AVR-X3400H that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Marantz SR6011 has 9.2 versus 7.2 for Denon AVR-X3400H. Regarding power, then SR6011 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 110/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz when AVR-X3400H has a power of 105/8 20Hz-20KHz, 135/6 1KHz. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.

Audio features

Competitors' digital to analog converter (DAC) is identical to 192 KHz/24-bit. Both the SR6011 and the AVR-X3400H support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Marantz SR6011 has support for AirPlay, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The SR6011 can work with the audio stream from Pandora, Sirius XM, and the AVR-X3400H can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora,iHeart Radio, Sirius XM, Sound Cloud, Napster.

Video features

These units support HDR technology. Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K 60p 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. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the AVR-X3400H.

Extensive connections

The Marantz SR6011 has 8/2 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/3 HDMI connectors of the Denon AVR-X3400H.Marantz SR6011 connectionsDenon AVR-X3400H connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. 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. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Each of the AV receivers from our review supports 2 Multi-room zones. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both SR6011 and AVR-X3400H can be configured using the Setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.

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Common

Product

Marantz SR6011
Denon AVR-X3400H

Model

SR6011
AVR-X3400H

Brand

Marantz
Denon

Reviews

25
0

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

110/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz
105/8 20Hz-20KHz, 135/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Audyssey MultEQ XT32

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, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Sirius XM
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora,iHeart Radio, Sirius XM, Sound Cloud, Napster

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

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

x.v.Color
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

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
IP Control

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
8/3

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
2

Coaxial digital input

2
2

Composite input

3
3

Component input/output

2/1
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App
HEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

1
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

680
600

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 38.1 x 15.2/17.3 x 15.7 x 6.3
43.1 x 15.2 x 38.1/17.1 x 6.6 x 15.3

Weight, kg/lbs

12.7/28
10.4/23.8
Marantz SR6011
Denon AVR-X3400H
Marantz SR6011
Denon AVR-X3400H

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  • 8.3Marantz SR6011
  • 8.5Denon AVR-X3400H

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