Denon AVR-X3500H vs Marantz SR5014 review

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Denon AVR-X3500H
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Marantz SR5014

The Denon AVR-X3500H vs Marantz SR5014 comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.

Amplifier

Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 7.2. Regarding power, then AVR-X3500H has such a W/Ohm ratio - 105/8 20Hz-20KHz, 135/6 1KHz when SR5014 has a power of 100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 180/6 1KHz. The THD is 0.05% for the AVR-X3500H but 0.08% for the SR5014.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AKM 192 KHz/32-bit for AVR-X3500H and AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit for the SR5014. Both the AVR-X3500H and the SR5014 support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

WI-FI modules have the same characteristics: 2.4/5GHz. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The AVR-X3500H can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio, and the SR5014 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio.

Video features

Both AV receivers support HDR10 technology (High dynamic range). 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. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.

Extensive connections

The Denon AVR-X3500H has 8/3 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/2 HDMI connectors of the Marantz SR5014.Denon AVR-X3500H connectionsMarantz SR5014 connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the SR5014. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The AVR-X3500H supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.2, versus HDCP 2.3 in the SR5014. 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. Supported voice control technologies are identical - Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both AVR-X3500H and SR5014 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

Denon AVR-X3500H
Marantz SR5014

Model

AVR-X3500H
SR5014

Brand

Denon
Marantz

Reviews

319
9

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

105/8 20Hz-20KHz, 135/6 1KHz
100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 180/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AKM 192 KHz/32-bit
AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Audyssey MultEQ XT

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
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, TuneIn Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
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

HLG, BT.2020
HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

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

App control

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

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
IP Control, Web Control

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
8/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.3

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

2
2

Component input/output

1/1
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
Marantz AVR Remote App, HEOS App

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

600
650

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.2

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 15.2 x 38.1/17.1 x 6.6 x 15.3
43.5 x 16.1 x 33/17 x 6.3 x 13.7

Weight, kg/lbs

10.4/23.8
9.9/22.2
Denon AVR-X3500H
Marantz SR5014
Denon AVR-X3500H
Marantz SR5014

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  • 9
  • 8.4Denon AVR-X3500H
  • 9Marantz SR5014

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