Denon AVR-X4400H vs Marantz SR6014 review

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Denon AVR-X4400H
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Marantz SR6014

It makes sense comparing Denon AVR-X4400H vs Marantz SR6014 because they both are able to give some premium features.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon AVR-X4400H has 11.2 versus 9.2 for Marantz SR6014. Regarding power, then AVR-X4400H has such a W/Ohm ratio - 125/8 20Hz-20KHz, 165/6 1KHz when SR6014 has a power of 110/8 20Hz-20KHz, 185/6 1KHz. The THD is 0.05% for the AVR-X4400H but 0.08% for the SR6014.

Audio features

Competitors' digital to analog converter (DAC) is identical to AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit. Both the AVR-X4400H and the SR6014 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-X4400H can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, and the SR6014 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio. 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

Each receiver has 8/3 HDMI inputs/outputs.Denon AVR-X4400H connectionsMarantz SR6014 connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. HDMI eARC is available in each model. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The AVR-X4400H supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.2, versus HDCP 2.3 in the SR6014. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

The AVR-X4400H supports 3 Multi-room zones, versus 2 for the SR6014. 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-X4400H and SR6014 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-X4400H
Marantz SR6014

Model

AVR-X4400H
SR6014

Brand

Denon
Marantz

Reviews

100
11

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

125/8 20Hz-20KHz, 165/6 1KHz
110/8 20Hz-20KHz, 185/6 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)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
AK4458 384 KHz/32-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
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, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio

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

BT.2020, HLG
HLG

Additional features

Voice control

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

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
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, Web Control
IP Control, Web Control

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
8/3

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

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, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

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

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

710
680

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.2

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15.2 x 37.9/17 x 6.6 x 15.3
43.5 x 16.1 x 38.1/17 x 6.3 x 13.7

Weight, kg/lbs

13.1/29.8
12.7/28.2
Denon AVR-X4400H
Marantz SR6014
Denon AVR-X4400H
Marantz SR6014

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 9.4
  • 9.2
  • 9.4Denon AVR-X4400H
  • 9.2Marantz SR6014

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