It makes sense comparing Marantz CINEMA 40 vs Marantz CINEMA 60 because they both are able to give some premium features.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Marantz CINEMA 40 has 9.2 versus 7.2 for Marantz CINEMA 60. Regarding power, then CINEMA 40 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 125/8, 165/6 when CINEMA 60 has a power of 100/8, 140/6. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.
Competitors' digital to analog converter (DAC) is identical to 192 KHz/32-bit. Both the CINEMA 40 and the CINEMA 60 support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
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. Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix - all of these streaming services have found application in each of the models.
Both AV receivers support HDR10+ technology (High dynamic range). Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/120Hz 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 CINEMA 40 has 7/3 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 6/3 HDMI connectors of the Marantz CINEMA 60. 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. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.3. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
The CINEMA 40 supports 3 Multi-room zones, versus 2 for the CINEMA 60. 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 CINEMA 40 and CINEMA 60 can be configured using the Setup assistant.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.