Marantz AV8805 vs Yamaha RX-A1070BL comparison definitely makes sense.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Marantz AV8805 has 13.2 versus 7.2 for Yamaha RX-A1070BL.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AK4490 384 KHz/32-bit for AV8805 and ESS 192 KHz/24-bit for the RX-A1070BL. Both the AV8805 and the RX-A1070BL support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Both models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Marantz AV8805 has support for AirPlay, AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The AV8805 can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, and the RX-A1070BL can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM.
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. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.
The Marantz AV8805 has 8/3 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/2 HDMI connectors of the Yamaha RX-A1070BL. 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. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
The AV8805 supports 3 Multi-room zones, versus 2 for the RX-A1070BL. The AV8805 supports voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI, and the RX-A1070BL - Amazon Alexa. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both AV8805 and RX-A1070BL 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.
The Marantz AV8805 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Marantz AV8805 price