What is better - Marantz SR6014 vs Yamaha RX-A2070?
AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the SR6014 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 110/8, 185/6, while the RX-A2070 has a power of 140/8. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the SR6014 it is 0.08%, but for the RX-A2070 it is 0.06%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the SR6014 received the model AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit, but the RX-A2070 is equipped with ESS 192 KHz/24-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Marantz SR6014 and Yamaha RX-A2070 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The contenders have differences in the supported services from Apple - AirPlay, AirPlay 2 versus AirPlay respectively. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Marantz SR6014 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, but the Yamaha RX-A2070 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM.
The HDR10 function is present in each of the rivals. The quality of 4K/60Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the SR6014 and the RX-A2070. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the SR6014 has 8/3, and the RX-A2070 has 8/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the SR6014. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. SR6014 and RX-A2070 support the standard HDCP 2.3. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Unlike the SR6014 where 2 Multi zones is provided, the RX-A2070 works with 3 Multi zones. For voice control in the SR6014 is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI, but in the RX-A2070 is used Amazon Alexa. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Marantz SR6014 and the Yamaha RX-A2070 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.
The Marantz SR6014 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Marantz SR6014 price