The Yamaha RX-V4A vs Marantz SR5015 comparison will be extremely helpful for people who want to get a great, powerful receiver with many functions.
The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.2 versus 7.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the RX-V4A has such a ratio W/Ohm - 80/6, while the SR5015 has a power of 100/8, 200/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the RX-V4A it is 0.06%, but for the SR5015 it is 0.08%. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Yamaha RX-V4A and Marantz SR5015 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
These units have the same Wi-Fi modules. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Yamaha RX-V4A works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, but the Marantz SR5015 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud.
The quality of 4K/120Hz 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 RX-V4A and the SR5015. 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 RX-V4A has 4/1, and the SR5015 has 6/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the RX-V4A and the SR5015. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. RX-V4A and SR5015 support the standard HDCP 2.3. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Marantz SR5015. For voice control in the RX-V4A is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, but in the SR5015 is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Yamaha RX-V4A and the Marantz SR5015 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the SR5015. Only in the SR5015 realized a DTS:X surround technology.