It’s strongly recommended to compare different receivers if you want to choose the best one: Marantz SR5014 vs Denon AVR-X2700H.
AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the SR5014 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 100/8, 180/6, while the AVR-X2700H has a power of 95/8, 125/6. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Marantz SR5014 and Denon AVR-X2700H 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 Marantz SR5014 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, but the Denon AVR-X2700H works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, TuneIn Radio.
The HDR10 function is present in each of the rivals. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the SR5014 and the AVR-X2700H. 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 SR5014 has 8/2, and the AVR-X2700H has 6/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the SR5014 and the AVR-X2700H. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. SR5014 and AVR-X2700H support the standard HDCP 2.3. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Ability to create 2 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. Voice control is performed using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI in both models. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Marantz SR5014 and the Denon AVR-X2700H 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.