Marantz SR5015 vs Denon AVR-X6800H review

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Marantz SR5015 vs Denon AVR-X6800H review

Marantz SR5015
Denon AVR-X6800H

The Marantz SR5015 vs Denon AVR-X6800H 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 - 7.2 versus 11.4, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the SR5015 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 100/8, 200/6, while the AVR-X6800H has a power of 140/8, 175/6. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Marantz SR5015. Both Marantz SR5015 and Denon AVR-X6800H 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 SR5015 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, but the Denon AVR-X6800H works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix.

Video features

The HDR10+ function is present in each of the rivals. 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 SR5015 and the AVR-X6800H. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the SR5015 has 6/2, and the AVR-X6800H has 7/3.Marantz SR5015 connectionsDenon AVR-X6800H connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the SR5015 and the AVR-X6800H. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. SR5015 and AVR-X6800H support the standard HDCP 2.3. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Unlike the SR5015 where 2 Multi zones is provided, the AVR-X6800H works with 3 Multi zones. 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 SR5015 and the Denon AVR-X6800H can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.

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Marantz SR5015
Denon AVR-X6800H