Marantz SR5015 vs Onkyo TX-NR5100 review

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Marantz SR5015 vs Onkyo TX-NR5100 review

Marantz SR5015
Onkyo TX-NR5100

Marantz SR5015 vs Onkyo TX-NR5100 – that is a question.


AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the SR5015 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 100/8, 200/6, while the TX-NR5100 has a power of 80/8, 165/6. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Marantz SR5015 and Onkyo TX-NR5100 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. Most popular streaming services are available for our models under consideration - Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud.

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 TX-NR5100. 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 TX-NR5100 has 4/2.Marantz SR5015 connectionsOnkyo TX-NR5100 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the SR5015 and the TX-NR5100. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. SR5015 and TX-NR5100 support the standard HDCP 2.3. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. 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 Onkyo TX-NR5100 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
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