Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 vs Marantz SR6011 – that is a question.
AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVENTAGE RX-A2080 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 220/4 1KHz, while the SR6011 has a power of 110/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVENTAGE RX-A2080 it is 0.06%, but for the SR6011 it is 0.08%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AVENTAGE RX-A2080 received the model ESS SABRE ( ES9007S) 384 KHz/32-bit, but the SR6011 is equipped with 192 KHz/24-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 and Marantz SR6011 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. 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 Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz, but the Marantz SR6011 works with Pandora, Sirius XM. The quality of 4K 60p 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 AVENTAGE RX-A2080 and the SR6011. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the AVENTAGE RX-A2080.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AVENTAGE RX-A2080 has 7/3, and the SR6011 has 8/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the AVENTAGE RX-A2080. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The AVENTAGE RX-A2080 has support for the standard HDCP 2.3, compared to the SR6011, which supports the standard HDCP 2.2. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Unlike the AVENTAGE RX-A2080 where 3 Multi zones is provided, the SR6011 works with 2 Multi zones. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 and the Marantz SR6011 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 Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 price