Marantz SR6011 vs Sony STR-ZA810ES review

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Marantz SR6011
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Marantz SR6011 vs Sony STR-ZA810ES – that is a question.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 9.2 versus 7.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the SR6011 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 110/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz, while the STR-ZA810ES has a power of 100/8 1KHz. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the SR6011 it is 0.08%, but for the STR-ZA810ES it is 0.09%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the SR6011 received the model 192 KHz/24-bit, but the STR-ZA810ES is equipped with 384 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Marantz SR6011 and Sony STR-ZA810ES can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. 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 SR6011 and the STR-ZA810ES. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the STR-ZA810ES.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the SR6011 has 8/2, and the STR-ZA810ES has 6/2.Marantz SR6011 connectionsSony STR-ZA810ES connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the STR-ZA810ES. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. SR6011 and STR-ZA810ES support the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Marantz SR6011.

Additional features

Ability to create 2 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. There is an ECO mode in SR6011. The Marantz SR6011 and the Sony STR-ZA810ES 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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Common

Product

Marantz SR6011
Sony STR-ZA810ES

Model

SR6011
STR-ZA810ES

Brand

Marantz
Sony

Reviews

27
19

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

110/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz
100/8 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
DCAC EX

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Sirius XM
has not

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

x.v.Color
HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control, Web Control
NFC

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
6/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

3
2

Component input/output

2/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
USB, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App
Music Center

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

1
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

680
240

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.5

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 38.1 x 15.2/17.3 x 15.7 x 6.3
43 x 15.6 x 33.1/16.9 x 6.1 x 13

Weight, kg/lbs

12.7/28
9.1/20
Marantz SR6011
Sony STR-ZA810ES
Marantz SR6011
Sony STR-ZA810ES

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  • 8.3Marantz SR6011
  • 7.4Sony STR-ZA810ES

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