What is better - Marantz SR6011 vs Onkyo TX-NR696?
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 TX-NR696 has a power of 165/6 1KHz. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the SR6011 received the model 192 KHz/24-bit, but the TX-NR696 is equipped with AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Marantz SR6011 and Onkyo TX-NR696 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The contenders have differences in the supported services from Apple - AirPlay versus AirPlay, AirPlay 2 respectively. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Marantz SR6011 works with Pandora, Sirius XM, but the Onkyo TX-NR696 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio. 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 TX-NR696. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the TX-NR696.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the SR6011 has 8/2, and the TX-NR696 has 7/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the SR6011 and the TX-NR696. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. SR6011 and TX-NR696 support the standard HDCP 2.2. 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. There is an ECO mode in SR6011. The Marantz SR6011 and the Onkyo TX-NR696 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 Marantz SR6011 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Marantz SR6011 price