Marantz SR6011 vs Onkyo TX-NR696 review

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Marantz SR6011
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Onkyo TX-NR696

What is better - Marantz SR6011 vs Onkyo TX-NR696?

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 TX-NR696 has a power of 165/6 1KHz. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%.

Audio features

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.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the SR6011 has 8/2, and the TX-NR696 has 7/2.Marantz SR6011 connectionsOnkyo TX-NR696 connections 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.

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 Onkyo TX-NR696 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
Onkyo TX-NR696

Model

SR6011
TX-NR696

Brand

Marantz
Onkyo

Reviews

27
37

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

110/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz
165/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
AccuEQ

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, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Sirius XM
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

x.v.Color
DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Google Assistant

App control

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

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

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
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
7/2

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
0

Component input/output

2/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

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
FlareConnect

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
0/0

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
570

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.15

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
43.5 x 17.3 x 37.9/17 x 6.8 x 14.5

Weight, kg/lbs

12.7/28
12.5/26.4
Marantz SR6011
Onkyo TX-NR696
Marantz SR6011
Onkyo TX-NR696

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  • 8.3
  • 7.6
  • 8.3Marantz SR6011
  • 7.6Onkyo TX-NR696

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