Marantz SR6015 vs Onkyo TX-RZ70 review

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Marantz SR6015 vs Onkyo TX-RZ70 review

Marantz SR6015
vs
Onkyo TX-RZ70

Having had an opportunity to test Marantz SR6015 vs Onkyo TX-RZ70, I’d like to share my impression here to facilitate your choice of a new AV receiver.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 9.2 versus 11.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the SR6015 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 110/8, 150/6, while the TX-RZ70 has a power of 140/8. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Marantz SR6015 and Onkyo TX-RZ70 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

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. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Marantz SR6015 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, but the Onkyo TX-RZ70 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix.

Video features

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 SR6015 and the TX-RZ70. 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 is the same - 7/3.Marantz SR6015 connectionsOnkyo TX-RZ70 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the SR6015 and the TX-RZ70. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. SR6015 and TX-RZ70 support the standard HDCP 2.3. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Marantz SR6015.

Additional features

Unlike the SR6015 where 2 Multi zones is provided, the TX-RZ70 works with 3 Multi zones. 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 SR6015 and the Onkyo TX-RZ70 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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Item

Marantz SR6015
Onkyo TX-RZ70

Model

SR6015
TX-RZ70

Brand

Marantz
Onkyo

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