The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Marantz SR7011 vs Onkyo TX-RZ3100 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Marantz SR7011 has 9.2 versus 11.2 for Onkyo TX-RZ3100. Regarding power, then SR7011 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 125/8, 165/6 when TX-RZ3100 has a power of 200/6. The THD is 0.08% for the SR7011 but 0.04% for the TX-RZ3100.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 192 KHz/32-bit for SR7011 and AK4490 384 KHz/32-bit for the TX-RZ3100. Both the SR7011 and the TX-RZ3100 support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Marantz SR7011 has support for AirPlay, AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The SR7011 can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, and the TX-RZ3100 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio. Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/60Hz signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The SR7011 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-RZ3100. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.
The Marantz SR7011 has 8/3 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/2 HDMI connectors of the Onkyo TX-RZ3100. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Each of the AV receivers from our review supports 3 Multi-room zones. An ECO mode is only available for the SR7011. The setup assistant will help you configure Marantz SR7011.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.
The Marantz SR7011 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Marantz SR7011 price