Marantz SR7011 vs Onkyo TX-RZ840 review

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Marantz SR7011
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Marantz SR7011 vs Onkyo TX-RZ840 comparison definitely makes sense.

Amplifier

Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 9.2. Regarding power, then SR7011 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 125/8 20Hz-20KHz, 165/6 1KHz when TX-RZ840 has a power of 180/6 1KHz. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 192 KHz/32-bit for SR7011 and AKM 384 KHz/32-bit for the TX-RZ840. Both the SR7011 and the TX-RZ840 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 Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. 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-RZ840 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio. Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K 60p 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-RZ840. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.

Extensive connections

The Marantz SR7011 has 8/3 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 7/2 HDMI connectors of the Onkyo TX-RZ840.Marantz SR7011 connectionsOnkyo TX-RZ840 connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the TX-RZ840. 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.

Additional features

Each of the AV receivers from our review supports 3 Multi-room zones. The SR7011 supports voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI, and the TX-RZ840 - Google Assistant. An ECO mode is only available for the SR7011. Both SR7011 and TX-RZ840 can be configured using the Setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.

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Common

Product

Marantz SR7011
Onkyo TX-RZ840

Model

SR7011
TX-RZ840

Brand

Marantz
Onkyo

Reviews

51
36

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

125/8 20Hz-20KHz, 165/6 1KHz
180/6 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/32-bit
AKM 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 2
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud
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, BT.2020
DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
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
IP Control

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
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
2

Component input/output

3/1
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App, HEOS App
FlareConnect

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

710
870

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 17.7 x 40.6/17.3 x 7.3 x 16.2
43.5 x 20.1 x 39.8/17 x 7.8 x 15.3

Weight, kg/lbs

14/31.1
17/37.4
Marantz SR7011
Onkyo TX-RZ840
Marantz SR7011
Onkyo TX-RZ840

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 9
  • 8.4
  • 9Marantz SR7011
  • 8.4Onkyo TX-RZ840

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