Marantz SR7012 vs Denon AVR-X6400H review

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Marantz SR7012
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Denon AVR-X6400H

The Marantz SR7012 vs Denon AVR-X6400H comparison will be extremely helpful for people who want to get a great, powerful receiver with many functions.

Amplifier

AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the SR7012 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 125/8 20Hz-20KHz, 165/6 1KHz, while the AVR-X6400H has a power of 140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 250/6 1KHz. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.05%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the SR7012 received the model 192 KHz/24-bit, but the AVR-X6400H is equipped with AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Marantz SR7012 and Denon AVR-X6400H can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. 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 SR7012 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, but the Denon AVR-X6400H works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud.

Video features

Support for the HDR function can only boast of each of the AV receivers. 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 SR7012 and the AVR-X6400H. 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 - 8/3.Marantz SR7012 connectionsDenon AVR-X6400H connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the SR7012 and the AVR-X6400H. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. SR7012 and AVR-X6400H 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 3 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. 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 SR7012 and the Denon AVR-X6400H 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 SR7012
Denon AVR-X6400H

Model

SR7012
AVR-X6400H

Brand

Marantz
Denon

Reviews

59
55

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
11.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

125/8 20Hz-20KHz, 165/6 1KHz
140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 250/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.05

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
Audyssey MultEQ XT32

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
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

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, HLG, BT.2020
HLG

Additional features

Voice control

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

App control

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

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

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
8/3

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
2

Coaxial digital input

2
2

Composite input

3
5

Component input/output

3/1
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

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
HEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

710
750

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 40.6 x 17.7/17.3 x 16.2 x 7.3
43.1 x 15.2 x 38.1/17.1 x 6.6 x 15.5

Weight, kg/lbs

14/31.1
14.4/32
Marantz SR7012
Denon AVR-X6400H
Marantz SR7012
Denon AVR-X6400H

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 9.4
  • 9.4
  • 9.4Marantz SR7012
  • 9.4Denon AVR-X6400H

The Marantz SR7012 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Marantz SR7012 price