Marantz SR7015 vs Denon AVR-S970H review

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Marantz SR7015 vs Denon AVR-S970H review

Marantz SR7015
Denon AVR-S970H

Marantz SR7015 vs Denon AVR-S970H – that is a question.


The number of channels for receivers is different - 9.2 versus 7.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the SR7015 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 125/8, 165/6, while the AVR-S970H has a power of 90/8, 125/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the SR7015 it is 0.05%, but for the AVR-S970H it is 0.08%. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Marantz SR7015 and Denon AVR-S970H can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.


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 SR7015 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, but the Denon AVR-S970H 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 SR7015 and the AVR-S970H. 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 varies depending on the receiver, the SR7015 has 8/3, and the AVR-S970H has 6/2.Marantz SR7015 connectionsDenon AVR-S970H connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the SR7015 and the AVR-S970H. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. SR7015 and AVR-S970H support the standard HDCP 2.3. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Unlike the SR7015 where 3 Multi zones is provided, the AVR-S970H works with 2 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 SR7015 and the Denon AVR-S970H 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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Marantz SR7015
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