Sony STR-DH590 vs Marantz CINEMA 40 comparison definitely makes sense.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Sony STR-DH590 has 5.2 versus 9.2 for Marantz CINEMA 40. Regarding power, then STR-DH590 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 145/6 when CINEMA 40 has a power of 125/8, 165/6. The THD is 0.09% for the STR-DH590 but 0.08% for the CINEMA 40.
Competitors' digital to analog converter (DAC) is identical to 192 KHz/32-bit. Only the CINEMA 40 supports Bi-amping feature. 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. Only the CINEMA 40 supports Spotify.
HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The CINEMA 40 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the STR-DH590. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.
The Sony STR-DH590 has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 7/3 HDMI connectors of the Marantz CINEMA 40. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the CINEMA 40. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The STR-DH590 supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.2, versus HDCP 2.3 in the CINEMA 40. The CINEMA 40 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the CINEMA 40. The setup assistant will help you configure Marantz CINEMA 40.
Only the CINEMA 40 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the CINEMA 40.