It makes sense comparing Sony STR-DH590 vs Marantz CINEMA 60 because they both are able to give some premium features.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Sony STR-DH590 has 5.2 versus 7.2 for Marantz CINEMA 60. Regarding power, then STR-DH590 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 145/6 when CINEMA 60 has a power of 100/8, 140/6. The THD is 0.09% for the STR-DH590 but 0.08% for the CINEMA 60.
Competitors' digital to analog converter (DAC) is identical to 192 KHz/32-bit. Only the CINEMA 60 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 60 supports Spotify.
HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The CINEMA 60 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 6/3 HDMI connectors of the Marantz CINEMA 60. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the CINEMA 60. 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 60. The CINEMA 60 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the CINEMA 60. The setup assistant will help you configure Marantz CINEMA 60.
Only the CINEMA 60 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the CINEMA 60.