The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Sony STR-DH790 vs Marantz SR6015 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Sony STR-DH790 has 7.2 versus 9.2 for Marantz SR6015. Regarding power, then STR-DH790 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 90/6 when SR6015 has a power of 110/8, 150/6. The THD is 0.09% for the STR-DH790 but 0.08% for the SR6015. Both the STR-DH790 and the SR6015 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. Only the SR6015 supports Spotify.
Both AV receivers support HDR10 technology (High dynamic range). HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The SR6015 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the STR-DH790. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.
The Sony STR-DH790 has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 7/3 HDMI connectors of the Marantz SR6015. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. HDMI eARC is available in each model. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The STR-DH790 supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.2, versus HDCP 2.3 in the SR6015. The SR6015 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the SR6015. Both STR-DH790 and SR6015 can be configured using the Setup assistant.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.