Sony STR-DN1080 vs Marantz SR6011 – that is a question.
The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 9.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the STR-DN1080 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 120/6, while the SR6011 has a power of 110/8, 150/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the STR-DN1080 it is 0.09%, but for the SR6011 it is 0.08%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the STR-DN1080 received the model 96 KHz/24-bit, but the SR6011 is equipped with 192 KHz/24-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Sony STR-DN1080 and Marantz SR6011 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. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Sony STR-DN1080 works with TIDAL, Pandora, but the Marantz SR6011 works with Pandora, Sirius XM.
Support for the HDR function can only boast of each of the AV receivers. The quality of 4K/60Hz 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 STR-DN1080 and the SR6011. Video scaling is only possible with the SR6011. Review participants do not have the Dolby Vision feature.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the STR-DN1080 has 6/2, and the SR6011 has 8/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the STR-DN1080. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. STR-DN1080 and SR6011 support the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Marantz SR6011.
Ability to create 2 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. There is an ECO mode in SR6011. The Sony STR-DN1080 and the Marantz SR6011 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.