Marantz AV8805 vs Onkyo TX-8020 review

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Rating 5 5

AV receivers comparison chart

Overall
Marantz AV8805
9.4
Onkyo TX-8020
4.2
9
6
10
2
9
inapplicable
10
inapplicable

Marantz AV8805 vs Onkyo TX-8020 review

Marantz AV8805
vs
Onkyo TX-8020

It makes sense comparing Marantz AV8805 vs Onkyo TX-8020 because they both are able to give some premium features.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Marantz AV8805 has 13.2 versus 2.0 for Onkyo TX-8020. The THD is 0.08% for the AV8805 but 0.03% for the TX-8020.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AK4490 384 KHz/32-bit for AV8805 and 192 KHz/24-bit for the TX-8020. Only the AV8805 supports Bi-amping feature. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Only the Marantz AV8805 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the AV8805 has Bluetooth support. The Marantz AV8805 has support for AirPlay, AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay. Only the AV8805 supports Spotify.

Video features

Only the Marantz AV8805 has support for High dynamic range (HDR). Only the AV8805 provides HDMI signal transmission in standby mode. The AV8805 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-8020. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the AV8805. Only the AV8805 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The HDMI eARC is available only on the AV8805. Of the two receivers in our comparison, HDMI CEC is present in only the AV8805. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the AV8805. The setup assistant will help you configure Marantz AV8805.

Multichannel surround

Only the AV8805 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the AV8805.

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General

Item

Marantz AV8805
Onkyo TX-8020

Model

AV8805
TX-8020

Brand

Marantz
Onkyo

Reviews

9
738

Amplifier

Channels

13.2
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

90/6

Output impedance, Ohm

6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.03

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4490 384 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audio
WRAT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
0

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
0/0

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
0

Coaxial digital input

2
0

Composite input

4
0

Component input/output

3/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
phones

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLG
has not

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPod

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control, Web Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
has not

Zone audio output

preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

Marantz AVR Remote App, HEOS App
has not

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
has not

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround
has not

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

900
180

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 17.7 x 40.6/17.3 x 7.3 x 16.2
43.5 x 15 x 32.8/ 17 x 6.5 x 13

Weight, kg/lbs

13.6/30.2
9.6/19.8

Other

Release year

2018
2013
Marantz AV8805
Onkyo TX-8020
Marantz AV8805
Onkyo TX-8020

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 9.4
  • 4.2
  • 9.4Marantz AV8805
  • 4.2Onkyo TX-8020

The Marantz AV8805 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Marantz AV8805 price