The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Marantz SR6014 vs Onkyo TX-NR575 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Marantz SR6014 has 9.2 versus 7.2 for Onkyo TX-NR575. Regarding power, then SR6014 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 110/8 20Hz-20KHz, 185/6 1KHz when TX-NR575 has a power of 135/6 1KHz. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit for SR6014 and 384 KHz/32-bit for the TX-NR575. Both the SR6014 and the TX-NR575 support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
WI-FI modules have the same characteristics: 2.4/5GHz. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The SR6014 can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, and the TX-NR575 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio.
Both AV receivers support HDR10 technology (High dynamic range). Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K 60p signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The SR6014 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-NR575. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.
The Marantz SR6014 has 8/3 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 HDMI connectors of the Onkyo TX-NR575. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the SR6014. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The SR6014 supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.3, versus HDCP 2.2 in the TX-NR575. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Each of the AV receivers from our review supports 2 Multi-room zones. An ECO mode is only available for the SR6014. Both SR6014 and TX-NR575 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.
The Marantz SR6014 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Marantz SR6014 price