Marantz SR5014 vs Onkyo TX-NR787 review

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Marantz SR5014
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Onkyo TX-NR787

The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Marantz SR5014 vs Onkyo TX-NR787 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Marantz SR5014 has 7.2 versus 9.2 for Onkyo TX-NR787. Regarding power, then SR5014 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 180/6 1KHz when TX-NR787 has a power of 100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 220/6 1KHz. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.

Audio features

Competitors' digital to analog converter (DAC) is identical to AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit. Both the SR5014 and the TX-NR787 support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

WI-FI modules have the same characteristics: 2.4/5GHz. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Marantz SR5014 has support for AirPlay, AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The SR5014 can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, and the TX-NR787 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio.

Video features

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 SR5014 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-NR787. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.

Extensive connections

The Marantz SR5014 has 8/2 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 7/2 HDMI connectors of the Onkyo TX-NR787.Marantz SR5014 connectionsOnkyo TX-NR787 connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the SR5014. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The SR5014 supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.3, versus HDCP 2.2 in the TX-NR787. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

The SR5014 supports 2 Multi-room zones, versus 3 for the TX-NR787. The SR5014 supports voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI, and the TX-NR787 - Google Assistant. An ECO mode is only available for the SR5014. Both SR5014 and TX-NR787 can be configured using the Setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.

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Common

Product

Marantz SR5014
Onkyo TX-NR787

Model

SR5014
TX-NR787

Brand

Marantz
Onkyo

Reviews

9
85

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 180/6 1KHz
100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 220/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

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

HLG, BT.2020
BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control, Web Control
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
7/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

2/1
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones
HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Marantz AVR Remote App, HEOS App
Onkyo Controller app, FlareConnect

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

650
750

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 16.1 x 33/17 x 6.3 x 13.7
43.5 x 17.3 x 37.9/17 x 6.8 x 14.5

Weight, kg/lbs

9.9/22.2
13.5/29.8
Marantz SR5014
Onkyo TX-NR787
Marantz SR5014
Onkyo TX-NR787

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  • 9Marantz SR5014
  • 8Onkyo TX-NR787

The Marantz SR5014 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Marantz SR5014 price