The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Marantz AV8805 vs Onkyo TX-SR353 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Marantz AV8805 has 13.2 versus 5.1 for Onkyo TX-SR353. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AK4490 384 KHz/32-bit for AV8805 and 192 KHz/24-bit for the TX-SR353. Only the AV8805 supports Bi-amping feature. The Marantz AV8805 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Only the Marantz AV8805 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the AV8805 supports Spotify.
Only the Marantz AV8805 has support for High dynamic range (HDR). HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The AV8805 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-SR353. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the AV8805.
The Marantz AV8805 has 8/3 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 HDMI connectors of the Onkyo TX-SR353. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the AV8805. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. The AV8805 has 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.
Only the AV8805 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the AV8805.