The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Marantz SR5014 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 SR5014 has 7.2 versus 5.1 for Onkyo TX-SR353. Regarding power, then SR5014 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 100/8, 180/6 when TX-SR353 has a power of 140/6. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit for SR5014 and 192 KHz/24-bit for the TX-SR353. Only the SR5014 supports Bi-amping feature. The Marantz SR5014 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the SR5014 supports Spotify. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The SR5014 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-SR353. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the SR5014.
The Marantz SR5014 has 8/2 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 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-SR353. The SR5014 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the SR5014. The setup assistant will help you configure Marantz SR5014.
Only the SR5014 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SR5014.