The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Marantz SR7011 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 SR7011 has 9.2 versus 5.1 for Onkyo TX-SR353. Regarding power, then SR7011 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 125/8, 165/6 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, 192 KHz/32-bit for SR7011 and 192 KHz/24-bit for the TX-SR353. Only the SR7011 supports Bi-amping feature. The Marantz SR7011 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the SR7011 supports Spotify.
Only the Marantz SR7011 has support for High dynamic range (HDR). HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The SR7011 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-SR353. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the SR7011.
The Marantz SR7011 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. Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. 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 SR7011 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the SR7011. The setup assistant will help you configure Marantz SR7011.
Only the SR7011 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SR7011.