Marantz AV8805 vs Onkyo TX-NR585

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AV8805 vs TX-NR585 comparison chart

Marantz AV8805 vs Onkyo TX-NR585 review

Marantz AV8805
vs
Onkyo TX-NR585

The Marantz AV8805 versus Onkyo TX-NR585 comparison makes clear all pros and cons of AV receivers. According to the results of our review, Marantz AV8805 received 9.4 points out of 10 possible, and Onkyo TX-NR585 was rated 7.4 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2018. Identified advantages have shown that AV8805 is better over TX-NR585 mainly as a home theater processor.

Main advantages Marantz AV8805 over Onkyo TX-NR585

  • More channels, namely 13, makes this receiver more profitable than its 7-channel competitor.
  • Both receivers have a multi-room zone function, but AV8805 has 3 zones vs 2 on its competitor.
  • Include HDMI eARC function.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-NR585 over Marantz AV8805

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 9 and 8, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

AV8805
9
TX-NR585
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Marantz AV8805 supports 13.2-channels sound, but Onkyo TX-NR585 supports a 7.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced.

AV8805 TX-NR585
Channels13.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/OhmN/A80/8, 170/6
Output impedance, OhmN/A8, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the AV8805 10 out of 10, and the TX-NR585 - 9.

AV8805
10
TX-NR585
9

Most receivers now come with a microphone included. It is with the help of this microphone that the auto-calibration system functions, which adjusts the sound of the receiver to the room.

Speaker A/B switching allows you to change between the main and sub speaker set. Marantz AV8805 can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

AV8805 TX-NR585
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AK4490 384 KHz/32-bitAK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ XT32AccuEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audioTheater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is equal and was rated 8 out of 10.

AV8805
8
TX-NR585
8

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.

AV8805 TX-NR585
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)11
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.

AV8805 TX-NR585
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, TuneIn RadioDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connections

The presence of many connectors makes the receiver more versatile. But there are also narrowly targeted models, the number of connectors which are limited to a certain area of use. And when choosing their own receiver, users need to consider exactly your goals for using the receiver. For extensive connection, Marantz AV8805 got 10 points, but Onkyo TX-NR585 received 8 points.

AV8805
10
TX-NR585
8

Marantz AV8805 is equipped with 8/3 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Onkyo TX-NR585 has 7/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

HDMI eARC is the next step in the development of audio return channel technology, which works in conjunction with HDMI 2.1. Using eARC provides the highest sound quality for home audio systems. HDMI eARC is available only on Marantz AV8805.

AV8805 TX-NR585
HDMI input/output8/37/1
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input22
Coaxial digital input21
Composite input42
Component input/output3/12/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUXHDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

The AV receiver is the heart of the home theater. And in this case, support for all current video formats ensures the best user experience, so it is very important to consider this when choosing a device. Video features of the AV8805 were rated 9 out of 10 against the 7 for the TX-NR585.

AV8805
9
TX-NR585
7

Most of the AV receivers have a video scaling function, it is the process of reformatting the video signal to a higher resolution without losing the quality of the image. Upscaling the video signal resolution is possible only with Marantz AV8805.

AV8805 TX-NR585
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversionanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresDeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLGBT.2020, HLG

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the AV8805 got 10 points, but the TX-NR585 has 7.

AV8805
10
TX-NR585
7

Only the Marantz AV8805 has the ECO mode.

AV8805 TX-NR585
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIGoogle Assistant
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDfluorescent
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featuresIP Control, Web ControlIP Control

Multi-room

As the center of a home media system, each multichannel receiver has an additional set of terminals for connecting the second set of speakers to create additional audio space in Zone 2 or even Zone 3 where audio can have the separate source.

AV8805 TX-NR585
Multi-room zones32
Zone audio outputpreoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMarantz AVR Remote App, HEOS AppFlareConnect
RS-23210
Remote control input/output (IR)1/10/0
DC trigger output (12V)20

Multichannel surround

Marantz AV8805 got 10 points for the multichannel surround sound and Onkyo TX-NR585 got 7.

AV8805
10
TX-NR585
7

Auro 3D gives a bit more versatility than Dolby Atmos or DTS:X and provides a hemispherical sound and enables a receiver to produce 3D sound stages. Only the Marantz AV8805 has Auro-3D on its feature list.

IMAX Enhanced is a licensing and certification program under which home theater devices deliver crisp 4K HDR pictures and powerful sound as it was designed by the IMAX engineers. Only the AV8805 licensed by IMAX.

AV8805 TX-NR585
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-SurroundDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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