Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs Marantz CINEMA 50

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AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs CINEMA 50 comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080
8.3
Marantz CINEMA 50
8.6
8
8

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs Marantz CINEMA 50 review

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080
vs
Marantz CINEMA 50

Being able to compare Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 and Marantz CINEMA 50 gave us an insight into what of them would be better for home theater configuration. According to the results of our review, Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 received 8.3 points out of 10 possible, and Marantz CINEMA 50 was rated 8.6 points. The release date of AVENTAGE RX-A1080 is 2018, and CINEMA 50 is 2022. CINEMA 50 is more performable in terms of audio broadcast than the AVENTAGE RX-A1080.

Main advantages Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 over Marantz CINEMA 50

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Marantz CINEMA 50 over Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080

  • More channels, namely 9, makes this receiver more profitable than its 7-channel competitor.
  • 8K/60Hz signal pass-through is available.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 8 points out of 10.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
8
CINEMA 50
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 supports 7.2-channels sound, but Marantz CINEMA 50 supports a 9.4-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. In terms of RMS power, the models have the same characteristics - 110/8, 170/4/8 W/Ohm.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 CINEMA 50
Channels7.29.4
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm110/8, 170/4110/8, 150/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 48, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz5Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.060.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 9 out of 10, and the CINEMA 50 - 7.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
9
CINEMA 50
7

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 CINEMA 50 can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 CINEMA 50
Digital to analog converter (DAC)ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bit192 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationYPAOAudyssey MultEQ XT
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresCINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONTAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey Dynamic LFC, Dirac Live Suppot, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 scored 8, and Marantz CINEMA 50 scored 9 out of 10.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
8
CINEMA 50
9

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

DLNA is the perfect way to use your local cloud storage to stream movies and music directly to a TV. You can use the DLNA protocol only with Marantz CINEMA 50.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 CINEMA 50
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz2.4/5GHz
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.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 CINEMA 50
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, QobuzDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix

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, Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 got 9 points, but Marantz CINEMA 50 received 8 points.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
9
CINEMA 50
8

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 is equipped with 8/3 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Marantz CINEMA 50 has 6/3 HDMI inputs and outputs.

The HDCP encryption protocol is now mandatory for most media devices. This security technology encrypts digital signals from one product to another. HDCP content-encryption protocol is present on Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 in the HDCP 2.2 version, and Marantz CINEMA 50 has the HDCP 2.3 version.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 CINEMA 50
HDMI input/output8/36/3
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.3
Subwoofer output (LFE)24
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input32
Coaxial digital input32
Composite input40
Component input/output2/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, phones, setup mic
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 rivals in our comparison were rated 8 out of 10.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
8
CINEMA 50
8

With the 4K pass-through feature, the AV receiver sends "native" 4K signals to a 4K TV from a video source without any processing. The AVENTAGE RX-A1080 works with the 4K/60Hz video, and the CINEMA 50 has the 4K/120Hz.

The AV receiver passes "native" 8K signals from a video source to 8K TV without any encoding, with the 8k pass-through features. The 8K path-through is available on Marantz CINEMA 50.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 CINEMA 50
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10+
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/120Hz
8K signal pass-through8K/60Hz
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversion
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresDeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLGHLG, BT.2020, Dynamic HDR

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, both receivers received a score of 10 out of 10.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
10
CINEMA 50
10

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 CINEMA 50
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google AssistantAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDport hole OLED
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featureshas notIP Control, Web Control, App Control, RS232 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.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 CINEMA 50
Multi-room zones22
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMusicCastMarantz 2016 AVR Remote, HEOS App
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/0
DC trigger output (12V)21

Multichannel surround

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 got 7 points for the multichannel surround sound and Marantz CINEMA 50 got 10.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
7
CINEMA 50
10

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. Marantz CINEMA 50 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. The CINEMA 50 licensed by IMAX.

AVENTAGE RX-A1080 CINEMA 50
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)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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