Denon AVR-X3700H vs Marantz SR7015

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AVR-X3700H vs SR7015 comparison chart

Denon AVR-X3700H vs Marantz SR7015 review

Denon AVR-X3700H
vs
Marantz SR7015

An overview of Denon AVR-X3700H and Marantz SR7015 will help us understand the many features that the devices are equipped with. According to the results of our review, Denon AVR-X3700H received 8.8 points out of 10 possible, and Marantz SR7015 was rated 9.6 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2020. And as a result of the review, it becomes clear that AVR-X3700H is inferior in audio processing features to SR7015.

Main advantages Denon AVR-X3700H over Marantz SR7015

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Main advantages Marantz SR7015 over Denon AVR-X3700H

  • 125/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 105/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Both receivers have a multi-room zone function, but SR7015 has 3 zones vs 2 on its competitor.

Amplifiers

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

AVR-X3700H
8
SR7015
9

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 9.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. The differences between the models in terms of RMS power are significant - for the SR7015 this value is 125/8 W/Ohm, and for the AVR-X3700H it is 105/8 W/Ohm.

AVR-X3700H SR7015
Channels9.29.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm105/8, 135/6125/8, 165/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.05

Audio features

The score for audio features is 9 of 10 for both receivers.

AVR-X3700H
9
SR7015
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.

AVR-X3700H SR7015
Digital to analog converter (DAC)N/AN/A
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ XT32Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, Hi-Res audioAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LF, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

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

AVR-X3700H
10
SR7015
10

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

AVR-X3700H SR7015
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.

AVR-X3700H SR7015
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, TuneIn RadioDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud

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, Denon AVR-X3700H got 9 points, but Marantz SR7015 received 10 points.

AVR-X3700H
9
SR7015
10

Denon AVR-X3700H is equipped with 7/3 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Marantz SR7015 has 8/3 HDMI inputs and outputs.

AVR-X3700H SR7015
HDMI input/output7/38/3
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.3HDCP 2.3
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input22
Coaxial digital input22
Composite input34
Component input/output2/13/1
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, setup micUSB, HDMI, 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 AVR-X3700H were rated 8 out of 10 against the 10 for the SR7015.

AVR-X3700H
8
SR7015
10

AVR-X3700H SR7015
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/120Hz4K/120Hz
8K signal pass-through8K/60Hz8K/60Hz
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 featuresHLG, BT.2020, Dynamic HDRHLG, BT.2020, Dynamic HDR

Additional features

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

AVR-X3700H
10
SR7015
10

AVR-X3700H SR7015
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDcolour OSD
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 Control, RS-232 Control, App ControlIP Control, Web Control, RS-232 Control, App 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.

AVR-X3700H SR7015
Multi-room zones23
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlHEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR RemoteMarantz 2016 AVR Remote, HEOS App
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/0
DC trigger output (12V)12

Multichannel surround

Denon AVR-X3700H got 8 points for the multichannel surround sound and Marantz SR7015 got 10.

AVR-X3700H
8
SR7015
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 SR7015 has Auro-3D on its feature list.

Rivals in this competition licensed by IMAX.

AVR-X3700H SR7015
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height VirtualizationDolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESSDTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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