Denon AVR-X4500H vs Marantz CINEMA 70s

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AVR-X4500H vs CINEMA 70s comparison chart

Denon AVR-X4500H vs Marantz CINEMA 70s review

Denon AVR-X4500H
vs
Marantz CINEMA 70s

Let's make the Denon AVR-X4500H versus Marantz CINEMA 70s comparison. According to the results of our review, Denon AVR-X4500H received 9.4 points out of 10 possible, and Marantz CINEMA 70s was rated 8 points. The release date of AVR-X4500H is 2018, and CINEMA 70s is 2022. After comparison, it will become clear that among these two devices, the AVR-X4500H is more suitable for the role of the heart of home theater system.

Main advantages Denon AVR-X4500H over Marantz CINEMA 70s

  • More channels, namely 9, makes this receiver more profitable than its 7-channel competitor.
  • 125/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 50/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Both receivers have a multi-room zone function, but AVR-X4500H has 3 zones vs 2 on its competitor.

Main advantages Marantz CINEMA 70s over Denon AVR-X4500H

  • 8K/60Hz signal pass-through is available.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 9 and 6, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

AVR-X4500H
9
CINEMA 70s
6

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Denon AVR-X4500H supports 9.2-channels sound, but Marantz CINEMA 70s 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. The differences between the models in terms of RMS power are significant - for the AVR-X4500H this value is 125/8 W/Ohm, and for the CINEMA 70s it is 50/8 W/Ohm.

AVR-X4500H CINEMA 70s
Channels9.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm125/8, 165/650/8, 70/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz5Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.050.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the AVR-X4500H 9 out of 10, and the CINEMA 70s - 7.

AVR-X4500H
9
CINEMA 70s
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.

AVR-X4500H CINEMA 70s
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit192 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ XT32Audyssey MultEQ XT
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, Compressed Audio RestorerAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Denon AVR-X4500H scored 8, and Marantz CINEMA 70s scored 9 out of 10.

AVR-X4500H
8
CINEMA 70s
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 70s.

AVR-X4500H CINEMA 70s
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.

AVR-X4500H CINEMA 70s
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound CloudDeezer, 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, Denon AVR-X4500H got 10 points, but Marantz CINEMA 70s received 7 points.

AVR-X4500H
10
CINEMA 70s
7

Denon AVR-X4500H is equipped with 8/3 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Marantz CINEMA 70s has 6/1 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 Denon AVR-X4500H in the HDCP 2.2 version, and Marantz CINEMA 70s has the HDCP 2.3 version.

AVR-X4500H CINEMA 70s
HDMI input/output8/36/1
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)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input21
Coaxial digital input21
Composite input30
Component input/output2/10/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup micUSB, 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 the AVR-X4500H were rated 10 out of 10 against the 8 for the CINEMA 70s.

AVR-X4500H
10
CINEMA 70s
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 AVR-X4500H works with the 4K/60Hz video, and the CINEMA 70s 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 70s.

AVR-X4500H CINEMA 70s
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 conversionanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresHLG, BT.2020HLG, BT.2020, Dynamic HDR

Additional features

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

AVR-X4500H
10
CINEMA 70s
10

AVR-X4500H CINEMA 70s
Voice controlAmazon AlexaAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon KindleiPhone, 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 featuresIP ControlIP 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.

AVR-X4500H CINEMA 70s
Multi-room zones32
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlHEOS AppMarantz 2016 AVR Remote, HEOS App
RS-23210
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/0
DC trigger output (12V)21

Multichannel surround

Denon AVR-X4500H got 9 points for the multichannel surround sound and Marantz CINEMA 70s got 8.

AVR-X4500H
9
CINEMA 70s
8

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 Denon AVR-X4500H has Auro-3D on its feature list.

AVR-X4500H CINEMA 70s
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-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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