Marantz CINEMA 40 vs Denon AVR-X6800H

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Votes 2 2
Rating 5 5

CINEMA 40 vs AVR-X6800H comparison chart

Overall
Marantz CINEMA 40
9.1
Denon AVR-X6800H
9.8
8
10
10
10

Marantz CINEMA 40 vs Denon AVR-X6800H review

Marantz CINEMA 40
vs
Denon AVR-X6800H

The Marantz CINEMA 40 versus Denon AVR-X6800H comparison makes clear all pros and cons of AV receivers. According to the results of our review, Marantz CINEMA 40 received 9.1 points out of 10 possible, and Denon AVR-X6800H was rated 9.8 points. The release date of CINEMA 40 is 2022, and AVR-X6800H is 2023. Identified advantages have shown that AVR-X6800H is better over CINEMA 40 mainly as a home theater processor.

Main advantages Marantz CINEMA 40 over Denon AVR-X6800H

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Denon AVR-X6800H over Marantz CINEMA 40

  • More channels, namely 11, makes this receiver more profitable than its 9-channel competitor.
  • 140/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 125/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Amplifiers

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

CINEMA 40
8
AVR-X6800H
10

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Marantz CINEMA 40 supports 9.2-channels sound, but Denon AVR-X6800H supports a 11.4-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-X6800H this value is 140/8 W/Ohm, and for the CINEMA 40 it is 125/8 W/Ohm.

CINEMA 40 AVR-X6800H
Channels9.211.4
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm125/8, 165/6140/8, 175/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response5Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the CINEMA 40 7 out of 10, and the AVR-X6800H - 9.

CINEMA 40
7
AVR-X6800H
9

Bi-amping is the amplification of one speaker with two amplifiers. This amplification method has a positive effect on sound quality. Bi-amping is possible only on the CINEMA 40.

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.

CINEMA 40 AVR-X6800H
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/32-bit192 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ XTAudyssey MultEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey Dynamic LFC, Dirac Live Suppot, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audioAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer, Audyssey LFC, Dirac Live

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Marantz CINEMA 40 scored 9, and Denon AVR-X6800H scored 10 out of 10.

CINEMA 40
9
AVR-X6800H
10

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 40.

CINEMA 40 AVR-X6800H
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)2 (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.

CINEMA 40 AVR-X6800H
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:MixDeezer, 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, Marantz CINEMA 40 got 9 points, but Denon AVR-X6800H received 10 points.

CINEMA 40
9
AVR-X6800H
10

Competitors in our review have 7/3 HDMI inputs and outputs.

CINEMA 40 AVR-X6800H
HDMI input/output7/37/3
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)44
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input22
Coaxial digital input22
Composite input21
Component input/output1/02/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, 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 CINEMA 40 were rated 9 out of 10 against the 10 for the AVR-X6800H.

CINEMA 40
9
AVR-X6800H
10

CINEMA 40 AVR-X6800H
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10+HDR10+
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 HDMIanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresHLG, BT.2020, Dynamic HDRDynamic HDR, Variable Refresh Rate, Quick Frame Transport, Auto Low Latency Mode

Additional features

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

CINEMA 40
10
AVR-X6800H
10

CINEMA 40 AVR-X6800H
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displayport hole OLEDcolour 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, App Control, RS232 ControlIP Control, RS232 Control, Web 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.

CINEMA 40 AVR-X6800H
Multi-room zones33
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMarantz 2016 AVR Remote, HEOS AppHEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/01/1
DC trigger output (12V)33

Multichannel surround

For the ability to create multichannel surround sound, each of the receivers received 10 points out of 10.

CINEMA 40
10
AVR-X6800H
10

Each of these devices has Auro-3D on its feature list.

Rivals in this competition licensed by IMAX.

CINEMA 40 AVR-X6800H
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height VirtualizationDolby Atmos Music, 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-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS:X Pro
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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