Marantz CINEMA 50 vs Sony STR-AN1000

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Rating 4.7 4.7

CINEMA 50 vs STR-AN1000 comparison chart

Marantz CINEMA 50 vs Sony STR-AN1000 review

Marantz CINEMA 50
vs
Sony STR-AN1000

Being able to compare Marantz CINEMA 50 and Sony STR-AN1000 gave us an insight into what of them would be better for home theater configuration. According to the results of our review, Marantz CINEMA 50 received 8.6 points out of 10 possible, and Sony STR-AN1000 was rated 8.5 points. The release date of CINEMA 50 is 2022, and STR-AN1000 is 2023. CINEMA 50 is more performable in terms of audio broadcast than the STR-AN1000.

Main advantages Marantz CINEMA 50 over Sony STR-AN1000

  • More channels, namely 9, makes this receiver more profitable than its 7-channel competitor.

Main advantages Sony STR-AN1000 over Marantz CINEMA 50

  • Both receivers have a multi-room zone function, but STR-AN1000 has 3 zones vs 2 on its competitor.

Amplifiers

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

CINEMA 50
8
STR-AN1000
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Marantz CINEMA 50 supports 9.4-channels sound, but Sony STR-AN1000 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 STR-AN1000 this value is 165/6 W/Ohm, and for the CINEMA 50 it is 150/6 W/Ohm.

CINEMA 50 STR-AN1000
Channels9.47.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm110/8, 150/6165/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 66
Frequency response5Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.09

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the CINEMA 50 7 out of 10, and the STR-AN1000 - 8.

CINEMA 50
7
STR-AN1000
8

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.

CINEMA 50 STR-AN1000
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/32-bit192 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ XTDCAC
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey Dynamic LFC, Dirac Live Suppot, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audioAcoustic Center Sync, DSEE Ultimate, DSD Native Playback, Pure Direct, In-Ceiling Speaker Mode, Center Speaker Lift Up

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Marantz CINEMA 50 scored 9, and Sony STR-AN1000 scored 8 out of 10.

CINEMA 50
9
STR-AN1000
8

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

MHL combines the functionality of the HDMI and MicroUSB interfaces and lets you connect any mobile devices to a receiver. The STR-AN1000 has MHL support for streaming content from external devices.

CINEMA 50 STR-AN1000
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.

CINEMA 50 STR-AN1000
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, both receivers got 8 points on our 10-point scale.

CINEMA 50
8
STR-AN1000
8

Marantz CINEMA 50 is equipped with 6/3 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Sony STR-AN1000 has 6/2 HDMI inputs and outputs.

Connecting a vinyl player or phonograph is possible using a Phono input which is represented by mini-jack or RCA connectors. Only the CINEMA 50 has a Phono interface.

CINEMA 50 STR-AN1000
HDMI input/output6/36/2
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)42
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input21
Coaxial digital input21
Composite input01
Component input/output0/00/0
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 50 were rated 8 out of 10 against the 9 for the STR-AN1000.

CINEMA 50
8
STR-AN1000
9

CINEMA 50 STR-AN1000
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 HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresHLG, BT.2020, Dynamic HDRVariable Refresh Rate, Auto Low Latency Mode

Additional features

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

CINEMA 50
10
STR-AN1000
10

CINEMA 50 STR-AN1000
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, 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 50 STR-AN1000
Multi-room zones23
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMarantz 2016 AVR Remote, HEOS Apphas not
RS-23210
Remote control input/output (IR)1/01/1
DC trigger output (12V)10

Multichannel surround

Marantz CINEMA 50 got 10 points for the multichannel surround sound and Sony STR-AN1000 got 8.

CINEMA 50
10
STR-AN1000
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 Marantz CINEMA 50 has Auro-3D on its feature list.

Rivals in this competition licensed by IMAX.

CINEMA 50 STR-AN1000
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height VirtualizationDSD, LPCM
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
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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