Yamaha RX-A4A vs Marantz CINEMA 70s

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RX-A4A vs CINEMA 70s comparison chart

Yamaha RX-A4A vs Marantz CINEMA 70s review

Yamaha RX-A4A
vs
Marantz CINEMA 70s

Let's make the Yamaha RX-A4A versus Marantz CINEMA 70s comparison. According to the results of our review, Yamaha RX-A4A received 8.7 points out of 10 possible, and Marantz CINEMA 70s was rated 8 points. The release date of RX-A4A is 2021, and CINEMA 70s is 2022. After comparison, it will become clear that among these two devices, the RX-A4A is more suitable for the role of the heart of home theater system.

Main advantages Yamaha RX-A4A over Marantz CINEMA 70s

  • 110/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 50/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Main advantages Marantz CINEMA 70s over Yamaha RX-A4A

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 8 and 6, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

RX-A4A
8
CINEMA 70s
6

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 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 RX-A4A this value is 110/8 W/Ohm, and for the CINEMA 70s it is 50/8 W/Ohm.

RX-A4A CINEMA 70s
Channels7.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm110/850/8, 70/6
Output impedance, Ohm88, 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 RX-A4A 9 out of 10, and the CINEMA 70s - 7.

RX-A4A
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.

Speaker A/B switching allows you to change between the main and sub speaker set. Marantz CINEMA 70s can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

RX-A4A CINEMA 70s
Digital to analog converter (DAC)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 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONTAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is equal and was rated 9 out of 10.

RX-A4A
9
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.

RX-A4A CINEMA 70s
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.

RX-A4A CINEMA 70s
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloudDeezer, 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 RX-A4A got 8 points, but Marantz CINEMA 70s received 7 points.

RX-A4A
8
CINEMA 70s
7

Yamaha RX-A4A is equipped with 7/3 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Marantz CINEMA 70s has 6/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

RX-A4A CINEMA 70s
HDMI input/output7/36/1
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 input21
Coaxial digital input11
Composite input00
Component input/output00/0
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 rivals in our comparison were rated 8 out of 10.

RX-A4A
8
CINEMA 70s
8

RX-A4A CINEMA 70s
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 conversion
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresx.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020, LipSyncHLG, BT.2020, Dynamic HDR

Additional features

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

RX-A4A
10
CINEMA 70s
10

RX-A4A CINEMA 70s
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIAmazon 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 featuresWeb Control, App 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.

RX-A4A CINEMA 70s
Multi-room zones22
Zone audio outputpreoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMusicCastMarantz 2016 AVR Remote, HEOS App
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/0
DC trigger output (12V)21

Multichannel surround

Yamaha RX-A4A got 7 points for the multichannel surround sound and Marantz CINEMA 70s got 8.

RX-A4A
7
CINEMA 70s
8

RX-A4A CINEMA 70s
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-HDDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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