Yamaha RX-A6A vs Marantz CINEMA 50

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Votes 9 9
Rating 5 5

RX-A6A vs CINEMA 50 comparison chart

Yamaha RX-A6A vs Marantz CINEMA 50 review

Yamaha RX-A6A
vs
Marantz CINEMA 50

Being able to compare Yamaha RX-A6A and Marantz CINEMA 50 gave us an insight into what of them would be better for home theater configuration. According to the results of our review, Yamaha RX-A6A received 9.3 points out of 10 possible, and Marantz CINEMA 50 was rated 8.6 points. The release date of RX-A6A is 2021, and CINEMA 50 is 2022. RX-A6A is more performable in terms of audio broadcast than the CINEMA 50.

Main advantages Yamaha RX-A6A over Marantz CINEMA 50

  • 150/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 110/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Both receivers have a multi-room zone function, but RX-A6A has 3 zones vs 2 on its competitor.

Main advantages Marantz CINEMA 50 over Yamaha RX-A6A

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

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

RX-A6A
9
CINEMA 50
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Yamaha RX-A6A supports 9.2-channels sound, but Marantz CINEMA 50 supports a 9.4-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 RX-A6A this value is 150/8 W/Ohm, and for the CINEMA 50 it is 110/8 W/Ohm.

RX-A6A CINEMA 50
Channels9.29.4
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm150/8110/8, 150/6
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-A6A 9 out of 10, and the CINEMA 50 - 7.

RX-A6A
9
CINEMA 50
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 50 can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

RX-A6A CINEMA 50
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, Audyssey Dynamic LFC, Dirac Live Suppot, 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-A6A
9
CINEMA 50
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 50.

RX-A6A CINEMA 50
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-A6A CINEMA 50
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-A6A got 10 points, but Marantz CINEMA 50 received 8 points.

RX-A6A
10
CINEMA 50
8

Yamaha RX-A6A is equipped with 7/3 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Marantz CINEMA 50 has 6/3 HDMI inputs and outputs.

RX-A6A CINEMA 50
HDMI input/output7/36/3
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)24
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input32
Coaxial digital input22
Composite input20
Component input/output10/0
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 RX-A6A were rated 9 out of 10 against the 8 for the CINEMA 50.

RX-A6A
9
CINEMA 50
8

RX-A6A CINEMA 50
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 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-A6A
10
CINEMA 50
10

RX-A6A CINEMA 50
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-A6A CINEMA 50
Multi-room zones32
Zone audio outputpreoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMusicCastMarantz 2016 AVR Remote, HEOS App
RS-23201
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/0
DC trigger output (12V)21

Multichannel surround

Yamaha RX-A6A got 8 points for the multichannel surround sound and Marantz CINEMA 50 got 10.

RX-A6A
8
CINEMA 50
10

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

IMAX Enhanced is a licensing and certification program under which home theater devices deliver crisp 4K HDR pictures and powerful sound as it was designed by the IMAX engineers. The CINEMA 50 licensed by IMAX.

RX-A6A CINEMA 50
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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