Yamaha RX-V4A vs Marantz CINEMA 70s

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RX-V4A vs CINEMA 70s comparison chart

Yamaha RX-V4A vs Marantz CINEMA 70s review

Yamaha RX-V4A
vs
Marantz CINEMA 70s

Let's make the Yamaha RX-V4A versus Marantz CINEMA 70s comparison. According to the results of our review, Yamaha RX-V4A received 6.5 points out of 10 possible, and Marantz CINEMA 70s was rated 8 points. The release date of RX-V4A is 2020, and CINEMA 70s is 2022. After comparison, it will become clear that among these two devices, the CINEMA 70s is more suitable for the role of the heart of home theater system.

Main advantages Yamaha RX-V4A over Marantz CINEMA 70s

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Main advantages Marantz CINEMA 70s over Yamaha RX-V4A

  • More channels, namely 7, makes this receiver more profitable than its 5-channel competitor.
  • Thanks to 2 multi-room zones support, CINEMA 70s bypasses its competitor without multizone support.
  • Surround sound ensures the availability of Dolby Atmos.
  • Object-oriented sound ensures the availability of DTS:X.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 6 points out of 10.

RX-V4A
6
CINEMA 70s
6

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Yamaha RX-V4A supports 5.2-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 RX-V4A this value is 80/6 W/Ohm, and for the CINEMA 70s it is 70/6 W/Ohm.

RX-V4A CINEMA 70s
Channels5.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm80/650/8, 70/6
Output impedance, Ohm68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz5Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.060.08

Audio features

The score for audio features is 7 of 10 for both receivers.

RX-V4A
7
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-V4A CINEMA 70s
Digital to analog converter (DAC)N/A192 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationYPAOAudyssey MultEQ XT
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresCINEMA DSP, 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-V4A
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-V4A 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-V4A CINEMA 70s
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, QobuzDeezer, 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-V4A got 5 points, but Marantz CINEMA 70s received 7 points.

RX-V4A
5
CINEMA 70s
7

Yamaha RX-V4A is equipped with 4/1 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Marantz CINEMA 70s has 6/1 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 70s has a Phono interface.

RX-V4A CINEMA 70s
HDMI input/output4/16/1
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)02
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input11
Coaxial digital input11
Composite input00
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 RX-V4A were rated 7 out of 10 against the 8 for the CINEMA 70s.

RX-V4A
7
CINEMA 70s
8

RX-V4A CINEMA 70s
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10+
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.2020HLG, BT.2020, Dynamic HDR

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the RX-V4A got 7 points, but the CINEMA 70s has 10.

RX-V4A
7
CINEMA 70s
10

RX-V4A CINEMA 70s
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, SiriAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDport hole OLED
TunerFMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)N/A
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featuresApp 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-V4A CINEMA 70s
Multi-room zoneshas not2
Zone audio outputhas notspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI outputhas not
Multi-room controlMusicCastMarantz 2016 AVR Remote, HEOS App
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)0/01/0
DC trigger output (12V)01

Multichannel surround

Yamaha RX-V4A got 5 points for the multichannel surround sound and Marantz CINEMA 70s got 8.

RX-V4A
5
CINEMA 70s
8

Dolby Atmos' particularity is that this is the object-oriented sound format, that is, each audio signal object is independently sounded and connected to its spatial position. Marantz CINEMA 70s can create 3D sound due to the Dolby Atmos support.

DTS:X is an algorithm used by the processor to create sound scenes, where sounds connected directly to objects rather than channels, and to determine the optimum sound output distribution in space. Surround sound with DTS:X is available on the CINEMA 70s.

RX-V4A 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 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESSDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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