Marantz SR5012 vs Denon AVR-X2600H

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SR5012 vs AVR-X2600H comparison chart

Marantz SR5012 vs Denon AVR-X2600H review

Marantz SR5012
vs
Denon AVR-X2600H

The Marantz SR5012 versus Denon AVR-X2600H comparison makes clear all pros and cons of AV receivers. According to the results of our review, Marantz SR5012 received 8.4 points out of 10 possible, and Denon AVR-X2600H was rated 8.1 points. The release date of SR5012 is 2017, and AVR-X2600H is 2019. Identified advantages have shown that SR5012 is better over AVR-X2600H mainly as a home theater processor.

Main advantages Marantz SR5012 over Denon AVR-X2600H

  • 100/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 95/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Main advantages Denon AVR-X2600H over Marantz SR5012

  • Include HDMI eARC function.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 7 points out of 10.

SR5012
7
AVR-X2600H
7

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 SR5012 this value is 100/8 W/Ohm, and for the AVR-X2600H it is 95/8 W/Ohm.

SR5012 AVR-X2600H
Channels7.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm100/895/8, 125/6
Output impedance, Ohm88, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

The score for audio features is 9 of 10 for both receivers.

SR5012
9
AVR-X2600H
9

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.

SR5012 AVR-X2600H
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/24-bit192 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ XTAudyssey MultEQ XT32
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audioAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is equal and was rated 8 out of 10.

SR5012
8
AVR-X2600H
8

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

SR5012 AVR-X2600H
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.

SR5012 AVR-X2600H
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound CloudDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, 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.

SR5012
8
AVR-X2600H
8

Competitors in our review have 8/2 HDMI inputs and outputs.

HDMI eARC is the next step in the development of audio return channel technology, which works in conjunction with HDMI 2.1. Using eARC provides the highest sound quality for home audio systems. HDMI eARC is available on Denon AVR-X2600H.

The HDCP encryption protocol is now mandatory for most media devices. This security technology encrypts digital signals from one product to another. HDCP content-encryption protocol is present on Marantz SR5012 in the HDCP 2.2 version, and Denon AVR-X2600H has the HDCP 2.3 version.

Connecting a vinyl player or phonograph is possible using a Phono input which is represented by mini-jack or RCA connectors. Only the AVR-X2600H has a Phono interface.

SR5012 AVR-X2600H
HDMI input/output8/28/2
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.3
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input22
Coaxial digital input21
Composite input22
Component input/output2/12/1
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phonesUSB, HDMI, 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 SR5012 were rated 9 out of 10 against the 10 for the AVR-X2600H.

SR5012
9
AVR-X2600H
10

SR5012 AVR-X2600H
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through
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.2020HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

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

SR5012
10
AVR-X2600H
10

SR5012 AVR-X2600H
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
Displaycolour OSDcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featuresIP ControlIP Control, Web 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.

SR5012 AVR-X2600H
Multi-room zones22
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMarantz AVR Remote AppHEOS App
RS-23210
Remote control input/output (IR)1/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)10

Multichannel surround

For the ability to create multichannel surround sound, each of the receivers received 8 points out of 10.

SR5012
8
AVR-X2600H
8

SR5012 AVR-X2600H
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-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-SurroundDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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