Marantz SR5014 vs Denon AVR-X3700H

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SR5014 vs AVR-X3700H comparison chart

Marantz SR5014 vs Denon AVR-X3700H review

Marantz SR5014
vs
Denon AVR-X3700H

The Marantz SR5014 vs Denon AVR-X3700H comparison makes sense because it shows what devices in their segments can offer. According to the results of our review, Marantz SR5014 received 9 points out of 10 possible, and Denon AVR-X3700H was rated 8.8 points. The release date of SR5014 is 2019, and AVR-X3700H is 2020. SR5014 is more suitable as the heart of home theater system than its opponent - AVR-X3700H.

Main advantages Marantz SR5014 over Denon AVR-X3700H

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Denon AVR-X3700H over Marantz SR5014

  • More channels, namely 9, makes this receiver more profitable than its 7-channel competitor.
  • 105/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 100/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • 8K/60Hz signal pass-through is available.

Amplifiers

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

SR5014
8
AVR-X3700H
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Marantz SR5014 supports 7.2-channels sound, but Denon AVR-X3700H supports a 9.2-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 AVR-X3700H this value is 105/8 W/Ohm, and for the SR5014 it is 100/8 W/Ohm.

SR5014 AVR-X3700H
Channels7.29.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm100/8, 180/6105/8, 135/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the SR5014 10 out of 10, and the AVR-X3700H - 9.

SR5014
10
AVR-X3700H
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.

SR5014 AVR-X3700H
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AK4458 384 KHz/32-bitN/A
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, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Marantz SR5014 scored 8, and Denon AVR-X3700H scored 10 out of 10.

SR5014
8
AVR-X3700H
10

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 Denon AVR-X3700H.

SR5014 AVR-X3700H
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.

SR5014 AVR-X3700H
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, TuneIn Radio, iHeart RadioDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, TuneIn Radio

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, Marantz SR5014 got 10 points, but Denon AVR-X3700H received 9 points.

SR5014
10
AVR-X3700H
9

Marantz SR5014 is equipped with 8/2 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Denon AVR-X3700H has 7/3 HDMI inputs and outputs.

SR5014 AVR-X3700H
HDMI input/output8/27/3
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)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input22
Coaxial digital input22
Composite input23
Component input/output2/12/1
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phonesUSB, 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 SR5014 were rated 10 out of 10 against the 8 for the AVR-X3700H.

SR5014
10
AVR-X3700H
8

With the 4K pass-through feature, the AV receiver sends "native" 4K signals to a 4K TV from a video source without any processing. The SR5014 works with the 4K/60Hz video, and the AVR-X3700H has the 4K/120Hz.

The AV receiver passes "native" 8K signals from a video source to 8K TV without any encoding, with the 8k pass-through features. The 8K path-through is available on Denon AVR-X3700H.

SR5014 AVR-X3700H
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/120Hz
8K signal pass-through8K/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.2020HLG, BT.2020, Dynamic HDR

Additional features

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

SR5014
10
AVR-X3700H
10

SR5014 AVR-X3700H
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon KindleiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
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 Control, Web ControlIP Control, Web Control, RS-232 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.

SR5014 AVR-X3700H
Multi-room zones22
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMarantz AVR Remote App, HEOS AppHEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/01/1
DC trigger output (12V)11

Multichannel surround

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

SR5014
8
AVR-X3700H
8

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 AVR-X3700H licensed by IMAX.

SR5014 AVR-X3700H
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 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESSDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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