Marantz SR5014 vs Yamaha RX-V6A

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SR5014 vs RX-V6A comparison chart

Marantz SR5014 vs Yamaha RX-V6A review

Marantz SR5014
vs
Yamaha RX-V6A

Let's compare Marantz SR5014 versus Yamaha RX-V6A for an overview of all their pros and cons. According to the results of our review, Marantz SR5014 received 9 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha RX-V6A was rated 7.4 points. The release date of SR5014 is 2019, and RX-V6A is 2020. And as a result of the comparison, SR5014 seems to be a better option for the role of a home theater center than RX-V6A.

Main advantages Marantz SR5014 over Yamaha RX-V6A

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Yamaha RX-V6A over Marantz SR5014

  • 8K/60Hz signal pass-through is available.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 8 and 7, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

SR5014
8
RX-V6A
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. In terms of RMS power, the models have the same characteristics - 100/8, 180/6/8 W/Ohm.

SR5014 RX-V6A
Channels7.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm100/8, 180/6100/8
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.06

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the SR5014 10 out of 10, and the RX-V6A - 7.

SR5014
10
RX-V6A
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 SR5014 can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

SR5014 RX-V6A
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AK4458 384 KHz/32-bitN/A
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ XTYPAO
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audioCINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Marantz SR5014 scored 8, and Yamaha RX-V6A scored 9 out of 10.

SR5014
8
RX-V6A
9

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

SR5014 RX-V6A
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 RX-V6A
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

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 Yamaha RX-V6A received 7 points.

SR5014
10
RX-V6A
7

Marantz SR5014 is equipped with 8/2 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Yamaha RX-V6A has 7/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

SR5014 RX-V6A
HDMI input/output8/27/1
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 input21
Composite input20
Component input/output2/10/0
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 7 for the RX-V6A.

SR5014
10
RX-V6A
7

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 RX-V6A 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 Yamaha RX-V6A.

SR5014 RX-V6A
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.2020x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the SR5014 got 10 points, but the RX-V6A has 9.

SR5014
10
RX-V6A
9

SR5014 RX-V6A
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri
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 ControlWeb 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 RX-V6A
Multi-room zones22
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutpreout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMarantz AVR Remote App, HEOS AppMusicCast
RS-23210
Remote control input/output (IR)1/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)10

Multichannel surround

Marantz SR5014 got 8 points for the multichannel surround sound and Yamaha RX-V6A got 6.

SR5014
8
RX-V6A
6

SR5014 RX-V6A
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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