Marantz SR5014 vs Onkyo TX-RZ740

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SR5014 vs TX-RZ740 comparison chart

Marantz SR5014 vs Onkyo TX-RZ740 review

Marantz SR5014
vs
Onkyo TX-RZ740

Let's make the Marantz SR5014 versus Onkyo TX-RZ740 comparison. According to the results of our review, Marantz SR5014 received 9 points out of 10 possible, and Onkyo TX-RZ740 was rated 8.5 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2019. After comparison, it will become clear that among these two devices, the SR5014 is more suitable for the role of the heart of home theater system.

Main advantages Marantz SR5014 over Onkyo TX-RZ740

  • Include HDMI eARC function.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-RZ740 over Marantz SR5014

  • More channels, namely 9, makes this receiver more profitable than its 7-channel competitor.
  • Both receivers have a multi-room zone function, but TX-RZ740 has 3 zones vs 2 on its competitor.

Amplifiers

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

SR5014
8
TX-RZ740
9

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Marantz SR5014 supports 7.2-channels sound, but Onkyo TX-RZ740 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. In terms of RMS power, the models have the same characteristics - 100/8, 180/6/8 W/Ohm.

SR5014 TX-RZ740
Channels7.29.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm100/8, 180/6100/8, 225/6
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 TX-RZ740 - 9.

SR5014
10
TX-RZ740
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.

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 TX-RZ740
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AK4458 384 KHz/32-bitAK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ XTAccuEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audioAdvanced Music Optimizer, Hi-Res audio, Dynamic Audio Amplification

Connectivity

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

SR5014
8
TX-RZ740
8

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

SR5014 TX-RZ740
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.

SR5014 TX-RZ740
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, TuneIn Radio, iHeart RadioDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, 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 Onkyo TX-RZ740 received 8 points.

SR5014
10
TX-RZ740
8

Marantz SR5014 is equipped with 8/2 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Onkyo TX-RZ740 has 7/2 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 only on Marantz SR5014.

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 SR5014 in the HDCP 2.3 version, and Onkyo TX-RZ740 has the HDCP 2.2 version.

SR5014 TX-RZ740
HDMI input/output8/27/2
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.3HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input21
Coaxial digital input21
Composite input22
Component input/output2/11/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phonesHDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
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 TX-RZ740.

SR5014
10
TX-RZ740
8

SR5014 TX-RZ740
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10
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 HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresHLG, BT.2020DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the SR5014 got 10 points, but the TX-RZ740 has 9.

SR5014
10
TX-RZ740
9

Only the Marantz SR5014 has the ECO mode.

SR5014 TX-RZ740
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIGoogle Assistant
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon KindleiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDfluorescent
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

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 TX-RZ740
Multi-room zones23
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMarantz AVR Remote App, HEOS AppFlareConnect
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/01/0
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
TX-RZ740
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 TX-RZ740 licensed by IMAX.

SR5014 TX-RZ740
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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