Marantz SR6014 vs Onkyo TX-RZ840

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SR6014 vs TX-RZ840 comparison chart

Marantz SR6014 vs Onkyo TX-RZ840 review

Marantz SR6014
vs
Onkyo TX-RZ840

Review of Marantz SR6014 versus Onkyo TX-RZ840 will reveal the best features offered by the devices. According to the results of our review, Marantz SR6014 received 9.2 points out of 10 possible, and Onkyo TX-RZ840 was rated 8.4 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2019. SR6014 is better suited for home theater use than the TX-RZ840. Its sound profile is better balanced.

Main advantages Marantz SR6014 over Onkyo TX-RZ840

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Onkyo TX-RZ840 over Marantz SR6014

  • Both receivers have a multi-room zone function, but TX-RZ840 has 3 zones vs 2 on its competitor.

Amplifiers

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

SR6014
9
TX-RZ840
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 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 SR6014 this value is 185/6 W/Ohm, and for the TX-RZ840 it is 180/6 W/Ohm.

SR6014 TX-RZ840
Channels9.29.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm110/8, 185/6180/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 66
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the SR6014 10 out of 10, and the TX-RZ840 - 9.

SR6014
10
TX-RZ840
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 SR6014 can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

SR6014 TX-RZ840
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AK4458 384 KHz/32-bitAKM 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ XT32AccuEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audioAdvanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

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

SR6014
8
TX-RZ840
8

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

SR6014 TX-RZ840
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.

SR6014 TX-RZ840
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, 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 SR6014 got 10 points, but Onkyo TX-RZ840 received 8 points.

SR6014
10
TX-RZ840
8

Marantz SR6014 is equipped with 8/3 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Onkyo TX-RZ840 has 7/2 HDMI inputs and outputs.

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 SR6014 in the HDCP 2.3 version, and Onkyo TX-RZ840 has the HDCP 2.2 version.

SR6014 TX-RZ840
HDMI input/output8/37/2
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 input32
Component input/output2/11/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUXHDMI, 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 SR6014 were rated 10 out of 10 against the 8 for the TX-RZ840.

SR6014
10
TX-RZ840
8

Most of the AV receivers have a video scaling function, it is the process of reformatting the video signal to a higher resolution without losing the quality of the image. Upscaling the video signal resolution is possible only with Marantz SR6014.

SR6014 TX-RZ840
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 HDMIanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresHLGDeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the SR6014 got 10 points, but the TX-RZ840 has 9.

SR6014
10
TX-RZ840
9

Only the Marantz SR6014 has the ECO mode.

SR6014 TX-RZ840
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.

SR6014 TX-RZ840
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

Marantz SR6014 got 9 points for the multichannel surround sound and Onkyo TX-RZ840 got 8.

SR6014
9
TX-RZ840
8

Rivals in this competition licensed by IMAX.

SR6014 TX-RZ840
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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