Sony STR-DN1080 vs Marantz AV8805

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STR-DN1080 vs AV8805 comparison chart

Sony STR-DN1080 vs Marantz AV8805 review

Sony STR-DN1080
vs
Marantz AV8805

Let's compare Sony STR-DN1080 versus Marantz AV8805 for an overview of all their pros and cons. According to the results of our review, Sony STR-DN1080 received 7.3 points out of 10 possible, and Marantz AV8805 was rated 9.4 points. The release date of STR-DN1080 is 2017, and AV8805 is 2018. And as a result of the comparison, AV8805 seems to be a better option for the role of a home theater center than STR-DN1080.

Main advantages Sony STR-DN1080 over Marantz AV8805

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Marantz AV8805 over Sony STR-DN1080

  • More channels, namely 13, makes this receiver more profitable than its 7-channel competitor.
  • Both receivers have a multi-room zone function, but AV8805 has 3 zones vs 2 on its competitor.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 7 and 9, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

STR-DN1080
7
AV8805
9

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Sony STR-DN1080 supports 7.2-channels sound, but Marantz AV8805 supports a 13.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced.

STR-DN1080 AV8805
Channels7.213.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm120/6N/A
Output impedance, Ohm6N/A
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.090.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the STR-DN1080 7 out of 10, and the AV8805 - 10.

STR-DN1080
7
AV8805
10

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 AV8805 can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

STR-DN1080 AV8805
Digital to analog converter (DAC)96 KHz/24-bitAK4490 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationDCAC EXAudyssey MultEQ XT32
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresHi-Res audio, DSEE HXAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

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

STR-DN1080
8
AV8805
8

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 Sony STR-DN1080.

STR-DN1080 AV8805
Wi-Fi
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.

STR-DN1080 AV8805
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlayAirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesTIDAL, PandoraDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, 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, Sony STR-DN1080 got 7 points, but Marantz AV8805 received 10 points.

STR-DN1080
7
AV8805
10

Sony STR-DN1080 is equipped with 6/2 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Marantz AV8805 has 8/3 HDMI inputs and outputs.

Connecting a vinyl player or phonograph is possible using a Phono input which is represented by mini-jack or RCA connectors. Only the AV8805 has a Phono interface.

STR-DN1080 AV8805
HDMI input/output6/28/3
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input12
Coaxial digital input12
Composite input24
Component input/output0/03/1
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, setup micUSB, HDMI, 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 STR-DN1080 were rated 7 out of 10 against the 9 for the AV8805.

STR-DN1080
7
AV8805
9

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 with Marantz AV8805.

STR-DN1080 AV8805
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
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 featureshas notDeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the STR-DN1080 got 9 points, but the AV8805 has 10.

STR-DN1080
9
AV8805
10

Marantz AV8805 has the ECO mode.

STR-DN1080 AV8805
Voice controlGoogle assistantAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displayfluorescentcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featuresNFCIP 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.

STR-DN1080 AV8805
Multi-room zones23
Zone audio outputspeakerpreout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMusic CenterMarantz AVR Remote App, HEOS App
RS-23201
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/1
DC trigger output (12V)02

Multichannel surround

Sony STR-DN1080 got 7 points for the multichannel surround sound and Marantz AV8805 got 10.

STR-DN1080
7
AV8805
10

Auro 3D gives a bit more versatility than Dolby Atmos or DTS:X and provides a hemispherical sound and enables a receiver to produce 3D sound stages. Marantz AV8805 has Auro-3D on its feature list.

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 AV8805 licensed by IMAX.

STR-DN1080 AV8805
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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