Marantz SR6014 vs Sony STR-ZA810ES

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SR6014 vs STR-ZA810ES comparison chart

Marantz SR6014 vs Sony STR-ZA810ES review

Marantz SR6014
vs
Sony STR-ZA810ES

Along with the growing popularity of custom home theater builds, the comparison of Marantz SR6014 and Sony STR-ZA810ES takes place. According to the results of our review, Marantz SR6014 received 9.2 points out of 10 possible, and Sony STR-ZA810ES was rated 7.4 points. The release date of SR6014 is 2019, and STR-ZA810ES is 2017. Based on the data on the characteristics and features of both models, we can conclude that SR6014 has better performance than STR-ZA810ES.

Main advantages Marantz SR6014 over Sony STR-ZA810ES

  • More channels, namely 9, makes this receiver more profitable than its 7-channel competitor.
  • 110/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 100/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Main advantages Sony STR-ZA810ES over Marantz SR6014

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

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

SR6014
9
STR-ZA810ES
7

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Marantz SR6014 supports 9.2-channels sound, but Sony STR-ZA810ES supports a 7.2-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 110/8 W/Ohm, and for the STR-ZA810ES it is 100/8 W/Ohm.

SR6014 STR-ZA810ES
Channels9.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm110/8, 185/6100/8
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.09

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the SR6014 10 out of 10, and the STR-ZA810ES - 7.

SR6014
10
STR-ZA810ES
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 SR6014 can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

SR6014 STR-ZA810ES
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ XT32DCAC EX
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audioHi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Marantz SR6014 scored 8, and Sony STR-ZA810ES scored 9 out of 10.

SR6014
8
STR-ZA810ES
9

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-ZA810ES.

SR6014 STR-ZA810ES
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 STR-ZA810ES
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radiohas not

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 Sony STR-ZA810ES received 7 points.

SR6014
10
STR-ZA810ES
7

Marantz SR6014 is equipped with 8/3 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Sony STR-ZA810ES has 6/2 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 Sony STR-ZA810ES has the HDCP 2.2 version.

Connecting a vinyl player or phonograph is possible using a Phono input which is represented by mini-jack or RCA connectors. Only the SR6014 has a Phono interface.

SR6014 STR-ZA810ES
HDMI input/output8/36/2
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/output2/10/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, 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 9 for the STR-ZA810ES.

SR6014
10
STR-ZA810ES
9

SR6014 STR-ZA810ES
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 featuresHLGHLG

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the SR6014 got 10 points, but the STR-ZA810ES has 8.

SR6014
10
STR-ZA810ES
8

Only the Marantz SR6014 has the ECO mode.

SR6014 STR-ZA810ES
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIGoogle Assistant
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 ControlNFC

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 STR-ZA810ES
Multi-room zones22
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMarantz AVR Remote App, HEOS AppMusic Center
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/01/1
DC trigger output (12V)10

Multichannel surround

Marantz SR6014 got 9 points for the multichannel surround sound and Sony STR-ZA810ES got 7.

SR6014
9
STR-ZA810ES
7

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. Only the SR6014 licensed by IMAX.

SR6014 STR-ZA810ES
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height VirtualizationDolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic
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
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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