Marantz CINEMA 40 vs Onkyo TX-NR585

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CINEMA 40 vs TX-NR585 comparison chart

Marantz CINEMA 40 vs Onkyo TX-NR585 review

Marantz CINEMA 40
vs
Onkyo TX-NR585

The Marantz CINEMA 40 versus Onkyo TX-NR585 comparison makes clear all pros and cons of AV receivers. According to the results of our review, Marantz CINEMA 40 received 9.1 points out of 10 possible, and Onkyo TX-NR585 was rated 7.4 points. The release date of CINEMA 40 is 2022, and TX-NR585 is 2018. Identified advantages have shown that CINEMA 40 is better over TX-NR585 mainly as a home theater processor.

Main advantages Marantz CINEMA 40 over Onkyo TX-NR585

  • More channels, namely 9, makes this receiver more profitable than its 7-channel competitor.
  • 125/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 80/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Both receivers have a multi-room zone function, but CINEMA 40 has 3 zones vs 2 on its competitor.
  • Include HDMI eARC function.
  • 8K/60Hz signal pass-through is available.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-NR585 over Marantz CINEMA 40

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 8 points out of 10.

CINEMA 40
8
TX-NR585
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Marantz CINEMA 40 supports 9.2-channels sound, but Onkyo TX-NR585 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 CINEMA 40 this value is 125/8 W/Ohm, and for the TX-NR585 it is 80/8 W/Ohm.

CINEMA 40 TX-NR585
Channels9.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm125/8, 165/680/8, 170/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response5Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the CINEMA 40 7 out of 10, and the TX-NR585 - 9.

CINEMA 40
7
TX-NR585
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 CINEMA 40 can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

CINEMA 40 TX-NR585
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 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, Audyssey Dynamic LFC, Dirac Live Suppot, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audioTheater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Marantz CINEMA 40 scored 9, and Onkyo TX-NR585 scored 8 out of 10.

CINEMA 40
9
TX-NR585
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 Marantz CINEMA 40.

CINEMA 40 TX-NR585
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.

CINEMA 40 TX-NR585
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:MixDeezer, 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 CINEMA 40 got 9 points, but Onkyo TX-NR585 received 8 points.

CINEMA 40
9
TX-NR585
8

Marantz CINEMA 40 is equipped with 7/3 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Onkyo TX-NR585 has 7/1 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 CINEMA 40.

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 CINEMA 40 in the HDCP 2.3 version, and Onkyo TX-NR585 has the HDCP 2.2 version.

CINEMA 40 TX-NR585
HDMI input/output7/37/1
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)42
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input22
Coaxial digital input21
Composite input22
Component input/output1/02/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, setup micHDMI, 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 CINEMA 40 were rated 9 out of 10 against the 7 for the TX-NR585.

CINEMA 40
9
TX-NR585
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 CINEMA 40 works with the 4K/120Hz video, and the TX-NR585 has the 4K/60Hz.

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 only on Marantz CINEMA 40.

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 CINEMA 40.

CINEMA 40 TX-NR585
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10+HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/120Hz4K/60Hz
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.2020, Dynamic HDRBT.2020, HLG

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the CINEMA 40 got 10 points, but the TX-NR585 has 7.

CINEMA 40
10
TX-NR585
7

Only the Marantz CINEMA 40 has the ECO mode.

CINEMA 40 TX-NR585
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIGoogle Assistant
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPod, Android
Displayport hole OLEDfluorescent
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 Control, App Control, RS232 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.

CINEMA 40 TX-NR585
Multi-room zones32
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMarantz 2016 AVR Remote, HEOS AppFlareConnect
RS-23210
Remote control input/output (IR)1/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)30

Multichannel surround

Marantz CINEMA 40 got 10 points for the multichannel surround sound and Onkyo TX-NR585 got 7.

CINEMA 40
10
TX-NR585
7

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. Only the Marantz CINEMA 40 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. Only the CINEMA 40 licensed by IMAX.

CINEMA 40 TX-NR585
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height VirtualizationDolby Digital Plus
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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