Onkyo TX-NR777 vs Marantz SR8015

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TX-NR777 vs SR8015 comparison chart

Onkyo TX-NR777 vs Marantz SR8015 review

Onkyo TX-NR777
vs
Marantz SR8015

Being able to compare Onkyo TX-NR777 and Marantz SR8015 gave us an insight into what of them would be better for home theater configuration. According to the results of our review, Onkyo TX-NR777 received 6.8 points out of 10 possible, and Marantz SR8015 was rated 9.8 points. The release date of TX-NR777 is 2017, and SR8015 is 2020. SR8015 is more performable in terms of audio broadcast than the TX-NR777.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-NR777 over Marantz SR8015

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Marantz SR8015 over Onkyo TX-NR777

  • More channels, namely 11, makes this receiver more profitable than its 7-channel competitor.
  • 140/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 110/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Both receivers have a multi-room zone function, but SR8015 has 3 zones vs 2 on its competitor.
  • Include HDMI eARC function.
  • 8K/60Hz signal pass-through is available.

Amplifiers

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

TX-NR777
7
SR8015
10

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Onkyo TX-NR777 supports 7.2-channels sound, but Marantz SR8015 supports a 11.2-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 SR8015 this value is 140/8 W/Ohm, and for the TX-NR777 it is 110/8 W/Ohm.

TX-NR777 SR8015
Channels7.211.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm110/8140/8, 175/6
Output impedance, Ohm88, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.05

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the TX-NR777 7 out of 10, and the SR8015 - 9.

TX-NR777
7
SR8015
9

Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Marantz SR8015 has Pure Direct mode.

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 SR8015 can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

TX-NR777 SR8015
Digital to analog converter (DAC)384 KHz/32-bitN/A
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAccuEQAudyssey MultEQ XT32
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAdvanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio, Dynamic Audio AmplificationAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LF, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Onkyo TX-NR777 scored 8, and Marantz SR8015 scored 10 out of 10.

TX-NR777
8
SR8015
10

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 SR8015.

TX-NR777 SR8015
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.

TX-NR777 SR8015
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlayAirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesTIDAL, PandoraDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud

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, Onkyo TX-NR777 got 7 points, but Marantz SR8015 received 10 points.

TX-NR777
7
SR8015
10

Onkyo TX-NR777 is equipped with 7/2 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Marantz SR8015 has 8/3 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 on Marantz SR8015.

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 Onkyo TX-NR777 in the HDCP 2.2 version, and Marantz SR8015 has the HDCP 2.3 version.

TX-NR777 SR8015
HDMI input/output7/28/3
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.3
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input22
Coaxial digital input12
Composite input25
Component input/output2/03/1
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsHDMI, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, 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 TX-NR777 were rated 6 out of 10 against the 10 for the SR8015.

TX-NR777
6
SR8015
10

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 TX-NR777 works with the 4K/60Hz video, and the SR8015 has the 4K/120Hz.

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 on Marantz SR8015.

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 SR8015.

TX-NR777 SR8015
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/120Hz
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.2020HLG, BT.2020, Dynamic HDR

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the TX-NR777 got 6 points, but the SR8015 has 10.

TX-NR777
6
SR8015
10

Voice control allows you to control the basic functions of the receiver through a smartphone, smart speaker or using the microphone that comes with the kit. The SR8015 can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. Marantz SR8015 has the ECO mode.

TX-NR777 SR8015
Voice controlAmazon 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 featureshas notIP Control, Web Control, RS-232 Control, App 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.

TX-NR777 SR8015
Multi-room zones23
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlOnkyo Controller app, FlareConnectMarantz 2016 AVR Remote, HEOS App
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/01/1
DC trigger output (12V)12

Multichannel surround

Onkyo TX-NR777 got 7 points for the multichannel surround sound and Marantz SR8015 got 10.

TX-NR777
7
SR8015
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 SR8015 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 SR8015 licensed by IMAX.

TX-NR777 SR8015
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby 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 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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