Onkyo TX-RZ820 vs Marantz SR6014

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TX-RZ820 vs SR6014 comparison chart

Onkyo TX-RZ820 vs Marantz SR6014 review

Onkyo TX-RZ820
vs
Marantz SR6014

An overview of Onkyo TX-RZ820 and Marantz SR6014 will help us understand the many features that the devices are equipped with. According to the results of our review, Onkyo TX-RZ820 received 7.7 points out of 10 possible, and Marantz SR6014 was rated 9.2 points. The release date of TX-RZ820 is 2017, and SR6014 is 2019. And as a result of the review, it becomes clear that TX-RZ820 is inferior in audio processing features to SR6014.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-RZ820 over Marantz SR6014

  • 160/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 110/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Main advantages Marantz SR6014 over Onkyo TX-RZ820

  • More channels, namely 9, makes this receiver more profitable than its 7-channel competitor.
  • Include HDMI eARC function.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 9 points out of 10.

TX-RZ820
9
SR6014
9

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Onkyo TX-RZ820 supports 7.2-channels sound, but Marantz SR6014 supports a 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 TX-RZ820 this value is 160/8 W/Ohm, and for the SR6014 it is 110/8 W/Ohm.

TX-RZ820 SR6014
Channels7.29.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm160/8110/8, 185/6
Output impedance, Ohm88, 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 TX-RZ820 8 out of 10, and the SR6014 - 10.

TX-RZ820
8
SR6014
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 SR6014 can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

TX-RZ820 SR6014
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AK4458 384 KHz/32-bitAK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAccuEQAudyssey MultEQ XT32
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featureshas notAudyssey 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.

TX-RZ820
8
SR6014
8

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

TX-RZ820 SR6014
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-RZ820 SR6014
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlayAirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDALDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio, iHeart 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, Onkyo TX-RZ820 got 8 points, but Marantz SR6014 received 10 points.

TX-RZ820
8
SR6014
10

Onkyo TX-RZ820 is equipped with 7/2 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Marantz SR6014 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 SR6014.

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-RZ820 in the HDCP 2.2 version, and Marantz SR6014 has the HDCP 2.3 version.

TX-RZ820 SR6014
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 input23
Component input/output2/02/1
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsHDMI, 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 TX-RZ820 were rated 7 out of 10 against the 10 for the SR6014.

TX-RZ820
7
SR6014
10

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 SR6014.

TX-RZ820 SR6014
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 featuresHLG, BT.2020HLG

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the TX-RZ820 got 8 points, but the SR6014 has 10.

TX-RZ820
8
SR6014
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 SR6014 can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI.

TX-RZ820 SR6014
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
Displayfluorescentcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featuresIP ControlIP 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.

TX-RZ820 SR6014
Multi-room zones22
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlFlareConnectMarantz AVR Remote App, HEOS App
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/01/0
DC trigger output (12V)11

Multichannel surround

Onkyo TX-RZ820 got 7 points for the multichannel surround sound and Marantz SR6014 got 9.

TX-RZ820
7
SR6014
9

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 SR6014 licensed by IMAX.

TX-RZ820 SR6014
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)has notDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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