An overview of Onkyo TX-SR393 and Marantz CINEMA 60 will help us understand the many features that the devices are equipped with. According to the results of our review, Onkyo TX-SR393 received 5.2 points out of 10 possible, and Marantz CINEMA 60 was rated 8.3 points. The release date of TX-SR393 is 2019, and CINEMA 60 is 2022. And as a result of the review, it becomes clear that TX-SR393 is inferior in audio processing features to CINEMA 60.
For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 6 and 7, respectively, on a 10-point scale.
The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Onkyo TX-SR393 supports 5.2-channels sound, but Marantz CINEMA 60 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 60 this value is 100/8 W/Ohm, and for the TX-SR393 it is 80/8 W/Ohm.
|Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm||80/8, 155/6||100/8, 140/6|
|Output impedance, Ohm||8, 6||8, 6|
|THD in stereo, %||0.08||0.08|
After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the TX-SR393 6 out of 10, and the CINEMA 60 - 7.
Bi-amping is the amplification of one speaker with two amplifiers. This amplification method has a positive effect on sound quality. Bi-amping is possible on the CINEMA 60.
Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Marantz CINEMA 60 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 CINEMA 60 can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.
|Digital to analog converter (DAC)||AKM 384 KHz/32-bit||192 KHz/32-bit|
|Pure direct (straight)||✖||✔|
|Auto speaker calibration||AccuEQ||Audyssey MultEQ XT|
|Speaker A/B switching||✖||✔|
|Other audio features||Advanced Music Optimizer, Hi-Res audio, CinemaFILTER||Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audio|
The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Onkyo TX-SR393 scored 6, and Marantz CINEMA 60 scored 9 out of 10.
Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.
Wired internet connection via RJ45 allows receiver faster connection than wireless or even use NAS storages. Wired connection via RJ45 is possible in the CINEMA 60 only.
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 60.
|USB||1 (USB 2.0)||1 (USB 2.0)|
Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.
|Apple Music (AirPlay)||✖||AirPlay, AirPlay 2|
|Other streaming services||has not||Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix|
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-SR393 got 6 points, but Marantz CINEMA 60 received 8 points.
Onkyo TX-SR393 is equipped with 4/1 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Marantz CINEMA 60 has 6/3 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 CINEMA 60.
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-SR393 in the HDCP 2.2 version, and Marantz CINEMA 60 has the HDCP 2.3 version.
Connecting a vinyl player or phonograph is possible using a Phono input which is represented by mini-jack or RCA connectors. Only the CINEMA 60 has a Phono interface.
|HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)||✔||✔|
|HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)||✖||✔|
|Digital content protection (HDCP)||HDCP 2.2||HDCP 2.3|
|Subwoofer output (LFE)||2||2|
|Headphone output||1 x 6.3||1 x 6.3|
|Optical digital input||1||2|
|Coaxial digital input||1||2|
|Phono (MM) input||✖||✔|
|Front panel connectors||phones, setup mic||USB, phones, setup mic|
|Multi channel preamp output||✖||✔|
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-SR393 were rated 7 out of 10 against the 8 for the CINEMA 60.
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-SR393 works with the 4K/60Hz video, and the CINEMA 60 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 CINEMA 60.
|HDR (High Dynamic Range)||HDR10||HDR10+|
|4K signal pass-through||4K/60Hz||4K/120Hz|
|8K signal pass-through||✖||8K/60Hz|
|HDMI signal pass-through||✔||✔|
|3D signal pass-through||✔||✖|
|HDMI pass-through in standby mode||✔||✔|
|Analog to HDMI scaling||✖||✖|
|HDMI to HDMI scaling||✔||✔|
|Other video features||DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020||HLG, BT.2020, Dynamic HDR|
In terms of evaluating additional features, the TX-SR393 got 6 points, but the CINEMA 60 has 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 CINEMA 60 can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. Marantz CINEMA 60 has the ECO mode.
|Voice control||✖||Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI|
|App control||Android||iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android|
|Display||fluorescent||port hole OLED|
|Tuner||AM, FM||AM, FM|
|Auto power off||✔||✔|
|Graphical user interface (GUI)||✔||✔|
|Firmware update||USB||network, USB|
|Other additional features||has not||IP Control, Web Control, App Control, RS232 Control|
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.
|Zone audio output||speaker||speaker, preout|
|Zone HDMI output||✖||✔|
|Multi-room control||has not||Marantz 2016 AVR Remote, HEOS App|
|Remote control input/output (IR)||0/0||1/0|
|DC trigger output (12V)||0||1|
Onkyo TX-SR393 got 7 points for the multichannel surround sound and Marantz CINEMA 60 got 8.
|Dolby (other)||Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization||Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization|
|DTS HD Master||✔||✔|
|DTS (other)||DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS||DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS|