Marantz SR5013 vs Denon AVR-X2500H

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Marantz SR5013 vs Denon AVR-X2500H

Marantz SR5013 review

Marantz SR5013 is a multifunctional device that copes with both Hi-Res audio playback and 4K video output. For the most accurate audio playback, the SR5013 uses professional 32-bit DACs, HDAM modules, and current feedback circuitry. The model has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth on board and works with the AirPlay 2 protocol. For controlling the Marantz SR5013, users can use the Marantz AVR Remote application or a standard remote control. Both models reviewed in the Marantz SR5013 vs Denon AVR-X2500H review model use the Audyssey MultEQ calibration system, but the SR5013 has additional functions - Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ.

Marantz SR5013

Denon AVR-X2500H review

Denon AVR-X2500H has powerful amplifiers and a power supply, so it produces up to 95 W/channel in nominal mode, but it loses a little in power in comparison to the SR5013 (100 W/channel at 8 ohms). The AVR-X2500H also has decoders for all multichannel audio formats, including Dolby Atmos and DTS: X, as well as DTS Virtual: X. All Denon AVR-X2500H channels, use AK4490 EQ DACs. There is also access to popular online services. Provided in the Denon AVR-X2500H can be connected to the proprietary multi-room system HEOS. As additional features include a built-in Bluetooth module and support for AirPlay 2.

Denon AVR-X2500H

Marantz SR5013 pros and cons

Pros

  • Users can also command the receiver using the Amazon Alexa voice assistant
  • The receiver provides the ability to play audio files from USB

Cons

  • The Chromecast is not available
  • The user manual is complicated to understanding

Denon AVR-X2500H pros and cons

Pros

  • The ECO mode is provided to save energy
  • All HDMI interfaces support HDCP 2.2

Cons

  • Zone 2 functions work only through the analog interface

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Denon AVR-X2500H

Denon AVR-X2500H review

Dec 13, 2019

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Product

Marantz SR5013
Denon AVR-X2500H

Model

SR5013
AVR-X2500H

Brand

Marantz
Denon

Reviews

9
7

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 140/6 1KHz
95/8 20Hz-20KHz, 125/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AKM 384 KHz/32-bit
AK4490 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
Audyssey MultEQ XT

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audio
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
8/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

2/1
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

BT.2020, HLG
BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control, Web Control
IP Control, Web Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Marantz AVR Remote App, HEOS App
HEOS App

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

1
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

620
500

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 16.1 x 33/17 x 6.3 x 13.6
43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6.6 x 13.3

Weight, kg/lbs

9.9/22.1
9/20.7
Marantz SR5013
Denon AVR-X2500H
Marantz SR5013
Denon AVR-X2500H

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  • 8.6Marantz SR5013
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