Marantz SR5013 vs Onkyo TX-NR686

SR5013 vs TX-NR686 comparison chart

Marantz SR5013 vs Onkyo TX-NR686 review

Marantz SR5013 vs Onkyo TX-NR686

Marantz SR5013 review

The SR5013 is designed in a 7.2-channel configuration with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support. The amplifier produces up to 100 W/channel and this is a significantly lower figure versus the Onkyo TX-NR686, which has a power of 160 W/channel. The receiver features a streaming capability from a lot of popular audio streaming services and also the unit can play files from local network or USB. As for the wireless multiroom feature, the SR5013 can be connected to HEOS devices. And it is possible to control this network via the mobile app. In addition, the receiver featured Bluetooth and AirPlay 2.

Marantz SR5013

Onkyo TX-NR686 review

The Onkyo TX-NR686 works in 7.2-channel mode with two channels for surround back or as height speakers in a Dolby Atmos or DTS:X set-up. It has 32bit/384kHz inbuilt DAC which can process Hi-Res audio. For a wireless connection, the TX-NR686 has DTS Play-Fi and FlareConnect for multi-room use, plus Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay for connecting with mobile devices. And also there is the support of streaming services, such as Spotify, Tidal, Amazon Music and Deezer. In the Marantz SR5013 vs Onkyo TX-NR686 comparison, the first one can not work with two sets of drivers and has no A/B switching function.

Onkyo TX-NR686

Marantz SR5013 pros and con

Pros

  • Audyssey calibration is much better than competitors
  • The remote is nice - buttons have a smooth ride and good responsiveness

Cons

  • No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization to simulate the overhead sound experience of Atmos through speakers at listener-level

Onkyo TX-NR686 pros and cons

Pros

  • It is possible to control basic functions of the receiver via Google Assistant
  • The sound is deep and detailed with a wide soundstage

Cons

  • There is not enough bass at high volume

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Product

Marantz SR5013
Onkyo TX-NR686

Model

SR5013
TX-NR686

Brand

Marantz
Onkyo

Reviews

9
152

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8, 140/6
165/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
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
VLSC 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audio
Advanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
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

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
7/2

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
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

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
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

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

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

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

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
Onkyo Controller app, FlareConnect

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
0/0

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

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

620
570

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.15

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 17.3 x 37.9/17 x 6.8 x 15.6

Weight, kg/lbs

9.9/22.1
10/22.1

Other

Release year

2018
2018
Marantz SR5013
Onkyo TX-NR686
Marantz SR5013
Onkyo TX-NR686

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