Denon AVR-X2600H vs Marantz SR5014

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Denon AVR-X2600H vs Marantz SR5014

Denon AVR-X2600H review

Thanks to the presence of digital high-current power amplifiers on all channels, the AVR-X2600H provides high performance at 95 watts per channel (8 ohms). What’s more, holding Denon AVR-X2600H vs Marantz SR5014 comparison I found out that channels 7.2 can be assigned in configuration 5.2.2 for Dolby Atmos and DTS: X formats, but for those who do not have additional high-rise speakers, there is a built-in DTS Virtual: X that mixes the DTS soundtracks and creates a sense of high-pitch effects. While Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay 2 stream local files from a smartphone, tablet, or computer, the HEOS integrated multi-room platform also offers subscribers direct access to the Spotify, Tidal, Amazon, Deezer, or TuneIn music catalog using a mobile app. Denon AVR-X2600H

Marantz SR5014 review

With the power output of 100 watts per channel at 8 ohms this unit also boasts the presence of Dolby Atmos (up to 5.1.2-channel configuration) and DTS:X (from 2.1.2 to 5.1.2). The speakers connected to the Marantz SR5014 receiver have been calibrated to the Audyssey MultEQ XT system. From the Audyssey package, Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume technologies are also present. The first one corrects the frequency response, tonal balance and guarantees sound with full bass even at low levels, and the second evens out jumps in the volume level in real time. Marantz SR5014

Denon AVR-X2600H pros & cons

Pros

  • Of fundamentally important, this is a new board for HDMI switching and video processing. It meets the latest standards
  • "Weighty" and expressive sound

Cons

  • It is hard to be optimized on high end system

Marantz SR5014 pros & cons

Pros

  • Most importantly, the sound is phenomenal for both video and music sources
  • The set-up was very easy except for the cardboard tripod that comes with the receiver so I used my camera tripod instead

Cons

  • If you are just listening to audio text on the porthole is VERY hard to see

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Denon AVR-X2600H

Denon AVR-X2600H review

Dec 27, 2019

The Denon AVR-X2600H is the latest model in 2019, as well as the successor to the AVR-X2500H. Like its predecessors, the AVR-X2600H offers you an exhaustive list of features and provides appropriate p...

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Marantz SR5014

Marantz SR5014 review

Dec 27, 2019

Carefully tuned for sound by world-renowned acoustic engineers in the most advanced laboratories, the latest Marantz SR Series AV receiver provideі audiophile sound quality along with the latest vide...

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Product

Denon AVR-X2600H
Marantz SR5014

Model

AVR-X2600H
SR5014

Brand

Denon
Marantz

Reviews

31
6

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

95/8 20Hz-20KHz, 125/6 1KHz
100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 180/6 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)

192KHz/32-bit
AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Audyssey MultEQ XT

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

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

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

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 2.3
HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

2/1
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG, BT.2020
HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

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

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
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
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
Marantz AVR Remote App, HEOS App

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby 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-EXPRESS
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

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

500
650

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.2

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6.6 x 13.4
43.5 x 16.1 x 33/17 x 6.3 x 13.7

Weight, kg/lbs

9.4/20.7
9.9/22.2
Denon AVR-X2600H
Marantz SR5014
Denon AVR-X2600H
Marantz SR5014

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 8.1
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  • 8.1Denon AVR-X2600H
  • 9Marantz SR5014

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