Denon AVR-X3500H vs Marantz SR5014

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Denon AVR-X3500H review

Denon AVR-X3500H is equipped with amplifiers with high-current output stages and, thanks to a powerful power supply unit, is able to fully pump even large floor acoustics. For the sound processing in this model, a 4-core DSP with high data processing speed, as well as 32-bit AKM DACs in each channel are responsible. The convenience of setting the surround sound is ensured by the Audyssey MultEQ XT32 auto-calibration system. Using the included microphone, the system measures the acoustic field in the listening room, adjusting it to get the most natural ambient sound. Regarding amplifier specs in Denon AVR-X3500H vs Marantz SR5014 we see that 7.2-channelled units have 105W and 100W at 8 Ohms respectively. Denon AVR-X3500H

Marantz SR5014 review

The Marantz SR5014 is based on the proprietary HDAM amplifier modules, and the AK4458 32-bit DACs are installed in its audio part. The receiver has eight HDMI inputs (one of which is located on the front panel) and two outputs that support 4K / HDR10 / Dolby Vision video, as well as the new eARC audio return channel and HDCP 2.3 certificate. Other connectivity options in the Marantz SR5014 include the Phono input for MM pickups and USB for connecting portable media. The device has retained a recognizable design with a minimalistic front panel. Marantz SR5014

Denon AVR-X3500H pros & cons

Pros

  • The receiver supports Alexa and AirPlay 2
  • The AVR-X3500H received the Audyssey calibration system, the MultEQ XT32, which includes the Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Dynamic EQ, LFC, and SubEQ HT components

Cons

  • The Chromecast is not supported

Marantz SR5014 pros & cons

Pros

  • Great quality and very customizable
  • Everything works as advertised or better

Cons

  • I manually set up the sound and got way better results than Audyssey "Automatic"

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Rating 5 5

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Product

Denon AVR-X3500H
Marantz SR5014

Model

AVR-X3500H
SR5014

Brand

Denon
Marantz

Reviews

188
9

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

105/8 20Hz-20KHz, 135/6 1KHz
100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 180/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AKM 192 KHz/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, Compressed Audio Restorer
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), 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, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
8/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

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

2
2

Coaxial digital input

2
2

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

1/1
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
IP Control, Web Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
Marantz AVR Remote App, HEOS App

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
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-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
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

600
650

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.2

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 15.2 x 38.1/17.1 x 6.6 x 15.3
43.5 x 16.1 x 33/17 x 6.3 x 13.7

Weight, kg/lbs

10.4/23.8
9.9/22.2
Denon AVR-X3500H
Marantz SR5014
Denon AVR-X3500H
Marantz SR5014

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