Denon AVR-X4500H vs Marantz SR6014

Denon AVR-X4500H vs Marantz SR6014

Denon AVR-X4500H review

The Denon AVR-X4500H AV receiver has a 9-channel configuration and is equipped with all the latest audio / video technologies. The device develops a rated output power of 120 W with a load resistance of 8 Ohms and is based on proprietary 32-bit technology D.D.S.C. HD Digital. Moreover, when working on the Denon AVR-X4500H vs Marantz SR6014 comparison I came across the fact that The AVR-X4500H features a sophisticated power amplifier section with 9 channels that are configured identically using high current digital transistors. In addition, its amplifier part can switch to Auto Eco mode, which adjusts the maximum power depending on the volume level, and the on-screen "Ecometer" allows you to monitor the reduction in energy consumption in real time. Denon AVR-X4500H

Marantz SR6014 review

It also develops high enough power output (180 W / 6 ohms) and has 9.2 channel discrete power amplifier. Each channel of the Marantz SR6014 receiver is equipped with an AKM AK4458VN DAC (32 bit). Hi-Res files (including DSD up to 5.6 MHz) are played via USB and LAN. Eight HDMI inputs support Ultra HD (60 Hz), HDCP 2.2, BT.2020 color space, and high dynamic range content (HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG). Marantz SR6014

Denon AVR-X4500H pros & cons

Pros

  • Almost everything is customizable by hand, from crossover frequencies for outputting bass to a sub, to various delays depending on the distance of the speakers for the listener
  • It looks more stylish than 4400
  • There are no noise in the speakers when the sound is turned off

Cons

  • I didn’t like auto settings via the microphone neither for cinema, nor even for music

Marantz SR6014 pros & cons

Pros

  • Audyssey software cleaned up the rooms reinforcing wave patterns
  • The phone app and HEOS all worked from the first time

Cons

  • Because of the bigs I have up front I needed a minimum of 125 watts per channel and this only had 110 and from my experience I believe that wattage to be overstated

Votes 35 35
Rating 3.9 3.9

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Product

Denon AVR-X4500H
Marantz SR6014

Model

AVR-X4500H
SR6014

Brand

Denon
Marantz

Reviews

186
19

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

125/8 20Hz-20KHz, 165/6 1KHz
110/8 20Hz-20KHz, 185/6 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)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Audyssey MultEQ XT32

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

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
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
8/3

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

3
3

Component input/output

2/1
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

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

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
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

3
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)

2
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

710
680

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 38.1/17 x 6.3 x 13.7

Weight, kg/lbs

13.6/30.2
12.7/28.2
Denon AVR-X4500H
Marantz SR6014
Denon AVR-X4500H
Marantz SR6014

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  • 9.4Denon AVR-X4500H
  • 9.2Marantz SR6014

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