Oct 16, 2018
I’ve already managed to test one of the most controversial receivers in the market — Marantz SR5013 and I decided to write this Marantz SR5013 review in order to make your life easier. I ...Read More
I’ve already managed to test two of the most controversial receivers in the market: Onkyo TX-NR686 vs Marantz SR5013. Actually, both flagship models have much in common, but we still have to compare them to see what are the differences.
This part of the Marantz SR5013 vs Onkyo TX-NR686 battle can’t be held without a thorough look at their sound abilities.
Each unit has a surround sound effects - Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround, Surround system class at 7.2 channel and Digital content protection of HDCP 2.2.
The only one differs in sound features lies in the Audio D/A converter where Marantz has 24bit / 192kHz versus Onkyo’s 32bit / 384kHz.
Good news, both receivers have all the types of connectivity interfaces: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, IEEE 802.3, and IEEE 802.3u.
As for me, instructions were quite simple to read and understand for each model. However, looking at some reviews, people had troubles with setup. This problem may occur due to their level of receiver ownership (this may be their first unit). It is worth mentioning that instructions are written largely for professional users.
In terms of design and setup configurations, the Onkyo TX-NR686 is an extremely versatile receiver. It’s got plenty of physical inputs and outputs, plus the wireless support helps bring it well into the 21st century. Sure, more streaming services, like Google Play and Apple Music, would be nice – but the Cast, AirPlay, and Bluetooth support at least partially makes up for that.
For easy installation, the horizontal row of speaker terminals on the SR5013 is color-coded, and a set of paired labels are provided for the cables, supplied to ensure proper connection. The crisp graphics on-screen display of the AV receiver has an exclusive Setup Assistant, which, combined with a quick start guide, provides guidance and optimizes critical settings for the best sound quality, regardless of configuration.
The Marantz SR5013 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Marantz SR5013 price