Anthem MRX 540 8K vs Marantz Cinema 60 DAB

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      Overview

      Here we are comparing Anthem MRX 540 8K to Marantz Cinema 60 DAB to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. The Anthem MRX 540 8K has 5 channel and the Marantz Cinema 60 DAB has 7 channel amplifiers with Anthem MRX 540 8K's being less powerful.


      Anthem MRX 540 8K Marantz Cinema 60 DAB

      Anthem MRX 540 8K was introduced in 2021. It is equipped with 5 channel amplifier with 100 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 7.1 maximum channel processing. It supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, passes 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video signal.

      Marantz Cinema 60 DAB was introduced in 2022. It is equipped with 7 channel amplifier with 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 7.1 maximum channel processing. It supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, passes 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz and upscales up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 video signal.

      Highlights

      • 5.2 Channels
      • 7.1 Channel Processing
      • 100 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven)
      • HDMI 2.1
      • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
      • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision
      • 8K Passthrough
      • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet
      • Phono Input

      Highlights

      • 7.2 Channels
      • 7.1 Channel Processing
      • 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
      • HDMI 2.1
      • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
      • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision
      • 8K Passthrough, 8K Upscaling
      • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet
      • Phono Input

      We evaluated Anthem MRX 540 8K and Marantz Cinema 60 DAB and gave them scores of 87 and 89 out of 100 recpectively. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

      Anthem MRX 540 8K

      Marantz Cinema 60 DAB

      Amplifier
      84
      Amplifier
      87
      Audio Features
      87
      Audio Features
      85
      Video Features
      100
      Video Features
      100
      Connectivity
      87
      Connectivity
      88
      Zones
      71
      Zones
      82
      Radio
      73
      Radio
      87
      OVERALL
      87
      OVERALL
      89

      For more details about the ranking please go to    Evaluations page.

      Pros and Cons

      In this section we present pros and cons of Anthem MRX 540 8K and Marantz Cinema 60 DAB.

      PROS

      Anthem MRX 540 8K

      Marantz Cinema 60 DAB

      •   Dolby Atmos
      •   DTS:X
      •   IMAX Enhanced
      •   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
      •   HDR10
      •   HDR10+
      •   Dolby Vision
      •   HDMI Version
      •   eARC
      •   New HDCP Version
      •   Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
      •   VRR
      •   QFT
      •   8K Passthrough
      •   Wi-Fi
      •   Bluetooth
      •   Chromecast Built-In
      •   7 HDMI Inputs
      •   7 8K Inputs
      •   Phono Input
      •   RCA Pre-Outs
      •   Ethernet
      •   Analog Tuner
      •   Spotify
      •   Dolby Atmos
      •   Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
      •   DTS:X
      •   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
      •   HDR10
      •   HDR10+
      •   Dolby Vision
      •   HDMI Version
      •   eARC
      •   New HDCP Version
      •   Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
      •   VRR
      •   QFT
      •   8K Passthrough
      •   8K Upscaling
      •   Wi-Fi
      •   Bluetooth
      •   Works with Amazon Alexa
      •   Google Assistant
      •   HEOS
      •   3 8K Inputs
      •   USB Input
      •   Phono Input
      •   RCA Pre-Outs
      •   Ethernet
      •   Analog Tuner
      •   Spotify
      •   Tidal

      CONS

      Anthem MRX 540 8K

      Marantz Cinema 60 DAB

      •   Few Channels - 5.2
      •   No Front Wide Channel Support
      •   No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
      •   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
      •   No DSD via HDMI
      •   Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
      •   No USB Input
      •   No Composite Video Inputs
      •   No Zones
      •   No Digital Radio
      •   No Pandora
      •   No Tidal
      •   No Front Wide Channel Support
      •   No IMAX Enhanced
      •   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
      •   No DSD via HDMI
      •   No Composite Video Inputs
      •   No Digital Radio
      •   No Pandora


      And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

      AVERAGE

      Anthem MRX 540 8K

      Marantz Cinema 60 DAB

      •   Power Output - 100 W
      •   7.1 Channel Processing
      •   2 HDMI Outputs
      •   RCA Line Inputs
      •   7.2 Channels
      •   Power Output - 100 W
      •   7.1 Channel Processing
      •   6 HDMI Inputs
      •   2 HDMI Outputs
      •   RCA Line Inputs
      •   2 Zones
      •   Bluetooth 4․2

      Advantage of Anthem MRX 540 8K

      This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Anthem MRX 540 8K over Marantz Cinema 60 DAB.

      Anthem MRX 540 8K vs Marantz Cinema 60 DAB
      IMAX Enhanced vs
      Chromecast Built-In vs
      More HDMI Inputs 7 vs 6
      More 8K Inputs 7 vs 3
      More Optical Inputs 3 vs 2
      More Optical Outputs 1 vs
      More RCA Line Outputs 1 vs
      +12V Trigger Output 3 vs 1
      Analog Tuner vs FM with RDS
      Higher S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 110 dB vs 100 dB

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      Advantage of Marantz Cinema 60 DAB

      This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Marantz Cinema 60 DAB over Anthem MRX 540 8K.

      Anthem MRX 540 8K vs Marantz Cinema 60 DAB
      More Channels 5.2 vs 7.2
      Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization vs
      Dolby Atmos Music vs
      DSD via USB vs 2-ch Input
      Audyssey Dynamic EQ vs
      Audyssey Dynamic Volume vs
      Dynamic HDR vs
      Works with Amazon Alexa vs
      Google Assistant vs
      Apple Siri vs
      USB Input for factory service vs 1 Front for USB memory
      Front A/V Inputs vs USB
      More Zones 1 vs 2
      Tidal vs
      Deezer vs
      Napster vs
      More Speaker Terminals 5 vs 7
      More Large Speaker Terminals 5 vs 7
      Bigger Power Supply 365 W vs 650 W
      Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC) 130 W (1% THD) vs 140 W (0.7% THD)

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      Common Strengths and Weaknesses

      We already listed pros and cons of each model. However, you may also find useful to look at their common strengths and weaknesses shown side-by-side.

      STRENGTHS Anthem MRX 540 8K Marantz Cinema 60 DAB
        Dolby Atmos up to 5.1.2
        DTS:X up to 5.1.2
        Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.Anthem Room Correction (ARC Genesis) Audyssey MultEQ XT
        HDR10
        HDR10+
        Dolby Vision
        HDMI []2.12.1
        eARC
        New HDCP Version2.32.3
        Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
        VRR
        QFT
        8K Passthroughup to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4
        Wi-Fi
        Bluetooth SBC
        Many 8K Inputs73
        Phono Input
        RCA Pre-Outs7.27.2
        Ethernet
        Analog Tuner FM with RDS
        Spotify
      WEAKNESSES Anthem MRX 540 8K Marantz Cinema 60 DAB
        No Front Wide Channel Support
        No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
        No DSD via HDMI
        No Composite Video Inputs
        No Digital Radio
        No Pandora

      Inputs and Outputs

      Audio

      • Phono Input: There is an MM phono input on Anthem MRX 540 8K and Marantz Cinema 60 DAB with built-in phono stage for connecting the moving magnet cartridge output of the turntable directly to the receiver.
      • Analog Pre-Outs: Anthem MRX 540 8K and Marantz Cinema 60 DAB have 7.2 preamplifier outputs which allow you to connect the receivers to the external power amplifiers. You may want to use a high quality external amplifier for certain channels, usually for front L/R and center, and use the receiver to power the rest. Also, Anthem MRX 540 8K has 7 channel processing but has only 5 channel amplifier, so it needs external amplifier connected to the analog pre-outs in order to reach its maximum speaker configuration.
      • Analog Line Inputs and Outputs: There are 4 pair of line inputs on both receivers for connecting sources with analog outputs. There is also 1 pair of line outputs on Anthem MRX 540 8K.
      • Digital Inputs and Outputs: 3 optical inputs, 1 optical output and 2 coaxial inputs are available on Anthem MRX 540 8K and 2 optical inputs and 2 coaxial inputs are available on Marantz Cinema 60 DAB for digital audio connections.
      • Headphone Output: There is a 6.3 mm (1/4") headphone output jack on the front panel of each receiver.

      Video

      • HDMI:
      • Anthem MRX 540 8K
        Inputs:
        7   Outputs: 2
        8K Inputs: 7.
      • Marantz Cinema 60 DAB
        Inputs:
        6   Outputs: 2 (simultaneous 8K outs)
        8K Inputs: 3.

      Front A/V Inputs

      • Anthem MRX 540 8K: None
      • Marantz Cinema 60 DAB: USB

      Anthem MRX 540 8K

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      Marantz Cinema 60 DAB

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