Marantz SR5015 vs Marantz SR5014 Detailed Comparison
SCORE:
65
SCORE:
60

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Overview

Here we are comparing Marantz SR5015 to Marantz SR5014 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. Both receivers have 7 channel and equally powerful amplifiers.

Let us have a look at some highlights of the models.

Marantz SR5015 Highlights

Marantz SR5014 Highlights

  • 7.2 channels
  • 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X capable
  • HDR10, HDR10+, Dynamic HDR, Dolby Vision, 8K Upscaling, 8K Passthrough
  • AirPlay 2, DLNA, HEOS
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs
  • 7.2 channels
  • 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X capable
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, 4K Upscaling, 4K Passthrough
  • AirPlay 2, DLNA, HEOS
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs

We have evaluated both receivers. Marantz SR5015 gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

Marantz SR5015

Marantz SR5014

AMPLIFIER
63
VIDEO FEATURES
98
AUDIO FEATURES
51
CONNECTIVITY
61
MULTIZONE
49
MISCELLANEOUS
34
RADIO
73
OVERALL
65
AMPLIFIER
63
VIDEO FEATURES
73
AUDIO FEATURES
51
CONNECTIVITY
64
MULTIZONE
49
MISCELLANEOUS
34
RADIO
73
OVERALL
60

Amplifier score is based on power ratings, minimum impedance load, power supply, transformer type, total harmonic distortion, damping factor, signal to noise ratio and other small details. Audio score depends on the number of channels, front wide channel support, maximum channel processing, support of audio formats, DAC specifications, room calibration algorithm... Video score is based on HDR, Dolby Vision and 4K passthrough, upscaling, analog to HDMI upconversion. Connectivity score is defined from all wired and wireless inputs and outputs, internet and bluetooth connections, HEOS, SONOS and others. Multizone score depends on the number of zones with their outputs. Radio score is evaluated form digital radio support and analog tuner with its frequency range, signal to noise ratio, harmonic distortion...

Advantage of Marantz SR5015 over Marantz SR5014

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Marantz SR5015 over Marantz SR5014.

Marantz SR5015 has higher bluetooth standard.

Marantz SR5015 Marantz SR5014
Jitter Reduction Hybrid PLL Clock Jitter Reducer
HDR10+
Dynamic HDR
QMS
Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
VRR
QFT
Video Signal Passthrough up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4
Video Signal Upscaling up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 up to 4K 24/25/30p 4:4:4
Newer Bluetooth Version 4.2 4.1

Advantage of Marantz SR5014 over Marantz SR5015

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Marantz SR5014 over Marantz SR5015.

Marantz SR5015 Marantz SR5014
More HDMI Inputs 6 (one 8K input) 8 (1 front)
Front A/V Inputs USB HDMI, USB

Common Strengths of Marantz SR5015 and Marantz SR5014

Marantz SR5015 and Marantz SR5014 share common strengths such as Dolby Atmos support, DTS:X support, HDR10, Dolby Vision, DLNA 1.5 support, HEOS, Amazon Alexa, ethernet connection, wi-fi, bluetooth, phono input, analog pre-outs, internet radio, Spotify, Tidal, Deezer and Napster.

STRENGTHS Marantz SR5015 Marantz SR5014
Dolby Atmos up to 5.1.2 up to 5.1.2
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
DTS:X up to 5.1.2 up to 5.1.2
DTS Neural:X
DTS Virtual:X
DSD via USB 2-ch Input 2-ch Input
DTS Dialog Control
Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Audyssey Dynamic Volume
HDR10
Dolby Vision
4K or 8K Video Passthrough up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4
4K or 8K Signal Upscaling up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 up to 4K 24/25/30p 4:4:4
DLNA 1.5
HEOS
Works with Amazon Alexa
Google assistant
Apple Siri
Ethernet
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth SBC SBC
eARC
New HDCP Version 2.3 2.3
USB Input 1 Front for USB memory 1 (Front) for USB memory
Phono Input
Composite Video Inputs 2 2
Component Video Inputs 2 2
Analog Pre-Outs 7.2 7.2
Zones 2 2
Analog Tuner FM/AM with RDS FM/AM with RDS
Internet Radio TuneIn TuneIn
Spotify
Tidal
Deezer
Napster
New Bluetooth Version 4.2 4.1

Common Weaknesses of Marantz SR5015 and Marantz SR5014

Marantz SR5015 and Marantz SR5014 share common weaknesses such as no front wide channel support, no Auro3D support, no MHL input, no ChromeCast, no DTS Play-Fi, no SONOS, no analog multi-channel input, no Pandora, no SiriusXM and no toroidal transformer.

WEAKNESSES Marantz SR5015 Marantz SR5014
No Front Wide Channel Support
No IMAX Enhanced
No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
No DSD via HDMI
No Audyssey LFC
No Audyssey Sub EQ HT
No MHL Input
No FireConnect
No FlareConnect
No Chromecast Built-In
No DTS Play-Fi
Does Not Work with SONOS
No Multi-Channel Input
No Pandora
No SiriusXM Internet Radio
No Toroidal Transformer No (EI) No (EI)

Selected Features

Amplifier

Marantz SR5015 and Marantz SR5014 have 7 channel amplifiers. They both deliver 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and have stable performance at 4 Ω load. Since 2016 all receiver manufacturers have dropped front wide channel support and these models are no exceptions.


Video Features

Marantz SR5015 supports 8K passthrough up to 60p and Marantz SR5014 supports 4K passthrough up to 60p. Marantz SR5015 can do 8K upscaling up to 60p and Marantz SR5014 can do 4K upscaling up to 30p. Marantz SR5015 supports HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Dynamic HDR and Marantz SR5014 supports HDR10, Dolby Vision.


HDR10

High-dynamic-range (HDR) video has greater dynamic range than standard-dynamic-range (SDR) video with brigter whites and deeper blacks. HDR10 was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 supports up to 1000 nits of brightness and 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.


Dolby Vision and HDR10+

Dolby Vision and HDR10+ are both updates to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits maximum brightness on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and support up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.


Dolby Atmos and Dolby Surround upmixer

Marantz SR5015 and Marantz SR5014 support Dolby Atmos with its Dolby Surround upmixer. They can be configured upto 5.1.2 channels using internal amplifiers.

Dolby Atmos is the first cinematic audio format in which sounds exist as individual entities, called audio objects. In Dolby Atmos, any sound - the helicopter, a car screeching around a corner, a melodic bird call - can exist as an independent audio object, free of channel restrictions. They can be precisely placed and moved anywhere in your room, including overhead, to flow above and around you in three-dimensional space. Through the use of audio objects, overhead sound, and all the richness, clarity, and power of Dolby sound, Dolby Atmos turns your room into an amazing place for entertainment. You'll feel like you're inside the action, in ways you've never experienced before.

Dolby Atmos for the home represents every sound in the original cinema mix as an audio object. Extensions to the Dolby Audio™ codecs, along with an advanced scalable algorithm, allow Dolby Atmos to be delivered via Blu-ray Disc and streaming media. A spatially-coded substream is added to Dolby TrueHD or Dolby Digital Plus. A Dolby Atmos audio/video receiver (AVR) adapts the cinema experience to your home theater from seven speakers to as many as 34 in 24.1.10 configuration, recreating the original artistic concept. The format supports up to 128 simultaneous independent audio objects in a mix for rich, realistic, and breathtaking sound. It recreates the director's original concept through descriptive metadata to provide customized playback for home theater and delivers sounds above you through overhead speakers, special upward-firing Dolby Atmos speakers, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar.

If the content is not mixed in Dolby Atmos then the Dolby surround upmixer will expand the audio to all channels including ceiling speakers. The upmixer has replaced the Dolby Pro Logic II family with improved upmixing algorithms.


DTS:X and Neural:X upmixer

Marantz SR5015 and Marantz SR5014 support DTS:X with its Neural:X upmixer. Both of them can be configured upto 5.1.2 channels using internal amplifiers.

A technique used in DTS:X is similar to the one used in Dolby Atmos. Instead of a fixed number of channels, DTS:X defines object locations from the listener in polar coordinates. An a/v receiver then dynamically renders sound according to the current speaker configuration. The speaker layout employed by DTS:X is the sum of Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D. It has standard 7.1 channel base layer, a 5 channel height layer above the base layer on the front and side walls, and 3 rows of speakers on the ceiling.

DTS Neural:X is an upmixer that can take non DTS:X content and upmix it to the DTS:X speaker layout. It has replaced the DTS Neo family with improved flexibility.


Current Feedback Topology

Marantz SR5015 and Marantz SR5014 feature Current Feedback Topology which is a well known, Marantz’ original circuit technology. The Current Feedback amplifier technology fits perfectly with the high requirements set for Super Audio software providing wide-bandwidth, high-speed reproduction. The impedance at the Current Feedback point is limited resulting in a very low phase shift. Marantz receivers and amplifiers equipped with Current Feedback can keep the phase compensation via Negative FeedBack (NFB) to a minimum, resulting in high through-rate, excellent transient response and superb sonic transparency for the full bandwidth. Unlike conventional Voltage Feedback amplification, the Current Feedback amplification makes the power amplifier in-sensitive to difficult loudspeaker loads.


HDAM

Marantz SR5015 and Marantz SR5014 feature exclusive Marantz HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) technology found on their Reference Series components. Marantz developed its own discrete circuit boards to replace standard IC's. These HDAM's consist of discrete surface mount components with short mirror image L/R signal paths. Those devices are doing exactly the same thing as the Op-Amps, but outperform the regular IC Op-amps dramatically in terms of the Slew Rate and reduced noise level, resulting in a much more dynamic, accurate and detailed sound. Over the years Marantz developed different types of the HDAM to improve quality and to fit to the special requirements of a product category like CD or amplifier.


MDAX2

Compressed music enhancement in Marantz SR5015 and Marantz SR5014 is done by Marantz’ MDAX2 technology. The use of compressed audio files like MP3, Windows Media™ Audio or AAC is getting more and more popular. The audio quality of these compressed files however is less than the original lossless files that are on a CD, especially lacking the higher frequencies and affecting the lower frequencies which make the audio image less wide and deep. The Marantz Digital Audio Expander 2, also called M-DAX2, recalculates the outputted frequency range. This enables you to get a more detailed and clearer sound.


Connectivity


Marantz SR5015

Marantz SR5015 can be connected to internet using ethernet cable or built-in wi-fi adapter. It can also connect to bluetooth devices via built-in bluetooth adapter. The Receiver works with Amazon Alexa and supports AirPlay 2. It has 6 HDMI inputs with one 8K input with HDCP 2.3 copy protection. There is a phono input with built-in phono stage for connecting the cartridge output of the turntable directly to the Receiver. There are 7.2 channel analog pre-outs for external amplification.

Front panel has USB input.

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Marantz SR5014

Marantz SR5014 can be connected to internet using ethernet cable or built-in wi-fi adapter. It can also connect to bluetooth devices via built-in bluetooth adapter. The Receiver works with Amazon Alexa and supports AirPlay 2. It has 8 HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.3 copy protection. There is a phono input with built-in phono stage for connecting the cartridge output of the turntable directly to the Receiver. There are 7.2 channel analog pre-outs for external amplification.

Front panel has HDMI and USB inputs.

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Detailed Specifications

And in the end let us list the detailed specifications of the receivers side-by-side.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - Marantz SR5015 and here - Marantz SR5014.

BASICS Marantz SR5015 Marantz SR5014
BrandMarantzMarantz
ModelSR5015SR5014
TypeA/V ReceiverA/V Receiver
CountryUKUK
Release Year20202019
AMPLIFIER Marantz SR5015 Marantz SR5014
Channels7.27.2
Front Wide Channel Support
Current Feedback Topology
Discrete Amplification
HDAM
THX™ Certification
Continuous 6 Ω Rated
Certified 4 Ω Performance
Bi-amp Capability assignable assignable
AUDIO Marantz SR5015 Marantz SR5014
Maximum Channel Processing7.17.1
Air Studios Monitor Certification
Dolby Atmos up to 5.1.2 up to 5.1.2
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Surround Upmixer
Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Digital EX
Surround EX
DTS:X up to 5.1.2 up to 5.1.2
DTS Neural:X
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neo
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS 96/24
DTS Express
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1 Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
IMAX Enhanced
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSDMP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 192 kHz up to 192 kHz
High Resolution Audio Formats via USBApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSDApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USB
Gapless Playback
DSD via HDMI
DSD via USB 2-ch Input 2-ch Input
DSD to PCM Converter
USB DAC
Jitter Reduction Hybrid PLL Clock Jitter Reducer
DTS Dialogue Control
Dialog Enhancement
Dialog Level Adjustment
Dialog Normalization
Dialogue Lift
Compressed Music Enhancer MDAX2 MDAX2
High-resolution Music Enhancer
Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Audyssey Dynamic Volume
Audyssey LFC
Audyssey Sub EQ HT
Audyssey DSX
Direct Mode
Pure Direct Mode
Independent Dual Subwoofer Output
CALIBRATION Marantz SR5015 Marantz SR5014
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. Audyssey MultEQ XT Audyssey MultEQ XT
Audyssey App Support
Optimized Bass Redirection
Bass Sync
VIDEO Marantz SR5015 Marantz SR5014
HDR10
HDR10+
Dynamic HDR
BT.2020 color space
Dolby Vision
Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)
Quick Media Switching (QMS)
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
Quick Frame Transport (QFT)
3-D Ready
Video Signal Passthroughup to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4
Video Signal Upscaling up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 up to 4K 24/25/30p 4:4:4
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component**, Composite Component**, Composite
Component Video Upscaling
Analog to Analog Video conversion
isf Certified Calibration Control
CONNECTIVITY Marantz SR5015 Marantz SR5014
MHL Input
DLNA 1.5
FireConnect
FlareConnect
Domotz Pro Compatible
OvrC Compatible
HEOS
Chromecast Built-In
DTS Play-Fi
Works with Amazon Alexa
Google assistant
Apple Siri
Works with SONOS
AirPlay AirPlay 2 AirPlay 2
Apple Product Connection iPod, iPhone and iPad iPod, iPhone and iPad
Remote App Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App for iOS and Android devices Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App for iOS and Android devices
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
Ethernet
Ethernet Switch
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth SBC SBC
HDBaseT Compatible
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
HDCP Version2.32.3
HDMI Inputs6 (one 8K input)8 (1 front)
HDMI Outputs2 (simultaneous 8K outs)2 (simultaneous)
USB Input1 Front for USB memory1 (Front) for USB memory
USB DC Out Port
Analog Audio Line Inputs44
Analog Audio Line Outputs
Phono Input
Optical Inputs22
Optical Outputs
Coaxial Inputs/Outputs2 / No2 / No
Composite Video Inputs22
Composite Video Outputs11
S-Video Inputs
S-Video Outputs
Component Video Inputs22
Component Video Outputs11
PC In
Multi-Channel Input
Analog Pre-Outs7.27.2
XLR Inputs
XLR Pre-outs
Front A/V InputsUSBHDMI, USB
Speaker A/B assignable assignable
Headphone Out 6.3 mm 6.3 mm
ZONES Marantz SR5015 Marantz SR5014
Zones22
Powered Zones 2 2
Zone 2 OutsPre OutPre Out
RS-232 Interface
+12V Trigger Output11
MISC Marantz SR5015 Marantz SR5014
On-Screen Display Advanced Graphic User Interface Advanced Graphic User Interface
GUI Languages99
Web Control
IP Control
FL Display port hole port hole
Remote ControllerRC042SRRC035SR
Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD DisplayNo / No / NoNo / No / No
Detachable Power Cord
Flasher In
Remote Control In/Out1 / 11 / 1
Setup Assistant
RADIO Marantz SR5015 Marantz SR5014
Analog Tuner FM/AM with RDS FM/AM with RDS
Digital Radio
Internet Radio TuneIn TuneIn
Pandora
Spotify
Tidal
Deezer
Napster
SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONSTRUCTION Marantz SR5015 Marantz SR5014
Front PanelMetalMetal
Speaker Terminals77
Large Speaker Terminals77
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals
High Grade Audio Components
Gold plated RCA terminals
POWER Marantz SR5015 Marantz SR5014
Power SupplyAC 230 V, 50/60 HzAC 230 V, 50/60 Hz
Toroidal TransformerNo (EI)No (EI)
Power Consumption650 W650 W
No Sound PowerECO On/Off: 45 W/75 WECO On/Off: 45 W/75 W
Standby Power0.2 W0.2 W
GENERAL Marantz SR5015 Marantz SR5014
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function
Auto Power off
Dimensions (W x H x D)440 mm x 161 mm x 348 mm (with antenna: 440 mm x 231 mm x 348 mm)
17-3/8" x 6-3/8" x 13-3/4" (with antenna: 17-3/8" x 9-1/8" x 13-3/4")
440 mm x 161 mm x 348 mm (with antenna: 440 mm x 231 mm x 348 mm)
17-3/8" x 6-3/8" x 13-3/4" (with antenna: 17-3/8" x 9-1/8" x 13-3/4")
Dimensions of Package (W x H x D)520 mm x 243 mm x 429 mm519 mm x 242 mm x 428 mm
Weight10.1 kg (22.2 lbs)10.1 kg (22.2 lbs)
Weight of Package12.3 kg12.3 kg
Warranty3 Years3 Years
SPECS Marantz SR5015 Marantz SR5014
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC)100 W (0.08% THD)100 W (0.08% THD)
Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC)140 W (0.7% THD)140 W (0.7% THD)
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA or IEC)200 W (10% THD)200 W (10% THD)
Rated Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC)180 W (1% THD)180 W (1% THD)
Phono Distortion0.03% (1 kHz, 3 V)0.03% (1 kHz, 3 V)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩ200 mV/47 kΩ
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM)2.5 mV2.5 mV
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)100 dB100 dB
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A)74 dB74 dB
Phono RIAA Deviation±1 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)±1 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Frequency Response (Analog In)+1/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz, Direct mode)+1/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz, Direct mode)
DSD Sampling Rates via USB5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance 1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component Y)
0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component Y)
0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
Video Frequency Response5 Hz - 60 MHz, 0, -3 dB (Component)
5 Hz - 10 MHz, 0, -3 dB (Composite)
5 Hz - 60 MHz, 0, -3 dB (Component)
5 Hz - 10 MHz, 0, -3 dB (Composite)
Ethernet Standard100BASE-TX100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi StandardIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/nIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency5 GHz, 2.4 GHz5 GHz, 2.4 GHz
Bluetooth Version4.24.1
Bluetooth Frequency2.4 GHz2.4 GHz
USB TerminalUSB2.0 5V, 1 AUSB2.0 5V, 1 A
FM Frequency87.5 MHz - 108.0 MHz87.5 MHz - 108.0 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 2.8 µV (20.2 dBf)Mono: 2.8 µV (20.2 dBf)
FM Effective Sensitivity1.2 µV (12.8 dBf)1.2 µV (12.8 dBf)
FM S/N RatioMono/Stereo: 70 dB/67 dBMono/Stereo: 70 dB/67 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.7%/1.0%Mono/Stereo: 0.7%/1.0%
AM Frequency522 kHz - 1611 kHz522 kHz - 1611 kHz
AM Effective Sensitivity18 µV18 µV

* - 480i/576i and 480p/576p only
** - 480i/576i only
*** - no 1080p/24 upconversion
**** - 1080p signal is not converted

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