Marantz NR1609 vs Harman Kardon AVR 1710

Marantz NR1609 vs Harman Kardon AVR 1710

Marantz NR1609 review

Marantz NR1609 provides full three-dimensional sound thanks to support for DTS: X and Dolby Atmos formats in 5.1.2-channel configuration. The device is equipped with an amplifier with high-current transistors at the output, which guarantees a power of 50 watts per channel at 6 ohms. Audyssey MultEQ system is used to set up the speakers in accordance with the geometry and acoustic features of the room. The Marantz NR1609 has dual-band Wi-Fi, and thanks to it there is support for the online services Spotify, Deezer, and Tidal.

Harman Kardon AVR 1710 review

The Harman Kardon AVR 1710 based on the 700W amplifier that making this receiver significantly more powerful versus Marantz NR1609. For home theater, it has the support of DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD decoding and 4K scaling. The EzSet / EQ III system is responsible for automatic sound calibration. It adjusts the delay-time and volume levels settings based on the speaker distances and on the dimension of the room. If compare Harman Kardon AVR 1710 vs Marantz NR1609, that AVR 1710 has fewer network capabilities since it has only Ethernet support.

Marantz NR1609 pros and cons

Pros

  • The presence of DTS Virtual: X allows you to create an imitation of the sound of ceiling speakers in conventional surround systems
  • The receiver can be used as a hub in the HEOS wireless ecosystem

Cons

  • The amplifier has low power output as for home theater receiver

Harman Kardon AVR 1710 pros and cons

Pros

  • The AVR 1710 has the ability to power a Zone 2
  • The receiver has 6 3D-ready HDMI inputs, including the MHL compatible for mobile device connection

Cons

  • AVR 1710 does not support the DTS:X and Dolby Atmos
  • There is no way to play content through USB, except for Apple devices

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Common

Product

Marantz NR1609
Harman Kardon AVR 1710

Model

NR1609
AVR 1710

Brand

Marantz
Harman Kardon

Rating

4.4 of 5
3.1 of 5

Reviews

13
56

Amplifier

Total output power, W

350 W
700 W

Output power per channel, W

50 W
100 W

Output impedance, Ohm

8 Ohm
8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion, THD

0.08 %
0.07 %

Channels

7
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

100 dB
106 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

Ethernet (RJ45)

USB

Connector type

HDMI inputs

8
6

HDMI outputs

1
2

AV inputs

4
6

Optical digital inputs

1
2

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital inputs

1
1

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
2

USB

1
1

Phones

1
1

Sound features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

24bit / 192kHz
24bit / 192kHz

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Additional features

Speaker A/B switching

Dual-zone capability

Three-zone capability

Bi-amping

Pure direct

Advanced sound retriever (ASR)

Audio return channel (ARC)

Smartphone remote control

Apple Air-play support

Signal processing

HDMI signal pass-through

up to 4K
up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion
HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D signal pass-through

Audio formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

AIFF

WAV

FLAC

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Radio

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Number of preset station

56
40

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption, W

250 W
480 W

Standby consumption, W

0.2 W
0.5 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D

14.5 x 17.3 x 4.1 inches
11.8 x 17.3 x 4.8 inches

Weight

18.3 pounds
11 pounds
Marantz NR1609
Harman Kardon AVR 1710
Marantz NR1609
Harman Kardon AVR 1710

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  • 21.9
  • 13.6
  • 21.9Marantz NR1609
  • 13.6Harman Kardon AVR 1710

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