Denon AVR-X3600H vs Marantz NR1608

AVR-X3600H vs NR1608 comparison chart

Denon AVR-X3600H vs Marantz NR1608 review

Denon AVR-X3600H
vs
Marantz NR1608

Here we are comparing Denon AVR-X3600H vs Marantz NR1608 to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses. The AVR-X3600H has 9.2 channels amplifier and the NR1608 7.2 channels. Both receivers have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AVR-X3600H has an overall score of 8.7 out of 10 vs 8.3 out of 10 for NR1608.

Advantages Denon AVR-X3600H over Marantz NR1608

  • Delivers 105W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 50W/8Ohm
  • HDMI eARC features compatible
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • IMAX Enhanced certification

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Dolby Vision compatible
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Denon AVR-X3600H

Dec 27, 2019

Denon has nudged its 3000 series home cinema amps much closer to the next level with this stunningly powerful performer. And here in this Denon AVR-X3600H review we are going to see Denon AVR-X3600H s...

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Marantz NR1608

Dec 06, 2019

AV receivers have a reputation for such large and heavy drawers, which take up a lot of space on the shelf, but, in fact, you do not need such a huge device to organize a real home theater at your pla...

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-X3600H
Marantz NR1608

Model

AVR-X3600H
NR1608

Brand

Denon
Marantz

Reviews

213
80

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

105/8, 135/6
50/8, 70/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.05

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Audyssey MultEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, Compressed Audio Restorer
Hi-Res audio, Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ

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

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
8/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

2
3

Component input/output

2/0
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

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, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

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, Web Control
IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App, HEOS App

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
has not

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

600
250

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.2

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15.2 x 38.1/17 x 6.6 x 15.4
43.1 x 35.5 x 10.1/17.3 x 14.8 x 4.1

Weight, kg/lbs

11.7/26.6
8.1/18.3

Other

Release year

2019
2017
Denon AVR-X3600H
Marantz NR1608
Denon AVR-X3600H
Marantz NR1608

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.7
  • 8.3
  • 8.7Denon AVR-X3600H
  • 8.3Marantz NR1608

The Denon AVR-X3600H is better receiver in this comparison - check Denon AVR-X3600H price.