Marantz AV7703 vs Denon HEOS AVR

AV7703 vs HEOS AVR comparison chart

Marantz AV7703 vs Denon HEOS AVR review

Marantz AV7703
vs
Denon HEOS AVR

Here we are comparing Marantz AV7703 vs Denon HEOS AVR to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses. The AV7703 has 11.2 channels amplifier and the HEOS AVR 5.1 channels. Only the AV7703 has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the AV7703. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AV7703 has an overall score of 9.4 out of 10 vs 4.8 out of 10 for HEOS AVR.

Advantages Marantz AV7703 over Denon HEOS AVR

  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Includes automatic room EQ and speaker setup
  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • AirPlay support
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • HDR compatible
  • Dolby Vision compatible
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Setup assistant
  • Multi-zone

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
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Common

Product

Marantz AV7703
Denon HEOS AVR

Model

AV7703
HEOS AVR

Brand

Marantz
Denon

Reviews

28
15

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

50/8, 65/6

Output impedance, Ohm

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Hi-Res audio, Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey LFC
has not

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

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
4/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

3
0

Component input/output

3/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

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 scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

x.v.Color, BT.2020
has not

Additional features

Voice control

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

App control

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

Display

colour OSD

Tuner

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
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
has not

Zone audio output

preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App, HEOS App
HEOS App

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Pro Logic

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

60
110

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 40.6 x 17.7/17.3 x 16.2 x 7.3
43.1 x 7.6 x 27.9/17.1 x 3.6 x 11

Weight, kg/lbs

10/22.9
5.9/13/2

Other

Release year

2016
2017
Marantz AV7703
Denon HEOS AVR
Marantz AV7703
Denon HEOS AVR

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 9.4
  • 4.8
  • 9.4Marantz AV7703
  • 4.8Denon HEOS AVR

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