Yamaha R-N803BL vs Marantz NR1200

Yamaha R-N803BL
vs
Marantz NR1200

An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Yamaha R-N803BL vs Marantz NR1200 comparison definitely makes sense. Both have 2.0 channel amplifiers. We have evaluated both AV receivers, R-N803BL has an overall score of 6.7 out of 10 vs 6.4 out of 10 for NR1200.

Advantages Yamaha R-N803BL over Marantz NR1200

  • Delivers 100W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 75W/8Ohm
  • Includes automatic room EQ and speaker setup
  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers

Advantages Marantz NR1200 over Yamaha R-N803BL

  • HDMI CEC support
  • HDR compatible
  • 4K resolution video signal pass-through feature
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Setup assistant

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Phono (MM) input
Votes 24 24
Rating 4.4 4.4

AV receivers comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha R-N803BL
6.7
Marantz NR1200
6.4
7
6
inapplicable
6
Yamaha R-N803BL

Yamaha R-N803BL review

Dec 13, 2019

A striking example of the symbiosis of the latest technological solutions and the classical approach both in circuitry and in design, can serve as a stereo receiver Yamaha R-N803. What are the Yamaha...

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Marantz NR1200

Marantz NR1200 review

Dec 27, 2019

According to the company, much of the Marantz NR1200 was designed from the ground up. So what are that Marantz NR1200 specs made from scratch? See in this Marantz NR1200 review. Article navigation ...

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Product

Yamaha R-N803BL
Marantz NR1200

Model

R-N803BL
NR1200

Brand

Yamaha
Marantz

Reviews

61
51

Amplifier

Channels

2.0
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 160/4 1KHz
75/8 20Hz-20KHz, 100/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.01
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS SABRE (9006AS) 192 KHz/24-bit
192KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

has not
Hi-Res audio

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, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

0/0
5/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

1
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

0
0

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic
USB, phones

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

has not
HLG

Additional features

Voice control

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

App control

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

Display

fluorescent
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

has not
IP Control, Web Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
has not

Zone audio output

has not
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not
has not

Multi-room control

MusicCast
has not

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

has not
has not

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

250
180

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 15.1 x 39.2/17.1 x 5.9 x 15.3
43.5 x 10.1 x 35.5/17 x 4.1 x 14.9

Weight, kg/lbs

11/24.2
8.1/18.1
Yamaha R-N803BL
Marantz NR1200
Yamaha R-N803BL
Marantz NR1200

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.7
  • 6.4
  • 6.7Yamaha R-N803BL
  • 6.4Marantz NR1200

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