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The Marantz NR1200 model uses an 8-channel AK4458 microchip in differential switching, that is, in fact, two DACs are involved in each channel of the stereo receiver. This solution allowed us to obtain the best signal to noise ratio, reduce distortion and expand the dynamic range of sound. The Marantz NR1200 plays High Resolution audio: PCM up to 24 bit / 192 kHz and DSD 5.6 MHz. To compare Marantz NR1200 vs Onkyo TX-8270 let’s see their amplifier specs. They are both 2.0-channelled. Marantz has 100W while Onkyo owns 160W at 6 Ohms.
The Onkyo TX-8270 dual-channel receiver is equipped with a massive high-current power transformer, capacitors designed specifically for audio, an amplifier circuit without phase shifts, which provides a wide frequency range, a minimum of distortion and a well-focused sound stage, as well as a discrete output stage for transistors. On board there is a modern AK4438 DAC, after which a VLSC filter is installed, which suppresses impulse noise and interference in the region of ultra-high frequencies. Dual-band Wi-Fi is supported for a more reliable connection, AirPlay and Bluetooth.
The Marantz NR1200 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Marantz NR1200 price