Marantz NR1200 vs Onkyo TX-8270

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Marantz NR1200 review

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. Marantz NR1200

Onkyo TX-8270 review

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. Onkyo TX-8270

Marantz NR1200 pros & cons

Pros

  • The design and form factor are really topnotch
  • Versatility in working with video and audio
  • Simplicity of settings and ease of use

Cons

  • Somewhat unbalanced effort when working with controls

Onkyo TX-8270 pros & cons

Pros

  • The model has two USB ports for external storage devices
  • DTS Play-Fi protocol has been implemented for transferring music through the application to the receiver, wireless speakers and other devices

Cons

  • There are crashes during playback and high-frequency cracking is heard

Votes 10 10
Rating 4.2 4.2

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Product

Marantz NR1200
Onkyo TX-8270

Model

NR1200
TX-8270

Brand

Marantz
Onkyo

Reviews

31
94

Amplifier

Channels

2.0
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

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

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192KHz/32-bit
AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Hi-Res audio
Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
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

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

5/1
4/1

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

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

0
0

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones
phones

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
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

HLG
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

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

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
FM, DAB

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
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
2

Zone audio output

has not
preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
FlareConnect

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
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

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

180
260

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 10.1 x 35.5/17 x 4.1 x 14.9
43.5 x 14.9 x 32.8/17 x 5.5 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

8.1/18.1
8.6/19.4
Marantz NR1200
Onkyo TX-8270
Marantz NR1200
Onkyo TX-8270

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  • 6.4Marantz NR1200
  • 6.2Onkyo TX-8270

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