Marantz NR1403 vs Onkyo TX-SR444

Marantz NR1403
vs
Onkyo TX-SR444

What are the main differences between the Marantz NR1403 vs Onkyo TX-SR444 and which AV receivers is better? The NR1403 has 5.1 channels amplifier and the TX-SR444 7.1 channels. Only the TX-SR444 has a Dolby Atmos support. We have evaluated both AV receivers, NR1403 has an overall score of 4 out of 10 vs 4.8 out of 10 for TX-SR444.

Advantages Onkyo TX-SR444 over Marantz NR1403

  • 4K resolution video signal pass-through feature
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Multi-zone

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
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Rating 5 5

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Product

Marantz NR1403
Onkyo TX-SR444

Model

NR1403
TX-SR444

Brand

Marantz
Onkyo

Reviews

176
62

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
7.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

50/8 20Hz-20KHz, 80/6 1KHz
100/6 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)

192 KHz/24-bit
TI Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Theater-Dimensional, CinemaFILTER

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

0
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/1
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)

1
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

3
3

Component input/output

0/0
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

HDMI, phones, setup mic
phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
2

Zone audio output

has not
speaker

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
has not

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-EXPRESS, DTS Neo:6
DTS-ES, DTS Neo:6 Cinema, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

180
420

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.3

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

44 x 10 x 36.7/17.3 x 3.9 x 14.1
53.7 x 26.5 x 41.6/ 20.8 x 10.2 x 16.1

Weight, kg/lbs

8.3/17.6
10.5/22
Marantz NR1403
Onkyo TX-SR444
Marantz NR1403
Onkyo TX-SR444

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 4.8
  • 4Marantz NR1403
  • 4.8Onkyo TX-SR444

The Onkyo TX-SR444 is better receiver in this comparison - check Onkyo TX-SR444 price.