Sony STR-DN1080 vs Marantz NR1504

Sony STR-DN1080
vs
Marantz NR1504

Here we show you our detailed AV receiver comparison of the Sony STR-DN1080 versus the Marantz NR1504. The STR-DN1080 has 7.2 channels amplifier and the NR1504 5.1 channels. Only the STR-DN1080 has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the STR-DN1080. We have evaluated both AV receivers, STR-DN1080 has an overall score of 7.3 out of 10 vs 5.3 out of 10 for NR1504.

Advantages Sony STR-DN1080 over Marantz NR1504

  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • HDMI eARC features compatible
  • HDR compatible
  • 4K resolution video signal pass-through feature
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Multi-zone

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

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Sony STR-DN1080

Sony STR-DN1080 review

Dec 27, 2019

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Product

Sony STR-DN1080
Marantz NR1504

Model

STR-DN1080
NR1504

Brand

Sony
Marantz

Reviews

733
107

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

120/6 1KHz
50/8 20Hz-20KHz, 60/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

96 KHz/24-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

DCAC EX
Audyssey MultEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Hi-Res audio, DSEE HX
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

TIDAL, Pandora
Pandora, SiriusXM

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/2
6/1

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

1
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
3

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic

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

has not
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

Google assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPod, Android

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

NFC
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
has not

Zone audio output

speaker
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

Music Center
has not

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD

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

240
180

Standby consumption, W

0.4
0.2

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 15.6 x 33/17 x 6 x 13
43.1 x 10.1 x 35.5 /17.3 x 4.1 x 14.8

Weight, kg/lbs

9.1/19.8
8.1/17.3
Sony STR-DN1080
Marantz NR1504
Sony STR-DN1080
Marantz NR1504

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 5.3
  • 7.3Sony STR-DN1080
  • 5.3Marantz NR1504

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