Marantz NR1508 vs Denon AVRS730H

Marantz NR1508
vs
Denon AVRS730H

Here we show you AV receivers comparison of Marantz NR1508 vs Denon AVRS730H based on specifications, reviews and ratings. The NR1508 has 5.2 channels amplifier and the AVRS730H 7.2 channels. Only the AVRS730H has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the AVRS730H. We have evaluated both AV receivers, NR1508 has an overall score of 6.3 out of 10 vs 7.3 out of 10 for AVRS730H.

Advantages Marantz NR1508 over Denon AVRS730H

  • Pure direct/Straight mode

Advantages Denon AVRS730H over Marantz NR1508

  • Delivers 75W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 50W/8Ohm
  • Multi-zone

Common strengths

  • Dolby Vision compatible
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

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Marantz NR1508

Marantz NR1508 review

Dec 06, 2019

The 5.2-channel Marantz NR1508 is one of the younger AV receivers in the popular slim series. Due to the small height of the case, such devices do not take up much space and are perfectly combined wi...

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Denon AVRS730H

Denon AVRS730H review

Sep 19, 2019

This is the budget receiver with surround sound processing. The multiroom music and 4K switching are the main advantages of it, but the trump cards of this device do not end there and they are conside...

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Product

Marantz NR1508
Denon AVRS730H

Model

NR1508
AVRS730H

Brand

Marantz
Denon

Reviews

48
161

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

50/8 20Hz-20KHz
75/8 20Hz-20KHz, 110/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8
8, 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
384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
Audyssey MultEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

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

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 2
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora
Deezer, TIDAL, iHeart Radio, Sirius XM, Sound Cloud, Napster

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/1
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
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

3
2

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

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
has not

Additional features

Voice control

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

App control

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

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

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

IP Control
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
HEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
0/0

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
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

180
400

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 35.5 x 10.1/17.3 x 14.8 x 4.1
43.1 x 12.7 x 33 /17.1 x 5.9 x 13.3

Weight, kg/lbs

7.7/17.9
8.1/18.7
Marantz NR1508
Denon AVRS730H
Marantz NR1508
Denon AVRS730H

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.3
  • 7.3
  • 6.3Marantz NR1508
  • 7.3Denon AVRS730H

The Denon AVRS730H is better receiver in this comparison - check Denon AVRS730H price.