Marantz NR1508 vs Onkyo TX-NR545

Marantz NR1508
vs
Onkyo TX-NR545

In this article, we will talk about Marantz NR1508 vs Onkyo TX-NR545 comparison. The NR1508 has 5.2 channels amplifier and the TX-NR545 7.2 channels. Only the TX-NR545 has a Dolby Atmos support. We have evaluated both AV receivers, NR1508 has an overall score of 6.3 out of 10 vs 7.2 out of 10 for TX-NR545.

Advantages Marantz NR1508 over Onkyo TX-NR545

  • Dolby Vision compatible

Advantages Onkyo TX-NR545 over Marantz NR1508

  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Multi-zone

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
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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Onkyo TX-NR545

Onkyo TX-NR545 review

Dec 20, 2019

Onkyo TX-NR545 is one of the first budget AV receivers that supports Dolby Atmos formats of the near future for watching Ultra HD movies. What other Onkyo TX-NR545 specs are there check in this Onkyo ...

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Common

Product

Marantz NR1508
Onkyo TX-NR545

Model

NR1508
TX-NR545

Brand

Marantz
Onkyo

Reviews

48
99

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

50/8 20Hz-20KHz
100/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

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
Hi-Grade 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Hi-Res audio, Audyssey Dynamic Volume
Theater-Dimensional, CinemaFILTER

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
Tunein Radio

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
4

Component input/output

0/0
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

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

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
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, preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
Onkyo Remote App

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

has not
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

has not
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
430

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.15

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
57 x 28.7 x 42.3/22.4 x 11 x 16.5

Weight, kg/lbs

7.7/17.9
11.5/24.2
Marantz NR1508
Onkyo TX-NR545
Marantz NR1508
Onkyo TX-NR545

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.3
  • 7.2
  • 6.3Marantz NR1508
  • 7.2Onkyo TX-NR545

The Onkyo TX-NR545 is better receiver in this comparison - check Onkyo TX-NR545 price.