Onkyo TX-NR555 vs Marantz NR1508

Onkyo TX-NR555
vs
Marantz NR1508

Here we show you AV receivers comparison of Onkyo TX-NR555 vs Marantz NR1508 based on specifications, reviews and ratings. The TX-NR555 has 7.2 channels amplifier and the NR1508 5.2 channels. Only the TX-NR555 has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the TX-NR555. We have evaluated both AV receivers, TX-NR555 has an overall score of 7 out of 10 vs 6.3 out of 10 for NR1508.

Advantages Onkyo TX-NR555 over Marantz NR1508

  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • Multi-zone

Advantages Marantz NR1508 over Onkyo TX-NR555

  • Dolby Vision compatible
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Setup assistant

Common strengths

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

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Product

Onkyo TX-NR555
Marantz NR1508

Model

TX-NR555
NR1508

Brand

Onkyo
Marantz

Reviews

296
48

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
5.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

130/6 1KHz
50/8 20Hz-20KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Hi-Grade 384 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

AccuEQ
Audyssey MultEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Double Bass Function, CinemaFILTER
Hi-Res audio, Audyssey Dynamic Volume

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, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora

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

2
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
3

Component input/output

2/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

phones, setup mic, AUX
USB, HDMI, 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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color
HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

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

Display

colour OSD
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

has not
IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

FlareConnect
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)

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

460
180

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.2

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 17.3 x 37.8/17 x 6.7 x 14.5
43.1 x 35.5 x 10.1/17.3 x 14.8 x 4.1

Weight, kg/lbs

9.4/20.7
7.7/17.9
Onkyo TX-NR555
Marantz NR1508
Onkyo TX-NR555
Marantz NR1508

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 6.3
  • 7Onkyo TX-NR555
  • 6.3Marantz NR1508

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