Denon AVR-S940H vs Marantz NR1510

AVR-S940H vs NR1510 comparison chart

Denon AVR-S940H vs Marantz NR1510 review

Denon AVR-S940H
vs
Marantz NR1510

Here we show you our detailed AV receiver comparison of the Denon AVR-S940H versus the Marantz NR1510. The AVR-S940H has 7.2 channels amplifier and the NR1510 5.2 channels. Only the AVR-S940H has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the AVR-S940H. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AVR-S940H has an overall score of 7.4 out of 10 vs 7 out of 10 for NR1510.

Advantages Denon AVR-S940H over Marantz NR1510

  • Delivers 90W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 50W/8Ohm
  • Multi-zone

Advantages Marantz NR1510 over Denon AVR-S940H

  • HDMI eARC features compatible

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Phono (MM) input
  • Dolby Vision compatible
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Denon AVR-S940H

Dec 13, 2019

Recently I had the opportunity to try out the top receiver in Denon’s 2018 S series, the AVR-S940H, that managed to combine good features with a price that is more than affordable in order to b...

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Marantz NR1510

Dec 27, 2019

The 5.2-channel Marantz NR1510 AV receiver is the youngest model in the NR series. Want to know what are the Marantz NR1510 specs? See them in this Marantz NR1510 review. Article navigation Featur...

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-S940H
Marantz NR1510

Model

AVR-S940H
NR1510

Brand

Denon
Marantz

Reviews

266
30

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
5.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

90/8, 125/6
50/8, 60/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
Audyssey MultEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer, Hi-Res audio

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

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
8/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.3

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

2/1
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

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

BT.2020, HLG
HLG, BT.2020

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, 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, Web Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
has not

Zone audio output

speaker
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

HEOS App
has not

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS-Neo:6

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 15.2 x 33/17 x 6.6 x 13.3
43.5 x 10.1 x 35.5/17 x 4.1 x 14.9

Weight, kg/lbs

9/20.7
8.1/18.1

Other

Release year

2018
2019
Denon AVR-S940H
Marantz NR1510
Denon AVR-S940H
Marantz NR1510

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.4
  • 7
  • 7.4Denon AVR-S940H
  • 7Marantz NR1510