Marantz NR1510 vs Onkyo TX-SR444

Marantz NR1510
vs
Onkyo TX-SR444

What are the main differences between the Marantz NR1510 vs Onkyo TX-SR444 and which AV receivers is better? The NR1510 has 5.2 channels amplifier and the TX-SR444 7.1 channels. Only the TX-SR444 has a Dolby Atmos support. We have evaluated both AV receivers, NR1510 has an overall score of 7 out of 10 vs 4.8 out of 10 for TX-SR444.

Advantages Marantz NR1510 over Onkyo TX-SR444

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • AirPlay support
  • HDMI eARC features compatible
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • HDR compatible
  • Dolby Vision compatible
  • Setup assistant

Advantages Onkyo TX-SR444 over Marantz NR1510

  • Multi-zone

Common strengths

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

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Marantz NR1510

Marantz NR1510 review

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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Product

Marantz NR1510
Onkyo TX-SR444

Model

NR1510
TX-SR444

Brand

Marantz
Onkyo

Reviews

14
62

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
7.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

50/8 20Hz-20KHz, 60/6 1KHz
100/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192KHz/32-bit
TI Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer, Hi-Res audio
Theater-Dimensional, CinemaFILTER

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/1
4/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

3
3

Component input/output

2/1
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)

HDR10

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, BT.2020
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

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
USB

Other additional features

IP Control, Web 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
has not

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
0

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-Neo:6
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
420

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.3

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 10.1 x 35.5/17 x 4.1 x 14.9
53.7 x 26.5 x 41.6/ 20.8 x 10.2 x 16.1

Weight, kg/lbs

8.1/18.1
10.5/22
Marantz NR1510
Onkyo TX-SR444
Marantz NR1510
Onkyo TX-SR444

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 4.8
  • 7Marantz NR1510
  • 4.8Onkyo TX-SR444

The Marantz NR1510 is better receiver in this comparison - check Marantz NR1510 price.