Marantz NR1608 vs Denon AVR-X2300W

NR1608 vs AVR-X2300W comparison chart

Marantz NR1608 vs Denon AVR-X2300W review

Marantz NR1608
vs
Denon AVR-X2300W

Here we show you AV receivers comparison of Marantz NR1608 vs Denon AVR-X2300W based on specifications, reviews and ratings. Both have 7.2 channel amplifiers. Both receivers have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices. We have evaluated both AV receivers, NR1608 has an overall score of 8.3 out of 10 vs 7.2 out of 10 for AVR-X2300W.

Advantages Marantz NR1608 over Denon AVR-X2300W

  • Dolby Vision compatible

Advantages Denon AVR-X2300W over Marantz NR1608

  • Delivers 95W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 50W/8Ohm

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Marantz NR1608

Dec 06, 2019

AV receivers have a reputation for such large and heavy drawers, which take up a lot of space on the shelf, but, in fact, you do not need such a huge device to organize a real home theater at your pla...

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Denon AVR-X2300W

Dec 06, 2019

Developing a worthy replacement for the stunning AVR-X2200W has definitely been a challenge. This award-winning receiver was evidence of the return of its former form to a company that at some point ...

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Common

Product

Marantz NR1608
Denon AVR-X2300W

Model

NR1608
AVR-X2300W

Brand

Marantz
Denon

Reviews

80
175

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

50/8, 70/6
95/8, 125/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-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, Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Hi-Res audio, Audyssey 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

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/1
8/2

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

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)

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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG, BT.2020
x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

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

IP Control
IP Control, Web Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App, HEOS App
Denon Remote App

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

250
550

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 33 x 15.2/17.1 x 13.3 x 6.6

Weight, kg/lbs

8.1/18.3
9/20.7

Other

Release year

2017
2016
Marantz NR1608
Denon AVR-X2300W
Marantz NR1608
Denon AVR-X2300W

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.3
  • 7.2
  • 8.3Marantz NR1608
  • 7.2Denon AVR-X2300W

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