Marantz NR1608 vs Onkyo TX-SR353

Marantz NR1608
vs
Onkyo TX-SR353

Here we are comparing Marantz NR1608 vs Onkyo TX-SR353 to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses. The NR1608 has 7.2 channels amplifier and the TX-SR353 5.1 channels. Only the NR1608 has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the NR1608. We have evaluated both AV receivers, NR1608 has an overall score of 8.3 out of 10 vs 4 out of 10 for TX-SR353.

Advantages Marantz NR1608 over Onkyo TX-SR353

  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Pure direct/Straight mode
  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • AirPlay support
  • HDR compatible
  • 4K resolution video signal pass-through feature
  • Dolby Vision compatible
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Setup assistant
  • Multi-zone
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

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Marantz NR1608

Marantz NR1608 review

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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Onkyo TX-SR353

Onkyo TX-SR353 review

Dec 20, 2019

Soundbars definitely have their place, but if explosive surround-sound is what you’re dreaming of—without an eye-watering price tag—check out the all-new TX-SR353. Onkyo TX-SR353 re...

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Common

Product

Marantz NR1608
Onkyo TX-SR353

Model

NR1608
TX-SR353

Brand

Marantz
Onkyo

Reviews

77
327

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

50/8 20Hz-20KHz, 70/6 1KHz
140/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Hi-Res audio, Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ
has not

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, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud
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 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

3
2

Component input/output

2/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI
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

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

Other additional features

IP Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App, HEOS App
has not

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

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

250
210

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.45

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
43.5 x 16.8 x 32.6/17 x 6.2 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

8.1/18.3
8/17
Marantz NR1608
Onkyo TX-SR353
Marantz NR1608
Onkyo TX-SR353

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.3
  • 4
  • 8.3Marantz NR1608
  • 4Onkyo TX-SR353

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