Marantz NR1609 vs Yamaha RX-A770BL

NR1609 vs RX-A770BL comparison chart

Marantz NR1609 vs Yamaha RX-A770BL review

Marantz NR1609
vs
Yamaha RX-A770BL

This is a review and detailed comparison of Marantz NR1609 vs Yamaha RX-A770BL. 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, NR1609 has an overall score of 8.2 out of 10 vs 8.1 out of 10 for RX-A770BL.

Advantages Marantz NR1609 over Yamaha RX-A770BL

  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers

Advantages Yamaha RX-A770BL over Marantz NR1609

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

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Phono (MM) input
  • Dolby Vision compatible
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Rating 5 5
Marantz NR1609

Dec 13, 2019

Compact AV receiver appeared in the Marantz catalog - NR1609. The novelty, despite its small size, has not lost in functionality: it supports Hi-Res audio up to 24 bit / 192 kHz and DSD up to 5.6 MHz...

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Yamaha RX-A770BL

Dec 06, 2019

The Yamaha Aventage RX-A 60 series, which was introduced in 2016, was replaced by the RX-A 70 series. New products focus on 4K and HDR content. Each of the six new receivers (RX-A670, RX-A770 , RX-A8...

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Common

Product

Marantz NR1609
Yamaha RX-A770BL

Model

NR1609
RX-A770BL

Brand

Marantz
Yamaha

Reviews

105
48

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

50/8, 70/6
95/8

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audio
CINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT, Extra Bass

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, Pandora, TuneIn Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/1
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

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

3
1

Component input/output

2/1
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

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
analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

BT.2020
DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
Amazon Alexa

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, Web Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
MusicCast, AV Controller

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

1
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-EXPRESS, DTS Neo:6 Cinema, DTS Neo:6 Music

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

250
400

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 17.7 x 40.6/17.3 x 7.3 x 16.2
43.5 x 17.1 x 38/17 x 6.7 x 14.8

Weight, kg/lbs

14/31.1
10.5/23.1

Other

Release year

2018
2017
Marantz NR1609
Yamaha RX-A770BL
Marantz NR1609
Yamaha RX-A770BL

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8.2Marantz NR1609
  • 8.1Yamaha RX-A770BL

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