Marantz NR1710 vs Marantz NR1609

Marantz NR1710 vs Marantz NR1609

Marantz NR1710 review

7.2-channel AV receiver supports DTS: X and Dolby Atmos formats and provides 90 watts per channel at 6 ohms. 8 HDMI inputs (1 front) with full HDCP 2.2 support let you connect Blu-ray players, game consoles, and more. The Marantz NR1710 provides 4K / 60Hz pass-through video, 4: 4: 4 color coding, eARC, HDR and BT.2020, plus compatibility with Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log Gamma. Thanks to the support of DSD (2.8 / 5.6 MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAV, it is possible to stream high-resolution music over the network, even without pauses. Audyssey MultEQ, Dynamic Volume, and Dynamic EQ systems provide ideal speaker auto-calibration for the acoustic conditions of your room. Marantz NR1710

Marantz NR1609 review

The 7.2-channel unit, power 7 x 85 W (6 Ohms), also has the support of the DTS: X and Dolby Atmos formats. The Marantz NR1609 receiver works reliably on busy wireless networks with dual-band Wi-Fi support. On board there is a Bluetooth circuit, and with the release of new software, AirPlay 2 support is announced with the possibility of organizing a multi-room system based on iOS devices. The model copes with the role of a tape drive, playing on a local network and USB Hi-Res-audio formats (PCM up to 24 bit / 192 kHz and DSD up to 5.6 MHz). Marantz NR1609

Marantz NR1710 pros & cons

Pros

  • The microphone provided made setup easy
  • To control the Marantz NR1710 provides a full-time remote, proprietary application and even personal assistant Amazon Alexa

Cons

  • Needs a lot of tweaking to be optimized on high end system

Marantz NR1609 pros & cons

Pros

  • My second channel connects to outdoor speakers which I can now control from my phone using the HEOS or Marantz app. This is very handy not to have to go back inside to change the music, volume, etc
  • Helpful manual unlike ones in other brands’ models

Cons

  • Only complaint is that the menu pops up when you turn a device on and you have to use the remote to select the input which is already selected

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Rating 4.4 4.4

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Product

Marantz NR1710
Marantz NR1609

Model

NR1710
NR1609

Brand

Marantz
Marantz

Reviews

31
64

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

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

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)

192KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/24-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 Enhancer, Hi-Res audio
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
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

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/1
8/1

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
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

3
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

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
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

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
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 AVR Remote App, HEOS App
HEOS App

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
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-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround

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

250
250

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.2

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
43.1 x 17.7 x 40.6/17.3 x 7.3 x 16.2

Weight, kg/lbs

8.1/18.3
14/31.1
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  • 8.3Marantz NR1710
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