Marantz NR1609 vs Yamaha RX-S602

NR1609 vs RX-S602 comparison chart

Marantz NR1609 vs Yamaha RX-S602 review

Yamaha RX-S602 vs Marantz NR1609

Yamaha RX-S602 review

The output power of this unit reaches 125 watts per channel at 8 ohms. 5.1-channel network AV receiver with high-quality sound and convenient functions, including AirPlay, and support for MusicCast. The receiver fits perfectly in compact racks for AV equipment. This allows you to place the system wherever you are comfortable, and at the same time it will look elegant and neat. The USB port on the front of the Yamaha RX-S602 is used to conveniently connect iPod / iPhone / iPad devices, which at the same time are recharged during operation. Yamaha RX-S602

Marantz NR1609 review

The 7.2-channel unit, power 7 x 85 W (6 Ohms), provides full three-dimensional sound thanks to the support of the DTS: X and Dolby Atmos formats in 5.1.2-channel configuration. Audyssey MultEQ system is used to set up the speakers in accordance with the geometry and acoustic features of the room. The technology uses Dynamic Volume (normalizes the volume, which is convenient when watching broadcasts with ads) and Dynamic EQ (optimizes the frequency response). The AV receiver has one HDMI input on the front and seven HDMI inputs on the back. All of them support HDCP 2.2 protocol and 4K resolution (60 Hz), as well as HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG video standards with extended dynamic range. Marantz NR1609

Yamaha RX-S602 pros & cons

Pros

  • The produced (TV shows and Netflix) sound is very clear
  • TV plays sound without using a separate optical cable

Cons

  • The receiver has been stripped from USB outlet on rear panel

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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Common

Product

Marantz NR1609
Yamaha RX-S602

Model

NR1609
RX-S602

Brand

Marantz
Yamaha

Reviews

105
17

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

50/8, 70/6
80/8, 125/6

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)

192 KHz/24-bit
Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-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

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

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

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 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
1

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

3
3

Component input/output

2/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
USB, 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 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, Google Assistant

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

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
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)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

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
190

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 11.1 x 32.8/17 x 4.3 x 12.8

Weight, kg/lbs

14/31.1
7.8/17.2

Other

Release year

2018
2018
Marantz NR1609
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