Marantz NR1608 vs Onkyo TX-RZ840

NR1608 vs TX-RZ840 comparison chart

Marantz NR1608 vs Onkyo TX-RZ840 review

Marantz NR1608
vs
Onkyo TX-RZ840

Here we show you AV receivers comparison of Marantz NR1608 vs Onkyo TX-RZ840 based on specifications, reviews and ratings. The NR1608 has 7.2 channels amplifier and the TX-RZ840 9.2 channels. 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 8.4 out of 10 for TX-RZ840.

Advantages Marantz NR1608 over Onkyo TX-RZ840

  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers

Advantages Onkyo TX-RZ840 over Marantz NR1608

  • HDMI eARC features compatible
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • IMAX Enhanced certification

Common strengths

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

Dec 06, 2019

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Onkyo TX-RZ840

Dec 27, 2019

The Onkyo TX-RZ840 AV receiver has the most advanced features and can be used as part of installed home systems. What are Onkyo TX-RZ840 specs? See them in this Onkyo TX-RZ840 review. Article navig...

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Common

Product

Marantz NR1608
Onkyo TX-RZ840

Model

NR1608
TX-RZ840

Brand

Marantz
Onkyo

Reviews

80
39

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

50/8, 70/6
180/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
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
AKM 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Hi-Res audio, Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Advanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio

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, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/1
7/2

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
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

3
2

Component input/output

2/1
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

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

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

Additional features

Voice control

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

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
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
network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control
IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App, HEOS App
FlareConnect

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

has not
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

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

250
870

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.15

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 20.1 x 39.8/17 x 7.8 x 15.3

Weight, kg/lbs

8.1/18.3
17/37.4

Other

Release year

2017
2019
Marantz NR1608
Onkyo TX-RZ840
Marantz NR1608
Onkyo TX-RZ840

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.3Marantz NR1608
  • 8.4Onkyo TX-RZ840

The Onkyo TX-RZ840 is better receiver in this comparison - check Onkyo TX-RZ840 price.