Marantz AV7703 vs Yamaha R-N602BL review

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Rating 5 5

AV receivers comparison chart

Overall
Marantz AV7703
9.4
Yamaha R-N602BL
5.8
9
7
10
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10
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Marantz AV7703 vs Yamaha R-N602BL review

Marantz AV7703
vs
Yamaha R-N602BL

Having had an opportunity to test Marantz AV7703 vs Yamaha R-N602BL, I’d like to share my impression here to facilitate your choice of a new AV receiver.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 11.2 versus 2.0, respectively, for devices. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AV7703 it is 0.08%, but for the R-N602BL it is 0.01%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AV7703 received the model 192 KHz/32-bit, but the R-N602BL is equipped with Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Marantz AV7703. Both Marantz AV7703 and Yamaha R-N602BL can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The contenders have differences in the supported services from Apple - AirPlay, AirPlay 2 versus AirPlay respectively. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Marantz AV7703 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, Sound Cloud, but the Yamaha R-N602BL works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz.

Video features

Support for the HDR function can only boast of the AV7703. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode can provide only the AV7703. Video scaling is only possible with the AV7703. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the AV7703. HDMI Audio Return Channel is only available on Marantz AV7703. HDMI eARC is not supported by the AV7703 and the R-N602BL. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Marantz AV7703 has HDMI CEC. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Marantz AV7703 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the AV7703. Only in the AV7703 realized a DTS:X surround technology.

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General

Item

Marantz AV7703
Yamaha R-N602BL

Model

AV7703
R-N602BL

Brand

Marantz
Yamaha

Reviews

28
0

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

115/8, 105/4

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.01

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

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

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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
0/0

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

2
2

Composite input

3
0

Component input/output

3/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

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

x.v.Color, BT.2020
has not

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
iPhone, 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
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
has not

Zone audio output

preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App, HEOS App
has not

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
has not

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

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

60
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 40.6 x 17.7/17.3 x 16.2 x 7.3
43.5 x 15.1 x 39.2/17.1 x 5.9 x 15.3

Weight, kg/lbs

10/22.9
9.8/21.6

Other

Release year

2016
2018
Marantz AV7703
Yamaha R-N602BL
Marantz AV7703
Yamaha R-N602BL

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 9.4
  • 5.8
  • 9.4Marantz AV7703
  • 5.8Yamaha R-N602BL

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