Marantz AV7703 vs Yamaha RX-A3060BL – that is a question.
The number of channels for receivers is different - 11.2 versus 9.2, respectively, for devices. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AV7703 it is 0.08%, but for the RX-A3060BL it is 0.06%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AV7703 received the model 192 KHz/32-bit, but the RX-A3060BL is equipped with ES9016 192 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Marantz AV7703 and Yamaha RX-A3060BL 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 RX-A3060BL works with Napster, Qobuz, JUKE. The quality of 4K/60Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the AV7703 and the RX-A3060BL. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AV7703 has 8/3, and the RX-A3060BL has 8/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the AV7703 and the RX-A3060BL. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. AV7703 and RX-A3060BL support the standard HDCP 2.2. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Ability to create 3 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Marantz AV7703 and the Yamaha RX-A3060BL can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.