Marantz AV7703 vs Sony STR-DH190 review

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Rating 5 5

AV receivers comparison chart

Overall
Marantz AV7703
9.4
Sony STR-DH190
5
9
7
10
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10
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Marantz AV7703 vs Sony STR-DH190 review

Marantz AV7703
vs
Sony STR-DH190

Marantz AV7703 vs Sony STR-DH190 comparison definitely makes sense.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Marantz AV7703 has 11.2 versus 2.0 for Sony STR-DH190. The THD is 0.08% for the AV7703 but 0.09% for the STR-DH190. Only the AV7703 supports Bi-amping feature. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the AV7703 supports Spotify.

Video features

Only the Marantz AV7703 has support for High dynamic range (HDR). Only the AV7703 provides HDMI signal transmission in standby mode. The AV7703 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the STR-DH190. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the AV7703. Only the AV7703 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. Of the two receivers in our comparison, HDMI CEC is present in only the AV7703. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the AV7703. The setup assistant will help you configure Marantz AV7703.

Multichannel surround

Only the AV7703 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the AV7703.

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General

Item

Marantz AV7703
Sony STR-DH190

Model

AV7703
STR-DH190

Brand

Marantz
Sony

Reviews

28
1789

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8

Output impedance, Ohm

8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/32-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
Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, Sound Cloud
has not

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
0

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
0

Coaxial digital input

2
0

Composite input

3
0

Component input/output

3/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
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

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

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
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

60
200

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.3

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 x 13.3 x 28.4/17 x 5.1 x 11

Weight, kg/lbs

10/22.9
6.7/14.7

Other

Release year

2016
2018
Marantz AV7703
Sony STR-DH190
Marantz AV7703
Sony STR-DH190

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  • 9.4Marantz AV7703
  • 5Sony STR-DH190

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