Marantz AV7703 vs Sony STR-DN1040 review

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Marantz AV7703 vs Sony STR-DN1040 review

Marantz AV7703
vs
Sony STR-DN1040

What is better - Marantz AV7703 vs Sony STR-DN1040?

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 11.2 versus 7.2, respectively, for devices. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AV7703 it is 0.08%, but for the STR-DN1040 it is 0.09%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AV7703 received the model 192 KHz/32-bit, but the STR-DN1040 is equipped with 96 KHz/24-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Marantz AV7703 and Sony STR-DN1040 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. The AV7703 has access to the Spotify service.

Video features

Support for the HDR function can only boast of the AV7703. 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 STR-DN1040. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the AV7703.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AV7703 has 8/3, and the STR-DN1040 has 8/2.Marantz AV7703 connectionsSony STR-DN1040 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the AV7703 and the STR-DN1040. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. AV7703 and STR-DN1040 support the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Marantz AV7703.

Additional features

Unlike the AV7703 where 3 Multi zones is provided, the STR-DN1040 works with 2 Multi zones. There is an ECO mode in AV7703. The Marantz AV7703 and the Sony STR-DN1040 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
Sony STR-DN1040

Model

AV7703
STR-DN1040

Brand

Marantz
Sony

Reviews

28
342

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/6

Output impedance, Ohm

6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/32-bit
96 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
DCAC

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
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
8/2

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

2
2

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

3
2

Component input/output

3/1
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

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

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
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
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
2

Zone audio output

preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App, HEOS App
has not

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby EX

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD

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
240

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 17.2 x 32.9/17 x 6.7 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

10/22.9
10/22

Other

Release year

2016
2013
Marantz AV7703
Sony STR-DN1040
Marantz AV7703
Sony STR-DN1040

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 9.4
  • 6.1
  • 9.4Marantz AV7703
  • 6.1Sony STR-DN1040

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