Marantz AV7703 vs Onkyo TX-8270 review

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Marantz AV7703 vs Onkyo TX-8270 review

Marantz AV7703
vs
Onkyo TX-8270

Marantz AV7703 vs Onkyo TX-8270 – that is a question.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 11.2 versus 2.0, respectively, for devices. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AV7703 received the model 192 KHz/32-bit, but the TX-8270 is equipped with AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Marantz AV7703. Both Marantz AV7703 and Onkyo TX-8270 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

These units have the same Wi-Fi modules. 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 Onkyo TX-8270 works with Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio.

Video features

Support for the HDR function can only boast of each of the AV receivers. The quality of 4K/60Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode can provide only the AV7703. Video scaling is only possible with the AV7703. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AV7703 has 8/3, and the TX-8270 has 4/1.Marantz AV7703 connectionsOnkyo TX-8270 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the AV7703 and the TX-8270. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. AV7703 and TX-8270 support the standard HDCP 2.2. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Unlike the AV7703 where 3 Multi zones is provided, the TX-8270 works with 2 Multi zones. There is an ECO mode in AV7703. The Marantz AV7703 and the Onkyo TX-8270 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
Onkyo TX-8270

Model

AV7703
TX-8270

Brand

Marantz
Onkyo

Reviews

28
119

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

160/6

Output impedance, Ohm

6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/32-bit
AK4438 384 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
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, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
4/1

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
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
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
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
FM, DAB

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
preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App, HEOS App
FlareConnect

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
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
260

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 14.9 x 32.8/17 x 5.5 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

10/22.9
8.6/19.4

Other

Release year

2016
2017
Marantz AV7703
Onkyo TX-8270
Marantz AV7703
Onkyo TX-8270

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 9.4
  • 6.2
  • 9.4Marantz AV7703
  • 6.2Onkyo TX-8270

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