What is better - Marantz AV7703 vs Pioneer VSX-934?
The number of channels for receivers is different - 11.2 versus 7.2, respectively, for devices. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AV7703 received the model 192 KHz/32-bit, but the VSX-934 is equipped with AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Marantz AV7703 and Pioneer VSX-934 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
These units have the same Wi-Fi modules. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. 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 Pioneer VSX-934 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora. 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 VSX-934. 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 VSX-934 has 6/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the AV7703 and the VSX-934. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. AV7703 and VSX-934 support the standard HDCP 2.2. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Unlike the AV7703 where 3 Multi zones is provided, the VSX-934 works with 2 Multi zones. There is an ECO mode in AV7703. The Marantz AV7703 and the Pioneer VSX-934 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.
The Marantz AV7703 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Marantz AV7703 price