An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Denon AVR-X4100W vs Marantz NR1711 comparison definitely makes sense.
Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 7.2. Regarding power, then AVR-X4100W has such a W/Ohm ratio - 125/8, 165/6 when NR1711 has a power of 50/8, 70/6. The THD is 0.05% for the AVR-X4100W but 0.08% for the NR1711. Both the AVR-X4100W and the NR1711 support Bi-amping. 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. The Denon AVR-X4100W has support for AirPlay, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The AVR-X4100W can work with the audio stream from Pandora, SiriusXM, and the NR1711 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. Both rivals can scale the resolution of the incoming HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.
The Denon AVR-X4100W has 8/3 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 6/1 HDMI connectors of the Marantz NR1711. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the NR1711. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
The AVR-X4100W supports 3 Multi-room zones, versus 2 for the NR1711. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both AVR-X4100W and NR1711 can be configured using the Setup assistant.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the NR1711.