Marantz NR1200 vs Denon DRA-800H review

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Marantz NR1200
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Denon DRA-800H

What is better - Marantz NR1200 vs Denon DRA-800H?

Amplifier

AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the NR1200 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 75/8 20Hz-20KHz, 100/6 1KHz, while the DRA-800H has a power of 100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 120/6 1KHz. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the NR1200 received the model 192KHz/32-bit, but the DRA-800H is equipped with 192KHz/24-bit. None of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Marantz NR1200 and Denon DRA-800H can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. None of the AV receivers have an auto speaker calibration support. 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 NR1200 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, but the Denon DRA-800H works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud.

Video features

The HDR10 function is present in each of the rivals. The quality of 4K 60p 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 NR1200 and the DRA-800H. None of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the DRA-800H.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs is the same - 5/1.Marantz NR1200 connectionsDenon DRA-800H connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the NR1200 and the DRA-800H. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. NR1200 and DRA-800H support the standard HDCP 2.3. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. Voice control is performed using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI in both models. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Marantz NR1200 and the Denon DRA-800H can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Generally no support for a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A DTS:X surround technology is not supported by devices from our comparison.

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Common

Product

Marantz NR1200
Denon DRA-800H

Model

NR1200
DRA-800H

Brand

Marantz
Denon

Reviews

7
13

Amplifier

Channels

2.0
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

75/8 20Hz-20KHz, 100/6 1KHz
100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 120/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG
HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
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
network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control, Web Control
IP Control, Web Control

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

5/1
5/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

0
0

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones
USB, phones

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
2

Zone audio output

has not
preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
HEOS App

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

180
220

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 10.1 x 35.5/17 x 4.1 x 14.9
43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6 x 13.3

Weight, kg/lbs

8.1/18.1
8.3/18.3
Marantz NR1200
Denon DRA-800H
Marantz NR1200
Denon DRA-800H

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 6.4
  • 7
  • 6.4Marantz NR1200
  • 7Denon DRA-800H

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