It’s strongly recommended to compare different receivers if you want to choose the best one: Denon HEOS AVR vs Marantz NR1506.
The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.1 versus 5.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the HEOS AVR has such a ratio W/Ohm - 50/8, 65/6, while the NR1506 has a power of 50/8, 60/6. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.05%. None of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Denon HEOS AVR and Marantz NR1506 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Wireless Internet access via WIFI is possible on both units. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Denon HEOS AVR works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, but the Marantz NR1506 works with Pandora, SiriusXM.
Support for the HDR function can only boast of the NR1506. 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 HEOS AVR and the NR1506. None of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Review participants do not have the Dolby Vision feature.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the HEOS AVR has 4/1, and the NR1506 has 6/1. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the HEOS AVR and the NR1506. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. HEOS AVR and NR1506 support the standard HDCP 2.2. Unlike most receivers, our models do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. There is an ECO mode in NR1506. The Marantz NR1506 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
Generally no support for a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A DTS:X surround technology is not supported by devices from our comparison.