Denon AVR-X1600H vs Marantz NR1504 review

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Denon AVR-X1600H
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Marantz NR1504

The Denon AVR-X1600H vs Marantz NR1504 comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon AVR-X1600H has 7.2 versus 5.1 for Marantz NR1504. Regarding power, then AVR-X1600H has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 120/6 1KHz when NR1504 has a power of 50/8 20Hz-20KHz, 60/6 1KHz. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 384 KHz/32-bit for AVR-X1600H and 192 KHz/24-bit for the NR1504. Only the AVR-X1600H supports Bi-amping feature. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Only the Denon AVR-X1600H can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Denon AVR-X1600H has support for AirPlay, AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The AVR-X1600H can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mood Mix, and the NR1504 can receive a content from Pandora, SiriusXM. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. Both competitors are not able to scale the HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is not supported by these receivers.

Extensive connections

Each receiver has 6/1 HDMI inputs/outputs.Denon AVR-X1600H connectionsMarantz NR1504 connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the AVR-X1600H. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The AVR-X1600H supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.3, versus HDCP 2.2 in the NR1504. The AVR-X1600H has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the AVR-X1600H. Both AVR-X1600H and NR1504 can be configured using the Setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Only the AVR-X1600H has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the AVR-X1600H.

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-X1600H
Marantz NR1504

Model

AVR-X1600H
NR1504

Brand

Denon
Marantz

Reviews

36
106

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 120/6 1KHz
50/8 20Hz-20KHz, 60/6 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)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT
Audyssey MultEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mood Mix
Pandora, SiriusXM

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

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, 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, iPod, Android

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
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/1
6/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
3

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

HEOS App
has not

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

430
180

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.2

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6 x 13.3
43.1 x 10.1 x 35.5 /17.3 x 4.1 x 14.8

Weight, kg/lbs

8.6/19
8.1/17.3
Denon AVR-X1600H
Marantz NR1504
Denon AVR-X1600H
Marantz NR1504

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 7.6
  • 5.3
  • 7.6Denon AVR-X1600H
  • 5.3Marantz NR1504

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