Marantz NR1606 vs Marantz SR5010 review

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Marantz NR1606 vs Marantz SR5010 review

Marantz NR1606
vs
Marantz SR5010

Marantz NR1606 vs Marantz SR5010 – that is a question.

Amplifier

AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the NR1606 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 50/8, 70/6, while the SR5010 has a power of 100/8, 140/6. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the NR1606 received the model 192 KHz/24-bit, but the SR5010 is equipped with 192 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Marantz NR1606 and Marantz SR5010 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet access via WIFI is possible on both units. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. Most popular streaming services are available for our models under consideration - Pandora, SiriusXM.

Video features

Support for the HDR function can only boast of each of the AV receivers. 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 NR1606 and the SR5010. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the SR5010.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the NR1606 has 8/1, and the SR5010 has 8/2.Marantz NR1606 connectionsMarantz SR5010 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the NR1606 and the SR5010. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. NR1606 and SR5010 support the standard HDCP 2.2. Unlike most receivers, our models do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Ability to create 2 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. Voice control of the basic functions of the receiver is not realized in both models. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Marantz NR1606 and the Marantz SR5010 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.

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General

Item

Marantz NR1606
Marantz SR5010

Model

NR1606
SR5010

Brand

Marantz
Marantz

Reviews

0
61

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

50/8, 70/6
100/8, 140/6

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)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
Audyssey MultEQ XT

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2)

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, SiriusXM
Pandora, SiriusXM

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/1
8/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

3
2

Component input/output

2/1
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI
analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

x.v.Color
BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, 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
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Marantz AVR Remote App
Marantz AVR Remote App

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

250
650

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.2

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 10.1 x 35.5 /17.3 x 4.1 x 14.8
43.5 x 16.1 x 33/17 x 6.3 x 13.6

Weight, kg/lbs

8.1/18.7
9.9/22.7

Other

Release year

2016
2015
Marantz NR1606
Marantz SR5010
Marantz NR1606
Marantz SR5010

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 7.4Marantz NR1606
  • 7.6Marantz SR5010

The Marantz SR5010 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Marantz SR5010 price