Marantz NR1711 vs Denon AVR-S660H review

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Marantz NR1711 vs Denon AVR-S660H review

Marantz NR1711
Denon AVR-S660H

The Marantz NR1711 vs Denon AVR-S660H comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.


A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Marantz NR1711 has 7.2 versus 5.2 for Denon AVR-S660H. Regarding power, then NR1711 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 50/8, 70/6 when AVR-S660H has a power of 75/8, 100/6. The THD is the same and is 0.08%. Only the NR1711 supports Bi-amping feature. The Marantz NR1711 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.


WI-FI modules have the same characteristics: 2.4/5GHz. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Spotify can be used on each receiver. Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud - all of these streaming services have found application in each of the models.

Video features

Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/120Hz signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. 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.

Extensive connections

Each receiver has 6/1 HDMI inputs/outputs.Marantz NR1711 connectionsDenon AVR-S660H connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. HDMI eARC is available in each model. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.3. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. Supported voice control technologies are identical - Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both NR1711 and AVR-S660H can be configured using the Setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Only the NR1711 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the NR1711.

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Marantz NR1711
Denon AVR-S660H