Having had an opportunity to test Marantz NR1710 vs Yamaha R-N602BL, I’d like to share my impression here to facilitate your choice of a new AV receiver.
The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 2.0, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the NR1710 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 50/8, 70/6, while the R-N602BL has a power of 115/8, 105/4. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the NR1710 it is 0.08%, but for the R-N602BL it is 0.01%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the NR1710 received the model 192 KHz/32-bit, but the R-N602BL is equipped with Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Marantz NR1710. Both Marantz NR1710 and Yamaha R-N602BL can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The contenders have differences in the supported services from Apple - AirPlay, AirPlay 2 versus AirPlay respectively. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Marantz NR1710 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, but the Yamaha R-N602BL works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode can provide only the NR1710. Video scaling is only possible with the NR1710. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the NR1710. HDMI Audio Return Channel is only available on Marantz NR1710. HDMI eARC is only supported by the NR1710. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Marantz NR1710 has HDMI CEC. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Marantz NR1710 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the NR1710. Only in the NR1710 realized a DTS:X surround technology.