The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Yamaha RX-V585BL vs Marantz NR1510 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Yamaha RX-V585BL has 7.2 versus 5.2 for Marantz NR1510. Regarding power, then RX-V585BL has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/8, 145/6 when NR1510 has a power of 50/8, 60/6. The THD is 0.09% for the RX-V585BL but 0.08% for the NR1510.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit for RX-V585BL and 192 KHz/32-bit for the NR1510. Only the RX-V585BL supports Bi-amping feature. Each of the AV receivers 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, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio - all of these streaming services have found application in each of the models.
Both AV receivers support HDR10 technology (High dynamic range). Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/60Hz signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The RX-V585BL can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the NR1510. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.
The Yamaha RX-V585BL has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/1 HDMI connectors of the Marantz NR1510. 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. The RX-V585BL supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.2, versus HDCP 2.3 in the NR1510. The NR1510 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. The RX-V585BL supports voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, and the NR1510 - Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both RX-V585BL and NR1510 can be configured using the Setup assistant.
Only the RX-V585BL has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the RX-V585BL.