Marantz NR1200 vs Onkyo TX-8270 – that is a question.
AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the NR1200 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 75/8, 100/6, while the TX-8270 has a power of 160/6. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the NR1200 received the model 192 KHz/32-bit, but the TX-8270 is equipped with AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit. None of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Marantz NR1200 and Onkyo TX-8270 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. None of the AV receivers have an auto speaker calibration support.
These units have the same Wi-Fi modules. 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 NR1200 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, but the Onkyo TX-8270 works with Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio. The quality of 4K/60Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode can provide only the NR1200. None of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the TX-8270.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the NR1200 has 5/1, and the TX-8270 has 4/1. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the NR1200 and the TX-8270. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The NR1200 has support for the standard HDCP 2.3, compared to the TX-8270, which supports the standard HDCP 2.2. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. There is an ECO mode in NR1200. The Marantz NR1200 and the Onkyo TX-8270 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
Generally no support for a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A DTS:X surround technology is not supported by devices from our comparison.