The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Marantz NR1710 vs Onkyo TX-SR353 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Marantz NR1710 has 7.2 versus 5.1 for Onkyo TX-SR353. Regarding power, then NR1710 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 50/8, 70/6 when TX-SR353 has a power of 140/6. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 192 KHz/32-bit for NR1710 and 192 KHz/24-bit for the TX-SR353. Only the NR1710 supports Bi-amping feature. The Marantz NR1710 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the NR1710 supports Spotify. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The NR1710 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-SR353. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the NR1710.
The Marantz NR1710 has 8/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 HDMI connectors of the Onkyo TX-SR353. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the NR1710. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The NR1710 supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.3, versus HDCP 2.2 in the TX-SR353. The NR1710 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the NR1710. The setup assistant will help you configure Marantz NR1710.
Only the NR1710 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the NR1710.