This comparison should help you choose the right model comparing Marantz NR1508 vs Denon AVRX1400H.
One of the crucial differences between these two models is that Marantz NR1508 supports the 5.2 channel setup when Denon AVRX1400H supports the 7.2 channel setup. Moreover, Denon wins when we compare the total power output – 560 W versus 250 W that Marantz has. Both models support the modern 4K video standard with 60 Hz, HDR, and HLG. These receivers also have an “eco” mode.
These models have wireless modules (Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) that allow you to use the HEOS application or access different online audio streaming services.
Both receivers support the multiroom technology.
These receivers have 6 in and 1 out HDMI ports, which are reliable. They can assure a perfect connection.
Both Denon and Marantz use the Audyssey technology for audio calibration and tweaking. This technology is quite precise, and manufacturers provide you with the microphone required for the calibration. Nevertheless, some customers are not satisfied with the result and they tweak it with an easy-to-use Audyssey Editor application.
AVRX1400H has two large knobs, a simple LCD in the center and a row of buttons. There are also additional ports (setup microphone, phones, HDMI and USB). The remote controller is very ergonomic, the buttons are labeled-well and they are big enough.
Marantz NR1508 also has two big knobs on both sides and an LCD display. There is a row of buttons right under the LCD display. There are some additional ports on the front panel (USB, phones, HDMI and setup microphone). The remote controller does not have too many buttons, but they are enough to control everything you need.
The dimensions are 13.3x17.1x5.9 inches for Denon AVRX1400H and 14.8x17.3x4.1 inches for Marantz NR1508. The weight is 18.74 pounds and 18.08 pounds respectively.
Denon AVR-X1400H is better receiver in this comparison. Check Denon AVR-X1400H price