Marantz NR1609 vs Pioneer VSX-S520

Marantz NR1609

Marantz NR1609 review

Dec 07, 2018

The Marantz NR1609 is able to work correctly with Tidal, Deezer, TuneIn, and other services. It has a dual-zone capability, which works seamlessly and Pure Direct mode that allows listening to the hi...

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Pioneer VSX-S520

Pioneer VSX-S520 review

Nov 27, 2018

This is the way to go if you are looking for a slim receiver since this is basically the only one out there! Modern multichannel speakers should not be large. Already now, very restrained, compact 5....

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Common

Product

Marantz NR1609
Pioneer VSX-S520

Model

NR1609
VSX-S520

Brand

Marantz
Pioneer

Rating

4.0 of 5
3.5 of 5

Reviews

8
55

Amplifier

Total output power

350 W
250 W

Output power per channel

50 W
50 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm
4 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

7
5

Signal-to-noise ratio

100 dB
82 dB

Functions

Amplifier class

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

DSD

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS neural:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K
up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion
HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K
up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

4
has not

Optical digital inputs

1
1

Coaxial digital inputs

1
1

HDMI inputs

8
4

HDMI outputs

1
1

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
1

USB

1
1

Phones

1
1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station

56
40

Preset station qty

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

MCACC Pro

Deep color

X.v.Color

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz
24bit / 192kHz

DSP preset qty

Sound output mode

Surround sound effects

Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround
Front Stage Surround Advance

Surround system class

7.2 channel
5.1 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Digital sound processor (DSP)

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

250 W
80 W

Standby power consumption

0.2 W
0.2 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

14.5 x 17.3 x 4.1 inches
12.8 x 17.1 x 2.8 inches

Weight

18.3 pounds
8.8 pounds
Marantz NR1609
Pioneer VSX-S520
Marantz NR1609
Pioneer VSX-S520

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  • 26.1Marantz NR1609
  • 24.8Pioneer VSX-S520

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