Sony STR-DH790 vs Marantz NR1608

Sony STR-DH790
Sony STR-DH790 review

Nov 29, 2018

Personally, for me, the Sony STR-DH790 is regarded as one of the most noteworthy receivers. Why? Because Sony has always been a solid name in electronics. This receiver has enough power to make your ...

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Marantz NR1608
Marantz NR1608 review

Sep 27, 2018

If you choose to buy this AV receiver you will definitely have no regrets as this receiver can act like a digital player, network audio player or internet radio. If you are worried about how it can c...

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Product

Sony STR-DH790
Marantz NR1608

Model

STR-DH790
NR1608

Brand

Sony
Marantz

Rating

4.2 of 5
4.0 of 5

Reviews

15
27

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

D
D

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

DSD

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS neural:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS:X

Dolby atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Power device

Operational power consumption

700 W
250 W

Standby power consumption

0.3 W
0.2 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Amplifier

Total output power

1015 W
350 W

Output power per channel

145 W
50 W

Output impedance per channel

6 Ohm
4 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.09 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

7
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

108 dB
98 dB

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

has not
2

Optical digital inputs

1
1

Coaxial digital inputs

1
1

HDMI inputs

4
8

HDMI outputs

1
1

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
2

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 qty

30
40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

X.v.Color

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Deep color

MCACC Pro

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Sound output mode

Surround Sound
Surround Sound

Audio D/A converter

32bit / 192kHz
32bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Dolby Surround
Dolby Surround

Surround system class

7.2 channel
7.2 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

12
4

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

19.2 x 13.6 x 6.8 inches
14.8 x 17.3 x 4.1 inches

Product weight

15.6 pounds
18.3 pounds

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