Denon AVR-S950H vs Marantz NR1711

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Denon AVR-S950H vs Marantz NR1711 review

Denon AVR-S950H
vs
Marantz NR1711

To get informed with the specs of the receivers, we suggest you read the Denon AVR-S950H and Marantz NR1711 review. According to the results of our review, Denon AVR-S950H received 7.3 points out of 10 possible, and Marantz NR1711 was rated 8.3 points. The release date of AVR-S950H is 2019, and NR1711 is 2020. This review shows us that the NR1711 is a better choice as a home AV receiver than the AVR-S950H.

Main advantages Denon AVR-S950H over Marantz NR1711

  • 90/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 50/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Main advantages Marantz NR1711 over Denon AVR-S950H

  • 8K/60Hz signal pass-through is available.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 7 points out of 10.

AVR-S950H
7
NR1711
7

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 7.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. The differences between the models in terms of RMS power are significant - for the AVR-S950H this value is 90/8 W/Ohm, and for the NR1711 it is 50/8 W/Ohm.

AVR-S950H NR1711
Channels7.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm90/8, 125/650/8, 70/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the AVR-S950H 6 out of 10, and the NR1711 - 9.

AVR-S950H
6
NR1711
9

Bi-amping is the amplification of one speaker with two amplifiers. This amplification method has a positive effect on sound quality. Bi-amping is possible on the NR1711.

Most receivers now come with a microphone included. It is with the help of this microphone that the auto-calibration system functions, which adjusts the sound of the receiver to the room.

Speaker A/B switching allows you to change between the main and sub speaker set. Marantz NR1711 can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

AVR-S950H NR1711
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AKM 192 KHz/32-bitN/A
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQAudyssey MultEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer, Hi-Res audioAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Denon AVR-S950H scored 7, and Marantz NR1711 scored 10 out of 10.

AVR-S950H
7
NR1711
10

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.

DLNA is the perfect way to use your local cloud storage to stream movies and music directly to a TV. You can use the DLNA protocol only with Marantz NR1711.

AVR-S950H NR1711
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)11
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.

AVR-S950H NR1711
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, Mood MixDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud

Extensive connections

The presence of many connectors makes the receiver more versatile. But there are also narrowly targeted models, the number of connectors which are limited to a certain area of use. And when choosing their own receiver, users need to consider exactly your goals for using the receiver. For extensive connection, both receivers got 8 points on our 10-point scale.

AVR-S950H
8
NR1711
8

Denon AVR-S950H is equipped with 8/2 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Marantz NR1711 has 6/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

AVR-S950H NR1711
HDMI input/output8/26/1
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.3HDCP 2.3
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input21
Coaxial digital input11
Composite input23
Component input/output2/12/1
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup micUSB, phones, setup mic
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

The AV receiver is the heart of the home theater. And in this case, support for all current video formats ensures the best user experience, so it is very important to consider this when choosing a device. Video features of the AVR-S950H were rated 8 out of 10 against the 7 for the NR1711.

AVR-S950H
8
NR1711
7

With the 4K pass-through feature, the AV receiver sends "native" 4K signals to a 4K TV from a video source without any processing. The AVR-S950H works with the 4K/60Hz video, and the NR1711 has the 4K/120Hz.

The AV receiver passes "native" 8K signals from a video source to 8K TV without any encoding, with the 8k pass-through features. The 8K path-through is available on Marantz NR1711.

AVR-S950H NR1711
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/120Hz
8K signal pass-through8K/60Hz
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversion
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresHLG, BT.2020HLG, BT.2020, Dynamic HDR

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, both receivers received a score of 10 out of 10.

AVR-S950H
10
NR1711
10

AVR-S950H NR1711
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon KindleiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featuresIP Control, Web ControlIP Control, Web Control, App Control

Multi-room

As the center of a home media system, each multichannel receiver has an additional set of terminals for connecting the second set of speakers to create additional audio space in Zone 2 or even Zone 3 where audio can have the separate source.

AVR-S950H NR1711
Multi-room zones22
Zone audio outputspeakerspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlHEOS AppMarantz AVR Remote app, HEOS App
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)0/01/0
DC trigger output (12V)01

Multichannel surround

For the ability to create multichannel surround sound, each of the receivers received 7 points out of 10.

AVR-S950H
7
NR1711
7

AVR-S950H NR1711
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height VirtualizationDolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESSDTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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