Denon AVR-X1600H vs Marantz NR1510

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AVR-X1600H vs NR1510 comparison chart

Denon AVR-X1600H vs Marantz NR1510 review

Denon AVR-X1600H
vs
Marantz NR1510

Let's make the Denon AVR-X1600H versus Marantz NR1510 comparison. According to the results of our review, Denon AVR-X1600H received 7.6 points out of 10 possible, and Marantz NR1510 was rated 7 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2019. After comparison, it will become clear that among these two devices, the AVR-X1600H is more suitable for the role of the heart of home theater system.

Main advantages Denon AVR-X1600H over Marantz NR1510

  • More channels, namely 7, makes this receiver more profitable than its 5-channel competitor.
  • 80/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 50/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Thanks to 2 multi-room zones support, AVR-X1600H bypasses its competitor without multizone support.
  • Surround sound ensures the availability of Dolby Atmos.
  • Object-oriented sound ensures the availability of DTS:X.

Main advantages Marantz NR1510 over Denon AVR-X1600H

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 7 and 6, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

AVR-X1600H
7
NR1510
6

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Denon AVR-X1600H supports 7.2-channels sound, but Marantz NR1510 supports a 5.2-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-X1600H this value is 80/8 W/Ohm, and for the NR1510 it is 50/8 W/Ohm.

AVR-X1600H NR1510
Channels7.25.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm80/8, 120/650/8, 60/6
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-X1600H 10 out of 10, and the NR1510 - 6.

AVR-X1600H
10
NR1510
6

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 only on the AVR-X1600H.

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. Denon AVR-X1600H can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

AVR-X1600H NR1510
Digital to analog converter (DAC)384 KHz/32-bit192 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ XTAudyssey MultEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio RestorerAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is equal and was rated 8 out of 10.

AVR-X1600H
8
NR1510
8

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

AVR-X1600H NR1510
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-X1600H NR1510
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mood MixDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio

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, Denon AVR-X1600H got 8 points, but Marantz NR1510 received 9 points.

AVR-X1600H
8
NR1510
9

Denon AVR-X1600H is equipped with 6/1 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Marantz NR1510 has 8/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

AVR-X1600H NR1510
HDMI input/output6/18/1
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/output0/02/1
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup micUSB, HDMI, 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 rivals in our comparison were rated 6 out of 10.

AVR-X1600H
6
NR1510
6

AVR-X1600H NR1510
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through
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

Additional features

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

AVR-X1600H
10
NR1510
10

AVR-X1600H NR1510
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon KindleiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
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

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-X1600H NR1510
Multi-room zones2has not
Zone audio outputspeaker, preouthas not
Zone HDMI outputhas not
Multi-room controlHEOS Apphas not
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)0/01/0
DC trigger output (12V)01

Multichannel surround

Denon AVR-X1600H got 7 points for the multichannel surround sound and Marantz NR1510 got 5.

AVR-X1600H
7
NR1510
5

Dolby Atmos' particularity is that this is the object-oriented sound format, that is, each audio signal object is independently sounded and connected to its spatial position. Denon AVR-X1600H can create 3D sound due to the Dolby Atmos support.

DTS:X is an algorithm used by the processor to create sound scenes, where sounds connected directly to objects rather than channels, and to determine the optimum sound output distribution in space. Surround sound with DTS:X is available only on the AVR-X1600H.

AVR-X1600H NR1510
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height VirtualizationDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESSDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS-Neo:6
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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