Marantz NR1510 vs Denon AVRS530BT

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NR1510 vs AVRS530BT comparison chart

Marantz NR1510 vs Denon AVRS530BT review

Marantz NR1510
vs
Denon AVRS530BT

Along with the growing popularity of custom home theater builds, the comparison of Marantz NR1510 and Denon AVRS530BT takes place. According to the results of our review, Marantz NR1510 received 7 points out of 10 possible, and Denon AVRS530BT was rated 4.3 points. The release date of NR1510 is 2019, and AVRS530BT is 2017. Based on the data on the characteristics and features of both models, we can conclude that NR1510 has better performance than AVRS530BT.

Main advantages Marantz NR1510 over Denon AVRS530BT

  • There is Wi-Fi support.
  • The Spotify support is an exclusive advantage.
  • There is support for Apple AirPlay.
  • Include HDMI eARC function.

Main advantages Denon AVRS530BT over Marantz NR1510

  • 70/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 50/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 6 points out of 10.

NR1510
6
AVRS530BT
6

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 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 AVRS530BT this value is 70/8 W/Ohm, and for the NR1510 it is 50/8 W/Ohm.

NR1510 AVRS530BT
Channels5.25.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm50/8, 60/670/8, 90/6
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 NR1510 6 out of 10, and the AVRS530BT - 5.

NR1510
6
AVRS530BT
5

Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Marantz NR1510 has Pure Direct mode.

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.

NR1510 AVRS530BT
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/32-bit192 KHz/24-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer, Hi-Res audioDialog Normalization

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Marantz NR1510 scored 8, and Denon AVRS530BT scored 5 out of 10.

NR1510
8
AVRS530BT
5

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

Wired internet connection via RJ45 allows receiver faster connection than wireless or even use NAS storages. Wired connection via RJ45 is possible in the NR1510 only.

NR1510 AVRS530BT
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)1
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.

NR1510 AVRS530BT
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radiohas not

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, Marantz NR1510 got 9 points, but Denon AVRS530BT received 5 points.

NR1510
9
AVRS530BT
5

Marantz NR1510 is equipped with 8/1 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Denon AVRS530BT has 5/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

HDMI eARC is the next step in the development of audio return channel technology, which works in conjunction with HDMI 2.1. Using eARC provides the highest sound quality for home audio systems. HDMI eARC is available only on Marantz NR1510.

The HDCP encryption protocol is now mandatory for most media devices. This security technology encrypts digital signals from one product to another. HDCP content-encryption protocol is present on Marantz NR1510 in the HDCP 2.3 version, and Denon AVRS530BT has the HDCP 2.2 version.

Connecting a vinyl player or phonograph is possible using a Phono input which is represented by mini-jack or RCA connectors. Only the NR1510 has a Phono interface.

NR1510 AVRS530BT
HDMI input/output8/15/1
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.3HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input12
Coaxial digital input11
Composite input32
Component input/output2/10/0
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 rivals in our comparison were rated 6 out of 10.

NR1510
6
AVRS530BT
6

NR1510 AVRS530BT
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10
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 conversionanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresHLG, BT.2020BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the NR1510 got 10 points, but the AVRS530BT has 7.

NR1510
10
AVRS530BT
7

Voice control allows you to control the basic functions of the receiver through a smartphone, smart speaker or using the microphone that comes with the kit. The NR1510 can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI.

NR1510 AVRS530BT
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon KindleiPhone, iPad, Android
Displaycolour OSDfluorescent
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBUSB
Other additional featuresIP Control, Web Controlhas not

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.

NR1510 AVRS530BT
Multi-room zoneshas nothas not
Zone audio outputhas nothas not
Zone HDMI outputhas nothas not
Multi-room controlhas nothas not
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)1/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)10

Multichannel surround

For the ability to create multichannel surround sound, each of the receivers received 5 points out of 10.

NR1510
5
AVRS530BT
5

NR1510 AVRS530BT
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plushas not
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS-Neo:6DTS Neo:6 Cinema
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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