Denon DRA-900H vs Marantz STEREO 70s

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Votes 5 5
Rating 5 5

DRA-900H vs STEREO 70s comparison chart

Denon DRA-900H vs Marantz STEREO 70s review

Denon DRA-900H
vs
Marantz STEREO 70s

The Denon DRA-900H vs Marantz STEREO 70s comparison makes sense because it shows what devices in their segments can offer. According to the results of our review, Denon DRA-900H received 7.3 points out of 10 possible, and Marantz STEREO 70s was rated 7 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2023. DRA-900H is more suitable as the heart of home theater system than its opponent - STEREO 70s.

Main advantages Denon DRA-900H over Marantz STEREO 70s

  • 100/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 75/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Both receivers have a multi-room zone function, but DRA-900H has 2 zones vs 1 on its competitor.
  • Include HDMI eARC function.

Main advantages Marantz STEREO 70s over Denon DRA-900H

  • 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.

DRA-900H
7
STEREO 70s
6

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 2.2-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 DRA-900H this value is 100/8 W/Ohm, and for the STEREO 70s it is 75/8 W/Ohm.

DRA-900H STEREO 70s
Channels2.22.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm100/8, 120/675/8, 100/6
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 DRA-900H 7 out of 10, and the STEREO 70s - 8.

DRA-900H
7
STEREO 70s
8

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 STEREO 70s.

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.

DRA-900H STEREO 70s
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/32-bit192 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQAudyssey MultEQ XT
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featureshas notAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

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

DRA-900H
8
STEREO 70s
8

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 STEREO 70s.

DRA-900H STEREO 70s
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz2.4/5GHz
USB2 (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.

DRA-900H STEREO 70s
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:MixDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix

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 DRA-900H got 7 points, but Marantz STEREO 70s received 8 points.

DRA-900H
7
STEREO 70s
8

Denon DRA-900H is equipped with 6/1 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Marantz STEREO 70s has 6/3 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 Denon DRA-900H.

DRA-900H STEREO 70s
HDMI input/output6/16/3
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 input00
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, 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 DRA-900H were rated 7 out of 10 against the 8 for the STEREO 70s.

DRA-900H
7
STEREO 70s
8

DRA-900H STEREO 70s
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10+HDR10+
4K signal pass-through4K/120Hz4K/120Hz
8K signal pass-through8K/60Hz8K/60Hz
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 featuresDynamic HDR, Variable Refresh Rate, Quick Frame Transport, Auto Low Latency Mode, Auto LipSyncDynamic HDR, Variable Refresh Rate, Quick Frame Transport, Auto Low Latency Mode

Additional features

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

DRA-900H
10
STEREO 70s
10

DRA-900H STEREO 70s
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, 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 Control, App 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.

DRA-900H STEREO 70s
Multi-room zones21
Zone audio outputpreoutspeaker
Zone HDMI outputhas not
Multi-room controlHEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR RemoteMarantz 2016 AVR Remote, HEOS App
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)1/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)00

Multichannel surround

DRA-900H
false
STEREO 70s
false

DRA-900H STEREO 70s
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)has nothas not
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)has nothas not
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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