Marantz NR1510 vs Yamaha RX-V4A

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NR1510 vs RX-V4A comparison chart

Marantz NR1510 vs Yamaha RX-V4A review

Marantz NR1510
vs
Yamaha RX-V4A

Review of Marantz NR1510 versus Yamaha RX-V4A will reveal the best features offered by the devices. According to the results of our review, Marantz NR1510 received 7 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha RX-V4A was rated 6.5 points. The release date of NR1510 is 2019, and RX-V4A is 2020. NR1510 is better suited for home theater use than the RX-V4A. Its sound profile is better balanced.

Main advantages Marantz NR1510 over Yamaha RX-V4A

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Yamaha RX-V4A over Marantz NR1510

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

Amplifiers

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

NR1510
6
RX-V4A
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 RX-V4A this value is 80/6 W/Ohm, and for the NR1510 it is 60/6 W/Ohm.

NR1510 RX-V4A
Channels5.25.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm50/8, 60/680/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 66
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.06

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the NR1510 6 out of 10, and the RX-V4A - 7.

NR1510
6
RX-V4A
7

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 RX-V4A.

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 RX-V4A
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/32-bitN/A
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQYPAO
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer, Hi-Res audioCINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Marantz NR1510 scored 8, and Yamaha RX-V4A scored 9 out of 10.

NR1510
8
RX-V4A
9

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

NR1510 RX-V4A
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz2.4/5GHz
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.

NR1510 RX-V4A
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn RadioDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz

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 Yamaha RX-V4A received 5 points.

NR1510
9
RX-V4A
5

Marantz NR1510 is equipped with 8/1 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Yamaha RX-V4A has 4/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

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 RX-V4A
HDMI input/output8/14/1
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)20
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input11
Coaxial digital input11
Composite input30
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 the NR1510 were rated 6 out of 10 against the 7 for the RX-V4A.

NR1510
6
RX-V4A
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 NR1510 works with the 4K/60Hz video, and the RX-V4A 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 Yamaha RX-V4A.

Most of the AV receivers have a video scaling function, it is the process of reformatting the video signal to a higher resolution without losing the quality of the image. Upscaling the video signal resolution is possible with Yamaha RX-V4A.

NR1510 RX-V4A
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.2020x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the NR1510 got 10 points, but the RX-V4A has 7.

NR1510
10
RX-V4A
7

NR1510 RX-V4A
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon KindleiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMFM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)N/A
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featuresIP Control, Web ControlApp 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.

NR1510 RX-V4A
Multi-room zoneshas nothas not
Zone audio outputhas nothas not
Zone HDMI outputhas nothas not
Multi-room controlhas notMusicCast
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
RX-V4A
5

NR1510 RX-V4A
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus
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 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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