Marantz STEREO 70s vs Yamaha R-N2000A

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Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

STEREO 70s vs R-N2000A comparison chart

Overall
Marantz STEREO 70s
7
Yamaha R-N2000A
7
6
9
8
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Marantz STEREO 70s vs Yamaha R-N2000A review

Marantz STEREO 70s
vs
Yamaha R-N2000A

Review of Marantz STEREO 70s versus Yamaha R-N2000A will reveal the best features offered by the devices. We estimated the compared receivers and both received a 7 out of 10 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2023.

Main advantages Marantz STEREO 70s over Yamaha R-N2000A

  • Thanks to 1 multi-room zones support, STEREO 70s bypasses its competitor without multizone support.
  • Implemented HDMI ARC support.
  • HDMI CEC is present.
  • Can process HDR video.
  • It is possible to use the 4K/120Hz signal pass-through function.
  • 8K/60Hz signal pass-through is available.

Main advantages Yamaha R-N2000A over Marantz STEREO 70s

  • 90/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 75/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 6 and 9, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

STEREO 70s
6
R-N2000A
9

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Marantz STEREO 70s supports 2.2-channels sound, but Yamaha R-N2000A supports a 2.1-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 R-N2000A this value is 90/8 W/Ohm, and for the STEREO 70s it is 75/8 W/Ohm.

STEREO 70s R-N2000A
Channels2.22.1
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm75/8, 100/690/8, 145/4
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 4
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.07

Audio features

The score for audio features is 8 of 10 for both receivers.

STEREO 70s
8
R-N2000A
8

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 STEREO 70s can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

STEREO 70s R-N2000A
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/32-bit192 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ XTYPAO
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audioCINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

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

STEREO 70s
8
R-N2000A
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.

STEREO 70s R-N2000A
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.

STEREO 70s R-N2000A
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, Marantz STEREO 70s got 8 points, but Yamaha R-N2000A received 6 points.

STEREO 70s
8
R-N2000A
6

Only Marantz STEREO 70s has 6/3 HDMI inputs and outputs.

By using the HDMI ARC, we can get rid of additional audio cables for the forefront of high-quality sound, but also thanks to this technology, it becomes possible to use surround sound formats. The STEREO 70s has HDMI ARC support.

HDMI-CEC helps gadgets attached to your TV to link back and forth with your TV via HDMI ports. It is become possible to control all linked devices with one remote. The STEREO 70s features HDMI CEC.

STEREO 70s R-N2000A
HDMI input/output6/30/0
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.3
Subwoofer output (LFE)21
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input12
Coaxial digital input11
Composite input00
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, setup micphones, 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.

STEREO 70s
8
R-N2000A
false

HDR pass-through gives you the possibility to broadcast HDR content directly from source to TV without the processing of the receiver. HDR support is available only on the Marantz STEREO 70s.

With the 4K pass-through feature, the AV receiver sends "native" 4K signals to a 4K TV from a video source without any processing. Only STEREO 70s in our comparison can work with the 4K/120Hz video.

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 only on Marantz STEREO 70s.

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 only with Marantz STEREO 70s.

STEREO 70s R-N2000A
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10+
4K signal pass-through4K/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 featuresDynamic HDR, Variable Refresh Rate, Quick Frame Transport, Auto Low Latency Modehas not

Additional features

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

STEREO 70s
10
R-N2000A
10

STEREO 70s R-N2000A
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.

STEREO 70s R-N2000A
Multi-room zones1has not
Zone audio outputspeakerhas not
Zone HDMI outputhas nothas not
Multi-room controlMarantz 2016 AVR Remote, HEOS Apphas not
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)0/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)01

Multichannel surround

STEREO 70s
false
R-N2000A
false

STEREO 70s R-N2000A
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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