Marantz STEREO 70s vs Yamaha R-N800A

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Rating 4.5 4.5

STEREO 70s vs R-N800A comparison chart

Marantz STEREO 70s
Yamaha R-N800A

Marantz STEREO 70s vs Yamaha R-N800A review

Marantz STEREO 70s
Yamaha R-N800A

Along with the growing popularity of custom home theater builds, the comparison of Marantz STEREO 70s and Yamaha R-N800A takes place. According to the results of our review, Marantz STEREO 70s received 7 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha R-N800A was rated 6.5 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2023. Based on the data on the characteristics and features of both models, we can conclude that STEREO 70s has better performance than R-N800A.

Main advantages Marantz STEREO 70s over Yamaha R-N800A

  • 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-N800A 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.


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


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-N800A 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-N800A this value is 100/8 W/Ohm, and for the STEREO 70s it is 75/8 W/Ohm.

STEREO 70s R-N800A
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm75/8, 100/6100/8, 120/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.07

Audio features

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


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-N800A
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/32-bit192 KHz/32-bit
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


The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Marantz STEREO 70s scored 8, and Yamaha R-N800A scored 7 out of 10.


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-N800A
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Ethernet (RJ45)11

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-N800A
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
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-N800A received 4 points.


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-N800A
HDMI input/output6/30/0
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.3
Subwoofer output (LFE)21
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input12
Coaxial digital input12
Composite input00
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, setup micUSB, phones
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.


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-N800A
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 R-N800A
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
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


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-N800A
Multi-room zones1has not
Zone audio outputspeakerhas not
Zone HDMI outputhas nothas not
Multi-room controlMarantz 2016 AVR Remote, HEOS Apphas not
Remote control input/output (IR)0/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)00

Multichannel surround


STEREO 70s R-N800A
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)has nothas not
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)has nothas not
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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