Marantz NR1200 vs Onkyo TX-8270

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NR1200 vs TX-8270 comparison chart

Marantz NR1200 vs Onkyo TX-8270 review

Marantz NR1200
Onkyo TX-8270

Along with the growing popularity of custom home theater builds, the comparison of Marantz NR1200 and Onkyo TX-8270 takes place. According to the results of our review, Marantz NR1200 received 6.4 points out of 10 possible, and Onkyo TX-8270 was rated 6.2 points. The release date of NR1200 is 2019, and TX-8270 is 2017. Based on the data on the characteristics and features of both models, we can conclude that NR1200 has better performance than TX-8270.

Main advantages Marantz NR1200 over Onkyo TX-8270

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Onkyo TX-8270 over Marantz NR1200

  • Thanks to 2 multi-room zones support, TX-8270 bypasses its competitor without multizone support.


For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 6 and 7, respectively, on a 10-point scale.


The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 2.0-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 TX-8270 this value is 160/6 W/Ohm, and for the NR1200 it is 100/6 W/Ohm.

NR1200 TX-8270
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm75/8, 100/6160/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 66
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the NR1200 6 out of 10, and the TX-8270 - 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. Onkyo TX-8270 can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

NR1200 TX-8270
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/32-bitAK4438 384 KHz/32-bit
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibration
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresHi-Res audioHi-Res audio


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


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

NR1200 TX-8270
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.

NR1200 TX-8270
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay
Amazon Music
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn RadioDeezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio

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 NR1200 got 6 points, but Onkyo TX-8270 received 5 points.


Marantz NR1200 is equipped with 5/1 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Onkyo TX-8270 has 4/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

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 NR1200 in the HDCP 2.3 version, and Onkyo TX-8270 has the HDCP 2.2 version.

NR1200 TX-8270
HDMI input/output5/14/1
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
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 input00
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phonesphones
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 NR1200 were rated 6 out of 10 against the 5 for the TX-8270.


NR1200 TX-8270
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 conversion
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresHLGDeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the NR1200 got 10 points, but the TX-8270 has 5.


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 NR1200 can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. Only the Marantz NR1200 has the ECO mode.

NR1200 TX-8270
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon KindleiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDfluorescent
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featuresIP Control, Web Controlhas not


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.

NR1200 TX-8270
Multi-room zoneshas not2
Zone audio outputhas notpreout
Zone HDMI outputhas not
Multi-room controlhas notFlareConnect
Remote control input/output (IR)0/01/1
DC trigger output (12V)00

Multichannel surround


NR1200 TX-8270
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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