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Sony STR-DN840

Sony STR-DN840
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Pioneer VSX-823-K

Pioneer VSX-823-K
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Pioneer VSX-1022-K

Pioneer VSX-1022-K
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Marantz NR1403

Marantz NR1403
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Price $149 to $161 at 3 stores $398 to $449 at 2 stores $349 at 1 store $399 at 1 store $399 to $899 at 6 stores
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Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.2 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 4.5 stars out of 1 review
Release date August 27, 2010 April 24, 2013 March 05, 2013 March 15, 2012 May 25, 2012
The Bottom Line The Sony STR-DN840 is by far the best AV receiver value of the year, offering tons of wireless connectivity and six HDMI inputs for well under $500. The Pioneer VSX-823-K is a good deal for AirPlay fans looking for lots of HDMI connectivity, but it falls short on wireless features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The Pioneer VSX-1022-K's combination of six HDMI inputs and AirPlay looks good from afar, but this AV receiver is only worth considering if you can find it heavily discounted. The Marantz NR1403 is a slim, handsome AV receiver with excellent sound and plenty of HDMI connectivity, although it lacks built-in networking.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Surround System Class 5.1 channel
7.2 channel
5.1 channel
7.1 channel
5.1 channel
Internet Streaming Services Info unavailable Pandora
Music Unlimited
Slacker
vTuner
Pandora
vTuner
Pandora
vTuner
Info unavailable
Surround Sound Effects Info unavailable Info unavailable Front Stage Surround Advance
Headphone Surround (V.S.S.)
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Radio Radio tuner - AM/FM - 30 preset stations
AM/FM
AM/FM - 30 preset stations
Info unavailable Radio tuner - AM/FM - 56 preset stations
Product Type AV receiver
Home Theater Network Receiver
Network AV receiver
Home Theater Receiver
Home Theater Receiver
Equalizer Info unavailable Info unavailable 5 bands
Info unavailable 9 bands
HDMI Switching Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
Yes
Optical Digital Input Yes
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
Connectivity Protocols Info unavailable Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet
MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link)
Bluetooth ready, adapter sold separately
Ethernet
Bluetooth ready, adapter sold separately
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth ready, adapter sold separately
Enclosure Color Info unavailable Black
Brushed black
Black
Black
Built-in Decoders Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Dolby Digital
DTS ES Matrix 6.1
DTS ES Discrete 6.1
DTS 96/24
DTS NEO: 6
DTS HD Master Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital EX
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
Dolby True HD
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
DTS-HD Master Audio
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital EX
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS-HD
DTS Express
DTS ES
DTS NEO: 6
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital
Dolby Pro Logic II
DTS-HD High Resolution
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS Neo:6
DTS Express
DTS-ES decoder
Dolby Digital EX
Dolby TrueHD
DTS 96/24
Weight Info unavailable 18.7 lbs
18.11 lbs
Info unavailable 18.3 lbs
Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 year warranty
Info unavailable 3 years warranty
Full contract period Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 year
Info unavailable 3 years
Sound Output Mode Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Info unavailable Surround Sound
Service & support details type Info unavailable Info unavailable Limited warranty
Info unavailable Limited warranty
Product Description Sherwood RD 5405 - AV receiver - 5.1 channel
Home Theater Network Receiver - 7.2 channel
Sony STR-DN840
Network AV receiver - 5.1 channel
Pioneer VSX-823-K
Home Theater Receiver - 7.1 channel
Home Theater Receiver
Marantz NR 1403 - 5.1 channel
Power Info unavailable AC 120 V
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Response Bandwidth Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 10 - 100000 Hz
Remote Control Info unavailable Info unavailable Standard
Info unavailable Universal remote control - Infrared
Output Power Info unavailable 1050 Watt
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Dimensions (WxDxH) 17.1 in x 15 in x 5.5 in
16.9 in x 13 in x 6.1 in
17.125 in x 13.625 in x 6.625 in
Info unavailable 17.3 in x 14.4 in x 4.1 in
Coaxial Digital Input Yes
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
Amplifier signal-to-noise ratio Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 98 dB
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