Marantz NR1403 comparison

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Marantz NR1403

Marantz NR1403
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Sony STR-DN840

Sony STR-DN840
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Onkyo TX-NR626

Onkyo TX-NR626
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Sony STR-DN1040

Sony STR-DN1040
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Pioneer VSX-823-K

Pioneer VSX-823-K
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Price $399 to $399 at 4 stores $398 to $449 at 2 stores $449 to $499 at 5 stores $599 at 1 store $245 to $349 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 1 review 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews 2.5 stars out of 5 reviews 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date May 25, 2012 April 24, 2013 March 14, 2013 April 24, 2013 March 05, 2013
The Bottom Line The Marantz NR1403 is a slim, handsome AV receiver with excellent sound and plenty of HDMI connectivity, although it lacks built-in networking. 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. Onkyo's TX-NR626 is a value-packed AV receiver with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and even a turntable input, but it's just short of being our top pick. The Sony STR-DN1040 is a truly first-class AV receiver, boasting tons of wireless technology and a pretty user interface, at a premium price. 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.

Basic specs

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Surround System Class 5.1 channel
7.2 channel
7.2 channel
7.2 channel
5.1 channel
Internet Streaming Services Info unavailable Pandora
Music Unlimited
Slacker
vTuner
Spotify
TuneIn Radio
Last.fm
Pandora
Music Unlimited
Slacker
vTuner
Pandora
vTuner
Surround Sound Effects Info unavailable Info unavailable Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround
Info unavailable Front Stage Surround Advance
Headphone Surround (V.S.S.)
Radio Radio tuner - AM/FM - 56 preset stations
AM/FM
AM/FM - 40 preset stations
Info unavailable AM/FM - 30 preset stations
Product Type Home Theater Receiver
Home Theater Network Receiver
Network AV receiver
Home Theater Network Receiver
Network AV receiver
Equalizer 9 bands
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 5 bands
Optical Digital Input Yes
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Connectivity Protocols Bluetooth ready, adapter sold separately
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Built-in Wi-Fi
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet
MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link)
Ethernet
MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link)
Bluetooth ready, adapter sold separately
HDMI Switching Yes
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Enclosure Color Black
Black
Info unavailable Black
Brushed black
Built-in Decoders 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
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 TrueHD
DTS ES Discrete 6.1
DTS ES Matrix 6.1
DTS 96/24
DTS Neo:6
DTS HD Master Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution
Dolby Digital EX
Dolby Digital
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
Weight 18.3 lbs
18.7 lbs
21.6 lbs
Info unavailable 18.11 lbs
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 year warranty
Sound Effects Info unavailable Info unavailable DoubleBass
CinemaFILTER
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Full contract period 3 years
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 year
Sound Output Mode Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Info unavailable Surround Sound
Service & support details type Limited warranty
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Limited warranty
Product Description Home Theater Receiver
Marantz NR 1403 - 5.1 channel
Home Theater Network Receiver - 7.2 channel
Sony STR-DN840
Network AV receiver - 7.2 channel
Onkyo TX NR626
Home Theater Network Receiver - 7.2 channel
Network AV receiver - 5.1 channel
Pioneer VSX-823-K
Power Info unavailable AC 120 V
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Response Bandwidth 10 - 100000 Hz
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Remote Control Universal remote control - Infrared
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Video Conversion/Scaling Info unavailable Info unavailable Analog to HDMI up conversion
HDMI to HDMI scaling
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Output Power Info unavailable 1050 Watt
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 17.3 in x 14.4 in x 4.1 in
16.9 in x 13 in x 6.1 in
17.1 in x 12.9 in x 6.8 in
Info unavailable 17.125 in x 13.625 in x 6.625 in
Coaxial Digital Input Yes
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Amplifier signal-to-noise ratio 98 dB
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