Yamaha YHT-497 comparison

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Sony STR-DN840

Sony STR-DN840
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Marantz NR1403

Marantz NR1403
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Price $399 at 1 store $449 at 1 store $279 to $300 at 3 stores $427 to $579 at 4 stores $399 to $399 at 4 stores
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    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 1 review 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.5 stars out of 1 review
Release date October 26, 2012 April 24, 2013 February 13, 2012 March 14, 2013 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 Marantz NR1403 is a slim, handsome AV receiver with excellent sound and plenty of HDMI connectivity, although it lacks built-in networking.

Basic specs

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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
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Surround Sound Effects SILENT CINEMA DSP
Virtual CINEMA DSP
CINEMA DSP Digital
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Radio AM/FM - 40 preset stations
AM/FM
Info unavailable Info unavailable Radio tuner - AM/FM - 56 preset stations
Product Type Home theater system
Home Theater Network Receiver
Home theater system
Home theater system
Home Theater Receiver
Equalizer Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 9 bands
Components AV receiver
Speaker system
Info unavailable Home theater receiver
Speaker system
AV receiver
Speaker system
Info unavailable
Optical Digital Input Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
Connectivity Protocols Info unavailable Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Info unavailable Bluetooth ready, adapter sold separately
Ethernet
Bluetooth ready, adapter sold separately
HDMI Switching Yes
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
Enclosure Color Black
Black
Info unavailable Info unavailable Black
Built-in Decoders Dolby Digital Plus
DTS-HD High Resolution
DTS-HD Master Audio
Dolby TrueHD
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 Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD Master Audio
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
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
Info unavailable Info unavailable 18.3 lbs
Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 3 years warranty
Full contract period Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 3 years
Sound Output Mode Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Info unavailable Info unavailable Surround Sound
Service & support details type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Limited warranty
Product Description Yamaha YHT-497 - Home theater system - 5.1 channel
Home Theater Network Receiver - 7.2 channel
Sony STR-DN840
Home theater system - 5.1 channel
Home theater system - 7.1 channel
Home Theater Receiver
Marantz NR 1403 - 5.1 channel
Power Info unavailable AC 120 V
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Response Bandwidth Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 10 - 100000 Hz
Remote Control Universal remote control
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Universal remote control - Infrared
Components AV receiver
Speaker system
Info unavailable Home theater receiver
Speaker system
AV receiver
Speaker system
Info unavailable
Output Power Info unavailable 1050 Watt
660 Watt
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Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable 16.9 in x 13 in x 6.1 in
Info unavailable Info unavailable 17.3 in x 14.4 in x 4.1 in
Coaxial Digital Input Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
Speaker(s) Satellite speaker
2 x Center channel speaker - External - 30 Watt
1 x Subwoofer - External - 30 Watt
2 - External - 30 Watt
1 - External - 50 Watt
Info unavailable Front speakers
Surround Speakers
Center channel speaker
Passive subwoofer
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Amplifier signal-to-noise ratio Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 98 dB
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