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Sony STR-DN840

Sony STR-DN840
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Sony STR-DN1040

Sony STR-DN1040
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Onkyo TX-NR626

Onkyo TX-NR626
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Marantz NR1403

Marantz NR1403
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Price $398 to $449 at 2 stores $599 at 1 store $449 to $499 at 5 stores $337 to $399 at 5 stores
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews 2.5 stars out of 5 reviews 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.5 stars out of 1 review
Release date April 24, 2013 April 24, 2013 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 Sony STR-DN1040 is a truly first-class AV receiver, boasting tons of wireless technology and a pretty user interface, at a premium price. 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 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 7.2 channel
7.2 channel
7.2 channel
5.1 channel
Internet Streaming Services Pandora
Music Unlimited
Slacker
vTuner
Pandora
Music Unlimited
Slacker
vTuner
Spotify
TuneIn Radio
Last.fm
Info unavailable
Surround Sound Effects Info unavailable Info unavailable Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround
Info unavailable
Radio AM/FM
Info unavailable AM/FM - 40 preset stations
Radio tuner - AM/FM - 56 preset stations
Product Type Home Theater Network Receiver
Home Theater Network Receiver
Network AV receiver
Home Theater Receiver
Equalizer Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 9 bands
Optical Digital Input Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
Connectivity Protocols Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet
MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link)
Bluetooth
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth ready, adapter sold separately
HDMI Switching Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
Enclosure Color Black
Black
Info unavailable Black
Built-in Decoders 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
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 TrueHD
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 18.7 lbs
Info unavailable 21.6 lbs
18.3 lbs
Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 3 years warranty
Full contract period Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 3 years
Sound Effects Info unavailable Info unavailable DoubleBass
CinemaFILTER
Info unavailable
Sound Output Mode Surround Sound
Info unavailable Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Service & support details type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Limited warranty
Product Description Home Theater Network Receiver - 7.2 channel
Sony STR-DN840
Home Theater Network Receiver - 7.2 channel
Network AV receiver - 7.2 channel
Onkyo TX NR626
Home Theater Receiver
Marantz NR 1403 - 5.1 channel
Power AC 120 V
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Remote Control Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Universal remote control - Infrared
Response Bandwidth Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 10 - 100000 Hz
Output Power 1050 Watt
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Video Conversion/Scaling Info unavailable Info unavailable Analog to HDMI up conversion
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Info unavailable
Dimensions (WxDxH) 16.9 in x 13 in x 6.1 in
Info unavailable 17.1 in x 12.9 in x 6.8 in
17.3 in x 14.4 in x 4.1 in
Coaxial Digital Input Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
Amplifier signal-to-noise ratio Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 98 dB
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