Harman Kardon AVR 1700 vs. Marantz NR1403


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Harman
Kardon AVR 1700

  • Suggested Price: $499.99
  • Release Date: September 2012

Marantz
NR1403

  • Suggested Price: $399.99
  • Release Date: April 2012

Pros for buying the Harman Kardon AVR 1700:

+4
100 watts / channel
+3
DLNA 1.5 Certified
+3
Logic 7 surround processing
+3
Apple AirPlay support
+2
HARMAN Media Manager
+2
Front USB input
+1
vTuner Internet radio

Pros for buying the Marantz NR1403:

+5
Front HDMI input
+4
3 year warranty
+3
Easy on-screen setup
+3
Slim Design

Cons against buying the Harman Kardon AVR 1700:

+5
1 year warranty
+5
Bluetooth adapter not included
+3
No 4K upscaling
+3
No WiFi adapter available

Cons against buying the Marantz NR1403:

+5
No network support (WiFi or Ethernet)
+4
No Marantz iPhone/iPod/Android App
+3
No Apple Airplay support
+2
Bluetooth adapter sold seperately

Specifications

Audio Decoding True HD, DD Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio Processing Harman Kardon EzSet/EQ system
Channels 5.1
HDMI 6 inputs (6 back, 0 front), 1 output
Network Ethernet, AirPlay, DLNA 1.5
Power 100 watts / ch (8 ohms, 20-20kHz, 2 ch driven)
Smart Control Harman Kardon App iPhone/iPad/Android/
THX Certified No
Video Upscaling No

Specifications

Audio Decoding True HD, DD Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio Processing Audyssey MultEQ, Dynamic EQ & Volume
Channels 5.1
HDMI 6 inputs (5 back, 1 front), 1 output
Network No, Bluetooth adapter not included
Power 50 watts / ch (8 ohms, 20-20kHz, 2 ch driven)
Smart Control None
THX Certified No
Video Upscaling None

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Harman Kardon AVR 700

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  • Release Date: September 2012

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Denon AVR-1713

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Sony STR-DH830

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Pioneer VSX-1022-K

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  • Release Date: March 2012

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Pioneer VSX-822-K

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  • Release Date: March 2012

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Yamaha RX-V473

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Harman Kardon AVR 1650

  • Step-down
  • Suggested Price: $499.00
  • Release Date: June 2011

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Marantz NR1504

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $499.00
  • Release Date: April 2013

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Onkyo TX-NR525

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  • Release Date: March 2013

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Pioneer VSX-823-K

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  • Release Date: March 2013

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Pioneer VSX-1023-K

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  • Release Date: March 2013

Compare the NR1403 versus:

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Denon AVR-1613

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $399.99
  • Release Date: April 2012

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Onkyo TX-NR414

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $449.00
  • Release Date: February 2012

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Pioneer VSX-822-K

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $379.99
  • Release Date: March 2012

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Yamaha RX-V473

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $449.95
  • Release Date: March 2012

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Denon AVR-1713

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $449.99
  • Release Date: April 2012

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Onkyo TX-NR515

  • Competitor Up
  • Suggested Price: $599.99
  • Release Date: February 2012

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Pioneer VSX-1022-K

  • Competitor Up
  • Suggested Price: $449.99
  • Release Date: March 2012

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Yamaha RX-V573

  • Competitor Up
  • Suggested Price: $549.95
  • Release Date: March 2012

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Marantz NR1603

  • Step-up
  • Suggested Price: $649.99
  • Release Date: June 2012

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Denon AVR-2113CI

  • Competitor Up
  • Suggested Price: $649.99
  • Release Date: May 2012

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Yamaha RX-V673

  • Competitor Up
  • Suggested Price: $649.95
  • Release Date: April 2012

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Sony STR-DH830

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $399.99
  • Release Date: January 2012

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Harman Kardon AVR 1650

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $499.00
  • Release Date: June 2011

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Marantz NR1504

  • Newer model
  • Suggested Price: $499.00
  • Release Date: April 2013


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