Harman Kardon AVR 2650 vs. Marantz NR1603


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Harman
Kardon AVR 2650

  • Suggested Price: $799.99
  • Release Date: June 2011

Marantz
NR1603

  • Suggested Price: $649.99
  • Release Date: June 2012

Pros for buying the Harman Kardon AVR 2650:

+5
Multizone functionality
+4
Logic 7® processing
+4
Upgradable firmware via USB port
+3
Dolby® Volume technology
+3
Front USB input
+2
The Bridge IIIP iPod/iPhone connectivity
+1
Multidevice, programmable/learning remote

Pros for buying the Marantz NR1603:

+5
Slim Design
+4
Front HDMI & USB input
+4
3 year warranty
+3
Easy on-screen setup
+3
Apple AirPlay support
+2
Powered Zone 2

Cons against buying the Harman Kardon AVR 2650:

+6
No AirPlay support
+5
1 year warranty
+5
No WiFi adapter available
+4
Bluetooth adapter not included
+3
The Bridge IIIP not included
+3
No front HDMI input

Cons against buying the Marantz NR1603:

+5
No WiFi adapter available
+3
Bluetooth adapter sold seperately

Specifications

Audio Decoding True HD, DD Plus, PLIIx, DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio Processing Harman Kardon EzSet/EQ system
Channels 7.1
HDMI 5 inputs (5 back, 0 front), 1 output
Network Ethernet, DLNA + Bluetooth adapter
Power 95 watts / ch (8 ohms, 20-20kHz, 2 ch driven)
Smart Control Harman Kardon App iPhone/iPad/Android/
THX Certified No
Video Upscaling 1080p

Specifications

Audio Decoding True HD, DD Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio Processing Audyssey MultEQ, Dynamic EQ & Volume
Channels 7.1
HDMI 6 inputs (5 back, 1 front), 1 output
Network Ethernet, AirPlay, DLNA
Power 50 watts / ch (8 ohms, 20-20kHz, 2 ch driven)
Smart Control Marantz Remote App for iPhone/iPad/Android
THX Certified No
Video Upscaling 1080p

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  • Step-down
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