Product Comparison: Yamaha RX-S601D vs Marantz NR1508

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General Specifications
About the Product
The RX-S601D is a slim and compact 5.1-channel Network AV Receiver offers a DAB/DAB+ tuner for digital broadcasts, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Built-In compatibility.
Designed to deliver a thrilling sonic experience, the NR1508 AV Receiver offers high resolution surround from your favourite movie soundtracks including Dolby Trued and DTS-HD Master Audio.
Key Specs
Number of Channels
Watts Per Channel RMS
60 Watts
50 Watts
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.09 %
0.08 %
Signal/Noise Ratio
108 dB
98 dB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Yamaha RX-S601D AV Reciever - Silver
  • Sound performance is good. This model brings a lovely warm, natural and detailed sound, an altogether enchanting presence.
  • Audio visually it presents you a warm, vibrant and colourful picture accompanied with an active, accurate and engaging soundtrack.
  • Fits nicely in our slim bedroom cabinet and provides great surround sound coverage.
  • Small enough to fit in almost any cabinet. Great sound.
  • Sound is full, clear, and easy on these old ears.
Marantz NR1508 5 Channel Slim AV Receiver
  • Excellent item for music - on Stereo mode or if you watching Movies in 5.1 , it will be perfect !
  • This was a pleasant surprise. The sound was clear & crisp. Movie soundtrack was well detailed. Using it in my bedroom & very happy with it.
  • At a moderate volume level, it provides very good music sound quality.
  • To a small room and a good listening environment, the power is more than enough to enjoy musics and movies.
  • A really excellent piece of kit. Compact and full of features. But really delivers where it counts - the sound quality is fantastic for both movies and music.
Size & Weight
4.38 in.
4.1 in.
17.3 in.
17.3 in.
12.88 in.
14.8 in.
17.2 lbs.
17.9 lbs.
Receiver Type
A/V Receiver
A/V Receiver
Satellite Radio Tuner
Number Of FM Presets
Minimum Impedance
6 Ohms
4 Ohms
Frequency Response
10 - 100000 Hz
10 - 100000 Hz
MusicCast, Wireless music streaming, 4K Ultra HD Full Support, DAB/DAB+ Tuner, DSP Parameter Adjustment, Works with Apple AirPlay, Spotify Connect
Audyssey MultEQ for simple set-up and room calibration, Apple Siri voice control, Smart Home voice control, Works with Google Assistant, Works with Amazon Alexa, HEOS Multi-room streaming, Works with Apple AirPlay, 4K pass through
What customers say about "Features"
Yamaha RX-S601D AV Reciever - Silver
  • This amp is only 5.1 which suits my requirements perfectly. This amplifier looks nice, is well built and performs very well
  • Blu-Ray displays the same level in terms of both picture & sound quality. It does seem particularly adept with music.
  • Highly recommended, absolutely exceeds my expectations. In conjunction with Apple devices and Sony TV and Blueray a super device.
  • Bought this about two months ago and it works fab with our 4K TV
  • We get full 4K streaming from the PS4 and Virgin Mediabox
Marantz NR1508 5 Channel Slim AV Receiver
  • Passes full 4k HDR across from both Xbox and PS4 and sounds great.
  • Relatively easy to set up and easy to use. so pleased. Ideal for the small space I have.
  • The function of internet radio is great and there are plenty of excellent 320 bitrate music channels to select.
  • After few weeks of using it I am still surprised how good sound quality and all those features can be build in one very affordable box.
  • Also like the internet radio function - we are running from ethernet and not WiFi as it sits in a cabinet and the WiFi aerials cannot be extended and would be shielded within the cabinet.
Speaker Connection Type
Ethernet Port(s)
Wireless Connection
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Wireless Multi-Room Audio
6x HDMI, Ethernet, Digital Optical, 2x Digital Coaxial, 3x Composite Video, 4x Analog Audio, Antenna, USB
Digital Coaxial, Digital Optical, Ethernet, 6x HDMI, Antenna, USB, Remote control, 3x Composite, Mic 3.5mm, 3x Analog Stereo RCA
HDMI, Composite Video, Subwoofer, 5x Speakers, Phones 6.3mm
2x Subwoofer, HDMI, Phones 6.3mm, 5x Speakers, Remote control, PRE OUT connectors RCA, Composite, Phones
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Yamaha RX-S601D AV Reciever - Silver
  • Connectivity is excellent, setup is a doodle.
  • Wireless. Yamaha dependability. I have bought many Yamaha receivers back to the 70's and none has ever failed.
  • Powering a Definitive Technology 5.1 sound bar over a 65" samsung TV. Inputs are Sony Blue ray, Dish box, and media server.
  • Switching between various HDMI components is simple.
  • Picked for the good selection of inputs, the DACs, and modest power. Mostly use to listen from cable tv (hdmi), bluray (hdmi), airplay (wifi), fm radio, and internet radio.
Marantz NR1508 5 Channel Slim AV Receiver
  • System set up was easy. It could play various lossless audio file through USB storage media such as portable hard disk drive.
  • Easy to set up - microphone to assess the room and listening positions - all very high tech and sounds great
  • Overall performance so far is really great and especially like the HDMI loop through which cuts down the cable connections on the back of the TV.
  • I even got my Virgin Tifo and PS4 box fitted through the receiver which is great.
  • Purchased as a replacement for a receiver in order to take advantage of modern HDMI connections.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
1 year(s)
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