peterepeat23

Novice Member
Hi there, first time poster here!

I’ve got a pair of B&W 606 Front speakers paired with a SVS subwoofer for a 2.1 stereo sound.
All being powered by an older Pioneer VSX 919AH

Mostly listen to music on streaming services and some TV/NetFlix.

I want to get a HEOS AVR and have been eyeing the Marantz NR1200 and NR1510.
In Australia the NR1510 currently is about $500AUD cheaper, but only produces about 50W per channel as it’s meant for a 5.2 setup compared to 75W for the NR1200

Will there be a major difference here? I know it has extra channels I wont use for now (maybe in future) was just thinking to save some $$ but not if it’s going to make a huge Difference.

Also the Pioneer has 120w per channel - is this a step down from a power performance POV only?
 

Mr Wolf

Well-known Member
Hi, I just checked and the Pioneer's 120W power rating is at 1KHz only. Its full bandwidth (i.e. 20Hz-20KHz) 8-Ohm 2 Channel power output rating is 90W per channel. The Marantz figures are full bandwidth so comparable to this figure,

Going from 90W to 50W equates to a reduction of 2.5dB in SPL output capability which is about a 16% reduction in perceived loudness. Going from 75W to 50W is only 1.8dB lower which is an 11% reduction in perceived loudness.

I have some B&W 606's myself and they are easy to drive plus you'll be using them with a sub which eases the amp's burden further.

Personally I don't think you'd notice a difference at all with either of these amps at typical listening levels and certainly not a major difference.
 

peterepeat23

Novice Member
Hi, I just checked and the Pioneer's 120W power rating is at 1KHz only. Its full bandwidth (i.e. 20Hz-20KHz) 8-Ohm 2 Channel power output rating is 90W per channel. The Marantz figures are full bandwidth so comparable to this figure,

Going from 90W to 50W equates to a reduction of 2.5dB in SPL output capability which is about a 16% reduction in perceived loudness. Going from 75W to 50W is only 1.8dB lower which is an 11% reduction in perceived loudness.

I have some B&W 606's myself and they are easy to drive plus you'll be using them with a sub which eases the amp's burden further.

Personally I don't think you'd notice a difference at all with either of these amps at typical listening levels and certainly not a major difference.
Thank you for the quick reply!
I clearly don’t know too much about this sort of thing but this info is helpful thanks!
 

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