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Marantz NR1608 - 7.2ch Slim Line Network AV Receiver
If you want top performance from your home entertainment system but definitely don’t want big, cumbersome boxes in your living room then consider the slim-line Marantz NR1608 AV Receiver.
Despite its super-slim design it packs the same punch as many much bulkier rivals, delivering superb quality sound from the fully discrete amplification. NR1608 features the very latest HD Audio formats including Dolby ATMOS and DTS-X as well as full support for the newest 4K Ultra HD video signalshas Bluetooth® and WiFi built-in, so you can enjoy your digital media files from wherever they are stored. Also, even though it is a slim-line receiver, it boasts the same networking facilities for audio streaming as its bigger cousins. It gives you Internet radio, AirPlay and Spotify Connect – as well as Gapless HD Audio and DSD streaming.
Latest HDMI Connectivity -HDR, Dolby Vision, HLG, and HDCP 2.2 Compatible
Eight HDMI inputs – including one on the front panel for quick connections – feed the NR1608's advanced video section, supporting the latest HDMI specification, including 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Colour sub-sampling, BT.2020 and HDR pass-through support on every input. Dolby Vision compatibility is now supported, too, with pass-through for new HDR broadcast format HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) to be enabled via a future firmware update. HDCP 2.2 compatibility on all HDMI inputs, for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content, ensures the NR1608 is ready for the next generation of Blu-ray disc players, set-top boxes and 4K Ultra HD streams and downloads, while the video processor can also upscale SD and HD video to 4K Ultra HD. Certified by the Imaging Science Foundation, the NR1608 features a full suite of video calibration controls for use by an ISF technician, along with ISF Day/Night video modes
HD Audio Decoders Including Dolby Atmos & DTS-X Decoding
The NR1608 is compatible with the latest HD audio formats including Dolby Atmos and DTS-X as well as the more familiar Dolby HD and DTS-HD formats.
Audyssey MultEQ for simple set-up
Using the supplied measuring microphone and mic stand, Audyssey MultEQ automatically calibrates your system to ensure that you are getting the best possible sound quality, taking into account things like room size, speaker location and sound reflections.
Audyssey Dynamic EQ features advanced psycho-acoustic processing to deliver full range clear-dialogue and wide-band response, even at reduced volume levels, delivering cinema-level clarity whatever listening level you choose, while Audyssey Dynamic Volume avoids nasty shocks when what you're watching switches from content to commercials or announcements, creating an easier listening experience
The NR1608 lets you discover the incredible fidelity of high resolution audio tracks via the front panel USB port or network sources, with the ability to decode ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files up to 24-bit/192-kHz, as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD). You can also listen to other popular file types, such as MP3.
HEOS wireless multi-room music streaming built-in
Thanks to HEOS technology, the NR1608 can become part of a HEOS wireless multi-room system, allowing you to enjoy your favourite music anywhere – and everywhere – around your home. Share music stored on your home network, Internet radio or streaming services with HEOS wireless speakers, or even other HEOS-capable receivers, throughout the house. And it's all controlled by the free HEOS app, installed on as many smartphones and tablets as you like! The app gives you instant multi-room audio control, meaning you can command music in every room from any device: play different music from different sources in every room, group several rooms together and play the same song, perfectly synchronized, in party mode!
Whatever your family's entertainment needs, the NR1608 delivers - you can enjoy 5.1-channel surround sound in the main room, and at the same time play stereo sound from another source in different part of the house. Simply connect a pair of stereo speakers to the multi-room amplified outputs, or hook up a separate stereo amp and speakers to the Zone 2 pre-outs, and you can still enjoy full 7-channel surround sound in the main room.
Front-panel USB Port
The NR1608's convenient front panel USB port allows you to play music directly from your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, while also charging the device. Or you can connect a USB drive and listen to files all the way from MP3 right up to the latest high resolution formats, including FLAC lossless up to 24-bit/192-kHz and DSD2.8/5.6.
Easy Set-up, Easy Use
The NR1608's clear, easy to understand graphical on-screen display, guides you through the set-up process to ensure configuration. Its exclusive Setup Assistant and Quick Start guide combine to provide easy setup guidance, optimizing critical settings for the best possible sound quality, whatever your configuration.
Marantz NR1608 Slim Line 7.2ch Network AV Receiver
· 7-channel discrete power amplifier, 90 W per channel
· 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 color resolution, HDR and BT.2020, plus Dolby Vision compatibility and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG; via future firmware update)
· 8 HDMI inputs (incl. 1 front) with full HDCP 2.2 support
· Analogue to HDMI conversion and SD/HD to 4K Upscaling for legacy video sources
· Dolby Atmos (up to 5.1.2) and DTS:X
· Built-in Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support
· HEOS wireless multiroom integration
· AirPlay, Bluetooth, Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Deezer, Network Audio Streaming
· DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAV support
· Audyssey MultEQ, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ
· Audyssey MultEQ Editor app support (available for EUR 20 in the Appstores)
· Colour-coded speaker terminals, Setup Assistant, Advanced GUI, Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App
· isf video calibration
· Multi-room/Multi-source (2nd zone; via amplifiers or via pre-out)
· Intelligent ECO mode with off/on/auto setting