Marantz Details New NR1608 and NR1508 Slim Design AV Receivers

Posted Mon May 15, 2017 at 05:50 PM PDT by
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Two new AV receiver models have been revealed.

Marantz has announced the launch of the latest additions to its home theater lineup. The new slimline NR1608 ($749) and NR1508 ($549) network AV receivers are both set to start shipping this month.

The 7.2 channel NR1608 and 5.2 channel NR1508 both feature Marantz's convenient slimline design for easy placement. Likewise, the receivers also offer support for 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through with 4:4:4 color resolution, HDR and BT.2020, plus Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG via future firmware update). Network streaming capabilities, Bluetooth playback, and Airplay connectivity are integrated as well. In addition, the devices both include support for the HEOS wireless multi-room audio system. Finally, the NR1608 adds Dolby Atmos and DTS:X playback for up to a 5.1.2 immersive audio system.

Here's a full rundown of specs and features for each model per the press release:

NR1608 7.2-channel Slim Design Network AV Receiver with HEOS – Main Features: 
·      7-channel discrete power amplifier, 50 W per channel at 8 ohms, 20 Hz~20 kHz, 0.08% THD
·      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 multi-room integration 
·      AirPlay, Bluetooth, Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Prime Music, iHeart Radio, Sirius XM, Sound Cloud, Tidal, Napster, and 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 $ 20 US in the Appstores) 
·      Color-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 



NR1508 5.2-channel Slim Design Network AV Receiver with HEOS – Main Features – as NR1608, except:
·      5-channel discrete power amplifier, 50 W per channel at 8 ohms, 20 Hz~20 kHz, 0.08% THD
·      6 HDMI inputs (incl. 1 front)
·      Dolby True HD and DTS-HD decoding
·      n/a is Dolby Atmos or DTS:X
·      n/a ISF video calibration
·      n/a Analogue to HDMI conversion and SD/HD to 4K Upscaling
·      n/a Remote Out, RS-232C Port
·      n/a Audyssey MultEQ Editor App support

Source: Marantz

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Tags: Marantz, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby Vision (all tags)