The NR1501, meanwhile, gets a price drop down to $399.
At just four inches high and just over 13 inches deep, the Marantz NR1601 is around half the size of traditional receivers. It's actually the exact same size as Marantz Blu-ray players, which means even with limited space, you'll be able to fit the 1601.
The new receiver handles seven channels of audio and does most everything you'd expect a receiver to do. It's got four HDMI 1.4 inputs that ensure 3D compatibility, and front panel USB connectivity so you can snap your iPod right in.
The 1601 sports Audyssey Audio Calbration that makes it simple to set up, as well as a backlit learning remote control that makes the unit easy to operate. On the outside, it's got aluminum and glass-reinforced resins for the best in shielding and style.
You'll be abld to pick up the Marantz MR1601 for $599 when it launches next month.
Source: Marantz (PDF)