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Marantz NR1609

Marantz

7.2 Home Theatre Receiver With Wi-Fi, Bluetooth And Dolby Atmos (Black)

Marantz NR1609 Home Theatre Receiver - Front view.

Marantz NR1609 Home Theatre Receiver - Front view.
 

Dolby Atmos Processing For Use With In-Ceiling Or "Height" Speakers For More Enveloping Home Theatre Sound.


Dual-Room/Dual-Source Output. Built-In HEOS Technology For Adding Compatible Wireless Speakers.


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Your Price $1,299
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Product Description

We feel that the Marantz NR1609 is going to be in high demand for buyers who want to combine musicality in an A/V package that offers top marks for value!

Overview

The Marantz NR1609 is a nice slim size that will fit comfortably on just about any shelf or cabinet, measuring only half the height of most surround sound receivers which are often quite 'empty' inside. I suppose it's a bit of a 'male' thing where we think bigger is better! Yet even though it is a sexy, slim design, the '1609 is still a full-featured model boasting 50 Watts of clean power per channel, all the power you need to drive up to seven speakers. It also includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, 4K upscaling for the latest Ultra HD TVs, multi-room audio capability, plenty of connections and digital music choices galore making this an excellent choice for small to medium-sized home theatre systems.

Enjoy All Your Digital Music: If much of your music listening takes place in the digital domain, you'll be impressed with the NR1609's many options. Built-in Wi-Fi makes it easy to connect to your home network wirelessly. From there, you can play music wirelessly from networked computers and storage drives. Apple's exciting AirPlay technology lets you access your favourite music from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or your iTunes library on your computer with the '1609 receiver. You'll be able to control iTunes and see music information, including your album art, track titles and artist info on your compatible Apple device, or on your TV. Or connect your iPod or iPhone to the front-panel USB port. Android users will appreciate Bluetooth connectivity, so they're not left out of the smartphone and tablet fun. Spotify subscribers can listen to their favourite playlists or stations. Plus, there's built-in support for Pandora and hundreds of free online radio streams. Into high-resolution music? The NR1609 can play files with resolution up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution as well as DSD files.

Multi-Room Music With Built-In HEOS Technology

If you're wondering what the big change of the previous model is then wonder no more because built-in HEOS technology is the difference and that represents a considerable saving if you were to buy it separately. Now you can enjoy your music anywhere in your home and is no longer difficult or expensive to do. With built-in HEOS technology, the NR1609 can be easily integrated into a superb wireless multi-room audio system. Stream music to any of the various HEOS wireless speakers in different rooms and control each room's speakers independently with the free HEOS app. The HEOS app for Apple iOS (7.0+) & Android OS (2.3+) lets you control playback, browse music sources, and select which rooms you want to use. Play the same music throughout your home, or listen to something different in each room. You can play music from your own personal library, internet radio, and popular streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and Tidal, just to name a few.

Enjoy Music In A Second Room: With all of the listening choices you get with the NR1609, it only makes sense to spread your music beyond the boundaries of your living room. If you're happy with 5.2-channel surround sound in your home theatre rather than the full 7.2 option, just assign the unused surround back channels to a pair of speakers in a second zone. Then you can enjoy music in a different room, or even outdoors, while others watch a movie with surround sound in the main room. You can also connect another amplifier to the pre-outputs via a set of RCA type interconnects but the longer they go the poorer the signal. However, either way, although workable, is old school. To use the '1609 to it's full capacity jump right in and buy a HEOS wireless speaker as discussed above..

Immersive Surround Sound

The Marantz NR1609 AV receiver goes beyond regular surround with the latest immersive surround sound formats, including Dolby Atmos & DTS:X.

  • Dolby Atmos: The receiver will enhance properly designed systems with Dolby Atmos where sound comes alive from all directions, including overhead, to fill the home theatre with astonishing clarity, power, detail and depth. The Marantz NR1609 has the processing power to run a more enveloping 5.1.2 channel Dolby Atmos layout utilising front-height, ceiling mounted, or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers (sold separately). A 5.1.2 speaker configuration is based upon a traditional 5.1 speaker layout complemented by two Front Height, Overhead, or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers.
  • DTS:X: This is the next step forward in the surround sound journey and DTS:X is the next generation object-based, multi-dimensional audio technology from DTS. Unbound from channels, DTS:X conveys the fluid movement of sound to create an incredibly rich, realistic and immersive soundscape - in front of, behind, beside and above the audience - more accurately than ever before. DTS:X offers the ability to automatically adapt the audio to the speaker layout that best fits your space.

4K Pass-Through And Upscaling: The 4K revolution is now well and truly here. The Receiver's HDMI 2.0 connections are optimised to deliver the latest 4K content. You may not own a 4K TV yet, but it's a good idea to make sure your next receiver is 4K compatible. The NR1609 not only passes through 4K signals to your compatible HDTV, but it can also upscale lower-resolution signals to 4K as well as 1080p. This ensures you'll get crisp, clear picture quality with all your video sources.

Our Take

Even though it's rated at an understated 50 Watts per channel - Marantz hold to the real full-power specification rather than the more popular brochure-specification trend - the NR1609's high-quality amplification is a great match for most small to medium room sizes, speakers and listening preferences. Klipsch speakers - either floorstanding or bookshelf models - would be a good match because they are high-efficient designs making them very amplifier-friendly. Of course now that all Marantz receivers have built-in HEOS multi-room audio technology it is very affordable and easy to expand your music into other rooms. Another area where this receiver excels is with the Marantz setup assistant which guides you through all your connections and settings right out of the box. Just connect your TV with a single HDMI cable and you'll be ready to get started. The free Marantz Remote app for your Apple or Android device makes operation very easy. The NR-1609 has all the latest surround sound decoding to deliver the master-quality sound that comes with the majority of today's Blu-ray discs. 

  • Design: 7.2 Channel Home Theatre Receiver
  • Power Output: 50 Watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20kHz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven.
    • 70 Watts per channel into 6 ohms (1000Hz) at 0.7% THD, with 2 channels driven.
  • Processing: Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, Pro Logic IIz and DTS Neo:6
    • DTS:X for an immersive, 3-dimensional soundstage
  • HEOS Technology: Built-in HEOS technology wirelessly connects compatible HEOS speakers for whole home audio
    • Free HEOS app offers easy Wi-Fi control, settings adjustments, and music selection and playback
  • Video Upconversion: One HDMI cable (up to 1080p and 4K) for analogue and HDMI sources
  • Audyssey MultEQ speaker calibration and system optimisation includes
    • Six-point auto setup and room calibration system (microphone included)
    • Dynamic Volume mode to keep listening levels steady
    • Dynamic EQ for fuller sound at lower listening levels

Digital Music Options

  • Built-in Wi-Fi: Enjoy music from a networked PC, free Internet radio and music services
    • Includes support for Pandora and free Internet radio streams with vTuner (subscription required for some services)
    • Spotify Connect lets you play Spotify's streaming music library through the receiver via your smartphone or tablet (requires Spotify app and a premium subscription)
  • Built-in Apple AirPlay: Makes for ultra-convenient iTunes music playback
  • Direct Digital Connection: Connect your iPod/iPhone via the front-panel USB port
    • Bypasses your player's digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) for better sound
  • Ethernet Port: Stream your music from a wired PC network and control via a PC
  • M-DAX2 (Marantz Dynamic Audio eXpander): Experience better sound from MP3s and other digital music files
  • DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance): The Receiver is certified to ensure optimal compatibility with other network-enabled equipment
  • Hi-Res Music: Plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (PCM up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution; DSD up to 5.6 MHz)

Multi-Room Audio

  • Dual Zone/Dual Source output
    • Power Amp Assign: This function lets you use the surround back speaker outputs for a second room while enjoying 5.1 or 5.2 channel sound in the main room
  • Pre-Amplifier Output: Line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room

Connectivity

  • HDMI 2.0b Audio/Video Switching: 8 x Inputs (Includes 1 x front-panel input), 1 x output
    • HDCP 2.2 technology ensures compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs (All HDMI inputs and monitor out)
    • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible 4K TVs and HDR-encoded content
  • Audio Return Channel: This function receives digital audio signals from a compatible HDTV's tuner via HDMI
  • Component Video Switching: 2 x inputs, 1 x output)
  • Composite Video Switching: 3 x inputs, 1 x output)
  • Digital Audio Inputs: 1 x Optical and 1 x Coaxial
  • Pre-Amplifier Output: 1 x stereo pair
  • Subwoofer Outputs: Connect one or two powered subwoofers.
  • Turntable Input: No Phono/Turntable input and that's a good thing as the inbuilt circuits are mostly awful!
  • 2 x Front Speaker outputs; 1 x Centre Speaker output; 2 x Surround Speaker outputs; 2 x Surround Back Speaker outputs.
  • Surround Back speakers can be reassigned for Zone 2, Front Height, Front B, or bi-amping compatible front speakers
  • Speaker Terminals: Use banana plugs or bare wire.

Other Features

  • On-Screen Display: Intuitive, full colour and makes for easier system setup and operation.
  • Setup Wizard: Guides you through the initial connection process and settings
  • Tuner: AM/FM with 56 AM/FM presets - far too many!
  • Remote Control: System remote included
    • Download the free Marantz AVR Remote app that lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi remote
  • Dimensions (WxHxD) 440 x 105 x 375mm
  • Nett Weight: 8.6kg
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 3 Years

Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name 7.2 Home Theatre Receiver With Wi-Fi, Bluetooth And Dolby Atmos (Black)
Brand Marantz
Finish/Colour Black
Power Output Per Channel 41 - 70 Watts RMS
Channels 7 Channels
Other Features Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital/DTS, DTS-X, HDMI Standby Passthrough, Bi-Amp Capable, DLNA Certified, System Remote
HDMI Video Conversion From HDMI, From Composite
HDCP 2.2 For 4K Video Yes
Multi-Room Audio/Video Multi-Room Powered Output, Multi-Room Preamp Audio Output
HDMI Inputs 7
Internet Ready Built-In Wi-Fi/Wired Ethernet
App Remote Control Android, Apple
Apple AirPlay Yes
Supported Audio Formats AAC, ALAC (Apple Lossless), FLAC, Hi-Res DSD, MP3, WAV, WMA
Supported Streaming Services Deezer, Internet Radio, SoundCloud, Spotify, Tidal
Shipping Weight (kg) 8.0000
Price Range $1,299

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