Marantz NR1608 Ultra-Slim 7.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD Network AV Receiver with HEOS
A thrilling high-quality AV receiver occupying minimal space: that's the NR1608. High current discrete power amplifiers on all 7 channels deliver astonishing power and clarity, and it delivers immersive 3D surround sound thanks to both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoders, yet at just a little more than 3 inches tall it’s slim enough to slip into any TV cabinet. It’s fully compatible with the latest HDMI and HDCP 2.2 specifications on all 8 HDMI inputs, and will pass all the latest video formats – 4K 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, BT.2020, HDR and Dolby Vision – from Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, games consoles and streamed/download 4K Ultra HD content to an Ultra HD TV or projector. For future HDR broadcast content, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) pass-through will also be supported via a firmware update.
- 7-channel discrete power amplifier, 50W per channel (8 ohm, 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.
- 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, TuneIn Internet Radio, Pandora, Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, Amazon Prime Music, SiriusXM, Napster, iHeartRadio, Sound Cloud, 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 US $20 in the App store)
- Color-coded speaker terminals, Setup Assistant, Advanced GUI, Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App.
- Intelligent ECO mode with off/on/auto setting.
The NR1608's power amp section features discrete high-current output devices for superb sound with both music and movies, with, identical power on all 7 channels for precision sound. Rated at 50 watts per channel (8 ohm, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.08% THD), the NR1608 features low-impedance drive capability, for excellent speaker control, and is compatible with 4 ohm speakers too. Meanwhile the Eco mode provides energy savings: it features an on-screen Eco meter, while it’s also possible to use the receiver in power-saving mode, either reducing the maximum output power or adopting low-power strategies at more modest settings – and all without any effect on the superb sound quality.
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 Color sub-sampling, BT.2020 and HDR pass-through support on every input. Dolby Vision compatibility is now supported, too, along 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.
Feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos transports you into the story with moving audio that flows all around you with breathtaking realism. Enjoy a 5.1 surround sound speaker system and 2 additional overhead speakers or 2 Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for the ultimate home theater experience - including Dolby Surround upmixer for legacy content.
Immersive audio places sound where it would occur naturally in space, creating a lifelike, multi-dimensional audio experience in the home. The improved immersion and heightened realism draw you into the world of your favorite movies. The included spatial remapping engine, DTS Neural:X™, gives your movie, game and music collections a new lease on life! DTS:X brings the theater home.
The NR1608 is equipped with an advanced dual antenna system for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi streaming, for a robust connection even in congested urban environments. Apple's AirPlay lets you listen to your favorite tracks wirelessly from iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads.
With built-in HEOS technology, the NR1608 becomes a key component of the HEOS wireless multi-room system. Add more HEOS speakers, and enjoy your music anywhere and everywhere around your home, all controlled via the free HEOS app. Play the same song in every room, or a different song in every room.
Multiple streaming services can be played on the NR1608 or any other connected HEOS devices, including Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Internet Radio, Amazon Music, SiriusXM, iHeartRadio, Sound Cloud, Tidal, Napster or Deezer (*). You can also stream music from your phone, USB stick, or local network drives, with favorites and playlist functions supported.
*Availability differs by area, subscription may be required.
Marantz 2016 AVR Remote
The Marantz 2016 AVR Remote app for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets gives you complete control over the latest Marantz network AV Receivers. Along with many new features, the graphics and user interface have been completely overhauled. Control power, volume, input and settings, or switch instantly to the HEOS App to access your music content and streaming services, with full HEOS wireless multi-room control.
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.
Audyssey MultEQ for simple set-up
The Audyssey MultEQ Editor App
The NR1608 supports the brand-new Audyssey MultEQ Editor App. Go ‘under the hood’, view and adjust settings for detailed tuning, customize the sound more precisely to the specific problems in your room, and tailor the sound to your personal preferences.
Features and Specs
|Component Video Inputs||2|
|Component Video Outputs||1|
|HDMI Video Processing||Yes|
|HDMI Standby Passthrough||Yes|
|Watts Per Channel||50|
|Powered 2nd Zone||Yes|
|HDMI 2nd Zone||Yes|
|Coaxial Digital Inputs||1|
|Optical Digital Inputs||1|
|Multi-channel Pre-amp Input||No|
|Multi-channel Pre-amp Output||No|
|Multi-channel Pre-Amp Output||No|
|Zone 2 DAC||No|
|Power Cable||IEC 2-prong|