Fit, Trim, and Mighty 7.2-Channel Surround Receiver Features Stellar Sound: Marantz NR1608 Touts Dolby Atmos, Multi-Room HEOS Streaming, Multi-Source Ability, 4K Ultra HD Video Support
High-current 50Wpc discrete power amplifiers on all seven channels, Dolby Atmos and DTS: X processing for 3D sound; built-in multi-room HEOS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth for endless music streaming; a 32-bit AKM DAC; and HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 specs on all eight HDMI inputs all in a component a tad more than four inches high? Meet the fit, trim, and mighty Marantz NR1608 7.2-channel surround receiver, whose arsenal also includes 2x DSD high-res audio decoding (via USB and network), Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio processing, multi-source/multi-room capability, and the Audyssey MultEQ Editor app support for ultimate setup customizability. Two subwoofer outputs, smart TV connectivity, and HDMI diagnostics are also onboard. Control it all via a tablet or smartphone via Marantz's intuitive remote app. NR1608's modest price, supreme quality, and staggering feature set are enough to make audiophile-caliber sound and Ultra HD video as common in households as toasters. A three-year parts-and-labor warranty and Music Direct's Money-Back Guarantee top it all off.
Up-to-Date HDMI Connectivity and Specs: See 4K Ultra HD 60Hz Video and Much More
Eight HDMI inputs – including one on the front panel for quick connections – feed NR1608's advanced video section and support 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 also supported, 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 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, NR1608 boasts a full suite of video calibration controls for use by an ISF technician, along with ISF Day/Night video modes.
Seven Discrete 50Wpc Channels, 2x DSD Hi-Res Audio Decoding Ability
NR1608's power-amp section features discrete high-current output devices for superb sound with both music and movies with identical power on all seven channels for precision sound. Rated at 50 watts per channel (8 ohm, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.08% THD), NR1608 claims low-impedance drive capability for excellent speaker control and is compatible with 4 ohm speakers. NR1608 also lets you discover the incredible fidelity of high-resolution audio via the front-panel USB port or network sources, with the ability to decode ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files up to 24-bit/192kHz as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz.
True 3D Home-Theater Sound: Dolby Atmos and DTS:X Support
Feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos, which 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. And the included spatial remapping engine, DTS Neural:X™, gives your movie, game and music collections a new lease on life.
Built-In HEOS for Wireless Multi-Room Streaming from Myriad Sources, Multi-Room Ability
With built-in HEOS technology, NR1608 serves as 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 also be played on 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. Plus, NR1608's multi-source/multi-room ability means you can enjoy 5.2-channel surround sound in the main room, and at the same time play stereo sound from another source in another part of the house. Simply connect a pair of speakers to the multi-room amplified outputs, or hook up a separate stereo amp and speakers to the Zone 2 pre-outs.
Marantz Audyssey MultEQ Setup and Optional MultEQ Editor App Support
Using the supplied measuring microphone and stand, Audyssey MultEQ measures the speakers in your home theater, including the subwoofer, and then applies multiple high-precision DSP room-acoustic correction filters, providing the smoothest, most natural tonal balance regardless of the brand or model of speaker. Audyssey Dynamic EQ features advanced psycho-acoustic processing to deliver 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 by normalizing volume when content switches to commercials or announcements. NR1608 also supports the optional 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.