Immersive Sound, Amazon Alexa Voice Control, and Slim Dimensions: Marantz NR1609 Touts Dolby Atmos, Multi-Room HEOS Streaming, 2x DSD Ability, 4K Ultra HD Video Support, Much More
Super-easy Amazon Alexa voice control; an integrated phono preamplifier for simple turntable hook-up and vinyl playback; high-current 50Wpc discrete power amplifiers on all seven channels; Dolby Atmos, DTS: X, and DTS Virtual: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 (plus an ARC output) all in a component a tad more than four inches high? Meet the fit, trim, and mighty Marantz NR1609 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. NR1609'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 Satisfaction 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, plus an ARC output – feed NR1609'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 NR1609 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, NR1609 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
NR1609'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), NR1609 claims low-impedance drive capability for excellent speaker control and is compatible with 4 ohm speakers. NR1609 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.
Built-In HEOS for Wireless Multi-Room Streaming from Myriad Sources, Multi-Room Support
With built-in HEOS technology, NR1609 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 NR1609 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, NR1609'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.
Enjoy the Latest Object-Based Audio Formats: Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and DTS Virtual:X Capability
Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional audio with the latest surround formats, including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X (creates virtual height effects in the absence of height channels). Feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos. Enjoy a 5.1 surround sound speaker system and two additional overhead speakers or two Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for the ultimate home theater experience – including Dolby Surround upmixer for legacy content. DTS:X immersive audio formatting places sound where it would naturally occur in space, creating life-like, multi-dimensional audio. The included spatial remapping engine of DTS Neural:X offers improved immersion and heightened realism in all of your favorite movies.
The Ultimate in Convenience: Amazon Alexa Voice Control
Enjoy hands-free control with Amazon Alexa and your voice. Adjust the volume, skip to the next track, switch inputs for your different media players and more: "Just Ask." Download the HEOS Home Entertainment Skill to enable Amazon Alexa voice commands for your NR1609, HEOS devices, and other Marantz products.
Audyssey MultEQ for Simple Setup and Room Calibration
Optimize your audio experience with Audyssey MultEQ, MultEQ Editor app, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ for a seamless setup of your listening environment. With the supplied measurement microphone, MultEQ analyzes each speaker's output (including the subwoofer) and generates precision digital filters that optimize each channel for the correct frequency and time domain response. Use Audyssey Dynamic EQ to deliver clear dialogue and wide-band response even at reduced volume levels, or Audyssey Dynamic Volume to avoid shocks and normalize volume when content switches between commercials, announcements and TV programs. The MultEQ Editor app allows you to customize the sound more precisely to the specific problems in your room and tailor the sound to your personal preferences.
Smart TV Connectivity
Easily control the receiver with your Smart TV remote via the HDMI CEC functionality associated with your Smart TV. Simply set "HDMI Control" to ON in your receiver, then set "Smart Menu" to ON and begin controlling the NR1609 with your TV remote. The Smart Menu home screen gives you quick access to source and surround mode selections, the AVR's setup menu and four Smart Selects.
Four Simple Smart Select Functions
Four Smart Select function buttons on the included remote control store your preferred setup – including input, volume and Audyssey configuration – for particular sources. With the push of a button, the receiver perfectly configures for any source, from Blu-ray to TV set-top box, to your favorite Internet radio station and more.