Marantz NR1608 7.2-Ch Full 4K Ultra-HD Network Receiver
- Brand: Marantz
- Product Code: NR1608
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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.
Bluetooth and AirPlay can stream music directly from
portable devices, while HEOS wireless multi-room music integration allows the
NR1608 to become part of a complete home-wide music system. Explore and play
your own music library, online streaming music services and thousands of
Internet radio stations, using the free HEOS app.
The "Marantz 2016 AVR Remote" app is also
available free from the Apple app store, GooglePlay and the Amazon app
discrete power amplifier, 50W per channel (8 ohm, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.08%
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
- 8 HDMI
inputs (incl. 1 front) with full HDCP 2.2 support.
Atmos (up to 5.1.2) and DTS:X.
Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support.
wireless multiroom integration.
2, Bluetooth, TuneIn Internet Radio, Pandora, Spotify, Tidal, Deezer,
Amazon Prime Music, SiriusXM, Napster, iHeartRadio, Sound Cloud, Network
available – Apple AirPlay 2.
(2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAV support.
MultEQ, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ.
MultEQ Editor app support (available for US $20 in the App store)
speaker terminals, Setup Assistant, Advanced GUI, Marantz 2016 AVR Remote
ECO mode with off/on/auto setting.
Powerful 7 Channel
Discrete Amplifier with Eco Mode
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.
Connectivity; HDR, Dolby Vision, HLG, and HDCP 2.2 Compatible
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
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
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
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
Wi-Fi, and AirPlay 2
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.
HEOS: The Perfect
Solution for Wireless Multi-Room Music Streaming
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
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.
Support for Major
Voice Control Agents
Enjoy effortless voice control and total flexibility from
the leading voice agents. Speak commands with Amazon Alexa , Google Assistant,
Apple Siri and high-end smart home automation, Josh.ai. Ask to play your
favorite music, turn the volume up, skip to the next track, switch inputs and
more. Switch between voice agents, or pick a favorite to use — the choice is
yours. Functionality varies by voice agent.
Amazon Alexa Voice
Use your voice to stream your favorite music services to
this HEOS-enabled device. Ask Alexa to play music from Pandora, Spotify, Amazon
Music and much more. Switch between inputs (Blu-ray, DVD, Media Player, etc.),
turn volume up or down, pause, mute and play the next song — all with your
To start streaming with Alexa voice commands, open the Alexa
app and select “Skills.” Add HEOS Home Entertainment to enable. Then, go to
Smart Home in the Alexa app menu and choose Devices and Discover or say “Alexa,
discover my devices.”
With HEOS Home Entertainment and Alexa, you can stream to
this product and any other HEOS-enabled device.
Ask your Google Home, Google app or other devices with
Google Assistant built-in to control content across your listening environment.
Start music in the HEOS app, then ask your Google Assistant to control volume,
play, pause, skip tracks and more. ‘Works with the Google Assistant’ feature is
always improving — further enhancements arrive in 2019.
AirPlay 2 + Apple
Siri Voice Control
Stream audio from your favorite music services like Apple
Music and Spotify or watch videos from services like Youtube and Netflix from
any iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV and hear the audio perfectly synced to your
speakers Airplay 2 sources.
Airplay 2 also supports multi-room audio – wirelessly stream
content to multiple AirPlay 2 compatible devices simultaneously with improved
audio buffering to ensure smooth audio playback. AirPlay 2 provides control and
grouping of compatible audio devices within the Apple Music or Home app. Use
Airplay 2 in-app or with your voice via Siri.
Josh.ai Smart Home
An elevated voice agent for the high-end smart home, Josh.ai
offers flexible voice control for nearly any aspect of your day-to-day
experience and entertainment environment. Use voice commands to control the
thermostat, lights, home appliances, speakers, AVR and more. Josh.ai is
installed by custom integrators and accessed through an app on your phone or
tablet. Works with iOS and Android devices.
Marantz 2016 AVR
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
Using the measuring microphone and stand supplied, 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(s)
or model(s) 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, creating an easier
The Audyssey MultEQ
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.
the speaker detection results, to check correct installation.
before and after results of the Audyssey calibration, making it easy to
identify room problems.
the Audyssey target curve for each channel pair to suit your tastes.
the EQ frequency adjustment range for each channel pair.
between 2 high frequency rolloff target curves.
midrange compensation to make the vocal region brighter or smoother.
and load calibration results.
The Audyssey MultEQ Editor app, for Android and iOS, is
available for purchase from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
A single subwoofer demands optimum placement within the room
for the best bass, to even out peaks and dips in response. The NR1608 supports
two subwoofers: used in different locations, these will give a smoother
low-frequency response for more accurate bass anywhere in the listening area.
Whatever your family's entertainment needs, the NR1608
delivers: 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.
Smart TV Connectivity
Via the HDMI CEC (consumer electronics control)
functionality on some Smart TVs, it's possible to control the NR1608 with the
TV's remote handset. With the receiver's "HDMI control" set to ON,
set "Smart Menu" receiver control functions and the TV's Smart Menu
home screen will provide you direct access to source and surround mode
selections, the main setup menu, and Smart Select configuration presets.
Simple Smart Select
4 Smart Select function buttons on the remote control will
store your preferred setup - input, volume and Audyssey configuration - for
particular sources. The push of just one button has the NR1608 perfectly
configured for anything from Blu-ray or your TV set-top box to your favorite
Internet radio station.
Easy To Setup, Easy
For easy installation, the NR1608's horizontal row of
premium loudspeaker terminals is color coded, with a set of matching
cable-labels supplied to ensure correct hook-up. The AVR's clear graphical
on-screen display has an exclusive Setup Assistant, combining with the Quick
Start guide to provide guidance and optimize critical settings for the best
possible sound quality, whatever your configuration.
More than 60 Years of
Founded in 1953, Marantz has a long and rich history of designing audio components embraced by music lovers and critical listeners around the world. Because Music Matters so much in our lives, the NR1608 carries on our long tradition of delivering superlative stereo listening, as well as the ultimate home theater experience.
Power Output per Channel
50 W @ 8 Ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.08% THD
Signal to Noise Ratio
Not specified by manufacturer
Not specified by manufacturer
Audio Formats Supported
Dolby Atmos (up to 5.1.2), DTS:X
4K/60 Hz, 4:4:4 color resolution, BT.2020, HDR10, and Dolby Vision
Yes, dual-band 2.4 / 5 GHz
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Not specified by manufacturer
8 x HDMI (1 front)
1 x HDMI
1 x USB (front)
Not specified by manufacturer
Standby Power Consumption
Dimensions (W x H x D)
17.3 x 4.1 x 14.8" (440 x 105 x 376 mm)
18.3 lb (8.3 kg)
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
20.7 x 18.4 x 7.5"