Marantz announce compact yet feature packed NR1607 AV Receiver

Posted on 1st September, 2016

Marantz announce compact yet feature packed NR1607 AV Receiver

On the back of their award sweep from the recent EISA awards, Marantz have announced a new addition to their 2016 home theatre line-up. The NR1607 is an elegant, slim design Network AV Receiver.

The NR1607 continues the company’s extremely successful series of slim design AVRs, as it is exclusively built for the design and space-conscious home theatre enthusiasts that do not want to compromise on performance. Packed with the latest in audio and video technology, paired with advanced wireless connectivity, total ease-of-use and energy-conscious performance, it remains true to the renowned Marantz sound.

Marantz NR1607 Internal

Featuring high current discrete power transistors on all 7 channels, Marantz say it delivers astonishing power and clarity from a cabinet just a little more than 10cm tall.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, with dual antennas and dual band for robust connection (even in Wi-Fi crowded areas), let you stream your music via AirPlay or Spotify Connect, from 10,000 of Internet Radio stations or from local network storage drives – all the way through to high resolution audio, and with the famous Marantz sound quality.

Slim enough to slip into any TV cabinet, it features Dolby Atmos 3D surround sound compatibility and a future firmware update is said to allow the NR1607 to decode DTS:X soundtracks, for the ultimate in emerging 3D sound.

Marantz NR1607 Slim Design AV Receiver

The video section fully supports next generation 4K Ultra HD high resolution video, along with the latest HDMI specification including 4K 50/60Hz pass-through and HDCP 2.2 compatibility that is required for 4K copy-protected content. It also features HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Wide Color Gamut compatibility, key components of the BT.2020 4K Ultra HD video specification.

There are 8 HDMI inputs including 1 conveniently located on the front panel, all of which support HDCP 2.2 compatibility, enough to connect modern HDMI devices such as Blu-ray players, game consoles or streaming set-top-boxes. The NR1607 further owns an advanced video section to upscale analogue and digital source material up to Full HD 1080p or even 4K Ultra HD.

For such a compact unit, the feature list doesn't end there. With the help of the clever Graphical User Interface, Setup Assistant, and famous Audyssey MultEQ room calibration, setup is simple; just follow the on-screen instructions. There's also a new Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App available for Android and iOS making daily use even easier.

Marantz NR1607 is available now in a black finish for $1,280 RRP. Full specifications can be found here.

Marantz is distributed in Australia by Qualifi.

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English born but now residing down under, StereoNET’s Founder is still buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers and headphones. Marc is also the founder of the International Hi-Fi Show.

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Tags: marantz  nr1607  qualifi