NEW MARANTZ SLIMLINE AV RECEIVERS FOREGO SPACE WITHOUT SACRIFICING FEATURES

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27th September, 2017

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NEW MARANTZ SLIMLINE AV RECEIVERS FOREGO SPACE WITHOUT SACRIFICING FEATURES

As first announced on StereoNET four months ago when showcased at a New York event, Marantz’s two new slimline AV Receivers are now available in Australia.

As living spaces become smaller and design trends become leaner, Marantz answers the call packing state-of-the-art features and performance into a compact and slimline form-factor.

The NR1508 and NR1608 both include 4K Ultra HS compatibility plus Dolby Vision, as well as a host of connectivity including network streaming of your music, Bluetooth and Airplay.

Best of all, they’re both HEOS equipped enabling seamless playback and control via the multi-room streaming platform designed by Denon.

The NR1508 is a 5.2 channel receiver with five discrete amplifier channels capable of 85 watts each. With six HDMI inputs and Dolby True HD and DTS-HD decoding, along with Audyssey MultEQ calibration it’s the perfect AVR for a conventional surround sound system.

The NR1608 is the bigger brother, offering all the features of the NR1508 but with 7.2 channel capability, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 3D decoding. With eight HDMI inputs it allows for a wider range of sources.

Marantz NR1608 Slimline AV Receiver

It also features 4K upscaling and can create immersive surround fields from older soundtracks using Dolby Surround and Neural:X processing, while of course still being compatible with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD soundtracks for conventional 5.1- or 7.1-channel surround.

The on-screen Setup Assistant from Marantz makes it simple to get up and running out of the box. There’s also colour-coded speaker terminals so you don't get your channels all crossed up, plus an Intelligent ECO mode designed to minimise power consumption without getting in the way of your entertainment.

For the videophiles the NR1608 also features a full suite of video calibration controls for detailed set-up by an ISF technician, along with ISF Day/Night video modes. Read StereoNET’s guide here on why you should consider professional calibration.

Available in black, the NR1508 ($999 RRP) and NR1608 ($1,299 RRP) are available this month.

For more information visit the Marantz brand page.

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StereoNET's Founder & Publisher and still buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers and headphones. Marc is also the founder of the annual International HiFi Show.

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