Marantz NR1608 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

Marantz NR1608 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

Marantz NR1608 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

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Product Highlights

  • Up to 50W per Channel at 8 Ohms
  • Audyssey MultEQ Sound Optimization
  • 4K Ultra HD Upscaling and Pass-Through
  • HDMI with Audio Return Channel
  • 8 x HDMI-In / 1 x HDMI-Out
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • AirPlay Connectivity
  • Front-Panel USB Connectivity
  • Discrete Amp Design
  • GUI On-Screen Display
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  • 1Description

Enjoy multi-channel sound, wireless audio streaming, and 4K video handling and upscaling from a compact 4.1"-tall design with the Marantz NR1608 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver. This receiver houses a discrete 7-channel amplifier that can deliver up to 50W per channel at 8 Ohms. Audyssey MultEQ calibration is built into the receiver to help you tailor the sound of the receiver and connected speakers to your listening environment, and a setup microphone is included to facilitate this. Integrated Wi-Fi, AirPlay, and Bluetooth allow you to wirelessly stream audio from compatible devices such as MP3 players, smartphones, and tablets. Internet connectivity allows you to access Internet streaming services, such as Pandora and Spotify.

The Marantz NR1608 is well-equipped for video sources as well as audio. This receiver features eight HDMI inputs and an HDMI output, which can handle the pass-through of 4K UHD video signals. On the audio side, this receiver supports high-resolution Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, DTS:X, and DTS-HD Master Audio. For control flexibility, you can use the included remote control, or operate the NR1608 from your Android or iOS smart device with the free Marantz Remote App.

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Dolby Atmos & DTS:X
Dolby Atmos surround sound technology dispenses with channel-based coding in favor of object-based coding, giving the sound designer the ability to precisely place sounds nearly anywhere in the three-dimensional space when used with a speaker system and two overhead or upward-firing Atmos speakers. The NR1608 also features Dolby TrueHD lossless decoding and other Dolby Digital technologies, and supports conventional 5.1- or 7.1-channel speaker setups. DTS:X also features object-based audio coding, and provides for overhead speakers to deliver an enhanced surround sound experience. Along with DTS:X decoding, the NR1608 features DTS-HD Master Audio decoding and other DTS audio technologies. Additionally, the NR1608 offers both Dolby Surround and Neural:X upmixing, enabling users with a full '3D' sound speaker setup to get an enhanced experienced from conventional Dolby- or DTS-encoded content, or even from music in stereo.
Built-In Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and AirPlay Capability
Equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless streaming connectivity, the NR1608 features a dual-antenna RF transceiver system for robust streaming, even in congested environments. With AirPlay, you can enjoy your favorite tracks wirelessly from your favorite iOS device.
HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Streaming
With built-in HEOS technology, you can enjoy your favorite music everywhere around your home with compatible equipment and the free HEOS app. Command music in every room through the app: play the same song in every room, or a different song in every room. The HEOS app allows access to multiple streaming services to play on the receiver or any other connected HEOS devices. Supported services include Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Internet radio, Amazon Music Unlimited, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, SoundCloud, Tidal, Napster, and Deezer. You can also stream music content using the HEOS app from your phone, USB stick, or local drives such as a NAS connected to the same network. Favorites and playlist functions are supported.
Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App
The Marantz 2016 AVR Remote app is designed to give you enhanced command and control over your compatible Marantz receiver. You can control the basic functions of the NR1608 with power, volume, input, and setting adjustment. Within the app, you can switch directly to the HEOS app to access control over your music contents and streaming services, plus HEOS wireless multi-room control.
Hi-Res Audio
The NR1608 lets you discover the fidelity of high resolution audio tracks with the ability to decode up to 24-bit/192 kHz ALAC, FLAC, and WAV lossless files, as well as DSD 2.8 and 5.6 MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD) via the front-panel USB port and network sources. You can also listen to other popular file types, such as MP3.
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, select "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.
HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HDCP 2.2 Compatible
Featuring eight HDMI inputs, including one conveniently located on the front panel, the NR1608 incorporates an advanced video section that features support for 4K Ultra HD 60 Hz full rate video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, BT.2020, HDR10, and Dolby Vision compatible pass-through. The NR1608 also features HDCP 2.2 compatibility, a requirement for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content. Pass-through capability for HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), the HDR format for broadcasting, is scheduled to be supported via a future firmware update.

The NR1608 also features Audio Return Channel (ARC), which lets you stream audio from your TV via a single HDMI connection, without the need for a separate digital audio cable.
7-Channel Discrete Amplifier with Eco Mode
The power amp section features discrete high current power output devices, identical on all 7channels for precision soundstage uniformity. Rated at 50W per channel, the NR1608 features low impedance drive capability and is compatible with 4 Ohm speakers. The Eco mode provides energy savings and features an on-screen Eco meter.
Audyssey MultEQ for a Simplified Setup
Via the supplied measuring microphone, Audyssey MultEQ measures all the speakers in your home theater during setup, including the subwoofer, and then generates multiple DSP room acoustic correction filters, helping to provide a smooth, natural tonal balance. Audyssey Dynamic EQ features psycho-acoustic processing to deliver full-range clear dialogue and wide-band response, even at reduced volume levels, for enhanced clarity. At the same time, Audyssey Dynamic Volume avoids jumps in volume when what you're watching switches from content to commercials or announcements, creating an easier listening experience.
Audyssey MultEQ Editor App
The NR1608 supports the Audyssey MultEQ Editor app, which allows you to view and customize the sound more precisely to the specific problems in your room and tailor the sound to your personal preferences. Available for purchase from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon App Store, the Audyssey MultEQ Editor app allows you to:
  • View the speaker detection results
  • View the before and after results of the Audyssey calibration
  • Edit the resulting Audyssey curve for each channel pair
  • Adjust the overall EQ frequency rolloff for each channel pair
  • Adjust the target sound curve high-frequency rolloff
Dual Subwoofer Outputs
The NR1608 supports two subwoofers; used in different locations within the main room, these will even out the low-frequency response for enhanced bass accuracy nearly anywhere in the listening area.
Multi-Source / Multi-Room
With the NR1608, you can enjoy 5.1-channel surround sound in the main room and stereo sound from another source in a different part of the house. Simply connect a pair of stereo speakers to the multi-room amplified outputs, or hook up a separate stereo amp and speakers to the Zone 2 pre-outs, and you can still enjoy full 7-channel surround sound in the main room.
Front-Panel USB Port
The front-panel USB port lets you connect a USB drive, so you can listen to your digitally stored files from MP3 up to high-resolution DSD (2.8/5.6 MHz) and lossless FLAC (up to 24-bit/192 kHz).
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
To help ease installation, the NR1608 features a horizontal row of loudspeaker connection terminals, and the color-coded connection system includes a set of color-coded speaker cable labels that helps ensure correct speaker cable hookup.
Smart Select Functions
There are four Smart Select function buttons on the front panel and the remote control; each one will store your preferred setup – input, volume, and Audyssey configuration – for a particular source. With the push of just one button, you can have the NR1608 configured for anything from Blu-ray or your TV's set-top box to your favorite Internet radio station.
Designed for Ease of Setup and Use
The graphical on-screen display is designed to be clear and easy to understand as it guides you through the setup process. The Setup Assistant and Quick Start Guide combine to help ease setup, optimizing critical settings for enhanced sound quality, whatever your configuration.
External Control Capabilities
The NR1608 has a range of features to provide enhanced control and compatibility with third-party and custom integration solutions. For remote control compatibility with other components, there's an IR (infrared) remote control input and output on the rear panel. The NR1608 also features Control4 SDDP (Simple Device Detection Protocol) for simplified integration with home automation equipment.
Additional Features
  • Analog SD to HDMI upconversion and SD to HD/4K upscaling for legacy sources
  • DTS Virtual:X-ready for immersive 3D sound with effects from overhead
  • DSD (2.8 / 5.6 MHz), FLAC, ALAC, and WAV support for high resolution and gapless audio streaming
  • Intelligent ECO Mode with on/off/auto settings
  • Standby HDMI pass-through
  • 2-zone / 2-source via variable pre-outs and amplified zone
  • isf calibration
  • Auto standby
UPC: 699927221553
In the Box
Marantz NR1608 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver
  • Remote Control
  • Sound Calibration Microphone
  • Cable Labels
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Main Unit
    Channels 7.2
    Power Output per Channel 50 W @ 8 Ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.08% THD
    Signal to Noise Ratio Not specified by manufacturer
    Frequency Response Not specified by manufacturer
    Audio Formats Supported Dolby Atmos (up to 5.1.2), DTS:X
    Video
    Pass-Through 4K/60 Hz, 4:4:4 color resolution, BT.2020, HDR10, and Dolby Vision
    HDCP Compliance 2.2
    Connectivity
    Wi-Fi Yes, dual-band 2.4 / 5 GHz
    Bluetooth Yes
    AirPlay Yes
    Audio Return Channel (ARC) Not specified by manufacturer
    Inputs 8 x HDMI (1 front)
    2 x component video
    3 x composite video
    3 x stereo RCA audio
    1 x optical TOSLINK
    1 x digital coaxial
    Outputs 1 x HDMI
    1 x component video
    1 x composite video
    1 x stereo RCA pre-out
    2 x RCA subwoofer pre-out
    Other Ports 1 x USB (front)
    1 x AM antenna
    1 x FM antenna
    1 x AC power
    General
    Power Requirements Not specified by manufacturer
    Standby Power Consumption 0.2 W
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.3 x 4.1 x 14.8" (440 x 105 x 376 mm)
    Weight 18.3 lb (8.3 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 23.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.7 x 18.4 x 7.5"
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