Marantz launches slim AV receivers: Marantz today announces two new AV receivers. The company comes with the NR1609 and NR1509, two slim models for those who have limited space but do not want to offer much in the field of audio quality.
Marantz launches slim AV receivers – NR1609 and NR1509
The NR1609 is a 7.2-channel receiver with a power of 50 watts per channel (8-ohm, 20Hz – 20kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 channel driven), while the NR1509 a 5.1-channel receiver with the same power per channel. Both receivers have the latest standards and techniques, including support for HDR and 4K Ultra HD . Both models are also equipped with bluetooth, Apple AirPlay and HEOS. With the HEOS app, you can make the receiver part of a multiroom system and stream music from services such as Spotify, TuneIn and Deezer. Support for Amazon Alexa is also on board, allowing you to use the voice commands to operate the receiver.
The NR1609 features a Marantz Hyper Dynamic Amplification Module (HDAM) circuit for optimal audio reproduction, and for surround here Dolby Atmos, DTS: X and DTS Virtual: X added. There is also support for high resolution audio in the form of Flac, AIFF and WAV up to 24-bit / 192kHz, plus DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz. There is a phono input for the vinyl fans. In addition, the NR1609 has eight HDMI inputs and one HDMI ARC output. All connections support HDCP 2.2 4K Ultra HD 60Hz, 4: 4: 4 subsampling, Dolby Vision, HLG HDR10 and the BT.2020 color range.
The NR1509 must do with six HDMI inputs and one HDMI ARC output. These connections also include support for HDCP 2.2, 4K Ultra HD 60Hz, 4: 4: 4 subsampling Dolby Vision, HLG, HDR10 and the BT.2020 color range. Just like the NR1609, the NR1509 features automatic calibration with Audyssey MultEQ Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ.
Price and availability
Both slim receivers have to be released on the market this summer. The prizes have not yet been announced.