Marantz NR1609

$1,290

Brand Marantz

Marantz NR1609 Slim 7.2 Channel

AV Receiver with HEOS

Key Features

  • Slim profile that’s half the height of a traditional AVR delivers exceptional performance and sound quality
  • 7-channel discrete power amplifier, 50W per channel (8-ohm, 20Hz – 20kHz, 0.08% THD)
  • 8 HDMI inputs and an ARC output — including one input on the front panel — with full HDCP 2.2 support
  • 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 colour resolution, HDR and BT.2020, plus Dolby Vision compatibility and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)
  • Supports object-based audio formats Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X processing
  • Ability to decode high-resolution audio ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files up to 24-bit/192-kHz — plus, DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks let you enjoy music exactly as the artist intended
  • Built-in HEOS wireless multi-room audio technology
  • Amazon Alexa voice control via the HEOS Home Entertainment skill
  • Stream the most popular music services — like Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, Deezer and many others — via Bluetooth, AirPlay 2 or the HEOS app
  • Now available – Apple AirPlay 2
  • Integrated Phono input to directly connect your turntable
  • Optimize your audio experience with Audyssey MultEQ, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ for a seamless setup within your listening environment
  • Setup assistant, advanced GUI and Marantz 2016 AVR remote app for an easy out-of-box experience
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support

Powerful, Slim Seven-channel Discrete Amplifier

Featuring a high-current discrete power amplifier section, you get exceptional sound and the latest formats for movies and music with identical power on all seven channels (50W per channel: 8-ohm, 20Hz – 20kHz, 0.08% THD). The slim profile is half the height of a traditional AVR, while delivering the dynamic sound quality that defines Marantz excellence.

Latest HDMI Connectivity

Includes eight HDMI inputs and an ARC output — with one HDMI input on the front panel for quick connection — each one supporting HDCP 2.2, 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, Dolby Vision, HLG, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and BT.2020 pass-through.
Supports Latest Object-based Audio Formats
Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional audio with the latest surround formats, including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X (creates virtual height effects in the absence of height channels).

Dolby Atmos

Feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos. Enjoy a 5.1 surround sound speaker system and two additional overhead speakers or two Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for the ultimate home theatre experience — including Dolby Surround upmixer for legacy content.   

DTS:X

DTS:X immersive audio formatting places sound where it would naturally occur in space, creating life-like, multi-dimensional audio. The included spatial remapping engine of DTS Neural:X™ offers improved immersion and heightened realism in all of your favourite movies.

HEOS Multi-room Streaming

Built-in HEOS technology lets you enjoy your favourite music in any room of your home for a wireless, whole-home audio experience. Play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room — the choice is yours. Enjoy music from Spotify, TuneIn, Sound Cloud, Tidal, Napster, Deezer or your local music file libraries. With additional HEOS components, like HEOS-capable speakers, play all your music in one room or many.

Amazon Alexa Voice Control

Enjoy hands-free control with Amazon Alexa and your voice. Adjust the volume, skip to the next track, switch inputs for your different media players and more — “Just Ask.” Download the HEOS Home Entertainment Skill to enable Amazon Alexa voice commands for your NR1609, HEOS devices and other select Marantz products.

Airplay 2

Stream audio from your favourite 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

High-resolution Audio Support

Ability to decode high-resolution audio 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) lets you enjoy music exactly as the artist intended. Listen to your music via the front panel USB port or over network sources.

Integrated Phono Input

Easily connect your analogue turntable to the receiver and enjoy the pure intent of each recording within your vinyl collection

The Marantz 2016 AVR Remote app for iOS and Android gives you complete control over the latest Marantz network AV receivers. Use it to power on/off, adjust volume, input and settings, or switch instantly to the HEOS app.

Audyssey MultEQ for Simple Set-up and Room Calibration

Optimize your audio experience with Audyssey MultEQ, MultEQ Editor app, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ for a seamless setup of your listening environment. With the supplied measurement microphone, MultEQ analyses each speaker's output (including the subwoofer) and generates precision digital filters that optimize each channel for the correct frequency and time domain response. Use Audyssey Dynamic EQ to deliver clear dialogue and wide-band response even at reduced volume levels, or Audyssey Dynamic Volume to avoid shocks and normalize volume when content switches between commercials, announcements and TV programs. The MultEQ Editor app allows you to customize the sound more precisely to the specific problems in your room and tailor the sound to your personal preferences.

Dual Subwoofer Outputs

Supports dual subwoofers for even, low-frequency bass response within your listening environment. Enjoy accurate bass with no audible peaks or dips no matter where you place your subwoofer.

Multi-source / Multi-room

Enjoy 5.2 channel surround sound in your home theatre and simultaneously play stereo sound from another source in a separate room. Simply connect a pair of speakers to the multi-room amplified outputs or hook up an additional stereo amp and speakers to the Zone 2 pre-outs.

Smart TV Connectivity

Easily control the receiver with your Smart TV remote via the HDMI CEC functionality associated with your Smart TV. Simply set “HDMI Control” to ON in your receiver, then set “Smart Menu” to ON and begin controlling the NR1509 with your TV remote. The Smart Menu home screen gives you quick access to source and surround mode selections, the AVR's setup menu and four Smart Selects.

Simple Smart Select Functions

Four Smart Select function buttons on the included remote control store your preferred setup — including input, volume and Audyssey configuration — for particular sources. With the push of a button, the receiver perfectly configures for any source, from Blu-ray to TV set-top box, to your favourite Internet radio station and more.

Advanced Custom Installation Support

All Marantz 2018 AV receivers offer extended support for easy custom install integration. Features “ihiji Invision” remote system management technology, “Domotz Pro” remote monitoring and management technology with dedicated web interface to control and set up your AV receiver from a computer on the same network. Let your installer easily monitor the status of connected products and troubleshoot remotely from a separate location or on-the-go.

More Than 60 Years of Audiophile Heritage

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, the NR1609 carries on our long tradition of delivering a best-in-class listening experience for music and cinema.

Amplifier

Channels

7.2

Power Output per Channel

50 W @ 8 Ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.08% THD

Audio Formats Supported

Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X

 

Video

Pass-Through

4K/60 Hz, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, BT.2020, HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG

HDCP Compliance

2.2

 

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Yes, dual-band 2.4 / 5 GHz

Bluetooth

Yes

AirPlay

Yes

Audio Return Channel (ARC)

Yes

Inputs

8 x HDMI (1 front)
2 x RCA component video
3 x RCA composite video
3 x stereo RCA audio
1 x stereo RCA phono
1 x optical TOSLINK
1 x digital coaxial
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm setup mic (front)

Outputs

1 x HDMI
1 x RCA component video
1 x RCA composite video
2 x RCA subwoofer pre-out
1 x stereo RCA Zone 2 pre-out
1 x stereo RCA front pre-out
1 x 1/4" / 6.35 mm headphone (front)

Other Ports

1 x USB (front)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm calibration microphone (front)
2 x Bluetooth / Wi-Fi antennas
1 x AM antenna
1 x FM antenna
1 x powered Zone 2 out
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm IR remote in
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm IR remote out

Speaker Connectors

7 x binding post pairs

 

General

Standby Power Consumption

0.2 W

Dimensions (W x H x D)

17.3 x 4.1 x 14.5" / 440 x 105 x 368 mm

Weight

18.3 lb / 8.3 kg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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