Super Slim Marantz Bluetooth Receiver Coming Soon
The new Marantz NR1605 is a space-conscious AV receiver that has been specifically designed for confined spaces and minimalistic apartments where styling and slick looking AV gear are essential.
The new Marantz offering will go on sale in Australia in October 2014, pricing has not yet been set.
Marantz claims that the new receiver delivers true to-life surround sound and superior video, without consumers having to buy a large, imposing home entertainment unit to house it.
With Bluetooth and Wi-Fi built-in, users can enjoy digital media files wirelessly, the built-in AirPlay technology enables users to playback their music library from their iPhone, iPod touch and iPad wirelessly. While the newly-added Bluetooth capability makes integration of Android devices and iDevices or laptops effortless. Users do not require a Wi-Fi network – everything is already there. Via the built in DLNA standard, users can stream music from a (NAS) device, they can also listen to thousands of Internet Radio stations or online music services such as Spotify Connect.
Music lovers will also get the latest audio formats such as Apple Lossless and FLAC HD 192/24 or the bit stream DSD format as perfected for SA-CD players.
This receiver has a 7-channel amplifier with 100W equal power per channel. It also has built-in decoders for Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio. It”s total of eight HDMI inputs handle a multitude of digital sources, so there is plenty of ports to easily hook-up a satellite box, BD/DVD player and game console. all at the same time.
What”s more, the whole setup is very easy – with the help of the advanced Graphical User Interface (GUI), Setup Assistant, and Audyssey MultEQ room calibration. With this there is no need to study the manual, users just need to follow the on-screen instructions supported by high resolution graphics.
For total convenience, users can also use an Android or iOS device to operate the NR1605 via the available Marantz Remote App, which comes as a dedicated app for either smartphone or tablet. It all adds up to easy-to-use slim-line elegance with a powerful punch. The NR1605 further features support for next-generation TV displays capable of displaying 4k Ultra HD video. Along with 4k and 3D pass-through the NR1605 also features video upscaling technology to 1080p and 4k for ultimate future-readiness. In addition, with the Multi-zone functionality you can output music from the main room to a different room such as a kitchen or bedroom just via an additional pair of speakers.
As with many of this year”s models, the NR1605 includes the latest Marantz smart ECO mode. This reduces power consumption significantly when the receiver is just used for background listening or running on lower levels without any negative impact to the audio quality. If the higher power is required while watching a movie or listening louder to favourite music, the NR1605 automatically switches to “full power output.” The smart ECO mode has three settings: Auto, on and off leaving it up to the user to decide.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built-in
FM / AM tuner
Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio
7 channel discrete power amplifier, 90 W per channel
Audyssey MultEQ room calibration
Latest HDMI version with 4k 60Hz 4:4:4 resolution
7+1 front HDMI in / 1 out (4k 60Hz, 3D, ARC, Deep Color)
HDMI scaling 1080p, 4k 30Hz
MP3, WAV, AAC, WMA, AIFF
HD Audio streaming: FLAC 192/24, DSD, ALAC
Spotify Connect (where available), Flickr, Internet Radio support
Setup Assistant and advanced GUI
Marantz Remote App for iOS and Android devices