Marantz NR1609 Black Slim 7.2 Channel AV Receiver with HEOS
" ... This is an enviably specified AVR (AirPlay 2, Alexa support and the inclusion of a phono stage for vinyl replay are new additions) that scores high when it comes to usability and audio quality. Everything you need from a multimedia hub is here, be it gaming, music or movie related. Yes, there are AVRs that offer comparable precision and delicacy, but none at this price share the design appeal or functionality."
AV Receiver with HEOS
With a slim profile that doesn’t sacrifice performance for looks, the Marantz NR1609 7.2 channel AV receiver supports immersive, object-based audio and the latest HDMI specifications. Enjoy movies with three-dimensional audio through Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X, and watch your favorite movies and shows in 4K 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, BT.2020, HDR and Dolby Vision. Enjoy your favorite music services via Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay or the HEOS app. Control NR1609 with your voice and Amazon Alexa — download the HEOS Home Entertainment skill and ask Alexa to play, pause or stop music, switch inputs for your different media players, turn up the volume and more.
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 color 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 or the HEOS app
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).
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 theater experience — including Dolby Surround upmixer for legacy content.
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 favorite movies.
HEOS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and AirPlay Capability
Dual antenna system lets you stream the most popular music services via Bluetooth, AirPlay or the HEOS app. Listen to your playlists on Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, Deezer and more.
HEOS Multi-room Streaming
Built-in HEOS technology lets you enjoy your favorite 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.
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 analog turntable to the receiver and enjoy the pure intent of each recording within your vinyl collection.
Marantz 2016 AVR Remote
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 analyzes 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 theater 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 favorite 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.
DTS HD Master / DTS:X: No / No
DTS Neo:X / DTS Neural:X: Yes / No
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos: No / No
Dolby ProLogic llz / Dolby Surround: Yes / No
Auro 3D: No
Audyssey DSX: No
Multichannel Stereo: Yes
Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels: 7.2
Discrete Power Amplifier: Yes
Copper Plated Chassis: No
Power Transformer: Toroidal / EI: EI
Current Feedback Topology: No
Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules (HDAM): No
Pure Direct: Yes
Gold plated RCA terminals: No
Clock Jitter Reducer: No
Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic Volume: Yes / Yes
Audyssey LF: No
Audyssey APP Support: Yes
Compressed Audio Enhancer: MDAX2: Yes
HEOS Multi-room and Streaming: Yes
Network Audio Sharing: Yes
Lossy formats: MP3 / WMA / AAC: Yes / Yes / Yes
Lossless formats: FLAC / ALAC / WAV: Yes / Yes / Yes
Lossless formats: FLAC HD 192/24 / WAV 192/24 / ALAC 192/24: Yes / Yes / Yes
DSD Audio Streaming: up to DSD5.6
FLAC HD 192/24: Yes
WAV 192/24: Yes
ALAC 192/24: Yes
Gapless Playback: Yes (FLAC, WAV, ALAC ,DSD)
AirPlay Audio Streaming: Yes
Internet radio: Yes (TuneIn)
Spotify / Pandora / SiriusXM: Yes / Yes / Yes
Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones Marantz 2016 AVR Remote
Compatible with Remote APP for Tablets Android / iOS / Amazon Kindle
Ethernet Ports: Yes
HDMI Inputs: Back / Front: 7 / 1
HDCP2.2 Support: Yes
HDMI Outputs: Main / Zone: 1 / No
Video Conversion Analog -> HDMI: Yes
Analog to HDMI Scaling: 480i/576i up to 4K 60/50
HDMI to HDMI Scaling: up to 4K 30/25/24
GUI Overlay on HDMI: Yes
HDMI: 3D / 4K / CEC / ARC / InstaPrevue: Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / No
Enhanced ARC: No
HLG / Dolby Vision: Yes (update) / Yes
3D Signal Pass-Through: Yes
4K Signal Pass-Through / Scaling / GUI Overlay: Yes / Yes / Yes
HDMI Pass-Through in Standby Mode: Yes
Picture Adjust / Noise Reduction: Yes / Yes
DSD Audio Capability: No
Audio Return Channel: Yes
Auto LipSync: Yes
Multi-Room / CI
HEOS Multi-Room Integrated: Yes
HEOS Link Compatibility: IR/ IP: Yes / Yes
Multi-Room Zones: 2
Zone Audio Source: HDMI / Opt, Coax / Network, USB / Analog: No / No / Yes / Yes
Zone Audio Output: Speaker / Preout: Yes / Yes
Zone HDMI Output from HDMI Source: No
IP Control / RS232 Control / Web Control / App Control: Yes / No / Yes / Yes
IR Flasher In: Yes
Marantz Remote Bus: Yes
DC Trigger Output: 1
HDMI Diagnostics: Yes
Auto Speaker Setup by Microphone: Audyssey MultEQ
FL Display: 1 line
Graphic User Interface - GUI: Advanced
ISF Certification: Yes
GUI Languages: 3
Setup Assistant: Yes
Smart Select: Yes
Firmware Update by Network / USB: Yes/ Yes
Variable Cross Over: Yes
Optimized Bass Redirection: Yes
Bass Sync: No
ECO Mode: Yes
Auto Power off: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Composite In / Out: 3 / 1
Component In / Out: 2 / 1
HDMI In / Out: 7+1 / 1
Multi-Room Video Out: Video / HDMI: No / No
Analog In / Out: 3 / No
Phono (MM) In: Yes
Digital In: Optical / Coaxial: 1 / 1
Multi-Room Out: Analog / Digital: 1 / No
Multichannel Pre Out: Yes (2.2)
Subwoofer Out: 2
7.1 Multichannel Input: No
Speaker Terminal: Gold Plated Screw / Regular Screw: No / Yes
Number of Speaker Terminals: 7
Speaker A / B: assignable
Bi-Amp Drive: assignable
Multi-Room Speaker Terminal: assignable
Front Inputs: Audio / Composite / Digital (Opt) / HDMI / USB: No / No / No / Yes / Yes
USB Audio / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone: Yes / No / No
AM/FM Tuner: Yes
Number of Poweramps: 7
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive): 50 W
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.05% 2ch Drive): No
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive): 70 W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% 1ch Drive): 100 W
70% Guarantee: Yes
Metal Front Panel: No
System Remote Control: RC034SR
Pre-Programmed / Learnable / LCD Display: No / No / No
Power Consumption in W: 250
Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO on / off) in W 30 W / 40 W
Standby Consumption in W: 0.2
CEC Standby Consumption in W: 0.5
Network Standby Consumption in W: 2.7
Network Control On Consumption in W: No
Antenna:Horizontal:(W x D x H) in inches: 17.3 x 14.8 x 4.1
Antenna:Vertical :(W x D x H) in inches: 17.3 x 14.8 x 6.8
W/o Antenna:(W x D x H) in inches: 17.3 x 14.5 x 4.1
Weight in lbs: 18.3