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Despite the fact that this unit has fewer channels (5.2 vs 7.2) both Marantz models have identical power ratings: 80/8 W/Ohm. The 5.2-channel Marantz NR1509 model is assembled in a low-profile slim package. This form factor goes well with modern flat-panel TVs. The device supports Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoders for high-resolution multi-channel audio playback and uses a special mode for energy saving. In five discrete amplifiers of the model, high-current transistors are involved. The model works with the DTS Virtual:X format, which allows you to create an imitation of the sound of ceiling speakers.
The AV receiver has one HDMI input on the front and seven HDMI inputs on the back. All of them support HDCP 2.2 protocol and 4K resolution (60 Hz), as well as HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG video standards with extended dynamic range. There is an HDMI output with a return channel and an MM phono equalizer. There are coaxial and optical inputs, 2.2-channel Pre Out and one Pre Out for the second zone. Speakers are connected to seven pairs of screw terminals, each of which is marked with a specific color.
The Marantz NR1609 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Marantz NR1609 price