AV receivers have a reputation for such large and heavy drawers, which take up a lot of space on the shelf, but, in fact, you do not need such a huge device to organize a real home theater at your place, especially in a medium-sized room. An ultra-thin model of the AV receiver, such as the Marantz NR1608, can do the job perfectly. Intrigued to see Marantz NR1608 specs? Follow our Marantz NR1608 review.
The 7.2-channel Marantz NR1608 model can work with the currently relevant 3D-sound formats Dolby Atmos (in 5.1.2-configuration) and DTS: X, as well as with DTS Neural: X. The model is equipped with seven discrete high-current amplifiers with a capacity of 70 W (6 Ohms) each.
Marantz NR1608 occupies a top position in the corporate slim line of AV receivers with a low body, which perfectly match the design with modern TVs. The AV receiver is charged with wireless technology and can act as a streamer. On board there is Bluetooth, Airplay and Wi-Fi (two ranges). There is a possibility of LAN or WLAN connection to a local network. Through it and the USB port built into the front panel, Hi-Res-audio playback in FLAC, ALAC, AIFF or WAV, as well as DSD (2.8 / 5.6 MHz) is available.
All eight HDMI inputs of the receiver support 4K-video UHD (60 Hz), HDCP 2.2, Dolby Vision (12-bit color depth and dynamic metadata support) and HDR10, 4: 4: 4 Pure Color, etc. Among the Marantz NR1608 connectors, one can distinguish the presence of outputs for two subwoofers, as well as for zone 2. There are optical and coaxial inputs, and seven pairs of color-coded screw terminals are used to connect speakers.
Audyssey MultEQ is used to calibrate speakers (the package includes Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ technologies to optimize signal level and frequency response), and the professional standard ISF is used to calibrate video. For a fee, you can download the Audyssey MultEQ Editor application for fine-tuning the results of the MultEQ system. With the new firmware, access to the use of the Hybrid Log-Gamma format (HLG, hybrid logarithmic gamma function), developed for HDR broadcasts, is opened.