Home Theater

Marantz Slimline A/V Receivers

The new NR1403 and NR1603 Slimline A/V receivers from Marantz utilize small footprints and they offer an array of features that include Apple compatibility.

The Marantz NR1403 and NR1603 Slimline A/V receivers are small footprint multichannel A/V receivers and they are priced at $399 and $650 respectively.

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Robert Archer · May 31, 2012

Usually when someone from the audio/video world talks about ergonomics and room friendliness the talk revolves around the topic of loudspeakers. The specialty A/V manufacturer Marantz takes that talk in a new direction with its Slimline series of A/V receivers that incorporate all of the latest industry technologies and chassis dimensions that make them home space friendly.

The introductory NR1403 Slimline A/V receiver is a 5.1 product that is rated to produce 50 watts per channel, and it incorporates a total of six HDMI inputs that includes a front panel input. In addition, the unit also offers the company’s M-XPort technology that facilitates the use of streaming Bluetooth audio. The entry level receiver also includes ability to improve the receiver’s sound through the choice of Audyssey MultEQ, Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ.

Marantz’s step-up Slimline A/V receiver is the NR1603 and this product is a 7.1 solution that’s rated to produce 50 watts per channel. The NR1603’s list of features includes Apple’s AirPlay, Ethernet inputs, front panel USB and HDMI inputs, Audyssey MultEQ, Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ sound processing and DLNA 1.5 compliance for networked audio.

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at robert.archer@emeraldexpo.com

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Home Theater · Apple · Audyssey · Bluetooth · HDMI · Home Theater · iPad · All Topics
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