Features of Marantz NR-1603
The NR1603 is the right size to fit comfortably on just about any bookshelf or TV stand. This full-featured model measures only half the height of many surround sound receivers, yet it boasts all the clean power you need to drive five speakers, and enough inputs to connect a full complement of A/V sources. Even though it's rated at an understated 50 watts per channel, the NR1603's high-quality amplification is a great match for most room sizes, speakers and listening preferences.
Blu-ray players, video game consoles, and HD satellite, cable and DVR boxes all go well with the NR1603. HDMI switching lets you send all your high-def digital video sources through a single connection to your TV, making hookup a breeze. Marantz takes the extra step of carefully isolating this unit's internal audio and video circuit boards. This ensures ultra-high signal purity for rich, enveloping surround sound with all your movies, music, TV shows, and video games. And the latest decoding delivers the master-quality sound that comes with most of today's Blu-ray discs.
Apple's exciting AirPlay technology lets you access your favorite music from your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, or your iTunes library on your computer using this Marantz receiver. You'll be able to control iTunes and see music information, including your album art, track titles, and artist info on your compatible Apple device, or on your TV.AirPlay requires a wireless home network and a wired connection between the receiver and network.
Marantz uses Audyssey MultEQ® Auto Calibration to take the hassle out of speaker configuration. Just plug in the included microphone and place it in up to six listening positions. The NR1603 uses a series of test tones to balance speaker levels and fine-tune the delay and equalization settings for each speaker. The result is optimized home theater performance for your specific speakers and room. And Audyssey Dynamic Volume monitors the system to cut those surprise bursts of volume from commercials down to size. Plus, this receiver comes with a built-in first-time setup assistant that walks you through the process step by step.
- 7-channel amplifier.
- 50 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven.
- Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD™ Master Audio, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD™ High Resolution Audio, Pro Logic® IIz, and DTS Neo:6.
- Audyssey Laboratories' MultEQ® six-point auto setup and room calibration system (microphone included).
- M-DAX™ (Marantz Dynamic Audio eXpander) for better sounding MP3s and other digital music files.