Marantz Rolls Out New Slim Network AV Receiver, the NR1607
Advanced audio technology maker Marantz kicked off its new 2016 home theater lineup with a brand new ultra slim network AV receiver that it introduced this week. The NR1607 is a 7.2 channel unit that has built-in Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity. The model continues in the tradition of the company’s successful Slim Design Receiver line.
Among the list of features that Marantz highlighted in the new receiver is its surround sound capabilities. “The NR1607 comes with Dolby Atmos immersive surround decoding to deliver breathtaking surround sound from today's advanced movie soundtracks,” they said in a statement. “Slim enough to slip into any TV cabinet, it produces the same revolutionary Dolby Atmos 3D surround sound found in the best theaters. Just like the theaters, it creates an overhead surround soundfield to give listeners a dramatic expansion of the sonic space.”
Further, the NR1607 features Dolby TueHD lossless decoding and other Dolby Digital technologies. And a firmware update—expected to be delivered around September 2016—will allow for the receiver to decode DTS:X soundtracks.
Marantz also discussed the NR1607’s Ultra HD video capabilities. “The NR1607 further supports full rate 4K Ultra HD video with 4K 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR), Wide Color Gamut compatibility, 21:9 video, 3D and BT.2020 pass through on every input,” they explained. “The 8 HDMI inputs include one conveniently located on the front panel, enough to connect modern HDMI devices such as Blu-ray players, game consoles, streaming set-top boxes and streamed/download 4K Ultra HD content. The NR1607 further owns an advanced video section to upscale analog and digital source material up to 4K Ultra HD for the ultimate viewing experience. And to top it off, it’s certified by the Imaging Science Foundation for video quality.”
The Marantz NR1607 AV receiver ill be available in May for $699.