Crystal Clear Sound and Wireless Streaming
Enjoy clear sound and wireless streaming with the NR1603 Slim Line AV Receiver from Marantz. This 7.1-channel receiver features built-in networking capabilities and AirPlay technology, so that you can stream music and other content from a mobile device or your home computer. The multi-zone feature lets you watch Blu-ray movies in one room while listening to music in another.
The NR1603 is a 7.1-channel receiver, so you can power left, right, and center speakers along with four surround speakers for optimal surround sound. It's well suited for family rooms, play rooms, dedicated TV and entertainment rooms, and even bedrooms. And because the NR1603 is part of Marantz's Slim Line series, it features a sleek design and a small footprint, making it well suited for audiophiles with space constraints.
A Powerful Theater Experience
For an enveloping surround sound experience, the NR1603's amplifier delivers seven 50-watt channels of equal power and quality. The result is a balanced sound field capable of faithfully reproducing the most demanding movie, gaming, and multi-channel audio.
The NR1603's hi-definition audio support lets you take advantage of the latest surround sound formats. From Dolby TrueHD to DTS-HD Master audio, the NR1603's on-board decoding reproduces clear, uncompressed 5.1 audio via HDMI.
A 2.1 channel preamp output offers system upgrade possibilities. Use the Dolby Pro Logic IIz feature to add vertical dimension to the front soundstage or add additional speakers to the rear of your room with Dolby Pro Logic IIx.
There's also a 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converter for all channels and an isolated audio circuit board for improved sound and minimal interference. Source Direct mode switches off all unused circuitry for the purest audio possible.
Audyssey MultEQ for Clear and Balanced Sound
The NR1603 supports playback of the latest high-definition audio formats. Award-winning Audyssey MultEQ technology helps create an optimal acoustic profile for your home theater system, resulting in clear and balanced sound. It makes set up especially easy. It uses test tones and unique processing to analyze the influence of your room on the sound. MultEQ then creates a very detailed equalization curve for each speaker to correct for the room's negative impact on sound quality. It's almost like having your own personal acoustic engineer on hand.
In addition, Dynamic Volume maintains constant audio levels by automatically reducing the perceived loudness of commercials, for example, to minimize their intrusiveness, and Dynamic EQ makes guarantees a satisfying balance of bass and treble at every volume, from very loud to very soft; just the thing for late-night screenings.
In addition to Audyssey technology, built-in 3D pass-through circuitry allows the NR1603 to route 3D video signals from a Blu-ray player to your HDTV, making this a great receiver for enjoying Blu-ray 3D discs.
Multi-Zone Feature Sends Different Signals at Once
The NR1603 receiver features multi-zone capability, which allows you to simultaneously send different audio signals to different locations in your home. Watch the ball game in the living room while playing music in the patio – all through one receiver.
Stream Music Wirelessly with AirPlay
The NR1603 is a network-ready component that allows you to stream music, photos, and more from your computer over your home network. As a result, you can enjoy thousands of Internet radio stations from around the world as well as music streaming services like Pandora or SiriusXM through your home theater system. The NR1603 also includes AirPlay wireless technology so you can stream music wirelessly from your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or iTunes library on your computer.
The optional Marantz RX-101 Bluetooth Adapter (sold separately) enables the NR1603 to receive Bluetooth wireless signals.
Six HDMI Inputs… and More
The NR1603 features six HDMI inputs that provide uncompressed video and audio with digital clarity. Support for Deep Color and x.v.Color schemes, which display a larger color range than standard-definition schemes, results in a lifelike, vibrant picture.
Using a single cable, you can easily connect any HDMI-equipped source or display to the receiver. With support for 3D-capable TVs and Blu-ray players, the NR1603 has you covered with HDMI 1.4a compatibility designed specifically for 3D. The HDMI input on the front panel allows you to quickly and easily connect an HDMI-ready portable device, such as a camcorder or a tablet computer.
The NR1603 is also equipped with an Ethernet port, a USB port on the front panel for connecting a mobile device, and two component video inputs and one output to support your legacy video sources and displays.
Full Control via the Remote... or Your Smartphone
Included with the NR1603 is a remote control and batteries. In addition, Marantz offers the Marantz Remote App, which allows you to operate the NR1603 wirelessly from your iPhone, iPad, or Android-based device. The app is available online as a free download. With Marantz RC-5 control capability, you can even control legacy Marantz products connected to the NR1603 from the app. The app is available online as a free download.
Sleek Design and Easy On-Screen Setup
Like other products in Marantz's Slim Line series, the NR1603 features a stylish black finish along with a slim profile and a small footprint, making it easy to fit into tight spaces. An intuitive, on-screen 'Setup Assistant' simplifies the installation process.