Advanced Receiver with Networking and Upconversion to 4K Ultra HD
The Marantz NR1604 is a versatile 7-channel home theater receiver with network capabilities in a slim-line body that delivers spacious, realistic surround sound from a wide variety of sources. It features support for next-generation TV displays capable of displaying 4K Ultra HD video. Along with 4K Ultra HD and 3D pass-through the NR1604 also features video upscaling technology to 4K Ultra HD.
The NR1604 retains the admirable feature set of the Marantz NR1504, and then steps it up another notch by offering 7.1 channel surround sound, seven HDMI inputs, a powered and unpowered second zone, and analog video upconversion.
In addition to its home theater capabilities, the Marantz has network features that let you enjoy free internet radio as well as online streaming services such as Pandora, Spotify, and SiriusXM. It also supports AirPlay for playing a wide range of content from the music library in your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
"There is a Lot to Like"
"We've long been fans of the Marantz NR line, and the new NR1504 and NR1604 have done nothing to change that," reports Tom Andry in his April 3, 2013 review for Audioholics.com. "Sporting high end audio components, discrete amplification, Apple AirPlay, Audyssey MultEQ, and much, much more, there is a lot to like."
Easy Setup, Easy Connectivity
The Setup Assistant displayed on your TV guides you through the quick and easy process of setting up your home theater. The intuitive Graphical User Interface combines text and graphics to let you have your system properly configured for your particular home theater setup. Once that's done, you're all set to enjoy all kinds of home theater entertainment along with an outstanding surround sound experience.
The NR1604's rear panel has been engineered for easy connectivity. Separate connector blocks for the audio, video, and speaker connections are spaced apart so that you won't have any of the usual hassle when connecting your source components and speaker cables.
Seven HDMI Inputs and a USB Port
The Marantz gives you seven HDMI inputs, including six HDMI inputs on the rear panel, logically arranged in a horizontal row along with the HDMI output. An additional HDMI input conveniently located on the front panel lets you easily connect a portable HDMI component, such as a smart tablet, HD camcorder, or a game console.
The convenient front panel USB port lets you connect portable USB memory devices, such as a USB thumb drive or a USB HDD hard disk drive for streaming your favorite music tracks. In standby mode, the USB port is still active, letting you charge your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad.
Video Upconversion and 3D Pass-through
The NR1604 features a sophisticated video processor that is fully compatible with next generation ultra high definition 4K displays, and features 4K upconversion from HD sources, and also provides 3D pass-through.
In addition to its seven HDMI inputs, the NR1604 is equipped with five analog video inputs, including two component video inputs and three composite video inputs. The video processor features upconversion from standard definition to high definition, breathing new life into legacy video source components, while providing a single HDMI cable connection to your HDTV to eliminate connection hassles and save on cable costs.
Marantz Remote App for iOS and Android
The available Marantz Remote App lets you use your smartphone or other portable device to control your NR1604, and it's available in both iOS and Android versions. With the intuitive graphical interface, you can easily control your system for maximum enjoyment and ease of operation.
Internet Music Streaming
You'll open up a whole new world of music listening when you connect the NR1604 to your home network via the RJ-45 LAN connection. It allows you to access a broad range of internet radio stations via Pandora, as well as listening to a huge library of music tracks and other programs from SiriusXM and Spotify streaming services. The NR1604 also features Flickr photo streaming, letting you view your favorite photos on your big screen HDTV.
You can also easily stream your favorite music tracks from your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad to the NR1604 via your home network with AirPlay.
Audyssey MultEQ Room Correction System
Easily optimize the sound quality of your home theater system with the Audyssey MultEQ room acoustic measurement and correction system. With the supplied measuring microphone, the MultEQ function measures each speaker, including the subwoofer, and using the powerful 32 bit floating point DSP processor, quickly and automatically generates multiple precision digital filters that provide speaker and room acoustic compensation to deliver the smoothest, most natural tonal balance over the entire audio range.
Audyssey MultEQ saves you hours of setup time compared to trying to make the same adjustments manually. It's like having you own acoustical engineer on hand to perfectly tweak your system to your room.
Seven-channel Amp with Discrete Output Devices
For amazing sonic performance, the NR1604 is equipped with discrete high current output devices. It features identical circuit topology over all seven power amplifier channels that are each rated at 50 watts for room-filling, high-impact audio. Since all seven of the amplifier channels are of the same exact design, there's no variation in sound quality between channels at all. The result is a true high fidelity surround sound listening experience.
Dual Zone with Independent Source Selection
The NR1604 features multiple configuration possibilities, including a full 7.1-channel surround sound setup, along with the ability to drive a 5.1 channel home theater system in the main room and an additional pair of stereo speakers in another room. The independent source selection function lets you enjoy your favorite Hollywood blockbuster in the main room, while others can enjoy their favorite music tracks from another source in another room, at the same time.
Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity With Optional RX-101 Adapter
Easily stream your favorite music tracks wirelessly from your portable Bluetooth device to the NR1604 when you add the optional RX-101 Bluetooth wireless streaming adapter, eliminating the need to connect your device via a wired connection.
"We've long been fans of the Marantz NR line, and the new NR1504 and NR1604 have done nothing to change that. Sporting high end audio components, discrete amplification, Apple AirPlay, Audyssey MultEQ, and much, much more, there is a lot to like."
- Tom Andry, Audioholics.com, April 3, 2013