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MARANTZ Ultra-Slim 7.2 Network AV Receiver with HEOS Music Streaming - NR1608

Availability: 5-10 Days Delivery or Pick-Up


Quick Overview

A thrilling high-quality AV receiver occupying minimal space: that’s the NR1608. High current discrete power amplifiers on all 7 channels deliver astonishing power and clarity, plus immersive 3D surround sound thanks to both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoders, yet at just a little more than 10 cm tall it’s slim enough to slip into any TV cabinet. It’s fully compatible with the latest HDMI and HDCP 2.2 specifications, including 4K video with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Dolby Vision compatibility. Bluetooth and AirPlay can stream music directly from portable devices, while HEOS wireless multi-room music integration allows the NR1608 to become part of a complete home-wide music system. Explore and play your own music library, online streaming music services and thousands of Internet radio stations, using the free HEOS app.

MARANTZ Ultra-Slim 7.2 Network AV Receiver with HEOS Music Streaming - NR1608

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NR1608 - AV Receiver

Key Features

  • 7-channel discrete power amplifier, 90 W per channel
  • 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 color resolution, HDR and BT.2020, plus Dolby Vision compatibility and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG; via future firmware update)
  • 8 HDMI inputs (incl. 1 front) with full HDCP 2.2 support
  • Analogue to HDMI conversion and SD/HD to 4K Upscaling for legacy video sources
  • Dolby Atmos (up to 5.1.2) and DTS:X
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support
  • HEOS wireless multiroom integration
  • AirPlay, Bluetooth, Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Deezer, Network Audio Streaming
  • DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAV support
  • Audyssey MultEQ, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ
  • Audyssey MultEQ Editor app support (available for EUR 20 in the Appstores)
  • Colour-coded speaker terminals, Setup Assistant, Advanced GUI, Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App
  • isf video calibration
  • Multi-room/Multi-source (2nd zone; via amplifiers or via pre-out)
  • Intelligent ECO mode with off/on/auto setting

Powerful 7 Channel Discrete Amplifier with Eco Mode

Feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos transports you into the story with moving audio that flows all around you with breathtaking realism. Enjoy a 5.1 surround sound speaker system and 2 additional overhead speakers or 2 Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for the ultimate home theatre experience - including Dolby Surround upmixer for legacy content.

Latest HDMI Connectivity
HDR, Dolby Vision, HLG, and HDCP 2.2 Compatible

Eight HDMI inputs – including one on the front panel for quick connections – feed the NR1608's advanced video section, supporting the latest HDMI specification, including 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, BT.2020 and HDR pass-through support on every input. Dolby Vision compatibility is now supported, too, with pass-through for new HDR broadcast format HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) to be enabled via a future firmware update. HDCP 2.2 compatibility on all HDMI inputs, for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content, ensures the NR1608 is ready for the next generation of Blu-ray disc players, set-top boxes and 4K Ultra HD streams and downloads, while the video processor can also upscale SD and HD video to 4K Ultra HD. Certified by the Imaging Science Foundation, the NR1608 features a full suite of video calibration controls for use by an ISF technician, along with ISF Day/Night video modes.


Dolby Atmos

Feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos transports you into the story with moving audio that flows all around you with breathtaking realism. Enjoy a 5.1 surround sound speaker system and 2 additional overhead speakers or 2 Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for the ultimate home theatre experience - including Dolby Surround upmixer for legacy content.



DTS:X™ immersive audio places sound where it would occur naturally in space, creating a lifelike, multi-dimensional audio experience in the home. The improved immersion and heightened realism draw you into the world of your favourite movies. The included spatial remapping engine, DTS Neural:X™, gives your movie, game and music collections a new lease on life! DTS:X brings the theatre home.

Built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and AirPlay

The NR1608 is equipped with an advanced dual antenna system for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi streaming, for a robust connection even in congested urban environments. Apple's AirPlay lets you listen to your favourite tracks wirelessly from iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads.


HEOS: the Perfect Solution for Wireless Multi-Room Music Streaming

With built-in HEOS technology, the NR1608 becomes a key component of the HEOS wireless multi-room system. Add more HEOS speakers, and enjoy your music anywhere and everywhere around your home, all controlled via the free HEOS app. Play the same song in every room, or a different song in every room.

Multiple streaming services can be played on the NR1608 or any other connected HEOS devices, including Spotify, TuneIn Internet radio, Sound Cloud, Tidal, Napster or Deezer (*). You can also stream music from your phone, USB stick, or local network drives, with favourites and playlist functions supported. *Availability differs by area, subscription may be required.


Marantz 2016 AVR Remote

The Marantz 2016 AVR Remote app for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets gives you complete control over the latest Marantz network AV Receivers. Along with many new features, the graphics and user interface have been completely overhauled. Control power, volume, input and settings, or switch instantly to the HEOS App to access your music content and streaming services, with full HEOS wireless multi-room control.


Hi-Res Audio

The NR1608 lets you discover the incredible fidelity of high resolution audio tracks via the front panel USB port or network sources, with the ability to decode ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files up to 24-bit/192-kHz, as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD). You can also listen to other popular file types, such as MP3.

Audyssey MultEQ for simple set-up

Feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos transports you into the story with moving audio that flows all around you with breathtaking realism. Enjoy a 5.1 surround sound speaker system and 2 additional overhead speakers or 2 Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for the ultimate home theatre experience - including Dolby Surround upmixer for legacy content.

The Audyssey MultEQ Editor App

The NR1608 supports the brand-new Audyssey MultEQ Editor App. Go ‘under the hood’, view and adjust settings for detailed tuning, customize the sound more precisely to the specific problems in your room, and tailor the sound to your personal preferences.

  • View the speaker detection results, to check correct installation.
  • View before and after results of the Audyssey calibration, making it easy to identify room problems.
  • Edit the Audyssey target curve for each channel pair to suit your tastes.
  • Adjust the EQ frequency adjustment range for each channel pair.
  • Switch between 2 high frequency rolloff target curves.
  • Enable/Disable midrange compensation to make the vocal region brighter or smoother.
  • Save and load calibration results.

The Audyssey MultEQ Editor app, for Android and iOS, is available for purchase from the Apple AppStore or Google Play Store.



Dual Subwoofer Outputs

A single subwoofer demands optimum placement within the room for the best bass, to even out peaks and dips in response. The NR1608 supports two subwoofers: used in different locations, these will give a smoother low-frequency response for more accurate bass anywhere in the listening area.


Whatever your family's entertainment needs, the NR1608 delivers: you can enjoy 5.2-channel surround sound in the main room, and at the same time play stereo sound from another source in another part of the house. Simply connect a pair of speakers to the multi-room amplified outputs, or hook up a separate stereo amp and speakers to the Zone 2 pre-outs.


Smart TV Connectivity

Via the HDMI CEC (consumer electronics control) functionality on some Smart TVs, it's possible to control the NR1608 with the TV's remote handset. With the receiver's "HDMI control" set to ON, set "Smart Menu" receiver control functions and the TV's Smart Menu home screen will provide you direct access to source and surround mode selections, the main setup menu, and Smart Select configuration presets.





Simple Smart Select Functions

4 Smart Select function buttons on the front panel and remote control will store your preferred setup - input, volume and Audyssey configuration - for particular sources. The push of just one button has the NR1608 perfectly configured for anything from Blu-ray or your TV set-top box to your favourite Internet radio station

Easy To Setup,
Easy To Use

For easy installation, the NR1608's horizontal row of premium loudspeaker terminals is colour coded, with a set of matching cable-labels supplied to ensure correct hook-up. The AVR's clear graphical on-screen display has an exclusive Setup Assistant, combining with the Quick Start guide to provide guidance and optimise critical settings for the best possible sound quality, whatever your configuration.

More than 60 Years of Audiophile Heritage

Founded in 1953, Marantz has a long and rich history of designing audio components embraced by music lovers and critical listeners around the world. Because Music Matters so much in our lives, the NR1608 carries on our long tradition of delivering superlative stereo listening, as well as the ultimate home theatre experience.

Product Specifications




  •  Multichannel Surround
  • DTS HD Master / DTS:X o / o (update)
    DTS Neo:X / DTS Neural:X - / o (update)
    Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos o / o
    Dolby ProLogic Il / Dolby Surround - / o
    Auro 3D -
    Multichannel Stereo o
    max. number of processing (preamp) channels 7.1


  •  Sound Enhancements
  • Single Board Power Amplifier -
    Discrete Power Amplifier 7
    Copper plated chassis -
    Power Transformer: Toroidal / EI EI
    Current Feedback Topology -
    Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules (HDAM) -
    Pure Direct o
    High Grade Audio Components -
    Gold plated RCA terminals -
    Clock Jitter Reducer -
    Audyssey MultEQ
    Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic Volume o / o
    Audyssey LFC -
    Audyssey APP support o
    Compressed audio Enhancer: MDAX2 o

  • Network
  • HEOS Multiroom & Streaming o
    Lossy formats MP3 / WMA / AAC o / o / o
    Lossless formats FLAC / ALAC / WAV o / o / o
    Lossless formats: FLAC HD 192/24 / WAV 192/24 / ALAC 192/24 o / o / o
    DSD Audio Streaming up to DSD5.6
    FLAC HD 192/24 o
    WAV 192/24 o
    ALAC 192/24 o
    Gapless playback o (FLAC, WAV, ALAC, DSD)
    AirPlay audio streaming o
    Internet Radio TuneIn
    Spotify Connect* / Tidal* / Deezer* / others * o / o / o / o
    Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones Android / iOS
    Compatible with Remote APP for Tablets Android / iOS / Amazon Kindle
    Ethernet o
    WiFi o
    Bluetooth o

  • HDMI
  • HDMI inputs back / front 7 / 1
    HDCP2.2 support o
    HDMI outputs main / zone 1 / -
    Video conversion Analog -> HDMI o
    Analogue to HDMI scaling 480i/576i up to 4K 30/25/24
    HDMI to HDMI scaling up to 4K 30/25/24
    GUI Overlay on HDMI o
    HDMI: 3D / 4K / CEC / ARC o / o / o / of
    Enhanced ARC -
    Dolby Vision / HLG o / o (update)
    4k signal pass-through / scaling / GUI overlay o / o / o
    HDMI pass-though in standby mode o
    Picture adjust / Noise reduction o / o
    CEC o
    DSD Audio capability -
    Audio Return Channel o
    Auto LipSync o

  • HEOS Multiroom integrated o
    TV Sound grouping o
    Multiroom zones 2
    Zone audio source: HDMI / opt, coax / Network, USB / analog - / - / o / o
    Zone audio output: speaker / preout o / o
    Zone HDMI output from HDMI source -
    IP control / RS232 control / Web control / App control o / - / - / o
    IR Flasher In -
    Marantz remote bus o
    DC Trigger output 1

  • Others
  • Auto speaker setup by microphone Audyssey MultEQ
    FL Display 1 line
    Graphic User Interface - GUI Advanced
    ISF certification o
    GUI languages 9
    Setup Assistent o
    Smart Select o
    Firmware Update by Network / USB o / o
    Variable cross over o
    Optimized Bass Redirection o
    Bass Sync -
    ECO Mode o
    Auto Power off o
    Sleep Timer o

  • Inputs/Outputs
  • Composite In / Out 3 / 1
    Component In / Out 2 / 1
    HDMI In / Out 7+1 / 1
    Multi-Room Video Out: Video / HDMI - / -
    Analogue In / Out 3 / -
    Phono (MM) In -
    Digital Inputs: Coaxial / Optical 1 / 1
    Multi-Room Out: analog / digital 1 / -
    Multichannel Pre Out o (2.2)
    Subwoofer Out 2
    7.1 multichannel input -
    Speaker Terminal: Gold plated screw / regular screw - / o
    Number of speaker terminals 7
    Speaker A/B / Bi-amp drive / Multi-Room Speaker assignable
    Speaker A / B assignable
    Bi-amp drive assignable
    Multi-Room Speaker Terminal assignable
    Front Inputs: Audio / Composite / Digital (Opt) / HDMI / USB - / - / - / o / o
    USB Audio / Made for iPod / Works with iPhone o / AirPlay / AirPlay
    FM Tuner with RDS o

  • Specifications
  • Number of poweramps 7
    Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive) 50 W
    Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.05% 2ch Drive) -
    Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive) 70 W
    Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 1% 1ch Drive) 90 W
    70% Guarantee o

  • General
  • Available colors: Gold / Silver / Black / Silver-Gold - / - / o / -
    Metal Front Panel -
    System Remote Control RC034SR
    Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display - / - / -
    Power Consumption in W 250
    Power consumption No-Sound (ECO on / off) in W 30 W / 40 W
    Standby Consumption in W 0.2
    CEC Standby Consumption in W 0.5
    Network Control On Consumption in W 3.7
    Maximum Dimensions
    Antenna:Horizontal:(W x D x H) in mm
    ( Antenna:Vertical :(W x D x H) in mm)
    【 w/o Antenna :(W x D x H) in mm】
    440 x 376 x 105
    (440 x 376 x 173 )
    Weight in kg 8.3



Quick Links

 NR1608 Product Info  NR1608 Owners Manual