Marantz je proizvođač i distributer visoko kvalitetne audio opreme. Prvi proizvod je projektovao i napravio Saul B. Marantz u Kew Gardens-u, New York. U to vreme, kompanija je imala veliki uticaj na razvoj Hi Fi audio sistema, obraćajući pažnju na svaki detalj pri projektovanju i konstruisanju. Sredinom 1980-ih dok je bio pod rukovods-tvom Philips-a (pionira u CD tehnologiji), Marantz je među prvima pravio CD plejere koji su jako dobro prihvaćeni od strane zadovoljnih potrošača i kritičara. Danas, Marantz nastavlja da pravi komponente koje su u samom vrhu Hi Fi ponude na tržištu. O tome svedoči i Ken Ishiwata bez čije kontrole i finalnog tjuniranja nijedan Marantz proizvod ne može da se pojavi na tržištu. Godine 2002, Denon i Marantz prave (D&M) grupu kojoj se kasnije priključuju i druga zvučna imena iz audio industrije.
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Slim-Line 7.1-channel Networking Home Theater Receiver with 1080p & 4K Ultra HD Upscaling, and AirPlay®.
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. This receiver 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 network functions of the NR1604 let you enjoy the music library of your iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad® using AirPlay®, and a wide variety of content such as music streaming from Pandora, Spotify, and SiriusXM. With the network functions you can also use your Android or iOS device to operate the NR1604 via the available Marantz Remote App. In addition, with the Multi Zone functionality you can even output music from the main room to a different room such as a kitchen or bedroom via an additional pair of speakers.
Easy to setup, easy to use
The Marantz Setup Assistant combines an intuitive Graphical User Interface along with a logical setup sequence that lets you configure your system quickly and easily. Via the on-screen text and graphics, you’ll have your system properly configured in no time at all, with zero hassle.
Easy to connect
The rear panel of the NR1604 has been engineered for quick and easy connections, with the audio, video and speaker connections separated out into distinct blocks, instead of the usual jumble of connection types found on other AV receivers. You’ll be amazed how easily and quickly you can make all of the necessary connections to the NR1604. The multi-way speaker binding posts feature see-through connector barrels, and they’re color-coded to further simplify and speed up the connection process.
7 HDMI inputs, including 1 on the front panel
For maximum system connectivity, the NR1604 features no less than 7 HDMI inputs, including 1 on the front panel that lets you quickly and conveniently connect a variety of portable devices, such as an HD camcorder or video game console.
Easy system configuration and optimization with Audyssey MultEQ with room acoustic correction
With the Audyssey MultEQ room acoustic measurement and correction system, you’ll be able to quickly and easily optimize your home theater setup for outstanding audio fidelity. Via the supplied microphone, the MultEQ feature measures the characteristics of each speaker in the system (including the subwoofer) and quickly generates precision digital filters for the smoothest, most natural tonal balance over the entire audio range.
Upconversion from HD to 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160); 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.
Video upconversion from standard definition (SD) to high definition (HD); 2 component video inputs, 3 composite inputs
In addition to the 7 HDMI inputs, the NR1604 is equipped with 5 analog video inputs, including 2 component video inputs and 3 composite video inputs. The video processor features upconversion from standard definition to high definition, breathing new life into your legacy video source components, while providing a single HDMI cable connection to your HDTV to eliminate connection hassles and save on cable costs.
Convenient front panel USB port includes iPod/iPhone charging
Connect your favorite portable device, such as an iPhone, iPod or iPad quickly and easily to the front panel USB port. You can also connect other devices such as a USB thumb drive or a portable USB hard disk drive to play your favorite music tracks. When the NR1604 is in standby mode, the USB port is still active as a charger for your iPhone, iPod or iPad.
Internet music streaming via Pandora internet radio, SiriusXM, Spotify; Flickr photo streaming
Via the RJ-45 LAN connection to your home network, you’ll be able to access a range of content sources from the internet, including Pandora internet radio, SiriusXM and Spotify music services, as well as stream your favorite photos via Flickr.
Marantz Remote App for iOS and Android devices
With your favorite iOS or Android device, the available Marantz Remote App adds additional convenience, letting you control the NR1604 easily via your home network.
Slim-line chassis with low profile design
The elegant slim-line chassis features reduced cabinet height that lets you install the NR1604 in tight spaces, such as a TV stand, for more installation flexibility compared to larger standard-sized AV receivers.
AirPlay music streaming
With your favorite portable iOS device, such as an iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, you can stream content directly to the NR1604 via your home network.
Dual zone with independent source selection
The NR1604 features multiple configuration possibilities, including a full 7 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.
High power 7 channels amplifier with discrete output devices
For the ultimate surround sound experience, the NR1604 features a powerful 7 channel amplifier section with each channel rated at 70 watts. All 7 power amplifier channels feature identical circuitry that includes discrete high current power output devices able to drive lower impedance loads.
Bluetooth wireless connectivity with optional RX-101 adapter
The optional RX-101 Bluetooth wireless adapter lets you stream music from your portable Bluetooth device to the NR1604.
- 7.1-channel home theater receiver
- Slim Line Chassis
- 4K Ultra HD and 3D pass-through
- Video upscaling technology to 4K Ultra HD
- Analog video upconversion from standard definition to high definition
- Audyssey MultEQ, Dynamic EQ, Dynamic Volume (microphone included for room analysis and correction)
- DTS HD Master Audio, HD High Resolution, ES Discrete/Matrix, Neo:6, 96/24
- Dolby TrueHD, Digital, Digital Plus, Pro Logic IIz, EX
- Networking: AirPlay, DLNA 1.5 certified Audio/Photo Streaming, Internet Radio, Streaming service capability (Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, flickr)
- Powered and unpowered second zone
- Discrete Amplification
- Power Transformer: EI Core
- D/A Conversion: 192 kHz/24-Bit
- Digital Signal Processing: Analog Devices ADSP21487
- Video Off (Pure Direct)
- Source Direct
- Variable X-over
- AM/FM tuner
- Bass Management
- Lip-sync (digital audio delay)
- Software Upgradable via Internet)
- Setup Wizard
- HDMI In: 7 (including front HDMI input)
- Composite In: 3
- Component In: 2
- HDMI Out: 1
- Composite Out: 1
- Component Out: 1
- Composite Out: 1
- Analog L&R In: 3
- Digital Optical In: 1
- Digital Coaxial In: 1
- Pre-Amplifier Out: 2.1
- Multi-room Speaker Out
- Flasher in: 1
- DC Trigger
- D-Bus Remote (RC-5) In/Out
- Front Panel A/V Inputs: HDMI, USB
- Headphone Out: 1
- Power Output (8 Ohm): 50W (0.08% @ 8 Ohm), 70W (0.7% @ 6 Ohm)
- Audio S/N Ratio: 98dB
- Audio Frequency Response (Analog In): 10Hz - 100kHz (+/- 3 dB)
- FM Tuner Frequency Range: 87.5 - 107.9MHz
- FM Tuner S/N Ratio (Mono/Stereo): 70/67 dB
- AM Tuner Frequency Range: 520 - 1710kHz
- Video Frequency Response (Component): 5Hz - 60MHz
- Video Frequency Response (Composite, S-Video): 5Hz - 10MHz
- Power Requirement: AC120V 60Hz
- Power Consumption: 220W (Standby 0.2W)
- Dimensions: 17-21/64" wide, 4-9/64" high, 14-29/64" deep
- Weight: 18 lbs, 8 oz
3D stands for 3 dimensional. Products carrying the 3D logo are able to output or path through the digital 3D video signal.
Dolby True HD
Dolby TrueHD is Dolby’s next-generation lossless technology developed for high-definition audio coding. Dolby TrueHD supports up to eight full-range channels, allowing the audio engineer to position sounds for a more realistic effect than ever before. Dolby TrueHD is supported by HDMI™, the single-cable digital connection for high-definition audio and video. Dolby TrueHD will be transmitted via HDMI 1.3a and is compatible with HDMI 1.1 as an outputted HD 7.1 PCM multichannel signal. See ‘HD - 7.1 PCM Multichannel’.
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio is an optional High Definition Audio format for all Blu-ray Disc™ products. DTS-HD Master Audio format allows a bit-to-bit representation of the original movie’s studio master soundtrack and delivers audio at high constant bit rates superior to standard DVDs.
Made for iPhone / Made for iPod
‘Made for iPod’ and "Made for iPhone" means that an electronic accessory has been designed specifically to connect to iPod and has been certified to meet the Apple performance standards. Current Marantz products carrying the 'Made for iPod' logo are compatible with the following iPod models: 4th Generation iPod or higher, iPod Classic, iPod Nano (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation), iPod video and iPod Touch. For 5th Generation iPod, iPod Nano or iPod Touch the audio transmission is digital. 'Made for iPhone' adds the iPhone compatibility to this list.
The use of compressed audio files like MP3, Windows Media™ Audio or AAC is getting more and more popular. The audio quality of these compressed files however is less than the original lossless files that are on a CD, especially lacking the higher frequencies and affecting the lower frequencies which make the audio image less wide and deep. The Marantz Digital Audio Expander 2, also called M-DAX2, recalculates the outputted frequency range. This enables you to get a more detailed and clearer sound.