Marantz has announced the release of two new AV receivers that work easily as a stereo or Home Cinema. With the new slim chassis, these two devices are particularly thin which does not prevent them to offer quality components supporting excellent reproduction of soundtracks.
The two new receivers, the Marantz NR1603 and NR1403, have an HDMI input on the front and five HDMI inputs at the back for connecting all HD sources. The model NR1603 offers 7 50W output channels while the NR1403 version offers 5 of 50W.
Both incorporate Audyssey MultEQ technologyand are supplied with a microphone to perform the automatic speaker setup. They can decode DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD audio formats.
The Marantz NR1603 receiver has the advantage of network connectivity. It can read audio streaming content on a shared network, Internet radio and benefits from AirPlay technology to work with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. A USB port lets you connect an iPhone or iPod associated with the M-DAX2 processing used to gain excellent sound quality even with compressed files. This amp has a multiroom function.
The device can be controlled via the free iOS app available in the App Store, the Marantz Remote App. The Marantz NR1403 receiver is available for about $400. The Marantz NR1603 receiver is proposed to approximately $650. Both are available in black or silver finish.