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Marantz Slim 7.2 Channel AV Receiver with HEOS - NR1609

NR1609


Marantz NR1609 Slim 7.2 Channel  AV Receiver with HEOS
With a slim profile that doesn’t sacrifice performance for looks, the Marantz NR1609 7.2 channel AV receiver supports immersive, object-based audio and the latest HDMI specifications. Enjoy movies with three-dimensional audio through Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X, and watch your favorite movies and shows in 4K 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, BT.2020, HDR and Dolby Vision. Enjoy your favorite music services via Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay or the HEOS app. Control NR1609 with your voice and Amazon Alexa — download the HEOS Home Entertainment skill and ask Alexa to play, pause or stop music, switch inputs for your different media players, turn up the volume and more.

Key Features

  • Slim profile that’s half the height of a traditional AVR delivers exceptional performance and sound quality
  • 7-channel discrete power amplifier, 50W per channel (8-ohm, 20Hz – 20kHz, 0.08% THD)
  • 8 HDMI inputs and an ARC output — including one input on the front panel — with full HDCP 2.2 support
  • 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)
  • Supports object-based audio formats Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X processing
  • Ability to decode high-resolution audio ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files up to 24-bit/192-kHz — plus, DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks let you enjoy music exactly as the artist intended
  • Built-in HEOS wireless multi-room audio technology
  • Amazon Alexa voice control via the HEOS Home Entertainment skill
  • Stream the most popular music services — like Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, Deezer and many others — via Bluetooth, AirPlay 2 or the HEOS app
  • Now available – Apple AirPlay 2
  • Integrated Phono input to directly connect your turntable
  • Optimize your audio experience with Audyssey MultEQ, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ for a seamless setup within your listening environment
  • Setup assistant, advanced GUI and Marantz 2016 AVR remote app for an easy out-of-box experience
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support

Powerful, Slim Seven-channel Discrete Amplifier
Featuring a high-current discrete power amplifier section, you get exceptional sound and the latest formats for movies and music with identical power on all seven channels (50W per channel: 8-ohm, 20Hz – 20kHz, 0.08% THD). The slim profile is half the height of a traditional AVR, while delivering the dynamic sound quality that defines Marantz excellence.

Latest HDMI Connectivity
Includes eight HDMI inputs and an ARC output — with one HDMI input on the front panel for quick connection — each one supporting HDCP 2.2, 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, Dolby Vision, HLG, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and BT.2020 pass-through.

Supports Latest Object-based Audio Formats
Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional audio with the latest surround formats, including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X (creates virtual height effects in the absence of height channels).

Dolby Atmos
Feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos. Enjoy a 5.1 surround sound speaker system and two additional overhead speakers or two Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for the ultimate home theater experience — including Dolby Surround upmixer for legacy content.

DTS:X
DTS:X immersive audio formatting places sound where it would naturally occur in space, creating life-like, multi-dimensional audio. The included spatial remapping engine of DTS Neural:X™ offers improved immersion and heightened realism in all of your favorite movies.

HEOS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and AirPlay 2 Capability
Dual antenna system lets you stream the most popular music services via Bluetooth, AirPlay or the HEOS app. Listen to your playlists on Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, Deezer and more.

 HEOS Multi-room Streaming
Built-in HEOS technology lets you enjoy your favorite music in any room of your home for a wireless, whole-home audio experience. Play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room — the choice is yours. Enjoy music from Spotify, TuneIn, Sound Cloud, Tidal, Napster, Deezer or your local music file libraries. With additional HEOS components, like HEOS-capable speakers, play all your music in one room or many.

 Amazon Alexa Voice Control
Enjoy hands-free control with Amazon Alexa and your voice. Adjust the volume, skip to the next track, switch inputs for your different media players and more — “Just Ask.” Download the HEOS Home Entertainment Skill to enable Amazon Alexa voice commands for your NR1609, HEOS devices and other select Marantz products.

Airplay 2
Stream audio from your favorite music services like Apple Music and Spotify or watch videos from services like Youtube and Netflix from any iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV and hear the audio perfectly synced to your speakers Airplay 2 sources. 
Airplay 2 also supports multi-room audio – wirelessly stream content to multiple AirPlay 2 compatible devices simultaneously with improved audio buffering to ensure smooth audio playback. AirPlay 2 provides control and grouping of compatible audio devices within the Apple Music or Home app. Use Airplay 2 in-app or with your voice via Siri.

High-resolution Audio Support
Ability to decode high-resolution audio 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) lets you enjoy music exactly as the artist intended. Listen to your music via the front panel USB port or over network sources.

Integrated Phono Input
Easily connect your analog turntable to the receiver and enjoy the pure intent of each recording within your vinyl collection.

Marantz 2016 AVR Remote
 The Marantz 2016 AVR Remote app for iOS and Android gives you complete control over the latest Marantz network AV receivers. Use it to power on/off, adjust volume, input and settings, or switch instantly to the HEOS app.

Audyssey MultEQ for Simple Set-up and Room Calibration
Optimize your audio experience with Audyssey MultEQ, MultEQ Editor app, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ for a seamless setup of your listening environment.

With the supplied measurement microphone, MultEQ analyzes each speaker's output (including the subwoofer) and generates precision digital filters that optimize each channel for the correct frequency and time domain response. Use Audyssey Dynamic EQ to deliver clear dialogue and wide-band response even at reduced volume levels, or Audyssey Dynamic Volume to avoid shocks and normalize volume when content switches between commercials, announcements and TV programs. The MultEQ Editor app allows you to customize the sound more precisely to the specific problems in your room and tailor the sound to your personal preferences.

Dual Subwoofer Outputs
Supports dual subwoofers for even, low-frequency bass response within your listening environment. Enjoy accurate bass with no audible peaks or dips no matter where you place your subwoofer.

Multi-source / Multi-room
Enjoy 5.2 channel surround sound in your home theater and simultaneously play stereo sound from another source in a separate room. Simply connect a pair of speakers to the multi-room amplified outputs or hook up an additional stereo amp and speakers to the Zone 2 pre-outs.

Smart TV Connectivity
Easily control the receiver with your Smart TV remote via the HDMI CEC functionality associated with your Smart TV. Simply set “HDMI Control” to ON in your receiver, then set “Smart Menu” to ON and begin controlling the NR1509 with your TV remote. The Smart Menu home screen gives you quick access to source and surround mode selections, the AVR's setup menu and four Smart Selects.

Simple Smart Select Functions
Four Smart Select function buttons on the included remote control store your preferred setup — including input, volume and Audyssey configuration — for particular sources. With the push of a button, the receiver perfectly configures for any source, from Blu-ray to TV set-top box, to your favorite Internet radio station and more.

Advanced Custom Installation Support
All Marantz 2018 AV receivers offer extended support for easy custom install integration. Features “ihiji Invision” remote system management technology, “Domotz Pro” remote monitoring and management technology with dedicated web interface to control and set up your AV receiver from a computer on the same network. Let your installer easily monitor the status of connected products and troubleshoot remotely from a separate location or on-the-go.

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, the NR1609 carries on our long tradition of delivering a best-in-class listening experience for music and cinema.

Multichannel Surround
DTS HD Master / DTS:XYes /Yes
DTS Neo:X / DTS Neural:XNo /Yes
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby AtmosYes /Yes
Dolby ProLogic llz / Dolby SurroundNo /Yes
Auro 3DNo
Audyssey DSXNo
Multichannel StereoYes
Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels7.2
Sound Enhancements
Discrete Power AmplifierYes
Copper Plated ChassisNo
Power Transformer: Toroidal / EIEI
Current Feedback TopologyNo
Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules (HDAM)No
Pure DirectYes
Gold plated RCA terminalsNo
Clock Jitter ReducerNo
AudysseyMultEQ
Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic VolumeYes /Yes
Audyssey LFCNo
Audyssey APP SupportYes
Compressed Audio Enhancer: MDAX2Yes
Network
HEOS Multi-room and StreamingYes
Network Audio SharingYes
Lossy Formats: MP3 / WMA / AACYes /Yes /Yes
Lossless Formats: FLAC / ALAC / WAVYes /Yes /Yes
Lossless formats: FLAC HD 192/24 / WAV 192/24 / ALAC 192/24Yes /Yes /Yes
DSD Audio Streamingup to DSD5.6
FLAC HD 192/24Yes
WAV 192/24Yes
ALAC 192/24Yes
Gapless PlaybackYes
AirPlay Audio StreamingYes
AirPlay 2 Audio Streaming
Internet radioYes
Spotify / Pandora / SiriusXMYes /Yes /Yes
Compatible with Remote APP for Smart PhonesMarantz 2016 AVR Remote
Compatible with Remote APP for TabletsAndroid / iOS / Amazon Kindle
Ethernet PortsYes
Wi-FiYes
BluetoothYes
HDMI
HDMI Inputs: Back / Front7 / 1
HDCP2.2 SupportYes
HDMI Outputs: Main / ZoneNo
Video Conversion Analog -> HDMIYes
Analog to HDMI Scaling480i/576i up to 4K 60/50
HDMI to HDMI Scalingup to 4K 30/25/24
GUI Overlay on HDMIYes
HDMI: 3D / 4K / CEC / ARC / InstaPrevueYes /Yes /Yes /Yes /No
Enhanced ARCNo
HLG / Dolby VisionYes /Yes
3D Signal Pass-ThroughYes
4K Signal Pass-Through / Scaling / GUI OverlayYes /Yes /Yes
HDMI Pass-Through in Standby ModeYes
Picture Adjust / Noise ReductionYes /Yes
CECYes
DSD Audio CapabilityNo
Audio Return ChannelYes
Auto LipSyncYes
Multi-room / CI
HEOS Multi-Room IntegratedYes
HEOS Link Compatibility: IR/ IPYes /Yes
Multi-room zones2
Zone Audio Source: HDMI / Opt, Coax / Network, USB / AnalogNo /No /Yes /Yes
Zone Audio Output: Speaker / PreoutYes /Yes
Zone HDMI Output from HDMI SourceNo
IP Control / RS232 Control / Web Control / App ControlYes /No /Yes /Yes
IR Flasher InYes
Marantz Remote BusYes
DC Trigger Output1
HDMI DiagnosticsYes
OTHERS
Auto Speaker Setup by MicrophoneAudyssey MultEQ
FL Display1 line
Graphic User Interface - GUIAdvanced
ISF CertificationYes
GUI Languages3
Setup AssistantYes
Smart SelectYes
Firmware Update by Network / USBYes /Yes
Variable Cross OverYes
Optimized Bass RedirectionYes
Bass SyncNo
ECO ModeYes
Auto Power offYes
Sleep TimerYes
INPUTS/OUTPUTS
Composite In / Out3 / 1
Component In / Out2 / 1
HDMI In / Out7+1 / 1
Multi-Room Video Out: Video / HDMINo /No
Analog In / OutNo
Phono (MM) InYes
Digital In: Optical / Coaxial1 / 1
Multi-Room Out: Analog / DigitalNo
Multichannel Pre OutYes
Subwoofer Out2
7.1 Multichannel InputNo
Speaker Terminal: Gold Plated Screw / Regular ScrewNo /Yes
Number of Speaker Terminals7
Speaker A / Bassignable
Bi-Amp Driveassignable
Multi-Room Speaker Terminalassignable
Front Inputs: Audio / Composite / Digital (Opt) / HDMI / USBNo /No /No /Yes /Yes
USB Audio / Made for iPod / Made for iPhoneYes /No /No
AM/FM TunerYes
Specifications
Number of poweramps7
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)No
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive)70 W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% 1ch Drive)100 W
70% GuaranteeYes
GENERAL
Metal Front PanelNo
System Remote ControlRC034SR
Pre-Programmed / Learnable / LCD DisplayNo /No /No
Power Consumption in W250
Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO on / off) in W30 W / 40 W
Standby Consumption in W0.2
CEC Standby Consumption in W0.5
Network Standby Consumption in W2.7
Network Control On Consumption in WNo
Maximum Dimensions Antenna:Horizontal:(W x D x H) in inches Antenna:Vertical :(W x D x H) in inches W/o Antenna:(W x D x H) in inches17.3 x 14.8 x 4.1 17.3 x 14.8 x 6.8 17.3 x 14.5 x 4.1
Weight in lbs18.3

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