Product Comparison: Marantz NR1506 vs Marantz NR1508


General Specifications
Brand
Marantz
Marantz
Model
NR1506
NR1508
Origin
Vietnam
Vietnam
About the Product
If you (or more likely, your partner) don't want big, imposing cabinets in your living room, then consider the slim-line NR1506 AV Receiver. Because, although it is super-slim it packs the same punch as its bigger brothers, delivering ear-cracking, five-channel surround sound from 85W per channel and decoded Dolby True HD and DTS-HD audio.
Designed to deliver a thrilling sonic experience, the NR1508 AV Receiver offers high resolution surround from your favourite movie soundtracks including Dolby Trued and DTS-HD Master Audio.
Key Specs
Number of Channels
5
5
Watts Per Channel RMS
50 Watts
50 Watts
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.08 %
0.08 %
Signal/Noise Ratio
98 dB
98 dB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Marantz NR1506 Slim Design Network AV Receiver
  • Marantz, coupled with bare-wired Wharfedale Diamond 220s, takes it in its stride - nimbly handling everything from the hard rock of Y&T to Art Pepper's jazz sax and orchestral Lord of the Rings soundtracks
  • Really like it - nice sound for stereo pure direct and good audyssey setup for 5.1 speakers.
  • It is not a powerhouse but it boasts very nice, smooth and even musical sound, nice features and flexibility.
  • Superb machine - best clarity of sound i've heard at this price range - you wont be disappointed.
  • The sound is clear and balanced and the 5.1 works beautifully making movies come alive far more than the Pioneer did.
Marantz NR1508 5 Channel Slim AV Receiver
  • Excellent item for music - on Stereo mode or if you watching Movies in 5.1 , it will be perfect !
  • This was a pleasant surprise. The sound was clear & crisp. Movie soundtrack was well detailed. Using it in my bedroom & very happy with it.
  • At a moderate volume level, it provides very good music sound quality.
  • To a small room and a good listening environment, the power is more than enough to enjoy musics and movies.
  • A really excellent piece of kit. Compact and full of features. But really delivers where it counts - the sound quality is fantastic for both movies and music.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
4.1 in.
4.1 in.
Width
17.3 in.
17.3 in.
Depth
14.4 in.
14.8 in.
Weight
18.1 lbs.
17.9 lbs.
Features
Receiver Type
A/V Receiver
A/V Receiver
App-Controlled
Yes
Yes
Satellite Radio Tuner
Yes
Yes
Number Of FM Presets
56
56
Minimum Impedance
4 Ohms
4 Ohms
Frequency Response
10 - 100000 Hz
10 - 100000 Hz
Extras
Full Specification 4K Ultra HD Compatibility, ECO Mode, Audyssey Bronze Built In, Color Coded Speaker Terminals
Audyssey MultEQ for simple set-up and room calibration, Apple Siri voice control, Josh.ai Smart Home voice control, Works with Google Assistant, Works with Amazon Alexa, HEOS Multi-room streaming, Works with Apple AirPlay, 4K pass through
What customers say about "Features"
Marantz NR1506 Slim Design Network AV Receiver
  • If you need only 5.1 - and arguably unless you live in a palace it will probably suffice - do yourself a favour and pick up this beauty
  • Spotify Connect works flawlessly too.
  • It sounds amazing - I have it hooked up to a pair of vintage KEF Egg speakers and it sounds sweet.
  • It automatically selects an appropriate sound mode for whatever source it gets, so you can pretty much plug it into the TV and forget about it.
  • The best thing - you can rename all of the inputs! I absolutely love it.
Marantz NR1508 5 Channel Slim AV Receiver
  • Passes full 4k HDR across from both Xbox and PS4 and sounds great.
  • Relatively easy to set up and easy to use. so pleased. Ideal for the small space I have.
  • The function of internet radio is great and there are plenty of excellent 320 bitrate music channels to select.
  • After few weeks of using it I am still surprised how good sound quality and all those features can be build in one very affordable box.
  • Also like the internet radio function - we are running from ethernet and not WiFi as it sits in a cabinet and the WiFi aerials cannot be extended and would be shielded within the cabinet.
Connectivity
Speaker Connection Type
Screw
Screw
Ethernet Port(s)
Yes
Yes
Wireless Connection
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Wireless Multi-Room Audio
No
Yes
Inputs
Ethernet, Digital Coaxial, Digital Optical, IR Remote, 6x HDMI, 3x Analog RCA, 3x Component Video, 5x Speakers, USB
Digital Coaxial, Digital Optical, Ethernet, 6x HDMI, Antenna, 3x Analog RCA, USB, 3x Composite Video
Outputs
Analog RCA, 2x Subwoofer, Component Video, HDMI, Phones 6.3mm
Analog RCA, 2x Subwoofer, HDMI, Phones 6.3mm, 5x Speakers, Composite Video
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Marantz NR1506 Slim Design Network AV Receiver
  • Bluetooth connection is usually instantaneous when selected on the remote after you've paired the devices using the on-screen commands.
  • This Marant is the cornerstone of my gaming hub - it is connected to my XBox One, PS4, PS3 and WiiU.
  • I use it via headphones - brilliant musicality through my Philips Fidelio X2 cans, listening to Amazon Prime music.
  • My main video source is a FireTV 4K plugged directly into one of the HDMI inputs. Sound quality is great, setup is simple and it's invisible in use.
  • The 2 wi-fi aerials at the rear ensure that it will pick up even the weakest signal, and being able to use air-play and the built in Spotify is an nice feature.
Marantz NR1508 5 Channel Slim AV Receiver
  • System set up was easy. It could play various lossless audio file through USB storage media such as portable hard disk drive.
  • Easy to set up - microphone to assess the room and listening positions - all very high tech and sounds great
  • Overall performance so far is really great and especially like the HDMI loop through which cuts down the cable connections on the back of the TV.
  • I even got my Virgin Tifo and PS4 box fitted through the receiver which is great.
  • Purchased as a replacement for a receiver in order to take advantage of modern HDMI connections.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE
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