Product Comparison: Marantz NR1506 vs Marantz NR1607


General Specifications
Brand
Marantz
Marantz
Model
NR1506
NR1607
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.
A thrilling new dimension in surround sound from a high-quality AV receiver occupying minimal space: that’s the promise of the NR1607, which features Dolby Atmos immersive surround decoding to deliver breathtaking surround sound from today’s advanced movie soundtracks.
Key Specs
Number of Channels
5
7
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 NR1607 Ultra-Slim 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver
  • Sound quality is excellent both in music and AV mode,but needed to turn volume to nearly halfway, to replicate my previous Yamaha levels.
  • It' not the most powerful AVR but what it gives out is clear, focused and very high quality.
  • The sound quality is excellent and now DTS-X has been enabled by new firmware update.
  • The 50 watts works fine for the small environment I have.
  • Great receiver; excellent surround sound indoors; and very nice Zone 2 performance using the amp's internal Zone 2 amp for my outdoor patio
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Silver
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.
18.3 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
Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Audyssey MultEQ for simple set-up and room calibration, Audyssey MultEQ Editor App, Multi-Source/Multi-room
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 NR1607 Ultra-Slim 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver
  • It has built-in Airplay and Spotify connect and can accept hi-res music
  • Audissey sound calibration seemed ok and worked well
  • You could choose to have them as 5.1 or 7.1 "simple" surround or 5.1.2 as the new Atmos or DTS-X, both of which sound really great.
  • I don't have a 4k TV yet, but no issues watching HD or 3D.
  • What I like most is each sound field will remember your last settings. For instance, I like more bass when using the vinyl turntable and less bass when playing CDs.
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
Ethernet, Digital Coaxial, Digital Optical, 8x HDMI, Antenna, 3x Analog RCA, 3x Composite Video, 2x Component Video, USB
Outputs
Analog RCA, 2x Subwoofer, Component Video, HDMI, Phones 6.3mm
DC Out, 2x Analog RCA, Composite Video, Component Video, 7x Speakers, HDMI, 2x Subwoofer
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 NR1607 Ultra-Slim 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver
  • Wifi/Wired connection was easy. I opted for the wired connection.
  • It accepts up to 7 hdmi inputs (I am using 4) in the back and 1 in front.
  • Set up with the Audyssey microphone was very easy and I'm loving the auto switching when sources are turned on/off via the HDMI.
  • Setup was easy and no WiFi issues. You have to uncover the speaker connections on the back if you wish to use banana plugs.
  • The ability to program the input combined with the advanced networking are a far cry from my 15 year old receiver.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE
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