Product Comparison: Marantz NR1508 vs Marantz NR1608


General Specifications
Brand
Marantz
Marantz
Model
NR1508
NR1608
Origin
Vietnam
Vietnam
About the Product
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.
A thrilling high-quality AV receiver occupying minimal space: that's the NR1608. High current discrete power amplifiers on all 7 channels deliver astonishing power and clarity, and it delivers immersive 3D surround sound thanks to both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoders.
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 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.
Marantz NR1608 Noir
  • The Amplifier is amazing. I'm using with Jamo A102 speakers and replaced an old Jamo AV receiver. The difference is huge! As a stereo amplifier working great as well.
  • Sound. Wow. I wasn't expecting the ethereal sound but that is what you get with the Marantz and Audyssey room calibration. Amazing.
  • I'm running 7 channels (no sub) and the volume and EQ balance between the speakers is pure art.
  • Sound quality is great. Had it up and running as well as calibrated in about an hour. Cant recommend this enough. Was not disappointed.
  • After using the NR1608 for about a week, mainly to play vinyls and watch UHD Blu Rays, I can easily say that I've heard fine details (using a 5.2 speaker setup) that were lost on previous systems.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
4.1 in.
4.1 in.
Width
17.3 in.
17.3 in.
Depth
14.8 in.
14.8 in.
Weight
17.9 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
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
Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Audyssey MultEQ Editor App, Audyssey MultEQ for simple set-up and room calibration, 4K pass through, HEOS Multi-room streaming, Works with Amazon Alexa, Works with Google Assistant, Works with Apple AirPlay, Josh.ai Smart Home voice control, Multi-Source/Multi-room, Apple Siri voice control
What customers say about "Features"
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.
Marantz NR1608 Noir
  • I use it for 5.1, and have not added Atmos speakers yet, sounds fantastic. Audyssey room correction is really great!
  • DTS Virtual X (with update) creates a faux surround with non surround tracks.
  • Heos connections to wireless speakers around the house, perfect! Very easy to setup and use via remote or app.
  • One of the best features is 4K upsampling for all your HDMI video sources... it really does clean up SD video very well... much better than my TV can!
  • Mine feeds a mixture of 4ohm fronts (efficient floorstanders) and centre and 8 ohm rears (bipole) plus a powered sub with no problems at all, and can reach a loud level in a medium sized room.
Connectivity
Speaker Connection Type
Screw
Screw
Ethernet Port(s)
Yes
Yes
Wireless Connection
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Wireless Multi-Room Audio
Yes
Yes
Inputs
Digital Coaxial, Digital Optical, Ethernet, 6x HDMI, Antenna, 3x Analog RCA, USB, 3x Composite Video
IR Remote, Digital Coaxial, Digital Optical, Ethernet, 8x HDMI, USB, Antenna, 3x Analog RCA, 3x Composite Video, 2x Component Video
Outputs
Analog RCA, 2x Subwoofer, HDMI, Phones 6.3mm, 5x Speakers, Composite Video
DC Out, 2x Analog RCA, 2x Subwoofer, Composite Video, Component Video, 7x Speakers, HDMI, Phones 6.3mm
What customers say about "Connectivity"
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.
Marantz NR1608 Noir
  • All content sounds great from Atmos UHD BR and Xbox One X games with the Atmos add-on. That's not forgetting 8 HDMI, AirPlay 2 etc etc.
  • What drove me to this unit was the flexibility to pre-out the mains to an external amplifier, which I have done
  • We are using this to watch streaming TV and movies from an Amazon Fire cube, 4K blu-rays and movies on a HTPC connected by HDMIs.
  • It is a breeze to hookup with step by step on-screen lead through teaching. I have four of the HDMI inputs used and a pair of the RCA's for a pre-amped phono.
  • Plenty of ins and outs. Video quality to 4K is excellent, and the return channel audio from the TV makes making use of SmartTV features a cinch.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE, FCC
Other Information
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