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Marantz Preps Range Overhaul With New Duo

By Tony Ibrahim | Wednesday | 22/08/2012

Marantz has launched a duo of receivers that cater to all kinds of home entertainment needs.

Specifically being released is the slimline NR1603 and the beefed SR5007. Both receivers retain the best features of their predecessors, while incorporating some new technologies.

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At just 105mm tell, the NR1603 is a slim-line 5.1 receiver that pumps 50 watts of power over 5 channels, hosts an Ethernet port for networking media to other devices, is AirPlay compatible and can access 14,000 internet radio stations worldwide.

Marantz has focused on making its features accessible by designing a new set-up assistant and by using Audyssey's technology to calibrate the set-up. In addition, it employs the latest audio decoding technologies, including Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio, to feed optimal sound to the complementary speakers.

There's an HDMI port located on the front—granting easy access and interoperability with smartphones—and an additional five on the back. Each of them meet the HDMI 1.4 standard and are therefore ready for 3D video. 

The slim-line receiver can relay music in two separate zones thanks to its Multi-room/multi-source functionality. 

Although it crams this entire tech into a smaller body, the receiver carries a recommended retail price of just $1,080.

The bigger SR5007 features everything the NR1603 does, but powers seven channels with 100 watts each. It is also ready for the next generation video format, known as 4K, and allows for better custom integration by using a RS232 port, a DC trigger and Flasher input. These goodies push the SR5007's recommended retail price to $1,320.

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Marantz's SR5007 and NR1603 receivers will be available in black from September onwards. However, October will herald the arrival of two more models, the higher spec SR6007 and flagship SR7007.

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