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Marantz NR 1603

Marantz NR 1603
alaScore 89

82 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 reviews of Marantz NR 1603. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Marantz NR 1603 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Marantz NR 1603

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Marantz NR 1603 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Marantz NR1603 Slimline 7.1 Network Surround Receiver - BlackMarantz NR1603 Slimline 7.1 Network Surround Receiver - Black

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Marantz NR 1603

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Marantz NR 1603 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Marantz NR1603 Slim Line 7.1 Channel 3D Pass Through Networking Home Theater Receiver with AirPlay (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Marantz NR1603 Slim Line 7.1 Channel 3D Pass Through Networking Home Theater Receiver with AirPlay (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Andre Marc (avrev.com)

Marantz NR1403 & NR1603 AV Receivers Review

 

Aside from being one of the most respected manufacturers of reference-grade hifi components, Marantz is also a big player in the home theater market. They make products at fair price points, for just about every application, with cutting edge features....

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Steve May (homecinemachoice.com)

Marantz NR1603 review

 

AV receivers are too big, too complicated and too damn old school. That's the unspoken truth for a generation weaned on portable devices and wireless widgets. While home cinephiles will rightfully defend an opposing view, the fact is that for many,...

Tight, dynamic sound quality; versatile media streaming; Spotify and AirPlay compatible

Single HDMI output; no Wi-Fi capability; setup could be smoother

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Hunter Skipworth (pocket-lint.com)

Marantz NR1603

 

Getting enough oomph from your home cinema system normally requires you to store a super-size brick of a receiver underneath your television. Marantz likes to think otherwise, with its slimline set of NR receivers. The Marantz system represents a...

Great design, good sound, lots of connectivity

Android app, can get a bit tight round the back

The Marantz system represents a rounded and complete home cinema solution for anyone who doesn't fancy blowing a fortune on a set-up, but still wants good audio quality.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: William (reevoo.com)

Marantz NR1603

 

May only be rated at 50 watts in to 8 ohms but this is real watts not some half baked PMPO. Oh! and the icing on the cake, uses way less electric than my previous AV amp.

Honestly none that | can think of at the moment.

May, 2013

Consumer review by: John (reevoo.com)

Marantz NR1603

 

Good build quality. Produces great sounds and pictures and very easy to set up.

Although very thin I did not realise until I purchased it that the box needs quite a bit of room all round to stop it over heating.

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Brony (productreview.com.au)

Marantz NR1603 so good great sound.

 

The netcard wasn't working, rang marantz got talked through it. Went back to the store and exchanged for another one. The set up is easy. The sound is great. Plus to have the two zones on it is awesome. Got the app on my phone no problems. (free) Thats...

It's slim line just wanted I needed as I brought a slim tv unit.

The netcard wouldn't work the shop couldn't help but gave there number out. There is a network guy there who knows it all.

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: James (reevoo.com)

Marantz NR1603

 

Quality of brand and sound AirPlay Ease of set up Slimline

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: thierry (reevoo.com)

Marantz NR1603

 

Very versatile product offering a wide range of possibilities to enjoy your music, photos and movies. I appreciate much the internet connection which avoids superfluous transfer of files from my PC to my multmedia storage devices. ... and this is a...

Not really a bad point, but so many possiblities to connect all your devices make the setup not that easy ... anyway the user guide is really well done. No phono entry ... And the price... but I'm from the French 'Scotland' ... I find a lot of things...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Satpal (reevoo.com)

Marantz NR1603

 

Loads of features, also looks great and very compact. Excellent picture and sound quality.

Manual only supplied on CD, no printed copy so had to read it on the PC (although printed setup quick guide is supplied).

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Simon (reevoo.com)

Marantz NR1603

 

Fits in cabinets normal recievers just don't

Can only assign the optical port to one source. If you have more than one optical source with an optical switch, it's a paid to switch configurations.

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio output channels:7.1
Power output per channel (1KHz@6 Ohm):60
Power output per channel (20-20KHz@8 Ohm):50
Receiver Type:Surround
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):98

Certificates

Energy Star certified: No

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.2
Power consumption (typical):220

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG

Inputs

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:3
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Composite video in:3
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI in:6
Remote control in:1

Networking

Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No

Other Features

HDMI: Yes

Outputs

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI out:1
Remote control out:1

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

FM antenna ports quantity:1
Wireless technologies:Wired

Radio

Supported bands:FM

Storage

Card reader: No

Technical Details

AirPlay: Yes
Apple docking compatibility: No
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby TrueHD, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES, DTS-HD Master Audio
Color of product:Black / Gold, Silver
Graphical user interface (GUI): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes

Video

3D compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.4
Height:4.13
Weight:18.3
Width:17.3