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Marantz NR 1603

Marantz NR 1603
alaScore 93

67 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews from magazines and websites.

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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 67 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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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....

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Marantz NR1603 review


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.

Great design, good sound, lots of connectivity

Android app, can get a bit tight round the back

The go-to receiver for the price

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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 ; Lows: Single HDMI output; no Wi-Fi capability; setup could be smoother ; Performance: 4/5

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

Product Specifications


AirPlay: Yes
DLNA certified:No / Yes


Ethernet: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Loudspeakers: No


Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD