|Designed to deliver a thrilling sonic experience, the NR1508 AV Receiver features expanded connectivity including built-in HEOS wireless multi-room audio technology, to enable you to enjoy your favourite music anywhere and everywhere around your home. You can explore and play music from your own music library, from online streaming music services, and from thousands of Internet radio stations using the free HEOS app for smartphones and tablets, with high resolution audio fully supported for incredible fidelity. The NR1508 also features Bluetooth and AirPlay compatibility to stream music directly from any compatible device. For high resolution surround from your favourite movie soundtracks the NR1508 is equipped with advanced 32-bit DSP processing supporting all the major sound formats, including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Its power amplifier section features high current discrete power transistors and identical circuit topology for all 5 channels, and is compatible with low impedance 4 ohm speakers. |
The video section features 6 HDMI inputs (including 1 on the front panel), with full compatibility with the latest 4K Ultra HD video specification, including 60 Hz full rate content, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, BT.2020, HDR and Dolby Vision compatibility. It's also HDCP 2.2 compliant, for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content. HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) pass-through for future HDR broadcast content will be supported via a firmware update. Like the HEOS app, the "Marantz 2016 AVR Remote" control app is available free for Android and iOS from the Apple app store, Google Play and the Amazon appstore.
The NR1508's power amp section features discrete high-current output devices for superb sound with both music and movies, with, identical power on all 5 channels for precision sound. Rated at 85 watts per channel, the NR1508 features low-impedance drive capability, for excellent speaker control, and is compatible with 4 ohm speakers too. Meanwhile the Eco mode provides energy savings: it features an on-screen Eco meter, while it’s also possible to use the receiver in power-saving mode, either reducing the maximum output power or adopting low-power strategies at more modest settings – and all without any effect on the superb sound quality.
Six HDMI inputs – including one on the front panel for quick connections – feed the NR1508's advanced video section, supporting the latest HDMI specification, including 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, BT.2020 and HDR pass-through support on every input. Dolby Vision compatibility is now supported, too, with pass-through for new HDR broadcast format HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) to be enabled via a future firmware update.
HDCP 2.2 compatibility on all HDMI inputs, for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content, ensures the NR1508 is ready for the next generation of Blu-ray disc players, set-top boxes and 4K Ultra HD streams and downloads. The NR1508 also features Audio Return Channel (ARC), which lets you stream audio from your TV via a single HDMI connection (no need for a separate digital audio cable).
The NR1508 is equipped with an advanced dual antenna system for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi streaming, for a robust connection even in congested urban environments. Apple's AirPlay lets you listen to your favourite tracks wirelessly from iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads.
With built-in HEOS technology, the NR1508 becomes a key component of the HEOS wireless multi-room system. Add more HEOS speakers, and enjoy your music anywhere and everywhere around your home, all controlled via the free HEOS app. Play the same song in every room, or a different song in every room.
Multiple streaming services can be played on the NR1508 or any other connected HEOS devices, including Spotify, TuneIn Internet radio, Sound Cloud, Tidal, Napster or Deezer (*). You can also stream music from your phone, USB stick, or local network drives, with favourites and playlist functions supported.
*Availability differs by area, subscription may be required.
Marantz 2016 AVR Remote
The Marantz 2016 AVR Remote app for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets gives you complete control over the latest Marantz network AV Receivers. Along with many new features, the graphics and user interface have been completely overhauled. Control power, volume, input and settings, or switch instantly to the HEOS App to access your music content and streaming services, with full HEOS wireless multi-room control.
The NR1508 lets you discover the incredible fidelity of high resolution audio tracks via the front panel USB port or network sources, with the ability to decode ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files up to 24-bit/192-kHz, as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD). You can also listen to other popular file types, such as MP3.
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