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Marantz has an­nounced the lat­est it­er­a­tions of its NR slim­line AV re­ceiver line, the Dolby Atmos en­abled NR1609 and 5.1 NR1509. Both add Heos in­te­gra­tion to wire­less and Blue­tooth stream­ing. Also new is Ama­zon Alexa sup­port, which al­lows users to ask Alexa to play, pause or stop mu­sic, switch in­puts, and turn up the vol­ume.

The range-top­ping NR1609 is a seven chan­nel Dolby Atmos de­sign, rated at 50W per chan­nel (into 8-ohm). The re­ceiver boasts eight HDMI in­puts, all of which sup­port HDCP 2.2 4K Ul­tra HD 60Hz video, as well as Dolby Vi­sion, HLG and HDR10. It also plays high-res­o­lu­tion files, with sup­port for FLAC, AIFF and WAV up to 24-bit/192-kHz and DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz.

The NR1509 is a con­ven­tional 5.1 model, with just six HDMI in­puts. Both use Audyssey room cal­i­bra­tion, ac­tu­ally Audyssey MultEQ, as well as a Phono in­put for turnta­bles.

Cus­tom in­stall sup­port in­cludes IP con­trol, Con­trol 4 SDDP, Web UI, Works with Do­motz

Pro and Ihiji Invision for re­mote room mon­i­tor­ing and man­age­ment.

“Marantz has a le­gacy of pro­vid­ing ab­so­lute top­notch au­dio so­lu­tions for con­sumers who value sound qual­ity, visual clar­ity, ease-of-use and beauty above all else,” says Em­manuel Mil­lot, global brand di­rec­tor at Marantz. “The lat­est slim­line net­work re­ceivers con­tinue to em­body this tra­di­tion of ex­cel­lence. Putting au­dio and video qual­ity first, both re­ceivers are packed with power and the lat­est video tech­nolo­gies. We’ve also added HEOS for mul­ti­room wire­less chops and Ama­zon Alexa sup­port to eas­ily con­trol con­tent with your voice.”

Writ­ten by Steve May

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