Marantz NR1607 AV Receiver Is Designed To Deliver Performance And Space On Space

Written by Martin Kovacs     19/08/2016 | 14:30 | Category: RECEIVERS

Marantz's NR1607 slim-design network AV receiver is designed to deliver high-quality performance while occupying minimal space.

Marantz NR1607 AV Receiver Is Designed To Deliver Performance And Space On SpaceDesigned for ease-of-use and to deliver an energy-conscious performance, the NR1607 is decked out with advanced wireless connectivity, and features high-current discrete power transistors on all 7 channels, delivering "astonishing power and clarity from a cabinet just a little more than 10 cm high".

"Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, with dual antennas and dual-band for robust connection (even in Wi-Fi crowded areas), let you stream your music via AirPlay or Spotify Connect, from 10,000 of internet radio stations or from local network storage drives - all the way through to high-resolution audio, and with the famous Marantz sound quality," Marantz states.

The NR1607 is additionally decked out with Dolby Atmos immersive surround decoding, delivering "breathtaking surround sound from today's advanced movie soundtracks", equipped with Dolby Atmos 3D surround sound.

Meanwhile, the video section supports 4K ultra-HD video, along with the latest HDMI specification, including 4K 50/60 Hz pass-through and HDCP 2.2 compatibility, required for 4K copy-protected content.

It also features HDR and wide colour gamut compatibility, is decked out with eight HDMI inputs, including one on the front panel, all of which support HDCP 2.2 compatibility, with an advanced video section upscaling analogue and digital source material up to full-HD 1080p or 4K ultra-HD.

NR1607 main features (available from QualiFi, $1,280 RRP):

- Built-in Wi-Fi with 2.4 Ghz/5 GHz dual-band support, built-in Bluetooth
- 7 channel discrete power amplifier, 90 W per channel
- 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 colour resolution, HDR and BT.2020
- Eight HDMI inputs (including one front) with full HDCP 2.2 support
- Analogue-to-HDMI conversion and SD/HD-to-4K upscaling for legacy video sources
- Dolby Atmos (up to 5.1.2) and DTS:X (via firmware update)
- AirPlay, Bluetooth, internet radio, Spotify Connect, network audio streaming
- DSD (2.8/5.6 MHz), FLAC, ALAC, AIFF and WAV support
- Multi-room/multi-source
- Audyssey MultEQ, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ
- Colour-coded speaker terminals, setup assistant, advanced GUI, Marantz 2016 AVR Remote app
- isf video calibration
- Intelligent ECO mode with off/on/auto setting

Marantz's PM6006/CD6006 Stereo Duo, meanwhile, has received an EISA award, awarded Best European Stereo System 2016-2017.

"High-quality stereo separates are this company's mainstay, its 6000 series being first launched some six
years ago," EISA stated. "This latest iteration of amplifier and CD player sees both components share a tried-and-tested 192 kHz/24-bit DAC, upstream from its custom HDAM audio stages, as used across the Marantz range.

"While the CD6006 now boasts specially selected components and a reworked circuit layout, the PM6006 gains an optical digital input and a beefier design better suited to driving a wider range of loudspeakers. If you're seeking the high-end Marantz sound at a bargain price, this combination's supremely polished, yet powerful performance won't disappoint."

PM6006 Integrated Amplifier (available from QualiFi, $1,090 RRP) main features:

- Integrated current feedback amplifier with 2 x 45 W/8 ohm RMS
- Further sound-tuned with carefully selected components
- Digital inputs (2 x opt./1 x coax.)
- High-quality DAC CS4398 and Marantz HDAM SA2
- Fully shielded DAC unit, copper screws, rigid feet
- Gold-plated inputs/outputs, including phono (MM) input
- Marantz proprietary HDAM-SA3 circuits
- Toroidal transformer and high-quality customised components
- High-quality speaker terminals (A/B switchable)
- Available in black or silver-gold

CD6006 CD Player (available from QualiFi, $1,060 RRP)

- CD, CD-R/RW playback, front USB input certified "Made for iPhone/iPod"
- Support of WAV, MP3, AAC, WMA file playback via USB devices
- Further sound-tuned with carefully selected components
- High-quality 192 kHz/24-bit D/A conversion (CS4398) and accurate system clock
- Marantz proprietary HDAM-SA2 circuits
- Full discrete headphone amplifier with HDAM-SA2 and gain control
- Double-layered bottom plate and rigid feet
- Gold-plated L/R/coax. outputs
- System remote to control CD player, amplifier and network player
- Available in black or silver-gold