Marantz NR1403 Slim Line 5.1-Channel Home Theater AV Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Marantz NR1403 Slim Line 5.1-Channel Home Theater AV Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Brand Marantz Updated_at 2023-04-26 08:14:08 Product Dimensions 14.4 x 17.3 x 4.1 inches Item Weight 19.8 pounds Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No Date First Available April 25, 2012
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Product Description

Product Description Delivering optimum sound, the Marantz NR1403 5.1 Home Theater Receiver offers powerful performance in a slim design. The receiver's comprehensive features include easy on screen setup and support for playback of the latest hi definition audio formats. The NR1403's advanced technology provides cutting edge sound for all your movies and music. With a generous supply of 6 HDMI inputs, including 1 on the front which can be used to connect mobile devices such as a camcorder or tablet, the NR1403 delivers all your videos, photos and music with pristine quality. From the Manufacturer Enjoy optimum audio and video quality through your home theater system with the NR1403 Slim Line AV Receiver from Marantz. Equipped with six HDMI inputs, including one on the front, this 5.1-channel receiver allows you to play sound and video from a variety of devices, including set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, DVD players, camcorders, and even tablet computers. Audyssey MultEQ technology optimizes the acoustics, while 3D pass-through support makes it great for playing Blu-ray 3D discs. Part of Marantz's Slim Line series, the NR1403 features a sleek design and a small footprint, making it well suited for audiophiles with space constraints. NR1403 Slim Line AV Receiver Slim design with half the height of traditional receivers Five audio channels with discrete power amplifiers for surround sound Audyssey MultEQ technology customizes audio for your living space Built-in 3D pass-through support for playing 3D videos Six HDMI inputs to play audio and video from multiple sources Intuitive, on-screen "Setup Assistant" for easy installation Three-year warranty Surround Sound for Your Home Theater With the NR1403 Slim Line AV Receiver, you can experience optimal sound through your home theater system and play music, movies, and more from a variety of sources, including Blu-ray players, game systems, and mobile devices. The NR1403 is a 5.1-channel receiver, so you can power left, right, and center speakers along with left and right surround speakers for optimal surround sound. It's well suited for family rooms, play rooms, dedicated TV and entertainment rooms, and even bedrooms. Audyssey MultEQ for the Most Clear and Balanced Sound Possible The NR1403 supports playback of the latest high-definition audio formats and has discrete power amplifiers for all five audio channels. Award-winning Audyssey MultEQ technology helps create an optimal acoustic profile for your home theater system, resulting in clear and balanced sound. In addition, built-in 3D pass-through technology allows the receiver to route 3D video signals from a Blu-ray player to your HDTV--making this great for enjoying Blu-ray 3D discs. HDMI Inputs to Connect Multiple Devices Thanks to six HDMI inputs--including one on the front--you can enjoy high-quality, high-definition audio and video from a variety of sources. The HDMI input on the front panel allows you to quickly and easily connect an HDMI-ready portable device, such as a camcorder or a tablet computer. The receiver is also equipped with one HDMI output along with front left and right preamp outputs for external power amplifiers. The optional Marantz RX-101 Bluetooth Adapter (sold separately) enables the NR1403 to receive Bluetooth wireless signals. Sleek Design and Easy On-Screen Setup Like other products in Marantz's Slim Line series, the NR1403 receiver features a stylish black finish along with a slim profile and a small footprint, making it easy to fit into tight spaces. An intuitive, on-screen "Setup Assistant" simplifies the installation process. Product and Warranty Information The receiver measures 4-1/10 by 17-3/10 by 14-2/5 inches (H x W x D) and weighs 19-4/5 pounds. It comes with a remote control (batteries included). The NR1403 Slim Line AV Receiver is backed by a three-year warranty. What's in the Box NR1403 Slim Line AV Receiver, remote control, two AAA batteries, AM loop antenna, FM antenna, AC power cable, quick setup guide, owner's manual on CD, and Audyssey setup microphone.


Marantz NR1403: Basic Features, Distinguished Sound, and Automatic Calibration

Marantz NR1403

The Marantz NR1403 presents an output power of 50W and makes it possible to enjoy the Bluetooth wireless connectivity via an optional RX 101 adaptor. The Stand-by mode allows not turning the power off when the device is connected to a working audio system (otherwise, it may cause a potentially harmful influence on the speakers).


The Marantz NR1403 review of the slim and sleek design makes it clear that the receiver has a classic solid assembly quality. Its 2 large knobs of the volume control and input selector are made of metalized plastic, which does not retain fingerprints. The universal analog input, ports for connecting an adjusting microphone, and headphones are also located on the forepart. A multi-line large screen that provides all necessary information about the operating modes of the receiver is placed on the central part of the front panel.


The device supports Blu-ray 3D video, which brings decent picture quality. Component and composite interfaces are available for connecting analog video sources. It supports Dolby TrueHD that has decent flow rates, additional channels, improved support for mixing stereo signals, and rich functionality, including dynamic range control, and normalization of dialogs. There’s also the Pure Direct mode that turns off the equalizer and all the digital processing in a case of getting the clean sound without any effects. A direct transmission mode (bypassing all auxiliary circuits) of the audio signal is provided for the high-quality reproduction of 2-channel music programs. There is MDAX2 mode that brings decent playback of compressed files.


The Marantz NR1403 AV receiver itself doesn’t overheat, but it doesn’t respond from time to time without reason. The preset 56 FM/AM digital stations work without problems and there are no signal disturbances. It has an auto power-off feature that allows leaving the device without the need to turn it off manually, as it stops functioning after temporary inaction. Following the RX 101 adaptor installation, the wireless connectivity interface works to the highest standard.

Sound Quality

The sound is distinguished by the cleanliness and high detail. It’s soft and comfortable. Therefore, some people may not have enough pressure and drive in the chorus part on the tracks or essential moments while movie watching. Its proprietary and slightly warm sound is especially suitable for listening to modern electronic music, as well as acoustic recordings.


The Marantz NR1403 stereo receiver has inputs for 3 analog signal sources, 5 HDMI inputs (and another on the front panel), optical and coaxial inputs. There are outputs for connecting power amplifiers for 2 additional surround channels. 5 pairs of high-quality screw terminals are provided for connecting speakers, to which, after removing the central plug, you can hook up banana connectors.


The popular Audyssey MultEQ system is used to automatically calibrate the surround decoder to room parameters. There is a measuring microphone and each speaker system can be tested with various signals. The final calculation of the parameters is made only at the end of all the cycles. Optimization can be done for 6 different listening locations, the user has to place the microphone in all of them and perform simple manipulations, described on the screen. The Setup Assistant system also presents the useful.


The Marantz NR1403 specs and features signalize about the receiver’s practicality, as it supports Blu-Ray video, Dolby TrueHD, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, and has lots of inputs/outputs. Its slim design makes it easy to place the device even into tight places.



Built-in Clock

Sleep Timer

Audio Formats



Apple Lossless





Built-in Display





Signal Processing

3D Pass-through

Video Conversion/scaling

HDMI Pass-through

up to 4K

Upscaling Via HDMI

Connector Type

Coaxial Digital Outputs


Optical Digital Outputs


HDMI Outputs


HDMI Inputs


Coaxial Digital Inputs


Optical Digital Inputs

has not


has not

AV Inputs



has not

Subwoofer Outputs



Tuner Bands


Tuner Type


Preset Station


Additional Features

Auto Power Off


Audio Return Channel (ARC)

Apple Air-play Support

Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) Technology

Three-zone Capability

Smartphone Remote Control

A-B Speaker Switch

Dual-zone Capability

Pure Direct Mode


Signal-to-Noise Ratio

90 dB

Number Of Channels


Total Harmonic Distortion

0.08 %

Frequency Response

20 Hz-20 kHz

Output Impedance Per Channel

6 Ohm, 6 Ohm

Output Power Per Channel

50 W

Total Output Power

250 W

Sound Features

Digital Content Protection

HDCP 2.2

Surround System Class

5.1 channel

Surround Sound Effects

Audio D/A Converter

24bit / 192kHz

Built-in Decoders

Dolby True HD

Dolby Surround

Dolby Digital Plus

Dolby Atmos


Media Content Source






19.8 pounds


14.4 x 17.3 x 4.1 inches

Connectivity Interfaces

IEEE 802.3u

IEEE 802.3




Network Audio Player

Internet Radio

Digital Player

Power Device

Standby Power Consumption

0.2 W

Operational Power Consumption

180 W


Compatible Devices

Smartphone, Speaker


Marantz black





14.4 x 17.3 x 4.1 inches

Item Weight

19.8 pounds

Product Dimensions

14.4 x 17.3 x 4.1 inches