Marantz NR1509 review & specs

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Rating 4.3 4.3

Marantz NR1509: Great Connectivity Capability and High-resolution Audio Support

Marantz NR1509

The Marantz NR1509 has everything for an immersive home theater experience. For example, the DTS-HD Master Audio, the Dolby Digital Plus, and great output impedance per channel (4 Ohms). There are only 5 available channels, but they are enough for most basic tasks.

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Design

The device has very compact dimensions (14.5 x 17.3 x 4.1 inches), black design, and 4 silver legs. The white letters on the display are very bright on a black background. There are a few scratch marks next to the “Marantz” emblem, which don’t stand out too much but are visible upon closer examination.

Features

A few non-removable Bluetooth antennas with a network port work well. The 3D pass-through technology allows the device to cooperate with 3D TVs, Blu-Ray players, and modern gaming consoles. 56 preset FM/AM stations and Internet radio greatly perform their functions. The auto power off feature works great and with its help, I can tune an automatic shutdown of the receiver by schedule.

Performance

The testing period runs very smooth. Google Assistant, Apple Siri, and Joshna Smart Home are presented to choose. The connection to the smartphone via the special app is quick. The streaming services are amazing, the only weirdness relates to HBO service, which doesn’t produce the sound. Other television networks perform great. The picture is really incredible due to the Dolby TrueHD.

Sound Quality

The Marantz sounds very bland and without any depth. At the same time, the surround sound helps create the required atmosphere. I can hear all the minor sounds. The Marantz NR1509 review from the audio perspective shows that the device has ordinary sound, but the manual setting allows adapting the audio according to personal tastes.

Connectivity

The device has 6 AV inputs, 6 HDMI inputs, and 2 subwoofer outputs. By the way, the inputs renaming is a very difficult process because I have to type letters via remote controller and this task requires a lot of nerves and patience. USB works flawlessly. It is enough for connecting the additional devices and playing the media files.

Setup

The Marantz NR1509 specs are very impressive, but the unit is supplemented with a perfect auto-calibration of speakers for the acoustic conditions of my big room. The on-screen Setup Assistant and Marantz AVR Remote app also contains all the steps, which make the installation process very easy and quick.

Conclusion

The Marantz NR1509 is a great combination of modern design and practical features. It is the best choice for those, who need lots of inputs, good sound, picture quality, and want to enjoy popular entertainment services.

Common features

Product

Marantz NR1509

Model

NR1509

Brand

Marantz

Rating

4.3 of 5

Reviews

10

Amplifier

Total output power

250 W

Output power per channel

50 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %

Number of channels

5

Signal-to-noise ratio

98 dB

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent

Colour

black

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

Connector type

AV inputs

6

Optical digital inputs

1

Coaxial digital inputs

1

HDMI inputs

6

HDMI outputs

1

Optical digital outputs

has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not

Subwoofer outputs

2

USB

1

Phones

has not

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM

Preset station

56

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

Three-zone capability

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Surround system class

5.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

180 W

Standby power consumption

0.2 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

14.5 x 17.3 x 4.1 inches

Weight

18.08 pounds
Marantz NR1509
Marantz NR1509

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