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Marantz NR1506

5.2-Channel Slimline Network A/V Receiver w/Wi-Fi & Bluetooth

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Marantz NR1506 Details

Marantz NR1506 5.2-Channel Full 4K Ultra HD Network A/V Receiver with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth: Designed to deliver a thrilling sonic experience
  • Built in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and AirPlay
  • Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • 5-channel discrete power amplifier, 50W per channel (into 8 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven)
  • Audyssey MultEQ auto speaker setup and room calibration
  • Latest HDMI 2.0a version with 4k 60Hz 4:4:4 resolution
  • 5+1 HDMI in / 1out (4k 60Hz, 3D, ARC, HDR, BT.2020)
  • Full HDCP 2.2 support on all HDMI inputs
  • HD Audio streaming: FLAC 192/24, DSD, ALAC
  • Setup Assistant and Hybrid GUI
  • Marantz AVR Remote App for iOS and Android™ devices
  • ECO mode

If you don’t want big, imposing cabinets in your living room, then consider the Marantz NR1506 Slim Design Network A/V Receiver. Although it is super-slim it packs the same punch as larger models, delivering five-channel surround sound with 50W per channel. It also features expanded connectivity, including built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and dual antennas that let you wirelessly stream your favorite tracks from your devices. The NR1506 is also equipped with Apple AirPlay so you can listen to your favorite iTunes tracks wirelessly from your iPod touch, iPhone and iPad.

Enjoy high resolution surround from your favorite movie soundtracks, as the NR1506 is equipped with an advanced 32-bit DSP processing system that supports all the major surround sound formats, including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. The 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 advanced video section features 6 HDMI 2.0a inputs (including 1 on the front panel), and 5 of the inputs feature full compatibility with the latest 4K Ultra HD video specification, including 60 Hz full rate content, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling and 21:9 aspect ratio pass-through. It's also HDCP 2.2 compliant, which is a requirement for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content.

Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and AirPlay

Equipped with Wi-Fi & Bluetooth wireless streaming connectivity, the NR1506 features an advanced dual antenna RF transceiver system, for robust and error-free streaming even in congested urban environments. Connect to the internet through your home Wi-Fi network (or with a hard-wired connection via the RJ-45 Ethernet LAN port) and enjoy your favorite tracks from streaming music services such as Pandora and Spotify Connect. You can also choose from thousands of internet radio stations around the world, and enjoy music from virtually every genre.

With AirPlay, you can enjoy listing to your favorite tracks wirelessly from your favorite iOS device, including the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad, and the NR1506 is also DLNA 1.5 certified for compatibility with your home PC or Mac, and features an RJ-45 Ethernet port for wired connection to your network.

Latest HDMI 2.0a Connectivity; HDCP 2.2 Compatible

Featuring 6 HDMI 2.0a inputs, including 1 conveniently located on the front panel, the NR1506 incorporates an advanced video section that features the latest HDMI 2.0a specifications, including support for 4K Ultra HD 60 Hz full rate video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling and 21:9 video pass-through, along with support for 3D content. The NR1506 also features HDCP 2.2 compatibility, a requirement for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content.

The NR1506 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).

Full Specification 4K Ultra HD Compatibility

In addition to handling 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution, the NR1506 also features HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Wide Color Gamut compatibility, key components of the BT.2020 4K Ultra HD video specification.

5 Channel Discrete Amplifier with Eco Mode

The power amp section features discrete high current power output devices, identical on all channels for maximum soundstage uniformity. Rated at 50 watts per channel (20Hz~20kHz, .08%THD, 8 ohms), the NR1506 features low impedance drive capability and is compatible with 4 ohm speakers. The Eco mode provides energy savings and features an on-screen Eco meter.

Dual Subwoofer Outputs

The NR1506 features dual subwoofer outputs, which lets you connect two smaller subwoofers instead of a single, larger sub, and enjoy the benefits of response averaging by having two subs in different locations in the room. With dual subwoofers, deep bass is smoother and more detailed, minimizing the peaks and dips that often result with a single subwoofer setup.

Audyssey Bronze Built In

Via the supplied measuring microphone and mic stand, Audyssey MultEQ measures all the speakers in your home theater during setup, including the subwoofer, and then generates multiple high precision DSP room acoustic correction filters, which together provide smoothest and most natural tonal balance, regardless of the brand or model of the various speakers.

Audyssey Dynamic Volume features advanced psycho-acoustic processing to deliver clear dialog and wide range sound at reduced volume levels so that you can enjoy theater-level clarity at whatever listening level you choose. Audyssey Dynamic EQ also features advanced DSP processing to deliver full range wide-band response, even at reduced volume levels.

Easy to setup, easy to use

With Marantz’s exclusive Setup Assistant along with the Quick Start Guide, you can connect and configure your home theater system quickly and easily. The Setup Assistant features clear on-screen graphics and text that quickly and easily guide you through the setup process, optimizing critical system settings for the best possible sound quality.

New Remote App

Download the Marantz AVR Remote App and control the NR1506 with your smartphone, tablet or other smart device. Available in iOS and Android versions, the app lets you easily control and configure the NR1506.

Front Panel USB Port

The front panel USB port lets you connect your smartphone or tablet, and is compatible with USB drives and NAS devices. When the NR1506 is switched on, the USB port can simultaneously charge your device, and it features a 5V/1A output, the same output delivered by phone chargers.

Color Coded Speaker Terminals

For easy installation, the NR1506 features a horizontal row of premium loudspeaker connection terminals, and the color coded connection system includes a set of color coded speaker cable labels that helps ensure correct speaker cable hookup the very first time.

Additional Information

Name Marantz NR1506
Sub Title 5.2-Channel Slimline Network A/V Receiver w/Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
Manufacturer Marantz
Manufacturer Part# NR1506

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  • Number Of Channels: 5
  • Stereo RMS Power (watts): 50
  • THD in Stereo: 0.08 %
  • Frequency Bandwidth (stereo): 20-20k Hz
  • FM Sensitivity: 12.8 dBf
  • HD Radio Tuner: No
  • On-Screen Display: Thru HDMI
  • Auto Speaker Calibration: Audyssey MultEQ
  • HDMI Standby Pass-through: Yes
  • Composite Video Conversion: No
  • Component Video Conversion: No
  • HDMI to HDMI Upconversion: No
  • Internet-ready: Yes
  • Apple AirPlay: Built in
  • App Remote Control: Yes
  • Bluetooth-compatible: Built-in
  • USB port for iPod/iPhone: Yes
  • DLNA Certified: Audio/Photo
  • MHL-compatible: No
  • Multibrand Remote Control: No
  • Learning Remote: No
  • LCD Remote: No
  • Dimensions WHD (inches): 17-3/8 x 4-1/16 x 15-11/16
  • Weight (lbs): 18.0625
  • Parts Warranty: 3 Years
  • Labor Warranty: 3 Years
Multi-room Audio—Video
  • Powered Multi-room Audio Output: No
  • Preamp Multi-room Audio Output: No
  • Multi-room Video: No
  • Multi-room HDMI Output: No
Surround Processing
  • Dolby Digital: DD,True HD, DD+
  • Dolby Atmos: No
  • DTS: DTS, HD, HDMA, Neo6, 96/24
Inputs & Outputs
  • Phono Input: No
  • Audio-Video Inputs: 6
  • Audio-only Inputs: 1
  • Component Video Inputs: None
  • Component Video Monitor Outputs: None
  • Optical Digital Inputs: 1
  • Coaxial Digital Inputs: 1
  • Optical Digital Outputs: None
  • Coaxial Digital Outputs: None
  • HDMI Inputs: 6
  • HDMI Monitor Outputs: 1
  • Subwoofer Outputs: 2
  • Multi-Channel Analog Input: No
  • Multi-channel Preamp Output: No
  • Main Speaker Output Pairs: 1
  • Main Speaker Terminals: Posts
  • Ethernet Port: 1
  • USB Connections: 1 Front
  • Removable Power Cord: IEC 2-prong
What's in the Box
5.1ch AV receiver
6' AC power cord
Remote control (RC028SR)
2 "AAA" batteries
Audyssey Setup Mic (ACM1HB)
FM wire antenna
AM loop antenna
Cardboard mic stand
Quick Start Guide(En/Fr/Sp)
USA Warranty Information
Canada Warranty Information
Safety Instructions
Notes On Radio
Sheet of adhesive labels
Microphone Stand Assembly Instructions