Marantz NR1608 AV Receiver

Marantz NR1608 (Black)

AV Receiver

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Packing in Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, HEOS, 4K Upscaling plus much more, into a half-height casing, the Marantz NR1608 is an AVR tardis.


Half-pint size

If you like the idea of top quality cinema sound but are put off by the bulk of typical AV receivers, then the Marantz NR1608 is ideal. With a height of just 105mm, it's around half the height of many of its rivals. This not only makes it easier on the eye but also allows it to be slotted in where many other Atmos AV receivers simply won't fit.

Full pint sound
Slim in size but most definitely 'full fat' in terms of sound, the NR1608 doesn't compromise on sound. The Marantz NR1608 is equipped with an advanced 32-bit DSP processing system that supports a wide range of sound formats, including Hi-Res Audio. Discrete, high current power output devices provide a sound that's dynamic, low in distortion and perfectly balanced around all your speakers. The Pure Direct feature aims to give you the cleanest sound quality by bypassing non-essential circuits.

Immerse yourself in sound, with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
Dolby Atmos uses ceiling or upwards firing speakers to produce a multi-dimensional, immersive sound that's a match for the finest cinemas. DTS:X literally pushes the boundaries of what you can expect from home cinema. This highly sophisticated processor renders images in three dimensions that conventional processing can't match. It also offers other advantages such as the ability to boost the spatial effect of conventional DTS and easily adapts with your existing speaker configuration.

HEOS built-in - for the finest multi-room audio
HEOS multi-room music systems connect together by dual-band Wi-Fi, making them easy to set up with your existing home network. Up to 32 HEOS units can be set up at one time, ensuring even the largest of homes are covered for multi-room music. With HEOS already built-in, the NR1608 is ready to go as a single 'zone' without any further adaptors!

Control it all with the HEOS app
Once you've set up your HEOS speaker system, you can stream music effortlessly via the dedicated HEOS app. Available for Apple iOS and Android, the app not only lets you stream your stored music but also Internet radio services and popular streaming services such as Spotify, Tidal, Napster and Deezer.

Optimised for 4K UHD and HDR
This slim-line Marantz features support for HDCP 2.2, HDR, Dolby Vision and BT.2020, which means you can play UHD Blu-ray discs and stream UltraHD video. With support for HLG, it's also compatible with the new broadcasting standard for transmitting the highest quality video images. The HDMI sockets allow 4K pass-through, for hassle free switching and viewing without the receiver needing to be turned on.

Massive connectivity – including 8 HDMI
It might be slim, but that hasn’t stopped Marantz from cramming as many sockets as possible at the back. No fewer than eight HDMI sockets let you connect up the most sophisticated home cinema systems. For music in another room there’s the choice of passive or active audio outputs – just add your choice of active or passive speakers. Another feature missing from the models below is component connectivity – ideal for connecting up older DVD players or games consoles.

High-Resolution audio compatible
As well as offering an intense movie experience, the NR1608 is also compatible with High-Resolution Audio. This offers a sound that's far more natural sounding than standard audio. The Marantz supports a wide range of Hi-Res format files including DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAV. It even supports gapless playback for music free from glitches.

Bluetooth, AirPlay, DLNA and built-in Wi-Fi for the complete networking experience
With both Bluetooth and AirPlay connectivity it's easy to connect up all your smartphones, tablets and compatible lap/desktops and stream music wirelessly. The NR1608 also comes with Wi-Fi, Internet radio and DLNA. Simply connect to your home network via Ethernet or Wi-Fi and access thousands of Internet radio sites via TuneIn as well as subscription services such as Spotify Connect. DLNA compatibility lets you stream from other sources such as your laptop or NAS drive.

A half-sized AV receiver that makes no compromise on sound or features – the Marantz NR1608 has it all.

6 Year Supercare £34.95

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T&Cs apply

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge

*Save £100 on speaker packages £500 - £999 when bought with any AV Receiver. Using code SPKRPACK100

*Save £200 on speaker packages over £1000 when bought with any AV Receiver. Using code SPKRPACK200

*Not in conjunction with any other offer/promotions. Terms & conditions apply.

Packing in Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, HEOS, 4K Upscaling plus much more, into a half-height casing, the Marantz NR1608 is an AVR tardis.


Half-pint size

If you like the idea of top quality cinema sound but are put off by the bulk of typical AV receivers, then the Marantz NR1608 is ideal. With a height of just 105mm, it's around half the height of many of its rivals. This not only makes it easier on the eye but also allows it to be slotted in where many other Atmos AV receivers simply won't fit.

Full pint sound
Slim in size but most definitely 'full fat' in terms of sound, the NR1608 doesn't compromise on sound. The Marantz NR1608 is equipped with an advanced 32-bit DSP processing system that supports a wide range of sound formats, including Hi-Res Audio. Discrete, high current power output devices provide a sound that's dynamic, low in distortion and perfectly balanced around all your speakers. The Pure Direct feature aims to give you the cleanest sound quality by bypassing non-essential circuits.

Immerse yourself in sound, with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
Dolby Atmos uses ceiling or upwards firing speakers to produce a multi-dimensional, immersive sound that's a match for the finest cinemas. DTS:X literally pushes the boundaries of what you can expect from home cinema. This highly sophisticated processor renders images in three dimensions that conventional processing can't match. It also offers other advantages such as the ability to boost the spatial effect of conventional DTS and easily adapts with your existing speaker configuration.

HEOS built-in - for the finest multi-room audio
HEOS multi-room music systems connect together by dual-band Wi-Fi, making them easy to set up with your existing home network. Up to 32 HEOS units can be set up at one time, ensuring even the largest of homes are covered for multi-room music. With HEOS already built-in, the NR1608 is ready to go as a single 'zone' without any further adaptors!

Control it all with the HEOS app
Once you've set up your HEOS speaker system, you can stream music effortlessly via the dedicated HEOS app. Available for Apple iOS and Android, the app not only lets you stream your stored music but also Internet radio services and popular streaming services such as Spotify, Tidal, Napster and Deezer.

Optimised for 4K UHD and HDR
This slim-line Marantz features support for HDCP 2.2, HDR, Dolby Vision and BT.2020, which means you can play UHD Blu-ray discs and stream UltraHD video. With support for HLG, it's also compatible with the new broadcasting standard for transmitting the highest quality video images. The HDMI sockets allow 4K pass-through, for hassle free switching and viewing without the receiver needing to be turned on.

Massive connectivity – including 8 HDMI
It might be slim, but that hasn’t stopped Marantz from cramming as many sockets as possible at the back. No fewer than eight HDMI sockets let you connect up the most sophisticated home cinema systems. For music in another room there’s the choice of passive or active audio outputs – just add your choice of active or passive speakers. Another feature missing from the models below is component connectivity – ideal for connecting up older DVD players or games consoles.

High-Resolution audio compatible
As well as offering an intense movie experience, the NR1608 is also compatible with High-Resolution Audio. This offers a sound that's far more natural sounding than standard audio. The Marantz supports a wide range of Hi-Res format files including DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAV. It even supports gapless playback for music free from glitches.

Bluetooth, AirPlay, DLNA and built-in Wi-Fi for the complete networking experience
With both Bluetooth and AirPlay connectivity it's easy to connect up all your smartphones, tablets and compatible lap/desktops and stream music wirelessly. The NR1608 also comes with Wi-Fi, Internet radio and DLNA. Simply connect to your home network via Ethernet or Wi-Fi and access thousands of Internet radio sites via TuneIn as well as subscription services such as Spotify Connect. DLNA compatibility lets you stream from other sources such as your laptop or NAS drive.

A half-sized AV receiver that makes no compromise on sound or features – the Marantz NR1608 has it all.

Active Subwoofer Output Yes
Apple AirPlay Yes
Audio Inputs 3
Bluetooth Yes
Channels 7.1/5.1.2
Coaxial Inputs 1
Coaxial Outputs No
Component 2 in/1 out
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 440 x 376 x 105
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) Antenna Horizontal - 440 x 376 x 105, Antenna Vertical - 440 x 376 x 173
DLNA Compliant No
Dolby Atmos No
Dolby ProLogic Surround ProLogic II
DTS No
Eco Friendly No
HDMI Audio Yes
HDMI text 8 in/1 out
HDMI Zone Out No
HDR Compatible HDMI Yes - 7 in/1 out
Internet Radio Services Yes
Multi Channel Input No
Multiroom Zone 2 - Active
NFC No
Optical Inputs 1
Optical Outputs No
Phono Input No
Power Consumption- Normal Use 250
Power Consumption - Standby 1
Power Output - Watts per CH 50 x 7
Remote Control Yes
App Control Yes
Tuner Radio FM/AM
USB 1
Weight (KG) 8
Wireless Connection Yes
Brand Marantz
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and value good looks I am extremely happy with my new reciever. I bought it primaryly as it is one of the few quality compact receivers around and fitted into my HiFi cabinet. The sound quality is far superior to my old Cambridge Azur reievrer. I particularly like the set up Mic feature which essentially measures where your speakers are and adjusts the sound accordingly I have a pretty small living room and my old system sometimes sounded too big for the room. Now it's excellent.
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Marantz Nr1608 AV Receiver I bought this a couple of weeks ago from the Plymouth store and received fantastic service from Paul and the team. I had done a lot or prior research and knowing that I was going to team up the new AV receiver to Monitor Audio Bronze 2 and Bronze Centre (purchased at the time) speakers many recommend the Marantz for its musicality and Home Cinema performance. I was not disappointed, not only is the 1608 a very good looking receiver, much slimmer than most, it also really delivers in audio quality and features. Perfect for the step up to 4K and a basic Atmos setup.
Date published: 2018-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome sound for little money All set up now and very easy to use. Sounds wonderful with movies but has also relegated my Cyrus Amp to the back burner for stereo music too. using with Rel Storm sub. Focal Chorus 816V fronts. 700v centre and B&W 607 rears. Very detailed and should be even more so with a couple of decent satellites behind the Sofa. Highly recommended especially for the money. Richer Sounds in Hanley were also superb.
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing performance in a compact size. I could not fit a 'Full Sized' amp into my shelving unit, so Marantz was really the only real option. I have a large Sony Amp in another room so I am able to compare. There is no reason not to have this compact AMP it has incredible performance. Why anyone would take on finding room for the typical monster AV's when you can buy this beauty beggars belief. I haven't fully tested the Atmos element as yet because Atmos recordings are not yet readily available. Will be buying more 4k Blu-rays if they have Atmos sound included. However, cannot fault the sound quality on every medium used. Would fully recommend this amp.
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from One Channel Not Working In setting up the 5.1 sound system one of the channels does not function?? it seems that I will have to return it?? Can someone contact me to see if there is a simplefix??
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Marantz NR1608 Exceeded my Expectations Purchased this AV receiver to replace a Marantz SR7005, thinking this would be a stop-gap purchase until 8K video compliant receivers become available. Very pleasantly surprised - handles movie soundtracks at least as well as the more expensive (but older) SR7005, and the 50 watts per channel is proving more than adequate for my modestly sized room of 15' x 12'. Very pleased with my purchase, and with the helpful and friendly service by Richer Sounds.
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent features and a great improvement I bought the Marantz to upgrade my 10 year old Onkyo AV. I purchased it as my requirements were quite specific - I required 4k capability, a reasonable "narrow" case to fit into an av stand, sufficient hdmi sockets to be future proofed and a radio. Well I got the lot! The ability to pass through sound, when the av is not on, allows 4k virginmedia recordings to be played. When on passing back the tv audio signal enhances films and, now set up, the sound is great. At the momen, for some reason, my subwoofer sounds loud even thought I have lowered all levels but I am sure I will sort that. Al in all an excellent piece of kit at a good price.
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Half the height, all of the features though! I've had many different brands over the years in a dedicated Cinema room. I have had three Marantz NR series since the the first NR1501 came out to go in the living room. The main reason has been the ability to fit in narrow AV racks. Plus they look less brutal in a living room environment. They have all sounded good enough, but lacked that next level sound a full size receiver has. The NR1608 fixes that problem! The sound is full and expansive. The automatic room EQ is near perfect now. When setting up your sub, let the NR1608 auto EQ take care of it. I was astonished how it perfectly integrated it with the room and other speakers. The feature list is second to none and is ready for all the very latest audio and video formats. This is essential if you want to take advantage of the latest OLED TV's and UHD 4K formats.The network features//internet radio are good, but i don't think they are slick enough yet to make them a pleasure to use. Maybe Marantz can update the phone app to help in this matter. With the feature list and sound quality on offer, the NR1608 is something of a bargain. My only reservation to date is all my previous NR series have suffered HDMI board failures/issues at some point. Though this may have been done to the odd budget HDMI cable packaged with other equipment.
Date published: 2018-01-20
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We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

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Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge