MARANTZ NR1608 7.2-Channel Home Theater Receiver With Wi-Fi®, Dolby Atmos®, DTS:X™ And HEOS

Audio Section

7-channel Discrete Amplifier:

  • The Marantz Nr1608 Is Equipped With A Power Amplifier That Reproduces High-fidelity Sound In Surround Mode With Equal Quality And Power For All Channels, True To The Original Sound.
  • The Power Amplifier Circuit Adopts A Discrete-circuit Configuration That Achieves High-quality Surround Sound Reproduction.
  • The Seven Channel Amplifier Is Rated At 50 Watts With 2 Channels Driven (20-20khz, 8-ohms, 0.08% THD).
  • The Nr1608 Features Low-impedance Drive Capability, For Excellent Speaker Control, And Is Compatible With 4-16 Ω Speakers.

Amplifier Assignment:

  • The Nr1608's Seven Discrete Amplifier Channels Can Be Configured To Accommodate Your Type Of Home Theater Setup.

Surround Back:

  • The Av Receiver's Amplifier Channels Can Be Configured As Front Left/right, Center, Surround Left/right, And Surround Back Left/right For Dolby Truehd & Dts-hd 7.1ch Playback.

Front Height:

  • The Receiver's Amplifier Channels Can Also Be Configured As Front Left/right, Front Height Left/right, Center, And Surround Left/right For More Front Effects During 7.1ch Playback.

Top Front/Middle:

  • This Amplifier Configuration Provides 5.1.2ch Playback Using Top Front Or Top Middle Speakers For Dolby Atmos Or Dts:x.

Dolby Front/Surround:

  • This Amplifier Configuration Provides 5.1.2ch Playback Using Front Or Surround Dolby Atmos Enabled Speakers.


  • You Can Configure The Amplifier For Front Bi-amp Operation To Achieve A Higher-quality 2-channel Sound By Connecting The Receiver's Front And Surround Back Channels To Your Main Front Speakers (If Compatible).
  • Receiver Will Be Limited To 5.1ch Surround.

Zone 2:

  • The Nr1608's Amplifier Channels Can Be Configured As Front Left/right, Center, Surround Left/right, And Zone 2 For Dolby Digital & Dts 5.1ch Playback In The Main Zone And 2ch Pcm Playback In The Second Zone.

Front B:

  • A Second Set Of Front Speakers Can Be Powered By The Surround Back Amplifier. Receiver Will Be Limited To 5.1ch Surround.

Compatible Digital Audio Formats:

  • The Av Receiver Supports The Following Stereo & Multichannel Digital Audio Formats Through Its Hdmi Jacks And Optical/coax Digital Inputs.

Immersive Surround Sound:

  • The Marantz Nr1608 Av Receiver Goes Beyond Regular Surround With The Latest Immersive Surround Sound Formats - Like Dolby Atmos Or Dolby Surround And Dts:x, Dts Neural:
  • X, Or Dts Virtual:x (Future Firmware Update).

Dolby Atmos:

  • Dolby Atmos Surround Sound Technology Dispenses With Channel-based Coding In Favor Of More Advanced Object-based Coding, Giving The Soundtrack Designer The Ability To Precisely Place Sounds Anywhere In The 3-dimensional Space.
  • Now You Can Enjoy This Same Award-winning Technology At Home With The Nr1608 That Lets You To Connect A 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System And 2 Additional Overhead Speakers Or 2 Dolby Atmos Elevation Speakers For The Ultimate Home Theater Experience.

Dolby Surround:

  • Dolby Surround Offers An Enhanced Cinema Experience To Your 2ch Or Multichannel Movie Soundtracks Using Your Existing 5.1ch, 7.1ch, Or Dolby Atmos Speaker Setup.
  • Dolby Surround Enhances Audio Definition By Improving The Spatial Dimension And Overall Audio Definition Of Movie Soundtracks.
  • It Does This By Using Four Distinct Surround Zones That Provide Greater Control Over The Exact Placement Of Each Detail In A Movie Sound Track, So Audio Can Be Matched More Accurately To The Video On Screen; This Means More Depth And Greater Realism For Your Movies.
  • As A Result, Individual Sounds Are Clearer And More Distinct. It Also Improves The Surround Sound Experience Across The Entire Theater By Widening The Listening "Sweet Spot".


  • The Latest Immersive Surround Sound System, Dts:x Features Object-based Audio Coding That Lets The Soundtrack Designer Place Sonic Elements Anywhere In The 3d Acoustic Soundspace, And Provides For Overhead Speakers To Deliver A Stunning Surround Sound Experience. Along With Dts:x Decoding, The Nr1608 Features Dts-hd Master Audio
  • Decoding And Other Dts Audio Technologies.

DTS Neural:x:

  • Further, Dts:x Incorporates Neural:x, The Latest Spatial Remapping Technology From Dts, Which Provides A Fully Immersive Output For All Types Of Source Content; This Includes Dts Bitstreams And Non-encoded (Pcm) Data.
  • Neural:x Delivers A Thrilling Sense Of Immersive Sound To Your Speaker Layout Regardless Of The Original Source Format.

Dts Virtual:x:

  • Dts Virtual:x Bridges The Gap Between Dts:x And The Reality Of Reality Of Most Consumers' Homes, Allowing You To Enjoy Multi-dimensional Sound Regardless Of Room Size, Layout, Or Speaker Configuration.
  • Dts Virtual:x Delivers An Unprecedented Acoustic Performance Regardless Of Speaker Configuration Or Room Layout With Enhanced Bass, Crystal Clear Dialog, And Enveloping Sound Thanks To Virtual Height & Virtual Surround Processing Based On Psychoacoustics (Not Reflective Surfaces).
  • It Will Deliver An Immersive Sound Experience Regardless Of Room Layout Or Speaker Configuration (Stereo, 2.1, 3.1, 5.1, 7.1, Etc). Best Of Dts Virutal:x Supports Any Content From Dvd, Blu-ray, Uhd Blu-ray, And More.

Other Listening Modes:

  • You Can Also Choose From The One Of The Following Listening Modes.

Stereo Playback:

  • Sound Is Output From The Front Left And Right Speakers, As Well As The Powered Subwoofer. If Multichannel Signals Are Input, They Are Mixed Down To 2-channel Audio. The Tone Settings Can Be Adjusted.

Virtual Surround:

  • Enjoy Surround Effects Using Only The Front Speakers Or Set Of Headphones.

Multichannel Stereo:

  • Left And Right Stereo Channels Are Distributed To All The Speakers So That Stereo Sound Can Be Heard From All Directions At Any Listening Position.

Source Direct:

  • Source Direct Mode Provides Playback Of 2ch Or Multichannel Audio In Its Original Form, Without Any Surround Or Tone Processing.

Pure Direct:

  • Pure Direct Mode Goes A Step Further By Turning Off The Receiver's Display And Analog Video Circuitry To Minimize The Possibility Of Any Noised Being Added To The Audio Signal.

Audyssey Bronze:

  • The Nr1608 Features The Audyssey Bronze Suite Of Powerful Dsp Features - Including Multeq Speaker/room Calibration, Dynamic Volume, And Dynamic Eq.


  • Via The Supplied Measuring Microphone, 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.
  • Up To Six Listening Positions Can Be Measured, Configured, And Recorded.
  • Multeq Compensates For Both Time And Frequency Characteristics Of The Listening Area Based On "Audyssey Setup" Measurement Results. Selection Is Done From Three Types Of Compensation Curves - Reference (Default And Recommended, L/r Bypass, Flat, And Off).

Dynamic Volume:

  • 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.

Dynamic EQ:

  • Audyssey Dynamic Eq Also Features Advanced Dsp Processing To Deliver Full Range Wide-band Response, Even At Reduced Volume Levels.
  • Dynamic Eq Reference Level Offset Provides Three Offsets From The Film Level Reference (5 Db, 10 Db, And 15 Db) That Can Be Selected When The Mix Level Of The Content Is Not Within The Standard.

Audio Enhancements:

  • The Marantz Nr1608 Receiver Provides Various Audio Enhancements To Deliver A High-quality Listening Experience Every Time.

Cinema EQ:

  • The Cinema Eq Function Gently Decreases The Level Of The Extreme High Frequencies, Compensating For Overly-bright Sounding Motion Picture Soundtracks.
  • Select This Function If The Sound From The Front Speakers Is Too Bright. This Function Only Works In The Dolby Digital, Dts, Dolby Pro Logic, And Dts Neo:6 Modes.


  • Compressed Audio Formats Such As Mp3, Wma (Windows Media Audio) And Mpeg-4 Aac Reduce The Amount Of Data By Eliminating Signal Components That Are Hard For The Human Ear To Hear.
  • The M-dax Function Generates The Signals Eliminated Upon Compression, Restoring The Sound To Conditions Near Those Of The Original Sound Before Compression.
  • It Also Corrects The Sense Of Volume Of The Bass To Obtain Richer Sound With Compressed Audio Signals.

Dynamic Range Compression (DRC):

  • Motion Picture Soundtracks Have Tremendous Dynamic Range (The Contrast Between Very Soft And Very Loud Sounds).
  • For Listening Late At Night, Or Whenever The Maximum Sound Level Is Lower Than Usual, Compressing The Dynamic Range Allows You To Hear All Of The Sounds In The Soundtrack With Reduced Dynamic Range.
  • Drc Works When Playing Program Sources Recorded In Dolby Digital Or Dts.

Level Adjustments:

  • The Nr1608 Provides The Following Level Adjustments.

Source Level:

  • This Function Adjusts The Playback Level Of The Currently Selected Input Source's Audio Input.
  • Use This Feature If There Are Differences In The Input Volume Levels Between Different Sources.
  • You Can Correct The Playback Level Of The Audio Input From -12 To +12db.

Dialogue Level:

  • You Can Adjust The Output Level (+/-12db) To Clarify The Dialogue Output From The Center Channel.

Subwoofer Level:

  • You Can Set The Receiver's Subwoofer Output Level (+/-12db) Independent From The Other Speaker Levels And System's Main Volume.

Volume Settings:

  • The Nr1608 Offers The Following Volume Settings.

Volume Scale:

  • You Can Choose To Display An Absolute Volume Scale (0-98) Or Relative Volume Scale (-79.5 To 18db).

Volume Limit:

  • You Can Set A Maximum Volume Level Of 0, -10, Or -20 Db To Limit The Receiver's Total Volume Output.

Power On Level:

  • You Can Define The Volume Setting That Is Active When The Power Is Turned On (0, 1-98, -79 To +18db, Or Last)

Mute Level:

  • You Can Set The Amount Of Attenuation For The Audio Muting Circuit; -40db Or -20db Below Current Volume, Or Full Mute (Sound Turned Off Entirely).

Audio Outputs:

  • The Marantz Av Receiver Features Color-coded Binding-post Speaker Terminals, Dual Sub Outputs, And A Front-panel Headphone Jack.

Color-Coded Speaker Terminals:

  • The Receiver Has Binding-post Terminals For All Speaker Connections. The Binding-post Terminals Can Accept Bare Wire, Pin Connectors, And Banana Plugs (Single Only).
  • The Receiver Will Accept Speaker Impedances Of 4 To 16-ohm.
  • The Av Receiver Comes With Color-coded Labels To Easily Identify Which Channel A Speaker Cable Should Be Connected To.
  • Since The Speaker Cables Have Labels In The Same Colors As The Connectors On The Nr1608's Rear Panel, There's No Longer Any Confusion About Which Terminals They Should Be Connected To.

Dual Sub Outputs:

  • For Compatibility With Dual Subwoofer Home Theater Systems, The Nr1608 Features Two Non-discrete Subwoofer Outputs.
  • With Dual Subwoofers, Which Can Be Placed In Different Parts Of The Room, You'll Benefit From Response Averaging, Which Helps Provide Smoother And More Detailed Deep Bass, Compared To A Conventional Single Subwoofer Speaker System.
  • The Same Signal Is Output From Each Sub Output.

Front Outputs:

  • This Receiver Features Front Channel Line-level Outputs To Connect An External Power Amplifier To Your Front Speakers For Increased Power Output.

Headphone Jack:

  • When Headphones Are Plugged Into The Full-size 1/4" Jack On The Front Panel, All The Speakers Are Automatically Muted.

Video Section

HDMI 2.0B:

  • Featuring Eight Hdmi Inputs (Including One Conveniently Located On The Front-panel) And One Hdmi Output, The Nr1608 Incorporates An Advanced Video Section That Features The Latest Hdmi 2.0b Specification, Including Support For 4k/60 Hz Ultra-hd Video, 4:4:4 Pure Color Sub-sampling, Bt.2020 Wide Color Gamut, & High Dynamic Range (Hdr).
  • The Nr1608 Also Features Hdcp 2.2 Compatibility, A Requirement For 4k Ultra Hd Copy-protected Content.

4k/60hz Pass-through:

  • The Nr1608 Supports Up To 4k (3840x2160 Pixels) Video @ 60 Frames Per Second On All Of Its Hdmi Inputs And Output (Pass-through Only).
  • It Will Also Pass A 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, Or 1080p Video Signals Via Hdmi.

HDCP 2.2:

  • All Of The Receiver's Hdmi Jacks Support Hdcp 2.2, Which Fully Complies With The Latest Copyright Protection Standard For 4k Video Transmission.

4:4:4 Color Subsampling:

  • All Of The Receiver's Rear-panel Hdmi Jacks Support Rgb, Ycbcr 4:4:4, Ycbcr 4:2:2, And Ycbcr 4:2:0 Color Subsampling (@ 60hz Or 50hz).
  • With 4:4:4 Color Subsampling, Luminance (Brightness) And Chroma (Color) Are Sampled At The Same Rate; Resulting In An Rgb Color Palette As Big As The Video Sampling Rate For A Video Image With More Colors, Plus Greater Color Accuracy And Detail.
  • The Front-panel Hdmi Only Supports 4k 60/50hz Using Format Ycbcr 4:2:0 Only.

Wide Color Gamut (BT.2020):

  • The Bt.2020 Color Standard Delivers A Much Wider Color Gamut And Represents About 75% Of The Total Visual Color Spectrum, While The Current Rec.
  • 709 Color Standard Selected As The Color Space For Hdtvs And Early Generation 4k Ultra Hdtvs Covers Only 35% Of The Total Visual Color Spectrum.

HDR Compatibility:

  • Hdr Provides Enhanced Picture Quality By Simultaneously Enabling Greater Detail For Both The Dark And Bright Parts Of An Image.
  • Hdr Reproduces A Greater Dynamic Range Of Luminosity Or Brightness Levels, Creating Greater Contrast.
  • This Increased Contrast Reveals The Subtle Nuances Of The Image, From Detailed Blacks And Shadows To The Brightest Whites And Colors, Plus Greater Depth.
  • The Receiver Support Hdr 10, Dolby Vision, And Hlg (Via 2017 Firmware Update).

HDR 10:

  • Hdr 10 Is An Open Standard And Currently The Most Popular Hdr Format On The Market.
  • It Supports 10-bit Color And 1,000 Nits. It Uses Static Metadata At The Start Of A Movie To Tell The Receiver And Your Tv That The Video Content Is Encoded Using Hdr.

HLG (VIA 2017 Firmware Update):

  • Hlg (Hybrid-log Gamma) Is Primarily Designed For Live Video Feed And Over-the-air Broadcasts.
  • It Uses No Pre-encoded Metadata And Is Backwards Compatible With Sdr. Hlg's Native Compatibility Allows Much Of Today's Existing Sdr Infrastructure To Be Re-used For Hdr In The Future.

Dolby Vision:

  • Unlike Hdr 10 Which Contains Static Metadata And Hlg Which Uses No Metadata, Dolby Vision Utilizes Dynamic Metadata Which Adjusts Brightness, Color, And Contrast Automatically For Each Scene.
  • Dynamic Metadata Carries Information That Maps Every Image To Your Tv's Display Capabilities, So You See More Of What The Content Creator Intended. Dolby Vision Supports 12-bit Color And 10,000 Nits.

4k Video Upscaling:

  • The Av Receiver Is Equipped With A 4k Video Upscaler That Allows Standard Definition (480i/480p) Sources And High Definition (720p/1080i/1080p) Sources To Be Upconverted To 4k Ultra Hd (3840x2160 Pixels) For Ultra High Definition Video Images From Any Video Source.
  • This Lets You Connect All Your Analog (Composite/component) Or Digital (Hdmi) Video Sources To The Nr1608 And Then Connect To Your Tv With Just A Single Hdmi Cable.

Other HDMI Features:

  • The Marantz Nr1608 Av Receiver's Hdmi Connectivity Also Offers 3d Video Pass-through, Arc (Audio Return Channel), Deep Color & X.v.color Support, As Well As An Auto Lipsync Function.

3D Ready:

  • The Nr1608 Av Receiver Supports 3d Video Pass-through (720p/1080p Only) From Connected 3d-compatible Blu-ray, Games And Broadcast Devices To 3d-compatible Hdtvs (All 3d Components Must Be Connected Via Hdmi). Special Eyewear Will Be Required For Viewing 3d Content.

ARC (Audio Return Channel):

  • This Feature Of The Nr1608's Hdmi Monitor Output Allows Audio To Be Sent From Your Compatible Hdtv To The Receiver Through The Same Hdmi Cable Already Being Used To Send Audio And Video To Your Hdtv. This Eliminates The Need For Extra Cables Connected To Your Television.

Deep Color & X.v.color Support:

  • The Av Receiver Supports Deep Color And X.v.color Content, Which Can Display A Larger Color Range Than Standard-definition Schemes. The Result Is A More Lifelike, Vibrant Picture.


  • This Function Adjusts The Delay Between Audio And Video Output. You Can Do This Manually Or Have The Receiver Set The Lipsync Function Automatically.
  • When Connected To A Tv Via Hdmi The Receiver Automatically Adjusts Audio Output Timing (0-500ms) If The Tv Supports An Automatic Lipsync Function.
  • You Can Also Manually Delay The Sound Output Up To 500ms To Synchronize It With The Video Image.

HDMI Standby Pass-through:

  • When The Av Receiver Is In "Standby" Mode And The Hdmi Standby Pass-through Function Is Enabled, Both Audio/video Streams From The Receivers Hdmi Input Will Be Output To Your Television, Via The Av Receiver's Hdmi Monitor Output. Once The Receiver Is Turned "On", Only Video Will Pass Through The Monitor Output To Your Tv And The Audio Is Directed To The Receiver's Speaker Outputs.

Hdmi Input:

  • Selects The Hdmi Input For Which The Hdmi Standby Pass-through Function Is Enabled.


  • The Hdmi Standby-through Function Is Activated On The Input Source Selected At The Time Of Setting The Av Receiver To The "Standby" Mode.


  • The Hdmi Standby Pass-through Function Is Disabled.

Analog Video Inputs:

  • The Receiver Features Three Composite Video Inputs And One Composite Video Monitor Output. There Is Also Two Component Video Inputs And One Component Video Output. The Composite And Component Video Jacks Support Only 480i Video Signals.

Video Select Function:

  • This Receiver Can Display Video From A Different Source On Your Connected Tv During Audio Playback From Tuner Or Heos Music Apps.

Advanced Isfccc Video Calibration:

  • The Nr1608 Is Certified By The Imaging Science Foundation To Deliver Top Video Quality, And The Unit Also Features Advanced Isfccc Video Calibration Controls That Allow For Precision Fine-tuning Of The Connected Hdtv, Even If It's Not An Isf Certified Set. You Can Choose From A Variety Of Picture Modes - Standard, Movie, Vivid, Streaming, Isf Day, Isf Night, Custom, Or Off.
  • The Custom Mode Lets You Manually Adjust Contrast, Brightness, Saturation, Noise Reduction, And Enhancer (Sharpness).

Network & Tuner Functions

Wired Or Wireless Network Connection:

  • The Marantz Nr1608 Receiver Is Fitted With A Rj-45 Ethernet (Lan) Port To Connect The Receiver To Your Home Network. The Unit Also Offers Built-in Wifi (Ieee 802.
  • 11 A/b/g/n; 2.4/5ghz) For A Wireless Network Connection; Wps, Wep, Wpa-psk (Tkip), Wpa-psk (Aes), Wpa2-psk (Aes) Security Protection Is Supported. Either Network Connection Gives The Receiver Access To Heos Music Apps (Like Pandora, Spotify, Tidal, Etc), Tunein, Your Music Library On Your Apple Ios Or Android Device, As Well As Music Content On Your Windows Pc Or Dlna Music Server. Wireless Network Setup Can Be Done Via Wps Button, Access Point Scan, Manual Setting, Pin Code, Or Even Through Your Apple Ios Device (5.0+).

Note: Network Setup Requires That The Receiver Be Connected To Your Tv Via Hdmi For Display Of The On-screen Menu. The Receiver's Network Setup Cannot Be Accessed Through Its Front-panel Display.

Tunein Internet Radio:

  • The Marantz Nr1608 Includes Access To More Than 100,000 Free Internet Radio Streams From All Corners Of The Globe Via The Built-in Tunein Online Music Service.
  • Simply Select Tunein From The Receiver's On-screen Menu Using The Included Remote And Browse Among The 100,000 Stations Neatly Organized Into Popular Categories And Select A Station That Appeals To You. 

Spotify Connect:

  • If You Subscribe To Spotify Premium And Have The Spotify App On Your Apple Ios Or Android Mobile Device, You Can Stream Spotify To The Marantz Av Receiver.
  • Spotify Is A Digital Music Service That Gives You On-demand Access To One Of The Largest Music Libraries In The World (Over 15 Million Tracks And Counting).
  • Spotify Makes It Easier Than Ever To Discover, Manage, And Share Music With Your Friends. You Can Browse Music By Artist, Album, Track, Or Most Popular; And Create Your Own Music Library With Customized Playlists.

Heos Music Apps:

  • With Built-in Heos Technology And The Heos App On Your Apple Ios 7.0+ Or Android Os 4.0 Devices, You'll Be Able To Stream A Wide Variety Of Online Music Services, Plus The Music Library Of Your Mobile Device Through The Marantz Av Receiver.

Online Music Services:

  • Using The Heos App, You'll Be Able To Stream Your Favorite Online Music Service Like Pandora, Iheart Radio, Siriusxm, Tidal, Napster, Tunein, Spotify Connect, And Amazon Music.
  • The Heos App On Your Apple Ios Or Android Device Will Serve As The Controller For These Apps And Provide Song/artist Information With Album Art.
  • You Can Create A "Favorite" Station List, So You Can Quickly Access Your Favorite Internet Radio Stations And Online Music Channels.

Mobile Device Streaming:

  • Using The Heos App On Your Apple Ios Or Android Mobile Device, You Are Able To Stream Your Device's Music Library To The Marantz Av Receiver.
  • You'll Be Able To Browse Your Music Library By Artist, Album, Genre, And Song; Control Music Playback Functions Like Play/pause And Previous/next Track; And View Song/artist Info With Album Art From The App On Your Compatible Mobile Device. You Can Even Type In An Artist Name Or Song Title To Find Music In Your Mobile Device's Library.

Heos Account:

  • Prior To Using The Heos System, You'll Need To Setup Up Your Free Heos Account. Your Heos Account Remembers All Your Settings And Preferences Such As All Your Music Service Logins And Heos Playlists. When You'd Like To Add Multiple Smartphone Or Tablet Controllers To Your System, You Only Need To Sign In To Each New Device With Your Heos User Name And Password.
  • Instantly All Your Music Services And Heos Playlists Are Available In The New Controller Too. If You Prefer, Multiple Heos Accounts Are Supported In A Single Household.
  • This Way, Each Family Member Can Enjoy Their Own Personalized Pandora, Spotify, Or Other Online Music Account Settings And Still Share All The Same Speakers In The Home.

Dlna 1.5 Certified:

  • The Nr1608 Is Dlna (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 And Windows 7/8 Compliant For Audio And Photo Networking.
  • This Means It's Easier For You To Access And Enjoy Digital Music And Still-images (Jpeg) Stored On Your Windows Pc.
  • You Can Use Your Pc To Play High-bit Rate Music Content Through The A/v Receiver And View Still-images On Your Connected Tv, Or Use The Nr1608's Remote Control To Browse Music & Photo Files On Your Hard Drive. The Receiver Also Supports Id3-tag (Ver.2) And Meta Tag Information; So Song Title, Artist Name, And Album Name Can Be Displayed The Unit's Front-panel Display Or On-screen Menu.
  • In Addition The Unit Will Display Album Art On A Connected Television. The Marantz Nr1608 Supports The Following Audio Formats, Sampling Frequencies, And Bit Rates Via Its Wired Network Connection.

Note: Your Computer Must Meet The Following System Requirements - Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Or Windows Media Drm10. Album Art Is Only Displayed When Using Windows Media Player (Ver.11/12).

AM/FM Tuner:

  • The Marantz Av Receiver Features A Built-in Am/fm Tuner With 56 Station Auto-preset Memory Tuning.
  • You Can Also Set Your Presets Manually. You Can Create An 8-character Name For Each Preset Station.
  • You Can Even Directly Enter A Station Number Using The Receiver's On-screen Menu And Remote Control.

Software Updates:

  • Using The Receiver's Network/internet Connection, You Can Check For And Update The Latest Firmware From The Online Marantz Server.
  • Visit Marantz's Owner's Circle For Access To Downloads To Keep The Marantz Receiver Up-to-date.

USB/Airplay/Bluetooth Integration

  • Front-panel Usb Port: This Av Receiver Is Equipped With A Front-panel Usb (Type-a) Port That Allows You To Enjoy A Variety Of Music Files From A Usb Mass Storage Class Memory Device; Such As A Usb Thumbdrive Or Portable Digital Audio Player.
  • Compatible Usb Storage Devices Must Be Formatted In Fat 16 Or Fat32. The Unit Can Recognize Up To 500 Folders/5,000 Files.
  • You Can Use The Receiver's On-screen Menu (Via Hdmi) And Remote Control To Navigate Your Stored Music Files On Your Connected Usb Memory Device.
  • Song/artist Information Will Display On Your Hdmi-connected Tv And The Receivers Front-panel Display. Usb Portable Audio Devices That Can Be Charged Via Usb Will Be Charged When Plugged Into The Av Receiver's Usb Port (5v/1a); Even In Standby Mode.

Note: The Receiver's Usb Port Is Not Compatible With Apple Ipod/iphone/ipad Or Android Smartphones & Tablets.

Airplay 2 (VIA Available Firmware Update):

  • Through An Available Firmware Update, The Marantz Av Receiver Will Support Airplay 2.
  • Airplay 2 Is An Advanced And Easy-to-use Wireless Multiroom Audio Platform For Itunes, Apple Music, And Other Compatible Apple Ios Apps.
  • With Airplay 2 You Can Play Any Sound From Your Apple Ios Device (Running Ios 11.4 Or Later) Or Mac Computer (Running Os X 10.13.2) On The Marantz Receiver And Other Compatible Airplay 2 Speakers Throughout Your Home.
  • You Will Also Be Able To Ask Siri-enabled Devices (Like Your Apple Iphone, Ipad, Or Watch) To Control Playback Of Your Apple Music On The Marantz Receiver.
  • With Airplay 2, Also Get To See Song/artist Information And Album Art Via The Receiver's On-screen Menu (Via Hdmi). You Can Choose To Play Audio In One Room, Play The Same Audio In Grouped Rooms, Or Play The Same Audio In Every Room (You Can Control And Group Directly From Apple's Music App And Home App On Your Apple Ios Device).
  • You Can Even Watch Videos And Movies From Youtube And Netflix On Your Compatible Apple Ios Device Or Mac Computer With Perfectly Synced Audio On The Marantz Receiver.

Built-In Bluetooth:

  • The Marantz Nr1608 Features Built-in Bluetooth (Version 3.0+edr) With A 98' Wireless Range For Music Streaming (A2dp 1.2) And Control (Avrcp 1.5).
  • You'll Be Able To Wirelessly Stream Stored Music And Music Apps From Your Bluetooth-enabled Smartphone, Tablet, Computer, Laptop, And More To The Marantz Av Receiver.
  • You Will Also Be Able To Control Basic Playback Functions (Play/pause & Previous/next Track) Using The Receiver's Remote.
  • Advanced Music Operation And Song/artist/album Info Will Still Be Done From Your Bluetooth Source Device.
  • Up To Eight Bluetooth Devices Can Be Paired The Nr1608, But Only One Device Can Be Connected And Used At A Time.

Note: Due To The Differences In Bluetooth Technology, Some Bluetooth Enabled Devices May Be Incompatible, Function Improperly, Or May Not Support All Features When Used With The Marantz Av Receiver.

Multiroom Audio Playback

Zone 2:

  • Zone 2 Allows Stereo Audio Playback Of Another Source Connected To The Receiver In Another Room Of Your Home Via Rca Line-level Output Or Speaker-level Output.
  • When Using The Nr1608 To Power Speakers In A Second Room Of Your Home, The Main Zone Is Restricted To 5.1-channels.
  • When Using The Receiver's Line Output Terminals For The Second Room You Need An Additional Amplifier To Power Your Zone 2 Speakers; The Main Zone Of The Receiver Remains 7.1-channel.
  • The Volume Of Zone 2 Can Be Controlled By The Marantz Receiver Using Either Configuration Or From Your Add-on Amplifier When Using The Line-output.

Compatible Sources:

  • Analog Audio Inputs
  • Am/fm Tuner (Cannot Select Different Stations For Each Zone)
  • Usb & Bluetooth
  • Network Sources (Airplay, Tunein Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, Heos Music Apps, & Dlna); The Same Network Source Is Played In Zone 1 And Zone 2

Incompatible Sources:

  • Hdmi & Composite Video
  • Hdmi, Optical, & Coaxial Digital Audio
  • Dsd Audio Files
  • Unfortunately, You Cannot Select Usb, Bluetooth And Network Sources Exclusively For Each Zone. For Example, If You Select A Network Source For Zone 2 When A Usb Source Is Selected For The Main Zone, The Input Source In The Main Zone Also Switches To The Same Network Source As Zone 2.

All Zone Stereo Function:

  • The All Zone Stereo Function Allows You To Enjoy The Av Receiver's Main Zone Audio Source In Zone 2 Simultaneously (Regardless Of Input Audio Signal Types - Analog, Digital, Or Wireless).
  • During The All Zone Stereo Mode, Only The "Multi Ch Stereo" And "Stereo" Sound Modes Can Be Selected.
  • You Will Have Independent Volume Control In Each Zone. All Zone Stereo Mode Is Useful When You Want To Enjoy The Same Music At The Same Time In Multiple Rooms During A Get Together Or Party.

Heos Wireless Multiroom Audio:

  • Built-in Heos Technology Enables The Nr1608 To Become Part Of The Heos Wireless Multi-room Audio Eco-system, Allowing You To Stream And Control All Of Your Local And Online Music Effortlessly From Anywhere In Your Home With The Heos App On Your Compatible Apple Ios Or Android Mobile Device Over A Wireless Wifi Network Connection.
  • The Heos System Is A True Multi-room Audio System That Automatically Synchronizes Audio Playback Between Multiple Heos Devices So That Your Music (Up To 24-bit/192khz Hi-res Audio) Coming From Different Rooms Is Perfectly In Sync And Always Sounds Amazing.
  • You Can Play The Same Audio Source (Other Than Your Connected Tv) In Every Room Or Any Combination Of Rooms You Choose, Including A Different Song In Every Room.


  • The Heos Wireless Multi-room Sound System Can Support Up To 32 Heos Speakers, Receivers, Amplifiers, And/or Pre-amplifiers (All Sold Separately) On A Single Wireless Network (Ieee 802.11 G/n; 2.4/5ghz).


  • The Following Sources Can Be Distributed Through The Heos Multi-room Audio System - Receiver's Analog Inputs (Hdmi & Optical/coax Digital Not Supported); Built-in Am/fm Tuner And Tunein Internet Radio, Heos Music Apps & Spotify Connect; Windows Pc & Dlna Music Servers; Bluetooth & Usb Audio; Plus Music Libraries Stored On Your Apple Ios Or Android Mobile Device.
  • Heos Wireless Multiroom Audio Does Not Support Airplay.


  • You Can Join Or Group Up To Eight Individual Speakers Or Amplifiers Into A Group Of Speakers That Function As If They Were A Single Speaker.
  • The Heos App Is Also Flexible Enough Where You Can Create Up To 16 Groups (2 Speakers/amplifiers Per Group).

Party Mode:

  • You Can Easily Group 16 Rooms Together Into Party Mode By Using A "Pinch" Gesture.

Note: The Marantz Av Receiver Only Supports A Single Heos Music Stream. If You Desire A Second Heos Music Stream Through The Receiver's Multizone Output, You Will Need To Connect The Heos Link To One Of The Av Receiver's Analog Inputs.

Remote & App Control

AVR Remote App:

  • The New Marantz Avr Remote App Lets You Control The Marantz Av Receiver Using Your Apple (Ios 7.0) Or Android (Os 4.0+) Device.
  • From This Free App On Your Compatible Apple Ios Or Android Device, You'll Be Able To Control The Marantz Av Receiver's Basic Functions; Such As Power, Volume, Input, Surround Modes, And Other Settings. You'll Also Be Able To Control Separate Zones Of The Receiver, As Well As Navigate The Av Receiver's Network And Internet Content From The App.
  • In Addition, You Get You Get Unique Features Likes A Landscape Orientation Control Screen For Tablet Devices, The Ability To Create Playlists, And Control Over A Marantz Blu-ray Player.

Landscape Orientation Control Screen:

  • With A Landscape Orientation Control Screen For Tablet Devices, You Can Easily Browse And Navigate Through Your Network Music Services Or Personal Digital Music Collection With Ease, And At The Same Time View Now-playing Information And Cover Art All On A Single Screen.

Create Playlists:

  • The App's Playback Screen Allows You To Easily Build Your Own Personal Music Playlists On The Fly With The Ability To Drag & Drop Files Into Your Queue, Or Tap To "Play Now", "Play Next", "Play Next And Replace Queue" Or "Add To End Of Queue". You Can Then Save Your Queue As A Playlist For Easy Recall.

Marantz Blu-Ray Player Control:

  • The App Allows Control Over Marantz Blu-ray Players (Ud5007/7007 Series) That Are Connected To The Av Receiver Via Hdmi.

Note: This Av Receiver Is Not Compatible With Last Year's Older Marantz Remote App.

Heos App:

  • You'll Need To Download The Heos App Onto Your Apple Ios 7.0+ Or Android Os 4.0 Device To Enjoy Heos Functionality On The Nr1608 Receiver. Using Your Mobile Device And The Heos App, You Can Setup, Browse, Explore, And Control Heos System Right In The Palm Of Your Hand, From Anywhere In Your Home.
  • Your Compatible Apple Ios Or Android Device Must Be Connected To The Same Home Wireless (Wifi) Network As The Av Receiver And Your Entire Heos System.
  • The Heos App Consists Of 4 Control Screens.


  • The "Settings" Screen Enables You To Connect One Or More Heos Speakers, Receivers, Amplifiers, And/or Pre-amplifiers To Your Home's Wireless Network.


  • From The App On Your Apple Ios Or Android Device, You Can Select Which Rooms You Want Playing.
  • You Can Play The Same Music In Multiple Rooms By Grouping Rooms Together, Or You Can Listen To A Different Source In Each Room.


  • You Can Select What Music And Which Source You Want To Listen To From The App.
  • Choose From Online Music Services Like Pandora, Spotify, Tunein, Tidal, Etc.; Your Music Library On Your Apple Ios Or Android Device, Windows Pc/dlna Server, Or Usb Thumbdrive; And Analog Inputs; As Well As Bluetooth On The Heos Avr.
  • You Can Also Select Music From Playlists You've Created, Favorites You've Saved, And Your Recent Listening History.

Now Playing:

  • The "Now Playing" Screen Displays Song, Artist, And Album Information; Along With Album Art.
  • You Also Get Basic Playback Controls Like Play/pause And Previous/next Track, Plus Volume Controls Up/down And Mute.
  • In Addition The "Now Play" Screen Functions Unique To The Selected Online Music Service Or Music Library.

Multeq Editor App:

  • Download The Multeq Editor App Onto Your Apple Ios 8.0+ Or Android Os 4.0+ Devices For Further Sound Customization And Detailed Tuning To More Precisely Tailor The Sound To Your Room And Personal Preferences.
  • This App Lets You View The Speaker Detection Results To Check Correct Installation, View Before And After Results Of The Audyssey Calibration Making It Easy To Identify Room Problems, Edit The Audyssey Target Curve For Each Channel Pair To Suit Your Tastes, Adjust The Eq Frequency Adjustment Range For Each Channel Pair, Switch Between Two High Frequency Roll-off Target Curves, Enable/disable Midrange Compensation To Make The Vocal Region Brighter Or Smoother, As Well As Save And Load Calibration Results.

Alexa Compatible (VIA Firmware Update):

  • Through A Network Firmware Update, Heos And Amazon Alexa Customers Can Now Enjoy The Convenience Of Alexa Voice Control Plus High-quality Wireless Home Audio.
  • In Addition To Controlling Your Heos Components With The Heos App On Your Mobile Device Or Tablet, You Can Now Control Them With Amazon Alexa Voice Technology And An Amazon Alexa Device (Including The Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap And Echo Show - All Sold Separately). Voice Control Features Include -
  • Alex Voice Commands Include Volume (Up/down, Specific Volume Number, & Mute); Playback (Play, Pause, Stop, Next, Previous, Resume); And Power On/off.
  • The Heos Bar And Heos Avr Even Support Hdmi Switching (1-4) Through Alexa Voice Command.
  • You Can Group Your Heos-enabled Devices Using The Heos App With An Alexa-friendly Name.
  • Once They Are Grouped, Alexa Voice Commands Will Control The Group As A Whole.
  • If You Want To Play Audio Content From Only One Heos-enabled Device In The Group, You Must Ungroup The Device Within The Heos App.
  • You Are Able Use Voice Commands To Search For Songs, Albums And Artists And Even Podcasts And Internet Stations From Heos & Alexa Compatible Music Apps - Like Amazon Music, Pandora, Tunein, Iheartradio, Spotify Connect, & Siriusxm.
  • For A List Of Current Alexa Voice Commands Supported By The Heos Homeentertainment Skill, Click Here. For Setup Instructions, Click Here.

Note: You Will Need An Alexa-enabled Device (Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap, Or Echo Show - All Sold Separately) To Operate Your Heos Products Via Voice-command. Youre Heos Components And The Alex-enabled Devices Must Be On The Same Network.

IR Remote:

  • The Marantz Nr1608 Comes With An Ir Remote For Wireless Operation Of The Av Receiver. The Nr1608's Can Also Be Used To Control Select External Audio/video Components Connected Via Hdmi Which Support Hdmi Control.
  • The Receiver Can Even Be Controlled By Your Hdmi Connected Smart Tv.


  • When You Make An Hdmi Connection With A Tv Or Blu-ray Player Compatible With The Nr1608's Hdmi Control Function, You Can Perform The Operations From The Nr1608's Remote Control; Power Off, Switching Of Audio Output Devices, Switching Of Audio Input Devices, Volume Adjustment, And Playback Functions.

Smart TV Control:

  • When You Connect The Nr1608 To Your Smart Tv, You Have The Option Of Controlling The Nr1608 Via The Tv's Remote Control Which Lets You Select An Input, Adjust The Volume And Choose The Surround Sound Mode.
  • The Receiver And Your Tv Must Be Connected Via Hdmi With The Hdmi-cec Function Activated On Both Components.

Remote Connections:

  • The Marantz Nr1608 Is Fitted With The Following Custom Remote Inputs/outputs.

Remote In/Out:

  • These Rca Input/output Connectors Allow You To Connect The Nr1608to A Marantz Component Equipped With Remote Control (Rc-5) Terminals.

Flasher IN:

  • This 3.5mm Input Is Used To Control The Nr1608 From An External Key-pad (Sold Separately).

DC Trigger Output:

  • The Dc Trigger Output (3.5mm) Allows You To Connect An External Device So It Can Be Turned On By The Nr1608.

Web Control:

  • You Can Control This Av Receiver From A Web Control Screen On Your Windows Pc's Web Browser.
  • The Nr1608 And Your Pc Must Be Connected To The Same Home Network.

Convenience Features

  • Slim Design Chassis W/ Contoured Front-panel: The Marantz Nr1608 Av Surround Receiver Features A Slim Designed Chassis, So It Easily Fits On A Shelf Or Inside A Cabinet.
  • The Nr1608 Features A Contoured Front-panel That Combines Aluminum And Glass-reinforced Resins For Maximum Shielding, Dimensional Stability, And Sophisticated Styling.
  • The Front-panel Is Clean, Precise, And Inviting. Volume And Input Selection Knobs Flank A Rectangular Volume/source Display.

OSD W/ Setup Assistant (VIA HDMI):

  • With Marantz's On-screen Menu And Setup Assistant, You Can Connect, Configure, And Use Your Home Theater System With Ease.
  • The Osd And Setup Assistant Features Clear On-screen Graphics And Text That Optimizes Critical System Settings For Your Particular Home Theater Setup.
  • The On-screen Menu And Setup Assistant Can Be Output To Your Tv Via Hdmi Only.
  • If You Connect The Receiver To Your Television Via Only Composite Video, You Will Need To Use The Av Receiver's Front-panel Display For Menu And Source Adjustments.

Note: Initial Setup Requires That The Receiver Be Connected To Your Tv Via Hdmi For Display Of The On-screen Menu. Many Of The Receiver's Setup Functions Can Only Be Found Via The On-screen Menu And Not The Front-panel Display.

Smart Select:

  • On The Nr1608's Front-panel And Remote Control, You'll Find Four Smart Select Buttons That Let You Quickly Choose From The Most Popular Input Sources.
  • With Smart Select, The Nr1608 Remembers Not Only Your Preferred Inputs But Also Your Preferred Audio Settings, So You Can Enjoy Precisely Tailored Sound With Each One.

Source Rename & Hide:

  • You Can Change The Display Name (Up To 8 Characters) Of A Selected Input Source.
  • If An Input Isn't Being Used, You Can Hide It From The Display So You Don't Have To Scroll Past It When You Change Sources.

Remote & Panel Lock:

  • To Prevent Accidental Operation Of This Unit, You Can Disable Operation Of The Buttons On The Front-panel And Remote Control.

Sleep Timer:

  • This Function Allows You To Automatically Set The Power To Standby After A Predetermined Amount Of Time Has Passed; Set The Sleep Timer Up To 120 Minutes In 10 Minute Increments.

Auto Standby:

  • The Unit Enters Standby Mode Automatically When No Commands Are Sent To The Unit For The Set Time (15/30/60 Minutes).
  • Before It Enters The Standby Mode, "Auto Standby" Is Displayed On The Front-panel Display Of This Unit And The On-screen Menu.

ECO Mode:

  • This Receiver Is Equipped With An Eco Mode Function That Allows You To Enjoy Music And Movies While Reducing The Power Consumption During Use, Eco Mode Adjusts The Maximum Power Available According To The Volume Level Selected To Reduce Power Consumption.
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