Summary: I purchase this item 4 yrs ago then it died. Still powers up and i can go through all the programs but now there is no sound. Although this product had a great price point, I got this item because of the Marantz quality. I expected a little more shelf life than 4 years.
Summary: This thing blows away my old Pioneer VSX-something at 100W per channel. It comes ready for a 7.1 setup. If you have a 5.1 which I do, it won't do an autocalibration without the mid side speakers (I hooked my rear to the actual rear channels). I tell you, don't let the wattage fool you.
Summary: Purchased this receiver after spending a considerable amount of time putting together a home theatre system. Listened many receivers and actually purchased a Harman Kardon 255 from Amazon. For the price the Marantz NR 1501 blew all of these away - it has a great feature set and works very reliably.
Summary: I just upgraded my home theater system from a five year old HTIB. I picked up Orb Audio speakers (excellent little speakers, great price) and also the Marantz NR-1501. I tried out three receivers before settling on the NR-1501. I first looked at the Denon 1910.
Summary: Very quirky machine which died within three years. Took it to repair place who told me they had 3 others just like it that had died of same cause (video board failure). I will not buy another Marantz product ever.
Summary: I purchased this product based off of extended research and the brand name Marantz. After just two years of use this product just stopped working. I used this system simply to power my home theater system. It was never over used nor used beyond its limitations.
Summary: I've had this receiver for a few weeks now and it works quite well, except for one annoying problem. I have a Directv DVR hooked to it (among other things), and I routinely fast forward and rewind through programs, mostly to avoid commercials or to replay a segment of a news program.
Summary: I ordered this receiver about a month ago, and it was mostly functional, but last night, it would not detect any of the sources plugged into it. Today, video is somewhat working again, but is frequently dropping, and audio will work only for a few seconds at a time.
Summary: I purchased a Marantz receiver 2 1/2 years ago Right after having it for a touch over 2 years it dies.I have owned Denon Nikko Tandberg Old Marantz Sansui Kenwood Yamaya Revox and Nakamechi Never once did i have on die on me Esp after a short period of time I called Marantz and told them Marantz...
Worthless manual, worthless support. returned one, new one still doesn't work
Michael J. Harper, Amazon
20 February 2011
Summary: i've been a very satisfied customer of marantz in the past, but ive been through two of these units now and they both only gave sound out of one speaker. i've rotated my speakers and each works if plugged into that particular jack, so its not my speakers.