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. This thing is full and warm as can be! It really brought my bose speakers to life without a dedicated subwoofer. I looked for a slimline receiver/amp because of limitation of space.
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. My main criteria for home theatre was to listen to music and then movies second.
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. It definitely sounded great, but was too tall for the space in my entertainment center. I ended buying a Yamaha RX-V465 BL.
Hold on to your socks because this thing will knock em off!!!
8 January 2011
Summary: First off I'm in my mid 20s and growing up we owned a Marantz stereo system from the 80s which was supposedly a low point in the companies legendary history, let me tell you its still going strong and producing amazing sound, and the components(tape deck, cd player, and turn table) are still living in the digital age. So when I decided to upgrade our theater system from an LG HTIB, marantz was already at the top of the list which included denon pioneer and harman kardon.
Summary: For years, I bought into the idea that non-THX certified receivers were inferior. I was proven wrong. This receiver is a testament to it. Being a buyer of Pioneer elite receivers for years, I haven't ventured out to other brands in the market. Then I did my research and got curious about the rave reviews for Marantz receivers. I took the risk and it has paid off handsomely. This receiver truly rocks!
Summary: Al llegar pensaba que por lo pequeño no tendria buena respuesta, pero estaba equivocado, me han gustado, tiene buena respuesta aunque por su tamaño tiene algunas restricciones en conexiones que en la rutina casi no se usan..., con unos buenos parlantes y un buen woofer el sonido queda muy bueno...
Summary: I initially made the mistake of buying (the best I could find) "home-theater-in-a-box" and hated it. It is for my secondary system, where my primary is a Yamaha (top model) so I know what "crappy" sounds like. Decided on this due to my space limitations and it far exceded my hopes and expectations...sounds great and a super set-up.
Summary: Exactly what I wanted and the price was great. Fits in my wall unit perfectly and sounds great.This is the only slim line surround receiver on the market at this time made by a company that makes other equipment that I also happen to own. The seller I will keep and buy again if the ocassion arises.