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: 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: 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.
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...
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.
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.
Amazing for its size and lives up to the Marantz Cachet
19 August 2010
Summary: Hi folks- These Marantz units seem to be selling out real fast. I live in NJ and was able to pick up a new one directly by calling up one the listed vendors here for a small discount and minus shipping fee for around $350. I returned a 2 day old Yamaha R XV667 that I got for $380.
Summary: I love my receiver! I really enjoy that it has HDMI hook ups for all my compnetnts and I was also very impressed with how fast I got it in the mail and of course the fact that there were no shipping charges. I defently will return to this site to buy more electronics.