Summary: I purchase this receiver for my bedroom, the quality of the sound is very good, and it is powerful even it had 50 watt. I have speakers JBL CS6100 and Blu ray Sony BDP S-470. The experience with the blu Ray movie "Legend" was amazing, it sounds really clear and deep. Its a great receiver.
Summary: I purchased this unit after a long search for a new audio/video receiver that would complement my built in speaker system. Although I have been a Marantz user since the early '70s, I tried to not be biased in this selection. The decision to purchase the Marantz over all others was based upon Marantz reputation of quality, the number of inputs should I decide to expand my overall surround system from 5.1, the number of HDMI ports, connections for all sorts of devices,...
Summary: I like this receiver because it sounds very good. I am using mirage nanostat speakers.easy to use once it is set up. personally i found the instructions to be adequate.Ipod sound is a little rough, but could be the source.Reciever communicates well with my sony bluray and lg tv. I like the auto feature that selects the correct surround setting and that when i turn off the tv it turns off the receiver and blue ray player as well.
Summary: I bought this receiver to replace my Onkyo TX-SR674 which was crammed into my TV stand. It must have gotten too hot and the HDMI inputs stopped working properly. Not only does the small form factor of the Marantz fit into the stand much better, but it also sounds better. I'm using the same Onkyo speaker set as before. The Marantz was easy to setup and if I had to complain about anything it would be the fact it only has 4 HDMI inputs.
Summary: I had several brands of Receivers (technics, yamaha, Cambridge and pioneer elite), I have to say that this little device has a sound quality that surprised me completely. It sounds clear, smooth with all the details, it was what I wanted, I think I found the brand that fills my expectations.
Summary: As I'll take this receiver abroad (I don't live in USA), size was an important factor in buying choices. There isn't any concurrent to this receiver from other manufacturers. I live in an apartment, and pure power is not very important to me as I will can not crank up the volume anyway. This receiver has 50W x 7 while other (which are much bigger) have about 80W x 7 to 120W x 7. Not a big difference to me as I would not use that power.
Summary: This has to be the best receiver out there. The sound is crystal clear - from the low notes to the formerly inaudible high notes. The listener can hear and appreciate all of the independent parts of a musical piece or video sound track. My husband was delighted to recieve this product for his birthday and so is the rest of the family. Just the best!!
Summary: Marantz NR1601..... This unit replaces my 4/5 year old, non-HDMI Denon 2106 A/V receiver. I bought it through ONECALL.com, which is an Amazon Marketplace buying option. This unit is my main HT receiver. I like simple setups. I am an audiophile on a budget. I don't want a receiver that comes with stuff (ethernet, wifi, millions of rca pre-outs, millions of other useless connections) that I will NEVER use.
Summary: I got this Marantz receiver on Christmas Eve. I hooked it right away to replace a Yamaha that I had for five years. This receiver is hooked to a Bose Acoustimass 16 speakers. And I configured it as 5.1 even though I have the sixth speaker. I just felt lazy to lay the wiring to the sixth speaker as my house was already wired for 5.1.
Summary: I always wanted to have a nice receiver, but also not really willing to expend more than necessary. I come from using a single Sony stereo with 2 basic small receivers, but always impressed when visited my friends who had Onkyo or Bose or Denon. Started looking for receivers reviews and also with own experience at Best Buy. I wanted something elegant but with good, outstanding sound quality. And easy to use, not willing to spend hours in getting all together.