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Marantz-nr1603.33503586
8.9 out of 10

Marantz NR1603

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Reviews and Problems with Marantz NR1603

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Overall 6
6.0

Great specs, but not all operating easily

Donald H., Amazon
9 June 2014
  • Summary: Great brand, and the size spec really solved a problem for me so I was happy to spring for it. Issues at the outset with the tuner section and 2-way hdmi. I'd read about this but figured they'd been fixed. Doing the deep dive on it now, but it shouldn't be so tough at this point in the cycle of the technology.
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Overall 10
10

Great AVR

mikeh, Amazon
2 April 2014
  • Summary: Bought this model on closeout, the new 1604 adds 4k upscaling and another HDMI, which weren't worth the price increase to me. The amp sounds great, dont let the "50W" power output fool you, it is plenty for my home theater system. Other manufacturers are clever with their power ratings, so numbers are commonly misleading. I have read alot of reviews regarding HDMI issues, specifically handshake issues. I was very nervous of that when I got this.
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Overall 8
8.0

Small profile, great sound, meets my needs!

booshmom, Amazon
30 March 2014
  • Summary: Great receiver, but it could have more power. This receiver doe's everything I want it to do. I like the small profile, doesn't take up a lot of space. Only 50 watts per channel, could be 70 or 80 watts, but seems to have enough for my needs! This is the older model of this unit, didn't care about the 4k pass through.
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Overall 4
4.0

worked great for about an hour

ak_bartender, Amazon
23 March 2014
  • Summary: Item worked for about an hour....when I tried to turn it back on no picture no sound... worked great for about an hour!!! sent it back!! Amazon was great!! got my money back long before they got the item back!! which was cool... I was shopping on amazon before that!! GOT NEW SPEAKERS !!
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Overall 8
8.0

No manual to install or operate

Brad Jones, Amazon
12 March 2014
  • Summary: I like product. I did not receive any instructions how to install or operate. No CD in package. Description of product said CD included. I had to contact Marantz for directions.
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Overall 10
10

Works and sounds great

Mark N., Amazon
24 February 2014
  • Summary: works and sounds great, and takes up less room in the rack. You won't be disappointed. Two zones as well.
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Overall 10
10

Super Amp

Grant Gibson, Amazon
18 February 2014
  • Summary: Great amp. It will do the job and more. Delivered on time and easy to hook up. Great sound and lots of options.
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Overall 10
10

Great Receiver

Kevin Frisco, Amazon
5 February 2014
  • Summary: I had a Harmon Kardon receiver for several years and loved it, then upgraded to the AVR1610. I had issues with the HDMI switching and couldn't figure it out (I'm pretty tech savvy), so contacted the support desk. Unfortunately the help desk had been outsourced to another country and I wasn't able to get the answers I needed, so I returned the receiver. I then opted for the 1603. It was last year's model so got a pretty good deal on it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sound / image is great

Pablo, Amazon
16 January 2014
  • Summary: The sound and picture from this receiver is great! My only comment is that I wish the remote would be a universal remote to replace the remotes from the DTV, DVD, Apple TV, etc.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing Experience

Retired Guy "Bouncer", Amazon
30 December 2013
  • Summary: The Marantz NR1603 was very easy to set up and has great sound. but...My purchase of the NR1603 on Dec. 18, 2013 is being returned today (Dec 30, 2013). I am unable to play blu rays or even standard dvds ... Like another review that I had read, I also experience video cut-out (every 10 - 30 seconds). The audio remains fine during video cut-out periods. I have swapped in two other dvd/blu ray players and have tried 3 different hdmi cables (all 6 ft. length).
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