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Marantz-nr1603.33503586
9.1 out of 10

Marantz NR1603

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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 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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Overall 10
10

For single room installations this is hard to beat

MGIxian, Amazon
23 November 2013
  • Summary: Pros: Love the low profile - after years of giant A/V boxes this is a refreshing change that looks great and more importantly frees up some much needed room in my cabinet. It's also not quite as deep as my old Onkyo. It sounds great. Don't let the "low" wattage fool you, this thing can still pump out some serious volume, quality over quantity. It's flexible - 6 HDMI ports, including a very handy one on the front - wish more A/V receivers would do this.
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Overall 10
10

Great reciver

jl hodges, Amazon
31 October 2013
  • Summary: This is a great receiver perfect fit for my entertainment center had limited space (less than 6”) and with this being just over 4” it was just what I needed. Have had it a little over a month now and no issues works great perfect sound in my small living room probably too much for the small room it’s in.
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