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Marantz-nr1603.33503586
8.7 out of 10

Marantz NR1603

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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 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 8
8.0

Great unit, big improvement from my old Marantz gear.

JeffC, Amazon
2 August 2013
  • Summary: I really liked the musical quality of my old Marantz SR5200 but it didn't have HDMI so I finally bit the bullet when I got a new TV and bought this one. Wow! The surround sound is dramatically better. Another pleasant surprise was the automate source switching and power on/off. It took me a while how to get the setting right, but now my other units trigger the Marantz to turn on and off, and usually the source switches automatically.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great new addition

David Gransewicz, Amazon
16 June 2013
  • Summary: Pros: Footprint is small, fits where others won't High quality enclosure, connectors, remote Great room configuration tools (mic, testing program) Cons: Lacking extensive equalizer settings other competitors offer Difficulty playing files through network connection (could just be operator error at the moment, still investigating) As-is in box, wired connection only
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Overall 8
8.0

Great unit so far...

Michael Krasner, Amazon
12 January 2013
  • Summary: I've had this 100% working for almost a week and everything has worked as expected. The multi-zone configuration (living room and patio) works. I am able to watch a show and listen to music simultaneously. I setup my Logitech Harmony 900 remote with the Marantz and again no issues in getting the commands to work. I did have to add a customized command for Zone 2, as it didn't exist within the predefined commands.
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Overall 8
8.0

So far so good

Paul "Media Nerd", Amazon
11 January 2013
  • Summary: If you have a multi-HDMI input HDTV as I do, you have a decision to make regarding whether to connect your cable, blue-ray, etc directly into the HDTV or through an AV receive like the Marantz and then to the big screen. My Marantz is connected to 7 surround speakers so I can get optical audio out of the HDTV back to the Marantz (it has an input for just that) or directly if I plug media into it and then to the TV.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid Perfomance, Small Footprint.

Work of Life, Amazon
25 October 2012
  • Summary: We use this receiver to manage the sound of: 5 flush ceiling mounted Polk speakers in our living room. (Zone 1) 2 wall mounted outdoor speakers on our back patio/ pool area. (Zone 2) We have our blu-ray player, roku player, mp3 player and high def 3D flat screen TV connected through it. It was easy to set up and program and has been working beautifully for about two weeks now.
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Overall 8
8.0

No WiFi Costs One Star

McBean "BJMcBean", Amazon
14 October 2012
  • Summary: This really is a beautiful, sleek piece of equipment and it definitely was time to replace my old Sony receiver. I was able to reduce the mess of composite wires and cables behind my stereo cabinet to just some power and HDMI cables. Set up was relatively easy. I have only a center speaker, two front speakers, and two rear speakers. (A subwoofer is in my shopping cart.) The Audyssey set up was somewhat frustrating.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Full Featured AV Receiver and 7.1 Amplifier

G. Cox "Shanghaied", Amazon
11 September 2012
  • Summary: I am replacing a three year old Sony STR-DA5400ES Sony STR-DA5400ES ES 7.1 Channel Audio/Video Receiver which is a comparable product to this Marantz receiver. Both receivers use a microphone to adjust to the room sound dynamics and speaker frequency response. The microphone setup can make an enormous difference in home theater sound quality. It is essential in any high end sound system, especially in a non-idealized shaped room or mismatched speakers.
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