Marantz NR1504 Review

Marantz NR1504
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Marantz NR1504 review

The functionality of receivers is expanding rapidly and radically. The review of Marantz NR1504 will help us to understand the intricacies of this explosive progress. 5.3 points out of 10 are an adequate assessment of this receiver for functions and capabilities. The Marantz released this model in 2013. The NR1504 is equipped with an amplifier that can handle 5.1 channels.

Marantz NR1504 Pros

  • Bluetooth is now one of the key wireless communication protocols. In AV receivers, it is used for audio signal transmission or remote control. And it is in the model under review that Bluetooth support is implemented.
  • The presence of a USB port allows the receiver to play content from external media.
  • DLNA is a feature that gives the receiver the ability to transmit and receive various media content over the home network, as well as display it in real time.
  • ARC feature eliminates the need for an additional composite or optical cable when connecting this unit to a TV.
  • The manufacturer claims support for CEC in Marantz NR1504 and therefore you can control any HDMI-connected device using one remote control.
  • This receiver supports the data encryption protocol HDCP 2.2 which allows licensed devices to play high definition audio and video.
  • Can stream audio using the AirPlay protocol.
  • Stream music from one of the most popular services Spotify directly on the Marantz NR1504.
  • The reviewed receiver has a Pure Direct mode, when used it feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
  • With the included microphone, the Marantz NR1504 can use the auto speaker calibration mechanism to create the most suitable soundstage.

Marantz NR1504 Cons

  • The receiver has not a function of wireless connection to the Internet via Wi-Fi.
  • The NR1504 has not a phono (MM) input for connecting a phonographer or turntable.
  • Dolby Atmos technology has not been included.
  • Can not manage the DTS:X surround format.
  • Does not support for HDR.
  • 4K pass-through support is not implemented.
  • HDMI eARC function not implemented.
  • Marantz NR1504 is unable to use Amazon Music.
  • There is no voice control function.
  • Energy-saving ECO mode is not implemented.
  • Bi-amping is not available.
  • Has no speaker A/B switching function.
  • There is no sleep timer.
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Marantz NR1504 back and front view

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Marantz NR1504 specs and features

Amplifier

Channels 5.1
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm 50/8, 60/6
Output impedance, Ohm 8, 6
Frequency response 10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, % 0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC) 192 KHz/24-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibration Audyssey MultEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio features Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ

Connectivity

Wi-Fi
USB 1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45) 1
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay) AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming services Pandora, SiriusXM

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output 6/1
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP) HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE) 1
Headphone output 1 x 6.3
Optical digital input 1
Coaxial digital input 1
Composite input 3
Component input/output 0/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectors USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)
4K signal pass-through
8K signal pass-through
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversion
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video features DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control
App control iPhone, iPod, Android
Display colour OSD
Tuner AM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware update network, USB
Other additional features has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones has not
Zone audio output has not
Zone HDMI output has not
Multi-room control has not
RS-232 0
Remote control input/output (IR) 0/0
DC trigger output (12V) 0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other) Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other) DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3
WMA
AAC
WAV
FLAC
ALAC
Other audio file formats has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W 180
Standby consumption, W 0.2
Removable power cord

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches 43.1 x 10.1 x 35.5 /17.3 x 4.1 x 14.8
Weight, kg/lbs 8.1/17.3

Other

Release year 2013