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.