Marantz unveils its NR1601 Slimline AV receiver with 7-channel output, joining the NR1501. The space-saving NR1601 is just about half the size of most conventional AV receivers. It features four HDMI 1.4 inpurs and front-panel USB port for iPod connection.
The Marantz NR1601′s built-in audio codecs ensures compatibility with advanced audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio. The receiver is also Bluetooth-ready and is designed to work with the Marantz RX101 Bluetooth receiver for wireless audio streaming from Bluetooth-enabled cellphone, PMP, notebook..etc.
The Marantz NR1601 is available for $599.00 and the NR1501 for $399.