If you like the idea of a high-quality cinematic sound, but it rests on most typical AV receivers, then the Marantz NR1510 is perfect for you. With a height of only 104 mm, it is about half the height (or less) of many of its rivals. This not only makes it easier in the eyes, but also allows for slots where many other AV receptors simply don’t fit.
Marantz NR1510 -100% sound quality
Thin in size, but definitely ‘full fat’ in terms of sound, the NR1510 does not compromise the sound. The Marantz NR1510 features an advanced 32-bit DSP processing system that supports a wide range of audio formats, including high-resolution audio, up to DSD 5.6. Discrete, high-current high-power output devices provide powerful, low-diverted and perfectly balanced sound around all speakers. The Pure Direct feature aims to give you the cleanest sound quality by bypassing non-essential circuits. Thanks to MDAX2, it is also possible to restore the quality of compressed MP3 audio, giving a greater “life” and “depth” of the sound.
Voice control via Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri devices
Controlling a sophisticated AV receiver like this can be puzzling for some family members, so Marantz has made it compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri devices. Simply download the HEOS Home Entertainment Skill app and then simply ask Alexa or the Google Assistant to perform features such as selecting volumes and fonts. With the Apple Home app, Siri voice control from your Apple iOS device offers additional functionality through AirPlay 2, including grouping devices.
Built-in HEOS – for the best multi-room audio
HEOS multi-camera music systems connect via dual-band Wi-Fi, making it easy to set up with your existing home network. You can configure up to 32 HEOS units at a time, ensuring that even the largest houses are covered for multi-room music. With HEOS already integrated, the NR1510 is ready to go as a single “zone” with no more adapters.
Check everything with the HEOS app
Once you’ve set up your HEOS speaker system, you can stream music effortlessly through the dedicated HEOS app. Available for Apple iOS, Android and Amazon Kindle, the app not only allows you to stream your stored music, but also Internet radio services and popular streaming services like Spotify, Tidal, Napster and Deezer.
Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG support
Ideal for pairing with quality video sources, the Marantz NR1510 supports a wide range of formats. Supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, Dolby, HLG and HDCP 2.2, which means you can play UHD Blu-ray discs and broadcast ultraHD videos of the highest quality. HDMI jacks allow 4K switching and displaying without the need to turn on the receiver.
Connect more, including a turntable
In addition to the six HDMI inputs, the Marantz NR1510 has a wide range of connectivity. Optical and coaxial digital inputs are ideal for connecting older devices or updating audio from a compatible CD/network player. Three analog inputs are perfect for Hi-Fi components, with the dedicated phono MM input ideal for plugging in a turntable.
Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, DLNA and built-in wi-fi for a full network experience
With Bluetooth and AirPlay 2 connectivity it’s easy to connect all your compatible smartphones, tablets and laps/desktops and stream music wirelessly. The NR1510 also comes with wi-fi, Internet radio and DLNA. Simply connect to your home network via Ethernet or wi-fi and access thousands of Internet radio sites via vTuner, as well as subscription services such as Spotify Connect Premium account required Spotify). DLNA support allows you to stream from other sources, such as your laptop or NAS drive. Photo:Marantz