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Marantz NR1506 5.2 Channel Network AV Receiver


Designed to deliver a thrilling sonic experience, the NR1506 A/V Receiver features expanded connectivity, including built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and dual antennas that lets you wirelessly stream your favorite tracks from your devices. The NR1506 is also equipped with AirPlay so you can listen to your favorite iTunes tracks wirelessly from your iPod touch, iPhone and iPad.

Enjoy high resolution surround from your favorite movie soundtracks. The NR1506 is equipped with an advanced 32-bit DSP processing system that supports all the major surround sound formats, including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. The power amplifier section features high current discrete power transistors, and identical circuit topology for all 5 channels and is compatible with low impedance 4 ohm speakers.

The advanced video section features 6 HDMI 2.0a inputs (including 1 on the front panel), and 5 of the inputs feature full compatibility with the latest 4K Ultra HD video specification, including 60 Hz full rate content, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling and 21:9 aspect ratio pass-through. It’s also HDCP 2.2 compliant, which is a requirement for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content.

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Built-in Wi-Fi & Bluetooth

Equipped with Wi-Fi & Bluetooth wireless streaming connectivity, the NR1506 features an advanced dual antenna RF transceiver system, for robust and error-free streaming even in congested urban environments. Connect to the internet through your home Wi-Fi network (or with a hard-wired connection via the RJ-45 EthernetLAN port) and enjoy your favorite tracks from streaming music services such as Pandora and Spotify Connect. You can also choose from thousands of internet radio stations around the world, and enjoy music from virtually every genre.

With AirPlay, you can enjoy listing to your favorite tracks wirelessly from your favorite iOS device, including the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad, and the NR1506 is also DLNA 1.5 certified for compatibility with your home PC or Mac, and features an RJ-45 Ethernet port for wired connection to your network.

Latest HDMI 2.0a Connectivity; HDCP 2.2 Compatible

Featuring 6 HDMI 2.0a inputs, including 1 conveniently located on the front panel, the NR1506 incorporates an advanced video section that features the latest HDMI 2.0a specifications, including support for 4K Ultra HD 60 Hz full rate video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling and 21:9 video pass-through, along with support for 3D content. The NR1506 also features HDCP 2.2 compatibility, a requirement for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content.

The NR1506 also features Audio Return Channel (ARC), which lets you stream audio from your TV via a single HDMI connection (no need for a separate digital audio cable).

Full Specification 4K Ultra HD Compatibility

In addition to handling 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution, the NR1506 also features HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Wide Color Gamut compatibility, key components of the BT.2020 4K Ultra HD video specification.

5 Channel Discrete Amplifier with Eco Mode

The power amp section features discrete high current power output devices, identical on all channels for maximum soundstage uniformity. Rated at 50 watts per channel (20Hz~20kHz, .08%THD, 8 ohms), the NR1506 features low impedance drive capability and is compatible with 4 ohm speakers. The Eco mode provides energy savings and features an on-screen Eco meter.

Dual Subwoofer Outputs

The NR1506 features dual subwoofer outputs, which lets you connect two smaller subwoofers instead of a single, larger sub, and enjoy the benefits of response averaging by having two subs in different locations in the room. With dual subwoofers, deep bass is smoother and more detailed, minimizing the peaks and dips that often result with a single subwoofer setup.

Audyssey Bronze Built In

Via the supplied measuring microphone and mic stand, Audyssey MultEQ measures all the speakers in your home theater during setup, including the subwoofer, and then generates multiple high precision DSP room acoustic correction filters, which together provide smoothest and most natural tonal balance, regardless of the brand or model of the various speakers.

Audyssey Dynamic Volume features advanced psycho-acoustic processing to deliver clear dialog and wide range sound at reduced volume levels so that you can enjoy theater-level clarity at whatever listening level you choose. Audyssey Dynamic EQ also features advanced DSP processing to deliver full range wide-band response, even at reduced volume levels.

Easy To Setup, Easy To Use

With our exclusive Setup Assistant along with the Quick Start Guide, you can connect and configure your home theater system quickly and easily. The Setup Assistant features clear on-screen graphics and text that quickly and easily guide you through the setup process, optimizing critical system settings for the best possible sound quality.

New Remote App

Download the Marantz AVR Remote App and control the NR1506 with your smartphone, tablet or other smart device. Available in iOS and Android versions, the app lets you easily control and configure the NR1506.

Front Panel USB Port

The front panel USB port lets you connect your smartphone or tablet, and is compatible with USB drives and NAS devices. When the NR1506 is switched on, the USB port can simultaneously charge your device, and it features a 5V/1A output, the same output delivered by phone chargers.

Color Coded Speaker Terminals

For easy installation, the NR1506 features a horizontal row of premium loudspeaker connection terminals, and the color coded connection system includes a set of color coded speaker cable labels that helps ensure correct speaker cable hookup the very first time.

Slimline Design

The elegant slimline chassis features stylish brushed hairline metalized accents along with dual control knobs for volume control and input selection. The graphical display features clear text as well as easy to understand icons that let you instantly see the source selected, volume level and other important information.

60+ Years of Audiophile Heritage

Founded in 1953, Marantz has a long and rich history of designing audio components that have been embraced by music lovers and critical listeners around the world. Because Music Matters so much in our lives, the NR1506 carries on our long tradition of delivering a superlative music listening experience, and it’s equipped to deliver the ultimate home theater experience as well.

Multichannel Surround

DTS HD Master / DTS:X:  yes / no
DTS Neo:X / DTS Neural:X: no / no
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos:  yes / no
Dolby ProLogic llz / Dolby Surround:  no / no
Auro 3D:  no
Audyssey DSX:  no
Multichannel Stereo:  yes
Max Number of Processing (Preamp) Channels: 5.1

Sound Enhancements

Discrete Power Amplifier:  yes
Copper Plated Chassis:  no
Power Transformer: Toroidal / EI: EI
Current Feedback Topology:  no
Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules (HDAM): no
Pure Direct: yes
High Grade Audio Components: no
Gold plated RCA terminals: no
Clock Jitter Reducer: no
Audyssey: MultEQ
Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic Volume:  yes / yes
Audyssey LFC: no
Compressed Audio Enhancer: MDAX2: yes


HDMI Inputs: Back / Front: 5 / 1
HDCP2.2 Support:  
HDMI Outputs: Main / Zone:
1 / –
Video Conversion Analog -> HDMI:
Analog to HDMI Scaling:
HDMI to HDMI Scaling: 
GUI Overlay on HDMI:
3D Signal Pass-Through: 
4K Signal Pass-Through / Scaling / GUI Overlay:
yes / no / no
HDMI Pass-Through in Standby Mode:
Picture Adjust / Noise Reduction:  
no / no
DSD Audio Capability: 
Audio Return Channel: 
Auto LipSync: 

Multi-Room / CI

Multi-room zones: no
Zone Audio Source: HDMI / Opt, Coax / Network, USB / Analog: no / no / no / no
Zone Audio Output: Speaker / Preout: no / no
Zone HDMI Output from HDMI Source: no
IP Control / RS232 Control / Web Control / App Control: yes / no / yes / yes
IR Flasher In: no
Marantz Remote Bus: yes
DC Trigger Output: no


Auto Speaker Setup by Microphone: Audyssey MultEQ
FL Display: 1 line
Graphic User Interface – GUI: Hybrid GUI
ISF Certification: no
GUI Languages: 3
Setup Assistant: yes
Smart Select: yes
Firmware Update by Network / USB: yes / yes
Variable Cross Over: yes
Optimized Bass Redirection: yes
Bass Sync: no
ECO Mode: yes
Auto Power off: yes
Sleep Timer: yes


Composite In / Out: 3 / 1
Component In / Out: no / no
HDMI In / Out: 5+1 / 1
Multi-Room Video Out: Video / HDMI: – / –

Analog In / Out: 3 / –
Phono (MM) In:
Digital In: Optical / Coaxial: 1 / 1
Multi-Room Out: Analog / Digital: no / no
Multichannel Pre Out: yes (2.1) / no
Subwoofer Out: 1
7.1 Multichannel Input: no

Speaker Terminal: Gold Plated Screw / Regular Screw: no / yes
Number of Speaker Terminals: 5
Speaker A / B: no
Bi-Amp Drive: no
Multi-Room Speaker Terminal: no
Front Inputs: Audio / Composite / Digital (Opt) / HDMI / USB: no / no / no / yes / yes
USB Audio / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone: yes / yes / yes
AM/FM Tuner: yes


Number of poweramps: 5
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive): 50 W
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.05% 2ch Drive):
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive): 60 W
Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% 1ch Drive): 100 W
70% Guarantee: no


Metal Front Panel:
System Remote Control: RC020SR
Pre-Programmed / Learnable / LCD Display: n / no / no
Power Consumption in W: 180
Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO …on/off) in W:
Standby Consumption in W: 0.2
CEC Standby Consumption in W: 0.5
Network Standby Consumption in W: 2.7

Maximum Dimensions
Antenna:Horizontal:(W x D x H) in inches:  17.3 x 14.4 x 4.1
Antenna:Vertical :(W x D x H) in inches:
W/o Antenna:(W x D x H) in inches:
Weight in lbs.:  18.1


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