– Model NR 1402 and the Networking NR 1602 Build on Advanced Features Introduced in
2010 Models, Adding HDMI 1.4a 3D Capability, Bluetooth Compatibility and More –
June 21, 2011 – Marantz America, a world leader of advanced home entertainment solutions, today announced the introduction of two new “Slimline” audio/video receivers, Model NR 1402 (SRP: $399.99) and Model NR 1602 (SRP: $649.99). Both new models bring discerning home entertainment consumers unprecedented ease-of-use, flexibility and style, as well as advanced performance features geared toward today’s “digital universe.” With their stylishly sculpted front-panel designs, both receivers feature Marantz’s sleek “Slimline” chassis design, which is just 4 1/8 inches high and ideal for rack mounting in multi-component systems.
Building on the Advancements of Marantz’ 2010 Lineup
Both the NR 1402 and the network-capable NR 1602 build on the advancements of Marantz’s 2010 receiver line, adding features such as multiple HDMI 1.4a inputs (with 3D pass-through capability), Dolby Pro Logic IIz featuring Front Height Effects Channels and Bluetooth connectivity via MX-Port. Notably, both new receivers feature a dedicated 2.1-channel programmable preamp output that allows for a variety of customizable system upgrade possibilities. Additionally, both models feature Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Audyssey MultEQ to ensure premium audio performance in every system configuration and home entertainment space.
Out-of-the-Box” Ease of Use
Adding to their total “out-of-the-box” ease of use, both new receivers feature a new onscreen “Setup Wizard,” a straightforward instructional feature that includes language select, speaker connection and calibration guide, speaker calibration, plus Dynamic Volume/EQ settings, source setup and more. Additionally, the new graphical user interface (GUI) on both receivers makes system setup even easier, with GUI overlay via the HDMI connection to eliminate the need for cable switching or programming interruptions when adjusting volume or watching HD content. Thanks to their Bluetooth connectivity via MX-Port, both models let users wirelessly enjoy files from any Bluetooth-enabled source, including iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod touch (2nd, 3rd or 4th generation), through their home theater system.
Two-Zone Audio and Networking in NR 1602
The new Marantz NR 1602 is designed from the ground up to provide a simple and intuitive way for consumers to enjoy the best audio and video from all today’s high-quality sources, as well as enjoy two zones of audio networking. Apple’s AirPlay® lets users stream their iTunes music library whether from Mac or PC, as well as music stored on their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to select components through Wi-Fi.* Users can also stream audio content from online music services like Pandora, Rhapsody and Napster**, as well as from their own home network, or access thousands of Internet radio stations with the built in Internet radio tuner. Full RS232 control insures compatibility with the best third party remote control systems, while a front panel USB connection is provided for iPod and other music players.
Noted Kevin Zarow, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Marantz America: “Marantz is a company made for true high-end, impeccable audio, and our two new Slimline receivers reflect that legacy, offering unprecedented sonic capabilities and flexibility for today’s musicpassionate consumer. At the same time, both these receivers are capable of delivering on the full potential of today’s home theater promise, with a full complement of both audio and video capabilities, including 3D capability and Airplay in the NR 1602. Best of all, both these new models deliver true high-end performance at prices that nearly everyone who truly cares about it can reach.”
* AirPlay requires iTunes 10.1 or later and iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (2nd, 3rd or 4th generation), iPad and iPad 2 with iOS 4.2 or later. A home Wi-Fi network is required.
**These services require a separate subscription and fee. A home network is required for networking functionality.
Marantz America, LLC is committed to upholding the tradition of technological superiority initiated by founder Saul Marantz. In keeping with this emphasis on quality, Marantz audio and video components are carried only by the nation’s premier audio/video specialty retailers. Additional information is available at www.us.marantz.com and www.facebook.com/marantzamerica. Marantz America, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of D&M Holdings Inc.
About D&M Holdings Inc.
D&M Holdings Inc. is a global operating company providing worldwide management and distribution platforms for premium consumer, automotive, commercial and professional audio and video businesses including Denon®, Marantz®, McIntosh® Laboratory, Boston Acoustics®, Snell Acoustics, Escient®, Calrec Audio, Denon DJ, Allen & Heath, D&M Professional and D&M Premium Sound Solutions. Our technologies improve the quality of any audio and visual experience. iPod and Airplay are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. All other product and brand names with a trademark symbol are trademarks or registered trademarks of D&M Holdings, Inc. or its subsidiaries. For more information visit www.dm-holdings.com.
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