Marantz Atmos I NR1609+HKTS11
Enjoy 7-channel surround sound with the Marantz NR1609 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver. It delivers up to 50W of power at 8 Ohms and features built-in Bluetooth and AirPlay support, allowing you to wirelessly stream music from compatible sources, such as smartphones and tablets. Onboard Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity allows the NR1609 to access a variety of Internet-based music sources like Pandora, SiriusXM, Deezer, and TuneIn Internet radio. As an added convenience, you can download the free Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App to control the receiver from your Android or iOS devices; The NR1609 can also be voice-controlled via your Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, or Josh.ai ecosystem.
With eight HDMI inputs, this receiver can act as a video switcher for your HD source components. It will pass through 4K signals along with HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision HDR formats to your compatible display. The receiver also has a USB port for accessing media stored on USB flash drives. Audyssey MultiEQ sound calibration will fine-tune the receiver to your speakers and room setup for a tailored listening experience.
7-Channel Discrete Amplifier with Eco Mode
The power amp section features discrete high current power output devices, identical on all 7 channels for precision soundstage uniformity. Rated at 50W per channel, the NR1609 features low impedance drive capability and is compatible with 4 Ohm speakers. Eco mode provides energy savings and features an on-screen Eco meter; the receiver can also be used in power-saving mode, either reducing the maximum output power or adopting low-power strategies at more modest settings without affecting sound quality.
HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision, and HDCP 2.2 Compatible
Featuring eight HDMI inputs, including one conveniently located on the front panel, the NR1609 incorporates an advanced video section that features support for 4K Ultra HD 60 Hz full rate video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, BT.2020, HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision compatible pass-through. The NR1609 also features HDCP 2.2 compatibility, a requirement for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content. The NR1609 also features Audio Return Channel (ARC), which lets you stream audio from your TV via a single HDMI connection, without the need for a separate digital audio cable.
Supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X Playback
Object-based soundtracks allow independently mixed sound to play through any speaker in your system. Effects move all around as they do in real life, so you experience 5.1.2-channel Dolby Atmos or DTS:X formats as the director intended. DTS Neural:X is designed to identify spatial effects in multichannel soundtracks and upmix them for 3D playback, while DTS:X offers independent dialogue volume control for movies. Supported DTS:X speaker configurations include 2.1.2, 3.1.2, and 4.1.2. Dolby Surround is also included to upmix legacy multichannel formats for playback in a Dolby Atmos-enabled environment.
DTS Virtual:X Capability
DTS Virtual:X is designed to create virtual height effects, allowing you to enjoy an immersive sound experience from just your 5.1, 7.1, or even 2.1 speaker setup, with no height speakers.
Alexa Voice Command
Ask Alexa to play music from Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music, and much more. Switch between inputs, turn volume up or down, pause, mute and play the next song, all with your voice. To start streaming with Alexa voice commands, the HEOS Home Entertainment skill must be added and activated via the Alexa app.
Google Assistant Voice Control
Ask your Google Assistant-enabled device to control content across your listening environment. Start music in the HEOS app, then ask your Google Assistant to control volume, playback, and more.
AirPlay 2 with Siri Compatibility
Stream audio from your favorite music services like Apple Music and Spotify, or watch videos from services like YouTube and Netflix from any compatible iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV device, and hear the audio synced to your sources. AirPlay 2 also supports multi-room audio, enabling you to wirelessly stream content to multiple AirPlay 2-compatible devices simultaneously with smooth playback. AirPlay 2 provides control and grouping of compatible devices within the Apple Music or Home apps. Use AirPlay 2 in-app or with your voice via Siri.
Josh.ai Smart Home Voice Automation
Josh.ai is designed to offer flexible voice control for nearly any aspect of your day-to-day experience and entertainment environment. Use voice commands to control your thermostat, lights, appliances, speakers, receiver, and more. Josh.ai is installed by custom integrators and accessed through an app on your compatible iOS or Android phone or tablet.
Built-In Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and AirPlay Capability
Equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless streaming connectivity, the NR1609 features a dual-antenna RF transceiver system for robust streaming, even in congested environments. With AirPlay, you can enjoy your favorite tracks wirelessly from your favorite iOS device. AirPlay 2 enables multi-music streaming over connected compatible equipment, including your Apple HomePod speakers, and is scheduled to be made available via a future firmware update.
HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Streaming
With built-in HEOS technology, you can share music stored on your home network, Internet radio, or streaming services with your HEOS wireless speakers or other HEOS-capable receivers throughout the house, and control it all with the free HEOS app. Supported services include TuneIn, Internet radio, and a range of streaming services, including Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Prime Music, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, SoundCloud, Tidal, Napster, and Deezer.
Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App
The Marantz 2016 AVR Remote app is designed to give you enhanced command and control over your compatible Marantz receiver. You can control the basic functions of the NR1609 with power, volume, input, and setting adjustment. Within the app, you can switch directly to the HEOS app to access control over your music contents and streaming services, plus HEOS wireless multi-room control.
The NR1609 lets you discover the fidelity of high resolution audio tracks with the ability to decode ALAC, FLAC, and WAV lossless files up to 24-bit/192 kHz, as well as DSD 2.8 and 5.6 MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD) via the front-panel USB port and network sources. You can also listen to other popular file types, such as MP3.
Audyssey MultEQ for a Simplified Setup
Via the supplied measuring microphone, Audyssey MultEQ measures all the speakers in your home theater during setup, including the subwoofer, and then generates multiple DSP room acoustic correction filters, helping to provide a smooth, natural tonal balance. Audyssey Dynamic EQ features psycho-acoustic processing to deliver full-range clear dialogue and wide-band response, even at reduced volume levels, for enhanced clarity. At the same time, Audyssey Dynamic Volume avoids jumps in volume when what you’re watching switches from content to commercials or announcements, creating an easier listening experience.
Audyssey MultEQ Editor App
The NR1609 supports the Audyssey MultEQ Editor app, which allows you to view and adjust settings for detailed tuning and more precise customization of the sound to further tailor the sound to your room and your own personal preferences. The Audyssey MultEQ Editor app, for Android and iOS, is available for purchase from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
View the speaker detection results to check correct installation
View before-and-after results of the Audyssey calibration, making it easy to identify room problems
Edit the Audyssey target curve for each channel pair to suit your tastes
Adjust the EQ frequency adjustment range for each channel pair
Switch between two high-frequency rolloff target curves
Enable/disable midrange compensation to make the vocal region brighter or smoother
Save and load calibration results
Dual Subwoofer Outputs
The NR1609 supports two subwoofers; used in different locations within the main room, these will even out the low-frequency response for enhanced bass accuracy nearly anywhere in the listening area.
Multi-Source / Multi-Room
The NR1609 allows you to enjoy 5.2-channel surround sound in the main room and stereo audio from another source elsewhere in the house simultaneously. Simply connect a pair of speakers to the multi-room amplified outputs, or connect a separate amp and speakers to the Zone 2 pre-outs.
Smart TV Connectivity
Via the HDMI CEC (consumer electronics control) functionality on some smart TVs, it’s possible to control the NR1609 with the TV’s remote handset. With the receiver’s “HDMI control” set to ON, select “Smart Menu” receiver control functions and the TV’s Smart Menu home screen will provide you direct access to source and surround mode selections, the main setup menu, and Smart Select configuration presets.
Smart Select Functions
There are four Smart Select function buttons on the front panel and the remote control; each one will store your preferred setup – input, volume, and Audyssey configuration – for a particular source. With the push of just one button, you can have the NR1609 configured for anything from Blu-ray or your TV’s set-top box to your favorite Internet radio station.
Designed for Ease of Setup and Use
The graphical on-screen display is designed to be clear and easy to understand as it guides you through the setup process. The Setup Assistant and Quick Start Guide combine to help ease setup, optimizing critical settings for enhanced sound quality, whatever your configuration.
- Intelligent ECO Mode with on/off/auto settings
- Color-coded layout of speaker terminals
- Label sheet for marking speaker wires & HDMI cables
- Included remote designed for ease of use
- Setup Assistant provides setup instructions that are designed to be easy to follow
- Graphical user interface
- Standby HDMI pass-through
- Auto standby
- ISF calibration
- Video upconversion
- Smart Remote Management capability with Temperature Monitor
- Supports web UI for setup
Harman Kardon HKTS11
The HKTS 11 home cinema system combines a 10-inch, 200-watt subwoofer with magnetically shielded, two-way centre channel and satellite speakers. Advanced features include line-level Sub/LFE input, music-sensing on/off and multi-colour LED power indicator.
The speaker package for people who hate it when people talk during movies. The HKTS 11BQ is a powerful 5.1-channel solution with dual midrange drivers in both the satellites and the centre channel for heightened realism, and a 200-watt powered subwoofer for bass that isn’t one bit intimidated by all that heightened realism. And those talkers? We guarantee they’ll find this a tough act to compete against.