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post #91 of 102 Old 07-21-2011, 05:52 PM
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I thought this receiver would be more popular. Anyone have one yet?
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Mine (1402) arrived yesterday but I haven't had time to set it up. Maybe I'll have time this weekend. Without turning it on... the build quality is nice for such an affordable unit. I like the low height, nice for the bedroom. I wish more manufacturers would build smaller chassis's for thier 5.1 systems. I guess it is a cost thing to build a smaller form factor but a 7" high AVR in the bedroom is a little big for me.

Hopefully this weekend I can post with some initial impressions. My evenings have been spent building a TV Riser for the media chest that this thing is going to reside inside.

BTW Vann's did a great job of double boxing and thier shipping is very timely. I've always been happy with Vann's.
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Sorry to bother. Is the crucial difference between the Marantz 1501 and 1402 the latter's HDMI 1.4 (3d) support? I ask because I need a slimline receiver and the two are priced similarly. I do not plan to use 3d. I really only want a dependable, high-quality receiver for my 3.1 Mirage omnisat and Pioneer plasma. No set top box, just an hd antenna.

So, for a basic user, is there an important difference to be noted between the 1402 and 1501? Thanks.
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Do you mean the 1601?
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No, I meant these:

http://www.amazon.com/Marantz-NR1402...ef=pd_sxp_f_pt

http://www.amazon.com/Marantz-NR1501.../ref=pd_cp_e_4

These are both the slimline, correct? I suspect my most pressing issue is the form factor; I only have about 8" clearance in my tv stand. With my basic setup, is there something to prefer about one over the other?
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You want the 1402...Audyssey Mult EQ...worth the price of admission.
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My 1602 arrived last week from Crutchfield. Set up was a breeze, Airplay is awesome. Crutchfield support was great with help on an HDMI handshake question for pass-through while on stand-by. Was upgrading for space issues from an Onkyo 606. Sound quality was surprisingly much better. Being able to control itunes from macbook, ipad and iphone is really cool. Wife loves the size factor. Internet radio is nice as in NY as almost all NYC stations are available over internet and no need for AM/FM antennas. All in all very happy with the purchase.
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Yes. These amps are SORELY under-rated in my opinion. Glad you are so pleased. Worth every penny in my book.
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Hi there guys! I´m looking into getting the 1402 in the next few days. Any updated experiences? How are you getting along with your 1402/1602´s??? Thank a lot!
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I ordered the 1402 because my Pioneer VSX-1019 dosent fit in my in my new tv stand.

I wonder... is the Pioneer still superior to the Marantz 1402 ?
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In my opinion, as far as sound quality, no.
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Hi folks. I purchased the 1402, which looks to be a good solution for my basic 3.1 setup, provided I am able to set it up the audio correctly. I use a Pioneer 5080 Plasma, a black macbook for DVD playback and netflix, and now the Marantz1402. No cable/satellite or blu-ray.

The lack of two optical inputs is giving me trouble. My prior receiver had two, one run to the plasma, the other (through a minijack) to the macbook headphone in. The audio I was receiving was not digital; sound was only coming into the left and right front speakers, not the center channel.

Now on the marantz the only optical in is running to the TV. The second digital input is a coaxial input. I need this to be run to the Macbook. The only way that I could find to get this to work would be to purchase a coaxial in/optical out converter. So I purchased this on monoprice:

Adapter: http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

I get sound for the TV, which is simple enough. For the macbook, I have not been able to get sound. I have a coaxial cable running from the receiver to the adapter, followed by the optical/minijack cable to the macbook headphone in. I have two questions:

1. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong with this setup? I at first wondered if I was supposed to use the digital audio out jack on the macbook, but I don't get any sound from that either. Have I messed up the coaxial to optical switch? Any other ideas on what I should do?

2. Is it even possible to get digital audio from a setup like this? I assumed that if I could plug into the macbook's digital audio out jack, I would get audio that runs through both the fronts and the center. I don't know if this is the case. Is it possible to use a macbook jack to get digital audio from the receiver? If so, am I on the right track?

I suspect this is a simple problem, so thank you all for reading. Let me know what I've missed, or if I need to approach the problem differently.
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