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The *Official 2014 Marantz Non-Atmos* NR-1605/SR-5009/SR-6009 Receiver Owners Thread

Marantz US has made details of the 2014 NR-1605 model available. This is an owner's thread and for those who would like to be owners of the Marantz slimline receivers.




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  • Does not decode Dolby ATMOS. If you want this feature, you'll have to step-up to the SR-7009 model of receivers or to the pre/pro range; i.e. AV-7702/8802.
  • The room equalization offered for 2014 slimline Marantz receivers is Audyssey MultiEQ. If you want the higher end Audyssey versions such as XT or XT32 (with sub EQ HT), you'll have to step up to the SR series of receivers or go with the pre/pro range.
The NR-1605 is a 7 channel AVR and has a MSRP USD$699. Product details from Marantz US website is here: http://us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pa...oductId=NR1605

Specification of the NR-1605.
Spoiler!


Owner's manual of the NR-1605 here: http://us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pa...oductId=NR1605

What's new in the 2014 models compared to previous year's model?
Remote has now Smart Select button (4 numbers) that allow custom settings to be engaged.

The NR-1605 has the following additional features compared to the 2013 model (NR-1604):


  • Pass through for 4k 60/50Hz signal - not supported on front HDMI input.
  • One additional HDMI input
  • Built in WiFi
  • Built in bluetooth - limited to A2DP & AVRCP protocol.
  • DC trigger output (Yeah!)
  • Support for DSD files - via network, USB and HDMI. DSD is not possible in Zone 2.
  • Support for AIFF files via network and USB.
  • Support for 4 ohm speakers.
  • ECO Mode.
  • ISF Day/Night setting
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The SR-5009 is a 7 channel AVR and has a MSRP USD$899.

Product details from Marantz US website is here: http://us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pa...oductId=SR5009

Specification of the SR-5009.
Spoiler!


Owner's manual of the SR-5009 is here: http://us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pa...oductId=SR5009

What's new in the 2014 models compared to previous year's model?

Remote has now Smart Select button (4 numbers) that allow custom settings to be engaged.

The SR-5009 has the following additional features compared to the 2013 model (SR-5008):
  • Pass through for 4k 60/50Hz signal - not supported on front HDMI input.
  • One additional HDMI input.
  • One additional HDMI output.
  • Built in WiFi.
  • Built in bluetooth - A2DP & AVRCP protocol.
  • Support for DSD files - via network, USB and HDMI. DSD is not possible in Zone 2.
  • Support for AIFF files via network and USB.
  • Support for 4 ohm speakers via current limiter.
  • ECO Mode.
  • ISF Day/Night setting

Back of panel picture:

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Reserved for SR-6009

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Since Marantz and Denon are owned by the same parent holding company, a lot of the features available in the 2014 Denon models are replicated to Marantz models.

jdsmoothie and batpig have started the 2014 Denon thread. Many questions related to features, settings, set-up of the Martanz slimline receivers can be found in post #3 of the 2014 Denon thread here: http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/1531868-official-2014-denon-s-series-x-series-avr-model-owner-s-thread-faq.html#post24721978

I'll just refer everyone to the good work that jdsmoothie and batpig have already done. Please click on the link and have a read of post #3 as it may answer your questions.

If you're looking to purchase a Marantz slimline receiver (or any Denon/Marantz gear), AVS is an authorized dealer. Call jdsmoothie on 585-645-1006 for competitive quote.

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The first post says this doesn't have MultiEQ XT. However, the Marantz website says it does, under the Audyssey Silver banner, along with Subwoofer EQ.

Which is correct?
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NR series only have MultEQ.

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The first post says this doesn't have MultiEQ XT. However, the Marantz website says it does, under the Audyssey Silver banner, along with Subwoofer EQ.

Which is correct?
As jdmsoothie said, only MultiEQ is provided on the NR-1605. Previous generations of Marantz slimline receivers only used MultiEQ. I have the same setup for Audyssey on the NR-1504. It's the same on the NR-1604.

Page 177 of the owner's manual for the NR-1605 says MultiEQ for the 6 position setup.

Marantz website needs up-dating.

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Any of you guys getting freezing issues with your 1605?
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Any of you guys getting freezing issues with your 1605?
Hi konigsberg,

I've had the occasional freeze of my slimline receiver. Tried to play 2 sources at the same time through HDMI inputs.

A soft reset solved the issue for me.

The soft reset is simple: unplug the power cord and wait for an hour. Then plug in the power cord and turn on the receiver.

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Hi konigsberg,

I've had the occasional freeze of my slimline receiver. Tried to play to sources at the same time through HDMI inputs.

A soft reset solved the issue for me.

The soft reset is simple: unplug the power cord and wait for an hour. Then plug in the power cord and turn on the receiver.
I'm seeing this everywhere. so will firmware fix this or is this a hardware thing? I'm not sure why it's happening. The reviews on Amazon don't specify like you do. But this is for the 1605 exclusively.

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Everywhere? I see 3 of only 6 reviews on Amazon that mention the issue. Hardly indicative of a global problem. What you don't see are the many owners that have no reason to post as there is no problem with their units.

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Everywhere? I see 3 of only 6 reviews on Amazon that mention the issue. Hardly indicative of a global problem. What you don't see are the many owners that have no reason to post as there is no problem with their units.
I have not yet made a conclusive decision on the 1605. While I somewhat share your view of negative posting vs positive, my experience on Amazon is that on many things I've looked at the positives far outweigh the negative reviews. With that in mind I went back to look at Amazon again because it is not a simple 50% negative reviews because 3 of the reviews involve 2 units each, so that out of 9 units 4 were freezing up, 2 were dead(One after 2 days and the replacement unit was DOA; possibly shipped him back the same unit which would then speak badly of customer service). Two thirds of the units had significant issues. Of course this is a small sample of all the 1605s shipped and maybe time will paint a different picture.

Here are some other Marantz units to see if there was a negative bias:

Stars 1605 1403 1504 5008 7008

..5........1.....60....13.......18......10
..4........2.......9..... 9........6........2
..3........1.......3......2........1........0
..2........1.......4......1....... 2....... 0
..1........1.......7......3........1........1

On Best buy there are two 5 star and two 4 star ratings for the 1605, which in the end leaves me wondering on what I will do :-)

Sorry for all the periods, I need to figure out how to do columns!

Hope everyone is enjoying their Labor Day weekend.

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^Matt2026,

If this is your first time purchasing an AVR, I can understand you are worried about some of the negative feedback. Just go with an authorised dealer that's got a generous returns policy and you give some peace of mind. Check the warranty period being offered and ask for an extension if you're willing to pay for it.

The other thing to keep in mind is help support. There are few manufacturers of modern AVRs that have good technical / customer service. Forums such as AVS fill that gap. Jdsmoothie / batpig are the experts when it comes to Denon/Marantz receivers. I doubt you'll be able to tap into that knowledge base at Amazon.

If you can find another slimline receiver that has the same or better features at a lower cost and has been around for a while, I suggest you purchase that instead.

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^Matt2026,

If this is your first time purchasing an AVR, I can understand you are worried about some of the negative feedback. Just go with an authorised dealer that's got a generous returns policy and you give some peace of mind. Check the warranty period being offered and ask for an extension if you're willing to pay for it.

The other thing to keep in mind is help support. There are few manufacturers of modern AVRs that have good technical / customer service. Forums such as AVS fill that gap. Jdsmoothie / batpig are the experts when it comes to Denon/Marantz receivers. I doubt you'll be able to tap into that knowledge base at Amazon.

If you can find another slimline receiver that has the same or better features at a lower cost and has been around for a while, I suggest you purchase that instead.

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the input.

My Yamaha DSP A1000, 1991 vintage, served me well for 20 years. Had DolbyPro, the analog version, and synthesized listening environments. Gads, I just found the receipt, $1993.96! That's in 1991 dollars, but back then I also had a job ;-)

I've read well over a 1000 posts here since July and one of the things that stuck with me was how much the Audyssey MultEQ XT32 improves the sound... Of course the price point climbs significantly to get it. Several AVRs that stuck with me included the Denon AVR4520CI, which a number folks are really fond of and has the X32. Of course the $2500 price tag was more than I wanted to pay, even if they are 2014 dollars. At two o'clock this morning I found it offered for $999.98 at BB. I went over this morning and checked it out in the Magnolia section and they had one unit in stock, BB had none but said 3-5 day for pick-up. So, I used my $55 in points and bought it even though it does not meet the slim-line size I would have preferred. While not lower in cost it is not much of a stretch from the 1605 price and it's a 9.2 unit I figure it may be worth a bit more also because most of the software gremlins have been sorted out and I hope to use it as long as my old Yamaha - not counting on that though as I am in my 70's now

Take care,

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I've read well over a 1000 posts here since July and one of the things that stuck with me was how much the Audyssey MultEQ XT32 improves the sound... Of course the price point climbs significantly to get it. Several AVRs that stuck with me included the Denon AVR4520CI, which a number folks are really fond of and has the X32. Of course the $2500 price tag was more than I wanted to pay, even if they are 2014 dollars. At two o'clock this morning I found it offered for $999.98 at BB. I went over this morning and checked it out in the Magnolia section and they had one unit in stock, BB had none but said 3-5 day for pick-up. So, I used my $55 in points and bought it even though it does not meet the slim-line size I would have preferred. While not lower in cost it is not much of a stretch from the 1605 price and it's a 9.2 unit I figure it may be worth a bit more also because most of the software gremlins have been sorted out and I hope to use it as long as my old Yamaha - not counting on that though as I am in my 70's now

Take care,
Matt2026,

XT32 with sub EQ HT is much better than MultiEQ that's currently available on the NR-1605.

The 4520ci is Denon's flagship that's going at fire sale price due to the up coming replacement Atmos receiver X7200. If you don't care much about Atmos or willing to wait until the dust settles, the 4520 is an excellent unit at a bargain price.

Head on over the 4520 thread started by batpig here: The **OFFICIAL** DENON AVR-4520CI thread and post your questions there. There are quite a few knowledgeable owners in the thread.

Congrats on getting a great deal.

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Matt2026,

XT32 with sub EQ HT is much better than MultiEQ that's currently available on the NR-1605.

The 4520ci is Denon's flagship that's going at fire sale price due to the up coming replacement Atmos receiver X7200. If you don't care much about Atmos or willing to wait until the dust settles, the 4520 is an excellent unit at a bargain price.

Head on over the 4520 thread started by batpig here: The **OFFICIAL** DENON AVR-4520CI thread and post your questions there. There are quite a few knowledgeable owners in the thread.

Congrats on getting a great deal.
Thanks again for your input Steve,

As to Atmos I had made up my mind that it is of no import to me so I was free to consider the 4520. Gotta be a bit realistic at times and I'm not likely to be putting holes in my ceiling anytime soon. My budget for HT stuff is maxed out for now so even the upward firing speakers would have to wait. And you figured correctly that if I were interested I would not be a first adapter and I have enough dust on me already . I have a pretty small room so I suspect a 7.1 or 9.1 setup will be wonderful.

After my last post I did head over to the 4250 thread, thanks for the suggestion in any case. I started with page one but with >9,000 posts I'll likely jump ahead after I'm in a couple of hundred posts and read some newer posts and then maybe come back to the older section. Looks like the last update was before my unit was manufactured so hopefully I have the latest version of the software. Since the note wasn't changed about them dropping the USB software update feature I'll hope I don't need to do that anytime soon as I'm on dial-up ... At least with my Samsung H8000 I can do a USB update if needed.

All the best to ya,

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I have a question on the 1605...

I listened to one at a Magnolia store and to me when comparing to a 7008 it sounded very very good. I could not really hear a difference. However if I compared it to a Yamaha or Pioneer I could hear a clear difference, the 1605 just sounds better. to me it is like the artist is in the room in front of me.
1605 has all the features I need and it would be a huge upgrade to my 12 year old non-HDMI Receiver I have today.

Is there a big difference in sound quality? I never came close to maxing out my 12 year old Receiver (granted it was 80 watts but not top of the line receiver more second rate class in that brand, Yamaha so not Aventage more V series).

My current speakers, floor standing Focals, are rated at 125 Watts but my take it will sound great with 1605 rather than having to step up to 5009.

Am I off here? Really like the slim profile provided sound is the same without going really loud.

Appreciate any feedback!

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I have a question on the 1605...

I listened to one at a Magnolia store and to me when comparing to a 7008 it sounded very very good. I could not really hear a difference. However if I compared it to a Yamaha or Pioneer I could hear a clear difference, the 1605 just sounds better. to me it is like the artist is in the room in front of me.
1605 has all the features I need and it would be a huge upgrade to my 12 year old non-HDMI Receiver I have today.

Is there a big difference in sound quality? I never came close to maxing out my 12 year old Receiver (granted it was 80 watts but not top of the line receiver more second rate class in that brand, Yamaha so not Aventage more V series).

My current speakers, floor standing Focals, are rated at 125 Watts but my take it will sound great with 1605 rather than having to step up to 5009.

Am I off here? Really like the slim profile provided sound is the same without going really loud.

Appreciate any feedback!

Thanks
Hi nph,

Before answering your question, would like to ask for some additional information on your setup.

How big is your room? Dimensions please; front wall to back wall length, side wall to side wall length, floor to ceiling length.

Where do you sit in the room with respect to the front sound stage speakers? This is referred to as the Main Listening Position (MLP).

How many speakers do you have? Make is Focal, how about model number? How close are the floor standers to the walls?

Once the above info is provided, a handy online calculator will determine if the NR-1605 is enough here: http://myhometheater.homestead.com/splcalculator.html

The objective is to aim for peak SPL of 105dB at the MLP.

Edit: Forgot to ask, do you have a sub?

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Since the note wasn't changed about them dropping the USB software update feature I'll hope I don't need to do that anytime soon as I'm on dial-up ... At least with my Samsung H8000 I can do a USB update if needed.

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What note are you referring to? My post #4 in that thread has indicated no USB updates for over a year now.

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Hi nph,

Before answering your question, would like to ask for some additional information on your setup.

How big is your room? Dimensions please; front wall to back wall length, side wall to side wall length, floor to ceiling length.

Where do you sit in the room with respect to the front sound stage speakers? This is referred to as the Main Listening Position (MLP).

How many speakers do you have? Make is Focal, how about model number? How close are the floor standers to the walls?

Once the above info is provided, a handy online calculator will determine if the NR-1605 is enough here: http://myhometheater.homestead.com/splcalculator.html

The objective is to aim for peak SPL of 105dB at the MLP.

Edit: Forgot to ask, do you have a sub?
I have 2 floor standing Cobalt 816 and 2 SRS surround speakers from Focal and finally their center speaker Chorus CC800.
Have an older Acoustic Research Sub.

My room is roughly 15x20x10 feet and the MLP is 5-6 feet from the main speakers.

When I went into the tool it gave me an approximate 115 peak SPL Not sure I put in all the right stuff but roughly.
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I have 2 floor standing Cobalt 816 and 2 SRS surround speakers from Focal and finally their center speaker Chorus CC800.
Have an older Acoustic Research Sub.

My room is roughly 15x20x10 feet and the MLP is 5-6 feet from the main speakers.

When I went into the tool it gave me an approximate 115 peak SPL Not sure I put in all the right stuff but roughly.
Those Focal Cobalt 816s floor standers are very sensitive at 91.5dB/W/m. Since you sit close to them (less than 6'), with just these pair you can easily achieve peak reference levels of 105dB. This is with the 50W maximum output from the NR-1605. Place them closer than 4' from the wall and you're at very loud levels.

Provided you don't want to listen at very loud levels, the NR-1605 will be okay with the Focals.

Edit: what is the model number of the Acoustic Research Sub? Your room volume of 3,000 cu. ft is getting on the large size. Might want to check with the sub supplier is adequately sized for the room.

If you're in the market for the Marantz NR-1605, give jdsmoothie at AVS a call. He'll provide a competitive quote.

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My Sub is the Acoustic Research PR808
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My Sub is the Acoustic Research PR808
The AR-PR808 is an 8"sub with 150W plate amp. The -3dB is at 50Hz at the low end and 150Hz the upper. 10% distortion on the amp is a bit high at its rated output. Initial thinking is that may / will struggle filling the room with bass and be able to reach 20Hz. If the intent is to keep the sub, you may want to carry out a low frequency sweep (15Hz to 300Hz) to confirm the sub response in the room.

I would check with Acoustic Research and confirm a single AR-PR808 is okay for the 3,000 cu. ft. room without the risk of over driving the sub beyond it's excursion limits.

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Thanks, really appreciate your insight here!

Two questions:
1) How did you find the sensitivity for my Cobalt 816?
2) Also how do I carry out "a low frequency sweep"?
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Thanks, really appreciate your insight here!

Two questions:
1) How did you find the sensitivity for my Cobalt 816?
I found details of your Focal Cobalt 816s here: http://www.audiophile.org/archive/lo...db-floorstand/, let me know if this isn't the right Focal Cobalt 816s model that you have.

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You will need a windows laptop, calibrated USB mic, mic boom stand and the following step-by-step guide here: Simplified REW Setup and Use (USB Mic & HDMI Connection) Including Measurement Techniques and How To Interpret Graphs done by AVS member Jerry Austin.

The guide has very useful information in general. Assuming you have the laptop already and can use the existing receiver, the only purchase required is the calibrated USB mic from Cross Spectrum Labs here: http://www.cross-spectrum.com/

The mic boom stand is highly recommended when carrying out measurements to ensure repeatable results. It's also highly recommended when doing the Audyssey calibration with the NR-1605. You can get one from Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000978D58/...=IGUU4MJOW5K65

The adapter fitting on the mic boom stand for the Audyssey mic is here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001GWCC4I/...I224NHN0YP4MZR

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Yes, those are my speakers for sure. Maybe you can enlighten me when I should connect the base input?
I have never connected them.

Hope my 816s will work well with the 1605.

Thanks again for your help.
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Yes, those are my speakers for sure. Maybe you can enlighten me when I should connect the base input?
I have never connected them.

Hope my 816s will work well with the 1605.

Thanks again for your help.
Bass management is taken care in the AVR. You would connect all your speakers and subs to the AVR based on the setup diagram found in the owner's manaul. Generally the sub is connected via the LFE pre-out of the AVR.

The NR-1605 has a number of bass management features include LFE+Main. You may need to experiment with speaker placement, sub placement and MLP to get the smoothest bass.

A sketch showing the existing room layout would be useful. If you want some inspiration on what a good room layout is like, AVS member Jerry Austin is an example: AustinJerry's Set-Up

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I am on my second 1605. First one died at about the six week point. Cable/Sat HDMI port failed. All other inputs were fine. Was just in the return window and got an exchange. Replacement now freezes (first one did not). Have to unplug and then plug back in. It will happen when we switch from recorded Tivo programming to Live TV. So far, that is the only condition that makes it fail. Audio goes out and remote is unresponsive. I really like the receiver but momma's not happy I spent the money and we have to fiddle with it to get it to work. This happens about once a week at the moment. I hope Marantz is working on something.
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I am on my second 1605. First one died at about the six week point. Cable/Sat HDMI port failed. All other inputs were fine. Was just in the return window and got an exchange. Replacement now freezes (first one did not). Have to unplug and then plug back in. It will happen when we switch from recorded Tivo programming to Live TV. So far, that is the only condition that makes it fail. Audio goes out and remote is unresponsive. I really like the receiver but momma's not happy I spent the money and we have to fiddle with it to get it to work. This happens about once a week at the moment. I hope Marantz is working on something.
Are the source device connection via HDMI to the NR-1605? If so, check that the HDMI cables are all high speed - in particular the one from the NR-1605 to the TV. HDMI is an end to end solution and finicky when there are devices in-between source to sink. HDCP handshaking will happen more frequently when there are weakness in the chain and failures are expected. The connectors of a HDMI cable are friction fit and unless seated properly will result in more handshaking issues.

If still no joy after checking the above, carry out a network SAVE so all your settings are in a file on the PC. Verify that the SAVE was successful by checking the file contains non-zeros. Then carry out a LOAD to ensure the settings can be restored.

Afterwords do a microprocessor reset as outlined on page 231 of the owner's manual. After the reset, do LOAD of the settings.

If problem persists, report back.

Edit: If you have CEC enabled on the TV and TiVo, disable it for the time being.

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