Originally Posted by da Choge
Thanks, JDSmoothie, for listing and clarifying the additional features the 1604 has over the 1603 -- more than I thought. Forgot about the 4K; guess the 4K upscale/pass-though alone is enough to justify a new model - at least that seems to be the thinking with most major-brand AVR manufacturers.
- da Choge
Hi there, new to the forum, this is my first post.
I'm doing a research for my first "real" receiver and the Marantz NR1604 is a serious candidate. What really got my attention:
- power consumption is just 220w, all others I researched, like Denon X2000, Yamaha RX-V675, HArman Kardon AVR1710 are 500w or more.
- Zone 2 audio
- 12V trigger, so I can connect an automatic speaker switch with a Sonos Connect AMP unit and use the same pair of speakers of the receiver.
- And the other usual stuff the others have like Airplay, iPod connection, 4K
Regarding the additional features, correct if I'm wrong but I think the 1603 amp is 50w 2ch driven and the new 1604 is 50w all channels driven. At least that's what I understood looking in the spec sheet:
In "Marantz Audio Advantages"
, second item in the list is "All-discrete, equal power, high current power amplifiers"
, and on the second page it lists 50W for each channel separately:
50 W (8 Ω/ohms, 20 Hz – 20 kHz with 0.08 % T.H.D.)
70 W (6 Ω/ohms, 1 kHz with 0.7 % T.H.D.)