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steveting99 05-21-2017 10:00 PM

*Official* Marantz 2017 NR1508/1608, SR5012/6012/7012 owner's thread
 
This page is under construction...

Welcome to the Marantz 2017 receivers thread!

Well it's that time of the year again when Marantz starts to unveil their line up for 2017.

Starting in May and continuing into the fall, new receivers for their slim line series as well as the full height receivers will be announced and become available to purchase.

This is a master thread for the new 2017 Marantz receivers models. Similar to the 2015/2016 Marantz thread owner's (or potential owners) can post their questions in a single master thread.

imagic has made a news post about the 2017 slimline model here: https://www.avsforum.com/marantz-nr16...rs-introduced/

So what are we expecting for 2017?
  • New 5 and 7-channel slim line receiver with model number NR1508 and NR1608. The NR1608 can do Dobly Atmos 5.1.2 speaker configuration. The 5-channel slimline receiver (NR1508) does not do object audio.
  • Three new full height receivers with model numbers SR5012, SR6012 and SR7012.
  • A new 2017 pre/pro called AV7704.

As more details of each model are released, the 1st page of this thread will be up-dated accordingly.

General notes for posting in this thread.

If this is your first visit to this thread, and you want to ask a question about one of the 2017 Marantz models, either one that you own or one that you are thinking of buying, please provide the following information to allow for better responses to your questions:

(a) Identify the model number in question (eg. SR5012), as there are 6 different models (NR, SR and AV series) that maybe discussed in this thread. Also if you have not posted in several days since your initial post, please post the model # again so we don't have to back track to learn which model you are referencing.

(b) Identify what you've done so far to troubleshoot the issue and what the front panel is displaying if an audio issue, (also take a few minutes to review the Troubleshooting section provided in post number 3 of the 2017 Denon thread as the Marantz models are similar in nature and your question may already be answered there),

(c) Unless you indicate what settings have been changed, the assumption will be that all settings are on the factory defaults (ie. usually "Auto"),

(d) If the advice given seems to simplistic or obvious, don't shoot the advice giver as we have no idea of the level of your technical understanding,

(e) If there is no response to your post, it either means no one knows the answer or it has simply been overlooked so please repost if you still haven't resolved your issue,

(f) If you post a question in this thread and are given advice and either it or some other advice (eg. Marantz phone support, Marantz "Ask a Question" email support) resolves your issue, have the common courtesy to post back what solution resolved your issue so others can learn from it as well,

(g) If the issue is not user error or not just a misunderstanding on how the AVR works, please call Marantz support so the issue is registered,

(h) When responding to another post that is providing assistance to you, please press the "Quote" button in the lower right corner of that other poster's response so that response is also listed with your new post to provide some context, and,

(i) If you don't live in either the USA or Canada, please either indicate your country location in your profile or your post as some Marantz models from other regions in the world differ in configuration from their USA/Canada counterparts otherwise responses made will be regarding the USA/Canada models.

steveting99 05-21-2017 10:00 PM

Post 2 reserved for Marantz NR1508 slim line receiver. MSPR $549

Back panel picture of unit.
http://i.imgur.com/isBAADX.jpg

Specifications
Spoiler!


Owner's manual of the NR1506 from US website is here: http://us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pa...oductId=NR1508

DAC used is TI Burr Brown 1690 as advised by jdsmoothie in 2015 Marantz thread post number 258 & 264.

What's new in the 2017 model compared to previous model (NR1506)?
  • $50 price increase
  • DSD at 5.6Mhz
  • HDMI 2.0a (HDR)
  • 5GHz frequency support under WiFi (now dual band)
  • Extended bluetooth range via version 3.0 + EDR
  • New iOS/Android 2016 Marantz Remote app (available now for Android and iOS)
  • New Auddysey remote app (a paid up-grade that will allow the user to check correction results, set target sound options, adjust frequency roll-off, set mid-range compensation controls and save, load, view and print results.)
  • HEOS wireless multi-room sound system
  • RC Source Select (allows changing of an HDMI standby pass through source while the AVR is in Standby mode - 2015 and older models require powering on the AVR to change the pass through source)
  • Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) support via future firmware


Discrete Network chip reset (no settings lost).
1 - With the AVR powered ON, select "Online Music" as the input source.
2 - Simultaneously press/hold the NR1508 "DIMMER" + "SOUND MODE" buttons on the front panel
3 - Hold the buttons for a few seconds until the display reads "Network Restart" and then release the buttons.

Try the above first when experiencing network issues before doing the full reset below (which would result in the lose of all user settings as well as the Audyssey EQ).

Resetting the NR1508. Note that for microprocessor and network reset, all user and Audyssey setup settings will be wiped out. The SAVE/LOAD configuration steps should be performed beforehand to save user and Audyssey settings.

(1) Soft reset. Un-plug the power chord for approximately 10 minutes.

(2) Microprocessor reset. Also known as the factory reset.
  • Turn OFF the unit
  • Turn ON the unit and simultaneously press the M-DAX and TUNER PRESET CH+ buttons.
  • Wait until the display shows "Initialized", then release the two buttons.

(3) Network Reset (includes microprocessor reset, ie. all settings restored to factory default).
  • Turn OFF the unit
  • Turn ON the unit and simultaneously press the TUNER PRESET CH+ and INTERNET RADIO buttons.
  • Wait until the display starts flashing in 1 second intervals, then release the two buttons.

steveting99 05-21-2017 10:01 PM

Post 3 reserved for Marantz NR1608 slim line receiver. MSRP $749

Back panel picture of unit.
http://i.imgur.com/FfvG722.jpg

Specifications
Spoiler!


Owner's manual of the NR1607 from US website is here: http://us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pa...oductId=NR1608

DAC used is most probably the TI Burr Brown 1690. The same as the NR1508.

What's new in the 2016 model compared to previous model (NR1607)?
  • $50 price increase
  • HEOS wireless multi-room sound system
  • Extended bluetooth range via version 3.0 + EDR
  • Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) support via future firmware

Discrete Network chip reset (no settings lost).
1 - With the AVR powered ON, select "Online Music" as the input source.
2 - Simultaneously press/hold the NR1608 "DIMMER" + "SOUND MODE" buttons on the front panel
3 - Hold the buttons for a few seconds until the display reads "Network Restart" and then release the buttons.

Try the above first when experiencing network issues before doing the full reset below (which would result in the lose of all user settings as well as the Audyssey EQ).

Resetting the NR1608. Note that for microprocessor and full network reset, all user and Audyssey setup settings will be wiped out. The SAVE/LOAD configuration steps should be performed beforehand to save user and Audyssey settings.
(1) Soft reset. Un-plug the power chord for approximately 10 minutes.

(2) Microprocessor reset. Also known as the factory reset.
  • Turn OFF the unit
  • Turn ON the unit and simultaneously press the M-DAX and ZONE 2 SOURCE buttons.
  • Wait until the display shows "Initialized", then release the two buttons.

(3) Network Reset (includes microprocessor reset, ie. all settings restored to factory default).
  • Turn OFF the unit
  • Turn ON the unit and simultaneously press the ZONE 2 SOURCE and INTERNET RADIO buttons.
  • Wait until the display starts flashing in 1 second intervals, then release the two buttons.

steveting99 05-21-2017 10:01 PM

Post 4 reserved for Marantz SR5012 full height receiver.

steveting99 05-21-2017 10:01 PM

Post 5 reserved for Marantz SR6012 full height receiver.

steveting99 05-21-2017 10:01 PM

Post 6 reserved for Marantz SR7012 full height receiver.

steveting99 05-21-2017 10:02 PM

Post 7 reserved for known issues with 2017 Marantz units.

steveting99 05-21-2017 10:04 PM

Since Marantz and Denon are owned by the same parent holding company, a lot of the features available in the 2017 Denon models are replicated to Marantz models.

jdsmoothie and batpig has started the 2017 Denon thread. Many questions related to features, settings, set-up of the Martanz receivers and pre/pro can be found in the 1st page of the 2017 Denon thread here: https://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-rec...sts-1-8-a.html

I'll just refer everyone to the good work that jdsmoothie and batpig have already done.

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

Firmware up-dates:

For first time user of Audyssey, AVS member Keith Barnes has written an FAQ and a step by step guide here: https://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-rec...26.html#101top

An in depth technical addendum to explain the differences between Audyssey XT32 and the lower versions is given here: https://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-rec...ml#addendumtop

The SAVE/LOAD feature for the Marantz receivers is the same as that on the Denon models. jdsmoothie has given the step by step guide to carrying out a configuration SAVE onto the PC and verification of non-zero file using a hex editor in post number 4 of the 2015 Denon thread using IE. Chrome/Firefox browser SAVE/LOAD is given in post number 2,775 in the 2013 Denon thread.

steveting99 05-21-2017 10:05 PM

Post 9 reserved for useful posts in this thread.

steveting99 05-21-2017 10:06 PM

Post 10 reserved for external thread post links.

The Audyssey app thread started by imagic is here: MultEQ Editor: New App for Denon & Marantz AV Receivers & Pre/Pros

steveting99 05-21-2017 10:07 PM

Post 11 reserved for wish list items on the 2017 Marantz models.

jdsmoothie 05-22-2017 02:50 AM

Firmware Update Information for the 2017 Marantz NR/SR models


(1) Firmware updates for all 2017 models should be available via Marantz's website and can be downloaded and installed via USB thumb drive. You will need to enter the serial number of the AVR at the website page to obtain the update.

(2) Firmware updates can also be installed by the owner via an internet connection to the Marantz servers. Although it's not necessary to update your unit if you are not experiencing any problems, it's generally a good idea to keep it updated so that if there are any problems with the update the unit will still be covered under warranty. The update process generally doesn't take more than 30 minutes once the download begins and also generally does not erase any settings, although it's always a good idea to SAVE the settings using the new SAVE & LOAD via USB feature prior to doing the update just in case. Note that if the update process is stuck on "Authenticating", ensure a source other than NET/USB is selected and just let it continue for up to a few hours and it should eventually begin the update process (although note that Marantz's servers have been known to crash the first day of release due to the overload, so you may want to wait a few days before trying again). Some have noted that rather than selecting the "Check for Update", instead simply selecting the "Start Update" will avoid the "Authenticating" issue. One prior model year owner found that disconnecting ALL sources to the AVR enabled the unit to connect to the Marantz servers and update the firmware when the update process had previously been unsuccessful.

Other tips if having problems with the update include setting "Network Standby/IP Control/Network" to OFF, cycling the DHCP setting on the AVR, or using a static IP address.

During the update, the AVR will go into Standby mode, but will continue to update status on the front panel display. If the update seems to be hung up (ie. goes beyond 1 hour) ... power the AVR to Standby, unplug it for a few minutes and power back on and attempt the update again. If the update fails to load, check the network environment (ie. reset the router, replace the router with a more current/robust model, or ideally wire directly to the router if connecting wirelessly) If still not having any luck with the update, perform a Network Reset. You may also want to consider purchasing a long (100'+) Cat5/6 cable for network updates only for a higher probability of a successful install. Also note, that once the update has completed, there is no way of returning to an earlier version of firmware.

Networking model owners will be notified automatically when there is a firmware update when the AVR is turned ON as long as the Notification Update setting is set to ON (factory default). For more information refer to Setup - General - Firmware - Notifications -Update in your respective Owner's manual. To manually check for an update, refer to Setup - General - Firmware - Update - Check for Update.

(3) What is my unit's current firmware version? The current firmware version can be determined from the AVR's menu: Setup --> General --> Information --> Firmware Version.

(4) There are two firmware notification settings, both of which default to "ON" from the factory..... "Update" (fixes) and "Upgrade" (new feature). When either an "update" or "upgrade" is available the networking models will display a message alerting you to this "update" or "upgrade" every time you turn on the AVR. If you prefer not to install the update/upgrade, then simply change the appropriate setting at General --> Firmware --> Notifications ---> Update/Upgrade to OFF (factory default is ON) and it will go away.


This area will be used to track the change log of the firmware updates for 2017 NR/SR series models


SR7012
1. 11-20-2017
- AirPlay audio no longer functions properly with AVR
- TV Sound Grouping with HEOS Speaker not working with Bit stream or multi-channel PCM
- With USB stick inserted, AVR will not go into Power saving mode.
- HEOS can play custom internet radio stream locations (URL) previously added to your Tunein account.

2. 2-14-2018
- No sound from HEOS capable FY17 AVR after ungrouping.
- No matter which DSD (.dsf or .dff) file played back, the sampling frequency is always showing as 88.2 kHz on AVR's OSD.
- To improve usability, change the volume value of HEOS App from "step" to "dB"
- Single HEOS Amp (not grouped), connected to TV by optical connection. After one minute, sound starts to be like "Donald Duck". Stop, play helps. After 1 minute, sound starts to be like Donald Duck again.
- Customer starts playback of any SiriusXM station using the HEOS App the music with play for a few seconds on the HEOS device then stop and result with error popup "SiriusXM unsupported format" on the HEOS App.
- Wi-Fi communication issue
- When browsing a DLNA/UPnP server the app translates, which it should not do. An example, the band "Accept" is translated to "Godkänn" in Swedish. (HEOS iOS App only)
- HEOS App stops responding after Apple iPad device screen locks and unlocked.
- HEOS app controls AVR but gives a time-out error after a few minutes.
- Customer has 2 x Samsung A5 Android phone. When he has the app open on both devices, the HEOS Bar will keep changing it’s volume (up/down). Volume starts going up/down by itself after they have made a volume change in the HEOS app on one of the devices. This happens about 5-10 seconds after the change is made.
- Customer is stating the operation of the HEOS App is sluggish and "does not update the now playing screen when changing songs or operating HEOS devices" when using the Google Pixal 2 XL device running Android 8.1 OS.
- When trying to login to Deezer account in HEOS App via Google account, an error message occurs: 403: disallowed user agent.
- After a while playback using either HEOS app or Spotify app and Spotify Connect, the app used seems to lose connection with the HEOS speaker.
- The target iOS version of the HEOS iOS application is iOS 8 or later. iPhone 4 cannot update to "1.442.190". The models after "iPhone 4S" and "iPad 2" can be updated to "1.442.190".

3. 5-31-2018
- If the product is connected to ALLM compatible TV, the transmission rate of 4K 50p / 60p format video does not become 6 Gbps.
6 Gbps of 4K signal is below.
4k 50p / 60p YCbCr 4: 2: 0 30/36 bit
4K 50p / 60p RGB 4: 4: 4 24bit
4K 50p / 60p YCbCr 4: 2: 2 36 bits
- Sometimes No grouping possible between some speakers.
- Specific Flac files from customer do not play; neither via USB or network (twonky server 8.2.1)
- After update, grouping of two HEOS products was no longer possible when Stereo grouped.
- When selecting the HEOS 1 under setup/help/system check/network status, and selecting the router it is connected to, a different value is shown.
- Two values for BSSID´s which are definitely wrong.
- Improved stability of audio playback and wireless connection when connecting HEOS speaker, HEOS AMP as wireless surround to HEOS Bar or HEOS AVR.
- Reduced time to detect HEOS equipment on the network and improved reliability.

4. 8-8-2018
- HLG

5. 10-31-2018
- eARC (note that in order to pass "enhanced" HD audio from an eARC able TV (not expected until late 2018/early 2019), one of the following HDMI cables must be used to connect the AVR to the TV: Standard w/Ethernet, High Speed w/Ethernet (including "Premium" High Speed w/Ethernet), or Ultra High Speed w/Ethernet

6. 2-6-2019
- While AVR displays Title/Artist/Album by status display, AVR will display "Spotify" after "Volume change, Mute, INFO, Sound Mode change, SLEEP, ZONE2 ON/OFF" operations.
- Audio is cutting out when using ARC via Low Quality Cable (Long Cable) after installing U18 firmware.
- Update the firmware version to 1.493.180 Music files in USB stick memory formatted with NTFS cannot be played on HEOS products.

7. 4-17-2019
- Improves overall performance and stability

8. 4-23-2019
- Resolves control system issue caused by 4-17-19 update

9. 8-21-2019
- Improves overall performance and stability
- Spotify using a FREE Spotify account via the HEOS app

SR6012
1. 11-20-2017
- See SR7012 for this date
2. 2-14-2018
- See SR7012 for this date
3. 5-31-2018
- See SR7012 for this date
4. 8-8-2018
- See SR7012 for this date
5. 10-31-2018
- See SR7012 for this date
6. 2-6-2019
- See SR7012 for this date
7. 4-17-2019
- See SR7012 for this date
8. 4-23-2019
- See SR7012 for this date
9. 8-21-2019
- See SR7012 for this date

SR5012
1. 11-20-2017
- See SR7012 for this date
2. 2-14-2018
- See SR7012 for this date
3. 5-31-2018
- See SR7012 for this date
4. 8-8-2018
- See SR7012 for this date
5. 2-6-2019
- See SR7012 for this date
6. 4-17-2019
- See SR7012 for this date
7. 4-23-2019
- See SR7012 for this date
8. 8-21-2019
- See SR7012 for this date

NR1608
1. 11-20-2017
- See SR7012 for this date
2. 2-14-2018
- See SR7012 for this date
3. 5-31-2018
- See SR7012 for this date
4. 8-8-2018
- See SR7012 for this date
5. 2-6-2019
- See SR7012 for this date
6. 4-17-2019
- See SR7012 for this date
7. 4-23-2019
- See SR7012 for this date
8. 8-21-2019
- See SR7012 for this date

NR1508
1. 11-20-2017
- See SR7012 for this date
2. 2-14-2018
- See SR7012 for this date
3. 5-31-2018
- See SR7012 for this date
4. 8-8-2018
- See SR7012 for this date
5. 2-6-2019
- See SR7012 for this date
6. 4-17-2019
- See SR7012 for this date
7. 4-23-2019
- See SR7012 for this date
8. 8-21-2019
- See SR7012 for this date




** NOTE: The change log information above is provided as is, without any further explanation and only when I am able to obtain it. If the information listed above doesn't make sense, please don't ask for clarification, as I have none.

Factory Restore (restore to original factory firmware version)

1 - Turn off the power using ON/STANDBY.
2 - Simultaneously press/hold the: NR1508/NR1608 - "STATUS" and "PURE DIRECT"; SR5012/SR6012 - "M-DAX" and "TUNER PRESET CH +"; SR7012 - "M-DAX" and "DYNAMIC EQ" buttons on the front panel and then press the ON/STANDBY button on the front panel. This procedure will take 15-20 minutes to restore to the original factory firmware.

Mashie Saldana 05-22-2017 08:02 AM

Let's see if the front wides will see a comback this year or if we will remain stuck with 7.1.4 once again.

Transfix 06-02-2017 03:47 AM

Hey JD, what would your advise be on buying the 7011 now or waiting for the 7012? How much change will come in the 7012 as far as features and will the price jump.
Doing a full HT upgrade this year so trying to plan it out.

kaledii 06-02-2017 09:13 AM

New Marantz and Denon receivers have just been announced in Europe. Beyond the addition of AURO 3D out of the box and a DAC update there doesn't appear to me to be much change.
There is a hint of a higher model coming later in the year

jdsmoothie 06-02-2017 09:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Transfix (Post 53378858)
Hey JD, what would your advise be on buying the 7011 now or waiting for the 7012? How much change will come in the 7012 as far as features and will the price jump.
Doing a full HT upgrade this year so trying to plan it out.

Unknown as the SR7012 spec info won't likely be released from Marantz USA until August.

kaledii 06-03-2017 03:11 AM

https://www.avforums.com/news/marant...built-in.13648

Long way out for some of the top models - but details are out.

Transfix 06-03-2017 04:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kaledii (Post 53398658)
https://www.avforums.com/news/marant...built-in.13648

Long way out for some of the top models - but details are out.

Are all those features not currently on the 11 series? HEOS, Atmos,etc? Other than HLG and included Auro the upgrades seem minor.

Mashie Saldana 06-03-2017 04:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kaledii (Post 53398658)
https://www.avforums.com/news/marant...built-in.13648

Long way out for some of the top models - but details are out.

Thank you for the link. A shame that M&D will remain at 7.1.4 for yet another product cycle.

Let's keep the fingers crossed for 2018.

JL-F1 06-13-2017 03:59 PM

What's the general difference between the same level Denon vs Marantz, looking at x4400 / 6012 level?

jdsmoothie 06-13-2017 06:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JL-F1 (Post 53621897)
What's the general difference between the same level Denon vs Marantz, looking at x4400 / 6012 level?

First off, the X4400H is the sister model to the SR7012 while the X3400H is the sister model to the SR6012. The Marantz models feature better quality pre-amps (which provide for better 2CH music listening) and also feature multi analog inputs (eg. SACD player). Beyond that, the features will be fairly similar between the sister models.

mikey94025 06-15-2017 10:55 AM

Any way to get rid of the on-screen mute image?
 
I just received my NR1608 and really like the smaller size (for my smallish room setup). Setup was super easy as was the Audyssey audio correction.

The only annoyance I've noticed so far is there's no way to disable the persistent "volume muted" on-screen image when muted. The mute image even appears if I switch off the volume on-screen display (which I don't want to do because I like GUI volume feedback and it disappears after a short time). I wish I could have the mute icon also disappear after a timeout or an option to not have it at all, because I have headphones simultaneously connected to the source and sometime use them when I do want to bother anyone else in the house or if they're watching a different show on a TV nearby.

The other options I can think of are to completely disable the on-screen GUI overlay (losing a bit of other desirable features) or to reduce the volume substantially (which I can't easily do & undo via my smart remote). Any other suggestions? I searched the other NR1607 thread but didn't see any discussions on the persistent mute on-screen image.

jdsmoothie 06-15-2017 11:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikey94025 (Post 53663265)
I just received my NR1608 and really like the smaller size (for my smallish room setup). Setup was super easy as was the Audyssey audio correction.

The only annoyance I've noticed so far is there's no way to disable the persistent "volume muted" on-screen image when muted. The mute image even appears if I switch off the volume on-screen display (which I don't want to do because I like GUI volume feedback and it disappears after a short time). I wish I could have the mute icon also disappear after a timeout or an option to not have it at all, because I have headphones simultaneously connected to the source and sometime use them when I do want to bother anyone else in the house or if they're watching a different show on a TV nearby.

The other options I can think of are to completely disable the on-screen GUI overlay (losing a bit of other desirable features) or to reduce the volume substantially (which I can't easily do & undo via my smart remote). Any other suggestions? I searched the other NR1607 thread but didn't see any discussions on the persistent mute on-screen image.

Correct. Unfortunately. :(

riv359 06-17-2017 09:19 AM

I found this video that showes the SR8012 11ch amplification receiver around minute 6:30 from TechNite 58.
https://youtu.be/8ObLt_phOYY

Transfix 06-17-2017 02:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by riv359 (Post 53706417)
I found this video that showes the SR8012 11ch amplification receiver around minute 6:30 from TechNite 58.
https://youtu.be/8ObLt_phOYY

Nice catch. Curious to see what the big changes will be in this years models.

evilnim 06-17-2017 02:32 PM

I've had a look at the forum for differences between the NR1608 and last years NR1607. I can pretty much only find HEOS as the main selling point difference. The US tech specs page for 1608 suggests analogue upscaling from 480i/570i to 4k/60/50 compared to the 1607 tech specs suggesting upscaling to 4k/30/25/25.

Neither are a huge deal breaker for me really. As the owner of an NR1601 which has served me well and is still absolutely fine, and am only upgrading for HDMI 2.0 capability for PS4 Pro and 4kHDR set compatibility, I'm thinking the 1607 is fine enough.

jdsmoothie 06-18-2017 01:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by evilnim (Post 53711649)
I've had a look at the forum for differences between the NR1608 and last years NR1607. I can pretty much only find HEOS as the main selling point difference. The US tech specs page for 1608 suggests analogue upscaling from 480i/570i to 4k/60/50 compared to the 1607 tech specs suggesting upscaling to 4k/30/25/25.

Neither are a huge deal breaker for me really. As the owner of an NR1601 which has served me well and is still absolutely fine, and am only upgrading for HDMI 2.0 capability for PS4 Pro and 4kHDR set compatibility, I'm thinking the 1607 is fine enough.

No change in video capability between both models ... both only upscale to 4k/30 as noted on p. 241 in the NR1608 Owner's manual. However, the NR1608 will be receiving the new DTS Virtual:X feature via a future firmware update.

evilnim 06-18-2017 01:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdsmoothie (Post 53718217)
No change in video capability between both models ... both only upscale to 4k/30 as noted on p. 241 in the NR1608 Owner's manual. However, the NR1608 will be receiving the new DTS Virtual:X feature via a future firmware update.

Many thanks JDsmoothie. Noted

evilnim 06-18-2017 02:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdsmoothie (Post 53718217)
No change in video capability between both models ... both only upscale to 4k/30 as noted on p. 241 in the NR1608 Owner's manual. However, the NR1608 will be receiving the new DTS Virtual:X feature via a future firmware update.

Virtual X sounds interesting. I currently have a lowly 5.1 system, with no room for expansion (limited by the old ball and chain, and small progeny running around). I note the 1607 has DTS:X support - does anyone have any experience with virtual X on a 5.1? Is it amazing enough over DTS:X to warrant the extra £150 I'd have to spend in the knowledge that I can't expand my speaker set up?

Thanks for all your help team.

jdsmoothie 06-18-2017 02:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by evilnim (Post 53718297)
Many thanks JDsmoothie. Noted

Also the NR1508 and NR1608 now use the same 32bit AK4458VN DAC as is only found on the 2016 SR7011.


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