5-Channel Discrete Amplifier: The Marantz NR1402 is equipped with a
power amplifier that reproduces high-fidelity sound in surround mode with equal
quality and power for all channels, true to the original sound. The power
amplifier circuit adopts a discrete-circuit configuration that achieves
high-quality surround sound reproduction. The 5 channel amplifier is rated at 50 watts
with 2 channels driven (20-20kHz, 8-ohms, 0.08% THD).
Isolated Audio Circuit Board: The carefully-optimized audio signal
path rests on a separate circuit board for maximum performance as well as
isolation from interferences generated by high speed video processing.
Digital Signal Processing (DSP): The Marantz NR1402
incorporates advanced 32-bit digital signal processing circuitry, along with
a 192 kHz/24 bit D/A converter on each of the unit's five channels for
exceptional sound quality. The 192kHz sampling and 24-bit word length
capabilities of the DACs allows you to play
high-resolution recordings and hear the increased clarity, detail and dynamic
range of those recordings.
Surround Modes: The NR1402 is equipped with various surround
modes to reproduce a variety of surround sound effects, according to the content
of the source to be played. The receiver features Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby
Digital, and DTS decoders.
||Stereo listening with tonal
||Analog, HDMI, Coaxial,
||Stereo sound from all connected
||Delivers simulated surround sound
from two stereo speakers.
Dolby Pro Logic II
Pro Logic II
||Matrix decoding technology
developed by Dolby Laboratories (select Movie, Music, or Game mode).
||Analog, HDMI, Coaxial,
Pro Logic IIx
||Further improved version of Dolby
Pr Logic II with two additional rear-channels (select Movie, Music,
or Game mode).
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
||The addition of
front-height speakers provide enhanced spaciousness, depth, and
dimensions to stereo, 5.1, or 7.1-channel content.
||Dolby Digital is a multi-channel
digital signal format developed by Dolby Laboratories.
||HDMI, Coaxial, &
||Dolby Digital Surround EX is a
multi-channel digital signal format developed by Dolby Laboratories
& Lucas Film.
||Dolby Digital Plus is an improved
Dolby Digital signal format with discrete digital sound and improved
||Dolby TrueHD is a high-definition
audio format using lossless coding technology to faithfully
reproduce the sound of the studio master.
||Digital Theater System with
accurate sound field position and realistic sound effects.
||HDMI, Coaxial, &
||Discrete or Matrixed digital audio
format adding a surround back channel to DTS.
||DTS 96/24 is a digital audio
format enabling high sound quality playback with a sampling
frequency of 96 kHz and 24 bit quantization of DVD-video
||DTS audio format supporting
low-bit rates (max. 5.1 channels, 24-256 kbps)
||DTS-HD provides high sound quality
and enhanced functionality than conventional DTS; supports
multi-channel, high data transfer speed, high sampling frequency,
and lossless audio playback (choose from High Resolution Audio or
||Matrix decoding technology for
achieving 6.1-channel surround playback from 2-channel sources
(select either Cinema or Music).
||Analog, HDMI, Coaxial, & Optical
||Used with PCM multichannel sources
up to 7.1 channels.
||High-quality sound playback
without passing through the sound quality adjustment circuits.
||Analog, HDMI, Coaxial,
||Playback audio tracks at the
closest to the original sound quality.
Note: Even though the AV receiver
will decode 7.1channel surround sound (via HDMI), it will only output 5.1ch
surround, because it lacks Surround Back channel speaker outputs (unless you
connect an addition Surround Back amplifier to the receiver's SB/FH
Pre-Outs). Pro Logic IIz requires additional Front-Height speakers connected
to a separate amplifier using the receiver's Surround Back/Front-Height
Surround Parameters: You can adjust the following surround
- Dolby Pro Logic II Music Settings: While listening in
the Dolby Pro Logic II Music format, there are three further enhancements
you can adjust:
- Panorama: Broadens the front stereo image to the
surround speakers to provide a wraparound effect, especially effective
when there is limited output from the surround channels, panorama can be
turned on/off in the menu.
- Dimension: Allows you to move the sound field
forward or backward.
- Center Width: Allows you to adjust the width of the
- Center Image: In the Neo:6 Music mode, the Center Image
feature adjusts the output of the left and right channels relative to the
center channel, allowing you to make the center channel more or less
dominant as needed. This improves the image of the center channel,
especially when the listener is off-center. Adjustment varies from 7
(nothing subtracted from the L/R channels) to 0 (L/R channel output is cut
Audyssey MultEQ: Audyssey MultEQ technology helps create an
optimal acoustic profile for your home theater. Using the included setup
microphone, Audyssey MultEQ measures sound levels and adjusts speaker
configuration accordingly, making setup fast and easy. This room acoustic
measuring and correction system analyzes (via the included microphone) the audio
characteristics of your speaker system and your listening environment at up to 6
measurement points and automatically tailors the sound for top audio fidelity.
You can set the Audyssey MultEQ to one of the following modes.
- Audyssey: Optimizes the crossover point, output level,
delay time, and equalization of all speakers based on speaker frequency
response, speaker location, and room acoustics.
- Audyssey Bypass L/R: Optimizes all speakers except
front left and right.
- Audyssey Flat: Optimizes frequency response of all
speakers to flat.
- Manual: Adjusts the tonal quality for each speaker
individually using the manual equalizer settings; adjust from -20 to +6 dB
at 63 Hz, 125 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz, 4 kHz, 8 kHz, and 16 kHz.
- Off: Turns equalizer off.
Note: You can also setup your speaker system manually
using the receiver. You can select speaker configuration and size
(large/small/none), as well as subwoofer (yes/no). Set subwoofer and LFE
signal range playback (LFE/LFE+Main), as well as low-pass crossover
frequency (80/90/100/110/120/150/200/250Hz). Set distance (0-60') from
listening position to speakers. Set the volume (+/-12dB) of the test tone to
be the same when it is output from each speaker. And set the high-pass
crossover frequency (40/60/80/90/100/110/120/150/200/250Hz) for each
Dynamic EQ: Audio engineers mix music and movie soundtracks
at reference levels much louder than typical home listening levels. At lower
volumes the human ear perceives sound differently; voices change, bass
dissipates, and the surround effect becomes less enveloping. Dynamic EQ adjusts
the frequency response curve based on volume to maintain consistent bass output,
octave-to-octave balance, and surround impact, resulting in rich sound at any
volume. You can set the Dynamic EQ to 0, 5, 10, or 15 dB.
Audyssey Dynamic Volume: Audyssey Dynamic Volume solves the
problem of large variations in volume level between television programs,
commercials, and between the soft and loud passages of movies. Dynamic Volume
addresses the issue of commercials that are too loud and movie soundtracks with
vast differences between soft and loud passages; the results are more
intelligible dialogue, loud passages maintain impact, and soft whispers are
heard clearly. When the volume level changes, Dynamic EQ also adjusts the
frequency response to maintain sound quality. You can set the Dynamic Volume to
Day (low), Evening (middle), Midnight (high), or off.
M-DAX: Compressed audio formats such as MP3, WMA
(Windows Media Audio) and MPEG-4 AAC reduce the amount of data by eliminating
signal components that are hard for the human ear to hear. The M-DAX function
generates the signals eliminated upon compression, restoring the sound to
conditions near those of the original sound before compression. It also corrects
the sense of volume of the bass to obtain richer sound with compressed audio
HT-EQ: The tonal balance of
a film soundtrack will be excessively bright and harsh when played back over
audio equipment in the home. This is because film soundtracks were designed to
be played back in large movie theater environments. Activating the receiver's
HT-EQ feature when watching a film made from movie theaters corrects this and
restores the correct tonal balance.
Dynamic Range Compression (DRC): Motion picture soundtracks
have tremendous dynamic range (the contrast between very soft and very loud
sounds). For listening late at night, or whenever the maximum sound level is
lower than usual, Compressing the dynamic range allows you to hear all of the
sounds in the soundtrack with reduced dynamic range. DRC works when playing
program sources recorded in Dolby Digital or DTS.
Bass & Treble: You can adjust the receiver's Bass and Treble
independently to suit your listening taste or room acoustics.
Source Level: This function adjusts the playback level of
the currently selected input source's audio input. Use this feature if there are
differences in the input volume levels between different sources. You can
correct the playback level of the audio input from -12 to +12dB.
Volume Setting: You can set a maximum volume level of 0,
-10, or -20 dB to limit the receiver's total volume output. You can also specify
a turn-on volume, from -80 to +18dB or Last (whatever the volume setting when
the receiver was turned off).
Muting Level Adjustment: You can set the amount of
attenuation for the audio muting circuit; -40dB or -20dB below current volume,
or full mute (sound turned off entirely).
Digital Inputs: There is 1 optical digital input and
1 coaxial digital input on the receiver's rear-panel. The inputs accept digital
audio signals from a compact disc, DVD, or other digital source component. You
can designate the input for each digital input according to your component.
Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding-post speaker
terminals for all speaker channels (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R). The
binding posts can accept bare wire, pin-connectors, and single banana plugs. The
terminals are spaced too far apart for dual banana plugs. The collar surrounding
the binding post terminals prevent the use of spade connectors.
Note: You can connect 6-8 ohms speakers.
Surround Back/Front Height Pre-Out: The AV receiver is
equipped with a pair of Surround Back/Front-Height Pre-Outs, so you can connect
a secondary amplifier to power a pair Surround Back (DD+, TrueHD, DTS-HD) or
Front-Height (DPL IIz) speakers for 7.1ch surround.
Front-Panel Auxiliary Input: The receiver features a
front-panel minijack (3.5mm) auxiliary input for connecting an external audio
source, such as a portable digital audio player.
Headphone Output: The receiver features a 1/4" stereo headphone jack
on its front panel for connecting a pair of optional headphones. The unit's
speakers will automatically be turned off when a set of headphones are
AM/FM Tuner: The Marantz AV receiver features a built-in
AM/FM tuner with 56 station auto-preset memory tuning. You can also set your
presets manually. You can even label these presets. In addition, you can even
directly tune in a frequency using the receiver's remote control.
HDMI (v1.4a): With four HDMI (v.1.4a) inputs, the NR1402
allows you to route multiple high-definition devices--like game consoles and
Blu-ray players--to your TV. It also allows you to connect all of your devices
to your TV with a single HDMI cable (via its HDMI monitor output), reducing
cable clutter. The HDMI inputs are assignable to different input sources. They
support HDCP copyright protection and are compatible with 3D signals, ARC, Deep
Color, xvYCC technology, Auto LipSync, and HDMI control.
3D Pass-Through: With the advent of 3D media, it is
important to own a receiver that recognizes 3D video signals. The NR1402 is able
to pass through 3D signals from your Blu-ray player, ensuring that the 3D effect
doesn't get lost in translation. It also recognizes signals from 3D television
broadcasts. By connecting a 3D-compliant Blu-ray disc player and 3D-compliant TV
to the NR1402, you will have a 3D home theater where you can enjoy
high-definition sound and video on a level you've never experienced before.
ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be
sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable
already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the
need for extra cables connected to your television.
Deep Color & x.v.Color Support: The NR1402 also supports
Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than
standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture.
Auto LipSync: This feature automatically compensates for the
timing shift between the audio and video of the receiver. If needed, the audio
signal can be manually delayed to match the video signal; adjust from 0-200ms.
Component Video Inputs/Output: This unit has
2 component video inputs
to obtain the color information (Y, Cb, Cr) directly from the recorded DVD
signal or other video component; and 1 component video output to output the
video signal directly into the matrix decoder of your television. By sending the
pure DVD component video signal directly, the DVD signal forgoes the extra
processing that normally would degrade the image. The result is vastly increased
image quality, with incredibly life like colors and crisp detail.
Video Mode: You can select between 3 video processing
- Auto: Processes video automatically based on the HDMI
- Game: Always processes video appropriate for gaming
- Movie: Processes video normally.
Video Select Function: You can switch the video input source
on the receiver while listening to a different audio signal.
Slim Design Chassis: The
Marantz NR1402 A/V Surround Receiver features a slim designed chassis which
measures only 17.3125" wide x 4.0625" tall x 14.5625" deep so it easily fits on a
shelf or inside a cabinet.
Contoured Front Panel: The Marantz NR1402 features a contoured front-panel that combines aluminum
and glass-reinforced resins for maximum shielding, dimensional stability, and
sophisticated styling. The front panel is clean, precise, and inviting. Volume
and input selection knobs flank a rectangular volume/source display.
On-Screen Menu: The AV receiver's
on-screen menu provides quick information about your system's settings. You can easily make settings for your home theater system
while viewing menus on the TV screen. Simple settings are enabled with the
setting menus displayed on the TV screen. When you control the sound volume, the
volume level is displayed on the screen, and when you switch the input source,
the name of the input source is displayed. These menu displays can be output to
your TV via HDMI.
Setup Wizard: The Marantz NR1402 features an on-screen Setup Wizard
that provides easy-to-follow setup instructions.
Screen Saver: The Screen Saver function is activated during
menu display or Tuner screen display - if no operation is performed for an
approximately 5-minute continuous period.
Rename: You can change the
display name (up to 8 characters) of a selected input source.
Source Delete: If an input isn't being used, you can delete
it from the display so you don't have to scroll past it when you change sources.
Sleep Timer: This function allows you to automatically set
the power to standby after a predetermined amount of time has passed; set the
sleep timer up to 120 minutes in 10 minute increments.
Panel Lock: To prevent
accidental operation of this unit, you can disable operation of the buttons on
Personal Memory Plus:
This function sets the settings (input
mode, surround mode, HDMI output mode, MultEQ, Dynamic EQ, audio delay, etc.)
last selected for the individual input sources.
Last Function Memory: This function stores the settings
which were made before going into the standby mode. When the power is turned
back on, the settings are restored.
Multibrand Remote Control: The NR1402 comes with an IR
wireless remote control that can operate the receiver as well as other remote
control capable components. It is pre-programmed with control signals for other
brand products; including DVD players, Blu-ray Disc players, VCRs, TVs, cable
boxes, satellite receivers, and CD players. The remote control features Glow
keys so it can easily be used in the dark.
HDMI Control: When you make an HDMI connection between the
Marantz AV Receiver and a HDMI control-function compatible TV or Blu-ray/DVD
player, you can perform the following operations.
- The AV receiver can be turned off with the TV's remote.
- You can switch audio output devices from the TV remote.
- You can adjust the AV receiver's volume with the TV remote.
- You can switch the AV receiver's input sources through the TV remote.
- When playing a Blu-ray/DVD player, the AV receiver automatically
switches to the input source of the player.
Remote In/Out: These RCA input/output connectors allow you to connect
the NR1402 to a Marantz component equipped with remote control (RC-5) terminals.
Flasher In: This 3.5mm input is used to control the NR1402 from an
external key-pad (sold separately)
Bluetooth Ready: Through its proprietary M-Xport, the NR1402
offers Bluetooth capability. Simply add the optional RX101 Bluetooth adaptor (642RX101,
sold separately) to the NR1402 and you can play the music stored on any
Bluetooth-enabled portable device (your iPhone, iPod Touch, or PDA for example)
through your home theater system. The optional RX101 doubles as an IR (infrared)
receiver so you can place all your components out of sight and still maintain
full remote control.
iPod Dock Station (Optional): The Marantz IS301 iPod docking station (642IS301,
sold separately) allows easy and flexible integration of select docking style
iPods to your home audio system through the Marantz NR1402. By connecting an
iPod to the Marantz NR1402 via the IS301, you can play back audio files stored
in your iPod through your home speakers and watch video files from your iPod on
your connected TV. The Marantz IS301 consists of a wireless Bluetooth handset
(with iPod dock), wired base unit, Bluetooth extender module, and IR wireless
remote control. The IS301 offers wired or wireless installation and is designed
to be table-top or wall mounted so you can integrate the Marantz iPod docking
station into your home AV system quickly and easily.