7Ch Discrete Amplifier: The Marantz NR1501 A/V Surround Receiver
features an 50 watts x 7-channel all discrete amplifier. This very efficient
seven channel in-line amplifier benefits from voltage feedback for enhanced
linearity and employs a massive EI power transformer. This design configuration is capable of a clear and powerful
reproduction of the most demanding action movie soundtracks and full range
multi-channel music discs. Through its ability to generate very high output
voltages, the unit can easily drive the most demanding speaker with optimum
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.
M.R.A.C. (Marantz Room Acoustic Calibration): The Marantz NR1501 is
equipped with an auto-setup function that uses a high-performances DSP (digital
signal processor) to analyze the data obtained by measuring the characterizes of
the connected speakers and the characteristics of your listening room using the
supplied wired microphone; and which based on the results of this analysis and
arithmetic calculation processing, compensates the frequency characters in such
a way that the entire listening room becomes the optimum listening environment.
Note: You can also manually setup up your
speaker configurations. You can select the presence and size of each speaker,
the distance of each speaker from your normal listening position, the crossover
setting for each speaker, and the level
of each speaker in your system.
Digital Signal Processing (DSP): The Marantz NR1501
incorporates advanced 32-bit digital signal processing circuitry, along with a
192 kHz/24 bit D/A converter on each of the unit's 7 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.
- Dolby Digital:
Dolby, Digital EX,
Dolby Digital Plus,
DTS-HD Master Audio,
DTS-HD High Resolution,
DTS Neo: 6
- Dolby Pro Logic:
Dolby Pro Logic II,
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be
selected if your audio source is connected to the A/V receiver via a digital
audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). To enjoy true 7.1ch Dolby
Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound, the receiver must be connected to
your Blu-ray player via HDMI.
Stereo Modes: The Marantz NR1501 surround receiver also provides
two-channel stereo and multi-channel stereo playback, as well a virtual surround
from two stereo speakers.
- 2CH Stereo: This is the mode for playing in 2-channel
stereo; bass and treble can be adjusted and sound is output from the front
left and right speakers, along with a connected subwoofer.
- Multi-Channel Stereo: This mode lets you enjoy stereo
sound from all speakers.
- Virtual Speaker: Enjoy surround effects using only the
front speakers or headphones.
Source Direct: In this mode the 2ch audio signal is played
in its original form, without any surround or tone processing. Multichannel
audio signal is played in its original form, without any tone processing.
Bass & Treble: You can adjust the receiver's Bass and Treble
independently to suit your listening taste or room acoustics.
Subwoofer Mode: This function allows the low frequencies to
be played through the main Front left/right speakers as well as the powered
subwoofer, or only through the Front left/right speakers. The subwoofer mode is
only effective when your front speakers are set to Full Range and the subwoofer
set to Yes.
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.
Night Mode: Useful at night or when loud noise is undesirable, this
mode compresses the dynamic range, making it easier to hear quieter audio
content without increasing the overall volume of your system. Night Mode is only
effective for Dolby Digital content.
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Marantz AV receiver offers a
variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
- Digital Inputs: There are 2 optical digital inputs 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 the front, center, and surround speaker channels; and has
spring-clip speaker terminals for the surround-back speaker channels. 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. The spring-clip terminals can accept bare wire and
- 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 NR1501 features a built-in AM/FM
tuner which can automatically or manually store up to 30 AM/FM presets.
Memory Backup: This unit is equipped with a backup function to prevent
memory data such as the preset memory from being erased.
Sleep Timer: The
receiver offers a Sleep Timer which will automatically turn the unit off after
10, 20, 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
HDMI (version 1.3) Inputs/Output: This unit has 4 HDMI
inputs and 1 HDMI output on its rear-panel which support x.v.color and Deep
Color. The receiver can send digital video and audio signals from DVDs and other
sources directly to your connected display. HDMI minimizes signal degradation
caused by analog conversion so that high quality images can be enjoyed.
Video Conversion: The Marantz NR1501 is equipped with an up-converter
(that converts composite and component signals to HDMI signal) for the video
signals using full-digital processing. The built-in video up-converter lets you
enjoy your favorite composite and component videos on your flat-screen
television through the receiver's HDMI output and
your television's HDMI input.
Note: Analog video signals up-converted to HDMI are output without
any processing of the original resolution. HDMI digital video signals cannot
be converted to analog video signals.
Lip Sync: The Lip Sync function delays the audio signals and adjust
the difference in their timing from the video signals. The default setting is 0
ms and can be adjusted up to 200 ms.
Component Video Input2/Output: This unit has
3 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.
On-Screen Display: The receiver incorporates an on-screen menu system which makes various operations
and menu selections visible on your connected television set. To view
the on-screen display, you will need to connect the Monitor Out jack of the
receiver to the composite, component video, or HDMI input of your television.
Input Name: The names of the receiver input functions can be changed
as desired. The maximum number of characters that can be registered for the
names is 8, including spaces. The function names that you register will appear
on the unit's display.
Dimmer: The unit's front-panel display can be dimmed or turned off
Multibrand Remote Control: This multibrand remote control is preset
with a total of 10 types of remote codes for Marantz gear, including: Marantz BD
(Blu-ray), Game, DVD, VCR , DSS, Tuner, CD, AUX1, AUX2, and Amplifier. The
remote control is also preset with remote control codes from AV equipment by
other manufacturers. The preset codes are TV, CD, DVD, BD, and DSS. The remote
control features glow-key buttons so the remote is easy to see in the dark,
while you are watching a movie.
Remote In/Out: These RCA input/output connectors allow you to connect
the NR1501 to a Marantz component equipped with remote control (RC-5) terminals.