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Item #: 642NR1504
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The Marantz NR1504 is sized just right to fit comfortably on just about any bookshelf or TV stand. This full-featured model measures only half the height of many surround sound receivers, yet it boasts all the clean power you need to drive five speakers, and enough inputs to connect a full complement of A/V sources. Plus, the '1504 sports built-in Apple AirPlay® and a host of online entertainment options.
Apple's easy-to-use AirPlay technology lets you access your favorite music from your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch®, or from your iTunes library on your computer. You'll be able to control playback and see music information — including album art, track titles, and artist info — on your compatible Apple device, or on your TV. AirPlay requires a wireless home network and a wired connection between the receiver and the network.
Of course, you can also connect your iPod easily to the front-panel USB port to make a direct digital connection. Marantz's carefully designed audio circuitry will reproduce your music with clear, detailed sound.
Your listening options aren't limited to the songs in your music library, either. The NR1504 lets you choose from thousands of free Internet radio stations or explore online subscription services like SiriusXM, Pandora®, and Spotify®. This receiver even streams photos from your PC or online from Flickr, so you can view your favorite photos on your HDTV's large screen.
Download a free app, and your iOS® or Android™ device becomes a convenient Wi-Fi® remote. You'll enjoy the intuitive, easy-to-read interface — plus that's one remote that's not likely to get lost in the sofa cushions. Requires a wireless home network.
The Marantz NR1504 has built-in Apple AirPlay for convenient access to your iTunes library (iPad not included).
Blu-ray players, video game consoles, and HD satellite, cable and DVR boxes all go well with the NR1504. HDMI switching lets you send all your high-def digital video sources through a single connection to your TV, making hookup a breeze. Marantz takes the extra step of carefully isolating this unit's internal audio and video circuit boards. This ensures ultra-high signal purity for rich, enveloping surround sound with all your movies, music, TV shows, and video games. And cutting edge decoding delivers the master-quality sound that comes with most of today's Blu-ray discs.
The Marantz NR1504 has an on-board setup assistant to help you make all the right connections for your system. The supplied setup microphone allows this receiver to analyze sound from different listening positions, while you sit back as the receiver automatically adjusts level, equalization, and delay settings for each of your speakers. The result is accurate response across a wide listening area instead of just a single "sweet spot," so everyone in the room can enjoy precisely balanced home theater sound.Learn about the ins and outs of HDMI connections at the Crutchfield Learning Center.
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Your receiver powers your speakers and lets you connect and select your entertainment sources. But a great receiver does a lot more it ignites your emotions. From the passion of a favorite musical artist, to the crossfire of a super-charged movie soundtrack, to the intensity and immersion of a fast-paced video game, your receiver is the key to experiencing and enjoying it in full.
Purchased this unit to replace an aging surround receiver that lacked any HDMI capability. I run a 2.1 set up (Paradigm speakers) in a 12x18 living room. This fills the room nicely, no worries on power. Clarity and quality of sound is excellent. The automatic setup works surprisingly well.
Pros: Clarity of sound. Automatic EQ setup. Available options are sufficient without being overwhelming. Form factor.
The receiver does more than I expected. The help I received in purchased the receiver was excellent and the gentleman who assisted me with a problem was very helpful.
Pros: Everything I need
Cons: Can't think of any.
Magnificent. Best purchase I have made in the last several years. Replaced my fifteen year old NAD receiver and wished I had done so earlier. Sound is so clear, I have to sit in front of my speakers because I have found new beauty in pieces I routinely listen to.
Pros: Easy setup/installation. Functional remote. Well labeled rear panel.
Cons: None noted so far.
We have limited space for an A/V receiver -- so we picked this low-profile model. The 5.1 experience is quite rich. Set-up is simple and guided by a wizard. It adjusts automatically to type of music and highlights frequencies as needed. We have three inputs and switching between the three with one output to the TV is just what we need. Also audio switching eliminates the need for separate digital audio cables. Only con -- we are using wireless bridge to connect to the internet. It is very sensitive and frequently drops the connection -- even though the Amazon Firestick which is on the same WiFi network is very steady. So, I recommend ethernet connection (which is what the manual states).
Excellent receiver, streaming device. Works well with Apple tv, Roku, Pandora, FM reception using coax attached to outdoor antenna is good. Cat 5 cable directly connected too modem provides excellent streaming. Speaker volume using the microphone is interesting, and works well.
Pros: Small package with a lot of audio options.
Marantz is and always a superior product. The unit performs as expected, great sound, features and easy hookups.
Pros: not to complicated, quality, features
Cons: Have not found any as of yet.
Excellent product; works as advertised.
I bought this unit to use primarily as a preamp in a 2 channel system. I want something that would have a decent DAC, handle HDMI switching, and would also work as a preamp with a more powerful amplifier. The only drawback so far is the HDMI handshake when switching sources. I sometimes have too power off and power on the AVR before the audio will work. Hopefully a firmware update will correct this issue.
Pros: Build quality. Pre-outs. Sound quality.
Cons: Flaky HDMI issue with audio on initial switch to source.
I placed this receiver in a motorhome to replace the original equipment. I have looked for a long time for a smaller receiver and this one worked perfectly. It sounds great and produces the volume and tonal quality of a more expensive unit. It is the ideal unit for a motorhome that has limited space for a home theater receiver.
Pros: Small size and quality
I was a little on the fence - I wanted more power. But I have a small room, a 5.1 set up and efficient speakers so I went for it. Count not be more pleased - this unit has everything I need and nothing I dont. Saved a lot of money by not paying for power and features I don't really need. The unit is well designed, set up is a breeze with the on screen guide and the sound is warm and clear. Everything looks and sound better than I had hoped. I think for anyone with a small room and a 5.1 set up, this is a perfect unit.
Pros: Price, Size, Features
I like growing old with my wife and my gear. When my 19-year-old Yamaha RX-V692 AV Receiver bit the dust this year a small part of me died. I knew I wanted to keep my system 5.1 (Paradigm speakers and a Hsu 15" sub) and my wife desired a simpler approach to things. Less frills means less things that will ultimately break. The Marantz NR1504 was a no brainer. Extremely simple to set up. Plenty of HDMI inputs. Sounds great with somewhat of a warmer vintage vibe to my ear. We chose to bypass any WiFi AV receiver units in lieu of adding the newly revised Apple TV due for release in mid-September 2015. If I could change one thing in this unit I would bump up the power (either 80 watts or 100 watts). Don't get me wrong, the factory 50 watts is solid, I just wish it came out of the box with more power. Also while the remote is certainly adequate, my Yamaha RX-V692 remote was a piece of circa 1997 art that would leave diehard tech geeks gawking. But for the money, this unit is a well kept secret and a screaming bargain which is why it earns a 5 star rating in my book. So long as you are satisfied with keeping your system 5.1 and you value simplicity and stellar performance over the ability to upgrade, it's hard to beat the NR1504.
Pros: --Plenty of HDMI inputs --Slimline package a plus for those with limited space --Smoking bargain
Cons: --50 Watts; could use a boost (80 or 100 watts) --Remote is adequate but nothing outstanding
great sound, great price with all of the features.
Pros: sound quality ( I am using this with 5 Paradigm LCR 350's and a 12 " powered sub), size and features
Cons: no built in wifi but given the price you can't have everything..
Excellent sound. Enough power. Simple setup. Looks great
Good product for a simple home theater. Set up was simple. Sound is excellent but you have to really crank up the volume to get the desired volume. Wish it ca me with a hard copy users manual, printing out manual from a ?? was a pain. Still I would recommend for anyone wanting a simple home theater system in a moderate size room.
Pros: Simple set up
Cons: Maybe a little underpowered
Excellent for the small space in a built in unit I had to place it. Very easy to set up. The control unit is very intuitive. Puts out go sound with my polk ceiling speakers and polk sub woofer. Good support from Crutchfield in discussing unit and comparing to others.
Pros: Size, Ease to set up, good sound quality. Am able to play music directly from by iPod.
Cons: None. There are of course item missing that are in higher end units. But This was what I was looking for.
It's been more than 2 weeks now and satisfied with the product so far. Yet to try some of the options but happy with the output till now and encountered no issues. Perfectly fits for my low profile needs with optimum features for my usage.
I have Apple TV, Roku, Sirius Xm Radio, Blu-Ray Dvd, and DirecTV so I was in need of multiple inputs. That combined with the fact this my bedroom setup, I did not need a huge receiver. This really filled the bill. More than enough inputs and and the picture quality and sound are more than good enough for this purpose.
Pros: Slim line design great for smaller rooms, Good amount of inputs for the "Media Geek".
Cons: None so far.
Best money I ever spent. It runs relatively cool. Perfect sound quality. Depending on your EQ curve, you'll probably hear new things. A more crisp hi-hat. A nice dissonance in a guitar. Deeper reverb in a house track. I've given it every audio file I can find. 192KHZ 24 bit FLAC files from Linn Records. 32GB Flash drives full of music. I still shake both homes with some big Klipsch RF7II's that live in the corners. The internet radio is a life changing feature. I love it.
Now for the nitpicking. The response time for the remote control could be a bit faster. Audacity sounds bright in the 250-1khz range, so I use the manual EQ. If you fast forward for long periods of time, it'll freeze the USB feature and you need to unplug it to clear the issue. The internet radio feature is a tad laggy. That said, I deal with scientific equipment that responds in two or three milliseconds, so I really am being picky. There is no other unit on the market I'd rather have.
Pros: Sound quality, media compatibility, price, internet radio, adjustable EQ
Cons: Remote Responsiveness
I needed this for it's low profile to fit in a cabinet. I've had it for about 3 weeks now with no complaints. I'm not a true audiophile, but it's perfect for my needs in a mid-sized living room: great sound for movies and music and plenty of power! Setup was very easy with plenty of HDMI inputs. I don't have an ethernet connection next to it which is needed to enjoy internet radio, so I can't comment on that. I have an Apple TV connected so I can stream from iPhone, iPad, etc. I highly recommend the NR1504!
Pros: Low profile Plenty of HDMI inputs Easy setup
From the moment you take the 1504 out of the box you know this is a serious machine. Once the manual is reviewed, set up is easy. Audyssey speaker alignment for my listening room was perfect. The internet radio is easy to navigate. The optical input access to the 1504's DAC provided glorious sound from laptop using a usb to optical adapter. Power is more than adequate for my 20/20 room. The remote is easy to use but to flimsy to be around young children. I plan to buy another one as back up. What disappoints is the lack of 5.1 outputs, no line level stereo output for recording, no switched outlet or even 12 volt trigger. With 5.1 outputs and a 12 volt trigger, the 1504 could function as a high quality AV pre-amp where higher power amplifiers are needed. Marantz could build the interfacing equipment allowing the customer add more components as their budget and desire would support.
Pros: Outstanding build quality, great sound, ease of use
Cons: Flimsy remote, inability to serve as a foundation for a more powerful system,
After my Denon AVR stopped working, I needed another amp I could use with my 6 channel system. I am so happy I made the decision to go with the NR1504. The built-in AirPlay and network functionality is icing on the cake. If you have an iPhone, you can download the Marantz Remote App and control all the features of the NR1504 from your phone. Great sound in a small form factor and great price. What more could you ask for? I'm tempted to buy another one to complement my basement audio setup.
Pros: Network capabilities (remote app, web interface, airplay) Small formfactor Great sound
Cons: None as of yet.
This system runs my 5.1 small size Infinity speaker system, a 42" Panasonic plasma, Dish DVR and Samsung smart DVD player with ease in amedium size family room. The Marantz replaces a large bulky and hot running Onkyo TX-NR708 system that while seemingly more powerful and with more options did not sound as clean as the slim line cool running Marantz.
Setting up the Marantz was fairly straight forward. One tip: I used my older HDMI 1.2 cables and had a problem with my DVD video output, once I upgraded to HDMI 1.4 cables the video stream was perfect.
Although the face of the Marantz is very clean looking the system has many options that can be set through the panel buttons or more easily using the OSD (on screen display) on your television. Be sure to start with the Audyssey speaker setup and then tweak your speaker volumes to meet your needs. The one thing that I have found is that I need to turn the system to about 50% volume to get the sound loud enough for movies etc.; of course that might be my "old guy" ears. :)
Anyway, this is a really nice piece of equipment that looks great, runs cool, sounds fantastic and seems to be well made. If you are looking for a smaller foot print from an AV receiver that offers quality sound and video, this is it.
Pros: Small foot print, attractive design, simple setup, great sound, cool running, seamless switching between video choices via HDMI, decent OSD for on screen programming.
Cons: *Would be nice to have a panel light "dim" mode, currently offers On, Off or Auto. *Would be nice to have the manual explain what the features actually do as opposed to what the features are.
This unit was recommended to me by a friend. It is everything I expected in a new unit. It has a super easy user interface to set it up. I mean, I don't think it can get any easier. It sounds awesome.
Pros: Long warranty. I believe it is a 3 year warranty. You don't see that much anymore, and if it was built cheaply it would have the typical 90 day to 6 month nonsense.
Cons: I haven't found any yet, unless it came with a Logitech One touch so I could come back to 1 remote unit.
Remote control is very intuitive provides enough power to all of my polk speakers. plenty of ports to support all of my hdmi devices. Apple air plays flawlessly. Clear sound. Small form factor.
Pros: Small form factor.
Easy to unbox and setup. The slim profile is excellent. Sound quality is more than adequate on my less than 5.1 system. I use this Marantz with 2 front speakers, a center channel, and a subwoofer. The on screen display is nice and clean and doesn't get in the way. Setup was painfree.
Pros: Slim design
First let me say that I never review anything . I have received good service from online retailers and never said a word. I had an 18 year old Marantz that died . I spent several weeks researching receivers. I seldom watch movies and listen mostly to music. I have pretty inadequate speakers . It is a wife issue. I almost did not buy since the last Marantz was 110 wats a channel. This receiver is in increadable. I am hearing music that I have never heard.
Pros: Easy to set up
Great sounding receiver. I have some older speakers for now, so I found setting them up manually was better. My room is 15 x 18. The only difficultly I had was that I did not have the volume high enough in the beginning. You need it at least around 40 - 50 to hear anything.
Pros: My entertainment center only had about 5 1/2 " space for a receiver, so this fit great. Easy set-up.
Great receiver! Easy to install - sounds fantastic! All the functionality I was looking for. Bonus - Marantz iPad app works perfectly with the unit.
Pros: All around great unit. Highly recommend!
Cons: No cons
Looks good and sounds great! Basic set-up was easy, and after Audessy tuning the sound quality is full and rich (to my non-audiophile ears). I wanted this unit mainly for stereo music, and it lives up to the Marantz reputation. I am quite pleased with the quality of music from the tuner, iPod, mp3s on a thumb drive, and Pandora, but especially impressed with cable TV - with two front Polk speakers, a sub, and a center speaker the audio is truly amazing to me - I was missing a lot with my previous equipment! I've used this system daily for about a month now, and can highly recommend the NR1504 to anyone - especially non-expert users like me. I'm proud to own it.
Pros: - Overall quality feel of the device and great sound from all sources - Pretty good user's manual - Excellent remote! Well laid out and very functional - function labels are even readable for old folk like me - Manual source selection with a large knob, rather than small push buttons with unreadable labels - Audessey - made it simple to get high quality sound - my manual tinkering couldn't really improve on the Audessey settings (except the Dynamic Volume setting as noted by other reviewe
Cons: - Wired-only ethernet connection - I added a network bridge to enable a wireless connection - Single USB port on the front - would have liked to see one on the back also to leave iPOD plugged in without seeing the cable snaking around to the front
A really great, moderately priced receiver that fits the smaller spots. Everything about it blows my last (Yamaha) away. Highly recommend.
Pros: slim form factor, great sound, simple remote
Cons: No Wireless connectivity (but you know that going into it)
I have, until now always owned Onkyo amps but have found them to be too bulky and heavy for average entertainment centers. I opted to go with something light and more compact this time around and was pleasantly surprised. I have to admit this is a very nice compact unit and delivers everything I was looking for in the way of an amp. Would definitely recommend! Bargain for the $$
Pros: light weight, low profile, big sound and switches the HDMI sources without the amp being powered on which is rare to find.
Cons: would be nice to be able to stream video as well
Bought item for Christmas for my son, He loves it, loud without distortion. Not sure if my wife and I like as much.
Pros: Straight forward set up,
Cons: Gave it to a high school senior.
I purchased this receiver to use with a bose speaker system the sound is amazing and the simplicity of the product makes it better. Highly recommended
Pros: Amazing sound simple set up
Everything Just Works! Was worried that 50 watts per channel was not enough but could not tell between the NR 1504 and NR5007 receivers. Awesome. I would recommend this and Crutchfield always!
Pros: Network easy to configure. Size.
My top reason for choosing this model is the size (I never understood why these units had to be 6 to 10 inches tall) but I didn't want to compromise too much on features and definitely not at all on quality. I am glad it proved to really exceed my expectations. Sounds great with 3 channels and a sub. Wasn't looking for high volume levels, but it gets plenty loud enough to me. Best of all, physically, it sits on the shelf with the cable box and blends in so well you almost forget it is there. Crutchfield's fast shipping and service is great as always.
Pros: Easy to use (I haven't opened the manual yet). Network features are nice to have (connected to SiriusXM and my Media Server (using my NAS)). I also like that you can operate the TV and Cable box with the receiver off (members of my family seem to have trouble operating more than 2 electronic devices at one time).
This receiver has lots of great features like the ability to label HDMI inputs, allowing the labels to appear on the unit's front display. It produces very nice sound too.
Pros: Low profile Nice build quality plenty of inputs great sound network apps
Beautiful design, easy set-up and a perfect small sized receiver housing.
Pros: Great interface, easy to use and has Airplay.
Cons: Under powered for my power hungry speaker set-up. I made the jump to the SR5007 and all power needs are met.
My old Pioneer was still like new, but being 19 years old it lacked many new featues that I now need (HDMI, etc.). I decided on the Marantz NR1504 and am very happy that I did. I prefer 2 channels over surround, so I can't comment on any of those features. It does everything I need it to do and does it well. I really wish it had built-in wi-fi, but I can work around that. I agree with the previous reviewer that said to turn off the Dynamic Volume.
Also, I had wanted to buy this from my local Authorized Marantz Dealer (you know, buy local and all that) but they didn't even know a new model was out. I had to pull it up on my phone and show it to them. They said they wouldn't be able to order one for a week or two and they would call me when they got one in. That was a month ago and I still haven't heard from them. I left their store and went straight home and ordered one from Crutchfield. Had it in 2 days! Packed very well. This was my first time ordering from Crutchfield, but it will be my first stop from now on. If you haven't ordered from here before, don't hesitate.
Pros: Style, low profile, runs cool.
Cons: Wish it had wi-fi.
I baptized this thing. Klipsch RF-7II front channels, RB-61 II surround channels. Anytime your speakers are bigger than your skull, you must take the following path. Setup>audio>Audyssey>dynamic volume ( turn it off) That was after a call to Crutchfield Customer Support, (I'm blown away by service excellence). Apparently that's a default that we just need to ditch. After that, everything is flawless. All WAV files play from a 16GB flash drive. Beatport, T.I.D. and my home-made WAV vinyl rips all work. 192K, 24 bit. Now if you scoff at 50 watts per channel, I can tell you that I measured out 122db sitting in my couch with the volume at source (0db) output. At some point, I'll get around to connecting the turntable and mixer.
Pros: Plays WAV from USB drives. Plenty of power. Display is reasonably dim. File systems move at a reasonable pace, and as fast as I can push the button when folders are open.
Cons: Dynamic volume. Turn it off.
|Number Of Channels||5|
|Stereo RMS Power (watts)||50|
|THD in Stereo||0.08 %|
|Frequency Bandwidth (stereo)||20-20k Hz|
|FM Sensitivity||12.8 dBf|
|HD Radio Tuner||No|
|On-Screen Display||Thru HDMI|
|Auto Speaker Calibration||Audyssey MultEQ|
|HDMI Standby Pass-through||Yes|
|Composite Video Conversion||No|
|Component Video Conversion||No|
|HDMI to HDMI Upconversion||No|
|Apple AirPlay||Built in|
|App Remote Control||Yes|
|USB port for iPod/iPhone||Yes|
|Multibrand Remote Control||No|
|Parts Warranty||3 Years|
|Labor Warranty||3 Years|
|Powered Multi-room Audio Output||No|
|Preamp Multi-room Audio Output||No|
|Multi-room HDMI Output||No|
|Dolby Digital||DD,True HD, DD+|
|DTS||DTS, HD, HDMA, Neo6, 96/24|
|Inputs & Outputs|
|Component Video Inputs||None|
|Component Video Monitor Outputs||9|
|Optical Digital Inputs||1|
|Coaxial Digital Inputs||1|
|Optical Digital Outputs||None|
|Coaxial Digital Outputs||None|
|HDMI Monitor Outputs||1|
|Multi-Channel Analog Input||No|
|Multi-channel Preamp Output||No|
|Main Speaker Output Pairs||1|
|Main Speaker Terminals||Posts|
|USB Connections||1 Front|
|Removable Power Cord||IEC 2-prong|
5-Channel Discrete Amplifier: The Marantz NR1504 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 five channel amplifier is rated at 50 watts with 2 channels driven (20-20kHz, 8-ohms, 0.08% THD).
Isolated Audio Circuit Boards + High Current Power Supply: 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. The Marantz NR1504 AV surround receiver also employs a high current linear power supply with an EI core power transformer for high-quality sound playback.
24-bit/192-kHz DACs: The Marantz NR1504 utilizes 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.
Digital Signal Processing (DSP): The Marantz NR1504 is equipped with a high-resolution Analog Devices (ADSP21487) 32-bit Digital Signal Processor (DSP). All elements of the Surround Processor are optimized to the highest standards by the use of selected high performance and discrete components, particularly the A/D and D/A converters and the sophisticated DSP surround decoder. The NR1504 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 Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DTS and DTS-HD decoding; as well as offers Dolby Pro Logic II (x/z) audio processing.
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.
Audyssey Technology: The NR1504 features a full package of Audyssey audio technologies for optimal sound quality. Audyssey Dynamic Volume offers real-time volume adjustment, while Audyssey DynamicEQ improves your system's surround effects during low volume levels. Audyssey MultEQ automatically sets speakers to suit your room's listening environment and the speakers' characteristics.
Surround Parameters: You can adjust the following surround mode parameters:
Stereo Modes: The Marantz NR1504 surround receiver also provides two-channel stereo and multi-channel stereo playback, as well a virtual surround from two stereo speakers.
Direct Modes: The Marantz NR1504 offers two Direct sound modes which offer high-quality sound by bypassing the receiver's DSP & video circuitry. Source Direct Mode provides playback of 2ch or Multichannel audio in its original form, without any surround or tone processing. Pure Direct Mode goes a step further by turning off the receiver's display and analog video circuitry to minimize the possibility of any noised being added to the audio signal.
Audio Enhancements: The Marantz NR1504 receiver provides various audio enhancements to deliver a high-quality listening experience every time.
Level Adjustments: The NR1504 provides the following level adjustments.
Volume Settings: The NR1504 offers the following volume settings.
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Marantz AV receiver offers a variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
HDMI (v1.4a): With six HDMI v1.4 inputs (5 rear/1 front), the NR1504 allows you to route multiple high-definition devices, such as your Blu-ray player and cable/satellite receiver, 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. The receiver's HDMI v.1.4 jacks are compatible with 1080p/24Hz & 3D video signals, Deep Color & x.v.Color technology; as well as LipSync, ARC, and HDMI control.
HDMI Standby Pass-Through: When the AV receiver is in "Standby" mode and the HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is enabled, both audio/video streams from the receivers HDMI input will be output to your television, via the AV receiver's HDMI monitor output. Once the receiver is turned "On", only video will pass through the monitor output to your TV and the audio is directed to the receiver's speaker outputs.
Analog Video Inputs: The receiver features 3 composite video inputs and one composite video monitor output. There are no component video inputs.
Picture Mode: The receiver provides Picture Mode to adjust the picture quality for your viewing content and environment. You can select from Standard, Movie, Vivid, Streaming, Custom, or Off. The Custom mode lets you manually adjust Contrast, Brightness, Saturation, Hue, Noise Reduction, and Enhancer (sharpness).
Video Select Function: You can switch the video input source on the receiver while listening to a different audio signal via USB, Tuner, or Network.
Network Connection: The Marantz NR1504 is equipped with an Ethernet (RJ-45) port that lets you connect the receiver to your home network (LAN) and your broadband internet provider. When connected to your home network, the NR1504 lets you listen to Internet radio and a host of other online music sources from your broadband internet provider, as well as play audio files & display still images from your computer via its network connection (DLNA 1.5 certified). The NR1504 also supports AirPlay that lets you stream your music library from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or iTunes. This unit's RJ-45 Ethernet port supports 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX and requires an Ethernet (LAN) category 5 or higher cable, Router, Modem, and Internet connection.
Note: Network setup requires that the receiver be connected to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. The receiver's network setup cannot be accessed through its front-panel display.
DLNA 1.5 Certified: The NR1504 is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7 compliant for audio and photo networking. This means it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music and still-images (JPEG) stored on your Windows PC. You can use your PC to play high-bit rate music content through the A/V receiver and view still-images on your connected TV, or use the NR1504 's remote control to browse music & photo files on your hard drive. The receiver also supports ID3-Tag (ver.2) and META tag information; so song title, artist name, and album name can be displayed the unit's front-panel display or on-screen menu. In addition the unit will display Album Art on a connected television. The Marantz NR1504 supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its wired network connection.
|Compatible Audio Formats||Sampling Frequencies||Bit rate||Extension|
|WMA (Windows Media Audio)||32/44.1/48 kHz||48-192 kbps||.wma|
|MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3)||32/44.1/48 kHz||32-320 kbps||.mp3|
|MPEG-4 AAC||32/44.1/48 kHz||16-320 kbps||.aac/.m4a/.mp4|
|FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)||32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz||16/20/24-bit||.flac|
Note: Your computer must meet the following system requirements - Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service or Windows Media DRM10. Album Art is only displayed when using Windows Media Player (ver.11/12).
Online Services: The Marantz NR1504 lets you access Internet Radio, as well as other online music and photo services from your broadband Internet connection. Currently the NR1504 supports Internet Radio from vTuner, Pandora, Spotify, and SiriusXM; as well as the Flickr online photo sharing site (as of 4/18/2013). The Marantz receiver offers on-screen menu display and control over these web services.
|vTuner||The online vTuner service which offers easy browsing of internet radio stations and podcasts. vTuner enables access to web-based radio stations and podcasts via an extremely reliable online database with a wide variety of content. Internet Radio stations in MP3 (32-320kbps) and WMA (48-192kbps) format are supported. You can browse content by Genre, Location, Language, and Favorites. You can store up to 56 Internet Radio stations as presets. The unit will automatically save up to 20 of the most recently played stations.|
|Once the network audio player is registered with your Pandora account, you can listen to the automated music recommendation and Internet Radio service. You can create up to 100 personalized radio stations. You can sort tracks within these radio stations. You can skip up to 6 tracks that are being played back within 1 hour. You can also thumbs-up/thumbs-down and bookmark tracks. In Pandora, you can search for the track name or artist name using "keyword" searches. When the search is complete, tracks that have a similar rhythm or sound are streamed.|
|Spotify||Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists. A Spotify Premium subscription is required.|
|SiriusXM||SiriusXM Internet Radio lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more.|
|Flickr||Flickr is an online photograph sharing service that started in 2004. You can use this unit to view photographs on a connected TV that have been made public by Flickr users. You will need to setup an Flickr account to download, upload, and view photographs.|
Favorites: You can add up to 100 items as "Favorites" from Internet Radio, online music services, and your media server for easier, quicker access.
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 create an 8-character name for each preset station. You can even directly enter a station number using the receiver's on-screen menu and remote control.
Web Control: You can control this A/V receiver from a web control screen on your Windows PC's web browser. The NR1504 and your PC must be connected to the same home network.
Software Updates: Using the receiver's network/internet connection, you can check for and update the latest firmware from the online Marantz server. Visit Marantz's Owner's Circle for access to downloads to keep the Marantz receiver up-to-date. The tested Marantz NR1504 contained firmware version 9300-7784.6170. (as of 4/24/2013).
AirPlay Compatible: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs directly from your Apple iOS (4.3+) device or from your iTunes (10.1+) library on your Windows PC or Mac computer to the AV receiver, over your home's wireless network connection. From your Apple iOS device you are able to stream stored music on your device, downloaded music apps, and music on your iCloud to the AV receiver. From your Windows or Mac you can stream your stored iTunes music library on your computer to the AV receiver; you can even download Apple's free Remote App onto your compatible iOS device to browse and control playback functions of the the music stored in your iTunes music library on your computer that is being streamed to the AV receiver. With AirPlay you also get to see song/artist information and album art via the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI).
Note: To use the AirPlay feature you need a Mac or Windows-based PC running iTunes (10.1 or later) connected to your wireless home network. Your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad must have iOS 4.3 or later installed and connected to the same wireless home network.
iPod/iPhone Direct: The Marantz AV receiver is fitted with a front-panel USB (type-A) port and HDMI port for playback of audio and video files from select iPod, iPhone, or iPad devices.
Note: Your Apple iPod/iPhone's battery will be charged while connected to the receiver (max. 1A). This unit will not charge the iPad.
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The NR1504 is "made for iPod/iPhone compatible" and supports the following iPod/iPhone models and functions (as of 9/24/2014):
|iPod/iPhone Model||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||AirPlay||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Remote||iPod/iPhone||Album Art||Artist/Song Text||Track Info|
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.
USB Port: A USB memory device can be connected to the USB (type-A) port located on the front-panel, allowing you to play various music files and JPEG still-image files through the receiver. The USB memory device must be mass storage class (msc) or media transfer protocol (mtp) compliant, and be formatted in FAT16 or FAT32 (up to 2TB). The unit can recognize up to 500 folders and 5,000 files. In addition to music and still-image playback, the A/V receiver supports basic playback control, song/artist information display, and charging of your connected USB mass storage class device. The Marantz NR1504 supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its USB (type-A) connection.
|Compatible Audio Formats||Sampling Frequencies||Bit rate||Extension|
|WMA (Windows Media Audio)||32/44.1/48 kHz||48-192 kbps||.wma|
|MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3)||32/44.1/48 kHz||32-320 kbps||.mp3|
|MPEG-4 AAC||32/44.1/48 kHz||16-320 kbps||.aac/.m4a/.mp4|
|FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)||32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz||16/20/24-bit||.flac|
Note: USB memory device will not work via a Hub. It is not possible to connect and use a computer via the unit's USB port using a USB cable.
Slim Design Chassis w/ Contoured Front-Panel: The Marantz NR1504 A/V Surround Receiver features a slim designed chassis which measures only 17.3125" wide x 4.125" tall x 15.5625" deep so it easily fits on a shelf or inside a cabinet. The Marantz NR1504 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 w/ Setup Wizard (via HDMI): 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. The Marantz NR1504 also features an on-screen Setup Wizard that provides easy-to-follow setup instructions. 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 only be output to your TV via HDMI. If you connect the receiver to your television via only composite video, you will need to use the A/V receiver's front-panel display for menu and source adjustments.
Note: Initial setup requires that the receiver be connected to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. Many of the receiver's setup functions can only be found via the on-screen menu and not the front-panel display.
Source Rename/Delete: You can change the display name (up to 8 characters) of a selected input source. 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.
Panel Lock: To prevent accidental operation of this unit, you can disable operation of the buttons on the front-panel.
Dual Backup Memory Function: This receiver stores its settings in a nonvolatile memory even when the main power supply is turned off. Using the Dual Backup Memory function, you can write settings information to another memory area to back up saved settings for recovery anytime as needed.
Timers: The receiver features a programmable Sleep Timer and Auto Standby function.
IR Remote Control: The Marantz NR1504 comes with an IR wireless remote control that can operate this receiver only. The remote control features Glow keys so it can easily be used in the dark.
HDMI Control: The Marantz NR1504 can control select external audio/video components connected via HDMI which support HDMI control. When you make an HDMI connection with a TV or player compatible with the NR1504 's HDMI control function, you can perform the operations from the NR1504 's remote control; Power off, Switching of audio output devices, Switching of audio input devices, Volume adjustment, and Playback functions.
Remote Connections: The Marantz NR1504 is fitted with the following custom remote inputs/outputs.
Marantz Remote App: The Marantz Remote App (from iTunes App Store or Google Play) lets you control the Marantz Network A/V receiver using your Apple iOS (4.3+) or Android (1.5+) device. The AV receiver will need to be connected to the same network as your Apple iOS or Android device. This free Remote App lets you control the Marantz A/V receiver's basic functions (power, volume, input, surround modes) from your mobile device. The multi-zone control page of the Remote App lets you adjust power, volume and input selection for all zones from a single screen (when applicable). You can even navigate the A/V receiver's network and Internet content from your compatible Apple iOS or Android device. For added convenience, there are eight customizable home screen short cut buttons that allow you to tailor the look and function of the Marantz Remote App to suit your needs.
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Tons of great user reviews. [ David Feb 10, 2016 ]
Modern HD audio with Airplay and 5.1 surround. Fit my needs and budget. [ Drury Jan 16, 2016 ]
Quality [ J Dec 28, 2015 ]
Good overall replacement for my Onkyo. Smaller, reasonable price, good sound ratings. [ Sam Dec 11, 2015 ]
In short I don't know. I'd be surprised if the remote was Radio. However, I tried using the remote pointing away from the receiver at various angles and found that it still worked. But that's not very solid proof of anything. [ STEVE Jan 06, 2016 ]
I assume its IR because you have to point the remote directly at the receiver to change volume and other functions. [ ALLEN Jan 06, 2016 ]
It is IR from what I have experienced. It has good side to side range (180 degrees) and seems to work at 20-25 feet from the unit face on. I tried going beyond 180 degrees and into another room and it does not work with the unit. [ JAMES Jan 06, 2016 ]
never really ppaid attention to that ' Just aim the remote at the 1504 and thats it. [ MARTIN Jan 06, 2016 ]
LIn of sight [ CLEMANS A Jan 06, 2016 ]
The remote is IR on this receiver and it works awesome on my 5.1 surround system. [ CARMEN D. Jan 06, 2016 ]
IR [ John Jan 06, 2016 ]
the remote is ir. Line of sight. [ Keith Jan 06, 2016 ]
This receiver would certainly be a good match for those Polk speakers. [ Jeff Dec 17, 2015 ] Staff
I couldn't answer the question definitively, that would be for an engineer to determine, but the unit is extensively ventilated on the top, so I would be hesitant to stack something on top of it. [ FREDRICK G Nov 12, 2015 ]
I have a cable box on top of mine and have no heat issues. [ SCOTT Nov 12, 2015 ]
No, it does not. I had it hooked up to the CAT 5 in my living room for a while, but then moved it. I had to buy this little WiFi receiver and hook it up to that via an Ethernet cable. The WiFi receiver was pretty cheap though. [ ERIC PAUL Oct 08, 2015 ]
No, but it can be connected to your WiFi network using a wired connection. [ CLEMANS A Oct 06, 2015 ]
Yes it has wifi built in so you can air play with apple device or link right to Spotify account etc., you must plug receiver by hdmi into tv to pull up the receivers menu though just so you know [ SCOTT Oct 06, 2015 ]
no [ MARTIN Oct 06, 2015 ]
No you can't [ BRAD Sep 21, 2015 ]
not a problem...both good quality..almost audiophile stuff. [ GILBERT Sep 25, 2015 ]
I'm happy with the NR1504 with Definitive Technology bookshelf speakers. [ LARRY Jul 20, 2015 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Greg Jul 20, 2015 ] Staff
In my opinion, it will drive the Bose Acoustimass 10s. Although I love the Bose speakers, they are not the most efficient and they love power - the more the better. I coupled this received with the JBL Cinema SB400. The sound is awesome. My wife loves that the sub-woofer is wireless (no wires all over the place). I love that I can couple my iPAD to the JBL through Bluetooth directly. I purchased both through Crutchfield. Hope this helps. [ William Jun 26, 2015 ]
IT should.power them with no problem. [ WILLIAM C Jun 26, 2015 ]
Easily. I am driving a pair of Polk tower speakers with twin 8 inch woofers, and they sound great. [ Gordon Jun 26, 2015 ]
It does. This is the way I did it and it sounds amazing [ JOSE Jun 26, 2015 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your speakers I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Krissy Dec 03, 2014 ] Staff
For my setup, I added the Definitive Technology Powered Sub Woofer. Here is the link: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_735PSUB8W/Definitive-Technology-ProSub-800-White.html?tp=187 Once you add this, the sound comes alive like I believe you are seeking. [ KEVIN Aug 12, 2015 ]
Sorry but I can't help. The receiver was bought for a son as a gift. I have no experience using it. [ WILLIAM E Nov 26, 2014 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff Nov 25, 2014 ] Staff
Yes. [ PATRICK Nov 12, 2014 ]
I am not familiar with the Polk speakers, but if you are not planning on extreme volume, it should be OK. [ WILLIAM C Nov 11, 2014 ]
Yes. It has the extra audio outputs. Pre-out (front) and output for a subwoofer. You won't regret it. [ MICHAEL R Sep 26, 2014 ]
I don't believe there is a bypass for the front sound stage. You can probably find a third party solution though. [ JOHN A Sep 26, 2014 ]
I don't know. Sorry. I wish I could have been more helpful. [ RON Sep 26, 2014 ]
I have Dish TV and I can listen to Pandora, Internet Radio, etc with the TV off, however, I must have the TV on to use as a monitor to get to what I want to listen to and then turn the TV off. [ RICHARD May 18, 2014 ]
yes but you will need to purchase an extra device such as apple tv that provides those services. [ BERNARD May 15, 2014 ]
Bernal, Thanks for your quick answer. [ John May 15, 2014 ]
Yes absolutely, no need to have the TV on. The receiver screen can be used to control it. But it 's much easier to use the Android or iOS remote app or even the web based interface via WiFi. [ BERNAL May 15, 2014 ]
Yes [ JOHN A May 15, 2014 ]
I don't think you'll have any trouble. I run mine with a 20 year old pair of Advent Heritage speakers that are similar (twin 8 inch towers, 600 watts) to your Klipsch speakers. It powers my Advents just fine. As for the Marantz NR1504 itself, I bought mine about a year ago and I'm very happy with it. [ RON Apr 04, 2014 ]
Klipsch are pretty efficient in my experience I don't have the rf-82ii but have a 100 watt receiver driving a couple Huge old loudspeakers. My current home theater speaker system is too power hungry for the nr-1504 so I upgraded to the 5007 which is ok. [ RICHARD Apr 04, 2014 ]
I can't say from personal experience, but it should be. There are other receivers in this price range with higher power ratings. [ PATRICK Apr 04, 2014 ]
This receiver will be a great match for the Polk TSx550T speakers. [ Jeff Dec 31, 2013 ] Staff